And since when does Lorelai want to travel? I hate it when the writers start making stupid shit up just to get their characters into annoying situations that they think will generate tension. First Luke's dumb house and now this traveling thing. Lame.
Dinner at the Gilmore's, on the other hand, was a tension love-fest. So painful to watch Lorelai cowed like that. And while it felt totally real, it was no fun to watch and left me kind of bummed and cranky. Lorelai's supposed to be fabulous and lively and put me in a good mood, dang it.
That first lines of books meme is going around again, so I figured I'd repost that entry from my old Diary-X (with a couple of substitutions). Some of them are easy guesses and some are a bit more obscure...
1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, guessed by pookha)
2. “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.” (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, guessed by kiss_me_cassie)
3. “All children, except one, grow up.” (Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, guessed by kiss_me_cassie)
4. “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” (The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, guessed by pookha)
5. “There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.” (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, guessed by kinderny)
6. “This morning, just after 11:00, Michael locked himself in his office and he won't come out.” (Microserfs by Douglas Coupland, guessed by kinderny)
7. “Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’” (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, guessed by kinderny and zandras_court)
8. “The Whistle Stop Cafe opened up last week, right next door to me at the post office, and owners Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison said business has been good ever since.” (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, guessed by kiss_me_cassie)
9. “Always remember that they come from the desert.” (The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay, guessed by kinderny)
10. “Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.” (Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence, guessed by kinderny)