Mia gives Lorelai a job as a maid and allows Lorelai and Rory to live in a converted potting shed behind the inn, where they live for most of Rory's early childhood.
The series pilot indicates that Rory harbours a long-held dream to study at Harvard University, and it is for this reason she transfers from Stars Hollow public high school to the prestigious Chilton Preparatory.She attends Chilton for her sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.Lorelai is very witty and full of pop culture references.She has a very specific taste in movies, music, and TV.Rory shares her mother's taste in junk food, coffee, movies, music, and much more.
They both exhibit a talent for witty, fast-paced, pop-culture-laden dialogue.Some of her favorite movies are The Way We Were, His Girl Friday, Funny Face, and Casablanca, which she claims has "no bad parts." She is also addicted to coffee, takeout food, and she loves to shop for clothes and shoes.When her father gives her a check for ,000 because the government was building a road on a property that Richard bought under her name, she exclaims, "That's 150 pairs of Jimmy Choos!Furthermore, Rory, by this time, has been accepted to Yale, and has been denied financial aid due to Lorelai receiving a one-time investment payout given to her by her father (see below).Lorelai is ready to divert her money for the purchase and renovation costs to Rory's tuition, but Rory independently turns to her grandparents for help with the tuition, allowing Lorelai and Sookie to purchase The Dragonfly Inn." Lorelai and the local diner owner, Luke Danes, have a close relationship throughout the show but don't start dating until the fifth season.