In My Opinionation…

It’s Friday, it’s been a long week, and I think we all just need a little break from the friendship analysis.

Instead, let’s take a trip back in time. Let’s visit a pair of BFFs who had a profound impact on my youth.

My childhood BFF Katie and I used to go to the mall and buy hats with big flowers so we could be like Blossom and Six. We fought over who got to be Six… she was so super cool wasn’t she?

I remember wishing back then that I had a friend who would show up at the front door unannounced. (Remember when the spontaneous pop-in was considered a welcome surprise rather than an annoyance? A post for another day.) Katie lived a car ride away, so she never just appeared at my house. She called, asked if it was ok to visit, and then got a ride. The surprise visit from a pal always sounded so exciting, as did Six’s crazyfast speech pattern. Basically, Katie and I wanted to be them.

Since I started writing this blog I’ve come to realize how much pop culture friendships—especially in books and TV shows—have influenced what I want from my own relationships. I’m not saying I want to mimic the content of the exchange below (no thanks!) but it gives me a bit of nostalgia: For teenage friendships, high-speed talking and a TV favorite of my youth.

See for yourself. (If you’re reading this in an email or feed you may need to click through to watch the video.)

Happy Friday!


Filed under Everything I Know I Learned on TV, The Old Days

6 responses to “In My Opinionation…

  1. Miss D. is smitten with the friendship between Carly and…blanking on her name (the blond sarcastic girl) on the show iCarly. I’d prefer she found a less snarky companion, but I do know where she’s coming from.

  2. Ana

    At least you aren’t Kimmie Gibler.

  3. Fanfan

    Yah! I was gonna say that I felt you were very influenced by those shows(and certain novels too). I think a lot of them are created to feed our cravings. Good to know that you had the kind of self awareness.

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