Saturday, May 28, 2011


Julie Powell the civil servant working in New York during the aftermath of the 911 disaster was a self-diagnosed non-completer of her dream to be a published author. Her husband suggested that she simply blog, and thus she would be instantly published! Her personal goal was to blog for 365 days on her chosen topic of FOOD, as was finely defined by Julia Childs. Julie the blogger is now a published author with a movie about her journey by cooking 524 recipes in Julia's french cookbook. A great movie about two REAL people - "Julie & Julia" intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Julie Powell is a real person who wrote an online journal (BLOG) documenting her vow to cook all the way through Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, 524 recipes in 365 days. Julie Powell remains married to a patient man. Together, they make just about enough money to live above a pizza parlor in Queens. With a PAYPAL link, fans of the BLOGGER help pay for the groceries! With a perfect Julia accent, Meryl Streep creates an uncanny version of the tall 6'2" inch Julia Child. An Oscar winning perfomance by Meryl indeed, she packs on pounds to grow into the larger than life personality that changes the world! Stanley Tucci, stands at 5'8" as Julia's diplomat, adoring husband. Their love for one another in real life pours through this academy award winning movie! Amy Adams plays the single minded Julie who is obsessed with her project to complete her goal within 365 days. Determined, she works all day and blog/cooks all night dominates her married life. The dinner bell at the Powell household rang well after midnight. The film, was brilliantly directed flip flops from Paris to Queens between yesterday and today. Meryle asks "WHAT IS IT THAT I DO WELL?" Her husband replies wittingly " dear eat!" Good cuisine shaped their lives and marriages. Delectable recipes prepared and served, however though your mouth will not water during the show, I am certain tears of laughter will flow. Mr Childs tastes a dish and gushes over the taste and dare of his darling. The zeal and the joy of Julia, the joy of cooking, is inspirig! Viva le France, and entertain in your casa! Watch Julia and plan a JOY OF COOKING theme party where everyone wears an apron! Refresh yourself by renting this movie! Julia Child is a rarity, unequalled, a legend for TOP CHEFS to admire! An American woman who studied haute cuisine at a French school for professional chefs, and dazzled them all with her vim, vigor and style!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Your cell phone "saldo" (balance) always has an expiration date of 60 days. However, when you re-charge your air time, your expired saldo comes back. Telcel Amigo cards are sold in many places. Buy in 100-peso increments to add to your Telcel number. At the time you add the new quantity of air time, your cell will tell you exactly when your new saldo (balance) expires. By adding only 30 pesos at a time, anything less than 100 pesos does NOT give you the full 60-day expiration date. If you have more air time on your phone than you need, you can always give to anyone who has Telcel service. Send up to 100 pesos at a time, as many times as you like. Send a text message like this: telephone number: 33134567890 100 (phone asks what # to send to? TYPE: 7373 and hit send) STEP ONE: Enter the cell of the person you are gifting air time, space, quantity. For example: 33134567890 100. Your "saldo" air time balance is only lost for ever if you fail to put 100 pesos or more on the phone within each 60 day period. Your expiry date will be 60 days from the date of the deposit. Telcel will text message you offering double the time that day for deposits of 100 pesos or more - that's usually when I top up, providing that offer date is somewhat close to the end of my 60 day period. MY WALMART USA PHONE by TMOBILE sells a MEXICO chip to insert. There is a WALMART in Chapala to purchase a SIM CHIP which allows me to be connected at $1.25 per minute according to TMOBILE. CHEAPER to BUY a prepaid Mexican SIM to use within Mexico to call within Mexico. TELCEL: Services Emergency Calls Dialing 112. 365 days a year, 24 hrs a day. Bilingual Assistance (English / Spanish). SMS Customer Service From: Mexico (55) 25 81 33 00 or from U.S.A. 1 888 350 40 35