The Gilmore Project

Lessons learned from The Gilmore Girls.

Monthly Archives: March, 2012

“We Got In”

I’m staring down the rabbit hole. At first I was so excited.  I’ve worked hard and this time I got what I wanted.  I’ve earned this.  And yet here I am, two feet planted in the ground, embarrassed to admit that I’m afraid to take that next step. It’s overwhelming.  Change.  Even when you’ve been …

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The First Day of School: A Day of Potential

I am a first-year graduate student and I still get excited about the first day of school.  Each time, I spend hours organizing my folders, picking out my books, writing out my schedule, picking out my clothes and my lunch, and setting my alarm early enough that I’ll have enough time to check everything again …

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There’s Something About “Mary”

What’s wrong with being called “Mary”?  When Rory first enters Chilton she is called “Mary” by several of her classmates.  Particularly when she refuses the advances of Tristan.  Lorelai later tells her that it means “they think you’re a goody-goody.”  Although it’s naturally upsetting to be subject to name-calling, why is being a “Mary” such …

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Schedules and Calendars and Task Lists, Oh My!

You’ve heard over and over again to write down appointments in your planner.  Mark down bills and other due dates on your calendar.  Make a to do list: for a day, for a week, for a month, for a year, for five years.  It  goes on and on.  You’ll hear of people using their iPhones, …

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Who is Your Role Model?

“I don’t want to be her, exactly.  I just want to do what she does.” – Rory Gilmore For Rory, it’s Christiane Amanpour.  This famous journalist has been a CNN international correspondent since the 1980’s.  She worked her way up the ranks of the news network, starting with her time in the news department at …

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Lorelai and Lorelai

Lorelai Victoria Gilmore and Lorelai (Rory) Leigh Gilmore are practically as close as a mother and daughter could be.  Lorelai raised Rory by herself since she was 16, and over that time Rory has adopted most of her mannerisms and traits.  She’s even adopted her eating habits (coffee and a burger, anyone?). It’s easy to …

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Friday Night Dinners

Every Friday night Lorelai and Rory stand nervously outside the home of the Gilmores, trying to anticipate what events will transpire this week.  Entering through that door is like entering into a new world.  For Lorelai, it’s walking into the exact world she tried to escape from. The obligation for Friday night dinners first comes …

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A World of Her Own

From the very first episode, it is clear that Rory likes to be in a world of her own.  She knows what she wants in life and it is that which she concentrates on.  Even girls gossiping in class won’t distract her from completing an assignment for her English class.  And it appears that she …

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Harvard and the Inn

Although it’s only briefly mentioned in the pilot episode, Rory is driven by her desire to go to Harvard University.  An entire corner of her room is dedicated to Harvard paraphernalia and that’s the one school she wants to go to.  Also in her room is a large, detailed map of the world.  It becomes known …

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Gilmore Girls on Pinterest

So here is my Pinterest board for everything Gilmore Girls related.  Pinterest is an amazing site for collecting images of all the things that inspire you, even if you have a wide variety of interests.  If you can, you should definitely check it out. http://pinterest.com/jlmdiscovery/rory-gilmore/

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