August 17, 2005

denial: not just a river

my sister and i have been astounded at the increasingly frequent, ludicrous suggestion that we look alike. people at parties mix us up. when we were on family vacation in san francisco last year, a cabbie asked if we were twins. now, my sister is petite, an ex-professional-ballet-dancer, 4 1/2 years younger than me, and 5'2". i'm 5'8". she also was stunningly blonde growing up, until about 3 years ago, really, and i've had dark, nearly black hair since the day i was born. and i mean, i AM half a foot taller than her. and used to have about 40 or 50 lbs on her when she was dancing. and i'm 4 1/2 years older than her!


i was going to prove this absurd theory of look-alike-ness wrong to you guys by posting pictures of us side by side, at which point we'd all have a hearty chuckle at how people could possibly see anything more than a vague family resemblance between two such wildly different-looking people.

except... we look totally alike in all the pictures i have on my computer. like, same person alike. granted, i only have 1 picture of her on this computer, that was just taken last weekend when her boyfriend came to our house in nj to visit. but i kept pulling up pictures of me to go next to it... and kept going "huh. weird. if i didn't know us, i would totally think this could be the same person. just, you know, making a different face or something."

apparently there might be some merit to this looking alike theory.

so here we are in the 2 most "i swear, we're different people! see??" pictures i could get. in case there's confusion, that's her on the left with her boyfriend alex, looking like they're posing for their engagement photo. i'm on the right, and yes, i'm on a merry-go-round:

omg we're, like, sooooo not twins


  1. Alice-

    Denial indeed. You guys could be twins. Then again...a picture is a picture is a picture. It might just be those particular ones. You both look like sexy chicks to me. No harm :)


  2. I need to see a picture of you and your sister posing together so:
    1) I know you're not living a double life.
    2) I know you actually have a sister.
    3) I can see how little you don't look like twins.
    4) I can see how much you two look like twins.
    5) I can see two hotties in one frame.

  3. I was going to suggest the same thing as walter....

    okay, alice, go get a picture made of both of you!

  4. I am all for Walter's idea, which is great by the way. :)

    Alice, you crack me up. LOL

  5. I stumbled across you blog thru "She just walks around with it"~~ Hello~~
    Anywho, this reminded me of a situation a friend of mine had for years. We are not related and do not look alike at ALL really. But people use to always ask us if we were sisters/twins and we also always got asked if we were "mexican"? We are two of the palest folks around, I have no clue where that came from, so now we joke that we are "mexican twins". Yeah, really nothing like your post, huh? Ok bye.

  6. What does Alex think. Can he tell the difference :) hehehe...

  7. i hate to break the news to you but there is a resemblance.

  8. Um, well, let's just say that if I were do a stick drawing of the two of you, she would be a little shorter and maybe not have on the allegedly stylish, in fashion glasses. And maybe she'd be doing a little ballet pose.

    I'm not sure why I wrote that except to say that you guys do look sorta alike.

  9. Yep, you guys still look alike. People always say my sister and I look exactly alike. She's 14 years older than me and blonde. I really love it when people assume she's my mother though. She loves it too, as you can imagine.

  10. wow you do look alike. Try taking a pic of both of you sitting standing side by side so we can compare you then lol.

  11. You could be twins from the looks in those pix. Sorry.

  12. I think you accidentally put pictures of the same people on there.

  13. Hmmmm... think you need a pic of the two of you standing next to each other... I too am stumped...

    I love the website name... good blog.

  14. Seriously, you know you look alike , you just don't want to admit it.

  15. Ummm,Alice. I hate to be the one to have to break it to you but guys look like twins. At least she's cute. She couldn't looked like the ugly step sister.

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    Tell Alex to go metrosexual (or hermaphrodudeic, if you prefer) on them sh*ts with some tweezers. Or just shave a 'swoosh' into them and tell everyone it's Nike's new mink headband. Just like LeBron's.

    Also: Big Brother has found your blog, Alice. Spam in the comments. I guess it's a compliment, you've got enough readers that they want to influence them. Still- time for a verification word on the comments section.

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