a sad day a-comin’

Every morning and every evening I climb the carpeted stairs to the second level of our house, take a sharp left into a bedroom that doubles as my gym, and plop myself down on this:

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I put on the earphones, start up the DVD player, and start cranking those pedals (not really visible in this picture). More often than not I press past the designated 15-minute mark because I’m so totally engrossed in this:

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Yes, while you are hooked on Modern Family and Homeland and Arrested Development and Breaking Bad, I’m visiting Stars Hollow, Connecticut, trying to follow the fast-paced banter of the mother-daughter duo called the Gilmore Girls. I’ve just put my last disc in the player and will soon say goodbye to my friends of seven seasons worth of fun and disappointment and love and heartbreak and relational roller coasters. I expect happy endings all around, but it will be a sad day for me nonetheless.

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3 Responses to a sad day a-comin’

  1. Joanna says:

    I love the Gilmore Girls! Over a series of Christmases, Dad and Mom eventually bought me each season. Good times. (and now I’m hooked on Parenthood which is currently on it’s 5th season, and happens to feature one of the Gilmore Girls)


  2. LizW says:

    If you ever want to borrow A-Team or The Office, let me know πŸ˜‰

    (PS – you’re an exercise stud!! Nice job)

  3. Ridgely says:

    Jessi and I “bonded” over this series. We watched it together faithfully. A few years ago she gave me the whole series for Christmas! I still can’t re-watch the episode where Laurelei comes home to the empty room after Rory goes off to college….way too close to home! And re the room: what happened to the sewing machine? πŸ™‚

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