Sunday, September 13, 2009

Julie and Julia

Go see this movie! It's wonderful! Jim and I saw it today. We both loved it. Julia Child was a fascinating woman. Both she and her husband worked hard and accomplished a lot during their lives. I'm also reading Julia's memoir and have about 90 pages left. Like this movie, it is excellent. Julia is an inspiration. She had such a zest for life!

As for Julie, she is also an interesting person. I'm not going to say too much because I don't want to spoil the movie for you. Just go see it and we'll talk.

About twenty-five years ago, there were a lot of patches of desert scattered throughout Las Vegas. My friend had horses and we used to ride in town. You would see road runners and lizards and other interesting creatures. Now, it seems as if every square foot of land has been built on - no more lovely pieces of natural desert in town and no more desert creatures wandering in the city limits. That's why I was so thrilled at the visitor we had last weekend. (You'll have to look hard. He's by the ceiling of our screen room.)

6 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Ohhhh, I want to hold him! I love lizards! I cannot remember who else has mentioned Julie & Julia, but I've heard nothing but good things. It seems that land truly does get eaten up so very quickly by development. I am not much of a fan of development myself. Tear downs/rebuilds are one thing, but to keep encroaching on the beauty this country has to offer makes me just simply sad.

Anonymous said...

I'll never forget the frightened road runner I saw in the middle of a busy road in Las Vegas a few years ago. He didn't know which way to run - I felt sorry for him.

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Teresa said...

I was glad to read your endorsement of the Julia Child movie...I'd seen previews and decided it looked like a really good movie! I'll definitely put that on my list of fun things to do! (I've even been considering buying her cookbook... as a lot of other folk have done... I heard the other day it went to No. 1 on the NY Times bestseller list recently!)

If you're lacking in lizards, I'd be happy to mail some to you ;-)

Tracey said...

This movie is definitely on my wish list to see! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!
I too am no fan of development...it has destroyed so much of our beautiful state of Florida...all for the evil dollar!!
Tracey

Candy said...

Autumn Leaves, it's nice to know another lizard admirer.

Gammies, it seems like those things happen all the time. It makes me sad.

Teresa, I'd love to take in some of your lizards. I don't know if they would like our desert climate...

I'm definitely going to buy Julia's coobook. Isn't it amazing that it's back on the bestseller list?

Tracey, even Jim liked the movie. (He was convinced that it was going to be a movie "for girls".) Now, he's ready to take off for Paris with me. Wouldn't that be nice? Someday...