I don’t know anyone who watched Gilmore Girls and didn’t idolize Lorelai Gilmore; she was so witty and Rory was her absolute best friend (which I always envied because my mom and I constantly fought when I was a teen). She was my TV role model. I never missed an episode…or an ABC Family rerun ;). I came across this Buzzfeed article tonight and started thinking about how I actually resemble my old idol now that the show has been off air for several years. First of all, I could match her espresso shot for espresso shot any day. I was at a coffee shop today and asked for an extra espresso shot. The barista man (baristo?) informed me that my order already had two shots of espresso in it. I very well knew this, but still acted like that was quite a lot. He judged me a little. Oh well. Second, I’m pretty damn witty in real life. I’ve become fairly proud of my rate of response. On a related note, I talk. All. The. Time. I talk for hours. I talk to my friends. I talk to my coworkers. Hell, I’m one of those people that talk to their dogs (she likes my voice, mkay?).
Then I realized something else: the attributes I admired most about Lorelai are shared with my mother. I honestly didn’t even notice until I was writing this… My mother is a huge coffee addict, she’s only happy when she’s talking to someone, and she sure is funny (maybe a little less raunchy than Lorelai, but still a constant source of chuckles).
So I guess this went from a Gilmore (Fan)girls post to an “I love my mom” post. Which is appropriate since Mother’s Day is this weekend. And you know how my mom is spending the day? By helping me move into my new apartment. My mom is amazing. While she was almost twice the character’s age when I was born (sorry, Mom) and has always been with my dad, she is a lot like Lorelai. She would do anything for my sister and me, she helps us in any and every way she knows how and she really will always be there for us. My mom and I have really grown to be friends over the years, and I know that, like Rory, I can go to my mom with anything. She is the real life woman whom I admire and idolize.