A situation has developed that makes me a little uncomfortable: My baby doesn't look like me. But before the whispering starts about blood tests, she doesn't look like Lorisa either.
I'm not talking about features, because we can see ourselves there. Unfortunately for our daughter, she got my buggy eyelids and protruding ears. She also clearly got Lorisa's delicate hands and cute little feet. All that is well and good, but what two characteristics do people first notice about a baby? Eye color and hair color.
I have green eyes. Lorisa has brown eyes. Our child has…blue eyes. Bright blue. And she's creeping up on a year old so it looks like these aqua beauties are going to stick around. They are pretty, that's for sure, but it's pretty easy to see what people are wondering when they look at our child then curiously look at my peepers.
I had blonde hair when I was a kid and I have brown hair now. Lorisa also has blonde-turned-brown hair. Our daughter has…red hair?? I guess technically it's "strawberry blonde" but compared to my baby pictures she may as well be sporting a fire engine.
Both of these unique features are easily explained when you look at our ancestors. Lorisa's mom has baby blue eyes and my dad's family is responsible for the reddishness. Hmmm…maybe I was the one who was adopted.
Remember how last time I mentioned "Kill Reality," the show about trying to make a movie entirely with reality TV stars? Well, they did a version with musicians. The funny part is, it's not supposed to be a joke. It's a real movie, one you may have heard about: Four Brothers.
Of the "actors" playing the siblings, three have spent time on the pop charts. You have Mark Wahlberg (a.k.a. Marky Mark of the Funky Bunch), Tyrese Gibson (a.k.a. Tyrese who has put out a few R&B albums), and Andre Benjamin (a.k.a. Andre 3000 of Outkast fame). The fourth brother appears to be a "real" actor who was in Troy and Friday Night Lights. They should have just gone all out with it. Just a hunch, but I'm guessing Ice-T was available. Then they could've gotten reality TV stars to do the soundtrack. Now that's an idea.
Clear your calendar because Survivor 11 is almost here! The Guatemalan cast is available for scrutinizing on the CBS web site and the premier is set to explode on Thursday September 15. The world just got a bit more beautiful.
Edit: I just checked on the Amazing Race and Season 8 debuts on Tuesday September 27. The twist? Each team has four members. The other twist? Each team is a family. That's right, there are going to be little kids running the Race. If they're angry kids who like to scheme and talk trash, fine. But if they turn our show into the Partridge Family with Detours, I'm not going to be happy about it.