17 Iconic TV Hangouts We All Desperately Wish Were Real

17 Iconic TV Hangouts We All Desperately Wish Were Real

Even if we don't drink coffee, we would all buy a big cup from Luke's Diner.
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Fans of "Gilmore Girls" should sit down right now!

When we think of Luke's Diner, we all remember fondly everything that has happened in this small diner. Rory and Lorelai Gilmore's antics. Lorelai absolutely needing coffee at almost every moment. Luke's classic flannel shirt and ball cap. We loved everything about this diner.

Well, as I said before, all fans must sit down for this bit of news. It turns out the actor who played Luke, Scott Patterson, is coming out with his own line of coffee! Now, it isn't exactly Luke's Diner, but what could be better than enjoying a nice cup of coffee from Luke while watching "Gilmore Girls" reruns?

After this exciting news, it got me thinking. Wouldn't it be amazing if some of the most interesting places we see on television were real places we could hang out at?

These are just 17 of the most iconic hangout sites we all wish we could go to.

1. Luke's Diner from "Gilmore Girls"

Mention Luke's Diner to any "Gilmore Girls" fan and you are likely to receive a dreamy look on their face as they remember all the time spent there. It would be absolutely amazing to be able to try Luke's coffee and sit at the bar to talk to him.

2. Central Perk from "Friends"

Coffee drinker or not, everyone wishes so desperately for Central Perk to be real. What could be better than grabbing your friends, sitting down on that comfy couch and listening to someone sing Smelly Cat?

3. The Brew from "Pretty Little Liars"

Watching the "Pretty Little Liars" trying to solve the clue that was A while sitting around at The Brew made us desire to sit there with them. I mean, if my coffee shop had Ezra Fitz serving me then I would definitely be happy.

4. Waverly Sub Station from "Wizards of Waverly Place"

The Waverly Sub Station was my favorite part of "Wizards of Waverly Place." We all wanted to be in the presence of a magic family and taste a 'to the Max' sandwich.

5. Topanga's from "Girl Meets World"

The trendy cafe that was Topanga's is one place we all should have. Figuring out your problems or having father/daughter reunions should all happen with Topanga Matthews serving you coffee and pastries.

6. Karen's Cafe from "One Tree Hill"

Although quaint, Karen's Cafe was home to some iconic scenes. Confrontations were had, problems solved, kisses given. This place had it all. Don't we all wish for a homey place to experience all of our biggest moments?

7. Tric from "One Tree Hill"

You can guarantee that whatever did not take place in Karen's Cafe took place at Tric. Famous singers and bands all performed here, drinks were created at the bar and movie nights took place here. This trendy but strange looking club would be a hit if it were a real place for us all to visit.

8. Chubbie's from "Boy Meets World"

Who wouldn't want to spend their young days at Chubbies with Corey and Shawn? Chubbies was the best-looking bar. With its feel of the 90s and comfy booths, this place really needs to be recreated for us nostalgic millennials.

9. The Max from "Saved by the Bell"

Hanging out with Zach, Screech, Jessie, Lisa, Kelly and Slater at The Max seemed like the best time. The neon lights, retro booths and tables, pops of color everywhere, retro arcade games and the jukebox is a blast to the past we all want to experience.

10. MacLaren's Pub from "How I Met Your Mother"

Who wouldn't want a bar right under there apartment building? It is literally walking distance! Not to mention any bar that Neil Patrick Harris visits frequently is a bar I want to be in. The time spent will be "legen- wait for it -dary!"

11. Good Burger from "Kenan and Kel"


"Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, may I take your order?" That is one classic saying. Us millennials would give anything to hang out with Kenan and Kel at Good Burger. I wonder what a Good Burger actually tastes like?

12. The Krusty Krab from "Spongebob Squarepants"

I can't be the only one who has ever wondered what actually goes into a Krabby Patty and if it is worth stealing a recipe. It would be so cool to enjoy a Krabby Patty at the Krusty Krab. I just hope the person taking my order isn't as miserable as Squidward is. Plus, if my Krabby Patty isn't made by an over-enthusiastic sponge then I don't want it.

13. The Hub from "That '70s Show"

This place always looked so interesting. Clearly, everyone goes there, and everything happens in or around it. I bet it would be a blast hanging out with Fez, Donna, Steven, Jackie, Michael and Eric while enjoying burgers and the famous french fries.

14. Shore Shack from "Rocket Power"

After a long day of surfing, skateboarding or just hanging out at the beach, imagine having this place to come to. Right on the boardwalk eating burgers, fries and a nice cold soda. Nothing would be better than that.

15. The Tropicana from "I Love Lucy"

The Tropicana looked like the best place to hang out. The band was absolutely amazing and the shows they put on were complete productions. Lucy pulling every antic she could think of to be a part of the show was the icing on the cake. What I wouldn't give to hear Ricky Ricardo singing "Babalu" as I eat dinner.

16. Clyde's Bar from "New Girl"

Sitting next to Jessica Day and the rest of the cast makes for a good time. Nick, as a bartender, seems just as fun as hanging with Jessica does. This is one bar that almost ensures a good time to be had.

17. Ben's Bar from "Baby Daddy"

The drinks here look great, and the drama is even better. This unassuming bar is at the center of everything that goes on in Ben Wheeler's life. Why can't we all sit back, enjoy a nice drink and deal with life in a bar like this?

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To The Girl Who Had A Plan

A letter to the girl whose life is not going according to her plan.
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“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” - William Ernest Henley

Since we were little girls we have been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We responded with astronauts, teachers, presidents, nurses, etc. Then we start growing up, and our plans change.

In middle school, our plans were molded based on our friends and whatever was cool at the time. Eventually, we went to high school and this question became serious, along with some others: “What are your plans for college?” “What are you going to major in?” “When do you think you’ll get married?” “Are you going to stay friends with your friends?” We are bombarded with these questions we are supposed to have answers to, so we start making plans.

Plans, like going to college with our best friends and getting a degree we’ve been dreaming about. Plans, to get married as soon as we can. We make plans for how to lose weight and get healthy. We make plans for our weddings and children.

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We fill our Pinterest boards with these dreams and hopes that we have, which are really great things to do, but what happens when you don’t get into that college? What happens when your best friend chooses to go somewhere else? Or, what if you don’t get the scholarship you need or the awards you thought you deserved. Maybe, the guy you thought you would marry breaks your heart. You might gain a few pounds instead of losing them. Your parents get divorced. Someone you love gets cancer. You don’t get the grades you need. You don’t make that collegiate sports team. The sorority you’re a legacy to, drops you. You didn’t get the job or internship you applied for. What happens to you when this plan doesn’t go your way?

I’ve been there.

The answer for that is “I have this hope that is an anchor for my soul.” Soon we all realize we are not the captain of our fate. We don’t have everything under control nor will we ever have control of every situation in our lives. But, there is someone who is working all things together for the good of those who love him, who has a plan and a purpose for the lives of his children. His name is Jesus. When life takes a turn you aren’t expecting, those are the times you have to cling to Him the tightest, trusting that His plan is what is best. That is easier said than done, but keep pursuing Him. I have found in my life that His plans were always better than mine, and slowly He’s revealing that to me.

The end of your plan isn’t the end of your life. There is more out there. You may not be the captain of your fate, but you can be the master of your soul. You can choose to be happy despite your circumstances. You can change directions at any point and go a different way. You can take the bad and make something beautiful out of it, if you allow God to work in your heart.

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So, make the best of that school you did get in to. Own it. Make new friends- you may find they are better than the old ones. Apply for more scholarships, or get a job. Move on from the guy that broke your heart; he does not deserve you. God has a guy lined up for you who will love you completely. Spend all the time you can with the loved one with cancer. Pray, pray hard for healing. Study more. Apply for more jobs, or try to spend your summer serving others instead. Join a different club or get involved in other organizations on campus. Find your delight first in God and then pursue other activities that make you happy; He will give you the desires of your heart.

My friend, it is going to be OK.

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The Most Important Things I've Learned From Taking Philosophy

The biggest takeaways that I have collected from my time in my Philosophy class.

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When registering for classes for Fall 2018, I found myself drawn to Philosophy 126: Mind, Brain, Self & Evolution. I figured the class would give me the opportunity to perform a lot of introspection during my first semester at college while also helping me fulfill some General Education requirements, and I couldn't have been more right. I've never had the pleasure of taking a class with such a loose agenda and the freedom to discuss every aspect of the information we are learning. That said, there have been a few major takeaways from this class.

First is the idea that you are not the sum of your parts, but the sum of your parts and the parts of everyone around you. Most people have heard the overused quote "It takes a village to raise a child," but this idea couldn't be more than true. We subconsciously pull so many of our habits, preferences, etc. from the people around us that we ultimately grow to become a community within ourselves, and there is something truly beautiful about that. It takes a village to raise a child to become a village.

Second, I've learned how important it is to understand that if some big philosophical or psychological or physical problem has not been solved yet, there is rarely going to be one solution to it. Millions of years of group thought have placed us in the intellectual shoes we are in, and yet we still question every day what our "purpose" is. There are thousands of theories and possible answers to this question, but who's to say that they aren't all correct? Some aspects of life are just too subjective to be answered objectively.

Lastly is the separation between gaining knowledge and experiential learning. Both are arguably equal in their significance, but we don't truly think about how immensely different the two concepts are until we are forced to. In philosophy, there is a theory centered around this experimental design called "Mary's Room." The story is that a woman named Mary has lived in a black and white room her whole life but has grown up learning everything about color and the human reaction to it (biologically, psychologically, etc.).

Once the door to her room is opened and she sees the color red for the first time, she has just learned something new despite already knowing everything there is to know about the concept of color. Experience is the most important part of the human condition and should not be disregarded when it comes to learning.

There are so many aspects of our existence that we never consider on a daily basis simply because we don't have to. There is something unique about people who are in touch with themselves spiritually: they have a greater understanding not just of who they are, but of who they are in relation to the rest of the world. In a fast-paced, Type A world it is especially easy to lose sight of the importance of experiencing humanity, and we often take this beautiful gift for granted.

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