Last night, I went to bed hungry because of this movie:
After watching it, I would have killed for Beef Bourguignon!
Seriously, what a great movie! I LOVED Julie & Julia! I can’t believe it took me so long to see it. It’s right up my alley!
I’m not going to write a review of the movie because I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother has seen it by now. Plus, all you need to know is: if you enjoy food, cooking, or blogging (even just a little), you will like this movie. Initially, Mal resisted watching this “chick flick” with me, but he ended up loving it almost as much as I did.
So, one of the main reasons that I loved this movie so much is because, at times, I felt like I was watching my life in a movie. There were so many similarities between Julie Powell’s life as a blogger and mine. Mal and I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the life parallels.
Here are just some of the similarities that I noticed:
- We’re both 29-years-old, turning the big 3-0
- We both live in a 900-square-foot apartment outside the city
- We both have a blog that consumes our life
- We both have multiple emotional breakdowns due to blogging
- We both worked full-time while blogging on the side
- We both lucked out with amazingly supportive husbands
- We both found a passion for life via a blog
- We both ended up with book deals because of our blogs
So, yea, I really loved Julie & Julia. 😀
Now, I really want to see Julia Child’s house in Cambridge, MA– well, I guess just the outside of it. Apparently, her kitchen has been totally updated, but it would still be cool to see where she lived. Some of Julia’s cookbooks are held in the Culinary Collection at the Schlesinger Library, so I’ll have to visit both places the next time I am in Cambridge. Wouldn’t that be a fun trip? Blogger field trip, anyone? I also want to visit the Smithsonian at some point. Ok, I’m sort of obsessed now.
I went to bed hungry and woke up starving! My grumbling stomach actually woke me from a deep sleep early this morning. I tried to ignore it and go back to sleep, but a snack was calling my name. So, around 5:00 AM, I ate a piece of whole wheat bread with peanut butter smeared on top. I ate it while checking my email and playing on Twitter.
I seriously considered staying up and working on my book, but my nice, warm bed with my husband and pug in it sounded much more appealing. 😉
A few hours later, I woke up ready to eat again.
This time, I made a bowl of Oikos Greek yogurt, [me] + Goji cereal, and candied pecans.
Excellent second breakfast!
I also had a glass of iced coffee. (It’s 14*F this morning.)
For once, not much on the agenda today:
Happy Sunday, bloggies! 😎