All Things Gilmore

If you know me, you know I love four things more than anything else. Jesus, coffee, Katy Perry, and Gilmore girls. Even as I’m typing this post, I’m watching the Pilot. I’m not even ashamed to say I’m on my 7th watch-through….. In less than a year. I just did the math and I’ve watched 28 DAYS of Gilmore girls this year. Copper boom! It has truly changed my life and words per minute.

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A look inside my obsession

 

When news of the revival started circulating last October, my life became a daily Gilmore girls news checking. When Netflix confirmed it and LG tweeted out the picture with the coat, I literally died inside. I may have shed a few tears. Then came Scott’s tweet. DEAD. This has truly been an exciting time for Gillies everywhere. New set pictures pop up every day and even mysterious wedding items! I’ve had time to process the revival (four 90 minute movies) and I’m ready to tell the people what I want!

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Individual Characters
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Let’s start with THE Gilmore girl. Emily Gilmore. With Richard gone, her life will look drastically different. I expect them to pick the series up anywhere from 6 months to one year after his death. Emily will still be in their house, but questioning if she should move closer to her daughter. Maybe not all the way to Stars Hollow but just closer. After Richard’s death, Emily made more efforts to be a part of Lorelai’s life. Emily loves the people in Lorelai’s life now and their relationship has grown a ton in the last nine years.
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Now, the coolest mom ever, Lorelai Gilmore. She has been taking over the world of Inns for the last nine years. She decided to sell her inn and took a job running/overseeing other inns. She makes about $150,000 a year and it now makes sense how she can afford that huge house. Lorelai only took the promotion on the ground of overseeing inns in the Stars Hollow and Hartford area so she could stay close to the person she loves…..She continues to be the Queen of SH and is crushing the fashion game, as always.  In an effort to remain cool, Lorelai attempted giving up coffee for lent in 2009 and it resulted in a Britney Spears type meltdown. Her fast lasted 3 days. She is also a proud owner of a Rose Gold iPhone and communicates through gifs.
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Rory Gilmore. She worked closely with Obama on the campaign trail and when he won, he offered her a job as the White House Press Secretary. She accepted but later resigned when she was offered a journalistic job at the New York Times. Rory has been a foreign correspondent for the Times for the last 5 years. She is itching for something new and someone new. She has been so busy and traveling so much she hasn’t had time for a serious relationship although her and Jess have remained acquaintances because of his involvement in the publishing world.
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The man of every girls’ dreams…. Luke Danes. Luke’s is as popular as ever. Remaining almost exactly the same, people fill its seats all day. Craving more time with loved ones, Luke hirers a cook. After months of extensive training, Luke was finally satisfied with his abilities and set him free. He finally has normal hours, working 9-5 four days a week. However, he still wakes up at 4 a.m. for early deliveries. He is as happy as he’s ever been.
Who’s Dating Who?!
 
Emily Gilmore is single. She cannot fathom dating ever again after her loving husband “Bill”.
Rory Gilmore is single, single, single. She is about 31 now and is wanting to settle down and start a family. All while taking over the journalism world still. Her and Jess have remained friends but nothing romantic has come of it. Jess has been single all this time as well but they have both been too busy to even think about a relationship with anyone, let alone each other. Dean moved away from SH and is married to Lindsay with four kids. Logan graduated and went to work with his father. He is still a privileged, white male and doesn’t have to work that hard.
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Lorelei ended up getting back with Christopher.
LOL, JUST KIDDING.
Luke and Lorelai remained together after “Bon Voyage” and married a month later. They married on the Gazebo with Rory as maid of honor, Richard walking Lorelai down the aisle, Kirk as best man, and Paul Anka carried the rings. They both wanted a small, intimate wedding but of course the whole town came and Ms. Patty even had her school of dance perform during the reception. They have been happily married for 9 years and live in Lorelai’s house. They both wanted kids but struggled to get pregnant and ended up not having any.
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Be still my heart……

In conclusion……
I obviously want to see and Luke/Lor wedding but I refuse to live in a world where they haven’t been married since we last saw them. I want them to have kids….. like badly….. but Lor’s 48 now and is past her time. The only way I would’ve wanted them to have kids is to have been able to experience it along with them. Maybe we’ll get a good Lorelai menopause storyline?!
That’s all I have for now. Praise God for Gg.See you soon, Stars Hollow.
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Native American Education Resources

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I think it’s important to educate our students. So what could we do to actually implement a unit about Native Americans? As I mentioned, I have spent a great deal of time on an Indian Reservation and would consider myself pretty knowledgable on this topic.

It would be really cool to follow Native Americans in time. We could do a lesson on life before America was discovered, life while the settlers arrived (could go very in-depth with older grades, like middle school),  and life after they arrived, including what life is like for them currently today. They still face a lot of opposition so I think it would be really eye-opening for them to see that life still isn’t all great for them.

This would be a hard and serious lesson to teach but history should never be avoided.

Native Americans vs Columbus

How crazy is it that we don’t teach about true Native American culture? I spent a week on the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota and was amazed at how much culture and history was left out of my lessons. It was a great experience that really helped me develop a better appreciation for them.

They were robbed of land. They were treated very poorly. They were here first. That is what we need to educate our kids on. Is Columbus a vital part of history? Of course. Is he the man who “discovered” America. No. We need to discuss that and help our students develop a better understanding of Native Americans and how important they are to the history of our country.