12 days, you guys. 12!!!
We have 12 days to fully prepare ourselves for the greatest television event of our time. I’m, of course. talking about the Gilmore Girls Reunion. Technically it will air on Netflix and not television, but it is still the biggest event happening this year. I say that in a year where I got married…
When I had the revelation that I only had 12 days to properly prepare for this auspicious event in history, I began to panic. There are so many preparations to properly celebrate the reunion of Lorelai, Rory, Luke, Emily, Lane, Kirk, Patty, Babette, Taylor, Paris, Doyle, Jess, Dean, Logan, The Life and Death Brigade and yes, even that stupid April.
I have plans to camp out with my mom for the day and watch all four episodes in one sitting. However, the pre-work to this day is key. We have to honor our girls in true Gilmore Fashion. So here you go, my complete list of how I am preparing for the Gilmore Girl’s reunion.
1. Catch up on all pop trivia – You know even though the Gilmores haven’t been on tv since 2007, they still are up to date on all pop trivia knowledge, metaphors, and references and will wittily work them into all conversations. I need to keep up so I’m binge reading People magazine.
2. Cleanse – I need to prepare my stomach for the amount of junk food I will consume. There are several ways we can honor the Gilmores with our diet. We could sample a little bit of every cuisine, we could have themed food for each season (I think Santa burgers may be on the menu), we could have a man named Al make us anything in the world except pancakes. I haven’t decided what the plan is, but either way, I need to prepare my stomach.
3. Plan a menu. Since I clearly haven’t done it, I need to plan our menu. I think pizza, pop tarts, and french fries are a staple. Might need to throw in candy, popcorn and mac and cheese. Maybe gin martinis and club soda?? I don’t know, the sky is the limit.
3. Buy Tequila. It may not be necessary, but if Lorelai and Christopher have one of their infamous tequila nights, I will need one too just to get through it.
4. Buy your winter gear. You know the whole winter episode we will wait for Lorelai to get her snow. We might need to bring out our hats and scarves in support.
5. Find a Yale t-shirt. Because Yale is a magical place. A magical, magical place.
6. Purchase a Bop-It. All social tensions can be cured with Bop-It.
7. Binge. Watch all the best episodes up until the revival. If you can take off work and not sleep, then watch all of them in the next twelve days. If not, watch a few highlights, basically, any wedding episode–Lane and Zack, Sookie and Jackson, Emily and Richard vow renewal, the Renaissance wedding, Honor’s wedding are all good. I also recommend the pilot, the dance off, Donna Reed, The Dragonfly Inn opening, Luke and Lorelai’s first date, the first day of Yale, spring break, Life and Death Brigade, Rory’s 21st birthday, the last two episodes of season 7. There are just so many good ones.
8. Stock up on coffee. I don’t drink coffee, but for the Gilmores I can drink it for one day.
9. Spend time with your mom. I plan on binging the revival with my mom, but if you are far away at least give her a call.
10. Buy tissues. I plan to laugh so hard I cry and tear up at the sad moments, so I feel that tissues are necessary.
If you don’t have a Netflix account, now would be the time to get one. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is on Netflix November 25. 12 days to be exact.
How are you preparing for this monumental event?