Saturday, February 6, 2010

Six Word Saturday

Julie & Julia: Please, Me Next!

Ok, before I say anything else about my Six Word Saturday, I feel that I must put another link to my 100th post, where I have my first Giveaway!

Alrighty, so I'm sitting here at 2:52 in the morning, watching Julie & Julia and blogging, instead of doing something productive like, you know, sleeping.

Four days of working late and no sleep later, I'm watching the scene where she has an utter breakdown on the kitchen floor, just as that guy from the Christian Science Monitor calls, wanting to do an interview. And I feel as though I'm at that stage where I'm broken down on the floor. (Only it would take a really terrible breakdown for me to willingly sit on that floor.)

But the hope I get from that is the fact that she did get a breakthrough moment. Just when things were the worst they could ever be, when Julie was covered in stuffing and raw chicken, sobbing on the floor, she got a phone call, a call that gave her hope, that renewed her sense of purpose, and strengthened her resolve.

And if you've seen the movie, you'll know that the interview didn't quite turn out the way that she was expecting. She was hoping for a book deal (aren't we all), and it didn't quite happen. Well, at least not then. (I mean hello, this is a movie based on a true story. Clearly something turned out right for Julie in the end.)

So perhaps I'm still just in the kitchen. Maybe I haven't even dropped the chicken yet (oh God please say that isn't so). But perhaps I'm still just waiting for my phone call.

I'm just sitting here on the floor (metaphorically), waiting for my breakthrough, my Julie & Julia moment.

Bring it on.


  1. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest from one insomniac to another! [4:29am here]
    I was just about to say, my life in 6 words right now would be "too much pregnant; too little sleep". :)

    I remember the Julie & Julia blog, but didn't know they'd made a movie about it. I guess that's one I'll look for whenever I sign back up for Netflix.

  2. It's been one of those weeks for a lot of us. Waiting for the phone call and hoping the chicken has dropped. If it hasn't dropped I'm in trouble because I don't think I'll be able to get through that on my own. Loved that movie, I can relate to so much of it :)

    Whatever you're going through will pass, and you'll be ok. It's just the waiting that feels like it's going to kill us.

    Happy 6WS

  3. I'm a newbie on, I'm not sure exactly what it's all about. Things in life have no explanations sometimes and whatever it will soon be on the back burner for you!!

    Happy Saturday...
    My very first Six Words is posted today. I'm glad I found y'all!! [and from your little note above the comment form...I can't say that my comment is extraordinary...LOL]

    Come on over if you wish

  4. I haven't seen it - and now you're making me want to see it!

  5. ~loved the movie...may your breakthrough come soon and a little sleep too...brightest blessings and happy 100th posts~

  6. I hope you soon get some sleep. I have never seen the movie.

  7. Please don't take this wrong I'm just asking.

    Have you ever thought about answering some of the comments people leave?

  8. Alex, most people answer comments in e-mail form. You know, the comment also comes to your inbox, then you reply with an email. It's awesome. I am a new woman since I added an email address to my blog!

    Anyway... I think the long winter gets a lot of us down on the kitchen floor... I loved that movie, too, even though I'm not a cook. It was all about the blog for me. Truly inspiring. haha, only a blogger would say that about Julie and Julia... :D

  9. Heard..but didn't watch....I'm behind! Thanks for sharing! And who is this Alex Guy?!:) Weird!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  10. OH I hear ya and I loved that movie.. You can tell she has no kids lol, or she wouldn't have set on that floor .

  11. Awww...I saw the movie and know exactly what part you are talking about. I sure hope you get your moment soon!! *hugs*

    Happy 6WS!!

  12. Man, I really want to see that movie. It's been on my list for, like, a year. Okay, maybe not that long. But, still...I hope you get to feeling better. It's been one of those weeks for me, as well.

  13. Just stopping by to wish you a happy SITS sharefest day! Hope your Saturday night is fantastic!

  14. I enjoyed the movie, but I have to say I would have really enjoyed seeing more of Meryl playing Julia.

    Happy 6WS!

  15. What I really wanted to say was I would love to hear your replies to the comments. You have such great wit.

  16. I'm gonna get on that email thing as soon as I get a chance to go through my settings.

  17. I've been on the floor. I'm not having quite the "making it" breakthrough but I'm feeling a bit enlightened at the moment. It might not be trussed duck levels of success, but it's something.

    Thanks for playing 6WS!


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