Love from a Local at the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest

Holy cow, everybody, I just lived a dream. As some of you may recall, I live in the real Stars Hollow - as in the town that is the inspiration for the setting of Gilmore Girls.

As most of you probably know, this town played host to 1500 fans of the show for the Gilmore Girls Fan Festival and OH MY GOSH IT WAS AMAZING.

By now, you can google a bunch of articles detailing the entire weekend's agenda and noteworthy moments, but now that the weekend is over and our town has gone back to normal, I want to tell you what the biggest thing was for many of us locals:

Everyone was SO. FREAKING. NICE. The weather was cold and gross and rainy (very un-Stars Hollow), but every person was smiling and appreciative. Every customer I helped was happy to be there and kept thanking me and other locals for opening up our town to them. Everyone was there to have a good time and they didn't let crummy weather or long lines get in the way of that.

1,500 people. And all of them were lovely. Every. Single. One.

So I just want to say thank you to every attendee, every volunteer, every cast member, every crew member, every festival staff member. All of you. The town cannot stop talking about much we loved having you here, and many of us genuinely missed you all on Monday morning. You lit up our town and for one weekend, things here felt like they were on a new level of magic. So, thank you, thank you, thank you.

And now... back to reality.



Think of This as Your Thank You Card, Because I Don't Have Your Addresses.

Okay, so to all of you who commented on my last postThank you.  You are all so supportive and amazing. Like... in a mind-blowing way. The comments, texts, and various emails that I got were overwhelming and made me realize how much love there is in m life, even from people who don't know me, which is crazy awesome.

After I posted that, I took a few days off from blogging and I just kind of sat. I read through all of your comments over and over again and by the end of the weekend, things were already starting to look up. No huge developments have happened, but the baby steps started, and I'm getting my positive view back, which is so gosh darn nice.

Things I learned this month:

  1. Depression and I don't get along. I know that seems kind of obvious for anyone to say, but I know some people that, unfortunately, make depression kind of work for them. I am not one of those people.
  2. I'm a really ugly crier.
  3. People are awesome. Strangers are awesome.
  4. Dogs are the best snugglers ever.
  5. When in doubt, rent a movie with your mom.
  6. Peanut-butter, wine, and Netflix are a wonderful combination.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you all, and to let you know that I've already got some good humor-oriented blog posts in the works for this week, so hopefully, we'll be getting back to ... normal? No... we can't use that word to describe what typically goes on here...