Happy Wednesday! Half way through the week, I had a friend over and stayed up way way too late last night, especially since Dog is still adjusting to her new home and keeping me up all night. But whatever, it’s almost the weekend, I’ll be fine.
Reading: Nothing! I haven’t been riding the bus to work much, which is my usual reading time, and when I am home I am blogging or watching something. I am trying to psych myself up to go back to Memoirs of a Thug, about about a quarter through, and at the rate I am going, if I want to finish my the time the movie comes out I really need to get back to it.
Watching: Last night we watched Dil Hai Tumhaare because this is my one friend who loves bad 90s movies. Well, 90s movies. That’s when she first got into the films, so it is nostalgic for her.
Thinking: I need a new challenge! I’ve got my dog now, so that project is over. My life is just a series of challenges, I finished grad school and then I learned how to drive and then I wrote a book and then I started a blog and then I got a new apartment and then I got a dog. Now what?
(I also got a dog bed. It doesn’t fit her personality, but it fits my bedroom decor)
Now, a question for you! Miss Braganza asked me on Monday what are the movies I plan to watch some day but they are just so overwhelming that I keep putting them off. For her it was the Apu Trilogy and Mother India. So, what are your “Someday when I am ready” movies?
For me, there are SO MANY. Most of them Hindi, just because I don’t even know enough to have “someday” movies in the other languages. Ganga Jumna and Naya Daur, Dilip’s two classics. Chaudvin Ka Chand, the only Guru Dutt classic I still haven’t seen. Gangs of Wasseypur. Anything Merchant-Ivory and Shashi Kapoor. The original Umrao Jaan. SO MANY!!!!
And they all have different reasons I haven’t watched them yet. Ganga Jumna and Naya Daur are because I am worried I will find them slow, so I want to be sure I am in the mood to focus and pay attention until they win me over. Chaudvin Ka Chand, I just can’t take Guru depressing me any more. Gangs of Wasseypur, so LOOOOOOONG! Merchant-Ivory and Shashi, I am worried I won’t love him any more when I see his artsy grey character types. And yet I know these are all brilliant important movies and I can’t fully understand or enjoy the Hindi industry until I understand and enjoy these films.
What are your “someday” films?