just me and my sissy

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

so i have a little sister that i call "sissy" here on the plum, but her name is nicolette.

"hi nicolette" -------->


and while her and i are very close we are also
very different people. the core values are the same thanks to our mother and tight-knit family but oooo-eeee are we opposites in so many ways.

except for our love of home alone, seinfeld and ice cream of course.


i went to a "traditional" private catholic college in
the university of dayton, where everyone was basically cut from the same cloth. i majored in the very vanilla public relations and to say UD wasn't exactly diverse would be a major understatement.

nicolette on the other hand went to school at
university of the arts in downtown philadephia, with the most eclectic group of kids i've ever seen. she majored in photography and her senior project involved nude models and guns....

currently i drive a yuppie mobile and live in cleveland's warehouse district and my sissy rides the subway while living in harlem.


yes,
that harlem.


where i have a huge group of close friends and acquaintances in my network, my sissy has a smaller core group of friends by choice.


i spend money faster than i make it, while it takes nicolette three years (true story) to simply pick out a purse she likes and will almost never buy anything full price.


the biggest difference between us though is that my sissy doesn't understand this whole blog thing.


she constantly brings up how she can't wrap her head around why so many people
follow me on twitter or why anyone even reads let alone cares about what i do with my life. and then turns it around on me as to why i care about the bloggers i read about.

we're just different, so much so that
it's not even worth arguing/explaining it to her anymore - i just laugh at her for getting so fired up about my social media usage.

but yesterday morning i woke up to find an email from nicolette that she sent at 4:38am, obviously in some sort of tizzy...

can you please stop having 683 friends on facebook! who are you!!! you're one of those people who i friend because i used to work with them at the gap or something... but then i unfriend because i think it's weird that they have so many friends!!! you can't know that many people!!!

but i do, i can't help it sissy -
once you're a friend of mine you are stuck with me like a sticky booger.


kind of like how you (sissy) are stuck with me FOREVER, me and my 683 facebook friends.

i mean, nicolette, if you want me start unfriending people on facebook i know a way i can get to 682 real quick...

ahem.


xoxo

24 comments:

  1. Wait, it took her three years to buy a purse? I'm curious, was the purse still available? Because if yes, then this will change how I buy purses. As in not on a whim.

    Also, (mushiness alert!) you and your sis are very lucky to have each other.

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  2. Is her copy of Cleveland Magazine in the mail yet? I mean, doesn't she realize her sister is famous?!?

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  3. I think its great that you and your sister are so close and yet so different. Its really hard for people who don't use social media to really get it. If she did start a blog or twitter she would have a bunch of fans though just by her sisterhood to you, the most famous blogger in Cleveland!

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  4. I think its great that you and your sister are so close and yet so different. Its really hard for people who don't use social media to really get it. If she did start a blog or twitter she would have a bunch of fans though just by her sisterhood to you, the most famous blogger in Cleveland!

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  5. love this! i have a li'l brother and he calls me "sissy" and he's getting married in april to my "almost sissy." ha! we're having fun with that title:) when i told my bro that he needed to join twitter, he said, "you can twitter my balls." ah, siblings...

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  6. All so true..... Nicolette is more private and she doesn't care much about her blogging sister's 'fame'. She is on photo shoots in NYC with famous people and barely mentions it to us! Gotta love them both.....and I do.

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  7. my sister and i are very very different also. except i explain it away because she has babies and i dont (and never will). families are weird.

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  8. LOL! I LOVE that picture!!!!! This blog made me laugh because it's SO true about the two of you! I think Nic has a lot of my traits......maybe because I 'poured the oil' on her head!

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  9. my younger brother and i are really different people, too. but it works. i don't know how, but it really works.

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  10. I don't even bother telling my brother about the blog. Jeez, he just got on Fbook after all (what 22 year old waits years to join Fbook anyway?). It's not worth the trouble. Ha.

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  11. I think polar opposite siblings are pretty common. I have a half-sister and a brother who are very alike, and neither of them is anything like me!

    It's great that you're close despite your differences. And what's wrong with 683 friends on Facebook? How else are you supposed to stalk your former high school classmates ;)?

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  12. I'm more surprised that she was worried about you having so many friends...at 4:38am! Why was she not asleep? It's not the weekend already...is it?

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  13. If you ever unfriend me, I WILL CUT YOU.

    That is all.

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  14. How could we not want to be friends with a sticky booger?

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  15. A friend just turned me onto this blog...turned me on haha...now it sounds like i have a blogging fetish...

    anyway, i really enjoyed it. i was born and raised in cleveland and moved to california a couple of years ago, so it was nice to read something straight from the homeland...it's also nice to hear cleveland referred to as something other than a mistake on a lake...

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  16. My sister and I are completely different too. We're only a year apart, but complete opposites. I think our differences have made us closer. Less competition ;) haha.

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  17. my sister and i are pretty different too. but i think she's slowly but surely getting the whole blog thing. slowly but surely, haha.

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  18. my sister and i are also SUPER different (although apparently, you can't tell us apart when we're together..!). she does quasi-understand the blog thing at least, but WOW do a lot of my friends not get it AT ALL. too bad for them ;-)

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  19. I have 2 brothers- one of them, who we'll call John (because that's his name) is the polar opposite of me. Its truly amazing that we speak the same language.

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  20. I LOVE this post. That picture up there? Frekkin awesome.

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  21. Now i feel bad for the number of my facebook friends...

    please know that it's usually for my music, girls gotta have listeners :P

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  22. All I know is that I need that photo in poster-size!

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