Code Names

The Beginning of Code Names

Birthday in Conshy, 2011

Birthday in Conshy, 2011


Ever since we first started going out to bars together, Desiree and I would make up code names for people.

There was a Stove, a Mr. Brightside, Girlfriend of the Year, and even a Psycho.  All those names were relevant to the people, and if they were around, we knew how to talk about them without having them ever know what we were doing or who we were referencing

When we first moved in with BK, we discovered the TV drama, 90210, on Netflix.  People then were awarded names that matched the characters Dixon, Liam, and Austin.

Grey’s Anatomy

Now that we have watched all of the seasons of 90210, we spend our free time watching Grey’s Anatomy, and we’re only halfway through.  The characters on this show seem to mirror many people and situations in our lives, minus being doctors and the surgical aspect of course.

Meredith and Cristina

Meredith and Cristina

Desiree is Meredith, the show’s main character, who is best friends with Cristina Yang, my alter ego.  They fight and stop talking, but they’re always there for each other, and if the day is bad enough, they drink tequila and dance it out.  A little drinking and dancing tends to cure life’s problems… at least for a little while.

What it comes down to is having that person who balances you out.  Nobody is perfect, and everyone has their flaws, but when Cristina can only see the black and white, Meredith shows her the gray.  And when Meredith can’t pick herself up again, Cristina reminds her of how strong she truly is.  Meredith is Cristina’s person. Desiree is mine.

Unfortunately, McSteamy and McDreamy just do not exist in our real lives…. yet.  However, we have awarded Burke and Karev to two individuals, but trust me, you don’t really want to be either.  Not in these cases.

What we really need is to find a George.

“Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves.  We throw tantrums when things don’t go our way.  We whisper secrets with our best friends in the dark.  We look for comfort where we can find it.  And we hope.  Against all logic.  Against all experience.  Like children, we never give up hope.” – Meredith