Cheesy, wasn’t that? Let me get done with the last three first.
The coursework has been heavy, rather heavy. Thankfully not the sort that drains you of all joie de vivre, and leaves you with no satisfaction. Had enough of that last year. It’s fun trying to predict which words in a given Wiki article will be linked. It however is the cause of much irrational behaviour, much swearing and cursing and disturbed sleep-wake cycles. And much reduced blogging.Which leads to much insanity. It seems to me like I need a regular brain dump, some sort of an activity where I work at channeling my thoughts into something comprehensible by others., much emphasis on the word ‘work’ here. Given a quarter as crazy as this one, it becomes extremely easy to lose touch with other human beings and drown in your own little world.
And now for the movies. I’m thankfully not gleaning my only perceptions of reality from the movies I watch. Because if I did, I would probably despise men more than the stuff I generally despise. The last two movies I watched were Avargal and An Education. Both with swines for lead male characters.
You will totally totally hate Rajinikanth after watching him in Avargal. And you will also never, ever again question his acting ability.
And after I watched An Education, I was seized by the urge to make every young girl I know watch this movie and say in a Judi Denchish way, ‘And that, my dear, is why you should complete your studies’. The main reason is, I’ve in the past met a few girls aged about 14 or 15 whose parents want them to scale greater and greater professional heights, while they self-admittedly boast that they don’t see the point of an education and that they’d rather marry rich and settle down to a lifetime of shopping. *Shudder* Scary!
I also finally watched Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. I liked it better than Vaaranam Aayiram.
I wanted to write a post detailing, comparing and contrasting the characters of Anu in Avargal, Jessie in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, and Jenny from An Education. I couldn’t as I was caught up with other things, and l guess the moment is past, when I’m inspired enough to write that post. I could of course try during my spring break, but it won’t come out as well as it would have last weekend.
Daylight Savings Time strikes in half an hour. I’ll need to sleep early tonight.
*OC s an acronym for California’s Orange County. It is also an acronym for Others’ Cost.