Yesterday at the market a sweet woman asked me if Elise and Marie were twins. I explained that Marie is 7 months old and Elise is 3 years (but let's not go there). Noticing my accent she said, "You're not from around here are you?" She then went on to ask 67,489 other questions, and finally asked if I live in the building next door to the market.
When I told her I didn't live there she responded, "Oh, I think I mistook you for another American who lives there. You're a lot like her. She's black and plays for a women's basketball team."
Say what? I mean, my skin color is no where near black and I certainly don't look like I'm in any kind of shape to play basketball for more than 5 minutes without falling over dead. I guess sometimes it's just hard to tell foreigners apart?
And about this basketball player girl, ever since I first heard about her I've really wanted to meet her. I've been told she lives nearby and I even ended up a basketball game that she was playing in once. Here is why I want to meet her: 1. It's just fun to talk to my fellow Americans face to face once in awhile. 2. Apparently she looks like me : ) So basketball girl, are you out there? Are you reading this? I'm your identical twin, separated at birth! Let's be reunited after all these years!