Probably you’ve missed me. I know, I know. I’ve been hunkered down doing a LOT of writing and a lot of reading and watching the new Gilmore Girls over and over.
I’m one of the people who loved Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life. I know a lot of people didn’t, but I am not one of those. Loved it = me. If you didn’t like it, I fully respect that. But like it I did. So that’s me.
I’ve been obsessively reading the Gilmore Girls forum on Reddit and marvelling at how people can watch the very same show and read such different things into it.
“Lorelai is made because of her experience with her family, and Emily is Emily because Lorelai left. That added a layer of conflict that allows you to do the comedy, but at the base of it, it’s almost a tragedy,” Gilmore Girls co-creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said.
Not that I see the ending as a tragedy… Because if that’s the worst thing that could happen, people need to get a grip.
Some people are saying that Rory and Lorelai were a bit non-great in the latest four eps, but they’ve always been very, very flawed, in my opinion. Always messing things up and triumphing. Being smart and stupid. Kind of like real people.
“Girl power in my mind is to let girls be exactly what they are. Let them be angry. Let them be resentful. And rebellious. Let them be hard and soft and loving and sad and silly. Let them be wrong. Let them be right. Let them be everything. because, they are everything.” Amy Sherman-Palladino
I love it that Rory and Lorelai are so very everything.
I’m not trying to change anybody’s mind. I am more saying, this is part of why I loved it and felt it made sense. (There are lots of other reasons and so much more to say, but I won’t bore you! I am excited that it seems they’ve left the door open for future eps and that the cast and creators are hinting at that too!)
Apart from GG-ing, we’ve been having a bit of a turkey dinner type thing with a US pal at our house. That was pretty delicious and also hanging out all day making snacks and chatting was pretty nice. Things are normally so busy and finite, it was super nice to slow things down and just have some unscheduled, unpressured friendly time.
I’ve been thinking about going to Brunetti and having one of those zabaglione filled pastries with the sugar sprinkles on the top. I’ve been thinking a lot about sushi too.
And I’ve been planning some stuff for next year, as is very often the case as the year begins to draw to an end.
Rin and I have planned our Christmas menu (we floated the idea of eating out, but so far the answer is no!)
And I’ve been eating a lot of scrambled eggs on toast and drinking a lot of coffee.
That’s pretty much it at the moment. I’ll be back with some cute Christmas or the Heck of it ideas very soon!
Love to you!