…the last episode of Thirtysomething aired. My friends and were all curled up in bed in my dorm room in Marriac Hall ( a twin size mind you, with about 4 or 5 girls on it. Damn we were thin), Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (which obviously had no effect on us) were being passed around and so were the Kleenex. None of us could believe it was over. This was the show that showed us what we would look like when reached our thirties. What we were suppose to be, how we were suppose to act. Hope, Micheal, Gary…all seemed so mature, so responsible. Babies, careers, home-ownership…It was a time, at the time, that seemed so far away for all of us.
Over the years as DVDs were becoming more and more commonplace & more and more TV shows were being added to available roster, May (my best friend, who I’m sure was my sister in another life) and I wondered when and why. It was one of the best shows ever, so why was it not out there yet and would it ever be.
Then this morning as I’m watching Good Morning America, I hear, “…and coming up in our next half hour, the entire cast of Thirtysomething, after 18 years, together for a reunion…” My spoon dropped back into my mini-wheats. What shocked me more? The shows reunion or the 18 years. I called May immediately (she watches the Today Show…we won’t talk about that). “Oh my gosh, are you serious? Ok, I’ll call you back.” It was great. I was so excited and was instantly back at school. To watch all the old footage of the show and to realize that it was now me. Holy crap! And the best part….drum roll please…the DVD of the first season (22 episodes) was being released today!!!!!!!! As soon as GMA was over, Kira and I got dressed and headed over to Best Buy. I called May from the car…”I’m getting one for you too…” “No, I’m getting it for you for your birthday…” We were both laughing our heads off as only old friends can. What’s another 3 1/2 weeks to wait.