I love in the Thanksgiving episode of Gilmore Girls when Rory questions if they’ll be able to eat so many dinners & Lorelai uses Michelle Kwan-ing as a verb to explain they won’t fail. Let me explain this Gilmoreism so we can all agree to say it, a lot. Michelle Kwan is a figure skater. She is the “most decorated figure skater in U.S. history” according to wikipedia. She won nine U.S. Championships & five World Championships.
I remember the 1998 Olympics very well. Everyone expected Michelle Kwan to take gold. In fact, after her last skate she pumped her arms up in the air because Michelle & everyone else thought that she had just won the gold medal. Instead, Tara Lipinski ended up with the gold & Michelle with the silver. Hence, the phrase Michelle Kwan-ing. I don’t say that nearly enough. Neither do other people.