30 Ways My Mom And I Are Basically The Gilmore Girls

30 Ways My Mom And I Are Basically The Gilmore Girls

Where you lead, I will follow.
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Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I thought I’d do a little tribute by writing a post that connects two of my favorite things: my mom, and "Gilmore Girls." And I have to say, there are some scary similarities between our relationship and the Gilmores. Like:

1. Coffee is always nearby.

We’re probably not up to Gilmore addiction standards, but it’s always there when we need it.


2. Pizza is one of our main food groups.

Seriously. We just love pizza.


3. It’s a rare thing for our fridge to be stocked.

You’ll normally find random things like whip cream and pickles instead of food you can actually eat/cook.


4. We like each other’s tastes in movies, music, etc.

Here’s a nod to music from the 60s and 70s.


5. Sure, we get into fights. But we know how to roll with the punches and usually reconcile immediately after.

Because we just can’t stay mad at each other for very long.

6. Even if we’re fighting, my mom is still the first person I call.

She’s my go-to for anything I need, and I trust her immensely.


7. We know basically everything about each other.

I mean, I grew up with her. You can’t know someone for all your life and NOT know them.


8. We support each other.

She’s my biggest fan, and I’m hers. Period.

9. We love AND like each other.

Loving and liking your mom are different things. You can love your mom for raising you, giving birth to you, for being your mom, but you don’t necessarily have to like her. Rory and Lorelai genuinely like each other, and so do my mom and I. We love spending time together and we actively seek out each other’s company.


10. We have our own language.

Sometimes we don’t even have to say anything to know what the other’s thinking.

11. We actually want to go on vacation together.

Just like Rory and Lorelai backpacked through Europe, my mom and I have our own dreams of travelling the world together.

12. No piece of clothing is off-limits to share/borrow/take.

We wear the same size shirt, so why not take advantage of it? It just doubles the amount of clothes we can wear.


13. Sometimes the parent-child roles are reversed.

Like that time Mom woke me up early on a Saturday morning just because she was bored.

14. We rarely feel the need to keep secrets from each other.

I tell my mom basically everything. She knows my hopes, dreams, and fears, and she’s there for me 100%. Therefore…


15. We’d do anything for each other.

Thanks, Mom, for all those times you’ve dropped stuff off at school because I forgot it and left it at home.


16. But we’re not afraid to dish tough love when needed.

17. She instilled infallible morals in me that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

18. And all the wonderful, charming quirks I have are thanks to her.


19. Same with my social skills.


20. And those social skills include sass and throwing expert shade.


21. Whenever life throws a curveball, there’s only one person who can fix it.


22. When we’re together, people have trouble keeping up.

From finishing each other’s sentences to reading each other’s minds, we’re birds of a feather.


23. And only a few really get our sense of humor.

So we have a weird sense of humor and laugh at random things. So what? Sue us.

24. No matter what, my mom will always be on my side. And I’ll always be on hers.

25. We don’t shy away from showing each other affection.


26. I’m constantly being told that I’m just like my mom.

27. And that I look like her, too!

28. I grew up with a mom who somehow managed to also be my best friend and role model.


29. Some people just don’t understand how we can be so close.

30. But we’re just one of the lucky few who won the mother-daughter lottery.

And I’m so thankful that I have her in my life. I love you, Mom.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale
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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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11 of The Best Rides I've Ridden At Universal Studios and Islands Of Adventures That You Should Try

Of all the theme parks I've ever visited, Universal was the best with the most awesome rides.

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I went to Universal Studios for the first time last week, and those was probably the best days of my life. I didn't get on all the rides, but I loved most of the ones I've ridden. Here are the 11 rides I ranked at the very top!

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1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

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Being the Harry Potter fanatic I am, it's no surprise that this was my favorite ride. The ride had great visuals of Harry and Ron on a broom, dodging through dementors and falling rocks. It really felt like you were on a broom with Harry, and it was an amazing feeling, Of course, I admit, I felt a bit scared when the ride rotated the me a lot, but it added to the thrill of the ride. Overall, the experience was the best, and it's my favorite ride of all at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventures. I loved the visuals a lot, so I went on it twice!

2. Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringott

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This "Harry Potter" vault adventure was also as good as the Forbidden Journey one, but it was slightly different than that one. The Gringotts ride is a real roller coaster. It also had great visuals, and it was very thrilling. The roller coaster, in my opinion, was not as scary as the Forbidden Journey ride, but it was great nonetheless. It really did feel like I was zooming to the vaults just like in the movies. While I loved it a lot and wanted to go on it again, the line was really long, and there just wasn't enough time.

3. The Revenge of The Mummy

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The Revenge of the Mummy was probably the scariest ride I've ever ridden. Still, it is one of my most favorite rides as the scary atmosphere made it exciting and very thrilling. The ride itself is a roller coaster which turns and drops you a lot, but it's very safe. The roller coaster took you through a dark tunnel, which also added to the scare and thrill factor of it. The creepy music and decor itself scared me to death while I was waiting in line. I wanted to go for a second ride, but there wasn't enough time.

4. Doctor Doom's Fear Fall

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Doctor Doom's Fear Fall was amazing partly because of the height and because of the view it gave me of Universal. It was a bit scary at first, but I enjoyed it because I'm getting over my fear of heights. The ride seemed very daunting at first, but I overcame it and yelled with joy and excitement.

5. Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

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I'm a great fan of Spider-Man and Marvel, so I enjoyed this virtual ride a lot. It showed how Spider-Man defeated his enemies on the "most dangerous night of his life." The ride feels so real with 3D and 4D effects. In this ride, the car moves to zip you through the city and help "defeat" the bad guys, so it feels like a roller-coaster when it really wasn't.

6. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

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The ride was pretty funny and had great special effects. Unlike the Spider-Man ride, this ride didn't have cars that moved freely. The seats moved but not like in a roller coaster. This is also a virtual ride, so it feels like you really are zipping through New York. But you stay in one place while the chair slightly moves to give you the feel. I loved it so much that I went on it four times.

7. Jurassic Park The Ride: River Adventure

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The start of the ride is pleasant and much like a simple boat ride through a stream with fake dinosaurs as decor. It was very besutiful, and I enjoyed it a lot. Nearing the end of the ride comes the big drop. The little boat takes you up a building, where it drops you quite a feet down. But it's very enjoyable! Sure everyone was screaming for their lives, but they laughed it off in the end. Everyone seemed to love it. My family loved it quite a lot, too.

8. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

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The ride was much like the Jimmy Fallon one and was very funny too. I love Gru and his minions, so my parents and I enjoyed it very much.

9. Men In Black: Alien Attack

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I've never really watched Men In Black, but the ride was pretty great. It's not a roller coaster or a virtual ride but a fun ride where you get to "shoot" aliens with fake guns. It spins you once in a while but not enough to be concerning. The car goes very slow, so it gave time for us to look around the set and admire how the "city" was set up.

10. Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges

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The boat sailed through a stream where you get drenched in water when the boat slightly falls through the water at the curves of the stream. Along the way, little sprinklers and "ships" spew water on you just in case you aren't fully wet yet. It's a good way to cool off from the sun all day.

11. Hogwart's Express

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Not top on my list because it isn't really a thrill ride but it was great nonetheless. The ride was simple as it was a convenient way of travelling from one park to another. The train looked very real, inside and out. Once inside the compartments, the windows show a video of the how it might look outside if you were really on the Hogwart's Express.

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