Here’s How to Avoid Those Dreaded Gilmore Girls Spoilers
It’s been almost 10 months since the Gilmore Girls reboot was initially announced with an adorable tweet from Lauren Graham. And this weekend, it’s finally upon us. Can you believe it?!
That’s right — you’ve made it through almost a whole year of rumors and theories and of course those sob-inducing teasers and trailers. Your reward? Four, 90-minute new episodes of Gilmore goodness. The LAST thing you want to happen is to have any big plot points or those famous last four words spoiled before you get a chance to get through it all.
As we count the minutes ’til Friday, here are some ways to keep yourself in a blissful spoiler-free bubble while you make your way through Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. See you on the other side!
1. Take the opportunity for a mini digital detox. We’re not saying pull a Kendall Jenner and start deleting apps from your phone (unless you want to!), but trying to avoid spoilers that you know are going to be everywhere is a perfect excuse to set your phone aside and take a little screen break for a bit. Try leaving it in another room for an afternoon or — GASP — turning it off for a few hours, checking in in case of any emergencies every now and then.
2. Set up Twitter mute filters. If you can’t stay off the internet entirely, try to limit it a bit. Certain iOS and Android Twitter clients allow you to customize what you see in your feed, meaning you can temporarily block certain words or hashtags to keep them out of your timeline. The official Twitter app only does this for within the notifications tab (helpful if you’d like to very much exclude yourself from a spoiler @-narrative you never asked to be a part of), but Tweetdeck, Tweetbot, Twitterific and Plume are some of the app options that allow you to keep in control. Simply go to settings, enter the words you don’t want to see (for example “Gilmore,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Rory,” etc.), and voila! Your bubble is safe.
3. Make a pact with your besties. Not everyone is going to be able to watch four 90-minute episodes of television at the same pace. That’s a big ask, so if life gets in the way of your binge watch, set up a buddy system with your BFFs so the group chat isn’t blowing up your phone while you’re behind. Maybe designate one as a safely liaison to check in if and when you’re ready to be added to the thread. Squeal away.
4. Call in sick, settle in and binge, girl. BINGE. Let’s face it: There’s really only one way to avoid having Gilmore Girls spoiled for you, and that’s to give up on the rest of the world for a while and transport yourself straight to Stars Hollow. We’ll see you there.
How do you avoid spoilers? Give us your best tips over @BritandCo!
(Photos via Netflix)
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B + C: How did you know Sustainable Sparkle Bar was your business to start?
Glitter has always been my thing, so when I started my event company I decided to make it my niche. I started telling people I threw glitter-themed parties where people would get sparkled with glitter body art and makeup. Six months after that I applied to my first festival and to work with SUR restaurant in West Hollywood.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
I honestly can't say that I've had a specific strategy that I've followed when it comes to getting my business off the ground. I have a PR background so I was just constantly pitching new business and posting on social media.
B + C: What's the biggest challenge you face as a small business owner?
I would say creating a stable income and revenue stream. With a seasonal, event-based business it can be very up and down.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
The relationships I made and the push to start an email database.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I love what I do and I believe in myself 100%. Staying motivated isn't the hard part. Pushing myself to do the work and staying accountable is the hard part.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip? Do you use any apps that help you manage your business?
I keep multiple to-do lists, hand-written and digital. I also tell clients and partners that I will have something to them by a certain time or day so I have to stick to it.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Just do it, take the leap. And don't worry about what anyone else says to thinks.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Issa Rae, I'm so inspired by everything that she's created being a creative and a black woman. It's my dream to have my own show one day based on my life and where I give advice and talk about the world. She's doing it and making people laugh and giving people joy. And it's based in LA. Watching Insecure only further cemented my dreams of wanting to live in LA.
B + C: How did you hear about the Office Depot scholarship?
One of my friends that I met through Camp No Counselors saw an IG ad for it and nominated me.
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It's completely helped me level up and take my business to another level. Selfmade helped me host my first virtual event and taught me how to set up my website to sell tickets to events and get RSVPs.
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I got new cards to send in all of my orders with my discount code on them. I also bought a really cool 4K camera that I now use for my social media.
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