Saturday Small Talk: It’s Hot! And I Should Have Breakfast

It’s very very hot here.  And I have to go to the protest downtown, but I am going to get myself breakfast before and lunch after as a reward.  Partly because it is too hot to think about cooking or even eating in my apartment, so I should do it while I can while I am out.

I got home around 11 last night, quickly wrote my No Spoilers review, and then went to sleep for 6 hours before waking up to write the SPOILERS one.  Sanju, you are exhausting me!!!!!

(Sanjay, red-eyed and wandering the streets, exactly the same as me red-eyed and typing on my computer)

I also didn’t really eat dinner last night because it was soooooooooooo hot by the time I got home from work, and then soooooooooooo late by the time I got back from the movies.  And now I don’t really want breakfast because I am sooooooooooo sleep deprived.

(This is me, watching the clock until the restaurants open and I can order something, because I am certainly not cooking)

And now I am quickly writing up a placeholder post so we all have a place to talk about our weekend plans and what we just read on the gossip sites and whatever, and then I get to go back to sleep for an hour, and then get up and get dressed for real and go protest stuff.  And, most importantly, get breakfast on the way.  Woo-hoo!

(I couldn’t find a sleep or breakfast Sanjay video, so I’m just putting up “Tamma Tamma”)

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26 thoughts on “Saturday Small Talk: It’s Hot! And I Should Have Breakfast

  1. I love you so much for doing the protest, taking time out of your busy schedule when you didn’t have to and caring about us. It really means alot! Thankyou ❤❤❤

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    • 93 degrees, real feel of over 100. If I were in India, it wouldn’t be that bad, because all the buildings are built for it, and the food is designed for it, and the clothes, and so on. But in Chicago, everyone’s digging through their closets looking for something cool enough to wear and huddling around air conditioners because the buildings are so poorly ventilated and staring at menus of heavy food going “I will throw up if I eat that”.

      On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 7:14 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • It’s literally 32 degree C here right now with a realfeel of around 35 degree C and we’ve turned the AC off because it’s cooled down so much we want to enjoy the weather. 93 degree F is what we call spring. Or Holi weather. Does it feel like Holi playing weather there?

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        • It feels like dumping an entire bucket of colored water over me head, so yes, I would play Holi! But only wet Holi. Oo, Holi with one of those

          Also, you better never complain about winter weather because I will turn this around on you SO HARD.

          On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 7:29 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • Oh I’ve lived in the hills with building with plenty of draft, snow that puts life on a standstill for days and you have to walk for hours to reach town and no internal heating so bring it on babe 😂

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          • See, if you are allowed to complain about cold weather because your buildings have no heat and tons of drafts, I can complain about warm weather because the buildings have windows that only open 6 inches, no cross breezes and no ceiling fans, and built out of brick so they retain heat like a clay oven. And, worst of all, a societal taboo against every sleeping outside, so even if it is 100 degrees, you have to be inside in a bed with the curtains closed and usually a blanket.

            On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 9:34 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • See, if you were in India you’d totally get how we have such a mind-bogglingly diverse country that someone like me could relate totally to a life of no fans, full air-conditioning, snow days, monsoon floods, 48 degree C summers, humidity that seems to extend into months, dry heat and dry cold spells that last an eternity, frostbites, mountain mist pouring into the house, fog and smog that leaves visibility less than 0 metered AND balmy weather with clear blue skies.

            I have plans to buy a house in shimla in the near future and when I do, you’re totally invited!!! Mostly because I want you to “get” Maya Memsaab and Black but also because I want you to know we’re more than just the plains and dense cities that you’ve seen so far. I hardly understand this country and I’ve never left it. But you’re an honorary Indian now and you’re journey of Indianness has only just begun.

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          • Well, I’ve been to Pune already. Which felt like a dense city to me, but at least wasn’t that below sea level swamp air kind of feel like Bombay.

            Can I go to Shimla without having a surprise romance/flirtation that then is challenged once the school vacation is over and we return to real life?

            Also, can I point out that I have experienced all of those weather phenomenon without ever leaving Chicago? Well, not smog, but fog.

            On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 9:52 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • My god!!! Why would you come to Shimla without experiencing the quintessential romance/flirtation???!!! (I even have guys lined up that I’d like you to meet but I wonder if they’d and you’d still be available by the time I’m rich enough to buy a place there *cough* dubious land dealings by the government *cough*)

            What’s the point of that town if one doesn’t get that??? Why do you think all those Israelis make it to shimla after their compulsory military service??!!

            My plan is to set up my place within this decade so technically my BFFs nephew (my honorary nephew) would still be in boarding school and I’d totally take you there so you get what it was like for Big B and Sanju and hopefully the current trend of making our small hill town look like a Delhi person’s idea of shimla would subside and I’d be able to show you what a whole lot of those films meant by “Simla” (as opposed to “Shimla” 😁)

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          • And you can come visit my family’s tiny lake house that we have had for 100 years! The town is a bit odd, because the locals are exactly the same as they always have been, but the weekenders are getting richer and more aggressive year by year. The key is to go up on weekdays or in the winter, and then it is back to the exact same town it always has been. If I ever become fabulously wealthy, I will just switch the usual pattern and spend weekends in the city and weekdays at the vacation house and have the best of both worlds. Also, no traffic going either way.

            On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 10:07 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • I wasn’t fishing for that invite but that you so much for that!! I will totally take you up on that whenever I can pull a tourist visa plus time plus the outrageous ticket prices for that!! I bet it would be a great trip because of course you’d have to take me there (as an honorary Indian you’re expected to put up with that 😁) and then you’d be rethinking the entire have honorary Indian thing (it would be a failed trip if you didn’t 😂)

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          • I totally want you to come to Chicago, and all I ask in return is that you yell at the rude uncle at the sweet shop for me. He doesn’t speak English, so I can never yell at him, but he also pretends not to see me when I want to order and gives me the wrong change and is just generally terrible. Oh, and also teach me how to the ticket line at the Indian movie theater, somehow everyone else ends up getting ahead of me and I think it is because I don’t understand how Indian queues work. Or fail to work.

            On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 10:22 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • No, I just go with increasingly loud “EXCUSE ME”s as he stares into space pretending not to see me, and a slightly sarcastic “thank you” when he finally takes my order. Probably much less effective.

            On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 10:46 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • Well, you’re kinda presuming sweet shop owners or men owning any kind of mindful income store actually acknowledge the presence of women in India. 😁

            Ok, so honorary indian lesson time: the less men acknowledge your presence in public spaces, the more Indian you are. Congratulations!! You’re no longer a “gori” to that guy 😂 he’d probably have been pleasant to you had he thought that of you 😂

            Next time you’re in there, haggle for a bargain. Hard.

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          • Lovely, so I can advertise this particular store as providing an “authentic” Indian experience to its customers. In that the uncle at the register is hideously rude and slow moving and fails to ever make eye contact with women, and counts out change one coin at a time and seems to resent us interrupting his day by asking for service.

            On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 11:01 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • Oh yeh. Totally typical indian shopkeeper uncle behaviour!!! 😁

            The other side of the spectrum is the creepy bordering on paedophile behaviour which you don’t even wanna know about!!!

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          • Oh, now you are making me sad about my favorite movie store closing. I’d been going there since I was a fresh faced young college student and they always always gave me a discount, and all I had to do was smile a lot and chat a little bit. Unless the auntie was on the register, and then I didn’t get any discount at all. Now I have to start a whole new relationship at a new movie store, and I look 50 (apparently) so it won’t be nearly as easy.

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          • i do have a shirt I think of as my “dvd buying shirt”. don’t tell anyone.

            On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 11:38 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • With buttons missing at the top???!! Omg I had one of those in college which I reserved for the only store that sold English music CDs and gave me a discount 😂

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