When it comes time for me to clean my apartment, I have no patience, no desire and no idea where to start. I usually get as far as taking out a spray bottle of disinfectant and cleaning around the various piles of clutter that have accumulated, before becoming overwhelmed and sitting down for a snack, never to finish my task. When I recently found myself in this exact scenario, I turned the TV on during my snack break and started watching “Friends.” It was The One With The Chicken Pox, and Monica was obsessing over the way her boyfriend Richard made the bed. In life, we can all take some notes from Monica’s OCD ways when it comes to tidying up, because wouldn’t life just be nicer when our toilet paper is folded at the tip? Here are 14 of Monica’s anal retentive rules to remember next time you need to clean. Keep reading »
My best friend is a woman. My best friend in college was a woman. In fact, a majority of my closest friends since college have been women. And this presents a problem in my dating life.
There isn’t one single reason why I have more female friends than male ones and if you looked at my weekly activities, it would seem strange that I don’t have more male friends. Every weekend I enjoy traditionally masculine, rip-my-chest-hair-out activities, like hockey and football. Yet it’s my female friends who I tend to call when I want to go out.
For starters, I do have a somewhat functional brain that is capable of functioning independently of my penis (albeit the little guy does occasionally develop a Napoleon complex). This has led to several of my close female friends starting out as love interests. Others I met while on my college’s ski team. Additionally, there is the fact that most of the closest male friends I had in college were the earliest to get married and have kids. Keep reading »
Only one day after learning that Manhattan will soon be welcoming a ‘Central Perk’ pop-up coffee shop to honor the anniversary of “Friends,” the show’s three leading ladies reunited and reprised their roles as Rachel, Phoebe and Monica on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Jimmy confessed to Jennifer Aniston, his guest for the evening, that he was a huge “Friends” fan and even went as far as writing a piece of fan fiction, inserting himself into the plot as Ross, which he then asked to act out with Jen. Keep reading »
As a huuuge and borderline-obsessed “Friends” fan (she says, sipping from an oversized Central Perk mug), I would have given my left ovary to hang out with Joey, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Phoebe and Rachel at their favorite coffee shop. And come September, I can have the next best thing. Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Eight O’Clock Coffee are teaming up to recreate Central Perk at a pop-up location in Manhattan, 20 years after the pilot episode aired. Oh, but there’s more… Keep reading »
When we think of TV’s best (and funniest) couples, there’s no argument that Ross and Rachel make the list (or even top it). They’re not your Disney fairy-tale lovers, but their happy ending comes pretty darn close. We’ve cheered for them during their highs and cried with them during their lows, but we never gave up on the dynamic duo. They mimic a real-life relationship (cue the breakups-and-makeup-sex cycle) that most of us can relate to, which is why, even a decade after “Friends,” the lessons we learned about love are still fresh. We have to thank Ross and Rachel for all they’ve taught us and remember that finding our own lobsters takes work. Read more on Tres Sugar…
Not all friendships work out. We all can’t be the sisterhood of the traveling pants, okay? Sometimes somebody (with bad taste) just decides you suck. If you’re fortunate, a friendship fizzles out slowly and imperceptibly, without any awkward requests to get that cardigan back. If you’re not-so-fortunate, your friendship is going to end in either one or a series of small confrontations. We can’t avoid breaking up with our friends or getting friend-dumped. But we can apply some rules of engagement so it’s not a complete and utter shitshow, like many a romantic breakup.
Allow me to add an honorary attachment to the Girl Code (although this certainly applies to male friends, too):
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