In the wake of the LOST series finale and all the theorizing, complaining, debating, cursing and questioning I’ve heard in the last few days, one thing has become incredibly clear — it’s rare to find a great show with a long run and a fantastic ending. Which is just one reason why Sex and the City is so amazing! *Le sigh*
As far as I’m concerned, women in this world can be split into two categories: A) those who love SATC and B) those who don’t. And I have no interest in ever being friends with the women in category B. (Just kidding!)
But I do think there is something special about women in category A — they’re girls’ girls. The ones who factor girl time into whatever is happening in their lives or what man they are with at the time, and can always help you rationalize buying a new pair of expensive shoes as an “investment.” And they’ve probably had a life experienced that can be summed up in a SATC reference — “he’s my Aidan”, “he’s her Big”, and “that episode when Samantha goes to Sharper Image…”
Miranda: I didn’t tell Walker I was pregnant.
Miranda: It didn’t come up! If Walker had said to me, “Have you given birth recently?”, I would have said, “Well, first of all, define recently.”
Samantha: Well, let’s just say it: you won.
Carrie: Was there a contest?
Samantha: Oh please! There’s always a contest with an ex. It’s called “who will die miserable.”
Charlotte : Imagine, being blind and not being able to see a beautiful day like today. Can you think of anything worse?
Anthony : Stonewashed jeans and a matching jacket.
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?
It’s given us quotes to summarize the important experiences in our lives and comic relief to laugh about the horrifying ones. It’s given us beautiful fashion and delicious cupcakes. It’s made us feel okay about not getting married before 40 — or even 50! It’s made it okay to love a city as much as a person. And it’s shown us that no matter how many bad jobs, men, unplanned pregnancies, or divorces you experience in your life, your true girlfriends will always be there for you. (And gay BFFs, too.)
Carrie: The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t.
But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to.
Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.
And although I wish I could be with all of my SATC-loving girls as the movie comes out this weekend, I am excited to have one very special date for the movie — my all-time BFF and soon-t0-be Chicago neighbor — my sister Laura. A girls’ girl to the core and a woman who knows a thing or two about shoes and cocktails.
So from one SATC-loving woman to all of you kindred spirits out there, slip on your Manolos and pour yourself a cosmo — here’s to another night with our favorite ladies!