Ever since I was a kid and passed the time watching her on PBS making delicious looking food, I have been a big fan of Julia Child. So I would like to join in the rest of the Internet who is celebrating what would have been her 100th Birthday, by thanking her for turning me on to some great food and by doing so in an entertaining way. Your passion for what you did was contagious, even to a young kid.
If you interested in learning more about Julia, I can suggest Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz. I just finished it and found it enjoyable and educational.