Monday, July 22, 2013

the MOST twinsy twinsies.

We had a pretty great weekend. I was planning on telling you all about it, but then something so amazing...so awe-inspiring...so life changing...happened. And I couldn't dare lump it into a post with other such inconsequential events and pictures...this thing truly deserved a post all unto itself. Today. Monday morning. The 'prime time' of blogging, if you will. (Actually, is it? I will need to study my Analytics to determine what is actually prime time. I'll report back.)

You are probably already aware that Matt and I like to be 'twinsies.' We like to coordinate our outfits (exhibit A, exhibit B). We get really excited when we say the same thing at the same time (preferring to exclaim 'TWINSIES!!!' instead of 'jinx,' because we think it is a good thing and we don't like owing Cokes. (did other people treat 'jinx' like that or all you all confused?)). We like to eat the same things and often order the same meal in restaurants. If we both under-sunscreen our left shoulders and have pink left shoulders, we high five because TWINSIES. We like sports where people do synchronized things because we can talk about how we would do it better because WE ARE BETTER TWINSIES:

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(Like, their ponytail curves are atrocious. If Matt and I were both girl divers, we would have the same haircut so that our ponytails would line up better. Also we would be the same amount of tan. Truly, these ladies are appalling. Have they no dedication to their sport?) (Sike, seriously they are badasses. But there's always room for improvement!)

So yesterday afternoon we are innocently doing our grocery shopping. We're in the produce aisle and I'm selecting peaches while Matt guards the cart and scrutinizes the price of grapes. We're standing right next to each other but not interacting at the moment. 

And then it happens.

With no buildup and no warning, it happens.

We both sneeze.

At. The. Same. Moment.

ahh-CHOO!!

Exactly the same moment.

And of course we both realize it at exactly the same moment. Synchronized sneezes?? You couldn't make that happen if you TRIED!

Our faces and exuberant high-fives announced our excitement about this Ultimate Moment of Twinsies:

(re-enactment)
DID WE SERIOUSLY JUST BOTH SNEEZE AT THE SAME TIME?!??!?!?!?!??!
WE ARE SO FREAKING AMAZING!!!!! TWINSIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And we spent a good 15 seconds just being in general awe of our own awesomeness and twinsieness. And it would have been a great moment, but then it got better.

We had an audience.

Apparently we weren't the only people that witnessed the Miracle of Synchronized Sneezing. A fellow shopper had the privilege of seeing/hearing it as well, and suffice it to say...I think it changed her life.

I base this assumption on the fact that she was doubled over laughing. Like, couldn't catch her breath laughing. At us. And then when we saw her laughing, she gave us a thumbs-up and nod of approval. And then she couldn't STOP laughing. I know it was amazing, lady, but now you're causing a spectacle. Pull yourself together, woman! I guess when you witness something like that, you can't really control your reactions because she seriously lost it. After we finished exchanging smiles with her, we moved on because like...seriously. Enough is enough. But then every time we passed her in the rest of the store (going up and down the aisles) she started laughing again. 

I bet that if she has a blog, she's telling this story today, too. I wouldn't be surprised if she sneaked a few phone pictures of us, either. An eyewitness to the world's first (and only, because I mean...for real.) synchronized sneeze? At least she appreciated the miraculousness of it.

And with that, Matt and I have solidified our position as the World's Most Twinsy Twinsies. Everyone else who was hoping to compete...well, thanks for playing. But the competition is over.

19 comments:

  1. The last family I nannied for had three girls who were all pretty close in age, and then a little boy. The dad loved it when the girls were all dressed alike and wore pigtails, specific I know. Whenever we would dress them like that I would always comment that they were Twinkies. I guess that's our version of Twinsies in the Midwest. The middle girl, who loves Hostess delicacies more than most, would always look at me all serious like and explain that Twinkies were a delicious dessert, and that she was not that. Too cute. She also asked for Twinkies as her breakfast dessert a lot... like breakfast dessert was a legit thing.

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    1. Smart girl! I never thought to have dessert after breakfast. That is a great idea because you have all day to burn up those calories.

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  2. That is pure talent, I'm telling you. I think you could easily get on America's Got Talent with that.

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  3. I would venture to guess that you and Matt might be more excited about "twinsie" moments than Amanda and I are! Glad you guys created so much entertainment for yourselves at the grocery store ;)

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  4. Amanda or Allison, any twin sneezes in your lifetimes? No, well then I think it's safe to say you are the World's Most Twinsy Twinsies!

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  5. The closest thing we get to being twinsies, besides matching going to church or a family function occasionally, is getting a zit on the same place on our faces at the same time..do we have ya'll beat??!!

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    1. Hahaha! Funny u say that bc that happens to us too! Kinda crazy weird.

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  6. unreal! especially since there was nothing actually making you sneeze, like if you were opening the same dusting box or soemthing!

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  7. Haha you two sound more like twins than I do with my own twin! We've never ever sneezed at the same time! I also liked how you suggested the scenario of you and your husband being girl divers hahaha.

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  8. I just laughed pretty hard myself, so I can only imagine the witnessing of such an event. Thanks for that. I needed it today. :) \

    P.S. you guys rock.

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  9. hahaha you are hilarious girl!

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  10. You seriously make me laugh daily! You guys are EPIC!

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  11. Oh. my. goodness! I love how your posts [almost] always make me laugh! Love love love!!!

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  12. This might be my favorite post EVER. Hilarious! I love it. Love that y'all like doing things the same and being twinsies and also love that you had the syncronized sneeze! When i read that, i thought, "omg i bet they had an audience!" LOL sure enough! That is HILARIOUS about that woman! I am pretty sure if i had been your fellow shopper i would have been laughing hysterically too! :)

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  13. Ha ha ha ha ha!!! I only wish I could have been there to witness it in person :)

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  14. To answer Amanda G"a question, I don't know about simultaneous sneezes but we did come from one single egg and share a womb for 9 months... does that count as twinsy?

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  15. you two are nuts but I like you for it.

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