I went see Julie & Julia last night with Michelle. I hope Meryl Streep wins an Oscar for her amazing performance as Julia Child. The Julie Powell character was a bit annoying at times though, and her story line wasn’t nearly as interesting as Julia’s. They could have probably made an entire movie based on Julia Child’s life alone. Nevertheless, I recommend the film.
The cringe-worthy Cobb salad scene where Julie Powell has lunch with her friends made me strangely homesick for NY. The depiction of Julie’s shamelessly ambitious, cell phone-tethered friends was pretty-right on. They represent all that is terrible yet strangely charming about NYC (or maybe it’s just because I’ve been away for the too long).
Watching all that French food being made and eaten on the big screen piqued our appetite, so I busted out the iPhone and found Le Charm French Bistro in SoMa. The restaurant is a charming, old-school French bistro, with a very reasonably-priced $30 three-course dinner prix fixe. I had the French onion soup, a seafood bourride, and the strawberry tart for dessert. Yum!
One more week to go for my ccLearn internship. The rest of the ccLearn crew will be in Vancouver next week for the Open Education Conference, while I will be sticking around SF wrapping things up and documenting my work. Then back to NYC next Friday.