Friday Flotsam


winter in our back yard

I FINISHED GILMORE GIRLS. Waaaaaaaah. (also, maj spoilers!)

Well, I finished the series, not the revival. So, technically I still have six more hours of Lorelai and Rory and Paris and Luke and Jess and Dean and Logan (gross) and Miss Patty and Babette and Kirk and errrbody else.

Wait! I heard Sookie’s not in it? Why not? We never got to see her third baby! And hear how many names she chose. AND we never got to really see Lane and Zack’s twin boys. Like, their faces. That ain’t right.

Okay so – I absolutely loved the ending. The final episode. The whole thing. The party. The final dinner at Emily and Richard’s, Rory’s career choice, her hair, the FINAL SCENE. I cried like a raging idiot.

But! I am super curious to know how it was intended to end. So I have a question – and you’re probably going to want to punch me because it’s obvious, but I’m just making sure. Does the revival take place now? In current times? I’m scared to even research it because I’m afraid I might read or see something I shouldn’t.

Wait! Never mind, it does. Because Lane’s boys are teenagers. Are they in it?? It takes place 10 years later, not back when Rory graduated college, right? No. Surely not. That wouldn’t make sense. “You’re right. You’re right. I know you’re right.” (<–name that movie.)

Ugh, I’m going to space out the revival, because I cannot BEAR for this era of my life to end. I’ll make cookies from the GG cookbook on Sunday and watch the first one Sunday night, and most likely bawl like a complete loon and Instagram “live” about it right after. Because that’s what I do. I want to be sorry.

winter in our back yard

Oh! Before I talk about IG live, I’ve got the movie list from my mixtape! Here goes – see how close you were:

  1. Dirty DANCING, you guys – duh
  2. Forest Gump
  3. That Thing You Do (!)
  4. Broken Flowers
  5. O Brother, Where Art Thou
  6. Rushmore
  7. Pulp Fiction
  8. When Harry Met Sally
  9. Empire Records (remember baby Liv!?)
  10. Good Will Hunting
  11. Garden State
  12. The Graduate
  13. The Virgin Suicides
  14. Reality Bites
  15. High Fidelity
  16. My Girl
  17. Trainspotting
  18. Donnie Darko
  19. Romeo and Juliet (Leo and Claire in the ’90s!)
  20. Lost in Translation

Soooo, how’d ya do? And also – what do you think should have gone on the mixtape? Are you cursing my name for leaving off your fave? It’s not my fault, I need to wash my hair.

favorite old towel

So, IG live is weird. I’ve done it three times now, and I can’t decide what I think. (shocker, I know.) On one hand, it’s fun to just chat (even though I can’t hear your voices so I sound like a psycho answering questions to ghosts). And it’s cool because once it’s over, it’s OVER. You can’t rewatch; you can’t go back and read comments; you can’t do anything. You’re helpless. All alone in this world, WITH ZERO HELP FROM ANYONE.

Wait, that’s . . . for something else.

But! It’s also strange because it IS all live. It’s fast because comments just roll in all bam bam bam, and I have to put the phone way up to my face to read them, and I end up reading them out loud all choppy and squinty and you’re like WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW.

I may just stick to Stories.

Do you like Live? Or Stories? Which one is your favorite? I need to wash my hair.

Once I’m completely done with GG, we’re going to shift our chats to This Is Us! When does it come back on? Next week? Today? Right now? I need a Jack fix.

Also, Aaron bought sweatpants yesterday.


Like Jerry Seinfeld style. They taper at the ankles. But don’t worry, you guys, they’re his “real nice” sweatpants.

Help me.

snow-covered bike

So, we’re starting a new tradition in this new year! Do you want to hear about it?

Don’t answer that.

First, a little background: For Christmas Aaron bought me this book by Kate Spade on style. Now, honestly – I’ve never been a huge Kate Spade lover. I don’t even really know what she does. Something with fashion? Bags? I have no idea. I do know she’s from KC, though!

Anyway, the book is so inspiring. It covers style in ALL life departments. Way beyond clothing. It’s about style at every corner; in books, movies, luggage, art, everything. Well, she has a whole section on style in the movies. All kinds of movies, but mostly old classic movies. Which is my favorite. SO! We’re going to make our way through her stylish vintage list.

But you know me, it’s not just about watching an old rickety movie. It’s about the night, as a whole. The experience of it all! We’re (I’m) going to call it Fabulous Friday Night Flashback Film Fun! Or, FFFFF, for short.

We kick off this new date night tradition tonight, wiiiiiith Two for the Road! 1967 – Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney (Hello, Daddy Warbucks.) (Whoa, this is the second time I’ve mentioned Daddy Warbucks this week. Must mean something. I’ll let you know when I figure out what it is. You’re like, or not?)

I’m pairing a Layer Cake Malbec with the movie, just becauuuuse.

I’ll let you know each week how last week’s movie was, plus what our next movie will be! Doesn’t this sound so fun?

Never mind.

winter in our back yard

Weekend plans?

William and Natalie turn THREE today! I seriously don’t even understand how. And now I’m severely depressed. We’ve got two day’s worth of fun plans ahead for our threenagers. Starting with pie this morning at our favorite local pie place. Then after naps we’ll head back to Power Play for games, snacks and hi, the Tilt-a-Whirl. Then pizza from their fave pizza joint. We’re calling it Pie, Presents, Power Play and Pizza! Or, PPPPP, for short. Then I really, really need to wash my hair.

Tomorrow we’ve got friends coming over for dinner, cake and presents. And that huge dang white balloon. It’s tradition, you guys. You don’t mess with it.

p.s. Aaron’s wearing his sweatpants and talking about the opera campaign he’s working on at the same time. I can’t.

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15 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Sara January 6, 2017 at 8:23 am #
    The revival GG is current times, so Rory is 32 I believe? I think its eight years later. I could be wrong about that. And Sookie is in it, but only for like a scene in the last episode.
  2. Janice January 6, 2017 at 8:50 am #
    Love, love, love your FFFF idea and can't wait to see which movies you'll include so I can create my own FFFF nights! We prefer old movies and love to watch them for good stories and great (& sometimes weird) fashion! So fun!! Happy birthday to the twins and Bev, you've just gotta celebrate what's to come in spite of missing what's just passed. My two littles are all grown up now and I've learned it's ALL good!!!
  3. Amanda January 6, 2017 at 10:23 am #
    Stories are better! Sometimes I miss the live and like you's gone forever...and I have major FOMO. You know FOMO right, it's the worst. So yes, stories. Old movies are the best! Have a great FFFFF and PPPPP weekend!
  4. Lisatberry January 6, 2017 at 10:46 am #
    I love old movies...especially anything from Hitch or anything with Cary Grant in it. I can't wait for This is Us to come back I'm obsessed.
  5. Heather January 6, 2017 at 11:20 am #
    I'm almost done with season 5 of GG, but read what happens in the revival (I had lots of friends on FB talking about it after it aired and it was driving me crazy not to know, so I Googled it!). I just got Lauren Graham's audiobook Talking as Fast as I Can from the library and I'm looking forward to listening to that! Happy birthing day to you!!
  6. Adie January 6, 2017 at 11:28 am #
    Happy birthday Will and Natalie! I too will have a threenager in just a few short weeks. I'm thinking of ripping out my hair instead of washing it...?
  7. Stef January 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm #
    Happy Birthday to your threenagers! Just for kicks: a conversation with my threenager from this morning: E: "mom, can I watch Thomas the Train please? Me: "No, you may not right now." "FINE!!!!! I'm taking a nap then." *storms into room. So, there is hope for naptime yet!! I love these flotsams. I watched GG when it was on in high school and college. and three times since. and the revival. and its.. guh. can't say. you have to watch it. you can't not, none of us can't not (?) and I can't wait to hear your final thoughts. also, best most intriguing part of this flotsam: there is a Gilmore Girls COOKBOOK?! what is this insanity. what are the recipes; "place pop tart in toaster, press lever, wait until it pops;" "pick up phone, dial pizza guy, leave cash by the door;" "go to diner, read menu, order food??" they NEVER cook. what a paradox in terms. I'm googling this sh** right now. have fun with your day of FFFFF and PPPPP!
  8. Kim January 6, 2017 at 12:46 pm #
    Wow, i've been following you on Instagram stories & in Snapchat for quite some time now. But this is the first time I read a blog post and it's as if I can hear you in my head when I'm reading it! You just crack me up! :-) Anyway I bookmarked you and will be checking in regularly. Have a great birthday party for the kids & keep up the good work !!!!!
  9. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob January 6, 2017 at 1:07 pm #
    Threenagers! Love it. And how on earth do you go a week without washing your hair? I've tried the dried shampoos and I just feel like I'm spraying more oil into my hair. I can't even make it 3 days. You must be magic or something. I've never followed Kate Spade so don't really know her style, but I got Kate Spade earrings for Christmas and I'm in love with them! I wish I could attach a picture here because I'm obsessed with them. Except when I hug someone, they hurt (poke) so I'll avoid hugs at all cost when wearing them. This must be where they got "beauty is pain."
  10. Carly January 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm #
    The GG revival definitely feels different and some people didn't love it, but I did! Winter and Fall were my favorite. I believe they way it ends is the way the writers intended the original series to end. Space it out and enjoy it! Love the Instagram live, it's fun :)
  11. Stacy Negrete January 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm #
    Can I just say: JESS. I haven't met someone else who disposes Logan the way I do. Gag. Also I just realized that Jess is Jack. How did I never notice before? Anywho. Byeeee.
  12. Klara Donovan January 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm #
    I'm stretching out the revival episodes too - I've knocked down two out of four. And not to be sell-y, buuuut if you're looking for another GG-themed snack to consume while watching the revival episodes, we recently published a recipe for muffin-bottom pie. Ugh please know I am not that girl who spams people's blog posts with links from her own blog. This is a first. But it might be something you're interested in. Maybe. Ugh I hate myself.
  13. Joanna Kauffmann January 9, 2017 at 2:18 pm #
    Two For the Road is my favorite movie of all time! I'm actually named after Audrey Hepburn's character - Joanna. It was my mom's favorite movie growing up, so she gave the name of the love of the movie to me. The fashion is to.die.for and I hope you'll love it! Look out for when Albert Finney as Mark Wallace says, "Joanna, your watch. Joanna, I love you." Shivers.

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