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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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.
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It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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All good things must come to an end.

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It might just be the beginning of 2019 but there are many TV series wrapping up already. There are many breathtaking and original pilots around along with several reboots coming. This might be one of the greatest year for TV.

However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

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Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)

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Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)

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Final Date: Summer

8 Seasons//73 episodes

5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

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Final Date: March

5 seasons//50 episodes

6. VEEP (HBO)

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Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)

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Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)

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Final Date: End of 2019

5 seasons//42 episodes

10. Friends From College (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

2 seasons//16 episodes

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