I arrived in New York City yesterday, which is always exciting because it means slumber parties and drinks and TV marathons with my best friends. Last night was a good start to the trip because I did two different kinds of friending—first, I met a long-lost friend for drinks (my freshman year of college roommate, who I hadn’t spoken to in about four years but who is absolutely amazing), then I had dinner with my BFF Callie and another bestie from high school, Jill.
It felt so good to get a giant fill of friend-time, especially since so much of the night was dedicated to nostalgia. My ex-roomie and I reminisced about how insane we once were regarding boy drama—a less sensitive subject now that we’re both married and, well, less stupid than we once were. Later in the night, I made Callie imitate every teacher we ever had, which, in my short-on-sleep delusional state, was just about the funniest thing I had ever heard. (Her imitation of our various high school chemistry teachers is enough to make me pee myself just about every time we see each other. Apparently, one never outgrows such things.)
In the spirit of awesome friendship nostalgia, and because I like to keep it light on Fridays, I wanted to share one of my new favorite websites. Hello Giggles is “the ultimate entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females” and was started by BFFs Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi, and Molly McAleer.
I love Zooey from The New Girl (I know some people are on the fence but I think it’s great—Schmidt is one of my favorite characters on TV), but I enjoy the site not because of her, necessarily, but because it celebrates the two things I’m most interested in: friendship (they have a BFF advice web show!), and awesome pop culture from the ’90s. Seriously, every time I click over there’s something about The Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High, awesome kids movies like Hook (Callie’s favorite), or a rom-com that I forgot I loved.
Of course, I spend much of the time I’m on the site wondering why I’m not BFFs with every single one of their writers and founders. (According to their BFF ustream show, Zooey bought Sophia every single Babysitter’s Club book—including Super Specials!—for her birthday. Also, all the Sweet Valleys and all the Nancy Drews. What?? These are my people.) All in good time, though, right?
For some fun and friendly Friday reading, check it out.
Another thing to check out? MWF Seeking BFF. It’s in stores now, and I would be forever grateful if you might: