Brothers-in-arms

(Wrote this a while ago and I thought I published it here…apparently not! )

A rainy day. Two little kids, forced to stay indoors. Not a good thing. So we struck a deal – sit on the doorstep, watch the downpour but not a step out, even for a little bit.

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So that’s what they did, the cousins. The 3 year old explaining the garden, the rain and the birds to the 2 year old. And the latter diligently repeating the main words, to summarise. Just then there was a loud burst of crackers and the younger one’s body gave a little frightened jerk. And his cousin quietly put his hand on the other’s shoulder, patted him and said it’s ok, nothing to be scared of..just some ‘pattaas’.

I have 13 first cousins. My son and my nephew just have each other.

I hope they grow up to be best friends. With each other, through thick and thin. Not just mere cousins. Be brothers. And more.

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TOW Joey speaks French


[Central Perk. Phoebe’s trying to teach Joey French, so she’s sitting in front of him with the script in her hands.]

Phoebe: All right, it seems pretty simple. Your first line is “My name is Claude”, so, just repeat after me. “Je m’appelle Claude”.

Joey: Je de coup Clow.

Phoebe: Well, just… let’s try it again.

Joey: Ok.

Phoebe: Je m’appelle Claude.

Joey: Je depli mblue.

Phoebe: Uh. It’s not… quite what I’m saying.

Joey: Really? It sounds exactly the same to me.

Phoebe: It does, really?

Joey: Yeah.

Phoebe: All right, let’s just try it again. Really listen.

Joey: Got it.

Phoebe: (slowly) Je m’appelle Claude.

Joey: Je te flouppe Fli.

Phoebe: Oh, mon Dieu!

Joey: Oh, de fuff!

[Joey’s apartment. Phoebe is trying to teach Joey French.]

Phoebe: Je m’appelle Claude.

Joey: Je do call blue!

Phoebe: Noooo! Ok, maybe if we just break it down. Ok, let’s try at one syllable at a time. Ok? So repeat after me. “je”.

Joey: je.

Phoebe: m’ap

Joey: mah

Phoebe: pelle

Joey: pel.

Phoebe: Great, ok faster! “je”

Joey: je.

Phoebe: m’ap

Joey: mah

Phoebe: pelle

Joey: pel.

Phoebe: Je m’appelle!

Joey: Me pooh pooh!

Phoebe: Ok, it’s too hard, I can’t teach you!

Joey: What are you doing?

Phoebe: I, I have to go before I put your head through a wall. (she leaves)

Joey: (he goes out calling her) Don’t move! Don’t go! I need you! My audition is tomorrow! Shah blue blah! Me lah peeh! Ombrah! (he gives up). Pooh.

Complete script available at Source

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I’ll Be There for You

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“I’ll be there for you” – The Rembrandts

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear,
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month,
or even your year, but…

I’ll be there for you…
When the rain starts to pour
I’ll be there for you…
Like I’ve been there before
I’ll be there for you…
‘Cause you’re there for me too.

You’re still in bed at ten, though work begins at eight,
You burned your breakfast, so far things are going great,
Your mother warned you there’d be days like these,
But she didn’t tell you when the world was brought down to your knees that…

I’ll be there for you…
When the rain starts to pour
I’ll be there for you…
Like I’ve been there before
I’ll be there for you…
‘Cause you’re there for me too.

No one could ever know me. No one could ever see me.
Seems your the only one who knows what it’s like to be me
Someone to face the day with.
Make it through all the mess with.
Someone I’ll always laugh with.
Even at my worst, I’m best with….
you – yeah

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear,
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month,
or even your year, but…

I’ll be there for you…
When the rain starts to pour
I’ll be there for you…
Like I’ve been there before
I’ll be there for you…
‘Cause you’re there for me too…

Why this and why now? Jus’ like that! In the mood for F.R.I.E.N.D.S 🙂