Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Progressing Apace

So here I am in London. So far it's been quite nice.

The first night I got drunk in the schmancy lounge of my schmancy hotel. Jake Gyllenhaal smiled at me, and Matt Dillon talked to me about something I can't remember while eating a miniature bin of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. (He was eating the ice cream. I was sticking with martinis, which might be why I can't remember what he was talking about.) David Strathairn was supposedly somewhere about, but I never saw him.

Then I went to Bath and had a fabulous time with Hannah and James and dyed a blue streak in my - to match my language, I suppose.

Tonight I'm going to schmancy book launch party. Heath Ledger is supposed to be there. Though if you were Heath Ledger, ,would you go to my book launch party? I'd much rather it were David Strathairn rumored to be there. Ah well.

People in London like me, in part, I think, because they don't know Julia Child from adam. Nobody thinks I'm making her spin around in her grave, which is sort of relief.

Oh, and I forgot my toiletries. I just brushed my hair, blue streak and all, with a toothbrush. It was clean. Kind of.


Blogger jen said...

Yay! So I got your book for Christmas and loved it! So much so, that when I was about 50 pages into it I made my roommate go out and buy it so we could talk about it without me having to lend it to her and wait for her to finish it. Selfish, yes, but I'm ok with that.

Anyway, I'm not a London-based fan which makes me replying to this entry random and irrelevant, but again, I'm ok with that. Hope you get to run into Giles while in merry old England (and if you do tell him Jen in NJ says hi! and that he rocked out in Once More With Feeling).

Have fun in London and have a safe trip back! :)

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Blogger Brian Eden said...

Check out the London River Cafe while you're over there. I bought their cookbook and so far everything I've made from it has been killer. Maybe I should do a 365 days, every recipe from the London River Cafe project. Or not. I guess it's kind of been done. Either way, seems like the food there is great and if I ever went to London, I'd definitely try to check it out. So I'll just have to live vicariously through you. Or your blog.

PS - love the book.

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Blogger trailingbuffalo said...

London [sigh]. Just about my favorite city in the whole world, except for the food, which I found to be incredibly bland. But that was way back in 1986, so maybe they actually use seasonings these days. But otherwise, what a wonderful place! And I can't say enough about BATH -- so beautiful and charming!

Being a civilized country, they DO sell toiletries there, so drop in at the nearest drug store so you won't continue to have hair in your teeth from using your toothbrush on your coiffure. LOL!!


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Blogger Chloe said...

got to get your book via Amazon. they don't sell it here. But i read a few things about it in British marie claire and am amazed.

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Blogger phil313 said...

Julie, I'm a great fan of your book. I only wish I were there from the beginning. Good luck, and enjoy your book tour.

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