“No one could ever know me
No one could ever see me
Seems you’re the only one who knows what it’s like to be me
Someone to face the day with, make it through all the rest with
Someone I’ll always laugh with
Even at my worst, I’m best with you, yeah!”
Happy Friends Day! Could I be any more excited?!?
It’s hard to believe that one of America’s most-recognized sitcoms (and one of my all-time favorite TV shows) is celebrating its 25th anniversary today…I’d certainly rather not dwell on just how long I’ve been watching! But, as always, I love an excuse for a celebration, and since we finally allowed our children to watch through the entire run of the show starting around Thanksgiving last year, I knew it was a holiday we could all enjoy.
I always try to acknowledge a special occasion with an outfit. While Pinup Girl Clothing did have a lobster-print skirt a while back that would have been absolutely perfect, I never did have the chance to add it to my wardrobe. I did wear a brooch that can kind of pass as Hugsy, Joey’s bedtime penguin pal, though!
The highlight of the day was a Friends marathon. We chose one episode (or a two-parter) from each season:
- Season One–“The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate”
- Season Two–“The One with the Prom Video”
- Season Three–“The One with the Hypnosis Tape”
- Season Four–“The One with Ross’ Wedding” (parts one and two)
- Season Five–“The One in Vegas” (parts one and two)
- Season Six–“The One that Could have Been” (parts one and two)
- Season Seven–“The One with Monica and Chandler’s Wedding” (parts one and two)
- Season Eight–“The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath”
- Season Nine–“The One in Barbados” (parts one and two)
- Season Ten–“The One with Phoebe’s Wedding”
Food is always an integral part of a Markel Family holiday. Of course we needed salty snacks, so I chose a staple from Chandler’s traditional Thanksgiving feast…a family-size bag of Funyuns. And for a fun beverage, we remembered the time Joey was bursting with Yoo-Hoo:
Dinner was easy…we ordered the Joey special: Two pizzas (from Pizza Hut, because we’re definitely not too good for The Hut)!
And I made Rachel’s Thanksgiving trifle, but hopefully mine didn’t taste like feet (the beef sautéed with peas and onions was actually Oreo crumbs mixed with coconut and green chocolate-coated candies)!
“It’s a trifle. It’s got all of these layers. First there’s a layer of ladyfingers, then a layer of jam, then custard, which I made from scratch, then raspberries, more ladyfingers, then beef sautéed with peas and onions, then a little more custard, and then bananas, and then I just put some whipped cream on top!”
The best special occasions involve Lego building, and Lego did not let us down, because they released a special Central Perk Ideas set earlier this month!