Tuesday, April 13, 2010
one side of the island (three miles of it, actually)
and on the other side.. looks like Dubai
"If you're afraid of butter, just use cream." Julia Child
So I just watched Julie and Julia, in need of a serious dose of the indomitable Julia, wonderful Paree, plenty of butter, and great food. Wasn't she lucky to have such a wonderful husband? I think the film was very faithful to the real story as I'd read her autobiog just before seeing the film and he really did seem to be always delighted by, grateful for, and responsive to her amazing passion and exuberance. You never got the sense he wished she'd 'tone it down'. Rather the opposite. I'd seen the film in the theatre, prepared to hate it as I do love Julia so, a lifelong mentor of mine since my very early twenties. But the film was wonderful. Her awesome array of cooking gear alone leaves me salivating. Add that one to the list of flicks that can be relied on to drag me out of a funk without fail: Legally Blond , White Palace, Bull Durham, GI Jane, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone With the Wind, Terminator 2, and there are others. Better than drugs and alcohol any day cause they give you hope with no nasty side effects.
Add to the list any recommendations as I am sure to need some in the near future. See comments area.
See ya'll manana when we will discuss the viability of The SKYPE BAR, where we all get together at a designated time one night a week via Skype, engage in unhealthy behaviors like drinking wine and waving unlit cigarettes around in the air (those of us who've quit), complain about whatever, laughbitchnmoan and generally have a good time with like minded friends who are at some remove. T and I are exploring this possibility and will keep you posted.