Raise your hand if you have seen the movie “Julie & Julia.” (My hand is up, a couple of times.) Let’s be real, it’s not the best movie ever, but it is super cute in the girly movie kinda way. To summarize: the “lost” twenty-something is looking for something bigger and better outside of her cubicle where she has little control over her job. The well established, hilarious adult is just looking for something more, even if she doesn’t quite fit the mold. Add a cute guy, a blog, a couple living lobsters, a few witty comments and you have quite the chick flick. Need a refresher? Watch the clip below!
As I was rewatching this movie last weekend on the channel infamous for cheesy drama, Lifetime, I found myself relating to Amy Adam’s character quite a few times. You know… things like how her circle of friends is beginning to change, how her boyfriend thinks she is slightly crazy for doing a blog, and how she loves to spend time in the kitchen even though sometimes it feels like yet another job. My favorite part of her blogging adventure is when she gets her first comment from a reader. *Spoiler Alert* …that reader turned out to be her mother! (Apparently I am not the only one who feels like comments from mothers are great, but they just don’t count for some reason!) This scene is later followed up with her jumping for joy because she has a real comment and real followers.
For some silly reason reader comments on my blog just make me absolutely giddy! No offense to my mom, my friends, and my family, but especially comments from strangers! That means someone has found my little plot of cyberspace and actually took some time to read what I had to say! AMAZING!
Last weekend I was at a friend’s house when my iPhone alerted me that I had a comment. I almost dismissed it, figuring it was my mom, surfing the internet on a friday night and commenting on my latest project. To my surprise, I did not recognize the name! A stranger! A real life stranger! Woooooo! I read the comment, pondered it a bit, then realized it was my boyfriend’s friend just leaving a smart aleck comment. Sigh. Not quite a stranger, but the silver lining? He’s still someone outside of my family! (Thank’s Patrick!)