I can’t be the only one who finds it, somewhat, unsurprising he’s good at making women cry?
My go to toast is “to absent friends!”
This started as a fun joke about what a great time we were having. But is now just a sad thing I say when drinking alone.
At least I’ve still got Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel.
This year it’s Monica’s turn to do at speech at her parents anniversary, which does NOT go well. We’ve got a party today ourselves. My daughters THIRD party. Maybe I should knock out a speech?
It can’t be any worse than Monica’s, which clumsily evokes memories of a dead dog and dead nan in attempt to gain sympathy. What is this, a debut Edinburgh Fringe Comedy hour?
Not that I’m above dropping a dead grandparent into a speech. I made sure to include a shout-out to my wifes beloved nan in my wedding speech. Though perhaps could have done without using it to make a point about NHS underfunding.
The only plus of Monica’s speech is thanking her parents for setting a positive example of marriage. I made a similar point in my wedding speech. Along with thanking all those who were divorced for showing us there is a way out.
“The One With a Little Night Music”
After last week’s terrible date, Phoebe moved onto Alec “look out he’s got a gun!” Baldwin.
He turns out to be way too enthusiastic about everything. Poor Phoebe. Is this what dating is like in your mid 30s? Slim pickings…
It seems Jack and Judy Gellar have the right of it. They’ve been married 35 years! Hang on. Isn’t Ross 35? Oh man! They had a shotgun wedding!! So it comes as no surprise they’ve been telling people Rachel and Ross are married again.
The unexpected bonus for Rachel and Ross is all the rich Gellar relatives start giving them money.
And what is marriage for, if not to give you a series of financial benefits not enjoyed by single people?
Rachel gets a bit carried away, and starts making up her dream wedding. Mate. If people are giving you money, you should be playing down the wedding! “Oh yeah, we could only afford a few guests, so sad, times are tough… come on pony up, aunty.”
But this does give her a window into what might have been, as Ross’s fake proposal story shows his good side (for once). It’s hard not to imagine another world where things had turned out different.
Joey doesn’t stand a chance.
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
Despite my recent whining about dissatisfaction with my stagnant drumming career, I played a really good music covers band gig last night!
This has left me feeling re-invigorated. Reaching my full potential seems less important. The purpose is the journey, and if I can still have a few hours entertaining a room full of drunkards every now and then, I guess I’m not doing too bad! Now, if I can only find a way to do this every week.