Monday, May 30, 2011


I haven’t been in a movie theater for some years, so I get my silver screen entertainment from Netflix.  This means that I am not seeing the very latest releases, but in some ways that is an advantage.  I can let others do the previewing, and then not wonder so much if something is worth my time.

Now the one I saw the other evening, Julia and Julie, wasn’t that old -- 2009.  And I thoroughly enjoyed it.  This is really two stories rolled into one movie.  Julia is Julia Childs, author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and TV cooking personality.  Julie is Julie Powell who took on the task of cooking all 524 recipes in one year in Childs’ book.  She did it - barely - and wrote a book about it.

And while I say I really liked the film, what held me absolutely entranced was Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Julia Childs -- complete with voice!  I could close my eyes and almost believe I was hearing Julia herself!  If you never heard Julia Childs on TV, you have no idea what I’m talking about.


In the dental department, the temporary partial is working quite well -- except for the glue I use to keep the teeth in my head while eating.  Oh the stuff certainly keeps things from wobbling around, but I end up with DentureHold (or whatever the stuff is called) all over the inside of my mouf, er,  mouth.  Yeah, don’t use so much.  Wobble, wobble.  But the really good news is that on June 22 impressions will be taken for my permanent denture.  I can hardly wait.

Cartoon --

How do you know when it is time to "hang up the car keys"?

When your dog has this look on his face!


  1. I completely agree with your movie review of Julie and Julia - Meryl Streep is really wonderful, isn't she? Netflix is great. I saw a documentary last night that I got via Netflix - "Catfish" - very interesting...

  2. I recall my mom joking that when I was a small child I referred to Julia Childs as "that man lady." My mom used to watch her cooking show but we never ate like that. Much like me and Jamie Oliver. I'll watch him prepare a meal in 30 minutes while the oven-baked fish and chips cook. HA. Will look out for the movie when it comes on Sky. My DVD player has packed it in.