Monday, June 20, 2011

Is It Live, Or Is It Memorex ... Part Two

Until this weekend, I had never heard of Rory McIlroy. I'm not a golf fan, and to me, watching golf is about as exciting as ... well ... watching the grass grow.  And then I heard about Rory McIlroy.  My daughter phoned me and said, "Google Rory McIlroy; who does he look just like?"  I burst out laughing.  He looks exactly like Phinnaeus.  Even the little hairs between his eyebrows are identical.  And his teeth.  And his cheeks.  And his nose.  And his curly hair. And his smile.  It's uncanny.  The only difference is, Rory McIlroy has brown eyes, and Phinnaeus's eyes are very blue.  In fact, I can even see Phinnaeus's mother in this picture.  The similarities are almost eerie.  How on earth does that happen?

Both Rory and Phinnaeus have a background from Northern Ireland.  I often tease Phinnaeus that he looks as if he should be wearing a kilt and throwing the hammer or doing the shot put in the Celtic Scottish/Irish Highland Games.  So possibly, way back when ... there is a connection somehow.

Phinnaeus is very much his own person.  He's smart and funnier than blazes.  The other day we went to his band concert, and as his mother, Marigold and I were walking out to the lobby during intermission, we came upon Phinnaeus chatting up a cute little redhead who looked a bit like Emma Watson from the "Harry Potter" movies.  He introduced us, and later he told us she was the girl who said he had "dreamy eyes".  Oh, goodness, wasn't it just last week I was taking him for walks around the neighbourhood ... in his stroller?  How on earth did he get dreamy eyes?  What did that happen?

Phinnaeus and Marigold's parents don't want me to post pictures of them on my blog, so this is the closest I can get ~~ a picture of Rory McIlroy.  Is it live or is it Memorex?  I don't know.  The more I look at it, I'm just not sure.

11 comments:

Leslie: said...

...except he has ruddy hair, just like a Scot or Irishman. He's going to be a lady killer and sounds like he's well on his way! lol

Muhammad Israr said...

lolz... grass growing excitement...hillarious :) for me golf is the same :(

jojo said...

golf...just too much excitement for me too! Your grandson is going to break a few hearts along the way with those good looks and dreamy blue eyes...watch out Jo!

the walking man said...

Tell Phinneus to ask his long lost cousin to teach hm to golf. May as well get his iwn green jacket to go with those eyes.

mrsnesbitt said...

Rory did well - the enthusiasm was catching here. About time Tiger Woods had a run for his money - and let's face it he made stacks - and he didn't spend it wisely. Dxx

Paula Slade said...

I must say, Phinnaeus is a real cutie. I always imagined what he and Marigold would look like.

DJan said...

My sister plays golf, so she follows the tournaments closely. I guess you have to be a golfer to appreciate the sport, but I have been taken by Rory's amazing feats, too. I just read about them afterwards, though. Watching it on TV is just too... something.

But if Phinneas looks like Rory, well... Wow! He's adorable.

VioletSky said...

I found the whole thing just too exciting, from beginning to end. Seriously. And I don't even understand a lot about golf. But the drama... and knowing that anything could happen to ruin it all...
And Rory is just so darn cute, er dreamy (as is Phinneaus, it seems!)

Katy said...

Phinneaus sounds like a great young man. I met the dobbleganger of one of my friends once. The similarites were so striking the whole thing was really errie.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Cute post.

And it is kind of you, to not post pics, which others don't want you to. :-)

~♥~

heartinsanfrancisco said...

If the resemblance is that strong, there is probably an ancient family connection in Ireland.

Years ago, Flip bought me a set of golf clubs in which I had no interest at all, but I brightened considerably when I realized that the bag had a pocket large enough for a book.