Sunday, February 10, 2008

Meeting in the middle

You know, Chris and I used to marvel at how different we were. Our tastes were polar opposites; we used to joke that we covered the whole range of nerdery/geekery: I was Humanities and he was sciences. I was Jane Austen novels and musicals, while he was chemistry explosions and science fiction.

And then over Christmas I bought Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country for Chris and watched it with him. Okay, and I regularly request that we watch Galaxy Quest. And quote it frequently. ("By Grabthar's hammer...what a savings.")

And then today, Chris asked if he could borrow one of my comps books. He had started leafing through the introduction and now he's hooked.

(Okay, so it's a book called The Culture of Time and Space, and so it shouldn't be so much of a surprise, but still...)


Teacher Lady said...

You forgot to mention Battlestar Gallatica. You also forgot to mention that you were an arts student who took calculus as your math requirement and physics as your lab science. Didn't you get a letter from the physics department asking you to switch majors because you did so well? Or am I thinking of someone else?

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Why yes, I did get a letter from the Physics department asking me to switch majors.

Anonymous said...

Chris....Don't do it....that is the "Dark Side"...sceince fiction for something based in reality that might broaden your horizons...once you cross then "returning a tenuous juorney is"...