There’s a lot of speculation in the practicality of Monica and Rachel’s NYC apartment. For example, how they are able to afford so much space, (with a balcony!!!), given their somewhat ordinary circumstances. But Friends’ fanatics around the world don’t seem to care, because their relationship as roommates is brilliant. It is hilarious and sisterly, exasperating and inappropriate, and yet in the most uncanny way; it’s convincing. Why? Because it’s accurate. Girl roommates are all of those things. And if you’ve had the absolute honor of living with a female friend, here are all of the reasons we love our Monica and Rachel moments.
15. You get ready together to NSYNC Pandora.
Because nothing gets you going in the morning quite like a little “Tearin’ Up My Heart” and some kick-ass dance moves.
14. Chalkboard paint everywhere.
Leaving notes and reminding each other how great you look in that outfit makes for a day 100x better. Girls understand validation. And the need for it. We also have a secret 12-year-old-side in us just waiting to draw a penis on your door. Let’s be real.
13. Everything is wine-themed.
Cork shadow boxes, empty bottles filled with twinkle lights, wine glasses with your name on it—the possibilities are endless.
12. You are more likely to have champagne instead of milk in the fridge.
Because she won’t judge your mimosa at 9:00pm. Matter of fact, she’ll probably join you.
11. The DVR is packed with Real Housewives episodes.
Who’s worried about the Playoff games taking up too much room? Not me. I know that every Tuesday night I get to hang out with Lisa Vanderpump and keep it saved for as long as my little heart desires. I can also count on my roommate recording the Disney throwback episodes of Lizzie McGuire because she gets me like that.
10. Tampons are conveniently located in a wine glass a top the toilet. No shame.
It looks so much prettier than a big ol’ box; so we made a little bouquet in a wine glass to stay organized.
9. When you’re mad at your boyfriend, there’s no better place to go than home.
Even if you have absolutely no reason to be mad, and we all know that the giant, pink elephant in the room is feeding off of senseless, irrational hormones; you know she is fully prepared with all of the right lines:
“What a dick!”
“Wow, you are totally right.”
“How could he not get that?”
“Let’s open some Chardonnay.”
8. You’re probably on the same menstrual cycle, and it’s really not okay.
Someone should create an evacuation shelter for when this happens.
7. Holidays have never been more fun.
With more than one socialite under the same roof, you can bet we’ll find any reason to throw a party. And whether it’s planned or last minute, you can expect it to be fabulous.
6. Walking around in underwear is 100% acceptable.
Because sitting on the floor with a bowl of Fruit Loops in your underwear is sometimes all we need in life.
5. Your closets eventually morph into one.
Because it’s not like she can steal your clothes if you know where they are; and we all know we feel prettier swapping sweaters for a day.
4. Hand soaps are taken very seriously.
Because what is the point in September if hand-washing doesn’t smell like Apple Pie?!
3. Crying to Dancing With The Stars is common.
Sometimes those dances can be very meaningful, and just when you start to feel creepy for shedding a tear, you see your roommate reach for the tissues and it’s all relative.
2. You don’t have to hide your Target bags.
Because when I say I’m running to Target for groceries, she knows I mean three pairs of shoes and a throw pillow.
1. It will be one of the best times of your life.
Finding a good roommate is not an easy undertaking; but if and when you do, you will agree with me in that nothing will ever compare. You will laugh more, cry more, and probably drink more than any other time in your life. You will analyze the shit out of too many situations, make fun of life, dance your way down the stairs, and avoid mowing the lawn. You will have someone who gets it, without any of those confusing boundaries, because you become the kind of sisters that only roommates will understand. It’s like a second childhood, only better, because this time, there’s wine.