Happy Sunday! I got a last minute email asking me to sub teaching Sunday School this morning, and HA! I’m not even in the same CITY! You suckers will have to survive without me and I’m not gonna feel guilty!
Well, I had a fabulous time thanks to Joyomama’s amazing hosting. On Friday we had what I think of as the “classy” movie night with her nice classy friends that are just beginning to know the movies, watching Sarvam Thaala Mayam and talking about ancient musical forms and fancy stuff like that. And then on Saturday we had the massive DCIB marathon event, or the “trashy” movie night. There was much discussion of Shahrukh’s view-from-behind as he aged. Conclusion being, his trainer really needs to focus more time on the gluts if he wants to keep us all happy.
Anyway, everyone brought delicious treats (I am now determined to find lamb samosas somewhere in Chicago), we ate and ate, and watched Zamaana-Deewana (still the sexiest thing ever), and Oh Darling Yeh Hai India (still the craziest thing ever) and Guddu (quite quite bad).
Here is a photo of the treats table, with my completely clean plate on it:
And here are photos of my prizes for those lucky folks who completed the whole bingo row. Romana got this bag:
And managed to name 59 Shahrukh movies so also got a calendar!
Here is a sample page, every month has a classy/classic photo of people who’s birthday(s) are that month:
I made 4 different bags, so everyone won eventually, it was just a matter of if you got to pick first. There was the DDLJ bag, but also a Jab Harry Met Sejal bag and a Bahubali bag:
And the Hrithik-Tiger bag that Filmikudhi snapped up (I have to admit, I had her in mind when I made it):
And there were the two King of Bollywood books I picked up, which ended up going home with Joyomama and Filmikudhi, since everyone else already owned them. All in all, it was a delightful day, and I can whole-heartedly recommend that you should all watch Guddu, in a group making fun of it. But, VERY IMPORTANT, the Prime version cuts off the last 5 minutes which are the best part. So watch it on Prime, and then go to this video and watch the last 5 minutes. No subtitles, but you don’t need them.
And now I am in the Baltimore airport with the breakfast I bought from Dunkin’ Donuts after waiting in line behind a very passive aggressive irritating woman (“I’m sorry, is there even coffee in this? It just tastes like sugar”). But maybe she was just having a hard morning and is really very nice.