Quarterlife Lessons From the HBO Show “Girls”: S2E2

(Read about the last episode here)

Episode 12 “I Get Ideas”

I would like to open with how while I think Hannah’s “colorblind” comments to Sandy were really stupid, they were also incredibly funny. They remind me of white people who tell me that they don’t think there’s anything wrong with the Asian fetish or Yellow Fever, and men who respond with “Well, there are a lot of female CEO’s now” when I complain about the fact that women still do not make as much money as men for the same jobs.

Hannah’s self-righteous proclaim to Marnie and Elijah about her breakup was hilarious: “Your rights happened!” Right, just because one socially conservative person is now without a girlfriend, women’s rights and gay rights are totally going to improve now. Uh huh.


  1. If someone cares enough, they’ll make the time and effort. – While it takes much less time to look at a painting and spew out some general comments than reading a piece of writing and then providing feedback, I do agree with what Jessa said: “If he’s not reading your essays, he’s not reading you.”  Sandy doesn’t mind watching the TLC TV show “Say Yes to the Dress” with Hannah, but finds her writing about her goddamn self boring because “nothing really happened”? Seriously? He basically just sent the signal of “Yeah I don’t care enough about you to know you as an individual, but hey, I like having sex with you.”
  2. It’s difficult to date someone who believes in the opposite of any of your principles. – While it is not the reason they broke up, I would like to say “I knew it” about how Sandy turned out to be a Republican. I so predicted there was going to be wrong with that character from how over-the-top lovey-dovey he and Hannah were behaving. Anyhow, I’m not saying that couples of different religions, political parties, etc. cannot succeed. I’m saying that you need to have a conversation about it as soon as you find out instead of wasting time. Ignoring it will result in blowing up in yo’ face.
  3. You cannot “value exchange” relationship mistakes. – When Elijah said that George should forgive his cheating because then he would forgive George for getting too drunk at a party and embarrassing him in front of his friends, I majorly rolled my eyes at the screen. Um, worst apology ever! First of all, those two errors are not even on the same scale. Secondly, if you’re going to keep a tab on “who’s messing up more” in a relationship, that’s just inviting more mishaps by excusing one person’s bad behavior for the other’s.
  4. The more people a secret involves, the harder it is to keep. – I think we all know that Elijah and Marnie cannot keep their “3 pumps” together hidden from Hannah forever. I look forward to watching what will unfold.
  5. Be careful about giving out your place’s spare keys. –  Oh God, Hannah! Why the hell did you give Adam the keys to your apartment?! Please tell me: what kind of emergency can possibly occur where your ex would need to enter your place of residence, huh? I’ve never lived with a boyfriend before nor have I ever given a spare key to anyone I dated, but now I know what to do in the future: Even if it was a pleasant breakup, you just never know how someone may change, so the best thing to do is to change the locks on your doors afterwards and have a peace of mind.

I don’t have much to say about Shoshanna and Ray besides that I might also start answering the common question of “How are you?” with “I am amazing” now.

Goodbye, Donald Glover. Hello, guy from Lonely Island!



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