Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday miscellany.

It’s been a genuinely swell (but extremely hot) day here. After Sam left for work I parked myself in front of the TV, rolled a mountain of coins and watched an interesting array of movies, including Julie & Julia, Night Train to Munich and Secrets of the French Police.

In case you’re interested, Julie & Julia is an adorable film (a true story) about a blogger named Julie Powell who writes about cooking her way through Julia Child’s book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in one year’s time. Blended into the movie is a parallel story from Julia Child’s memoir about her married life in Paris after World War II and how she learned to cook at Le Cordon Bleu, with Meryl Streep doing a dead-on imitation that’s almost better than the original. And you also get to see a whole lot of beautiful food. I love beautiful food. All of a sudden I have an urge to buy a pound of butter.

Incidentally, the temperature in Dallas hit 99° today and it’s still spring. It’s so hot here your shoes stick to the pavement. Seriously.

I’m pleased to introduce a new and thrilling (okay, maybe not so thrilling) Howdygram feature! Please study the photo below and let me know if you can guess who this old man is. You can either send me an email or post a comment. (Here’s a little hint for you: STUDY HIS FACE CAREFULLY ... he was once a popular child star.)
I desperately need a very large glass of ice tea. Thank you for stopping by.


Lisa said...

Is that the guy who played "Bud" on Father Knows Best??

Marcy said...

Holy cow, Lisa. YOU GOT IT. Mazel tov! I'm completely impressed and I know Sam will be, too, although he’s still sleeping and probably won’t want to hear this news until after sunrise. xoxo.

Lisa said...

Cool! He hasn't aged too well but his eyes are still the same! I can still see young Bud in there!!