Wednesday, June 20, 2007

US US

Thanks to Naomi, we've been tagged for our first MeMe. It's the 7-things-about-me-MeMe, and we're calling it our UsUs:

1. Peggy and I are identical, mirror-image twins (aka reversed asymmetrical twins) which means that one of us is left handed, the other right handed; we have our natural parts on opposite sides of our heads, we lost the opposite teeth as kids and we were sick with mumps at the same time but on opposite sides, etc. There are many etc's. You'd have to be there, but it's boring, mostly.

2. We were born in Seattle, but as young adults one of us lived in Vancouver, BC and the other in Vancouver, WA. That was weird and neither of us was very happy about being so far apart. We moved back to Seattle within a year of each other and now it takes less than 1/2 hour to get to her house from mine.

3. We have extremely vivid dreams, almost every night. Some of them we call 'adventure dreams', which are wildly action packed and can be very entertaining. If we're really into a book or a movie the dreams often take that theme. We almost always know that we're dreaming and can manipulate a dream that upsets us until it turns from 'the dark side' to a happier ending. We didn't always have this ability and it was a huge relief to acquire it.

4. We believe that there are lines in the movie 'Moonstruck' to handle almost every situation in life. A favorite: 'You may as well tell them the truth, Loretta; they're going to find out anyway.'

5. We've both been married twice. Twice was plenty. In a few cases, it was too many, iykwimawtyd.

6. Genetically, our children are half-brothers. Think about it...

7. Peggy likes muted colors and I prefer brights. Our homes look very different but we like the same clothes. In fact, we have a lot of the same clothes but if we catch ourselves wearing the same thing at the same time one of us has to change, 'cause really, 50ish-something twins shouldn't be dressing alike. It was cute back in the first half of the last century but now, not so much.
That's it. Thanks Naomi, that was fun! We're not tagging anyone, so if you want to do a meme, you go Girl!

We're on vacation until July 5th. We're going to Black Sheep and then up to Fort Worden in Port Townsend for a week of spinning and knitting to movies. We'll probably go for a few walks, just 'cause.

13 comments:

maryb said...

My fav line has always been, "Snap out of it." Works in a variety of situations.

I've been puzzling over that picture, trying to figure out who is who -- my final guess: Peggy is on the left and Rebecca on the right (or sitting on Peggy's left). Am I right?

MaryB

Rebecca said...

EmBe, I could tell you but that would spoil it for everyone else who may want to guess. I'll put the answer in the blog somewhere when we get back from vacation! Ar

vanessa said...

please please please tell me how you acquired the #3 ability.

you have got to see the movie "the good night", we just saw it at the nantucket film festival.

my mom and her sister are also identical twins, when my mom had a heart attack, we found out that her heart is opposite.

Naomi said...

I'm glad you enjoyed doing it. Thank you for doing it - how interesting!

I just LOVE that photo - you two precious kiddos!

I know it is *funny* to think about your children actually being half brothers!

Have a wonderful vacation! It sounds like its going to be filled with all the things you love and love to do! Enjoy!

Melanie said...

Look at you! I can see now that you've always been a couple of cuties! Have a wonderful vacation.

Laura Sue said...

I've used, "Somebody tell a joke!" several times, but no one else seems to get it. I also can "steer" my dreams. Comes with age, I think. Love you blog. Am over here from Mossy Cottage Knits and have put you on my feeds. Have a good vacation!

Naomi said...

Miss you guys!

maryb said...

So, enough with the vacation, already! Where the hell are you guys? MaryB

Kathleen Valentine said...

I love what you said about the way you dream! Has it always been that way? how fascinating.

Morenna said...

You must have had a most excellent vacation if you're not recovered from it enough yet to blog. We miss you! :o)

Anonymous said...

Hey Rebecca! This is Deb from your Thursday night group! I miss reading your posts especially since I'm on the wedding/summer hiatus from our group! hope all is well!!! Missed seeing you at Stitch N Pitch, too....
Deb

Rabbitch said...

I just checked my calendar and it's definitely later than July fifth.

Hop to it, ladies!

Pat H said...

When are you girl going to be back? Miss you!