This is the Friends™ equivalent of someone banging on about their Tindr™ dates. It’s all so far removed from my own life!
This’ll be how my mates feel when I show them baby scan pictures…
At least they’ve finally gone on a date! If only for Rachel to find he and his sister are way too “handsy”.
Like Monica and Ross, our own families no longer wrestle. Just punch each other in the face.
Perhaps Ross has got more important things on his mind now he’s on sabbatical?
But it’s strange that, immediately after losing his job AND finding out Joey “slept” with Monica, Ross is putting all his energy into helping Joey; who’s writing a play following an (all too brief) visit to Estelle.
“The One Where I Tell My Family (About the baby, not that I've spend over four years blogging about Friends™)”
Monica Number 2 is still as relaxed as Ross about their unemployment. More so, if anything.
I’ve already proposed they could be considered a Rachel, and now they’re gunning heavily for Ross too (Number 4 I think it is?). I’m not sure if this makes them the most rounded of my Real Live Friends? Or some horrendous Frankenstein’s Monster…
It’s a sharp contrast to my life: working hard, getting everything ready for the baby, and trying to keep the house clean. Hey, Monica Number 2 ! Fancy clearing out my fridge?
Chandler and Joey are inventing silly games; flicking an egg into a bowl with a spoon, hammer darts™, fireball™. It reminds me of the time Monica Number 2 accidentally made a hole in Cannibal Bosses wall at a house party. No hammer darts involved, I think they were trying to climb up the corridor? They really are a person of many personas. Monica… Ross… Spiderman.
And Phoebe’s out there bell ringing. Bell ringing? In February?! What is she like…
Wait… am I wrong… How has this happened!?! Could it be I’ve fallen so far behind the Friends™ are stuck in Christmas™ whilst I’m at Valentines Day™?!
I knew my entries were slipping… but can I really have let things get this bad in the excitement of the baby?
Maybe, and it pains me to say it. Maybe, I just don’t care as much anymore?
Maybe I’ve just got better things to do?
If the Friends™ are constantly looking for distractions, like bell ringing, writing a play, Ultimate Fireball™.
And in amongst that there’s Real Live Friends. Ultimate Fireball™. The things you want to do for no real reason other than because you can. And maybe it might entertain your friends for a short while. Friends already overstuffed on entertainment. Like chicks being force-fed grain to make Foie Gras.
But I will continue! I’m sure I’ll have ample time to get back on schedule once the babies here (… he lied).
Maybe I could get Monica Number 2 to be my own Ross? To make me put the work in, give me a schedule, be my Mr Motivator™.
Not that it works out for Ross and Joey, all it does is cause an argument between Chandler and Ross!
Joey fixes it though, by making his play about them and getting them to read it out for him.
Honestly. What kind of loser puts their friends in their grand creative project?
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
This is from a while back. There’s a lot to catch up on now the baby is out in the open.
It was a day of great excitement as the time had come to tell my family!
We gathered them for dinner, nerves building as I tried desperately to get everyone in the same room at the same time. It was like Christmas™! But if you had to wait 7 months to open your present.
I’d planned it all out, knew what I was going to say. Everyone was there, even my baby nephew, oblivious to the news he was about to get his first cousin.
My moment was here.
“I SUPPOSE YOU’VE WONDERED WHY I’VE GATHERED YOU ALL HERE” I said excitedly.
God, I’d always wanted to say that to a room full of people… but before I could bask in the moment of glory and deliver the big news itself I was interrupted by dad.
“Shhh, what you shouting for? You’ll disturb your nephew.”
The moment gone and, thoroughly embarrassed, I let my wife give them the news instead.