From the Millennial That Binge Watches Friends in 2017

From the Millennial That Binge Watches Friends in 2017

The TV show we all wish would have a reunion.

So, most of us remember the iconic show Friends. From 1994-2004, the show was magic. Every Thursday night, America would gather around their television to see what wacky adventure the six iconic characters would get themselves into (and see what Rachel's new hair). My parents were part of this crowd, but when I was born in 1996, they missed a few episodes here and there because, well, LIFE. Now in 2017, I CAN WATCH EVERY EPISODE AS MUCH AS I WANT. I'VE NOW WATCHED THE WHOLE SERIES AT LEAST 7 TIMES. I LOVE IT.

Friends is the best show ever aired. Friends is this unrealistic, timeless, simple, yet relatable comedy. They make fun of adulthood, and they make the city life look so easy and fun. We rarely see them work or pay bills and just see the fun parts of life. We learn about relationships between friends and lovers. I watch this show because it makes me feel like I am part of the group. No matter what, I'll be there for you 'cause you're there for me too. We all of a little bit of Friends in us. There are so many iconic and relatable elements that as a millennial, I love.

To name a few....

How to flip someone off without flipping someone off. (Thanks Ross)

We all have a little Joey in us.

At least I do.

The bond between girl friends is not hating, tearing one another down, or lying.

It is being there for one another and genuinely caring for each other. I love the bond the girls hold.

Just when you think that one girl is gone, she shows back up again.

In every season. OH MY GOD.

The Grammar Police. They are everywhere here.

We all have some type of anger/control issues like Monica.

We all know the struggle, Chandler.

When we are doing karaoke in the shower and imagine we are in our own music video.

Everyone also just knows all the lyrics to Phoebe's original, Smelly Cat.

Trying to do our foreign language course, we all sound like Joey in the front of the classroom.

Ross taught us about being aware of our surroundings and love of sushi.

When Pheobe had enough on her birthday, she sounded like our mom when we need to clean our room.

When we show up late to the party after pre-game.

Come on, you know you can relate.

Having a Girls' Night is exclusive and means no boys allowed.

Adulting is going to suck. But adulting is a new adventure.

The best thing about today, is I don't have to wait until Thursday night for Friends to come on.

I have endless access thanks to Netflix! It's like a marathon every day!!

Friends is a TV show that will never get old. From "The Pilot" to "The Last One," the magic made on this show is real and timeless. These actors will always be these characters in my eyes. Every movie, new show, or red carpet event, that is Rachel Green, Joey Tribbiani, Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Phoebe Buffay, and Ross Geller.

I know it's crazy that someone in college watches a show that ended over 13 years ago, but that's because I was too young to appreciate it will it was popular. No show will ever top it. I can try again and again to find a new show to watch, but nothing will compare and I find myself rewatching the same episodes I have seen gazillion time. Let's just say I am bad at taking breaks *wink* *wink.* Now, excuse me as I finish up the series for the seventh time.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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