long-distance relationship

best friends makin' it work


Snowpocalypse/snowmageddon/snowgasm/& snow my god! are finally over (for now). Thank you, God.

After spending the entirety of yesterday stuck inside the confines of my apartment, I got to go to work today. First thing on the agenda was to attend a press conference led by Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman to announce a new bill regarding US policy toward Iran. Personal politics aside, I like seeing these two men together.

After McCain made his opening statement, he took a step back from the podium and stood next to dear old Joe. Joey and Johnny shared a look. Joey gave Johnny a pat on the back. Then Joey and Johnny both smiled. It was adorable.

Seeing McCain and Lieberman made me think of other friendship duos that remind me a great deal of the bond Rohini and I share. Here are a few. Please feel free to share any others that come to mind.

Sigfried and Roy
Illusionists, entertainers, & white tiger breeders. Alright, so these two were a bad choice to start off the list since we have absolutely nothing in common with them, but when one of them isn’t being attacked by a white tiger they’re a really great team. Look at what I found when I did a little research on Wikipedia, ‘In the poker variant of Texas Hold ‘Em a pair of queens in the hole has the nickname of “Siegfried and Roy”.’ Usurping the thrones of these two queens and getting this hand named the “Rohini and Yang” is now going on the aspirations list. So what if I don’t know how to play the game.

Oprah & Gayle
We’ve made this comparison many times. I will be a newswoman turned billionaire talk-show host/media mogul & Rohini will be my best friend. Rohini’s got her end of the deal down. My end of the bargain might be a little harder to achieve.

Bert & Ernie
They sing songs and take baths together. Need I go on?

Harold & Kumar
If I weren’t so opposed to Doppelganger week, I would have changed my usual Rohini+Yang profile picture to a mugshot of these two pot-smoking bros.

The Coen Brothers
Many of you may not know this, but very much like these movie-making brothers, Rohini and I have also dabbled in the art of the moving picture. Our filmographies include An Unbeautiful Mind, ERoW: Euthanasia, Right or Wrong?, The Bachelor, I’m Stressed and I Don’t Know What to Do About It, & Horizontal Limit (in production since 2004). The box set will be out next Christmas.

Kermit & Ms. Piggy
Usually I would assign Rohini with the male role, but in this instance I better fit the part of the talented, much too loveable Kermit, and the oblivious, love-crazed Ms. Piggy is a dead ringer for Rohini.

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
Colloquially known as “Matt and Ben” these childhood best friends have been co-stars, co-Oscar winners & each other’s co-pilots. While Rohini and I might have trouble matching them on the first two, we’re certainly pulling off the last of the three pretty well.

Nick & Joe Jonas
What about Kevin? Let’s be honest, just like we don’t care about the oldest of the international musical brothers sensation, Joe and Nick don’t either.

I could go on and on, but I’ll leave the other famous duos for a later post. I guess what I’m trying to say is I’d like it very much if my name could always be associated with Rohini’s. And every time my name is spoken, I’d hope that any mention of Rohini would only be a few sentences away. And if we don’t become famous best friends on our own terms, my name will always follow Rohini’s when they finally legalize gay marriage. Ba dum bum ching!


1 Comment»

  teesa wrote @

you guys are oprah and gayle for suuuuuuure. i’ll be waiting for the tv show :)

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