Thursday, May 18, 2006

I have arrived.

Turns out I was an answer on Jeopardy a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what the question was, but still....

If anyone manages to get their hands on a recording, I would love to see it. This is history, people!


Blogger LovelyGwen said...

I am sorry I missed your Jeopardy question! But, I wanted to thank you for the joy both your blog and your book have given me. If I ever feel down, I just randomly pick an archive of Julie/Julia and cheer right up! Also, you basically inspired my husband & I to put the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on our NetFlix queue. Now, deep into season 5, I cannot thank you enough.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Bri Ana said...

I know one of the writers for jeopardy (*know* being used loosely here - it's a party-aquantance relationship)so I'll see if I score a tape if not a transcript for you, cookie.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Holy Cow! That is one honorable distinction. I miss that show. I'm also waiting for your book. It's getting to me through a parental visit to the Continent this August. I can't wait!

2:19 AM  
Blogger luxtpt said...

I just finished the last page of your book which was great! (the whole thing, not just the last page) I'd never heard of the blog or the book until I was looking around Amazon UK for something new to read and your book popped up. The thing that made me enjoy it so much is because I self-centeredly (not an actual word, GW Bush, so don't use it in a speech, please) think that you are a crazy me. I mean that in a very complimentary way. The crazy part, for me, is only that you were actually able to finish the project. It is the kind of thing I would start and quit after 3 days. The small (and inevetibly tedious) comparisons I could make are quite numerous. But the only one I will share is that, I too obsessively look for small time actors who make it into bigger shows/movies (I don't have the benefit of living in NYC, so I can't watch them on stage, only in off beat low budget movies). And that the example you make in your book is about Joss Wheadon's Firefly, one of the most tragic losses to television, I must say and a current obsession of mine and my husband's- whom I started dating at 18 and married in 1997 (we're now both 31) and who always cleans up after me after I've made a disaster in the kitchen. Okay, so I had to slip a couple extra things in there, but anyway, enough of me! My congratulations and best wishes- I'm hoping your courage will rub off on me so that I attempt to make some of the more unusual choices out there (at the moment, I'll eat most anything, but making it is a little tougher...) Right, sorry for a OTT post, I was just so enthused after the book, I thought I'd write one myself. Take care!!

2:16 PM  
Blogger luxtpt said...

BTW, forgot to mention I'm posting from Luxembourg. You'll find us on the border between Belgium, France and Germany (thought I'd be helpful). If you thought we were on the border of Switzerland and Austria, that's Lichtenstein!

2:26 PM  
Blogger strawberryfool said...

Initially, I was drawn to your book because I noticed that it had a silly egg wisk on the cover identical to the one I own (who makes these things?)... but upon reading the subtitle and the back cover, I was curious to actually read further. Since then, I have been approached by many while reading it (at the local coffee shop), to comment on their thoughts on it and that they went ahead and purchased MtAoFC because of it, etc. and since finishing it, have also recommended it to many. You have the gift of making us laugh out loud even when no one else is around! (...and I love to laugh!) Anyone who can do that is worth talking to others about...thanks!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

How cool!

Any idea what the "answer" was?

8:39 AM  
Blogger katel said...

Hi Julie
I have just finished reading your book and loved it. Being from New Zealand I laughed when you talked about how expensive a leg of lamb was except if you lived in NZ. I just bought a leg of lamb. It weighed 2.5kg and cost NZD30. Translated that would be 5.5lb at a cost of USD18.60. I think that expensive by NZ standards. How does it compare in the US?

3:27 PM  
Blogger Melissa Sin Claire said...

Dear Julie --

I have no idea what the question was on Jeopardy, but I do know that you are the answer for a lot of us who are forced to spend our days in indentured servitude.

Keep up the good work and write!

And remember JK Rowling was on the dole when she was writing Harry Potter. And you have an even bigger gift -- you know how to make people laugh. Even through tears.

3:59 PM  
Blogger jonandray said...

A simple Google search does the trick - check it out!

I was happy to see a new blog - I came across the old one by accident & lurked for ages. Felt like I was reading my own life at times (except a lot less meat in mine). Congratulations on the book and associated fame & fortune.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Allentime said...

Jeopardy, that's Great! Even I know the answer to that one..."who is a woman with a ropy neck who's had too many glamour treatments and wouldn't know a Boeuf Bourguignon if it was dropped on her f**king head??"

Loving the book and can't wait to make Fricadelles de Veau a la Nicoise!

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