‘Life’s short, talk fast,’ and other essential lessons from ‘Gilmore Girls’

Logan and Rory right before they are about to STEAL A YACHT.
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Always remember to pick up your nice clothes from the cleaners before important life events.

In the year 2000, the world was forever changed thanks to the brilliant Amy Sherman-Palladino and a quaint Connecticut town. For seven blissful years we had the pleasure of living vicariously through the lives of the quirky, quick-witted and caffeinated characters of Stars Hollow, and after years of filling our Gilmore-voids by watching re-runs and drinking obscenely large quantities of coffee, the girls are back.

In anticipation of the the Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, we thought it would be wise to look back on some of the many valuable life lessons Gilmore Girls hastaught us.

From fashion, food and romance wisdom to the extremely important “don’t steal a yacht,” here are some of the most important pieces of advice we learned from watching (and re-watching and re-watching) the series.

  • Life’s short, talk fast.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask your parents for help.

  • Bad girls always wear red nail polish.

  • Always remember to pick up your nice clothes from the cleaners before important life events.

  • “Boys don’t like funny girls” – Mrs. Kim

  • Coffee really helps with the standing and walking and the words-putting-into-sentence doing.

  • When you have big news to share there’s no time for full sentences (ex: “Bible. Kiss. Bible.”)

  • Don’t forget to stop and smell the books every once in a while.

  • An education is the most important thing in the world, next to familyand pie.

  • If you are looking to hide your guilty pleasure Barry Manilow CD, choose a better spot than underneath the front seat of the car.

  • Everything is magical when it snows.

  • Don’t be afraid to take risks, or in the words of the Life and Death Brigade, “In Omnia Paratus.”

  • If your boyfriend of three months builds you a car, make sure you get it checked several times by a trusted mechanic.

  • It’s Avril Lavigne’s world, we’re just living in it.

  • The cure for ennui is offui.

  • Pop culture references make everything better.

  • When in doubt, order take-out.

  • Yale is 22.8 miles from Stars Hollow. (Jess looked it up.)

  • Never underestimate the healing powers of a bath.

  • “I have to get a part for my car” and “I’m going to go study” are kid code for “meet me at the previously agreed upon location far away from my clueless uncle.”

  • You can’t always control who you’re attracted to.

  • Don’t knock self-help books until you try them.

  • Writing margin notes is sexy.

  • Window-shopping is way less fun than it sounds.

  • Beware of swans.

  • If you inherit $75,000 don’t spend it on 150 pairs of Jimmy Choos shop around first.

  • When you’re in a skirt, remember to keep your knees closed.

  • Don’t lose your virginity to your married ex-boyfriend.

  • Always take the deviled eggs they might come in handy.

  • Do not assume a perplexing quote is from the bible and stay up all night reading the bible to find it. Google the quote in case it winds up being a line from Shakespeare.

  • You can’t watch Willy Wonka without massive amounts of junk food.

  • If you ever need to ruin a set of church bells, don’t use a hammer. Just jam the turnbuckle, or wedge the main mechanism, and hey, maybe disconnect a few of the clappers for fun. (You will need a tool box for this.)

  • If youre going to throw your life away for a boy, he’d better have a motorcycle.

  • If you decide to hide real hard-boiled eggs for an Easter egg hunt, be sure to make an egg map.

  • Always learn your date’s last name before you go to a Quentin Tarantino-themed party.

  • When going to a baptism, always wear a dress that goesbest with the baby.

  • Sometimes you just need a good push in a lake.

  • Name tags do not belong in the middle of your chest.

  • No matter how smooth of a talker you are, once your heart is involved it all comes out in moron.

  • When faced with a tough decision, do not be afraid to break out the pro-con lists.

  • Always bring a book with you wherever you go.

  • Moms are the best.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/11/19/gilmore-girls-life-lessons/

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