Just, oh, yesterday, I mentioned that I needed to tighten up on my finances and thus would forget that there is a Banana Republic basically across the street from my office and adjacent to multiple fast-food vendors. So far so good. Problem is, I sit at a computer all day, and when my mind wanders, so does my mouse. Today, it wandered to j.crew's lovely Web site and straight to these:
I have been scouring both Birmingham and the world wide web for a terrific pair of winter boots for about a year. A year. There are plenty of boots out there, but most are too shiny, embellished, high, low, hooker-ish, cowboy-ish or expensive for me. Until these. I haven't come close to grabbing my wallet yet, but I already feel like Monica Gellar when she names her fabulous new boots something along the lines of "I don't have any money in the bank, but I've got great boots"-boots. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I've been looking for a pair since that episode aired live on Must-See-TV.
You knew this was coming...
I believe you are confusing Episode 8.10, "TOW Monica's Boots" with Episode 1.01, "TOW Monica Gets a New Roommate" (aka the Pilot).
In 1.01, Rachel was laughed out of 12 interviews, but was still upbeat because she found new "'I don't need a job, I don't need my parents, I've got great boots' boots!"
It was years later, in Episode 8.10, that Monica buys boots which are so overpriced, she actually says to Chandler "Now, they’re a little more than I normally spend on boots…or rent."
And just in case you were wondering, it's episode 6.13 in which Rachel's sister Jill buys a "'Please, hire me!' sweater" and 'Don’t you want to rent me this apartment?' pants."
The point? Buy them.
PS: If you've been looking for boots since you saw that episode and first heard that line (assuming we are talking about Episode 1.01) then you've been looking for boots since you were 10. In which case, I recommend you but TWO pairs.
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