Sharif's car works again! In fact, he had it back before I got home from work yesterday. Turns out that it needed a new starter, which would explain why it wouldn't start.
Lacey was in the midst of making a baked spicy chicken/jalapeno/bean dip when I arrived home last night. Unaware of that, I had stopped at the store and picked up the necessities for tacos. Sharif made some cumin/chili rice, and we ended up with a household mexican feast. What teamwork.