Here’s another repost from my original blog. It was written December 13, 2017, and I’m reposting it because I think it’s funny. Enjoy!
Last night, while enjoying copious amounts of wine, chocolate, and pizza with my mother-in-law and Bill, I told them that when I was a kid, people often said I looked like Tina Yothers. For those who don’t know, Tina Yothers played Jennifer Keaton on the hit sit com Family Ties. I loved that show, as did many of my friends. It was the show that really put Michael J. Fox on the map as an actor. It’s also where he met his wife, Tracy Pollan.
In the 1980s, Tina Yothers had long blonde hair and bangs. I never had long hair, but it was definitely blonde. I also had bangs until I was about twenty-five years old. They were a bitch to grow out.
This is a picture of Tina Yothers when she was a child.
This is a picture of me when I was twelve.
I probably looked the most like Tina when we were younger. As she grew older, her hair got bigger.
I believe Tina has since colored her hair black. I have never had black hair. In fact, nowadays, my hair is pretty blonde/white. I’ve been letting it go natural because I hate the process of coloring it and feel like it’s a waste of time. Even if I were inclined to color my hair, I wouldn’t want to go black. I think it’s a rather harsh look for someone with really fair skin like mine. Tina seems to wear it well, though. It probably helps to have professional hairdressers, which I never bother with.
Like me, Tina Yothers is musical. She’s in a band and, I think, has pretty much given up on the acting gig. The last I saw of her, she was on Celebrity Fit Club or was it Celebrity Wife Swap? I don’t remember. I don’t know what she’s like off camera, but Tina’s personality on Family Ties was somewhat like mine, too. We were both sardonic wiseacres.
Tina sings on Family Ties…
I’m not sure what prompted me to post about this today. I could easily write about police brutality or Alabama’s election results. But, for some reason, I wanted to write something kind of silly. This is some pretty silly stuff.
Incidentally, my very kind mother-in-law thinks I look like Lee Remick now. There’s a reason why I love her and her son now. They are much too kind. 😀