Goodbye Summer, Goodbye Friends

I tried writing this on my tablet a few weeks ago, but the app wouldn’t let me type for some reason, so here I am using my giant laptop. In just 24 short hours, my summer will be over and work will start up again.  I’m a teacher and therefore am no longer unemployed like the title of my blog implies.  I don’t want to come up with a new name, I like this one.  I haven’t written a blog in a long while, I’ve had quite a few personal things to deal with.

To mark the beginning of the summer I have a “Friends-a-thon” where I watch every Friends season, 1-10, episode by episode, in order. This is typically the highlight of my vacation, well this and the fact that I don’t have any essays to grade, oh and the Fair, I love “Fair Time”. Friends is by far, the best written sitcom of all time but, have you ever noticed the repeated storylines?  Airport romances, torn between two lovers. Season 1 Rachel goes to the airport to tell Ross she loves him, season 4 Ross tell Emily he loves her, at the airport, season 10 Ross confesses his love to Rachel at the airport. This last airport scene really brings their story full circle.

What about that difficult task of having to choose a love? Most humans are lucky to find one soul mate, but not these Friends. You have Julie-Ross-Rachel, Rachel-Ross-Emily (who, by the way, wasn’t that horrible of a character, I wouldn’t want my husband to be best Friends with his ex-girlfriend either), Chandler-Kathy-Joey, Joey-Charlie-Ross, Ross-Rachel-Joey, Janice-Chandler-Janice’s ex-husband, David-Phoebe-Mike.

All of these stories have similar themes. Don’t get me wrong, I love this show and 20 years later I still laugh or cry at every episode, even if I’ve seen it 100 times. It stands the test of time.  My husband doesn’t understand the draw this show has on me. I don’t know either, maybe it reminds me of  happier times with friends who I miss.

Sam and Mia BFFs for life!

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The entire series of Friends gets 5 out of 5 Pink Gerber Daisies. 

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”– David Tyson Gentry