Happy Wednesday! Doggie and I are very happy to be almost to the weekend. It’s been a tiring week.
Reading: The Rajinikanth bio by Nama Ramachandran. It’s a bit of an odd duck of a book, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, but it is very useful for me learning about the Tamil industry and, of course, Rajinikanth himself. Most interesting fact so far: he dropped cigarettes constantly when he was working as a bus conductor and trying to perfect his cigarette tricks and everyone made fun of him.
Thinking: Cars! I have to get a new one so I can see Helicopter Eela! Which gives me two weeks. Do I go for the save-money-but-less-trustworthy-source option or the spend-extra-money-but-more-reliable option? Also, do I admit to the car salesman that my main concern is the ability to play my ipod through the car speakers and I don’t really care about any other features?
Watching: I finally watched Veere Di Wedding with the friend that I wanted to take to see it in theaters and we couldn’t schedule it. She loved it just as much as I thought she would, which is always so satisfying, and we agreed that she and me are exactly like Swara and Sonam. Which is a little nerve-wracking because she is probably going to get married in the next couple of years and can you imagine what Swara’s character would want for her wedding?
Now, question! A question of cultural research and understanding:
Did you grow up with the tooth fairy? If so, what did she/he give you?
When I was growing up, we put our tooth under our pillow and then we got a quarter. But I was talking to my desi co-worker yesterday and she said she has to give her kids an actual present, wrapped and everything, and put glitter trails from the window to their pillow to prove a fairy was there. Which is much less than I ever got! And then she also said that back in India, they would lose teeth and throw them on the roof. Is this something anyone else experienced? If so, why the roof?