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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Girl

If you ever watch television these days, you may have seen the commercial for the new show, New Girl.
(anything in quotes comes from the show description here.)

"JESS DAY is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn't. Although she's dorky and awkward, she's comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she's not used to hanging with the boys - especially at home."
I could have written this sh*t

Once upon a time, I broke up with a guy and moved in with 3 boys - complete strangers. Ok, J was actually someone I sort of knew, but I don't think knowing my drink order at my favorite bar constitutes a close friendship. Oh and I may have broke up with my douchebag ex like a year earlier, but you get the point.
"NICK is the most grounded. He had big plans for life, but somewhere along the way, he stopped caring and became a bartender. "

J was a bartender.
Ok that is the only similarity for that one.

"SCHMIDT is a hustling young professional who fancies himself a modern-day Casanova. Though his heart is usually in the right place, he's always scheming ways to climb the social ladder and is driven by an immature and almost obsessive urge to be on "the scene."

This would be A. Or D, to some people.
Although climbing the social ladder is not something he fancies. A true hater of Facebook, he would probably rather stay at home with a good movie and a good drink, before venturing out to be on "the scene"

COACH is a former high school athlete who currently makes his living as a personal trainer. Set in his ways and with a take-it-or-leave-it attitude to dating, Coach is most comfortable when he's in the gym. Though he'll never admit it, Coach's macho athletic exterior is actually a cover for his shyness around women, and he struggles to translate his personal confidence into conversation, preferring to speak in sports metaphors - or not at all.

This would be N.
He is a former high school athlete. He also once had some award winning catch or something in some important football game. He did go to school to be a personal trainer.
But I don't think N is most comfortable in the gym. And I don't think he is terribly shy around women. But I do think he would speak in sports metaphors all day long if he could. Oh, and he is white.

"Rounding out this group is Jess' childhood best friend, CECE, a deadpan, somewhat cynical model who blossomed after outgrowing her promiscuous adolescent years."

Alright, I didn't have any cynical model friends.

As their relationships progress, the five(four) friends come to realize they need each other more than they ever thought they would and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional family.

Now that part, it's pretty dead on. Although I don't talk to these boys as much as I did when we all lived together, they we're a very important part of my life. One even became my BFF. Some of the best stories of my life are from living in that house.

But bottom line - although I most likely won't watch the show, I'm very flattered they picked Zooey Deschanel to play my character.


  1. "modern-day Casanova," eh? I would like to meet this 'A' or 'D.'

  2. Couple of things...

    1. I saw this preview, and wanted to watch it. Has it aired yet?
    2. I totally remembered you telling the story of you and your roommates once upon a time. Good Times!
    3. I adore Zoey. Excellent choice to play you :)

  3. Hey!! I think that I'm pretty level headed and I had plans...for...that...something that one time... Comments like that won't get you job offers to be my Chef de Cuisine at my restaurant...when I get one anyway. Oh wait you didn't go to culinary school.

    I do miss that house, I think about that crazy house with all of the crazy people and great times that were had and shared. I wish I had a time machine so I could go back and see and experience some of those valued memories and see some of those friends just one more time.

    This site sucks to write on BTW, especially for a freakin blog site. This is the second time I have written this.. The first one was way better.

    So which one was Casanova again? I guess I will let him have that one. The goofy, pasty, Mr. Bean looking bastard did pull some pretty good looking tail in his time. Although some of the credit does need to go to my cooking, him being their manager and barrels full of alcohol.

    Anyway, great post, very touching and appreciated. That house was was infamous, you know when hundreds of people around town would know what you were talking about when you could say "meet us at Pequito" and they knew what the hell you were talking about, you know that we left quite an impression on that town. I knew the second that I pulled up to that place (and broke in to give myself a tour) and then dragged D back late that night to show it to him, that we needed to live there.

    Miss you and hope all is well for you.


  4. The show was pretty bad. Too over the top but hopefully they can tone it down a bit because I love Zooey.

    And to Fullwood - That pasty Casanova has some pretty good tail these days too - in my not-so-humble opinion.


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