Happy Monday! I love 3 day weekends. I never seem to have enough time to do everything I want to do on 2 day weekends. Of course, that’s because my to-do list is always a 3rd again too long. If I had 3 day weekends all the time, I would get used to it and then my to-do list would expand and I would be right back in the same place. Anyway, I’m over half done making fence panels and I invited friends over to help me install them, I’m gonna hang my curtain rod today, I killed all the Hastas in the front yard (DEATH TO HASTAS!!!), and I finished reading Anne of the Island and did the watchalong with y’all.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2022
Sunday Watchalong: RRR! Noon Chicago Time!
Happy Sunday!!!! I did sooooo many errands this morning.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Anne of the Island! My Favorite Anne Book
I am SO EXCITED to talk about this one. I remembered it has Ruby Gillis, but I forgot it also has the John Douglas-Janet Sweet romance. Either of these sections on their own would make it one of the most thought provoking Anne books, but the two together, plus Anne’s own maturing idea of romance, plus Phillipa Gordon’s romance and character, make it just a feast for discussion.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Kill Plants!
Happy Saturday! I am SO EXCITED about this 3 day weekend! By the end of the weekend, I’m going to have the front yard under control, and my homemade fence in place.Continue reading
Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer! I Finally Got Around to Watching It! It Will Either Be Awesome or Terrible
First, I have to share that I couldn’t remember the title. So I had to search youtube by “Anil Kapoor Trailer”. Because in my head, it is an Anil movie! Everyone else is just filler.Continue reading
WatchAlong: RRR! Sunday at Noon Chicago Time! I am SO EXCITED!!!!!
This is wonderful! After no one being able to make it last week, everyone can make it this week! To the point that I am overwhelmed by scheduling options, and I just picked selfishly.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Anyone Available this Week? And Do We Watch RRR, or Something Else?
Happy Thursday! I am obsessively planning for what I’m going to do this three day weekend so much that I feel like it is already here. But it is not. It is only Thursday.Continue reading
Choice Means Choice, Forced Abortions in India and Denied Abortions in America Are the Same Thing
America is all gearing up for another abortion fight, and Ranveer just released his anti-abortion movie, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about what “choice” really means.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to on KARAN JOHAR’S BIRTHDAY????
Happy Wednesday!!!! It is rainy rainy rainy here today, but weirdly is also supposed to warm up? Weather patterns are weird.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Monday After a Busy Weekend?
Happy Monday!!! I did so much this weekend! I finished my thousand piece jigsaw puzzle, most importantly. And I also dropped off a birthday present, got a massage, got a pedicure, made dinner for my parents, did two loads of recycling, organized the massive number of fence posts I need to assemble, and read the instructions for a lavender-in-a-jar planting project. And now I am at work, being all unproductive.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Anne of Avonlea, the Middle Book in a Trilogy!
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay, another Anne book to discuss! And we have so many left to go! This is just delightful for me, I hope we don’t run out of things to discuss.Continue reading
British Brackets Winner: Alan Rickman!!!!! Let Us Celebrate Alan by Sharing Our Favorite Alan Performances
Happy Friday! It’s been kind of a slow week, I suspect Genevieve has either been hit by COVID part 2 like I was, or hit by “my kids are suddenly healthy and driving me crazy”. Shelomit is doing her sad stuff, Filmikudhi is dressing her baby up in a series of increasingly elaborate outfits (thank you for photos!), it’s just Saira and me sitting here and talking about Anne. I’m considering not even doing a Sunday WatchAlong this week, taking a week off instead and mowing my lawn. Anyway, perfect time to have a pleasant Alan Rickman conversation!Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: What Should We Watch for Aditya and Mohanlal’s Birthday???
This Weekend! Double Birthday! We can pick a movie in honor of either of them. But it has to be fairly accessible, and SUBTITLED. Remember, Hulu has no subs, so that’s like 95% of the Mohanlal options.Continue reading
Important Cannes Festival Discussion Question! Is Maddy Pulling This Tux Off?
Thank you Angie for being our Maddy co-respondent!!!! And now I have a vital question I cannot answer on my own.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to on International Museum Day?
Happy Wednesday!!!! I am feeling very allergy-ish today. Because it was sunny and things were growing, and now it is wet and things are stuffy and my eyes are itchy.Continue reading
Don (2022 Tamil) Review: Well That Was a Funny Movie That Turned Sappy and Stupid
We decided to skip Jayeshbhai Jordaar in favor of the Tamil release in hopes of more insanity and entertainment. The songs were great, and it let us NOT think about reproductive rights, so it was the right decision. But turns out the new Tamil release is all preachy too!Continue reading
British Brackets: Final Round! After One Vote Last Round, We Have Kate Winslet Versus Alan Rickman!
This is what happens when you don’t participate in the democratic process. Emma Thompson and Giles lose the British Brackets.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Madhuri’s Birthday?
Happy Monday! I’m up at the lake house again. This week it is slightly too cold instead of too hot. On the one hand, that means I am absolutely not going into the lake itself or doing any lake-adjacent things (like kayaking and then following out and freezing). But on the other hand, it is so comfy and cozy to sit inside by the fireplace and look out at the lake.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Tezaab! 11am Chicago Time!
Oh boy! This is such an insane movie! And, it’s an excuse for me to stay inside with the nice a/c while it is muggy and yucky outside.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Anne of Green Gables! The First Book in the Series, the First Sunday of Our Series!
Don’t worry, the discussion questions are going to be very general, so even if the last time you read the book straight through was years ago, you can still contribute. Personally, I was just going to sort of skim, and then I ended up sitting down and reading and crying for 2 hours straight yesterday and forgot to eat lunch. Basically the same as the first time I read itContinue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Read Anne Books!
Happy Saturday! It’s pleasanter, but still hot here. And I have decided I MUST finish Anne of Green Gables today. Even though i could easily discuss it with y’all tomorrow without rereading, because it gives me an excuse to just read and be cool.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: 11am Chicago Time Sunday! Tezaab!!!!
Yes! Tezaab! For Madhuri’s BIRTHDAY!!!! It’s fun, it’s silly, it has truly GREAT songs, Anil’s hair is high and poofy, and young Madhuri is breathtaking. Also, Chunky Panday, no joke, steals the movie. He is truly phenomenal in this role, and it makes me respect him more for having this much talent, and being willing to just sit back and work hard and take whatever job he is offered to support his family.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: May 15th! 11am Chicago Time!!! MADHURI’S BIRTHDAY!!! What Should We Watch?
MADHURI’S BIRTHDAY!!!! We have to watch something, and it has to have Madhuri. What are your votes?Continue reading
Thinky Post: “India Syndrome” Podcast, How Do You Decide What To Believe About Another Culture When it Interacts With Yours?
I listened to a really interesting podcast! One of those that circles around and around and doesn’t really answer any questions, but brings up some interesting thoughts. It’s called “Astray” and focuses on a few sample cases among many of young non-Indian men who went missing in Rishikesh, never to be seen again.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Posts: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to the Week Thar Released?
Happy Wednesday! It is 80 degrees in my living room and the city is tearing up the street outside my window. But I am happy, because I got my fan going and I am taking pictures of the construction to send to my nephew.Continue reading