I ask because here is my conversation with J after school today.
me: How was school?
me: Did you watch the inauguration?
J: Yes. It was really boring.
J: Did you see President Bush kiss that lady?
me: uh hu.
J: it was GROSS. You never know where that mouth has been.
'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?