Life Lessons from Logan Huntzberger

Yesterday I posted a facebook status about the effect Logan Huntzberger (one of Rory Gilmore, of the TV Show Gilmore Girls love interests) has had on my perception and opinion of men. The response was interesting and as we all know social networking is the key to knowing what people currently care about. I thought I would explore the thought further.

I’m going to be very honest and say that I love fiction. I love fictional novels, I love fictional tv shows, movies, theatre. I LOVE fiction. I love the ability it has to draw you into a different world, similar to ours, or completely surreal and the ability it has to provoke our imagination. I also think, it’s a very very dangerous thing to become enamoured with.

Logan Huntzberger has many great qualities. He’s extremely well spoken (a killer vocabularly is very important to me), well read, charming, intelligent, rich, sweet, adventurous and good looking. He is however, quite a bit of a jerk. He’s rebellious, lazy, a lady killer (not literally), entitled, thinks ‘frienefits’ is a good option, has commitment issues plus probably a lot of other attributes that I choose to overlook. And therein, lies my point. I choose to overlook, qualities that are harmful for the sake of what appears to be something better. It’s that whole ‘bad boy’ thing that girls seem to be interested. We see it sort of work out in Hollywood, girls that somehow manage to tame their bad boys while still keeping that element of danger we fell in love with in the first place. It’s actually a really harmful flaw that if we’re actually being honest, most of us can relate to.

Sure, we definitely look at that screen and think to ourselves ‘This kind of guy is probably really very harmful for Rory’. Do we ship the relationship? Of course. If you’re not a Lory shipper than your a Jess and Rory (which I’m guessing is Ress or Jory or something like that) which is truly just as bad. Does anyone really ship Dean and Rory? The eternal good guy (let’s exclude end of Season 4 and beginning of Season 5). I’ve never met a massive Dean fan. And I’m not really sure why? I put it down to the fact that girls have had their opinion of men tainted from fiction.

When amazingly lovely, sweet gentleman knock on our front doors, we turn them away because we are secretly hoping Mr Bad Boy climbs through the window later on, despite his lack of good manners, commitment and their negligent treatment of our hearts. Sure, I found it super hot when Logan climbed through the window at Rory’s – despite the fact she’d just turned down Marty (A-Typical Sweetheart).WHY? What is wrong with women?!

Please don’t get me wrong. I’m a MASSIVE Gilmore Girls fan and a big Logan lover. But I don’t necessarily think it’s the healthiest thing to dwell or to want in my life.

So thank you Logan Huntzberger for the life lesson. You’re amazing on screen – but I’m a good girl and as such, looking for a good boy.

Logan Huntzberger – Gilmore Girls

Logan: It’ll be fun, it’ll be a thrill. Something stupid, something bad for you. Just something different. Isn’t this the point of being young? It’s your choice, Ace. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me, it’s one less minute you haven’t lived.

Photo Courtesy of oy with the proodles already.

Quoting

Top Ten Favourite Quotes

To succeed, jump as quickly into opportunities as you do at conclusions. Benjamin Franklin

Life’s short, talk fast. Gilmore Girls

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved inspite of ourselves.Victor Hugo

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.. it has no survival value; rather it gives value to survival. C.S Lewis

Lois: Please tell me we weren’t just set up.

Clark: Looks like it.

Lois: Us. That’s like hot fudge and halibut.

Clark: I take it I’m the halibut.

Lois: Naturally

Smallville.

Study hard… read a book a week.. stay married when you feel like leaving.. write a letter to a friend when you’d rather shop.. play with your children when you want some time alone.. write when you feel like sleeping.. work out when you feel like playing.. control emotions when you feel like screaming.. forgive when you feel like hating.. overcome limitations when you want to quit.  Holy Wagner

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organisation do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always. A W Tozer

Human things must be known to be loved: but Divine things must be loved to known.  Blaise Pascal

Julian: I’m not a guy’s guy. I don’t have homies.

Brooke: I don’t think anyone has had homies since 1989.
One Tree Hill

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.  Charles W. H. Bancroft

Top Ten

Top Ten TV Shows

(beware of minor spoilers)

1. Gilmore Girls

Seasons 1-7

Favourite Character: Kirk

Favourite Season: Season 5

Favourite Moment: When Lorelai and Luke first get together, season finale of Season 4.

Why I love it: So many reasons. Classic quotes. Crazy pop culture references. All of the food. The crazy town.

Why I love it less: The last season.. not as good. AND – who says no to Logan Huntzberger!

2. Smallville

Seasons 1 – 10 (still showing)

Favourite Character: Clark but also love Lois and Oliver

Favourite Season: I think 6 & 8

Favourite Moment: When Lois kicks the phone book across the room!

Why I love it: The right amount of mix of action, romance, mystery, family ties etc.

Why I love it less: Lana Lang was a pain in my butt!

3. One Tree Hill

Season 1-7 (still showing)

Favourite Character: Brooke despite being  a Leyton fan.

Favourite Season: 3 and six!

Favourite Moment: Finale of season 6 – When Nathan gets into the NBA – finally!

Why I love it: Good quotes, great music.. easy on the eyes kinda television.

Why I love it less: Getting a little bit dramatic.. car crashes are also a bit overdone.

4. The West Wing

Season 1-7

Favourite Character: Jed Bartlett and Josh & Donna.. and maybe C.J – ah too many!

Favourite Season: Season 6. I liked seeing the campaign stuff.

Favourite Moment: Jed’s scene in the cathedral I think it’s Season 2 finale.

Why I love it: So brilliant, witty and smart.

Why I love it less:  It ended.  Oh and they cut Sam Seaborne!

5. Alias

Seasons 1-5

Favourite Character: Wise & Sark

Favourite Season: Season 2 & 4

Favourite Moment: I’m a new fan so it’s harder to tell. Probably when Francie double actually does die. What a mole.

Why I love it: Intrigue, disguises, Sydney kicking butt.

Why I love it less: Every single character I was like ‘are they out to betray Sydney’.. that got annoying. Also, Sark and Wise should have been in every episode.

6. Friends

Seasons 1-10

Favourite Character: Joey

Favourite Season: Season 8

Favourite moment: When Brad Pitt guest stars. Hilarious.

Why I love it: Soo funny. So quoteable.

Why I love it less: Always only funny. Every serious moment gets ruined by a joke.

7. The O.C

Seasons 1-4

Favourite Character: Seth

Favourite Season: Season 4

Favourite Moment: Seth quoting the mermaid poem to Summer.

Why I love it: Seth Cohen is hilarious.

Why I love it less: Marissa drove me crazy. One girl can’t have that many problems can she?!

8. The Office

Seasons 1-7

Favourite Character: Jim

Favourite Season: Couldn’t pick.

Favourite Moment: When Jim dresses up as Dwight!

Why I love it: It’s like every typical office just crazier.

Why I love it less: Michael Scott does tend to drive you crazy sometimes.

9. Gossip Girl

Season 1-4 (still showing)

Favourite Character: Blair & Dan

Favourite Season: Two? Not sure.

Favourite Moment: Aww.. Um.. also not sure.

Why I love it: I mainly like it for the fashion.

Why I love it less: They’ve already overused every single story line there could eveer be!

10. The Vampire Diaries

Seasons 1-2 (still showing)

Favourite Character: Caroline

Favourite Season: Season 2

Favourite Moment: I love the Unpleasantville episode. Stefan surprises Elene with that awesome dance move. Good times.

Why I love it: Drama

Why I love it less: Well it’s about vampires. So that’s a bit lame.

Alright. So I watch a lot of rubbish. What can you do about it?!

You know you’re a Gilmore Girls Fan..

You officially know you are a Gilmore Girls fan when…

1) You can name the characters full names (Lorelai Victoria Gilmore, etc.)

2) You know the title to episode 4.22

3) You’re thinking of the test run at the Dragon Fly right now, because you just read number 2.

4) You’ve considered going to Yale

5) Connecticut is an awesome state in your mind.

6) You can name at least 3 buisnesses in Stars Hollow.

7) You’re smart.

8) You know what Oy With the Poodles is.

9 You either think of yourself as a Lorelai or Rory.

10) You can name the colors of the season’s DVD cases; 1=yellow 2=blue etc.

11) You also enjoy the shows Greys Anatomy and/or Friends.

12) When you are in a small town you look for similarities to Stars Hollow.

13) When someone says, “I’m from Connecticut.” Gilmore Girls pops into your mind.

14) You know who all three Lorelais are.

15) You either love Christopher or hate him.

16) You have revolved your music taste around the show.

17) Same with your clothes.

18) And reading taste.

19) You’re denying this 🙂 And if you’re not you wish you were.

20) You know what the DAR is.

21) You wish you could go to Chilton.

22) You either want a Prius or a Jeep

23) You want to have a year themed party like 2002.

24) Blue eyes rock.

25) Phrases from the show have snaked their way into your vocabulary.

26) You try to get your hair to curl, but it just won’t.

27) You love coffee.

28) You really want to eat at Luke’s Diner.

29) When someone says they like Gilmore Girls you ask them about the show.

30) You’re probably a Luke and Lorelai fan.

31) You know the words to “Where You Lead”

32) You think the name Lorelai is awesome.

33) You know Paul Anka is a singer.

34) You love snow

35) You know who Dean, Jess, and Logan all went out with.

36) You think technically I am forgetting Tristan.

37) Gilmore Girls completes your life.

38) You’ll watch season 1 over and over again no matter how many times you’ve seen those episodes…and still laugh your ass off.

39) You’ve realized that Lauren Graham really does act and talk like that…its not just for the character.

40) You know that Alexis Bledel is spanish.

41) You know that they called kirk a different name in the first few episodes.

42) You know that Liza Weil (aka paris) tried out for the part of rory

43) You know what animal lorelai hides the key under

44) You LOVED Dave Rygalski…

45) You actually felt sorry for Tristan

46) You can name what season each part is from when the theme song is playing

47) You’ve seen every single episode at least twice!

48) you know how many jimmy choo shoes you can buy with 75,000 dollars.

49) When you name your pets after characters

50) When you’ve compared the guys in your life to Dean, Jess, Tristan, Marty or Logan.

My list

Things I do to make myself feel better when I kinda need feeling better:

  • Buy shoes
  • Drink milk
  • Listen to something you can scream along to
  • Take a bath
  • Take a nap
  • Paint my toenails
  • Watch Gilmore Girls
  • Talk to Tegan
  • Make up new words to Elton John songs
  • Read the Jesus words
  • Just read
  • Eat the chocolate, or lollies
  • Get a hug from someone
  • Do some ironing

November Summary

I think I technically missed October’s Summary, so here’s a BIG November Summary to make up for it.

..November..

Books Read: Eek. I read one book this month. Haha. A Voice in the Wind – Francine Rivers. I also read Maddison, Shop and Harpars Bazaar though.

Clothes Bought: I bought two pairs of new jeans, faded denim and black skinnies. A faded demin high wasted skirt. A lovely detailed orange top. Thanks Emily for that voucher. I also bought a cute little floral dress from Target for Brie and Luke’s wedding. I might have maybe bought one or two other things – oops.

Consumed Music: I downloaded the new Michael Buble album this month. It’s basically what you can expect from Mr Buble – smooth sultry classic jazzy songs with a few originals. I would really love to see him live even though he’s a bit of a dodgy kinda guy. Also my favourite song of the month which I downloaded the other week – Heartbeats by Jose Gonzales – it’s so so amazing. I listen to it on repeat all the time.

Birthdays: Eden’s 1st birthday party. Which was just a delightful afternoon on Clear Mountain. She’s the cutest baby around. Kristen wasn’t born in November but her 21st party was held in Novemeber which was fun. I think the 21st birthdays are finally finishing up for the year though. My wallet can’t handle many more. It’s also Aj’s 22nd birthday in November. Happy Birthday for Tuesday Aj!

Films Watched: The Twilight Saga – New Moon. I kinda liked it. Although my opinion of it is hard to define. It was awkward and good all at the same time. The highlight was definitely how so many Team Edward’s got converted to Team Jacob, all because of some abs. What was even funnier if that grown women seem to forget that Taylor Lautner is like 16 or something. Everyone should check out Cheaper by the Dozen 2, when Taylor is like 12. It’s hilarious and you’ll probably never find Jacob Black good looking afterwards.

Lessons Learned:

TV Shows love to theme the names of their episodes.

Every Friends episode name starts with ‘The One With’ or the ‘The One Where’  like ‘The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break’

Every Scrubs episode starts with ‘My’ like ‘My Inconvenient Truth’

Every One Tree Hill Episode is a Song Title like ‘Crash Into You’

Every Smallville Episode is simply one word like ‘Hidden’ or ‘Splinter’

Every O.C episode starts with a ‘The’ like ‘The Swells’ or ‘The Dearly Beloved’

All of the Gilmore Girls episodes are so clever but not so much themed.

Other Highlights:

This month I felt fairly cultured. Went to QPAC twice in the one week. Once to see my delightful younger sister perform at her annual dance concert. She’s fairly amazing and born to perform. Not a performance photo. But a hot photo all the same.

I also went to the Sound of Music Sing A Long. Who knew something like this could be so so much fun? I thought the tickets were pretty overpriced considering they were just going to play the Sound of Music on a big screen at The Lyric with the words scrolling along the bottom. But they really made you feel like you got your money’s worth. Firstly, almost everyone dressed up which added to the whole experience. So so many nuns! Then on each of our seats was a little bag with random things inside. Each thing was for one of the ‘Big 5 moments’ or maybe it was 6 but I can’t remember. So we received a little swatch of material resembling some curtain, a party popper, flash cards, an invitation and a little plastic piece of edelweiss. (So maybe it was 5). The best bit of all was that we were all meant to pop our poppers simultaneously when Maria and the Captain kiss for the very first time. It was pretty magical. For some reason, if you’re allowed to sing along in a theatre, you’re allowed to yell out random things throughout the rest of the show as well. To start off with it was funny, and then it just got more rude and less funny after intermission drinks. Haha. Mental note to, well, other people – if you are one of those people who hates people talking through the movie, never go to a sing along. 🙂