Fictional Friday

This weeks fictional Friday is the comparison of my best friend Andrea, to Lily Aldrin from How I Met Your Mother.

When I started watching the show, I was instantly drawn to Lily’s character. She made me feel like I knew her, could be friends with her, and then I figured out why. Lily reminds me of Andrea. Even Lily’s relationship with Marshall is eerily similar to Andrea and her husband Mikey. I don’t know of many relationships stronger than theirs.

Lily is one of those characters that has a lot of layers. She’s down to Earth, and sweet, but she will cut you with the shiv she probably has in her purse. She is the planner and organizer of the group. Andrea will start planning her daughters next birthday while the other one is happening.  They both have the answers to things, I don’t even know how. If I don’t know the answer to something I’m either calling Andrea or my mom.

Lily tells it like it is. Lily isn’t afraid to hit you with a truth bomb. Andrea will outright slap you with them. They know the truth is in your best interest, and that’s good enough. They also meddle. Not in a bad way, but out of love. If I’m making decisions that Andrea knows are ridiculous, she’ll let me have it for a minute, and then she will show me the light. I think it’s pretty important to have at least one friend in your life that won’t sit around and let you do dumb shit.

When Lily gets mad, it’s best to run for cover. Same can be said for Andrea. They have no problem letting you know how they feel, which is a great quality, considering some people hold it in and then it explodes.

They both love food, but I don’t think I could be friends with someone who didn’t. When Andrea and I get a girls day, there is always cupcakes. ALWAYS.

She is one of my favorite people to drive/ride with. She has no tolerance for slow drivers. We have things to do and places to go, get out-of-the-way.

Lily is loyal, kind, strong, and hilarious. There are so many reasons why Andrea is real life Lily and I just love it. I wouldn’t change a thing about Andrea’s personality, it’s kept us best friends since we were 17, we’re now in our thirties.

Monica Geller and Lily Aldrin best friends forever.

 

Fictional Friday

It’s Fictional Friday again! This week is about why my mother’s fictional doppelganger is Kitty Forman. Let’s face it, Kitty is pretty much the coolest of all of the TV moms. She’s sassy, loving, and keeps everyone in line.

Kitty is a nurturer, she takes care of everyone, and if anyone needs anything, they find Kitty. My brother’s and I joke that as a child, it was punishment to have to go to the store with my mother, because people would constantly stop her to talk. Most of these people she had never met. One stranger even started hysterically crying on her shoulder. It was as awkward as it sounds. People can spot a nurturer.

Even though she’s a nurturer, mess with someone she loves, and she will cut you. If you’ve ever crossed my mom, then you’ve been given “the look”. The one eyebrow raised, eyes cut, as she’s trying to set you on fire with her mind look. You know the one.

Kitty always let everyone hang out at her house, and she treated them like her own kids. Growing up, the majority of sleep overs were at my house, mostly because everyone wanted all of the food my mom would cook. Like Kitty, my mom treated my friends like her own kids, often times by spitting hard truths. Like the time one of my friends decided to declare her dream of one day being a pole dancer over breakfast. We were like 10. My mother never even skipped a beat, telling her to maybe consider ballet instead.

I joke about my mother’s sunny optimism all the time. She’s just a naturally happy person. It’s crazy how it’s all un-medicated though!

Both Kitty and my mother are always full of sound advice. They also don’t waste time sugar coating things. They have certain expectations, but also know idiotic teenagers make mistakes.

I strongly believe there is no problem baking or life related that those two can’t solve.

Tip : Don’t ask my mother for a recipe. It will not have amounts, only a list of ingredients. Unless you consider “some, a lot, or a little” proper forms of measurement.

You won’t hear either one of them say anything bad about anyone, unless… they hurt someone they love. It’s almost an art.

Kitty loves being a mom, and that shows through in everything she does. Thanks for being as groovy as Kitty, mom!