Friday and Four
As I was getting ready for work today, I had Golden Girls (thank you, art.com, for the image) on in the background. Somewhere between making my coffee (or a mess, as my husband would say) and choking down my 1/2 cup of Fiber One cereal (Okay. That stuff is the worst. Eating a bowl of sticks and twigs might be easier.), I had a thought: Of all the "hit shows" with women (don't ask me how I'm defining hit because I don't know - can you tell I'm in a doc program and always very defensive about not citing my sources?), just women, there were always four. Think about it:
- Facts of Life (post-Molly Ringwald): Jo, Blair, Natalie and Tootie
- Designing Women: 3 skinny women and Delta Burke.
- Sex & the City: Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte
- Little House on the Prairie (okay, this is one is a stretch, I agree): Mary, Laura, Carrie and Grace.
- This is also true in literature. Little Women? Four. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.
- And, of course, what makes it really true? (Thank you inappropriate sister school of logic!) My experience: Best college living experience? Four of us. (Shout out to the Front Quad, sis-tahs!)
EDITED to add: If you do find this remotely (no pun intended) interesting, perhaps you should check out this link. Now I have another "issue" to tackle. (By the way, I would never sue a cable company just because my favorite jeans no longer fit. Just wanted to be clear.)