My favorite girl has changed countless times over the years. As a child, I absolutely adored Sophia, or "that crazy old lady" as I referred to her at the time. Her wisecracks and her stories that always began with the words "picture it" kept me amused to no end and still do to a surprising degree. As I got older and began to watch the reruns, Dorothy became my favorite with her dry wit and sarcasm. She reminded me of me to a large degree, and still does really. I've always got a smart remark for family and friends, and I'm usually considered to be "the intelligent one." A little later, however, I entered my wild phase, staying out all night and ending up in more than one bed. Of course, Blanche then became my favorite and the one with which I most identified. I'll just say it: she was a slut and so was I. Although I do have some fond memories from that time and sometimes think about revisiting the past, I'm mostly glad that I'm as boring as I am today. A little of that kind of living goes a long way. So that brings me to Rose. Although funny in her own way with her St. Olaf stories and wide-eyed innocence, she is a bit of a fuddy-duddy who finds joy in some very mundane things. That is basically me today. I can't guarantee I'll stay there, however. I, like life, and like the world, am constantly changing. I may revert to a previous incarnation or I may grow in a new and unexpected way that brings me back to being a disciple of one of the other girls. One thing I do know is that I'll keep watching the show (especially as I've shelled out good money for the DVDs) and enjoying it. Finally, although they'll probably never see this, I'd like to give a heartfelt thanks to those wonderful actresses, and everyone else who brought the show to life, for bringing a little life to what shows on my television. It's been over twenty years since it's debut, and I still enjoy getting on the ride again and again like a favorite roller coaster at a favorite amusement park.
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