by Alexandra Kansun
The 1990’s were undoubtedly eventful. Rachel from the hit series TV show Friends got engaged to Barry-who, let’s face it, is no Ross Geller, Ross and Carol conceived Ben, their adorable blond haired baby whom Monica concussed, and Joey and Chandler adopted a chick and a duck. I remember it vividly, sinking into the soft suede couch with my brothers and sisters eating all of the popcorn before I could even get a handful. Every day my siblings and I would fight for the remote- I mean really, it was like a scene from 300, we would scream kick and punch, but every Thursday at 8pm nobody said a word. It was our family ritual; after dinner my mom would make popcorn, not just the microwavable stuff, the stove made fluffy and buttery kind, my brothers would haul their duvet covers down the stairs so we could all keep warm, my Dad would handle the remote and all of the lights, and being the youngest my sister and I would snuggle up and keep the couch warm. Needless to say, Friends was quite the event in my family, as was television all over North America at this time.