IMPORTANT QUESTION: What Do I Get My Nephew For His Second Birthday?

Sister, you can read or not read this post. I leave it up to you. Just don’t read it out loud to Nephew and spoil the surprise. Also, I don’t care that you don’t want things that beep or bang or make a mess, IT’S HIS DAY!!!! I WANT TO BE THE FAVORITE AUNT!!!!

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Saturday Morning WatchAlong: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety! 7:30am Chicago Time! For PRIDE!!!!

So excited about this one!!!!! Especially for those of you who haven’t seen it and think it is your standard sex comedy! I mean, it is a little bit. But it’s mostly a gay romance and it is DELIGHTFUL. And the female characters have a surprising amount of agency.

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Saturday Morning WatchAlong: What Shall We Watch This Saturday to Keep Me From Being Stressed?

THERE’S TOO MUCH HAPPENING!!!! My parents are moving, I’m moving, my closest friends are moving, I have to pick and confirm a roofer, I have a work social event on Friday, I am STRESSED!!!!! So this Saturday morning, we need a movie that will make me caaaaaaaaaalm. And also, is Pride themed.

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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to One Week Before I Move?

Happy Wednesday! In a week and a day, I get to get OUT of my parents apartment. Still not moving into my real apartment, but at least moving somewhere new. I’ll be sleeping on the floor and camping out in the empty upstairs apartment where my friends will be living. Still better than being at my parents. I need MY OWN SPACE.

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My Dad and I Have Been on a Bad 1970s Disaster Movie Binge (Poseidon, Airport, etc.)! What Disaster Movie Could We Make in Hindi Film?

The thing about 1970s disaster movies is that they are so SILLY. It’s not like “a tornado!” or “an earthquake!” it’s all “this very fancy modern something or other has one small flaw and now a variety of famous actors must work together to escape”.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After a TORNADO?

Happy Monday! I was woken at 11:30 last night by a friends text chain sharing tornado stories. Very exciting! Chicago doesn’t often get tornados! And then I had to get up early to drop off bagels at the house of a friend who’s basement flooded, and zip by and check on my new two flat to make sure it didn’t flood. HOMEOWNERSHIP!

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Saturday Very Small Talk: Chat Away While I Recover From Appliance Shopping

Happy Saturday! Later than usual! I had a very rush-rush day, including appliance shopping with my parents which took foreeeeeeeeever. I remember it took forever the last time I did it (when I was 3), and it was exactly the same this time! Except last time I brought a bag of dolls with me and this time I just had a stupid smart phone.

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Saturday WatchAlong: Dedh Ishqiya! 7:30am Chicago Time!

Happy Saturday! I am very excited about this movie and very nervous that I might have to leave before the end. I have an appointment at 10:30 and, depending on traffic, I may not have enough time. Oh well, y’all can finish without me if you have to, and I can watch the last 20 minutes on my own. Or, traffic will be good and I can stay straight through.

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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to on Imtiaz Ali’s birthday?

Happy Wednesday!!!! I had a very exciting morning. I woke up early and decided to try to drive into the city from Wisconsin before work instead of after, since the traffic would be so much easier. So, I rushed around closing windows and locking doors and putting away kayaks and walking dogs and then leaped in the car. Drove the highway route and went super super fast, and then WAS STILL LATE FOR WORK! Because my parents’ neighborhood has NO PARKING!!!! But now, finally, I am in my bedroom/office at my parents all settled.

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Saturday Morning WatchAlong: Something Short! But Also Pride Oriented! Ideas?

Challenging schedule this week! I am trying to coordinate meeting roofers (oooo!) for the new apartment on Friday afternoon. And on Saturday I have a 2 hour hardcore massage scheduled to get my shoulders fixed once and for all. Anyway, if we do a movie 7:30am to 10am, I am totally fine. So we need a movie that is 2 and a half hours or less, AND Pride themed (because it is June). A CHALLENGE!!!

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Atlantic Magazine Says I Am a Genius and Right About Everything

Isn’t that nice? I love it when that happens. The things I have been talking about all along now get highlighted in an official publication. Just you wait, someday some fancy magazine is going to say “Everyone agrees, soft cooked eggs should be boiled for 2 minutes and not 3” and I can wave it in my mother’s face. HA!

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In The Heights Review (No Spoilers): Finally an American Musical Directed By Someone Who Knows How to Direct Musicals!!!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony Awards, brilliant songs, forget all of that! Most important thing about this movie is the director, John M. Chu. Who previously directed Step Up 2: The Streets, AND Step Up 3D!!!! Finally, someone hired because they know how to make dance movies, not because they are a big name director.

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Question: Is Anyone Interested in Doing a Ms Marvel ReadAlong With Me?

I just plowed through the first 10 volumes of collected Ms Marvel strips, covering 2014-2019, in like two days. They are sooooooooooooo good, and there is so much to discuss. I’m trying to figure out how to best discuss them here, and I think some form a readalong would be the way to do it, but only if there is interest.

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