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.”
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.