Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 324 - Movie Thoughts

The other night I splurged and rented a movie for myself. If you looked at my history of rentals at Blockbuster, you would not see any grown-up movies at all. Instead, you would see plenty of Disney, Barbie, and Transformer cartoon rentals. Riveting stuff. (This same trend can be noted in the theater movies I've seen. My last 3 movies seen at a theater were Chipmunks, G-Force, and Wall-E.) I need to remedy this.

So, back to the movie. I picked out Julie and Julia. I'm not sure why I picked it out because I hadn't heard that much about it. So, I was surprised at how enjoyable it was.

I'm not going to use the phases "I had a connection to the movie", or that "it spoke to me", but I was tickled that so many things in it seemed to consequently mean something to me.

Starting with my fondness of Julia Child. This came about when Chris and I would watch her on TV early in our marriage. We used to find comedy in the way she gushed over food and described its tastiness. I've never cooked a Julia Child recipe. I'm more of a "30 minute meals" (minus about 25 minutes) kind of gal. But, this movie made me realize I should probably cook more "real food."

The other funny thing for me was how the mother of the character, Julie, reacted to her blog. I have a feeling my mom would have the same knee-jerk reaction. My mom wouldn't be cruel like the mom in the movie. Mine just wouldn't get why I do this. That is why I haven't told her I've been doing this for the last 324 days. (She just thinks I'm addicted to the computer. True, but I'm "working" here.)

The success of the blog in the movie is what my dad would like to see for me with my blog. But, as much as I enjoy sharing every meal and parenting flub with the unknown world, I really just love the process of journaling every day. Chris told me that now he is back in the states that "I can take it down." But for now, I will keep going with this. I like that I am sticking with something for once.


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  2. I, too, like that you are keeping this blog up for a while longer. And, as I said to you before, I think you should publish this blog as a book! Many people would relate to it: moms, wives of military personnel, and people like me who enjoy reading historical non-fiction. It may be all too "in the moment" now, but as soon as an event or day is over, it is "history". Using your blog as a basis, you can turn your life into a novel(a). Look back through what you have written, heck, what you have lived--I believe it has great potential in yet another written form.

  3. I don't think you should take it down! I love to see your new projects, hear stories about how your precious kiddos are growing up, and to know that there's someone else out there that understands from a military-wife-not-living-on-a-base perspective. I admire you Celene! Tell Chris we're keeping ya! :)