Reading: Nothing interesting. Romance novels. Oh, and a friend just sent me this article: https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/c8G15pdTySRnxFsk1OnSvJ/Breathing-uneasy-in-Bollywood.html
Watching: Still not Simmba! But I hope to see it tomorrow or Friday. Oh, and also a million British TV shows. Including A Bit of Fry and Laurie which is available in its entirety through BritBox through Amazon, highly recommend it. Worth the $6 subscription just for that.
Thinking: How glad I am that it stopped being overcast and we’ve had sunshine the past few days. Oh, and I got a Y membership so I can start working out again. And it was cheap, because the front desk guy gave me a “nice young woman” 30% discount (he lied and made me a grad student). Sometimes being young and female and white with a constant smile is really nice. Totally unfair privilege and so on, but I’m having a hard week, I’m taking the 30%.
Listening: I’ve retreated to my comfort listening, Shahrukh. But a newer Saavn playlist, so some of his newer songs. This one in particular I find myself liking more and more as time goes on.
Now, question for you! Along with the usual “what are you watching this week?” question:
What is your “I am so sad, I just need a movie to make me feel better” movie? I think I asked a version of this question last week, but now you have a better idea of the context, so I thought you might have a better suggestion.
I found myself surprisingly enjoying Happy New Year when I watched it last week, and looking forward to rewatching Singham a lot for this week. Turns out, when I am really sad I don’t want a “good” movie, I want a movie that is so stupid my brain can follow it even when I am feeling emotionally weighed down.
Which is of course the theory that Sullivan’s Travels proposed, people who are truly miserable don’t want a movie about being miserable, they want a happy stupid movie to take them out of themselves. And which is why I suspect the actual people shown in Gully Boy will prefer to watch Simmba instead.