Happy Saturday! I am busy busy busy all day. But good busy, interesting busy.
The end result is, I get to have a two hour appointment today! Which really takes a bite out of the day, but isn’t even the biggest time suck.
A couple months back I sold a “Indian Movie Night” at the church silent auction. And the two nice couples who bought it agreed that this Saturday is the best day for them. Which means I have to clean the apartment (blech!), and do all the other prep stuff (do I hide the Shahrukh face mask in the bedroom or not?). That’s for the morning.
Then acupuncture for two hours, and then back to get the food ready. I promised Indian food, but I don’t want to deal with the complication of getting take out without knowing everyone’s preference, and I’m certainly not going to risk cooking from scratch. So what I did was go to the funky ethnic grocery store and buy 4 different frozen versions of saag paneer. I figure I can put them out with the boxes and let everyone do a taste test and decide which they like best.
I also got frozen laddoos (I’ve gotten them before, they turn out surprisingly well!), and frozen naan, and Chakali for snacks. And a big can of mango pulp and yogurt, so I can make my own lassi. I’m planning to buy fresh samosas to kind of fluff it up, and that should be kind of fun. But it does mean I will need to rush-rush post acupuncture.
And then there is the actual hosting! And what the heck movie am I going to show? My old reliable is K3G, but that is almost 20 years old now and terribly out of date. What would be a good replacement? Something fun, with nothing that I would take seriously in it (so, not 3 Idiots or Om Shanti Om, because one has suicide and the other has film nostalgia and I take both those things way too seriously). Student of the Year? Bahubaali? Bajrangi Bhaijaan? A Gentleman? Running Shaadi? Raabta? Ooo, maybe Raabta!!! Although, not enough songs in that. Mirzya? No, too many songs.
Help! What do you think I should show?