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Oy, With The Poodles Already: The Gilmore Girls Guide to Living! 

2016 is a big moment for Gilmore Girls.

When news broke that Lorelai and Rory were coming back to our small screen – coffee mugs were toasted, pizzas were wolfed down, and a Gilmore Girls marathon was set in motion.

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Any hardcore fan knows that Gilmore Girls is not only a TV show – it’s also a lifestyle and religion.

More importantly, it’s a pop culture phenomenon where its signature rapid-fire dialogue can be mirrored with our life.

In honour of the revival (which drops on Netflix today!), here are my five picks to live life according to the beloved series:

When it comes to fashion:

Gilmore Girls Bon Voyage Season 7, Episode 22

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“Shorts are unprofessional.”

– Lorelai Gilmore

Never wear shorts when you’re meeting a business acquaintance over coffee.

Never post a picture of you wearing shorts on LinkedIn.

And yes, a cheesy picture of you brandishing a pen in a Harvard dorm room is just as bad.

When it comes to conversations:

Gilmore Girls Haunted Leg Season 3, Episode 2

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“Okay, let’s be organized – make it fast, make it snappy.”

– Lorelai Gilmore

Cut to the chase.

Eliminate the itty-bitty details.

Save your long ass story for your blog or memoir.

When it comes to interests:

Gilmore Girls Application Anxiety Season 3, Episode 3

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“One can’t be interested in everything.”

– Rose Samuels, Ivy League College Consultant

You’re gonna go batshit crazy if you try to do everything.

Not into hobbies?


When it comes to making the first move:

Gilmore Girls Partings Season 6, Episode 22

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“You won’t get anything unless you ask for it. And if you ask for it and you don’t get it, maybe it wasn’t worth having in the first place. Some things are just never meant to be, no matter how much we wish they were.”

– Carolyn Bates, Psychologist

Don’t expect people to read your mind.

Take initiative.

Always ask.

And last but not the least, when it comes to regrets:

Gilmore Girls To Live and Let Diorama Season 5, Episode 18

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“I want to live my life so that I’ll be able to read an in-depth biography about myself in later years, and not puke.”

– Paris Geller


Happy Gilmore Girls Day!

Next up, Bunheads revival.

You wish.


14 thoughts on “Oy, With The Poodles Already: The Gilmore Girls Guide to Living! 

  1. nurfasri says:

    Ah, totally agree with taking initiative ! We can’t expect to always wait and never be brave enough to take initiative. I just found out about the tv series, I’m gonna check it later. Great post ! Thank you for the feedback on my blog. Wish you the best Priscilla !

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