Monday Morning Questions: What do You Want to Ask Me Late After a Long Day? Also, I have an SRk Fantasy Question for You

Happy Monday! Or rather, exhausting Monday! I had a wonderful Halloween, sitting on the porch for 4 hours and acquiring a total of 28 trick or treaters! Well worth it. And then today was a lot of family stuff ending with a drive to the airport which is always a wee bit stressful. I am looking forward to going back to work-work tomorrow and relaxing.

Here is where you can ask me anything you want from “what cake are you making SRK this year?” to “what was your favorite trick or treater?” Just keep swinging back here all week as you think of new questions!

And now, a question for you! What is your most soothing stressbusting tea flavor suggestion?

Follow up question, What is your most soothing stressbusting SRK fantasy?

I’ll tell you mine!!! Dear Zindagi SRK, giving me a head massage, listening to my life problems, and then giving me soothing validating advice in a calm tone of voice. And I’m drinking tea (see above question).


16 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What do You Want to Ask Me Late After a Long Day? Also, I have an SRk Fantasy Question for You

  1. My students gave me a pretty large list of Hindi films for me to watch, since we have a long weekend coming up. I’ve seen most of them, but since it’s still SRK month, between RNBDJ, Raees, and Dilwale, which one should I “watch” and report back to them next week?

    I can share the entire list of teenage recommendations if you’re curious. They’re also working on a list of music videos for me to watch separate from the movies. Top of the list is Sheila Ki Jawani, which of course I’ve already seen, but what blows my mind is that the girls were WAY more into it than the guys. We didn’t watch the video in class, but when it came up in conversation, the girls all started singing and dancing, and the guys said they hated the video. I thought that was fascinating.

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    • RNDBJ!!!! Perfect to discuss with teens. And I find that Sheila story fascinating too! I’ve always thought it was an empowering song, and I guess this is proof.

      On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 8:11 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Sheila is a female empowerment song as far as I see it.

    What cake are you making? Maybe Hux and I will follow suit. He’s a great baker actually. We like simple, like vanilla made with REALLY good vanilla. And we can play with all sorts of piping tips.

    Someone has to explain the Indian custom of feeding cake to each other bc that’s not something we did in my family. But my whole Indian side of fam LOVED bday cake.


    • I am so tired, I am buying cake. But, like, REALLY REALLY GOOD cake. Famously rich triple layer chocolate cake. I’ve heard they use mayo instead of butter in the batter which makes it extra dense and moist. I am very excited about this.

      On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:35 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. So I recently saw The Notebook for the first time and while I thought it was a cute love story, I didn’t think it was that original or amazing. I felt like I’d seen the various scenes and moments done better in indian movies that came out in the 90s. My question is whether you’ve ever seen a classic years later and been kinda disappointed with it like this?


    • Ugh, I HATE The Notebook!!!!

      It’s probably because I am such an optimist, but I more often go the other way. Some movie I’ve heard dismissed as not that great, I watch and go “wow, this is better than I was told!!!” Like, to take an easy example, Anjaam! It’s a ridiculous slight movie, but it has some really good performances and songs and lots of stuff it should get credit for.

      On Tue, Nov 2, 2021 at 11:17 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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      • Yes, american The Notebook is the worst. I couldn’t even finish that movie. In my opinion people who liked it haven’t seen a good romance for a while.

        I know the question wasn’t for me but recently I watched the first Narnia movie with my son and was so disappointed. It’s just some kids walking and walking and walking, then there is a boring battle and it ends.

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        • I read the Narnia series before I understood how series worked, so I read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which is book 2, but then I read book 7, the last one, and was horribly confused and disappointed when ~SPOILERS~ it turns out all the kids have grown up and died. ~END SPOILERS~ So it could have been worse.


          • Not all of them! the “bad” girl who got seduced in the first book, she gets to live a full life. I find the whole thing confusing.

            On Sun, Nov 7, 2021 at 12:04 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • I feel the same way. I actually feel that way about most movies based on Nicholas Sparks novels but I really hate the Notebook. If you ask my husband about what my least favorite movies are, he’s say Notebook and anything Nicolas Spark in a heartbeat.

        DCIB always surprises me in the best way when I find a mutual consensus like this which is counter to the popular opinion.

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      • So I had seen Pride and Prejudice (2005) for the first time this summer and I loved it so I thought I would experience the same thing with The Notebook.

        Usually in these situations, I understand why the movie was so liked at the time but with this it was very baffling. I honestly felt like there were probably better romances that came out during the early 2000s.

        Yeah, that happens to me a lot where I watch a movie knowing it had flopped and then I really enjoy it for some reason or another.


  4. I’m searching for a non-glass container to send you some Nutritive Steep tea, made by the seed/herb guru wife of my fellow preschool teacher from organically grown herbs. If you drink it all day (which probably isn’t recommended but I did do that once), you will end up peeing bright green yellow as if you took some vitamins that didn’t absorb – so it’s good for you. Don’t put it in boiling water, just hot water. I fill a sauce pot with water and throw in a tea bag and put it on low, so that the water will heat and steam but never boils. If the water boils it tastes grassy.

    Other than that tea I like any and all teas with hibiscus and or rose hips. We have a ton of wild rose bushes around our creeks and canals, the kids and I eat the rose hips on walks. Tangy. We have gathered them for tea, but don’t do it often because then the kids expect sugar or honey and honestly with school and holidays and school lunches they are bombarded with sugar, so even though a sugar cube in a tea cup isn’t a big deal, it starts to seem like way too much considering all they get outside the house. Candy, the cheapest, easiest and most unhealthy way to say “I love you”.

    Speaking of candy, if you want to attract more trick or treaters give out giant bars next year. Word will get around and the kids will come! Also, bringing a fire pit to the front of the house helps attract attention, and keeps you warm while waiting for trick or treaters.

    My soothing SRK fantasy is probably putting myself in Kajol’s spot for the Dilwale rain song. Dancing with SRK, ballroom dancing is a nice fantasy. I like dancing, but I’m not good at it and I’m pretty sure he would know how to lead. And dancing is intimate, but not necessarily romantic. We could all use an SRK dance.


    • Oooo, I have Hibiscus! I should try it tonight with my birthday cake.

      I am watching “Candy: The Origin Story” now with my friend with a 3 year old. They resorted to candy as part of potty training and it was like MAGIC. And now they just use it for everything (bedtime, bath time, being polite, etc.). But I feel like this will backfire on them shortly.

      Ooo, Ballroom Dancing with SRK is a nice fantasy! I am positive he is super good at leading and could make you feel graceful and perfect.

      On Tue, Nov 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  5. I’ll be cliché and say chamomile. It’s very very mild and soothing needs mildness.

    I just realized I don’t have a particular SRK fantasy! How disappointing. It would be nice to have a dinner with the whole Khan family, but that’s it, I think ?? How is this possible?


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