Happy Angie’s birthday day! I always do a thing for her, but this year I am enjoying making a particular fuss, because it’s nice to celebrate stuff, isn’t it?
Watching: Popka Superstar, you were right, the BBC Poirot is SO GAY. In the books I felt like Hastings was one of many friends of Poirot in his very full life. In the TV show, they are straight up two fussy middle-aged men who live together, and go to parties together, and on vacations together, and on boat trips with ONE BED. Honestly, it’s a lot happier than the book version. This Poirot has a nice little home life and love and family, he isn’t just a tired refugee lonely in a foreign land. Oh, also Little Things and Mentalhood, which you should ALL WATCH. Especially Mentalhood, so juicy and melodramatic and filled with interesting middle-aged woman who have juicy melodramatic lives.
Reading: Almost finished a Wodehouse, was going to read Christie but now I am enjoying the Poirot show so much, I kind of don’t want to spoil it by remembering the books where Hastings was straight. Oh, also this post that my Dad found, particularly good for those of you with kids: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/we-the-hard-working-newly-homeschooling-parents-of-america-have-rewritten-the-common-core-standards
Thinking: I committed to making and giving a face mask to anyone in my church who wants one. Which is nice and makes me feel productive and all that, and also the kind of sewing project I have been training for my whole life (quick, simple, mass production. Like Christmas gifts). But now I am worried about either no one wanting one of my masks and feeling dumb and unwanted, or alternatively everyone wanting one of my masks and I can’t possibly keep up with demand.
Listening: Happy Birthday Angie! I am listening to one of your favorite songs (and yes, this is the sexier Tamil original video)
Now, question for you! It’s Allu Arjun’s birthday, what is your favorite Allu Arjun movie?
I think I’m sticking with Aarya 2. It’s just so ridiculous and extreme, it’s a total delight.
Also, it’s Angie’s birthday, what is your favorite Madhavan movie?
Kannathil Muthamittal/A Peck on the Cheek for me! I found it unbelievably powerful and beautiful and poignant, Angie hated it. So, you know, watch at your own risk.