10 Things That Happen When You Watch Gilmore Girls For The First Time


1. Three episodes in, you start singing along to every.single.word. of the theme song.  Except you change the first line to “Get your ass on the road,” because, be honest, it kind of sounds like it says that.


2. You hope to God that any future daughters you might have are as smart and self-motivated as Rory.  So much less work to do that way, right?


3. Your marriage becomes compromised because one of you is Team Dean and one of you is Team Jess.  But then you realize you’re both Team Logan and everything is okay again.  Side Note: It wasn’t until I was sucked into the Gilmore Girls Buzzfeed vortex that I realized a lot of people hate Logan.  And I am still very much confused as to why.


4. You will toy with the idea of getting “Rory bangs.”


5. You will realize that out of all the characters, you relate most to Emily Gilmore.  Then wonder if that’s depressing or not.


6. You will think Lorelai should end up with Christopher and then when she does, feel sad that she’s not with Luke.  And then feel totally at peace when you see the series finale.


7. You will cheer on every rebellious move Lane makes because you maybe love her character a little too much.  For the record, I kind of wish they hadn’t gone the get-married-get-pregnant route with Lane.  I mean, I love Zach but I would rather have seen her keep moving forward with her music career.

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8. You will feel like the end of Rory’s relationship with Logan was whoa! really abrupt.  I didn’t want her to get married either but geez that seemed like kind of a serious relationship to just end it so quick.  Was she even sad?


9. You will decide that you should probably never become a mother because you will never be as independent, witty or level-headed as Lorelai.  Plus you will never be able to drink as much coffee as she does and still be a functioning member of society. lorelai

10. You will declare Saturday January 24th, the day you finished watching the series, to be the saddest day of your life.  The finale was probably the hardest I’ve ever tried not to cry (except for when Rory gave her HS valedictorian speech, because that was rough too).  How many months do I have to let pass before I re-watch it?


Friday Randoms

Because Friday calls for a post made up of random blurbs about my life, right?

1. It’s World Sleep Day!  Or something like that.  Who can keep track of these “National                   Day” holidays anyways?  But, a few words on sleep.  My sleep to be exact.  I love the idea of sleep but in actuality, I am a crazy vivid dreamer and often wake up feeling like my brain was working overtime creating dream details instead of resting.  Wah wah!

2. Our Crate and Barrel kitchen island came in on Wednesday!  Which means: A) We can toss the gross old table we’ve been using as a mock island since we moved into the house B) More space to organize our overcrowded kitchen drawers and cupboards and B) My mom can stop asking “so where are you going to put the island?” every time she comes over 😛

3. I’m a mere 100 pages into Rick Steves’ book on Provence and feel flustered about all the information already.  I’m starting to think it might be better for me to not know anything about France.

4. After 3 days of fabulously warm weather and 3 straight days of outdoor runs, it snowed.  Like big fat wet snowflakes!  The next day it was sunny with no sign of there having been snow the day before.  Must be spring in Colorado!

5. Joey’s birthday is next month and I am already hounding him about where I he would like to go for dinner to celebrate.  I think we both realize that this is more for me than for him… but hey, there’s food and I’m paying so he better just gratefully accept.

6. I was half an hour late to work on Wednesday because Joey and I were so caught up in watching a high speed car chase on the news.  The guy hijacked a car with a 4-year-old sitting inside, eventually ditched that car, hijacked another, drove the wrong way on the highway, hijacked yet another car, crashed, then tried to make a run for it before the cops closed in on him.  It was insane!

7. I walked to get coffee on Thursday morning.  As in, the coffee shop is so close I can walk there!  For some reason, this just makes me so so happy.

8. My mom invited me to dinner with she and my sister on Thursday night.  We ate smoked mozzarella pizza (omg!), decided on dates for our girls only trip to Santa Fe in a few months and answered the age of old question, “Should we get ice cream?”

9. The answer was obviously yes.  This is the “tiny” size and yeah, that’s a pretty accurate description.


10. It’s Pi Day and Friday, which means extra happiness!  Enjoy 🙂