Happy Wednesday! I am just crawling through this week, the weekend really wiped me out. But hey, Juhi is here for me!
Watching: I am supposed to go to a film discussion group thing at the end of the month, for which I have to watch Blaxploitation films. Which I am quite enjoying! The overlap between 80s-90s Hindi action films and Blaxploitation films is extremely high. Plus, since this is just a casual social discussion, I don’t have to pay minute attention and all that like with Hindi films.
Reading: Shoot, I feel like there was something interesting I was reading but now I can’t remember what it was. Oh well. I am 60% into my first Elizabeth George, so there’s that. It’s really like 50/50 romance novel versus mystery, isn’t it?
Thinking: In my effort to NOT get depressed this winter, I am signing up for all kinds of casual social film things. If I am going to film things, and I am the only person there with an actual graduate degree in film plus a film website, and a book, at which point does it become weird not to reveal myself? I really like sitting in the corner and listening to other people talk, but I also don’t want them to feel like I have been there under false pretenses, you know? Is it weird that my introduction of myself is “My name is Margaret and I love movies” rather than “My name is Margaret, here is my business card, my book, and my Masters degree”?
Listening: Another depression related question, how soon is too soon for Christmas music? In the meantime, I will listen to this which is kind of like Christmas music in that it makes me feel cozy and happy and like a little kid again.
Now, question for you! On top of the “how should I introduce myself” and “is it too early for Christmas music?” questions: It’s Juhi Chawla day! What is your favorite thing about her?
And a more controversial picking up on last weeks birthday girl: 90s actresses with interesting continuing 2000s career, Tabu or Juhi?