Lane Quote #52
Lane: Well, it was a good message the first few times. Then I started parsing it for subtext.
Rory: What did he say?
Lane: He said, "Hey, Lane, it's Henry." Not a good start.
Rory: How do you figure?
Lane: It's so gender-neutral. It's how you start a conversation with a bowling pal.
Rory: He asked you bowling?
Lane: Then he said, "It was fun meeting you the other night."
Lane: He didn't say which night, like he didn't remember which night. Like he's mixing me up with another girl from another night. For all I know, he thought he was calling the hot blonde he met at a hopped-up night at Balthazar's.
Rory: He's a 16-year-old Korean boy.
Lane: Or so he led me to believe.
Rory: What's the bottom line here?
Lane: The bottom line is that he wants me to call him back. But if I do that, then he's probably gonna ask me out on a date. And if we go on a date, then it could lead to another date. And then I'll have to introduce him to my parents. And once I do that they're going to like him because he's Korean and he's gonna be a doctor. And then once that happens, that's it. It'll be over. He'll be hideous to me. [sighs] Now I'm a Lou Reed gloomy.
Quote from Lane
Rory: I like this song. It makes me gloomy.
Lane: Gloomy's good.
Rory: Really gloomy.
Lane: Like, Joy Division gloomy? Nick Cave or Robert Smith gloomy?
Rory: Johnny Cash gloomy.
Lane: So kind of like a San Quentin-y, "It's a long road home, and my horse just got shot 'but I still got my girl by my side" gloomy?
Rory: You read my mind.
Lane: I'm deep in a Charlie Parker gloomy.
Quote from Lane
Lane: Maybe he has a girlfriend.
Lane: A tiny, perfect Korean girl that his parents will love and approve of.
Rory: Lane, you are a tiny, perfect Korean girl that his parents will approve of.
Lane: No, they'd know.
Rory: Know what?
Lane: Know I listen to the wrong music and wish I could go blond without looking bad. Or that I'd take a Whopper over kimchi in a heartbeat.
Rory: Now you're just going crazy.
Lane: So he doesn't like me, he won't call. It's not the end of the world. I'll live. I'll go on. There's always college, unless my parents get their way and then it's, "I take thee, Jesus, to be my lawful wedded husband."
Quote from Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too
Lane: [on the phone] Need I mention the rock 'n' roll casualties from intra-band dating?
Rory: I know they're numerous.
Lane: Not that there's not success stories. I mean, you've got your Cramps, your Yo La Tengo, your Kim and Thurstons.
Rory: Sonny and Cher, the Early Years.
Lane: Plus, you've got bands that have survived breakups, No Doubt.
Rory: Wish they hadn't.
Lane: X, Supertramp, The White Stripes. But in the negative, you have...
Rory: Sonny and Cher, the Later Years.
Lane: Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac. I know of two country music stars whose backup singers shot them in the groin.
Rory: Whoa. That's wicked hate.
Quote from Application Anxiety
Rory: She's writing her drummer-seeks-rock-band ad.
Lane: And it's not reading right to me. Could you guys look it over?
Rory: Let's see. "Drummer with strong beat seeks band into the Accelerators, the Adolescents, the Adverts, Agent Orange, the Angelic Upstarts, the Agnostic Front, Ash..."
Rory: You went alphabetically.
Lane: Seemed tidy.
Lorelai: And a little OCD.
Rory: And a little long.
Lane: I can't make cuts.
Rory: It's three pages, single spaced – make cuts.
Lane: But this is the cut-down version. I mean, just from the letter A, I excluded AC/DC, the Animals, and A-Ha, footnoted as a guilty pleasure.