Last night’s Emmy Awards brought to my attention the great friendship between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Even though Fey was not in attendance, her commercials for AT&T aired throughout the show, making her presence known.
Fey on Poehler: “Not only is she not afraid to look silly, but she’s also not afraid to let you throw her in the air like a basketball and catch her.”
Poehler on Fey: “She’s the same way back then as she is now, which is really, really funny and incredibly hard-working and a very supportive and loyal friend. But she was a lot less rich. That was the only difference: She was, like, 100 percent less rich.”
Everyone needs different types of friends in their life, and Poehler and Fey are the epitomai of this. The two lovely ladies not only co-host the Golden Globes, but they also have a movie coming out together next year! Here are a few more ideas on the types of girlfriends you need in your group chat.
This is the mother of your group: the friend that always has Advil and Band-Aids and takes care of you when you’re sick. They’re the moms we have when our mothers aren’t around.
The Crazy One
Every group has that one friend who is always down for an adventure. The kind of person who would pick “dare” in Truth or Dare every time, and never say no to a night out. They’re the life of the party, even if sometimes they make you want to cringe in embarrassment—especially as you get older. But hold on to them, because they’ll remind you to be spontaneous—though I suppose that defeats the purpose. Everyone needs a Rayanne Graff to their Angela Chase; if you don’t know that reference, I beg of you to learn it now!
This is the friend that you know will come to pick you up at 3 a.m. if need be. You might go a few months without talking, but they’re still your emergency call. They’ll always be there for you when need them most.
It’s always great to have commonalities with your friends, but it can also be extremely freeing to have a friend that is the polar opposite. For example, if you’re used to going to brunch on the weekends, you might want to go rock climbing instead. This type of friend exposes you to new experiences and makes sure things are never boring.
The Lifelong One
We’ve all got a friend that we knew back in grade school, right? You might have drifted apart at some point, but every time you see each other again, it feels like you’re 14 years old once more. That’s the kind of person you need in your life–someone who reminds you of where you come from and how far you’ve come since then.
The Cool One
The fashionable friend. You know the one–they were probably among the first to wear Uggs and watch Breaking Bad. When you thought you had rocked a cutting-edge outfit, they quickly let you know that not only has your style already been done, but they wore it last month! They’re always keeping us on our toes and in touch with what’s cool.
The Honest One
This is the friend that will tell you when that dress with the ruffles is not your best look. They won’t sugarcoat their words; they’ll give you the truth, even if it’s hard to hear.
No matter what life throws your way, there’s always someone who will be there to support you.
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