Friday, February 21, 2014

Remembering SATC + My sleep deprivation becomes scary

I’d like to start this post with a moment of silence for the masterpiece also known as the HBO series Sex and the City. Tomorrow marks ten years – Where has the time gone? – since the final episode, “An American Girl in Paris,” aired. (The episode, by the way, drew 10.6 million viewers, making it the highest rated of the series.) The void that the series created upon its exit still exists today, I think – and I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks this way. (The only thing I was not wild about was the way the producers seemed to jump the shark with the second movie…but, still, damned if I wouldn’t put the kids to bed early so that I could park my butt on the couch and watch the whole damn second movie all over again.)

I love the series that much.

In loving memory of the fabulous four, I’d like to share a few of my favorite (well, the milder ones, anyway) quotes and conversations:

Charlotte: I mean even if you're still in a relationship you still have to play games.
Carrie: Big and I played games look where it got us.
Charlotte: But maybe the game is not really over, maybe it's just halftime.
Miranda: That kind of delusional thinking is why you should be in therapy too.

“It’s slim pickin’s out there – you can’t swing a Fendi purse without knocking over five losers.”
                                                                                                                           – Samantha

Carrie: Ancient man did not need a shrink to survive.
Miranda: Ancient man had a life expectancy of thirty.

Carrie: Now I’ve laid down a gauntlet He either has to say “I love you” back or I guess I’m going to have to break up with him.
Charlotte: Well, how long are you going to give him?
Carrie: Well, I didn’t put an expiration date on the sentiment, but I figure it’s got the shelf life of a dairy product. It’s going to start to curdle in about a week.

"You can stay here with your boxes of shit and your shoe-eating dog and knock yourself out putting on the Rogaine and the Speed Stick." – Carrie (in an argument with Aiden)

“The closest Charlotte had ever come to getting screwed on a plane was the time she'd lost all her luggage on a flight to Palm Beach.”  – Carrie

“People go to casinos for the same reason they go on blind dates - hoping to hit the jackpot. But mostly, you just wind up broke or alone in a bar.”    – Carrie

“Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn't one occasion where people celebrate you. Hallmark doesn't make a 'congratulations, you didn't marry the wrong guy' card. And where's the flatware for going on vacation alone?”   – Carrie


Are you going through Sex and the City withdrawal, too? Who was your favorite? Please share in the comments below! But, first…

We’re on Scary Mommy!

So a few weeks ago, I posted Five Signs You’re SleepDeprived. I had actually written the list on a whim, and it came to me without much effort because, well, when you’re the mother of an infant and a toddler, you are forced to get up close and personal with fatigue.

Well, nothing much has changed with regard to my sleep status. I’m still getting up three times a night; and when that’s over, I still wake up tired as hell. But on the writing front, something has changed: The sleep deprivation list has since been super-sized, picked up, and published by blogger extraordinaire, Jill Smokler, the genius behind the ever popular and oh-so-relatable Web site Scary Mommy, and you can find the new list here.

As always, I’d love to know what you think! Can you relate? Have a superb weekend, and thank you for reading.
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12 comments:

  1. TEN YEARS? HOW HAS IT BEEN TEN YEARS? omg. I graduated college TEN YEARS ago. I swear if you'd asked me that before I read this post, I would have said 7 or 8 and thought I was telling the truth. Time is a fickle little beyotch. I feel so old. I loved SATC so much. Yay for making it onto Scary Mommy! :) I have a draft of a post about sleep deprivation but I bet your list covers all of it!

    Oh, and I related the most to Carrie. Because she's a writer, which is what I'm going to get back to pursuing in a year or so when the baby's older -- and she had very similar dating patterns to me before I got hitched :) Plus, I just loved her style.

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    1. Hi, Sara!! I so enjoyed reading your comment, and thank you for the kind words! I, like you, totally identified most with Carrie...with a dash of Charlotte.

      p.s. I thought about you last night: Guess who had to let her daughter CIO last night after leading an effort to kick the paci cold turkey? Yup. Yours truly. It sucked, Sara. (No pun intended.)

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  2. I sooooo miss SATC. Those are great quotes. I remember Charlotte on the ferry saying something like 'I've been dating since I was 15 - where is he????' and totally relating. I have all of the DVDs and have seen them all a million times, but it has been a while and this post has me itching to see them again. I loved the first movie and could take or leave the 2nd, but if it came on right now, I would be all over it just for the clothes and the Aiden kiss. If there was a 3rd movie my ass would be in the seat on day 1.

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    1. Don't I know it, Susan. I have yet to find anything that I love as much as SATC. And, you're right, that Charlotte quote was one of the classic ones; I remember that scene vividly. Did you see SJP on Wendy earlier this week? I don't think there's going to be a third movie, sadly...

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  3. I'm not such a big fan of SATC or Desperate Housewives, etc, but my husband likes them and will watch them over and over. He's Egyptian and is mesmerized when they talk openly about sex. Nonetheless, my sympathies for 10-yr anniversary of your loss.

    That "Scary Mommy" blog (and list) is funny! It's great you inspired her post. :)

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    1. Hi, Lexa! Let me just say that I hope to get over to Egypt to visit you one day -- and practice my very poor Arabic language skills and eat stuffed grape leaves until I become delirious. (They do have grape leaves over there, right? Please confirm whether they do.)

      And thank you for the kind words about Scary Mommy! But actually, I didn't inspire her post...she posted MY new and improved post! (Take a look at the link above and you'll see) Jill, the owner of Scary Mommy is a fabulous supporter of women bloggers and had provided a wonderful platform for us to display our work on her site -- a win-win for all! Yay! LOL

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  4. Congrats on Scary Mommy! You'll get some eyes on that piece and that's beyond awesome. The husband and I were having one of those "Can't believe it's been..." moments last night, when we flipped past The Sandlot. Twenty years old, it is. Twenty.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words,Paige, but more than that, thank you for reading...oh, and speaking of readers, you are the first to know that I've got some pretty interesting NFL-theme posts on tap for next week...

      Ah, yes; few things can prove just how much time has passed like television, movies, and, of course, music. Makes feel...old. But not bad because getting old sure as hell beats the alternative.

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  5. You know what, I never watched SATC. Just was never interested in it. But I can't believe it's been 10 years!

    Congrats being featured, that's awesome!

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  6. Thank you, Louida! And I totally understand the idea of not being into a particular popular show. People think I am from Mars when I tell them I've never seen an episode of Seinfeld or Friends...but the truth is, I don't really watch a lot of TV -- never have. It was more the fashion and the sights of NYC that pulled me into SATC...

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. I love that show thank god for reruns!!!!! Great share!!!

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    1. Oooh, I know, right!? OMG, I will stop *everything* if I catch one of those marathons, and I swear my kids probably consider the SATC theme song a lullaby, what with how often I watched the show while I was pregnant with them!

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