That's approximately what I said to Regan 6 days ago. We've hung out a lot together the past few weeks or so, sometimes just talking, but also watching tv or movies and listening to music other times. If I'm over at her dorm at 11 we always watch Sealab 2021 on Cartoon Network, which is one friggin' hilarious show.
But we've also watched a few baseball games together, as she's become something of a baseball fan this year watching the Rangers do much better than we had any right to expect them to this season. We watched parts of the ALCS games with Boston and New York. We saw the second half of games 4 and 5, saw the end of game 6, and watched the last 3 innings of game 7. I seriously thought it would be Cardinals-Yankees after Boston got 3 games behind, but they pulled it out. I don't particularly care who wins the World Series, but I'd like for Boston fans to get that championship that's eluded them for so many years, if for no other reason than so they would just stop whining about how cursed they are.
Anyway, as game 7 was winding down and Boston was ahead by 6 runs or so, I said something like this: "I never thought I would ever in my life say these words, but, will you go out with me if Boston wins?" In typical Regan fashion, she said, "okay." The result of the game wasn't exactly in doubt at that point, I think the Yankees were down to their last 5 outs and were behind by a considerable amount. She has a way of never answering questions with a definite no or yes, it's usually something like "maybe", "I guess", or "I don't know." But I felt good about her "okay" response. She sort of reminds me of me from high school, a bit antisocial, doesn't seem particularly sad but not happy either, is friendly if you talk to her but doesn't really open up to people, and isn't easy to get to know as she shies away from personal questions most of the time. But I think we're getting along fine so far.
We also watched her Snatch dvd. Awesome movie, really funny. Jason Statham and Brad Pitt are great in it. As is the rest of the large cast really. Now I know I gotta see Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, which her roommate has on her dvd shelf. Her roommate and her boyfriend rented Day of the Dead and I was over when they all watched it. Being not too familiar with zombie movies and not really a fan of horror flicks in general, I'll say it was okay. The acting was waaayyy over the top, the dialogue was dumb most of the time, the story didn't interest me much, there was tons of blood and bodies being ripped apart, and I never really cared for any of the characters. It's also not very scary, but I guess people just watch these sorts of flicks to see the organs being torn from bodies by the zombies and stuff like that. It's not a good film, but definitely better when watched with a group.
Regan and I also saw my Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind dvd. She thought it was good, if a bit too weird. It was my 2nd time to see it and I still think it's the best movie I've seen this year. Last night, we watched Barry Levinson's semiautobiographical (I think?) Liberty Heights. Good film overall, about two Jewish brothers growing up in Baltimore in the 1950's just as the schools are desegregated. In their town, Jews are just barely higher socially than blacks (although I'm sure it was like that in several other places as well). A sign at the city pool reads "No jews, coloreds, or dogs allowed", or something like that. Anyways, the film takes a turn when the younger brother begins a friendship with a pretty black girl at his school, attracting the ire of the girl's father and the disapproval of his own family. It's an interesting film, though not necessarily a memorable one.
I voted early this weekend. Voted for Bush, not a hard choice when Kerry is his opponent, though I might have thought harder about that if the Libertarian candidate wasn't such a nut. I voted for all Republicans and one Libertarian (for Railroad Commissioner). In 2002, I voted for mostly Republicans, but also one Libertarian and one Democrat (for U.S. Congress). I didn't feel any Dems deserved my vote in this election, so none got it.
In spending time with Regan, I'm slacking on some of my classes, not doing much reading. I still think I'll get 3 or 4 A's and 2 or 3 B's. I'll be graduated in a month and a half, then I'll only have to worry about things like, oh, finding a job, figuring out what I want to do with my degree, little stuff like that.
Not much else going on. I bought the 2-disc dvd of Strangers on a Train on ebay earlier today. The seller says he'll ship it Thursday. Excellent.
There's lots of political stuff going on. Last Thursday, there was a debate between the College Republicans (us) and University Democrats (them). We had out bits of facts and such, they had nice suits, and rhetoric right out of Kerry's speeches. I was the very first speaker, talking about environmental policy. I did okay, better than the Democrat's speaker did, but I could never find a conclusion to my arguments and the timer would always go off when I was in the middle of a point. I spoke okay, stumbled a bit, tried to improvise toward the end, but didn't have a clear conclusion written out so I never arrived at one. Still, I clearly refuted many of the points he tried to make. We got our hats handed to us during the questions from the audience portion of the debate. One of our speakers didn't know until the night before that he would have to someone else's place, so he wasn't ready and it showed. He basically raised the white flag when he tried to answer questions on the economy and taxes. He had no business being up there. The chairwoman of our group tried to answer a spectator's question on the assault weapons ban and failed pretty badly. I regretted that I didn't ask her to let me answer it, because she essentially changed the subject during her answer. I doubt you'll find 1 out of 50 people who really know what the Assault Weapons Ban was, and I could tell that both our chairwoman and the Democrats speaker were part of the group that didn't. Overall it was a good debate, I would guess between 50 and 70 people came, which was better than the debate we did last spring. On Monday, there's gonna be a big anti-Bush rally put on by the Democrats, Students for Nader, the so-called peace group, and various other leftist organizations. They say they're expecting 300 to attend, highly optimistic considering that I've never once seen more than 50 show up at any anti-war rally on campus in the last few years. Then they got pissed at us and said we were infringing on their free speech when a couple of conservative groups tried to organize a counter-demonstration in favor of Bush. Should be interesting come Monday.