Julie, Julia, and Me

Cover of "Julie & Julia"
Cover of Julie & Julia
Daily Foglifter: It takes about 21 pounds of whole milk to make 1 pound of butter.
I’m watching Julie & Julia and it is quite possibly one of my favorite movies.  Meryl Streep is absolutely fantastic as Julia Child!  I have to admit though, right now,  it’s making me very uncomfortable.  It just got to the part where Julie has a fight with her husband over her obsession with her blog.  He complains about her obsession with her readers.  He gets mad at her because she constantly refers to him as a “saint” in her blog and then yells at her not to write about their fight.  Then comes this exchange:

I mean, what’s gonna happen when you’re no longer the center of the universe?
Julie: That’s just great.  I am finally totally engaged in something.  Okay, maybe I’m being a little narcissistic.
Eric: A little? On a scale of 10?
Julie: Okay, a 9.3. But what do you think a blog is?  It’s me, me, me day after day.
Then there were words like “totally,” “self-absorbed,” and “person” used together in a sentence that is completely unrelated to me in any way.
On that note, I’m going to go do something for someone else.  If at all possible, something that is uncomfortable, inconvenient, and possibly painful.
“Is there anything better than butter? Think it over, any time you taste something that’s delicious beyond imagining and you say ‘what’s in this?’ the answer is always going to be butter. The day there is a meteorite rushing toward Earth and we have thirty days to live, I am going to spend it eating butter. Here is my final word on the subject, you can never have too much butter.”
– Julie Powell, Julie & Julie
My first “unself-absorbed” action, while being extremely low-effort on my part, is to help out a friend by asking a small favor of you.
There is a young lady who suffers from a chronic illness and does so with grace, faith, and humor.  She writes a very interesting blog called “The Abundant Life.”  She needs your vote.  If you follow the link http://forblogs.blogspot.com/ you will see a Vote for the Blog of the Month box.  It would be great if you would vote for “The Abundant Life.”  Thanks so much!
The link to the actual blog is http://theabundantlifeblog.com/

8 thoughts on “Julie, Julia, and Me

    • She had a very interesting life living all over the world, though! Didn’t publish that cookbook until she was around 40. That’s awesome. AND she loved butter. All very good stuff to recommend her, weird voice aside. LOL!

  1. I watched Julia Child and was pleasantly surprised to find out she was nothing like you would imagine ~ so proper ~ she actually had a very quick wit. She also admitted that it was her Husband that taught her how to cook said she could not boil water when they werre married. Thats why she didn’t publish that cookbook until she was ~ 40 ~ !!

    • She didn’t have to learn how to cook because she wasn’t a “servantless American” when growing up. 🙂 Great movie. You should see it if you haven’t already.

  2. Loved the movie. Thot Julia Child was very eccentric (always a good thing). Also, remember Julie’s blog made her famous – so there’s hope for the narcisstic self. NB: Voted for An Abundant Life but couldn’t find the link to the actual blog????

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