Tuesday, June 26, 2007

SPT-Hello, Twins?

I had planned on skipping again this week because I didn't have really anything to take a picture of myself doing. I also had planned on posting about this about two months ago but due to being blogger lazy I never did.

As most of you know Jenny and I are frequently mistaken for the same person. We, almost on a daily basis, are asked if we are sisters. To my surprise, we were once asked if we were mother and daughter. I wanted to ask the little old man which one he was referring to as the mother but was afraid the three years I am older than Jenny would all of a sudden turn into thirty. While we were getting a pedicure a couple of months ago we were given a new "label". Without knowing what the other was wearing, Jenny picked me up and we had similar brown shorts on and pink shirts. I mentioned changing but thought it wasn't worth the hassle. We arrived at the pedicure place and immediately all of the employees started their usual "whispering" in their native Vietnamese language. I always find this somewhat interesting, but mostly rude. First, how on earth can they hear one another across the building when I have a hard time hearing(not understanding) them when they are sitting right at my feet. Second, they can speak English so why do they choose to talk about people right in front of them. Finally after the girl doing my toes looked us both up and down she asked, "Twins"? Our reply, almost simultaneously, NOPE! Then she replies, sisters? Our answer again, NOPE, with an added, friends. She chuckled and said, "you dressed alike." Feeling somewhat embarrassed, but also flattered, a smile appeared on my face. Jenny's girl didn't hear any of this and as she sat down to get started on her, said a few words we couldn't understand and then looked at us and said, (yep you guessed it) Twins? No just friends, we giggled. The two pedicurist talked amongst themselves while they finished doing our feet. Then, as they normally do before they paint our toenails, they both reached down almost at the same time and found us wearing not similar, but EXACTLY the same brown Cobian flip flops. The only difference mine being two sizes larger. "Same shoes, too." Followed quickly with, "Who's the copier." I said, well I had them first, but when I love something so much I don't mind sharing where I found something. I was again amazed how people find us so similar when in all reality we are really different.


Well, back to my SPT today. Jenny and I started our day just like any other, going for our 3 mile walk. After passing a few of our usuals, we passed an older guy. I was in front(this part of our walk is all up hill and along a busy street) on the sidewalk. The guy just took a quick glance and added a "good morning". After we made it up the hill and were again walking side by side, Jenny was laughing. She asked if I heard what the guy said. I said no but I'm sure it was something on the lines of, Are you sisters? She informed me it was the twin comment. We both said, we don't look anything alike! After swim practice for the kids, we stopped at Sonic on our way to the water park. First invision two blonde girls, with the same color minivan, full of kids parked side by side. We place our orders seperately and then sat and waited. The girl brings my large Diet Coke and order of tater tots out first and didn't say anything. She then returns with Jenny's large Diet Coke, french fries and a drink for her kids and asked her if we are together. It wasn't the sister/twin question, but I'm sure it was tooling in her little mind. We then arrived at the water park. We trekked up what seems like miles, to our favorite hangout. We park our double strollers, and get our kids situated and away they scurry. A guy we have seen several times, was sitting near us and said, "You are sisters, right?" No, just friends came out of Jenny's mouth. I think he thought we were lying the way he looked at us. You look the same. Same hair. The next same was a bit unnerving. Same BODY! My oh my people. We look so different. The only thing Jenny could say, after the BOD comment was, she has girls, I have boys.

So today was definitely out of the ordinary. Getting three comments all before noon was a bit much. So with that said, I wanted you to say hello to my twin(even though you all know her). I know she posted a picture of the two of us at Chuy's, but after our comments today I saw it very fitting to post another one of our many, many pictures we have together.

16 comments:

Jenny said...

I can't stop laughing. I had forgotten about the other story until now. That guy seriously kept starring today, what's up with that??? I thought it was weird.

Doug said...

Oh honey that was such a cute story. You are so adorable and I love you so mu.......Wait a minute! This isn't Jenny's blog!!! I mistook you for my wife again, Sorry Ang.


Doug

Angie said...

HeHeHe Doug. You are so funny.

Carolee said...

I have heard people say that when you live with someone you start to look alike. You two probably spend so much time together that has become true. It could also be your complection. My son looks like Jeff's twin but because he has blonde hair like me everyone tells me he looks just like me.

andrea said...

That is hilarious. I have two really good friends and we look NOTHING alike and everybody asks us if we are sisters. We don't live near each other but frequently vacation together. Last year at our lake vacation we all showed up wearing khaki capris and matching t-shirts.

Natasha said...

You and Jenny make a good pair, so nice to have a friend like that - even if people's comments are a little creepy!

carlo said...

wow! the two of you are so adorable that i am sure it is meant in a postive way but would be strange...

good one by doug...

becca said...

What a cute post! How funny that you guys get so many comments!!How wonderful to have such a close friend that you can do so many (everything!) with! I love that, even if you are mistaken for twins!!

Janet said...

Cute pic!:)

Janet said...

P.S. He kept starring Jen b/c you two are hotties!!! Wahoo! You still got it!

Kari said...

See, I think people just look for similar hair color and similar builds. They do not realize that a similar build (both thin) and both blonde does not equate twins/sisters!!

I can see how it cracks you up and frustrates you! You have quite a few stories about this, it's amazing!!! I'll bet you will be sad to move away from each other!

Laurie said...

This is funny. I love that you have a friend to do so much together with, despite all the funny comments. :)

Bridget said...

I just don't see it. It must be because I know each of you. Maybe one of you should dye their hair red or something. That would be cute. :)

lelly said...

cute story! i get this a lot with my sisters (there are 4 of us) are you twins??

i was actually "chased down" in the grocery two nights ago by a gentleman who was convinced i was a sister.

Jill said...

This SPT topic was the easiest one we've had so far, I'm surprised you were going to skip it. I'm glad you took the time to document your twinner status with Jenny. I remember a post about this last year, but it's crazy how often you two get asked if you're sisters.

michelle said...

That's too funny that you are always being mistaken for twins. To me, it's only your blonde hair that looks alike. Kind of like when my Eva and her cousin Bella were babies -- they look nothing alike, but people always thought they were twins. ?? Because they're the same age?