I'm laying in bed thinking, and I stumble across a memory of watching 'Julie and Julia' this past year. At the time I was thinking it was a bit hard to press through given the sheer length of the film, coupled with the day-by-day coverage on the recipes she followed. But now as I fondly recall the movie, I'm left with a wonderful feeling. I really liked that movie, and it made me feel good at the end. I may have to add it in to my rotation of movies to pull out on a rainy day (or a lonely evening that flanks a funky day). So far, my list includes 'Something to Talk About', 'The Holiday', 'Something's Gotta Give' and omigosh, I can't wait until 'It's Complicated' comes out on video (errr, DVD/blu-ray). Looks like there's a theme with these Nancy Meyer's set designs that brings out my innermost warm-fuzzies. Except for 'Julie and Julia' - that just made me feel... normal. I bust my tail to get dinner on the table, and to be adventurous in the kitchen. But sometimes, I just wanna cry, and sometimes (ehhh.. maybe a lot of the times) I pick a fight because I'm cranky and don't wanna cook. Sound familiar?
(As I'm looking at these pics from my favorite 'flicks', I'm thinkin Nancy Meyers is a bit of a two-trick pony. She seems to do The Hamptons and Coastal California really well. Not that I mind, of course because I find it all immensely soothing and refreshing)
I can also get a quick-fix by turning on the TV and watching Ina Garten for a bit. When a movie is too intimidating to start, because of the late hour, or a long to-do list - I can turn on the Barefoot Contessa for a half an hour, and get that warm fuzzy feeling by watching her chop veggies and make a fabbo vegetable bisque. Doesn't hurt that her house/kitchen/barn for filming her show looks like a Nancy Meyer's set in a movie. I'd actually like to go stay at Ina's house as an overnight guest. I bet she has cashmere robes for each of her guests, so they can don it while eating their berry parfait in the morning.
As I think about who may read my words, I realize my feeling are mirroring Julie's in the movie as she starts out on her blog adventure. To quote Conan O'Brien - to the three guys (gals in this case) who actually read our words - thank you and goodnight :)