Happy Wednesday!!! My Mom just sent me a thing about it being LM Montgomery’s birthday, isn’t that nice? Also Mark Twain and Winston Churchill (Bengal famine).Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2022
Return to WatchAlongs! Christmas Movies for December! Who’s In and What Do You Want to Watch?
I swear, I’m not trying to convert you into Christmas people. You can stay Halloween people or Easter People or Eid people or whatever. But there are a lot of great stupid fun songfilled romantic heartwarming Christmas movies that I think we would all enjoy.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me as the City Rips Up My Street?
Happy Monday! I have no water! The whole 6 month project of ripping up our street and replacing the pipes might, finally, be reaching the finale. Or this is just another little stop on the road to fully functioning pipes/street. But I like to think it is the finale.Continue reading
DCIB Christmas GiveAway Week 3: Congrats to Claudia! And Admire Popka’s Card!
Woot, week 3! And it’s still an open race because I haven’t been doing watchalongs! It’s anyone’s game, just a few comments and you could be a winner!Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Kim! Final Section! Chapter 11 through 15!
Yaaaaaay, the really truly beautiful ending! One of the greatest moments in English writing to describe humanism and love and all good things. If you have read the whole book, I recommend skipping to this discussion, and then going back to the other two, because really the ending dominates all.Continue reading
Happy Christmas Season! I’m already Exhausted
Happy Christmas!!! I am trying very VERY hard to cut down on my expectations for myself this year. We will see how it goes.Continue reading
Happy ThanksGiving!!! What is This Wacky Holiday Anyway???
Totally unrelated to Indian film post warning! But before I got into Indian film, I was into history, so this is a fun post on the history of Thanksgiving.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the Day Before Thanksgiving???
Happy Wednesday!!! And Happy Day Before Thanksgiving! I am so excited to have a day off work. I’m gonna make Christmas presents and cook and get things out of the storage unit and all kinds of good things. Oh, and then go over to my parents to actually celebrate Thanksgiving, that too.Continue reading
What Are Y’all Looking Forward to Over Christmas Break?
Happy Tuesday! I am feeling overwhelmed and exhausted and it’s not even December yet. JUST POSSIBLY I set too high standards for myself in terms of what I have to do for Christmas (the 8 homemade presents, the multiple social events, the live tree, the family heirloom decorations that all have to be out, etc. etc. etc.).Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Thanksgiving Week???
Happy Monday! And Happy 3 Day Work Week to my fellow Americans!!! I had a sit down with my housemates yesterday morning and then with my parents yesterday night and my holiday schedule is going to be PACKED. But packed with good things, so that’s okay.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Kim! The Middle Bit! Chapter 6 Through 10!
Woot, some of you are actually promising to try re-reading and following along with me! So we will see if this post gets comments. Even if it doesn’t, I am still happy because I just love talking about this book.Continue reading
Christmas GiveAway: Week 2! Congrats to POPKA! And Admire Kirre’s Card!
Woot! Christmas! I am ignoring all the presents I have to make and so on and so forth and instead focusing on what’s REALLY important, Kirre’s card giveaway.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: It’s That Crazy Time of Year! How You’ve all Been While I’ve Been Running Around?
Happy Saturday!!! Last weekend I was in California visiting a friend, and this weekend is Birthday Bonanza, and then next weekend goes right into Thanksgiving. Thus, not blogging as much as I feel like I should have.Continue reading
Happy 70th Birthday to My Father!!!! The Dad I Assume Everyone Has, and Then Am Surprised When I Learn They Do Not
Happy Birthday Dad! I know you said you were all set and didn’t need me to do anything, but I am writing a blog post, so HA! I tricked you and am making a fuss anyway!!!Continue reading
DCIB Christmas Give-Away Week 1: Congrats KIRRE!!!!!!
Congratulations Kirre! You made 7 more comments this week than Angie!!!! You win a CARD!!!! I am very excited to design something amazing for you.Continue reading
I Found A Weird Old Book on Vacation! Enjoy this Vision of 1933 Womanhood!
There is a tiny bit of this post that is India related, but mostly it’s just Weird Old America related. Enjoy!Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Kim! By Kipling! First 5 Chapters!
This may just be me talking to myself, but I don’t care. I love love love this book, and I know it is Orientalist, but it’s also loving and well-written and a vision of India from someone who actually lived in India, and loved India, during that time period.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week I Go on Vacation???
Happy Monday! I work today and tomorrow and then at dawn on Wednesday I fly to California!!! And stay until late Tuesday night! My goodness, so exciting and also stressful and also relaxing (very nice to be a whole half continent away from work).Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Next Sunday, the First 5 Chapters of Kipling’s Kim!!!!
Reminder! Book Club! Get your copies now and read the first 5 chapters of Kim. I promise, you will like it.Continue reading
DCIB Christmas GiveAway: Week 1 Announcement! Next Sunday, the One Who Makes the Most Comments Wins a Christmas Card!
It’s time for the annual Christmas Giveaway!!!! I think I have a couple new regulars this year, I am excited to send you your first cards!Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Kandukondain Kandukondain! 8am Chicago time!
It’s Sunday, I’ve ordered coffee, I’ve walked the dog, I am ready to watch a nice South Indian version of Jane Austen.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Kandukondain Kandukondain! 8am Chicago Time (Remember the time change!), for Aish and Tabu
Yaaaaaay, Sunday WatchAlong! On the Sunday when Daylight Savings Time ends in Chicago, so remember to double check the time difference!Continue reading
Phone Bhoot Review (SPOILERS): An All India Ghost Movie!
This was fun, this film consciously tried to include multiple regional ghost traditions, AND explained what they were to us in the audience, which I deeply appreciated.Continue reading
Phone Bhoot Review (No Spoilers): Jackie Shroff is HOT!!!!!!
Is that a spoiler? I guess it is a small spoiler. Because sometimes Jackie is hot, and sometimes he is a yuck old man. But in this film, HOT! Don’t know what magic pill they gave him, or maybe the pandemic was just very good for him in terms of making him look rested and healthy, but dude looks GOOD. Oh, and also there were other people in the movie and they were also okay. And the movie itself was clever and made me laugh. But Jackie, HOTTIE!Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Enjoy My Last Saturday At Home!
Happy Saturday! I shouldn’t say “last Saturday”, I’m just gonna be out of town next weekend. But still, at home weekends are precious! So this Saturday I’m gonna run two errands, and spend the rest of the time cuddling the dog on the couch.Continue reading