The Gilmore Project

Lessons learned from The Gilmore Girls.

Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Learning Online (For Free!)

While most of us don’t have a lot of free time on our hands, we do have desires to learn something new.  Maybe it’s a school subject such as physics or biology.  Maybe it’s financial or business related.  Maybe it’s learning how to cook or play an instrument.  No matter what it is, there’s a …

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Adaptable to Success

Recently I had written a piece about introverts who are capable of being social.  I’d like to revisit that by focusing on adaptability. Lorelai is immature, flirty, and fun.  She is also clearly in extrovert in that she needs people to bounce her thoughts off of (typically Rory).  So how does this make her a …

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Books of the Week: 7/15 – 7/22

Another ironic week: another book finished, another post skipped due to the hectic life of a grad student.  No matter, I have a few minutes now. So this past week I finished Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  For those who aren’t aware, this is the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy.  I have to admit, I preferred the first book …

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Book of the Week: 7/8 – 7/14

There is a certain irony in that this was the first week in a while in which I’ve finished a book.  No, not A Tale of Two Cities, although I’m still working on that in bits and pieces.  Friday morning, while walking on the treadmill, I finished We.  And I can say it’s one of the best …

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Books of the Week: 7/1 – 7/7

Not much to say on this one, but I’m proud that I finally got some motivation to read again.  Although I’m still stuck in Paris in A Tale of Two Cities, I started We today and I’m happy to state that I’m about 60% of the way finished.  It’s refreshing to get that drive to read back. …

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Bridging the Gilmore World

Lorelai and Rory are clearly in a different world than Emily and Richard: where they have take-out Chinese and movies the latter has china set dinners with classical music, for example.  The girls’ friends are loud and energetic while Emily and Richard’s are held to a rather strict set of etiquette.  Rory grew up with …

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Books for University Students…and Everyone Else Too

Seven books you HAVE to read before you finish university » Another stumble find, this list contains several books on a variety of subjects meant to help college students (of any variety) explore their world.  While I can’t say I’ve read most of them, I have to recommend Brave New World.  It discusses a society …

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Happy Independence Day!

To everyone in the U.S.: happy 4th of July!  To everyone else around the world: happy 4th of July! (who says you can’t have a happy day anyway 🙂 )  

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Books of the Week: 6/24 – 6/30

When you read a book do you actually read the introduction/forward or do you simply dive into the story? Up until the other afternoon, I usually didn’t bother reading the intro.  When I read a book I wanted to get right into the plot or facts, and I saw the intro as a waste of …

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