Sunday, June 24, 2012

In Bruges (And yes someday I would go there !!!)

I am not going to be eloquent about it. Rather I can not because I already tried it in my head and I was no good. So I am just going to say this - This is the best fucking movie I have seen twice. Ever. There .. its done.

Watched it a long time back. Loved it. But this time around it just blew my mind and no I don't mean as in a gunshot. So as the end credits roll, while the theme still plays in my ears, while the snow must still fall softly from the bruges sky and the blood still hot on the snow on it's cobbled streets I must get out as many words as I can. This was the perfect plot. Perfect as only a film or a plot can be. Not life. Not that I know. Everything tied together brilliantly. Nothing wasted - not a single character, not a word, not a piece of music nor even a wisp of air thick with mist. As of this moment I am so desperate to stay in the story to find what out what happens to all those lives. I just wished it lasted longer .. maybe forever. But then it wouldn't be perfect. Like life.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Two out of three

Things are not too good here. Usually I am not the one for admitting when I am low. But I was today. For no particular reason. A regular mood swing which lasted a while. More than its usual while. Can't say I have tided it over. But at least I tried. A long walk followed by a late night shower followed by a 'happy' movie with ice cream.

About the movie. Liked it. Sweet yet not too sweet. Not too deep but not cliched too. Sincere and loaded with good intentions. An easy smile is rare on a bleak Monday night and it made me smile. So Happythankyoumoreplease. Still don't get the title though. But the movie is lovable anyway :)

Now for tomorrow's plan - no work. Food. Love. Sleep. I'll do what I can.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Another morning, another hangover

Woke up with a massive hangover and a blue frog tag in my wrist. Need to take out the dog and fix myself a breakfast :)

Last night was awesome. Beautiful music. Karsh Kale + Shilpa Rao + Warren Mendosa. Got crazy drunk post the concert. Danced like drunk people do. To some music I wouldn't care about if I was not drunk. Getting drunk is the sweetest excuse. :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

California Dreamin'

Finished all that I had to do today - read the newspaper back to back, bathed the dog, washed all my clothes, put on fresh sheets on the bed, done with the grocery. Got myself four cans of beer. Cans - because I don't have a bottle opener and someone told me it's gross to open bottles with your teeth. (Even though I think it's one of my secret skills). So I was two beers down and was about to eat - a spread of home made chicken curry and rice. A regular Sunday until now. That's when I decided to watch a movie - "Chungking Express" it was to be. What followed was the most fun I could have had on an all-by-myself Sunday. Turned out to be the most whimsical, sweetest piece of cinema I had seen yet. Loved everything about it - there is an unabashed innocence about it's characters and it's totally charming. Reminds you of all the silliness we are capable of when that heartbreak thing happens. Also when the love thing happens. :). I am sure everyone has tried it - at least once.

The soundtrack is still stuck in my head. Listening to 'California Dreamin' on repeat as I type. It's a glorious night outside.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A very late night post about nothing at all

A few good hours ago, I trudged to my bed - tired and full of longing - for sleep. I haven't had my usual fill for the past few weeks and it seems I have kinda gotten used to it. Now I am even beginning to wonder if I slept a little too much all my life. Not that I can do much about it .. for what's done is done. Can't un-sleep my precious happily slept-through days and nights now. :)

So I put on some music and now I can't sleep. Or I couldn't sleep so I put on some music. Don't remember in what order but now I can't sleep at all. And I don't mean it in a bad way - not at all. Too much going on in my mind - not all connected, not all coherent. But at the heart of it all I feel alive and I register everything. And no I am not on drugs. :) . So I was saying .. yeah, the moment feels like a slow unspooling of all my summer memories. Also someone forgot to switch off their lights in the next building. I have this sudden urge to record everything that's happening right now. Just gave up - there is not much happening out there. The world is asleep and so is my dog. He makes these twitching movements as if he is running in his dreams .. chasing someone maybe. I wonder if it's mice or cats or maybe it's that golden haired beauty he meets on the street. I think this would make a great short film.

Okay. Guess "the slow unspooling of all my summer memories" was a promising start but then I went off track. It's a little like .. you see your life for what it was/is and accept everything. Love everything. Fear nothing. Like if that's possible at all, or maybe it is but only in fleeting moments like this. Anyway now I can't go back there .. maybe a subject for another post. Looking forward to life in general. And no, I am not on drugs :)

Hmmm. Just in case this post might have stopped making sense already, I should seriously reconsider falling asleep. :)

P.S: Last weekend I bought a shining new pair of jogging shoes to go with my shining new resolution to get fit. Again :). Also I am real proud of my new dvd acquisitions.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

in the slipstream of life

Of late, I have noticed too many days have passed me by without eliciting any conscious thought on my part. At least none that I remember and I usually remember things. Been a while I have been my usual self - No missed work days, no sleepless nights spent over music, no books started or finished. No trips taken. No minor epiphanies had. :)
No questions asked of life. No plans made - not even the ones that shift forever.

Been hurtling from one day to another with monstrous efficiency. Waking, working, eating sleeping and doing it all over again, day in, day out. I have become quite the 'worker'. Maybe even beginning to like doing what I do. I am very sure I do like the people I work with - some really simple sweet people and some really whimsical funny people who respond to every crisis with a bad joke. So I get by alright.:)

But I would like to restore my work life balance to normal. And It doesn't look like its happening soon. But until then I guess it's alright. :)

P.S: Desperately need to catch a movie tomorrow.