Really like it when 31st December falls on a Tuesday. I’d like to die on a ’31st December, Tuesday’. Has a nice ring to it.
Read a chapter in Undercover Economist and went to see a Mahesh Babu movie.
The day was going to waste. Too much poker, I guess. I sought to rescue it by watching a movie, and White Reindeer was a perfect fit.
There was a lady in orange doing roundhouse kicks on the terrace of her villa against the backdrop of a setting sun. As the British say, she was fit.
Never did see the fit lady on her terrace again.
Been watching House of Cards for the past 4 days. Completed it today.
Soderbergh makes a daily list of things he’s seen/read in that day. Lovely, we have something in common.
Reading Bret Easton Ellis’ Rules of Attraction. God I was so hopeless in college and school.
I am like Schopenhauer. I believe pain is real and pleasure is illusory. That pleasure is ephemeral and pain sticks around.
This week has been one of feeling old. It has also been a week of Schopenhauer making me feel apathetic and listless. Aren’t those antonyms?
Ind play RSA in a WC semifinal tomorrow. My brain’s gonna get fried.
Great episode of Game of Thrones. Joffrey died, but a great way to send him off.
Picked up a nasty throat infection. Don’t feel so good. Watched The Double.
Prettiest sight on a cricket field. Shane Watson letting out a roar of triumph.
Saw the pilot of Fargo today. Very impressive.
Louie S04E02. Being funny is a great asset.
Went to see Million Dollar Arm. Jon Hamm is adept at pitching alright.
Louie falls for a 17 million dollar house, looks at it as a solution to all of his problems, his accountant says he only has 7000 dollars in his savings account. He ends up repainting his old house.
World Cup starts tonight.
Watched England v Italy at 0330 in the night (or is it morning?) Saw 3 matches on the whole and the team I was supporting lost on each occasion.
Got my hands on the OST of Enemy through a facebook page called Mr. Soundtracks. God bless.
Rewatched Promised Land yesterday and Frances Ha today. Undateable. Matt Damon and Greta Gerwig, totally relatable.
Watched Neighbors. Dope. Downloaded the soundtrack of the movie. Also dope.
Finished Less than Zero. I can definitely write like Bret Easton Ellis, when he’s not writing American Psycho.
Saw Under the Skin. Couldn’t grasp what it was trying to say. Saw Calvary later in the day.
I am pretty sure I was pretty disillusioned even as a kid.
USMNT went out on a high, giving it their all after going 2 goals behind in extra time. No horses left in the WC now, they’ve all bolted.
A dog gave me a scare today.
If I rode a bike, would I have been a different person?
Emma Stone is great but she’s in New York.
We won a final. Woohoo!
Finished Chuck Palahniuk’s Survivor. He gets it.
Finished This is where I leave you. Very funny book.
Rewatched Enemy. How did a lowly professor snag a babe like Melanie Laurent?
Watched Boyhood, all 165 mins of it. Changing families regularly keeps things fresh, I must say.
Saw Boardwalk Empire over lunch.
Finished The Martian. Fell in love with a character who’s probably going to be played by a Canadian.
Saw trailer 2 of Camp X-Ray.
Went to Hyderabad Biryani. Thought I’d have some mutton biryani but was oddly relieved to hear it wasn’t available. Chose to have chicken curry rice and salivated at the prospect. The owner said it turned out a bit too spicy today, why not have fish instead? I said I’m used to spicy, bring it on.
Woke up at 4 in the am with an upset tummy. Stayed up till 6 and finished the Chomsky book.
Had dinner at that Chinese place.
Boardwalk Empire came to an end. Seems Nolan’s going to be in Mumbai on Dec 28th. I’m going to act the fool and ask his fans if he’s made Fight Club.
Why is it that I can write while listening to The Black Keys? Any other music with lyrics, and I can’t even comprehend what I’m reading.
Reading the Guardian book on fiction writing. It says move the plot through dialogue.
Watched Fury and Gone Girl. The theatre wasn’t very good, the screen was too dim. In Gone Girl, Ben and Pike made their living as writers. Hmm.
Jake Gyllenhaal ftw!
College roommate came by to invite me to his wedding.
Only days I wake up early are to watch Hollywood pat itself on the back, and when I have an upset stomach.
AB scored his 20th test century today.
The Interview was pulled by Sony. I changed my profile pic to express support for the film.
I’m a vampire, I can’t enter if you don’t invite me in.
Went to see PK.
Other things vampires don’t do: check themselves out in mirrors, eat human food.
Finished watching What we do in the shadows.
Downed 3 movies today, 2 in IMAX and one at home. And I am not done yet.
(The credit for this post goes to David Sedaris, whether he likes it or not.)