Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This Could Mean Trouble

I just started reading Julia Child's My Life in France, and this clearly spells DANGER. With a capital "Duh."
My Life in France
I'm only on page 13, and I'm already wanting, craving, yearning to go to France and eat my way into a coma. Specifically, to return to Paris. Two days is not long enough to explore this beautiful city, especially when you have a jetlagged toddler in tow. (However, Ian did fall completely in love with the Eiffel Tower for the next six months of his life.) (True story: I have a photo of Ian sitting in his stroller in the Louvre museum, within spitting distance of the Mona Lisa. Is he gazing into the inscrutable face of La Giaconda? Is he noticing the swarm of Japanese tourists who are -- no lie -- videotaping the painting? No. He is fully absorbed in his giant board book of bulldozers and earthmovers.)

Did you see Julie & Julia ? Did you love it? (I pretty much did.) From what I've read so far, this book is way more fraught with peril. Don't read it if you're trying to: 1)slim down or 2) curb your travel cravings.

My problem is more the latter. Please send tickets to Paris or professional help.

(Send the help engraved on the newest model of a iRobot 530 Roomba Vacuuming Robot. You know, one of those nifty vacuuming gadgets that just works its way around your floor under its own power.)

Thank you.


Naomi said...

I too love, love, love Julie & Julia. And I also get very hungry for fine dining while I am watching.

Stephanie said...

You're cute. My mother tells me that on our trip to Paris, I stood gazing up at the Eiffel Tower and said dreamily, "I'm in Paris. I'm 12 years old and I am in Paris."

KTG said...

Reading Julie and Julia made me want to make beef bourginon immediately.Thanks for the recommendation I have My Life in France one on my shelf, going to make a fun weekend read!

Bear Creek Mama said...

Oh you make me laugh!

I so know all those Japanese tourists - it's truly crazy - for real - videotaping?

Am I the ONLY one who watched Julie & Julia and said, "So what?" afterwards? I'm all about good food, but entire movie? Really.

Julie said...

Very funny post, I too am getting terribly travel cravings to go on a family vaca to Europe. They seem to get worse every day. Is it contagious?