Happy Wednesday! I am now halfway through my vacation (sad!). Or, on the other hand, I still have half left (happy!).
This is where you talk about the interesting movies you have watched, songs you have heard, news articles or books you have read, or any random thoughts floating by. Feel free to keep coming back all week if you run across something interesting you want to share with us.
Reading: I am now on my third book, which is just a wonderful and rare experience for me, being able to read. I read Pollyanna Grows Up (so dramatic! I’d make it into a movie, but it might be too confusing to follow). And then I read a paperback cowboy boy’s adventure story I got at a rummage sale, The Outlaw Roan. And now I am reading West Point Plebe by Colonel Red Reeder. Basically the boy version of Pollyanna Grows Up. In the boy version, do you think it still ends with an engagement and a wedding? Or is it your first day at work or something?
Watching: I saw John Wick 3 with my Dad and it is EXCELLENT. If you like clever action scenes and fun dialogue. If you don’t like those things, skip it. And I saw Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga with my parents and my mother got very nervous at the ending, even though I promised her it would be happy.
Thinking: My parents kept saying that Albie Dog’s ears were different when I first got him, and by golly they are right! Now his ears stick straight up, all the time, like antennas. But when I first got him, they flopped forward. It’s the strangest thing. He was really sick then, kennel cough, and he was on strong antibiotics. And of course stressed and unhappy from being in a shelter. But still have, you ever heard of a dog’s ears going from floppy to stiff?
Listening: I did a very good playlist for the drive up, heavy on Gully Boy and Jab Harry Met Sejal, but by golly Ranam is still excellent! And of course the video has bonus Prithviraj goodness.
And question for you! In addition to the usual “what are you watching, reading, listening, thinking this week?” question: Current movie star crushes, can you rank them?
This is a very hard question for me!
Hindi: Shahrukh, then very very far down under him, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao. I like smart guys. Oh, and young Shashi Kapoor. Like, 70s era, when he was really beautiful. I’m also a little shallow.
Telugu: Oh, this is HARD! Telugu has some great guys. I think first Prabhas, by a hair. Then Nani. Then Vijay Deverankonda.
Tamil: Madhavan. First and last and only. Vijay Sethupathi is trying to crawl his way onto my list, but he hasn’t made it yet. Oh wait, also Ajith! I forgot about him. Madhavan, and then down down down down down, and then Ajith.
Malayalam: It was Nivin on top for a long time, but I think I have to switch orders and make Prithviraj first and Nivin second. And then young Mohanlal. And then Tovino. And then Real Life Kunchacko Boban (so nice! So cheerful!). And then Dulquer at the very very end.