What better way to celebrate the return of “Gilmore Girls” than with a Luke’s diner pin?
Well, you could also celebrate it with a Luke’s diner mug (for your husband); a Dragonfly Inn mug (for yourself); some coffee and Pop Tarts; and a marathon of the show with friends. (Check, check, check, and check.)
But the pin is pretty great, too.
It comes from You Silly Duffer on Etsy and is currently on pre-order for $8. The packaging it comes in is cute and the pin is even cuter. Get yours here.
When I was little, I loved Polly Pocket. I had a bunch of the teeny, tiny dolls, as well as the houses they came with. One of my favorites was a castle that actually lit up. (I think I spent more time turning that light on and off than I did actually playing with it.)
And, while these pins don’t come with a castle that lights up, they’re pretty damn cute.
Get your own here. (They’re currently sold out, but you get them on the next pre-order!)
There are few things I love more than Beyoncé.
And, there are few things I love more than The Office.
So I honestly couldn’t resist adding this pin to my collection.
The pin is from Heartificial on Etsy and featured adorable packaging, including a personalized note on the envelope that read, “Thank you Crystal. I hope you wake up every day feeling like Beyoncé. Have the best day ever! I believe in you!” (Totally made my day.) I’m already coveting this Pawnee Goddesses pin and this Luke’s Diner pin.
Get yours here.
I was obsessed with AOL as a teenager. Like, it basically ruled my life. I was immersed in the world of ‘zines—online magazines just like this one—and even involved in a few. I co-founded one called Backstreet’z Cheezeballz with my bestie, Liz. It was a “humor”-based Backstreet Boys ‘zine, which featured pictures and information about the best boy band ever, BSB. KTBSPA!
I helped out with a Christina Aguilera fan zine called Not a Virgin, Not a Slut run by my wonderful friend, Kim.
I wrote for a lifestyle ‘zine called Gloss Magazine and an entertainment magazine called StarShine.
I was part of an exclusive inner circle in the Backstreet Boys fan-fiction world that emailed fan fiction chapters out week by week. In all, I emailed out two-and-a-half stories. (Two completed; one unfinished.) I even won an award for “Best New Writer.”
I was in chatrooms and played Nickelodeon games and made websites and learned about coding and writing and absorbed endless facts about the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. My favorite AOL website was one called Who Da Man?, a BSB fansite that focused on humor. I would read it and laugh until I cried.
And when AOL was no longer a thing, I used AIM well into my teen years. It was where my now-husband first asked me on a date.
I loved everything about AOL, but mostly, I loved the friendships I made, several of which I maintain to this day.
So really, how could I not purchase these pins?
I got these from Patti Lapel for $24. A perfectly reasonable price for something that made me smile so big. Get your own here.