Friday, January 15, 2010

Slimbo and Bosto

We watched Julie & Julia last night.* I'm inspired and have decided to embark upon my own like-minded blogging project: Over the course of the next year, I will drink my way through the legendary Mr. Boston: Official Bartender's and Party Guide—1400+ drink recipes in 365 days.** And I will blog the entire experience: the triumphs, the failures, the ugly (booze induced) marital spats, and of course the vomiting—lots and lots of maraschino cherry and grenadine infused vomiting. Stay tuned. (Maybe they'll make a movie!)

* Thumbnail review: The Julia part was lovely—
Meryl Streep as Julia Child, Stanley Tucci as Paul, beautifully filmed and acted, they conveyed a warm and affectionate lifelong love that was a delight to watch. The Julie part was an insufferable train wreckthe squalid melodramas of a neurotic narcissist "finding herself" through cooking and blogging. In this case, "finding herself" consisted of little more than finding a book deal and a larger audience for her neurotic narcissism. Blech!

** Not really. My liver would never forgive me.

8 comments:

  1. Pukka7:21 AM

    I read the book (in French) and thought very little of Julie too.
    Bonne chance with your contest!

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  2. All I know is what I saw on the screen, but I wasn't enamored.

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  3. Have you read reviews of her new book? It appears we can add borderline personality disorder to her list of charming quirks...

    I'd much rather read about you working your way through various combinations of bitters and fruit juices.

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  4. Your mother would not forgive you either!!

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  5. I think they already made that movie. It was called The Lost Weekend. Although yours might be called The Lost Year.

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  6. I am thankful to Julie Powell for reviving interest in the ever-wonderful Julia Child - it was great to see her cookbooks back on the bestseller list after so many years. But I didn't care for Julie & Julia, the book, totally agree with you on the movie, and thought her follow-up book was atrocious (review is on my blog if you want to know how truly awful I thought it was).

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  7. I once cooked my way through Paul Prudhomme's Family cook book. I didn't have a blog then nor did I write a book about it.

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  8. Damn! Ya coulda made millions!

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