Happy Wednesday! And Happy Birthday Kajol! To celebrate, I am hosting a virtual movie night where we will not be watching a Kajol movie. Oh well, at least we will probably do a Shahrukh film, which is almost the same.
Watching: I’m supposed to go to an online film discussion group about Spike Lee in two weeks, so I am trying to finally catch up on Spike Lee films. Good Golly he is a GOOD director! Not like splashy and fancy good, but like “wow, I can’t stop watching this movie” good. Also, Denzel Washington is possibly the only man on earth with as much onscreen charisma as Shahrukh. Tonight I have my friends’ movie night and I’m gonna do Don 2, because watching it with y’all on Friday reminded me how good it was. Friday Dina and I have our regular weekly movie date, but haven’t decided what to watch yet. Any votes? We like funky Masala old movies, and it has to be on Netflix.
Reading: While I had a headache this weekend, I borrowed a bunch of board books from the stash my parents keep for my nephew. Did you know Where’s Spot? is NOT about Spot? I always thought it was about Spot! No, it’s about Spot’s Mom Stella searching for him. It’s like Rebecca or Laura or Waiting for Godot. The center is the absence.
Thinking: Quarentine/Schmuarentine, I just want to go OUTSIDE!!!! My parents live in a second floor walk up and going up and down the stairs for my weekly foot doctor appointment is tedious and painful and exhausting and risky (very hard to balance on a stair when wearing an enormous medical boot). Which means except for the doctor’s appointments, I can’t justify leaving the appointment at all. I want fresh air! I want to smell trees! I want to see something besides these 4 walls! One more week until I graduate from the clumsy boot that makes stairs impossible to the clumsy shoe where things are ever so slightly easier.
Listening: Still celebrating Kishore Kumar’s birthday! And more of you should read my 101 on him, he’s a really interesting dude. Anyway, “Main Sitaaron Kaa Taranaa”!
And now, question for you! It’s Kajol’s birthday! What is your favorite Kajol movie?
No duh, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayange. It’s a great movie, but it’s also a great role for Kajol and she gives a great performance.