Thursday, March 23, 2006

Type Cast

So, lately, along with Lost, I've sort of been really into Gilmore Girls. Okay, I've been super into it. So much, that I locked myself in my room with a cheeseburger, french fries and season five one glorious Sunday. It was wonderful. For a girl who feels horribly guilty if she doesn't leave the house at least once a day, this was monumental. So, on Monday I was on Gilmore Girl withdrawal. I couldn't concentrate at work, all I wanted to do was get into bed and watch my girls.

Besides periodically writing posts for the blog, I also email back and forth with Laura constantly at work. Laura is my 5'11 125lb friend that I can't get rid of because well, we've been friends forever. We usually fight a lot about dumb stuff like, how I don't care what she ate that day, (2 carrots and an apple), and how I'm not going to weigh in on whether or not she should go to the gym that day. So, I try to keep the conversation light. And, what better light conversation is there than discussing Gilmore Girls?

So, the email conversation rolled on quite nicely, until, acting like we were 13, I told her I would be Rory (the main, tiny character) and she could be anyone else. This would just not do for Laura. She said that she was more like Rory and I could be...SOOKIE!

Sookie is an awesome character. In reality, I'd totally love to be Sookie. She's a master cook, married, has two babies and lives in Stars Hollow. Sounds awesome to me. But, I don' t think that's why Laura said I could be Sookie. She said I could be Sookie, because, well, Sookie is Fat. Rory is thin and Sookie is fat and how could I be Rory if I'm fat as well?


I don't want to be an actress, but I now know that I can only be cast as the fat best friend.

14 comments:

mISSpATTY said...

Everyone knows that Rory sort of sucks and Sookie rocks the house! Siunds like maybe Laura should be Sookie!

misspatty said...

I meant that Laura should be Rory cause she sucks!

Jackie said...

Gilmore Girls is a guilty pleasure of mine. I borrowed season one and two from my sister-in-law but have only gotten through half of season one since NOVEMBER! I don't have much time to watch television. It's sad. Now you got me wanting to watch it again! You rock!

Wendy said...

Oh, good lord, you've given me a flashback to sometime during college, when my normal-sized friend who looked vaguely like Blair on FactsofL1fe, and made sure to point that out to me and other people not infrequently, told me I was the Natalie Green character.

the Natalie Green character! whose core personality characteristics were (1) fat and (2) boring. God damn it all!

Sookie, OTOH, looks pretty damn on to me. though your friend is annoying me just a teensy weensy bit here with her itty bitty typecasting ideas.

Anonymous said...

Rh, Rory's kind of a whiny drag anyway. Be Lorelai.

Vanessa said...

I, too, am a Gilmore Girls fan--I've seen every single gosh darn episode, which gives me the credentials to declare Rory an annoying smarty-pants. Sookie is infinitely cooler.

I also want to state that your friend sucks. Don't you wish there was some easy way to shake off friends who you are really only friends with because of time and not because you actually like them?

Jess said...

I don't watch Gilmore Girls, I'm just happy to read I'm not the only fatty with a skinny friend that you sometimes want to shake the hell out of because they are constantly debating out loud in your presence whether or not they should go to the gym that day or asking if 60 minutes of cardio will burn off the calories in two oreos... um, I would think I would be the last person anyone would ask such questions of. I have to wonder, does my friend do this out of some hatred for my fattiness/ a need to shame me, or because she just doesn't see me as her "fat" friend. Hmm, I vote the former.

littlem said...

Jess, I vote the latter. Thin girls get body dysmorpia disorder too, and it sucks to hear them, but if they're your friends, I'm not sure you can hate them because of it.

(Although you can gently point out how much patriarchal beauty standard BS they've swallowed and how many calories it might have. Hee.)

FMG, "fat" best friends win Best Supporting Actress Oscars & Emmys. Come on, now, Ungaro will still make you a hot dress like that one Camryn wore. Life ain't fair, but it's real. Let's get what we can here.

K said...

Rory is a boy's name. Just saying.

Lobstar said...

My stupid high school did a lame "1990 Senior Class TV Show" list where they named everyone as a character from a show of the era. I, of course, got Roseanne. And as much as I might have wanted to convince myself that it was an homage to my acerbic wit, I know that it was more related to my size. Yep. That's high school for you!

EatingAin'tBad said...

I say your friend is being an ass. I'm a large woman with friends of all sizes but they all KNOW BETTER than to pull that crap with me. We talk about things other than food or our bodies most of the time. And if body stuff comes up, they listen to me and tell me to love myself because I am loveable. I tell them the same. I think your friend has issues with food and body image and that sucks for her. However, you are not the dumping ground for her issues. I would call her on this. If she's really your friend she may not realize she's letting her issues interfere with your friendship. If she's just an ass with no concept of shame or decorum, then dump her.

Maura in VA said...

Found your blog from a link on BFB - great stuff! My feeling about my fatness is very similar to the one expressed here. I am struggling to love myself the way I am, but there's ambivalence there. Mostly I am trying to focus on feeling better about myself by taking better care of myself, no matter what my size.

I have just gotten hooked on Gilmore Girls, too - in fact, the only thing that keeps me going to the gym (despite the fact that I weigh 260 pounds and stand out like a fish out of water) is that each elliptical trainer has its own TV set, so I tolerate the exercise by watching that day's rerun of Gilmore Girls!

One thing I love about GG is that it depicts the larger women -- Sookie and the woman who is the head of the dance studio -- as real characters with really "fleshed out" roles, not just the fat sidekick. Sookie has real storylines involving love and family and career. In fact, not once have I ever seen her or the other character comment about their weight at all! I LOVE that.

GoBetty said...

Rory is a trendy girl's name now.

Also, Natalie was the best Facts of Life girl.

Julie said...

Your friend... kind of sucks.