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September 26, 2011

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Internet is full of pet peeves and negative statements. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a slight inclination for ranting against things like bad drivers, stupid movies, and bad advertising. I thought it would be a nice change of pace to focus on the positive for today, so let’s talk about game-changers. Game-changers are those things that take a person from “Yeah, they’re cool,” to “We shall be best friends forever and ever and make friendship bracelets to show the world.” Here are a few of mine:

1. A shared love for The West Wing, LOST, or Harry Potter. Do you know what I’m talking about when I say that I still get emotional when we find out in the season two premiere “who’s been shot?” Do you share in my disdain for Kate and her tendency to string men along? And if you cried when Harry went into the woods in the seventh book, then go ahead and get your thread out because we’re going to be making friendship bracelets.

2. You hold the correct opinion that Chick-fil-A is far better than Bojangles. For those outside the area populated by either of these fast food chicken restaurants, let me just go ahead and make it clear. Chick-fil-A is better than Bojangles on every level possible. Bojangles tries their darndest, but even putting special salt on your fries does not make them better. Also: Chicken minis. I rest my case.

3. You prefer the mountains over the ocean. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with the beach, I just prefer the mountains. They’re great in any season, and you don’t have to worry about being eaten by sharks or drowning in fish-filled water. Do you share these beliefs? Then let’s have a slumber party and watch Amanda Bynes movies.

4. You understand the fine art of capitalization. There is a fine art to capitalization. You don’t want to use it too often, or else you just seem like Dora the Explorer, who is yelling all the time. Save it for the right times and you can use it to really get your point across without acting like your aunt who hit caps lock 18 months ago and can’t figure out how to change it back.

5. You say I remind you of Liz Lemon. This one is completely self-absorbed and silly, but I am who I am. A handful of friends have commented that they think of me every time they watch 30 Rock. These are the same people I’m naming my children after. That might be awkward to explain to my children, but it’s a game-changer so what’s a girl to do?

What about you? Do you have any game-changers?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Liz P. permalink
    September 26, 2011 3:17 pm

    Name your baby Liz – that way you can name her after Liz Lemon AND me!!
    Love you, Tiffany.

    • dtdorrin permalink*
      September 26, 2011 3:43 pm

      Liz! Makes me so happy when friends comment. And Liz is now officially in the running for any future daughter I may have. haha 🙂

  2. Schniff Schnaff Shalomie permalink
    September 26, 2011 3:38 pm

    I can see now why we are Shalomies. I never did understand the Bojangles hype. We had one open near us a couple years ago, the first within reasonable driving distance, and the city freaked out. For days you couldn’t go without waiting for 20 minutes to order. Sure, the bo-berry biscuits are pretty delicious, but I found everything else, from the chicken to the atmosphere, lacking. And even if you don’t particularly prefer the taste of Chick-fil-a, as a company they stand far above the rest.

    Now I am officially craving it, with no way of attaining it. Thanks, Tiff.

    • dtdorrin permalink*
      September 26, 2011 3:47 pm

      I hear ya. I have this constant tickle of a craving in the back of my mind for Chick-fil-A. I try to resist it for as long as I can before getting some. And to add to your reasoning, I don’t understand fast food restaurants that charge extra for refills and sauces, both of which Bojangles does. Oh, dear, dear Chick-fil-A. Far above the rest in almost every way.

  3. Amanda Strayer permalink
    September 26, 2011 8:20 pm

    Everything you say is true. Totally true. I wonder why my sister always wants Bojangles for breakfast when clearly chicken minis are the best things ever.

    And you are totally Liz Lemon like.

    • dtdorrin permalink*
      September 26, 2011 8:36 pm

      Thanks friend! I don’t think it’s any coincidence that you fulfill all five of these game-changers, and many more wonderful things! BFFs foreverrrrr! 🙂

  4. September 26, 2011 10:04 pm

    Whoa, according to number 1 we should be BFFs for life. I love all three of those things. West Wing ruined politics for me early on because no one can touch Jed Bartlet. The real question about LOST is were you a Jack fan or a Sawyer fan? I understand the Sawyer appeal, but I’m all about Jack Shepherd. And I just started rereading HP#7 again, can’t wait!

    • dtdorrin permalink*
      September 27, 2011 2:48 pm

      I totally agree about The West Wing! It ruined politics for me too. Now politics just seems so petty and full of silliness. I was a Jack fan at first, but for the last couple seasons I was a Sawyer fan (his relationship with Juliet?? I die.)

      • September 27, 2011 6:45 pm

        Ooh yes, Sawyer and Juliet were perfect!

  5. October 28, 2011 1:25 pm

    Okay, so I lurk around here every so often, have commented from time to time, but it’s been a while since I’ve visited (sorry!). I guess that’s obviously by the fact that I’m commenting on a month-old post.

    Anyway (to totally sound like a stalker)reading your list, I think we just might be separated at birth. Seriously…I love ALL of those things. Except I don’t think I could proclaim your resemblance to Liz Lemon because I’ve never met you. But the rest of those items…yeah, I think we would be besties if we ever met.

    Thanks for the smile and the assurance of self I just received.

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