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A little late but thoughts on Gilmore Girls

I happened to find this rough draft reviewing Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.


  • I watched the show in bits which I thought was great. I am definitely not the kind of person that has to watch shows in one sitting.
  • Before watching the show I remember thinking that Rory was the inner me as a teenager, and wondering whether she would embody me as a (Young) Adult in 2016. And did she? YEP!! She so did. Many times and again yes. 
  • Rory the overachiever who meets the real world? Did she peak too early?? In this story line I could very much see myself and how I am procrastinating on the PhD. I also had occasion to look back at my career and wonder whether it had been good enough!!! Still not sure, the jury is definitely out.
  • I love how they speak of complex (Lorelai and Emily) and simple (Lorelai and Rory) mom-daughter relationships. Not a one sizer at all. I also love how the updated show switched up these dynamics.
  • Luke and Lorelai. Comfortable but yearning for more. Their dynamic totally made me think of the Mr and I and our dynamics.
  • Lorelai and Luke’s wedding made me want to get married again?
  • The MUSICAL???  What the hell was that for? We could definitely have given it a miss and the show would have been so much better.
  • Love the reference to current culture. Hamilton, The Wild, Marie Kondo, Uber (Oooba). Love it!!
  • Loved that Richard was part of the show despite his death. Very touching. 
  • #Teamlogan. Back then and still to date. As a married person though, I did not like how this story line played out.
  • Wasn’t sure that we were meant to believe that Rory needed three phones. In 2016? Really??? 
  • Cliff hanger of an ending!!! Does this mean there will be a second one late next year? Please say yes!!!

Did you watch the show? What were your thoughts (if you can remember)?


My begging bowl and I

I have been blogging for a few years now and reading blogs for just as long and something that I have never quite figured out is how people get to review stuff on behalf of manufacturers or service providers? In particular, I would be interested to find out who approaches the other and on what basis? This is a bleg of note as I would love to be considered to review something (books, holidays, restaurants, anything). Please? Maybe? Thank you in advance!

Book round up 2011

In no particular order and this list being inconclusive:

  1. Midnight Children – Salman Rushdie. I thought the writer only writes stuff that’s banned. Its critically acclaimed but it kinda bored me and I only read it to finish what I’d started.
  2. Whitethorn Woods – Maeve Binchy. She. does. not. disappoint. EVER!
  3. Memoirs of my melancholy whore – Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Wanted to read this book for the longest and Marquez managed to write in very few words and leave you yearning for more. The book is less than 150 pages and took me a very short time to complete.
  4. Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini. Writes about Afghanistan so beautifully, you could cry for what the current state of the country is. If you only read two books in your life, read this one and his first one: A thousand splendid suns. Please write a third one, please?
  5. This Charming man – Marian Keyes. She manages to get the balance between neurotic and honestly loveable character each time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, male or female.
  6. The Secrets Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives –  Lola Shoneyin. A typical African tale, great description and the tale unfolds swiftly and very realistically. Read, read, read … Great first novel.
  7. Change of Heart & The Tenth Circle – Jodi Picoult. Both books about the complex relationship between kids and their parents- Do you take the heart of the guy who killed your partner and made your child an orphan to give this child a better life? What if your child cries rape – do you immediately believe them or do you ask them to show you suitable proof? Jodi Picoult never fails to deliver. Great work.

Another movie recap

A night at the movies


Since I’m not exactly a movie buff, this could be a couple months weeks overdue.

No strings attached & Friends with benefits. These two are combined as they are intrinsically the same thing, one better than the other. I dislike JT and that coloured my appreciation (OR LACK THEREOF) of this movie. It was lacklustre, it had nothing new to add to entertainment and so, no, dont watch! run in the other direction. I liked No strings, there was a story line and the characters were adorable and it tugged the right strings and just worked. So watch this, if you have nothing to do and are in the mood for a RomCom.

Bridesmaids & Something borrowed. Two different takes on weddings, taking on the best friend bride-matron of honour relationship. How many times do we pine away for some guy we think is great for us and then end up falling for the sweet dependable one, right under our nose? Kristen Wiig is adorable. Love her on SNL, love her in this movie. We could totally be best friends in real life. Love her! I liked Something Borrowed and throughout the movie, I kept thinking of how Ginnifer Goodwin was from her Big Love character. I love soft, chick flicks so definitely, watch these two!

Columbiana. Zoe Saldana is devastatingly beautiful and utterly fierce in this movie. Loved, loved, loved it. Would definitely recommend it to anyone unless you don’t like any sort of gunfire. Was utterly distracted by the choice of houses and how I would have decorated them if I lived there. The beginning was a bit dodge, Zoe at 11 years old was hard core and I mean, how real is that. (Aside: Doesn’t Zoe look a bit like a younger Jada Pinket?)

Source code. If this is the direction that movies are taking in the future, then I am good to sit at home and practice my needle point. I dont get this movie, I dont get the premise, I dont get who their target market is. I did not like this movie and would not recommend it to anyone. The end.

So what movies have you watched recently?