True fans would not need any context to understand the title of this post. But, for all the rest of you, I’m referring to Monica Geller from Friends.
I’ve mentioned it before but my sister and I are the biggest Friends fans ever. Not only have we seen each episode a million times but we quote it daily. We have posters, pillows (I bought her this for graduation) and we know the names to almost all the 236 episodes. Have I made it clear that we are the biggest fans? And maybe just the nerdiest people ever? Both? Good, let’s move on…
As much as everyone loves Rachel (guilty), I’m Monica. Her Type-A neurotic tendencies and weird habits are very similar to mine, although mine aren’t as intense. I’d like to think we are distant cousins…not exactly the same but a lot alike. This has NOTHING to do with health, fitness or food, but I thought it would be a fun Thinking Out Loud post to highlight our similarities. I apologize to all you non-Friends fans for the following references. Actually, I don’t…you’re missing out.
8 Ways I’m Like Monica
1. I think rules are fun.
No surprise here. I like rules, structure and control. I’m not as anal as Monica but rules make things fun, right? Kidding. While I’m not as hyper-organized as she is, I get sh*t done. Also, I believe we should only use fancy china when the Queen of England comes to visit.
2. I have a secret closet.
Well, mine’s not necessarily a secret or contained in a closet. It’s my bedroom. It’s a mess. There are piles of stuff lying around but I don’t think it’s indicative of my personality 90% of the time. We all need a place to let everything loose.
3. I talk loudly.
My family gets mad at me for saying things loudly at “inappropriate” times, like in a restaurant, movie theater (during previews, of course), and sometimes at church. I don’t mean to be loud, I just don’t realize it. But the worst is when I try talking while I’m listening to music with headphones. Oops. I also say “I KNOW” a lot, which Monica is famous for.
4. I’m the mom of the group.
Monica is always the hostess. She takes care of her friends, buys them all presents, takes them to the hospital and feeds them. I may not go to all those lengths but I am the one to make sure everyone in my friend group is safe and happy. I’m good at listening to my friends vent and will always bring them KIND bars as comfort (Monica brings food).
5. I’m competitive.
I’m becoming less and less competitive as I get older but I still don’t like losing. I always make up some excuse in my head to justify my “loss” (they cheated, beginner’s luck, I took it easy, etc.).
6. I like being early.
I always arrive early to class, dinner, the airport, work, etc. I don’t even set my clocks fast, I’m just naturally early. I get that from my dad’s side of the family :) It’s one of my biggest pet peeves when people are repeatedly late, even though I understand that “things happen.”
7. I love mornings and waking up early.
I’ve been a morning person my entire life and I’ll admit that I sometimes have too much energy at 6 a.m. for a “normal” person. I’m a lot like Monica in “The One Where Ross Finds Out” when she wakes Chandler up early to exercise. That’s why I run first thing, to get some of the energy out. (I’m a goner by 3 p.m. though)
8. I love my friends and family.