Sunday, November 29, 2009


I had been wanting to see this movie and just never got around to it. Today it rained for the first time since I arrived in Palm Springs on August 4th. Checked out the movies and there it was at a theatre that was charging $2 admission.

I got my ticket and then noted that I had gotten there an hour early. As luck would have it, I looked up and there was my gym, 24 Hour Fitness My gym clothes were in my trunk. There was no excuse for me not to spend the next hour working out.

After a good workout, it was time for the movie. I sat back with my bag of popcorn and my Dr. Pepper (the only time I allow myself to drink it). Determined that there were not too many movies I am looking forward to in the near future according to the previews that were shown. It was interesting to note that the theatre was filled with equal number of men and women.

Meryl Streep always seems to be having so much fun with her characters. One kind of gets the sense there is a giggle under her acting for she knows she is pretending to be the person she is portraying. Yet, she throws herself into the characters and becomes so believable.

Julia who decided to make all the recipes in “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” is portrayed so well by Amy Adams. Not only is she believable, she expresses the emotions of someone doing what seemed to be the impossible. She has a full-time job, cooking every night at least one new recipe and then taking the time to blog about her experiences---leaving nothing sugar coated.

Equally as interesting was the role the husbands played in their lives—supportive of their ideas and there when the two Julias really needed them. At the same time, the men showed their frustrations.

The movie was a wonderful example of communications. Communication between married couples, between friends and the difficulties it can be working with various businesses, whether the business are government entities or publishing companies.

It is not often one can find a movie that keeps your interest, and motivates you to start thinking about how much more you can accomplish. It worked for me; I came home and immediately sat down and started writing this article for my blog.


Carry a notebook with you at all times. One never knows when a brilliant idea will come up. Without making a note, that brilliant idea could be lost forever.


  1. I'm definitely with you on the notebook! I enjoyed your blog.


  2. Thank you Amanda--it has saved me more than once. Amazing how quickly thoughts float away.