September 22, 2012

Knock You Naked Brownies

knock you naked brownies

If you knew me well, you would know that I can almost always relate a life experience to an episode of Friends.  It’s one of my many valuable and indispensable traits.  Quoting one-liners from Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Monica or Phoebe has become almost a pastime for my family.  We do it so often, in fact, that it has really become second nature.  It’s scary sometimes.  Perhaps though, it’s because I can relate to those characters so much, especially Monica with her obsessive behavior and OCD like qualities where everything has to be in its place and freakishly clean.  Yep.  That’s me.

sugar, pecans and glorious butter

There is one particular episode where Monica physically exhausts herself to make the apartment guest ready, complete with a presentation of baked goods, and as the other Friends arrive, she proclaims in a voice of exasperation, yet contentment “I’m always the hostess.”  Well, that’s me too.  I feel such a burning need to provide and impress guests sometimes that it can become overwhelming and stressful.  I know I’m not alone in these emotions, but even when I tell myself that there is simply not enough time or resources to project the welcoming I intend to, my need to be a good hostess almost always takes over.