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Thursday, April 6, 2006

What about Holly

Okay, so I saw this commercial the other day that made me laugh (nervously) because it sounded like a secular, male version of my life.

The show's title, What About Brian, is about Brian, who is the last single guy in his group of friends (3 other couple at various stages). I, like Brian, have 3 best girl friends who are also all at different stages of coupledom.

The creepy similarities don't stop there.

Brian's first couple-friends are just engaged. One of my friends was engaged not too long ago and is now a newlywed.

The second couple is married without kids--but thinking they'll come soon. Again, my second friend is married and will probably start a family soon.

Brian's last couple is married with 3 little ones including a baby. My other friend has 2 kids--one a baby.

And like all three of my friends, Brian's couple friends are excited and hopeful that Brian will soon join their club and get married. If I even so much as mention a guy's name my friends immediately ask if he is single, how old he is, and if they need to go dress shopping for me.

Did someone out there sell my life story to ABC? Was the title What about Holly not catchy enough? The worse of it is that the show's creator is the one and only J.J. Abrams. Some of you get the weight of that statement. J.J. created my other two obsessive shows--Alias and Lost. WHY J.J. WHY?

Well, I don't know if I'll be tuning in to see how Brian is doing. Some topics are just too close to home. And J.J. has enough of my heart as it is.

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