Monday, July 8, 2013


Fun fact: Between my husband, friends, coworkers and neighbors, I know 7 people who are twins who I see on a regular basis. Four of them are identical.

That seems like a lot to me.

I have always known these people are twins, but I never really thought much about it. Now, of course, I am hyper-aware of all things twin related and it really hit me this weekend. Over the course of the weekend, SH and I hung out with 2 different couples. All of them are twins. Except for the fact that I come with a set of twins in my belly, I was odd man out.  I think I asked SH at one point if this was the start of their diabolical plan for world domination.

(On a side note, the most interesting twins are the identical male twins where one is gay and one is straight. I find that completely fascinating. I feel like they should be part of a scientific study or something.)

I am almost starting to think that having twins was always my fate. Although, I don't know that I necessarily believe in destiny or fate. As an only child, I always wanted a sibling. I often asked my (single) mom for one. (See, spoiled only child thought she could get anything she wanted no matter how unreasonable.) At one point, I remember thinking, because I am a gemini, that I was supposed to have a twin and I was somehow cheated out of that. I really believed that for awhile.

Then I married a twin.

Now I am growing twins.

Seems a little like a theme.

These are the random thoughts of someone who didn't really get any sleep last night and is now ready for work too early and has time to kill.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Awkward moment

This weekend I got to see some of my extended family. I have an an uncle and a cousin (and now a new aunt) who live about 2 hours outside of Detroit. I have never visited them in Michigan because they come to CA at least once a year. So, getting to visit them was one of the perks of working in Michigan for these few months. This uncle actually got married over the weekend (hence the new aunt). Unfortunately, the wedding was on Friday so I couldn't make it to the ceremony but I was able to see him and some family who came in from CA on Saturday. It was great to see them and see where he lives. 

At one point I was standing in a parking lot with an aunt, uncle, a couple cousins and their kids when my aunt suddenly (and loudly) exclaims "Jennifer, you have breasts!"


I immediately thought of this...