Upon leaving work, I stopped by my parents' house to pick up my paycheck that had been delivered there, to pick up a video tape on which is recorded this week's episode of Lost, and to change my clothes. While changing, I discovered that I had brought no belt with me, which would not have been a problem if I hadn't brought the jeans that were missing the button. I considered my options, among them borrowing a belt from my mom or stealing my dad's rarely-worn alien tie to keep my pants up and my underwear out of sight. Ultimately, though, I decided to sew a new button on. This was made more interesting by the fact that I continued to wear the jeans as I sewed. I completed my task unscathed and with jeans that stayed where they were supposed to be. Success!
This achieved, I set out for College Park, where I fetched the soupytwist from Perk, and we set off for Arundel Mills mall. We visited the candy store, where I bought sour gummy worms and Katie bought a few of everything that she felt she needed to learn about. We went to the food court, where I indulged in my guilty pleasure of Taco Bell, while explaining to Katie that this is not authentic Mexican food by any stretch of the imagination and should not be respected. We then headed down to the movie theatre and were met by psychephage.
Katie was appropriately affected by the ridiculousness of the massive Egyptian theatre, as I was sure she would be. We saw The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (second time for both me and Katie, first for Sharif), and I may have enjoyed it even more the second time around, because I knew what to expect and so could be less disappointed by alterations or omissions and could pay more attention to details. Also, unsurprisingly, it's great fun to be geeky with Katie.
After the movie, which we watched through the end of the credits (for which we were rewarded with something we missed the first time around), the three of us stood out in the parking lot and talked until rather later than we ought, about many things, few of which actually made sense.
It was a good night.