Thursday, February 21, 2013

Eat Pray Love Showdown - Me vs. Julia

We took a bike tour through Ubud the other day and all I could think about was Julia Roberts, circa the Eat Pray Love era, which was also filmed in Ubud, Bali.

I kept shouting back at The Dizzle, "I'm SO Julia Roberts right now, just look at me!"
...all the while coasting along on my mountain bike.

The Dizzle quickly shut down my Julia comparison by pointing out the large sweat spots on my ass...

Yeah, okay, fine. I'm sure Julia never got butt sweat. So I'll give her that point.

And I know, I know, she had her very own Ketut, too. AKA the really old, but really cute, Balinese man that showed her the meaning of life and what not.

I may not have met my own Ketut, but I did have my very own Komang...who was probably a third of Ketut's age.
Did he show me the meaning of life? Well, no.
But he did ride around with us and point out rice fields and small villages!

So there.

Also, Komang was pretty bad ass.
He had zero fears for ginormous spiders.

Unlike me...

I have this thing about that I just don't like them.
And I honestly thought no one liked them...until I met our bike guide. He was all about them.

Regardless of my reaction to said spider, did you see Julia ever touch a spider whilst in Bali? 
I didn't think so.

Moving on.

Back to Julia. So yea, she gets points for ending up with sexy Javier Bardem in the movie...

But I've already got my sexy BaliDizzle and it didn't take a year of soul searching to find him.

Plus... he wears sexy lop-sided helmets too.

So, alright. I may not be the beautiful Julia Roberts. BUT...I still had myself an amazing and unforgettable time riding through the villages of Ubud, hanging out with a true Balinese man kid, and exploring more of Bali with my love.

So I'll call it a win.

Happy Thursday!


P.S. Get in on this GINORMOUS group giveaway I've got going on!

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  1. EAT PRAY LOVE? YESSSS!!! My vote is on Balidizzle over Javier, for reals. And I'm sure the only reason Julia didn't get butt sweats is because she probably only rode that bike for .5 seconds.

  2. worst video ever. i have that sick creepy crawly feeling all over me now. i cannot even believe you took that picture of all of them. i would vom and run haha

  3. You are like soooooo Julia Roberts ... With a tan, chinky eyes, and swamp ass booty shorts! Funny how I've been reading your blog and hear your "voice" through your writing in my head but since you've been posting videos, I now really know what your voice sounds like! Kinda had an "awwww, she sounds so cayute in real life" moment haha! (weird blogger comment)

  4. whoa those are huge spiders! you totally win this round, i don't remember Julia ever going near one. and for the record other than his sexy accent, Javier isn't all that great looking to me. just saying.


    Oh my freakin' hay! I just got the worst heebie jeebies ever looking at those pictures and watching you get so close to it. You are the bravest ever. Julia has nothing on you. There's no way that she'd get that close to a spider after a full year of soul searching.

    You're the queen!

  6. Ohhh my goodness, that spider is TERRIFYING! Go you for even touching it!

  7. Looks like a great time!! Its so beautiful!!

  8. most definitely a win.

    i can't imagine letting that thing crawl all over me. ugh. that was huge and chubby and disgusting. i'm sort of brave with tiny baby spiders but that thing was like 2 lbs.

  9. looks so beautiful! glad your having fun xo

  10. Absolutely love this! I am so jealous :)

    Eat, Pray, Love is one of my favorite movies, and I have just recently read the book.

    Thanks for sharing!


  11. If Bali is filled with those huge spiders, I'm totally crossing it off my list of places I'd like to visit. Ughdkgsghslghh!

  12. You guys are so adorable and that damn spider is ginormous!!!

  13. Holy crap that spider was so big! I am still getting the creepies just thinking about it! That is so scary! ahhh! Such fun pictures! Especially the butt sweat! Hahaha!


    Holy geez. Those photos are so gorgeous.

  15. That spider is crazy big and totally giving me the heeby jeebies!!! I like you more than Julia Roberts :)

  16. AHHHHHHH!!! I am definitely going to need to scrub my brain to release the imaged of thosr spiders. NOOOO.

  17. Oh the swass - used to happen all the time in Gabon. So embarrassing!

    (I wouldn't have gotten any where near as close to that spider - I consider you brave!)

  18. Those spiders! humongous! Bali is beautiful!

  19. Your reaction to GINORMOUS spider (holy hell!!) = my reaction to snakes. Except that you were super calm and I freak the F out! Bali is so lush...I want!

  20. This is so funny! Loved reading this post! After watching that movie, I sooo wanted to go to Bali and do my own little "discover myself" adventure. Except I'd probably come home with an added 10lbs

  21. I would have FREAKED about the spider, how did he not get bitten?!! I think you're totally pulling off the Julia look! :)

  22. OH MY GAWD! That spider!!!! That's all I can say.

  23. You are BRAVE! I never would have touched the spider lol

  24. I love everything about this post!

    Perhaps Balidizzle the most hahaha I don't even know why I'm still hysterically laughing!

  25. I always thought that Eat, Drink, Love would be a far better story that Eat, Pray, Love. Maybe you're living the much more fun story than Julia???

  26. this is awesome !! bali is easily the most beautiful place ive ever been.....glad you loved it!!!!

  27. hahahaha! is it weird the sweat stains totally just made my day? So real. Bali look so beautiful! lucky ducky :)

  28. Mad props for touching the spider, so huge!
    Makes me want to re read the book again.

    Bonnie Rose | The Compass Rose

  29. Love that comparison photo at the beginning - haha!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    The Hartungs Blog

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