We caught Julie & Julia this afternoon. I went assuming that Julie’s Little Blog that Could would be the dominant story line. I have to be the exact demographic for that, right? Well, hands down, the life & times of Julia Child half is what made this movie for me. Meryl Streep & Stanley Tucci were head & shoulders above the other actors, and they both delivered wonderful performances. DH agreed, and we laughed over the best lines at lunch.
I am not sure what made the Julie Powell half so underwhelming. I did have a hard time taking her character seriously after she went to work with a little strawberry pin on her shirt. She was an almost-30 year old New Yorker… riiight. She also seemed way, way too enmeshed in Julia Child. What with wearing the pearls, etc., I was a little creeped out. I also wondered if she really only blogged for the 1 year. It may have been totally ” ingenious” – to quote Sony’s featured blogger – but was that really it?
Before I run downstairs to knit, I have my own true story to relate.
As you may know, our lawn was fairly well overgrown. It went un-mowed for a good 5 weeks what with the constant weekend rain, my bum ankle, and our dear house-guest. I didn’t give a rat’s ass about the lawn, and (less of a stretch) neither did DH.
That’s all behind us now, and DH has done his suburban duty. The grass is neatly cut. Only to reveal what looked like rabbit fur to me. I knelt down, and saw it looked like fur used in an old bird’s nest or something. I gently lifted the thatch of grass and fur. There was an animal inside! Curled up with brown fur… Yikes. Now, I realize that it’s the same exact spot where the wild rabbit always seems to taunt Toby. The next morning, I found:
It decamped. I am very sorry for the disturbance… Here’s the hole’s cover some ways off:
Not even tempted to fiber-gather now. I went looking on the internet, and have figured out this must be a rabbit forme. Which is to say his/ her summer lair. Apparently the larger warren is only used during the winter. It’s decamped but fine. Just yesterday, he taunted Toby into a chase again.
Since Toby has a rather large cataract, & lost half of his teeth last year besides, that rabbit is safe. And he/ she knows it.