Happy Wednesday! Today I go to the doctor again, and I am trying not to get my hopes up, but I still really really hate the surgical boot. Fingers crossed there is some small change!
Reading: Still reading Thirkells! Let me see if I can sell you on them. They are all set in the same fictional county in England, often during a house party or summer vacation with lot sof walking through fields and playing games and happy things. Most of the books have a young man who gets a crush on an uninterested older woman who has to gently steer him towards a more appropriate young woman, there is also usually a young woman who feels out of place and awkward but by the end is loved by all around her and gets the proposal of the richest/most desirable young man around. Most importantly, there is a lot of very sharp character work in which irritating people are drawn clearly in all their irritatingness. Oh, and the first half of her books are set between the wars, the second half during and post-war.
Thinking: This boot! If I get it off, I can easily go back to my apartment for the weekend and actually DO stuff, like drive over to have another doggie play date, or go to the grocery store for supplies, or just pick up the apartment a little without dragging one foot behind me like an Anvil. On the other hand, if I don’t get it off, I get to keep having my parents wait on me hand and foot and that is also nice.
Watching: Last Friday I watched Salaakhen which was okay, but not stupendous. I’ve really been spoiled by the last few 70s Masalas we watched which were just delightfully crazy. This one is just sort of okay crazy. Although Shashi still looks beautiful, we always have that.
Listening: Yesterday was Mirzya day! Daler Mehndi and Gulzar, both involved. Even if I can’t persuade you to watch the whole film, I hope you will at least listen to the soundtrack.
Now, question for you! I just washed my hair last night (huge undertaking, stupid boot), which made me think, Who has your favorite Hair in Indian film?
There are so many! I am still very fond of Bhagyashree in Maine Pyar Kiya
But also, Preity in Dil Chahta Hai, the short casual light curls.
And in recent times, Taapsee in Manmarziyaan, the henna curls flying away