- B: Where's Daniel Craig? I miss him.
- B: "Why are you reading Ten Ways to Stop An Asteroid?"
- BECAUSE YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO SAFE.
The reason behind this post is simply to tell you to sign off of all social media, close your school books, put down anything you are working on, get into a pair of your coziest pajamas and call (or go see, if possible) the person(s) you love most in this world.
I did all of the above tonight and I feel more alive and energized already.
Today, of all days, everything just got to me. The hours of classes followed by hours of working on my laptop, coupled with my incessant social media breaks. As much as I love you Tumblratti, all of this can be draining.
Luckily, B was in the same mood as me because his schedule has, as per usual, been tenfolds more hectic then mine. I made him put everything away and of course, if you have ever tried to do that to someone in full-on workaholic mode, you know you will be met with tons of resistance.
But twas’ worth it…because all you need on some nights is to have a most pointless but most fun conversation with your favorite(s).
Additionally, an added bonus to my night was communally sharing a heaping platter of Ethiopian food with Les Roommate and our favorite couple friends.
Maybe, just maybe, I will be good to return to Regular tomorrow.
B sent me this video just a while back and it made my night. This kid is out-of-control adorable in his little suit doing his little dance moves. And his message only gets better, which is why I am telling you to watch it till the very end!
B giving me unfettered access to his PayPal will be the death of me. Am scared of his wrath following this weekend’s bout of shopping.
- M: I will give to you $800 and a trip to NYC if you give me a massage that takes out all the evil kinks in my back.
- M: Also, I will not actually give you any of those things I will only give duaa.
- B: Bye.
- [and then...watching House Hunters on TV]
- B: Do you think Big Foot exists?
- M: What does he have to do with House Hunters?
Marjane Satrapi wrote Persepolis and now she’s making her (overdue) comeback with a new film, Chicken with Plums. Read her interview with Mother Jones here. But if you are lazy then read the fantastic quotes below cos’ this woman gives damn good interviews.
And you don’t have good or bad people. Each person has his moment of glory. But that is a boring story. How to make it interesting is to have this person die at the beginning—so to be able to use the death to celebrate his life for 1 hour and 22 minutes.
I’m not like a hardcore feminist, but I think that one of the things that makes the society advanced is equality between men and women. If half of the society is oppressed by the other half, it’s not fine. You cannot go towards democracy because you don’t use half of your intellectual, scientific, artistic, whatever, forces. So it’s an evolution that has happened in Iran. That gives me hope, because changes never come by the revolutions. Revolutions just spread blood. Evolution—this is something that changes in the long term. Because history is long term. But today, we don’t talk about history. The past is two weeks ago, and the future is two weeks after.
I think that all stories—if you make movies about zombies and aliens—it has always to do with your personal story. If not directly, it is about your fears, your obsessions, things like that.
As a child reading comics I was always bored by Superman with his curled hair, because he was all nice and tidy. I was in love with Batman because he was full of hate and he was in his tower in Gotham City and he had this Batmobile and he had some kind of bizarre relationship with Robin but nobody would say it. I have my dark side. You have your dark side. From the second that we have a brain, there are things that are not right—we are human beings with all these illusions and complexes and everything. That’s attractive to me. So the sexual dream about Darth Vader and the Angel of Death is not so far away. I like these characters because they resemble what a human being is. The really, really nice guy? I’m sure they’re hiding some perversity somewhere. You cannot be completely nice. It’s impossible. Who is it? Who is the perfect guy? Show him to me! It doesn’t exist. And thank god.
I think that no subject is more serious than the subject of love. And I think that if we are really honest to ourselves, we cannot survive a broken heart. It’s extremely difficult. We tell ourselves stories: He was not as good as I thought. He was this, he was that, nah nah nah. But in reality, when our heart is broken, there’s nothing to do. And Nasser-Ali is honest. At one point, he is like, “Okay, I will die because of my love.” So it’s a happy end. And, you know, love is the only subject in front of which we are all in equality. We always say we are equal in front of death, but when you are rich, for example, and you have everybody taking care of you, I think that you suffer much less. It must be much more painful to die when you are poor than when you are rich. But when your heart is broken, you can be rich, poor, whatever—a broken heart, we are all equal in front of it. And I think there is no subject more serious.
- M: Have a safe flight.
- B: HOW do I have a safe flight? Tell me that. Meray control mein kya hota hai. Tell me what's in my control.
- WHOA MAN PMS. hehehe.
- B [while watching the Opening Ceremony's depiction of all the many historical, cultural and literary items Britain has produced]: Everything in the world is British, Maria
- M [in pain with cramps & unable to find intelligible responses]: We are British too, aren't we?
- B: Yes. Colonized.
Off to the Dark Knight Returns tonight! But not the same without my Batman counterpart B :(
- B: Maria, you should come on Man vs Food cos its one dude going to different restaurants and trying to conquer the biggest serving sizes available in US restaurants. So, like a mega giant steak or a humongous pizza. Then on top of it, a dessert. He just had three half-pound creampuffs. One was peanut butter. It was so huge and heavy it was insane.
- M: K gross. Does he eat Snickers related thaaangs?