Monday, August 10, 2009

To Mull

Monday Mulling


It might have been because it had been such a long time since I had seen a movie in a movie theater. It might have been because I had read both books. It might have been because I now qualify for the senior ticket price now that I’m 60. It might have been just because Julie and Julia is a good movie. For whatever reason, I thought the Julie and Julia movie was wonderful.

This is a story about two women who are looking for something “to dooooooo” with their life. Julia decides to take cooking classes at the Cordon Bleu. Julie decides to prepare every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 365 days and blog about it.

This is a love story. A love story about food. At the same time, you can’t ignore the love story between Julia (Meryl Streep) and Paul (Stanley Tucci) or Julie (Amy Adams) and Eric (Chris Messina). These women aren’t looking for love. They’ve found it.

There is a funny scene with Julie and three of her friends at their weekly “cobb salad lunch”. I can remember having a few lunches like this one. But I couldn’t remember the scene from her book. That’s because it isn’t in her book, but is something Ms. Ephron added.

Go see Julie and Julia. If you remember Julia Child you’ll enjoy Meryl Streep’s reincarnation of Julia if nothing else. Don’t eat before the movie. You’ll want a nice meal after!


We had some rain yesterday and may get more today. Enough to raise the humidity level, but take us out of the heat advisory for a little while. I’m not going to complain. I’m just going to say that I will be very glad when it isn’t so darn hot.


Mr. Dragon is hitting golf balls this week with the kids (our god-daughter and her beau and our god-son). They’ll have a good time -- even in the heat. Their mom and I will think about lunch for them when they decide to come home and cool off. It’s nice to have them all together before they are off to their various universities.

On another day I'm having lunch with another of my "sisters". We are bag lunching at her school while she prepares her classroom for school to open. Seems like the summer vacation just started. Time is flying!

Mr. Dragon has decided to take an art history class along with his studio class this next semester. I think the title is something like art history between the wars. Lots of "isms"!


I finished reading another of the Miss Julia books by Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia Throws a Wedding. This is the third book in this cozy Southern series and what a hoot Miss Julia is. From the back cover: “Miss Julia is feeling a little wistful when Hazel Marie, once her late husband’s paramour and now her best friend, prepares to move out and live in sin with that marriage-shy Mr. Pickens. Suddenly, to Miss Julia’s delight, a wedding is in the offing: Handsome Deputy Coleman Bates and attorney Binkie Enloe announce their plans to run down to the courthouse and tie the knot. But Miss Julia insists that they have a real wedding ceremony and vows to make it happen. When a lost preacher, a crowd of uninvited guests, and a queasy bride threaten the blessed event, Miss Julia is there to restore order, confirming her undying motto: if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself!” Miss Julia has come a long way since her husband’s death. She is ignorant of the plight of many of those who are less fortunate than she, but watching her learn is a lot of fun! She continues to grow emotionally and spiritually with each novel. That’s not easy for an old-fashioned widow in a small southern town. Go get ‘em Miss Julia!


I am thankful for another day on beautiful Mother Earth.

Joy to You!


The Bodhi Chicklet said...

That last sign you posted is very funny, especially for a Dragon household. You've convinced me to go see Julia and Julie. I do love Meryl Streep and I love the concept of love "finding you" instead of you going out to look for it. An analogy about life could be made there too, don't you think? Here's wishing some rain for Houston.

Janet said...

I meant to go see that movie over the weekend while HB was gone and I never got there! I spent the entire weekend in the studio just playing.

I hope you get some rain and cool off.

Kim Mailhot said...

David and I went to see Julie and Julia on Saturday only to find it had been sold out and we saw Harry Potter for the second time instead ! I will get to that movie though - I adore Meryl Streep !

Love your Dragon Tickle sign ! So Cute !
Happy Monday and enjoy your picnic lunch in the classroom !

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

How wonderful to get the rain even though it brings the humidity. I am so looking forward to seeing the movie...even my husband has a thing for Julia..he's the chef in the family and he doesn't mind chick flocks either..well trained..LOL!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Mrs. Dragon, I enjoy your Monday Mullings... I hope to see that movie too--and like you, I seldom go to movies in the theater.. Maybe we'll just have to break that record and GO.

Hope your severe heat stays away... We're pretty darn hot up here --and the humidity is yuk-y. We're supposed to cool off on Wed. I think (hope).

Have a great day.