Happy Wednesday! Since last I posted, I rearranged my apartment, planted hydrangeas, took a lot of long walks, finished book 1 of Ponniyin Selvan and moved well into book 2, just generally lived life. Sorry for not posting because I love you all and missed you! Not sorry for not posting because I got so much done in life-life while I was off.Continue reading
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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to Before My Three Day Weekend?
Happy Wednesday!!! This week is dragging for me, I am so excited about having a three day weekend at the end of it. Maybe I will even catch up on doing bloggy things! Or, I will sit outside in the sunshine and finish Ponniyin Selvam.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Ponniyin Selvam Book 1 First Half
This is a very confusing series! I read the newest translation of Book 1, then started an older translation of Book 2 and went “wait, this doesn’t seem like it makes sense”, went back to another translation of Book 1 and found a whoooooooooooooole other part of the book! So I am calling this post “First Half” and trying to cover all my bases.Continue reading
Weekend WatchAlong: Shakuntala! Sunday or Saturday Morning! Anyone Interested?
Thank you for the suggestion Angie!!! It’s been a very weird week for me, lots of work stuff and lots of weird errands (I had to take my sewing machine in to be repaired at a very strange show that is only open 6 hours a day), so a nice watchalong with the nice people sounds just about right.Continue reading
Discussion Post: Community Divides in Different Cultures, Let’s Pool Knowledge!
Thank you Genevieve for bringing up this topic! It’s one of those things that I think we can all only speak to our own cultures and experiences. But luckily we have a big variety of cultures and experiences so this discussion should be interesting!Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Mother’s Day???
Happy Monday! I was up way way too late last night partying with my Mom and now I am trying to pull myself together for Monday morning at work.Continue reading
Silly Sunday: SRK As a Dad Story Prompts! An Anti-Mother’s Day Theme!
Honestly was not thinking about my question on “what do you want to see Shahrukh play?” as a fanfic idea prompt, but now here I am! And I have so many ideas that I think I’m just gonna rattle them off.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I FINALLY Drop Off my Donations!
Happy Saturday!!! Today is the day I finally get around to taking that box of donations I put together over a month ago and dropping it off. It’s just been sitting on the floor of my closet for weeks and weeks and weeks.Continue reading
Thinky Post: What is the Ethical Way to Talk About Celebrities Online?
Yes, it’s a thinky post! Because I have been thinking! Always dangerous, thinking about things. Might lead to self-improvement.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to While I Worry About My Lawn?
Happy Wednesday!!!! I seeded my lawn about two weeks ago and the little tendrils are just coming up. Which is of course the most fragile moment, and I am so worried about them! I just want them to make it through to next week when they will be nice hardy plants.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Ponniyin Selvan Vol. 1 Fresh Floods! Discussion Sunday May 21!!!!
Woot! BOOK CLUB!!! I picked Ponniyin Selvan because I’ve almost finished the first volume, it’s very fun, the movies are great, and it’s on topic for the blog. Oh, and the English translations are pretty readily available, at least digital copies (physical you may have to ship from far away).Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day Before Sai Pallavi’s Birthday???
Happy Monday! I had a lovely sunny productive weekend (weedwhacked the yard! Bought a strawberry plant!), and now it is cold and rainy and I want to go back to bed. But I can’t because it is Monday, blech.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: Dil Aashna Hai! Shahrukh’s First Role! He is Such a Wittle Baby, and the Movie is CRAZY
I am so so so so SO excited to share this film with you! It’s not just Shahrukh, it’s the whole crazy melodramatic plot, and the stacked cast, and EVERYTHING.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk Discussion Post: Let’s Talk BABIES!
I have nephew stories to share and I know we’ve got other baby people here who no doubt also have stories to share! I love baby stories, let’s have a nice cozy chat.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Should We Start Again? If So, What to Read?
It’s summer! I feel like reading! More specifically, I feel like sitting on my glider in my front yard watching the clover grow and reading. And the best kind of reading is reading where we talk about it later!Continue reading
Weekend WatchAlong: 8am Sunday Chicago Time! Dil Aashna Hai!
Ooooo, I really really hope folks can join! I have been wanting to do this WatchAlong for ages, only pending on the dang film being available. And it’s on Prime! I’m so excited!Continue reading
Weekend WatchAlong: Is This It? Is This the Week People are FINALLY free???
Okay, ONE MORE TIME. This Sunday morning, is anyone around? And if so, what should we watch?Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the First Week in May?
Happy Wednesday! This post comes to you from a Starbucks, because we are getting our pipes fixed at the house and so will not have water for the day. So I am hiding at Starbucks.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Rachel! For You, an SRK Themed Discussion Post: Would You Get an SRK Tattoo, and if so, What?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL! My lovely fellow SRKian. Hopefully reading this post and the responses will contribute to your lovely lovely birthday.Continue reading
Annual May Day Workers Celebration Song!
Oh shoot, evil youtube may not let this song play. Anyway, it’s the “Kerala Manninayi” song from CIA, and I love it, and it peps me up like crazy, and makes me all ready to fight for workers’ rights.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Anushka Sharma’s Birthday?
Happy Monday! And Happy Anushka Sharma’s Birthday! It is rainy and blechy in Chicago and I am enjoying being all cozy inside.Continue reading
Ponniyin Selvan 2 Review (SPOILERS): Well, That’s Not What the Summary of the Book Promised Me!
Hey! They changed the plot! Like, quite a bit! Mostly by cutting things out. But for those of us (me) who rely on online summaries to follow the dang thing, it was very confusing. Once I let go of what I thought was going to happen and just enjoyed what was happening, it was fine.Continue reading
Ponniyin Selvan 2 Review (NO SPOILERS): So Much Plot, But SUCH Good Scenes!!!!
I watched it! Two movies in one weekend! I am very proud of me. And this was a goooooooooooooooood movie. The plot is still crazy complicated, but the individual scenes are so lovely and powerful I could enjoy them and forget about the plot.Continue reading
Housekeeping Post: No WatchAlong Again, and Also No More Twitter Alerts Because Elon Musk Hates The World
Two weeks without watchalongs! Y’all HATE me!!! Or, more likely, it’s spring and everyone is rushing to do stuff. Including me, instead of watchalong I’m going to be repotting things. And in other news, if you rely on twitter to know when I put up a new post, that won’t work any more. WordPress had a twitter integration that meant they put up the tweet without me having to do anything. And I just got an alert that Elon has decided they no longer get to do that, so no more automated tweets with every new post. Just in case you are relying on that.
Polite Society Review (SPOILERS): Awesome Social Statement Plot, With Hilarious Execution
Woot, I get to spoil it! And the good news is, you can still enjoy the movie reading the spoilers. The trailer already gives you the whole plot because they know you will watch for the comedy and execution, not the predictable plot.Continue reading