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?
As much as everyone loves Rachel, 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. 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.
I like rules, structure, and control. While I’m not as hyper-organized as she is, I get shit 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 a corner of my bedroom…and it’s a mess. Clothes that are too dirty for the closet but too clean for the laundry, piles of books, and random Lululemon bags. I don’t think it’s indicative of my personality 90% of the time but 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, and sometimes at church.
4. I’m the mom of the group.
Monica is always the hostess. She takes care of her friends, buys them all presents, and constantly has a home-cooked meal on the table despite “working” at a restaurant. 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.
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.
Flight is at 9? Let’s get there at 5. I get that from my dad’s side of the family :) It’s one of my biggest pet peeves when people are repeatedly late.
7. I love mornings and waking up early.
I <3 mornings, but let’s not confuse a leisurely 7 a.m. wakeup with a 5:30 alarm.
8. I love my friends and family.