So The Facebook tricked me into revealing my name to sign up for it, even though I thought I could sign up just under my blog’s name… Or it might be my fault, since I’ve got a low level competence on the Alan Turingmobile…

how I feel about this

And not the George Orwell who was portrayed opposite Lucy Honeychurch in 1997’s A Merry War by Richard E Grant of L.A. Story and Withnail and I and even Francis Ford Coppola’s misbegotten but visually sumptuous in spite of Kenanu Reeve’s and Jude Law’s ex-wife’s infantile performances Bram Stoker’s Dracula

…but by this George Orwell who looks like a slightly more haberdashed version of the creepy homeless man who giggles at me whenever I walk by his perch upon the defunct Wells Fargo ATM machines at Sunset and Vine:

Yes, I suppose I eventually have to find my way into the 21st century, but I’d hoped to do it on my own terms, and not to be dragged there like Blanche DuBois at the end of A Streetcar Named Desire

“I’ve always depended upon the kindness of strangers.”

“What have I done, sweet Jesus, what have I done?”

About What would Julia do?

Being timid and meek like Dorothy Gale, I have surprised myself by starting this blog. But a few people have suggested I do so, so there it is. I love to eat and I love to drink, so although this blog could be about almost anything I choose to type, there's likely to be a lot about what you put in your mouth. Why the title? Anyone who knows me knows my reverence for Julia Child. I don't think it's hyperbolic to say that our country's interest in the culinary arts would be all but non-existent but for Her. I would not attempt to count the number of people who have cited Her influence in their lives and careers. What Atticus Finch is to lawyers, Julia Child is to the cook, be s/he servantless or professional. Honesty demands me to say that it is not simply Her advocacy of GOOD FOOD that has immortalized her; She had the happy circumstance of coming into her own at a time when media was in her favour. We can all be thankful for that. I would name Julia Child as the patron saint of second starts, but I'm a happy heretic. Julia's dogma goes beyond the kitchen: She has famously stated that "[y]ou've got to have the courage of your convictions..." Her statement applies as equally to any part of one's life as it does to flipping a potato gallette. I will conclude by noting I have my own personal trinity of Js--Julia, Judy Garland, and Joanna Rowling. Please refer back to that part about my being a happy heretic.
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