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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 288/365 - You Gotta Have FRIENDS

I've never been good a choosing a favorite when it comes to anything in pop culture. Mostly because it changes so much from just a few years apart. But there has been one constant since 1994 that I watched and rewatched, and that's Friends.

For whatever reason, Monica's Christmas tree always stood out to me. I remember thinking how cool the JOY ornaments were. The idea that they were separate letters was a new concept, and I liked that they were always on her tree from year to year

Personality wise, I'm not sure why I was so drawn to Friends. It was about beautiful people that I really couldn't relate to (except Chandler...everyone gets Chandler.) But I think it was more about when it started. The first season of Friends started right when I went off to college. Right as I was having my first taste of freedom I was seeing these very cool people living their post college lives in the city I was totally convinced I was going to move to. And then I think I kept watching because they were always just a few steps ahead of me, and by then, they really did feel like people I knew and cared about. 

I'm currently working my way through the whole series (thanks to Netflix) for the 4th or 5th time.  (Although if we're talking watching single episodes, I've seen most of them way more times.) Even though I'm now well beyond where they were, I think it reminds me of the different points in my life I was at when I watched them. And then there's the dialogue that is just plain funny. I like the comfort of knowing the jokes that are coming. I like knowing what comes next. It's one of the most comforting things in my life. So yeah, I guess it really is my favorite.

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