Greetings from the Baltimore Airport!

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.

21 thoughts on “Greetings from the Baltimore Airport!

  1. So glad to hear that you all hear a great time! Great kickoff to the DCIB Road Show 😀

    Btw I watched the first 2 episodes of KJo’s What The Love yesterday. I don’t think I’ll watch the entire series but I might pick a couple more episodes to watch as time pass while doing chores. It’s not bad enough to be “so bad it’s good” except for one thing – every specialist/ expert hired to help the contestant in their field of expertise was someone who I felt I would never want to have help me or anyone in that field of expertise lol, that was unintentionally hilarious 😉


    • Starting with having Karan, on record as being unhappy in his love life his whole life, being the person to give the love advice!

      On Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 9:02 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. First of all a BIG thank you for posting the end of Guddu. I watched it last night because it had recently come on Amazon Prime. I wished I had seen it with a group, as you did, because it is so hilariously bad. But I didn’t realize until reading this that Amazon cut off the end!!

    Second, I’m so glad the DC area group and you had fun. Looking forward to seeing you in New York soon!


    • Thank goodness I posted the real ending! And now I am off to write an angry note to Prime (again, some more) asking why they have an incomplete version.

      On Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 4:19 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. Oh dear, now the competition is on! Who can make Margaret the happiest? Can New York/New Jersey compete??? Side note: where did you watch Karan’s new (bad) show. I have a lot of sorting/boring organizing stuff to do and it would be just the thing.


    • Karan’s new (bad) show is on Netflix, which I know because we watched the trailer as a group yesterday and we all reacted with “why would you ask advice from THOSE people?”

      On Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 4:41 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  4. I’ve never made it all the way through Guddu! Now I know the secret is to be watching it with a bunch of other people! I’m glad you, and everyone else had fun.


    • That was my problem! I have tried to watch it so many times, it only works if you have a groupwatch.

      On Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 8:49 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • Yes, it’s quite good. And they all have the website on it because I am trying to be about branding.

      On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 2:26 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  5. I’m so lucky to have been part of the trashy day. It was just the ticket! Thank you, Joyomama for hosting, thank you, Margaret for the awesome bingo and trivia, and thank you, everyone for the yummy snacks!

    By the way, I forgot Ram Jaane, both in the list of SRK/Juhi movies and in the big list of all Shah Rukh’s movies. Shame, shame on me. It’s one of my favorites. I love to hate on the sanctimonious best friend while enjoying the absurdity, the pathos, and the SRK/Juhi chemistry:


    • Shame on us ALL! We were all working on the Juhi list, and I think we all forgot it.

      On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 1:11 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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