Friday, November 13, 2009
I recently finished the book Julie and Julia by Julie Powell (really good book but lots of swearing, all food leads to sexual allusions and she really has it in for Republicans). For those of you unfamiliar with the plot, Julie starts a blog detailing her attempts to cook her way through Julia Child's famous cookbook in one year. She gets a pretty decent blog following, is written up in newspapers, makes guest appearances on shows, and eventually writes this book which then turned into a movie of the same title. When she gets to the section of the cookbook for lamb, a friend suggests she put up a Paypal money contribution link on her blog so that her readers can help fund the purchasing of lamb she needs in order to complete this section of the cookbook. And it worked. Wouldn't that be awesome of we could all do that, and it would work? Don't you all want me to go on a Caribbean cruise, or buy a new bookshelf, or print a blurb.com book of my family blog?