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.

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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The Conversation About Diversity In The Arts: A Hot Topic For Arts Management Majors

There is always room for new inspiration.

Being an Arts Management major has opened my eyes to so many amazing things in the art world.

Some things are hard to wrap my head around, but the topics challenge me and allow me to think in a new perspective. As I am exposed to these inspiring topics, I have also learned and seen many issues that are within the art world, one of them being diversity and its role in the arts.

It is easy to say and think that there is plenty of diversity and opportunity when it comes to the arts. My way of thinking has always involved that idea.

Until I came to college and started deeply studying the arts and the management side of it, I didn’t realize just how elite and narrow the arts can appear to be. There is so much to be inspired by in the art world. No matter what kind of style it is, the audience can interpret it and be moved by it in so many ways.

However, I have come to learn that many art organizations like staying comfortable. There is this image that wants to be upheld and maintained, but it keeps a very diverse and inspired audience closed off. This is occurring with the audience and within the arts organizations, and some of us may not even realize it.

Without going into the business and management side of things, it is easy to say that there is simply an issue with the lack of diversity in the organizations managing and exposing certain art forms.

As artists, we all appreciate the traditional aspects of art and how far it has come.

However, times have changed and it is time to start accepting and adapting to new ways of expression. There are so many beautiful cultures and ideas that we should let in.

I am not a business person, but I have realized that without studying arts management, I would not have realized this issue. I am thankful that now I am able to keep an open mind within the art world in every way possible.

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The 21 Best 'All That' Skits Of All Time

"Ohhhhhhhh, oh, ohhh. This is All That. This is All That!"

For those born in the late 80s or early 90s, it's safe to say you probably watched one of the greatest live-action, sketch comedy shows of all time— "All That."

The series lasted 10 seasons and was the epitome of TV shows that actually defined our early childhood. Depending what era of "All That" you watched, taking a trip down memory lane is slightly overdue. The OG cast, Josh Server, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, and Lori Beth Denberg, deserve a lot more blimps because little did they know they became legends way back when in 1994.

The skits were outrageously corny and would be considered highly inappropriate in today's society, but nevertheless, nothing short of iconic. Though there's way too many to count, here are the top 21 "All That" skits of all time:

1. "Repair Man-Man-Man-Man"

2. "Superdude vs. Milkman"

3. Miss Piddlin

4. Ed marries Tyra Banks

5. "Superdude vs. Yogurl"

6. Everything Sticky

7. Coach Kreeton in the hospital

8. "I Luv Lucy"

9. Leonardo DiCaprio Party on "Whateverrrr!"

10. "The Haunted Hand"

11. Ishboo goes to a sleepover

12. Miss Piddlin sings "Give Peas A Chance"

13. Connie Muldoon at Good Burger

14. "The Loud Librarian"

15. "Ask Ashley!"

16. "Bridgett's Slumber Party: 3"

17. "Bridgett's Slumber Party: 5"

18. Britney Spears just wants a Good Burger

19. "Twitney"

20. Working out on "Whateverrrr!"

21. "Cooking with Randy w/ Tommy Davidson

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