Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Home again home again, jiggity jog....

First best thing about returning to New York - being able to speak to your cab driver like an adult of average intelligence.

Second best thing about returning to New York - dogs, cats, and husbands I don't have to wash my hands with anti-bacterial soap after touching.

Third best thing about returning to New York - my bartenders!

Least best thing about returning to New York - what the apartment looks like once I'm half done with unpacking.


Blogger tina said...

Welcome home then! Do you find that your bartenders require antibacterial soap? :) The apartment will take care of itself in it's own time. Enjoy being home, go do something selfishly American/New Yorker and just have a good old fashioned wallow in it!

9:01 AM  
Blogger A said...

Julie/Julia, I know I am far behind the curve on finally, FINALLY reading your book. I am so obsessed with it that I am risking being late for work this morning because I can't stop reading your book/eating. I'm a writer too and I asked my agents who owned the options on your book. They told me nice try but too late -- Nora friggin' Ephron? That is exceptionally cool. I look forward to reading more from you. Your writing is pretty much carrying me through this summer. -Anna

10:12 AM  
Blogger Lulu said...

welcome home!
lisa, k-rad & max

8:13 AM  
Blogger blackbird said...

Welcome home -
thought I'd send you this link...

2:43 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...


I am just finishing up your book. It had me laughing out loud. I felt that you were a kindred spirit in that I, too, am a disgruntled secretary dreaming of bigger, better things. I have always said that I wanted to cook every recipe in my fav cookbook, dislike (okay, hate) eggs when they are not disguised, and drop the "f" word more often than I should.

My poor husband will now (finally) have to suffer through some strange shit that I intend on making.

Thank you for being inspired by Julia and thereby inspiring me.


7:41 AM  
Blogger bp said...

heloo julie, i am half way through your funny and entertaing book. i am enjoying it immensely and have been inspired tio even cook something yummy for myself. how are the cats? thanks bronte

10:26 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...


My wife loved, LOVED your book. I'd like to get her an autographed copy of your book with an inscription from you alongside a copy of the "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" for her 30th b-day on August 9th.

Is there a way for you and I to email privately and coordinate this? I can paypal you for the book and your shipping costs and I would look like a hero. If this is possible, please send me an email at:



6:00 AM  
Blogger The Fine Family said...


Just finished "the book". Loved every second of it. I am going on 30, a stay at home mom, and loved what you said about "joy". I hate to say I cried, but I did. Thanks for spreading your joy. I hope there is more to come-- E. Fine

1:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hi Julie! Just wanted to tell you I loved the article about your "rubber chicken" wedding reception. Found the article this weekend while reading my MIL's magazines. You are one of my favorites, can't wait for your next project!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...


Welcome home! I've visited New York a few times and I must say, every time I left I felt as if I was leaving a part of myself behind.

I finished reading your book a few months ago. It was incredibly entertaining and an inspiring read. I really enjoyed your writing style.

Best to you and enjoy the city!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Scott Lemieux said...

I'm just impressed that you're already half unpacked; I suspect my full suitcases will be making me feel guilty for quite awhile...

8:42 PM  
Blogger Viknomore said...

Julie -
Like most of the bloggers I just finished your book as well. I also checked out your fun information about your trip to Buenos Aires and it looks amazing - especially the food. Enjoy the luxuries of home. Whenever I get back from a trip I go through food withdrawal (chocolate crossaints, gelato, wine, cheese, olives, they all taste better somewhere else).

2:26 PM  
Blogger jazzlady said...

Hi Julie - I picked up your book on a recent business trip (wanting something entertaining to read between meetings) and was utterly entranced by it. Then my daughter told me it was "real" (ie not a work of fiction) and gave me the link through to here. Thank you for the project, thank you for inspiring me to cook more good things for myself (I live alone), most of all thank you for your honesty and wonderful sense of delight in the joys of cooking and sharing with others. I'll revisit this blog (I'm new to blogging, I must admit) and look forward to catching up with your continuing adventures. I live in Australia, but one day I intend to visit NY, go to the MOMA and the Guggenheim, worship in front of the Rothkos, eat in some delis, see what Queens is like .....

4:07 PM  
Blogger mexicanakay said...

Just finished reading your book. I gave it to a friend for her birthday. Best thing about giving books to really good friends is that they loan them to you to read later. Your book made me laugh and cry and be very glad it was you doing the recipes for kidneys and liver.

5:50 PM  
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