Next week, one of my all time FAVORITE books! Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, it’s exciting and philosophical and a little bit romantic, and it has an AMAZING fearless heroine. Really, READ IT!!!! It should take you about 3-4 hours start to finish and it will give you so much to think about.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: March 2021
Happy Birthday RANI!!!!!
What a grand GRAND day!!!!!! There is really only one way to celebrate, I think. To the tune of “My Country Tis of Thee”.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Where’s Your Hat Abe Lincoln! The Choice of the YOUNG!!!!
Oh boy! This is exciting! We get to discuss my nephew’s favorite book! Perhaps he can join in the discussion? Or perhaps not, since he still can only say about 10 words (“cah”, “chiz”, “yiss”, etc.).Continue reading
Clueless Review: A Consideration of Different Types of Intelligence
I am so glad I was reminded of this movie! It is one that, I think, deserves way WAY more critical analysis. And I think DCIB is the place to give us that analysis!Continue reading
It’s the first day of spring!!!! Officially! And unofficially, it is still chilly here but it is SUNNY! And that’s what really matters, makes it FEEL like spring.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Have a Lazy Day
Happy Saturday!!!! I am so glad to have a nothing weekend. Especially today, I can just do my puzzle and watch TV and be cozy. And probably close the laptop most of the day too.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Ghungroo! 4pm Chicago Time (AN HOUR LATER THAN USUAL)
First, NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!!!! 4pm!!!!! I had a last minute chance to get together with a friend this afternoon and I couldn’t pass it up. So I moved watchalong an hour. If I run even longer than that (stuck in traffic, whatever), just wait for me to say “And PLAY”.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: LAST MINUTE TIME CHANGE!!! 4PM INSTEAD OF 3PM Chicago Time!!!!
I know this is lame of me and all that, but I had a chance to get together with a For Real person today and it might run late, so I am moving our Virtual get together an hour later with almost no notice.Continue reading
I got my new glasses!!!! First bifocals, so I am doing a lot of tipping my head up and down to get used to them, but they look good on me which is the important part.Continue reading
Shashi Day Dessert Treat
I have no real reason to post this, it just makes me sooooooooooooooooooo happy and I can’t resist it.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Shashi! A Repost of My Eulogy for You
Sheesh, I put this up almost 4 years ago!!! I wasn’t going to repost it because I figured everyone had already read it. But I guess not, if it is that old.Continue reading
Shashi Week! Pick Your Shashi Photo For Various Occasions!
I totally forgot that last year I already did all the important Shashi posts (best feature, old or young, Shashi versus Shahrukh). So this year I am just going to be basic. If we are picking Shashi photos to have printed out for various purposes, which would we pick?Continue reading
Hello Brother Review: That Brief Shining Moment When Salman Thought He Could Actually Get His Brothers to HAVE JOBS
I am so happy, I have been wanting to see this movie for almost 20 years. Well “wanting”. Maybe “vaguely curious” that was transformed to “want” after it was forbidden to me by The Universe. And now The Universe has relented, and I have watched this movie, and I never have to see it again. And you never have to see it even once because I watched it for you!Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Ghungroo! For Shashi! 3pm Chicago Time Tomorrow, On Einthusan
Oh boy! We are going to have an adventure and learn new things TOGETHER!!! I haven’t seen this movie, but people tell me it is good, and the cast is AMAZING (Shashi, Smita, Waheedaji), so I am taking a risk.Continue reading
Final Shashi Vote!!!! Friday or Saturday, Sharmilee or Suhaag or Ghungroo???
Yes! It is Shashi time! We have it narrowed down to 3 finalists, and now it is the final vote.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening To on St. Patrick’s Day???
Happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week! And then on the weekend I just get to crawl into bed and sob and sob (update: my vaccine related hormone surges are still in effect. BE WARNED!)Continue reading
Admit Your Dirty Secrets Here, So We Can Judge You
I think all communities have standards, right? And certainly DCIB has standards as well. So here is the place where you can admit the things you secretly feel/believe that you KNOW I will not approve of. Just because…I don’t know, I’m in a bad mood today? I wanna see if I can restrain myself from biting your head off?Continue reading
IMPORTANT QUESTION: What Movie Should We Watch for Shashi Week?
I’m too mad to think about Shashi today because everything in the world is messed up and horrible (as previously noted, Spring should be SPRING, not this back and forth spring-winter-spring-winter). So y’all get to/have to help me. We are looking for a Shashi movie that will make people happy, and is readily accessible on streaming services. So not Deewar, and not Doosra Aadmi. (also, because the world is HORRIBLE, I messed up posting this post, sorry if you got two notices)Continue reading
Discussion Post: What Fictional Love Triangle Would You Change the Ending (Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Chandni, Little Women, How I Met Your Mother, Etc.)
This is a suggestion from Saira, she used as an example Mansfield Park where it felt like Austen was going to put Henry and the heroine together, and then got bored and rushed the ending and changed it. And I immediately thought of SO MANY OTHERS. Here is a list of mine, feel free to share yours.Continue reading
Which of These Redundancies Is More Infuriating???
The Day of Margaret Wrath continues!!!! I yelled at God, and now I am going to yell at people who use words wrong. My anger knows NO BOUNDS!!!Continue reading
Notes for God’s Complaint Department (I’m Grumpy Today)
I have thought since birth that I could run things better than my parents, and around age 6 I realized I could run things FAR better than God. Most days I manage to live with my disappointment in the inferiority of those in charge, but today I am GRUMPY, and I have NOTES.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Ronia the Robbers Daughter! In TWO Weeks, on Sunday the 28th!!!!
Yaaaaay, Children’s Literature!!!! It’s the BEST literature. And this is one of those books I remember from when I was a kid being totally completely absorbed in it. So good! By Astrid Lindgren who also did Pippi Longstocking, but this one is a lot better (I think).Continue reading
Allen VS Farrow, Fantasy as a Weapon
I finished the HBO series! And it was fascinating and infuriating and something that I feel like everyone should know about if they are interested, even if they don’t have 4 hours to spare or an HBO subscription. So here is my quick summary of thoughts as someone who actually saw it, feel free to ask questions about anything else you want to know in the comments. Or not read this post at all if you feel like you already know enough.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Aamir’s Birthday???
Happy Monday! And happy day after Aamir day!!! Great way to start the week, even though I have my usual “ewww, Monday? Work? Yuch!” feeling.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Where’s Your Hat Abe Lincoln in ONE WEEK, In Two Weeks Ronia The Robber’s Daughter, Wild Strawberries, or The Indiscretions of Archie?
I am just so selfish, I am making all y’all read the books I like!!! But at least I am letting you pick WHICH book?Continue reading