Pre-Recession Weekend Plans: Rick and I hire a babysitter and go out for dinner and drinks with friends.
Recession Weekend Plans: Rick and I sit down on our couch to survey the options on our DVR.
“We have “30 Rock” and “Grey’s Anatomy,”” he says.
“Your choice. I don’t care,” I reply.
“No, your pick. It’s Friday night. It’s Ladies’ Night.”
Is this what passes for Ladies’ Night nowadays? Because I distinctly remember a time when it meant endless free drinks for me and all my friends at our local college bar, while we scouted for hot frat boys to kiss.
That’s what being a lady was all about in 1990.
And now a few years later several years later nearly two decades later, it comes down a glass of white wine and a choice between “30 Rock” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
I pick “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Which has gotten so gross. And so serious. And so depressing.
Didn’t that show used to funny and carefree and all about the hook-ups?
You know, more like Ladies’ Night?
Obviously, we should have just watched “Friday Night Lights” with the commercials. It’s seriously the best show on television. And I know what you’re thinking. Um, hold on there cowgirl, don’t you always tout, “Gossip Girl” as the most amazing show ever?
Well, yes but….. “Friday Night Lights” is like an incredible dinner at a Mario Batali restaurant and “Gossip Girl” is the Butterfinger you scarf down on the cab ride home. Both completely awesome but totally different.
So go watch it. Afterwards, if you don’t end up really wanting to be Tami Taylor (Coach Taylor’s wife) like me and faithful mama bird reader E, I swear I’ll buy you a Butterfinger.
Oh by the way, that Butterfinger promise is a total scam.
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