Happy Wednesday! I go back to work today! Well “go”, obviously I am still working from home, but I am going to try to be partially vertical and clear headed and conscious for the majority of the day. Goals!
Reading: Mostly comic books, but also celebrity gossip just to change things up a bit. Did you know Dennis Quid married a woman 39 years younger than him who is getting a PhD in accounting? Did you know they had PhD’s in accounting?
Watching: I finished Andi Mack, so sad. And then I watched This Way Up which is a good enough BBC female focused sitcom. With my parents we have been doing a lot of Midsomer Murders, my goodness people die a lot in England. And Queer Eye of course, for Happiness. Oh, and I had them watch that Eurovision movie on Netflix and my Mom thought there were too many penis jokes. Tonight I am having another remote movie night and am considering Paheli.
Thinking: Well, I’m done with being sick, the excitement has passed, I am ready for it to be over. And yet, it is not! This is no fair! Oh, and also my parents got a shower stool and I was able to wash my hair and it was The Best Thing in The World.
Listening: Don’t judge me but….Taylor Swift. I feel so faithless to my Indian film music! I’m not supposed to be listening to American pop! But it’s the same because she, like, deals with emotions and stories? Some argument like that, whatever, it’s Taylor Swift!
Now, question for you! If you could pick one story-song (yes, it can be Taylor Swift) to be made into an Indian movie, which would it be?
Gonna go old school and out on a bit of a limb and say “Taxi” by Harry Chapin. Kind of a sad song, but I’d make it happier for my movie. Woman gets into a taxi and she and the driver recognize each other as their first love. He was gonna be an airline pilot, she was gonna be an actress, they broke up to follow their dreams. Now he’s driving a taxi and she’s a housewife, but he’s a “pilot” driving his taxi and she’s an “actress” pretending to be happy. Like I said, sad! But in my movie version, that would just be the pre-interval, complete with flashback to falling in love when they were young and stuff. And then post-interval, she would track him down and ask him to drive her somewhere again, he would become her regular driver, they would admit they were still in love and start an affair, she would leave her husband, and in the end we would have a little lesson about “not achieving your dreams is okay if you still feel loved and happy with the person you are with.”