The Gilmore Project

Lessons learned from The Gilmore Girls.

Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Social Introverts: An Oxymoron?

What do you think when you hear the word “introvert”?  If you’re part of the extroverted majority of the population, it’s likely you think of the shy, awkward people who spend meetings staring silently at their notepads  or the ones who hug the wall at parties.  If you’re like me and on the other side …

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10 Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write – Mental Floss

10 Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write – Mental Floss. While stumbling the internet tonight I came across this post.  I’m now determined to read each one of these.  They are each interesting works (either novel, short story, or poem) that are very unique in their creation.  Some were written by people …

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Lorelai in a Tutu?

As a fan of Gilmore Girls I felt I had to check out Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new series, Bunheads.  It started airing a few weeks ago and I finally caught a repeat episode.  From what I’ve seen in the pilot, if you’re a fan of GG’s fast-paced wit and bright personalities, you’ll love Sutton Foster’s character. …

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Book of the Week: 6/17 – 6/23

I almost want to rename this weekly post due to my lack of completion success recently, but in thinking about it I’d end up with one less motivation to finish the longer books.  So it stays.   One quick, interesting thing I found though: my grandparents came to visit this week and they brought up …

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Empty Hallways and Their Echoes

Do you remember the scene from the end of season three where Lorelai took Rory to look down the graduated halls of Chilton?  There was such a sense of pride and reflective detachment in that moment.  What would appear to be an empty hallway to a passerby would in fact hold the echoes and shadows …

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Quote of the Week: How Much Do You Read?

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over the person who can’t read.”  – Mark Twain Some of the best quotes I have ever found have come from Mark Twain (“Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”)  They’re typically short and to the point.  And this one is extremely relevant. If you’re reading …

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An Offer You Can’t Refuse

The honest truth: Sometimes being polite is a major pain. It happened so quickly.  At first Rory was simply discussing her latest school news and her lack of aptitude for school sports and suddenly Emily was in a flurry about the wonderful day Rory could spend at the club with her grandfather.  Before Rory even …

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Book of the Week: 6/10 – 6/16

The results are in from last week’s poll!  Apparently most of us are fans of sci-fi and fantasy books (56%), with historical fiction, graphic novels, classical literature, and mystery/horror each with 11%.  As a fan of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, I’m right with you on the fantasy track.  I think I …

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Book of the Week: 6/3 – 6/9

Okay, courtesy of a Master’s thesis being written, I have had no time to read this week (again).  This makes this week’s goal to find a few more minutes a day to get some reading done.  Hopefully I’ll be able to spend a little less time in the world of oxidizer tanks and a little …

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Rory Challenge #2: Learn Something New

Think back to your first day of school (pick any, it doesn’t really matter).  What subject did you most look forward to?  Maybe it was English and you couldn’t wait read a new set of books or poems.  Maybe it was Physics and you wanted to understand how the world works.  Maybe it was simply …

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