"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010

So, it was my 37th birthday today. I didn't do much. Went on a quick walk around the neighborhood. Although, I guess it wasn't that quick. When I entered the route into Gmaps Pedometer, it read 2.41 miles. Which surprised me because it didn't feel that long. The route wasn't very scenic, a quick trip over a bridge and past numerous houses, a record store, and a SuperAmerica.

Later, I watched "Julie & Julia", which I really enjoyed. Half of the movie is about a blogger who decides to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" within a year. The other half is a biography of Julia Child's life. Meryl Streep was amazing as Julia Child. When I finished the movie, I looked up Julie Powell's book on Amazon. Her half of the movie is loosely based on this book while the Julia Child part is based on Childs' memoir, "My Life In France". Powell's book gets a lot of bad reviews that basically say 'The movie is charming. The book is not.' So, I think I'm going to pass on it. I may end up disagreeing with those reviews but, in the movie, I was far more interested in the Julia Child bit. Maybe I'll pick up "My Life in France" later.

4 comments:

Andrew said...

I was absolutely shocked when you wrote you were 37!!! From your pictures, you look like you're in your early twenties!!! I turn 38 April 12 so our birthdays are very close together. It makes me feel a kinship towards you. I love your adventures! Keep sharing them. I am learning about Minnesota.

Berryvox said...

Andrew - Happy (early) birthday! Haha, my vanity doesn't let me put up the really bad-looking pictures. Which might make me look younger.

Ferd said...

No. I'm not just a bad friend, I am a miserable/lousy/crummy friend! How is your birthday not on my calendars?!? It is now!

A belated HBD, K!
XO

Berryvox said...

Ferd - Ha, don't worry! The only people I expect to remember my birthday are my parents. I only mentioned it on Facebook for a cheap laugh (the Morrissey bit).