Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 100 - Onions

Day 100.

In a lot of ways, the film Julie & Julia is like an onion--unassuming and kind of boring on the outside, but once you peel back the many, many layers, you discover something wondrous within, simply bursting with flavor. And with this awesome metaphor on my mind, I decided to commemorate the 100th day of the Lawrence/Julie & Julia Project by recreating the famous onion chopping scene from Julie & Julia. Happy 100th day, everyone!

Special thanks to Annie for being my Stanley Tucci and Kaitlin and Jon for taking photos. It took me 4+ hours to cut up all those onions (30 lbs. to be exact). Julie & Julia has never made me cry the way that it did today.

Also, all my dormmates hate me for making the hallway reek of onions. So I hope you enjoyed this.

We did it, guys. 100 days.


And here's some extra stuff...

Tears of joy.

Julie & Julia 
Quote of the Day: "You're being a little over-competitive, don't you think?"


  1. Day well spent, I bet.


  3. First off let me just say......Happy 100th! I started laughing the moment I saw the movie's onion scene and for a brief moment I thought "No, he didn't do what I think he did". I could not stop laughing scrolling through the rest of the pictures. This scene and the one where Paul comes home and asks "Where's my big sprig?" are the two funniest moments to me. By the way, do any of your friends watch the movie with you? Given the amount of time you have left and depending on the participation of a few others, I see many interesting posts ahead of you.

  4. Congratulations on making it this far, Lawrence!

  5. You should make a french onion soup with those onions! It's be a shame to let all those onions go to waste! Bon Appetit!

  6. Look at Meryl Streep towering over that tiny table! It kills my back just imagining.

  7. mad props for doing this. i don't know how seriously you considered your journey before you embarked, but though this is apparently no easy ship to sail, you're holding forth and that is badass. "our generation lacks commitment and work ethic" and is "too fixated on social networking and blogging and other self centric internet activities" but you are in some ways kicking both of those criticisms in the ass with themselves. as if that sentence makes any sense.
    basically: respect. which is a ridiculous thing for me to say to you because you've watched julie and julia 100 times. wow.

    bon voyage, my friend!

  8. I can't belive that you chopped so many onions! Your hands are gonna smell like onions until post 300. Congrats on your 100th post!

  9. Happy 100th Blog post Mr. Stinkfingers!

  10. Happy 100th!! I love this blog :) Keep up the good work!

  11. Happy 100th!

    ...what did you do with all of those onions? Crazy batches of French onion soup?

  12. He wants to give it to a homeless person. Creative, brilliant, AND generous.

  13. I can't imagine the smell of 30 lbs of cut up onions! Kudos!

  14. Happy 100th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. I love your blog and I love love love this post.

    Happy 100th!!

    Can't wait for the next 100 posts!!

  16. Your technique could use some massive improvement : D

    Almost 1/3rd of the way to getting your life back!

  17. Awesome job! Congrats on the big 1-0-0!!!

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