Live from the Wienermobile: The breakup

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Molly and Selena: It would be an understatement to say that, after spending seven months traversing the Southern U.S., we know a lot about each other. The truth is, we know practically everything – what entrees we’ll order at lunch, what we put in our coffee, whether we prefer Coke or Pepsi or RC. Heck, half the time we even wear the same color shirt after work.

It’s like a marriage, but now we’re splitting up. Every January all of the hotdoggers are assigned a new region with a new partner. For the next five months, Selena will criss-cross the U.S. in the world’s only Mini Wienermobile (it’s built on a Mini Cooper), and Molly will tour the Midwestern states.

We’ve got a lot to look forward to, but in the spirit of reflection we’re sharing a few of the oddest things we’ve discovered we have in common. Stay tuned for our separate, ongoing adventures!

1. As kids, neither of us could be witches for Halloween. Our Catholic moms thought that was too evil, so Selena compromised on a nun costume (she still got the black robe), and Molly went for a Glenda the Good Witch getup.
2. Our parents were strict on T.V. More specifically, neither of us could watch The Simpsons, which means we still miss out on many a pop culture reference.
3. Bart was nixed, but Dorothy was welcomed. Remember our visit to the Oz Museum? That love for the classic started when we were kids.
4. Selena’s family is as Mexican as Molly’s is Irish. Even though we’re both fourth-generation Americans, our families have strong cultural ties…like listening to bagpipes and mariachis at weddings.
5. Back to being Catholic – our fathers were both CCD teachers (that’s like Sunday school for anyone who doesn’t follow the Pope) during that very impressionable late elementary-middle school age. Our friends all thought it was weird.

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