After painstakingly organising my birthday gathering in a pub, it was cancelled at the last minute. An unfortunate side effect of booking it for two days after the FA cup final... And just as I was finally coming round to the idea of not hating Football.
WHAT KIND OF PUB RUNS OUT OF BEER?!
I can’t imagine Central Perk ever running out of covfefe…
“The One Where My Birthday Gets Cancelled”
It wasn’t the end of the world, as some of us managed to go out last night instead, with the exception of my David the Science Guy. He gave quite possibly the worst excuse of all time “I’m doing some DIY and it’s overrun”. He could have had the good grace to say he had to go work in Minsk.
It’s fair enough, I suppose; house work must be done. Otherwise you end up like my other Real Live Friends, who’ve been living in a house with no kitchen for ten months! Which could almost be a sit-com in itself.
Alas no such events in Friends™. It really is doing a terrible job of matching my life at the moment.
Despite this, I am grateful my partner hasn’t got a book telling her I’m “stealing her wind”. I’d be livid if I showed up for a cinema date, only for her to garble some nonsense about a book then tell me she needed some time to herself and cancelled. I’m surprised Ross takes it so well, I can’t imagine it going down like that if it was the other way round…
But at least it means Ross gets to spend some quality time with Joey, who is struggling to afford his lifestyle, now he is no longer Dr Drake Ramoray.
You really feel sorry for Joey as he comes to term with his fading star. But this does give us two good things, another visit to Estelle and Gunthers first proper line!
It’s super sweet seeing Ross help Joey out with his money troubles. What a great Friend! (Unlike SOME people).
Missing Real Live Friends aside, I should just be glad I don’t have a Crazy Eddie in my life. He descends fully into insanity in this, the final part of his storyline. As with Joey’s storyline, the Friends’ misery is our gain.
It’s impossible not to laugh as he watches Chandler sleep, stuffs a goldfish in his pocket, and then forgets Chandler kicked him out. Fortunately, I’m allowed to watch my flatmate sleep. (On account of of us sleeping together.)
By the end I felt kind of sorry for Crazy Eddie. Still Chandler and Joey’s joy at being reunited makes it seem fine they just tricked an insane person into homelessness.
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
Following my last minute celebrations last night I woke up to find an unexplained mass of salt all over the kitchen.
I asked my partner why there’s salt everywhere and she patiently explained: I spread it all over in an irritated drunken stupor when we came home to countless slugs on the side.
Oh God. Maybe I’m Crazy Eddie…