Melyssa with a Y is a Cupcake and I'm a Babe. What are you? You're a Babe if you like Ranger, a Cupcake if you like whiny Joe. Funny that her comment yesterday also mentioned playing the "who'd be cast" game with Stephanie Plum in the Janet Evanovich series. I've been doing that but I cast a few people in real life.
I would be cast as Stephanie. I have curly brown (with just a few random, stress-induced grays) hair, I hate to run, am used to crazy dogs that eat everything in sight, I often undo the top button of my jeans, when that happens I go on a short exercise craze, I've been known to blow things up, have similar eating habits, get into trouble when it seemed impossible and have a Granny who would get into trouble like hers if left alone too long. My hair has Jersey-girl tendencies so the hair and makeup people wouldn't have to work too hard to achieve the right look. I'd have to learn to like Rex. I think I'm a shoo-in, don't you think?
Connie would be my friend in South Carolina. No nonsense, keeps things running. Doesn't put up with anyone's stuff. Could handle Vinnie. Vinnie, I would cast my Brother as Vinnie. Not because he's anything like Vinnie but it would be fun to have him in the movie version. My Sister T would be cast as Valerie. They would all have to have some Hollywood magic to achieve the look.
Lula would have to be Queen Latifah. She could carry that off. Not certain who else could do that. Must think on that for a bit.
Ranger and Joe are hard ones. I wouldn't want an actor to play them. I want a real Ranger. Joe could be Benjamin Bratt. And if they didn't cast me to play Stephanie, Sandra Bullock would be a great one.
Off to do some work, take care of the Husband and continue the casting game of Stephanie Plum, Bounty Hunter.