Phones came up, and movies.
Hashing out of phone situations was helpful -- as I'd assumed-from-last-conversations-on-the-t
Movies: he actually isn't interested in the Hitchhiker's Guide (blasphemy!) but is interested in Revenge of the Sith. Negotiations on Revenge of the Sith were therefore opened; he refused to make any promises about same because of his upcoming jury duty.
I always phrase it like that, negotiations opened, when planning a movie
We'll see how negotiations go. I may wind up planning for best-case-scenario and then making preparations for same given his sign-off on the matter, with the understanding that this is best-case-scenario (or even going with a "likeliest" scenario, more likely) with alternate plans in case of worst-case. This is the sort of thing where one needs to plan at least two weeks ahead, if not four, and we're down to about three right now, yet he won't know until about nine days beforehand if he's even got a prayer of making it.
Best-case, I'd like opening night, with the other freaks. [A comment was made about a week ago about Star Wars opening night by someone non-fen, non-geek; I'm still bristling from that one. I may look normal enough to pass, but those are my people. You just don't trash-talk my homies. Trying to explain it makes it worse. ] Likely-case, perhaps opening weekend on Sunday afternoon. Worst-case, and I've tickets reserved beforehand, and he can't make it but I can, I give a small gift to an unsuspecting random person, either friend or just a stranger right there at the theatre. Figment's now my default backup for escorts, it seems...