OK, so my "Metrocard Dance" was not the "smoothest," but I was having fun with Bethenny and her friends. . .even if she thought I was awkward.
I was glad she invited me out with her and her friends. And let's all be real. . .I needed a night out!
Skating With the Stars -- Yes, at first it did give me heart palpitations. How would we get it all done? How can we do it all? I have come to the conclusion that things will never slow down with Bethenny. It will always be busy, and as soon as I accept that, we can do anything.
I loved ice skating growing up. I used to go at least two times a week. I even had a little neon yellow skirt that I wore and white fitted skates that I got at a garage sale. I couldn't wait for Bethenny to take the ice! She was so excited picking out her skates, and Jake and I couldn't help giggling at her in the background. Not many people have a chance to live their childhood dream later in life. . .
I loved seeing Jake and Bethenny out together trying to find a date. Jake was hilarious and is truly one of Bethenny's great friends.
Let me tell you, I am SO glad Shawn is back and that he is planning Bethenny's 40th Birthday party!!! That means I can focus on office work, and I trust that he will do an amazing job!
You were HIGHlarious on this episode!! Though I live in MA, I do travel to NYC for business very frequently and I can TOTALLY relate to the "Metro Card" dance! It has happened to me a few times..It sucks when you swipe the card and it doesn't go through and you get snapped right back! You captured the moment perfectly with your little 'dance'..It was great to see you girls acting goofy and having FUN!!!
HI Julie! You were soooo funny last night! And being a ny'ker myself and doing plenty of girls nites, Ive had MUCH more akward moments then that! But I wasnt on camera- Thank GD!- Although- i would have probably been very entertaining! Im glad you went out with Bethanny too! It seems shes the same person at work and socially- which is very nice and rare! Ive had many bosses that were two completely diff people! I was a tad surprised on how stuck Bethanny was on her "peeps" coming and Jason not having so much say about his friends coming to her 40th.. Especially considering Jason is the social butterfly, how did she not expect him to have friends to invite? I think he is really good for her.. I feel like she is like my fiancee, and i am like Jason. She helps me see what my fiancee goes thru with his family, his friends, his anxieties, and we both have come along way- but her conversations with jason about family (esp. the 2 week rule was RITE on POINT, with me and i had to learn that its too much) anyway, i love watching you guys.. i mean the whole gang! Going to work on a monday is sometimes brutal, but at least theres some good tv on when i get home! Thanks to the whole Bethanny Frankel team!
Julie, I think you should watch yourself. I don't know if anybody noticed (it could have been editing), when you and Bethenny were walking with coffee, how she was looking at you in the red shoes (camera focused on the shoes). Another thing I noticed was when Bethanny was trying on the ice skates, you said something to her and she gave you such a look, next thing you seemed to get out of her way and sat down. It's like "stay in your lane"; you cannot do anything to outshine her. My suggestion is to always be professional, she is your employer. I don't understand why Bethenny would make you her baby's godmother. You only knew her a couple of years. What happened to her friends that she knew for many years that have children etc? Bethenny seems to like you and the nurse to be closer to her baby instead of people like Jason's parents and Jason friends, because she seems threatened to what family should be about.
Julie, I can completely see the "metro-card" move working....I have seen starting the lawn mower, elevator, escalator, and fish on the hook....I have one for you, next time try, "putting on the stiletto's"....it's a real move...
you go girl!
You are very cute, and your metro card dance was very realistic! YOU are the real sweetheart of a gem on the show, not Bethenny. She is much more a difficult diva. After every episode, I always wonder how long Jason and she will actually last. Planning the 40th birthday, where B couldn't understand why Jason would want to invite his friends, is just one more example of how self-centered she is. YOU manage to balance her persona very well...
Hi Julie, Not sure if you ever read comments on your blog. But I am hoping you do. Watching you over the last few years from RHONY to BGM?, BEA you are truly a wonderful and treasured person. I am so glad that you were the one that Bethenny chose to work for her from the very beginning. You were the perfect fit for her personality, her business, and her family. There is nothing like feeling like something meaningful and special when it comes to fulfilling purpose in your life. You are are awesome at your job. So organized, so structured, such a hard worker with an amazing work ethic. Thank goodness that you are doing what you are doing because you are enabling and empowering Bethenny to do what she does best. I just wanted you to know that it shows how hard you work, how much you care and how important of a contributor you are to her business and her family. I wish nothing but God's rich blessings upon you and your life. I pray that you will (in God's perfect timing) find that "right" guy for your life when you are ready. I got married when I was 28 and I am so glad that I waited because there is nothing like waiting until you are in the right place at the right time and being the right person. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week. Make sure you make some time for yourself inbetween all the chaos and busyness! Pedi/Mani maybe?? Take care. N
Julie the dance was not awkward - what was awkward, was how rude Bethenny and Lauren were to you. You have a lot more patience than most with what you put up with from Bethenny. It must get old always having to listen to her talk about herself. Don't sell yourself short...you are a sweet, smart, real girl and you do not deserve to have Bethenny and her friends "bully" you around. I thought they acted like high school mean girls at the club. She owes you an apology.
Julie, what are your LONG term professional goals? You seem like an intelligent, hardworking woman with a big heart. I hope that you break out, break free ;) and big time! I hope that your long term goals don't include carrying around Bethenny's bedpan--litteraly and figuratively. Think about it...
You obviously are a bright, dedicated, humble person and I'm glad Bethenny recognized your efforts with a raise. But perhaps you should be mindful about your role with her as she seems to have trouble achieving appropriate boundaries in her working relationships. Although it's important to develop warm relationships with one's employees, they shouldn't become her family nor should they become her close friends (unless the relationship started as such first.) Rarely do complicated relationships like that succeed at both for long term and there is no doubt an occasional misunderstanding between the two.
Getting drunk on the girl's outing was probably not the best thing to do. Don't get me wrong, I appreciated your attempt at the MetroCard Dance and from what I've seen of the show, anything becomes good fodder for a laugh, unless Bethenny has decided someone has stepped out of line. You just never know if that someone one day will be you, when you thought you were in "friend" mode but she thought you were supposed to be in "employee" mode.
Good luck to you and I'm glad you're sharing about yourself and not just blogging about the episode. Keep up the good work!
Julie, I loved the Metro Card dance-funny! I would keep it professional with Bethanny. It's nice to have a professional/friendship relationship, but she seems to change her mind sometimes. I would always stay one step ahead of her and stay in control. Enjoy the job and everything that comes along with it. I do enjoy the show. I think Bethanny reminds me of myself at times. I think you are awesome and she is lucky to have you in her corner. She is also lucky to have someone like you to care for her baby while she is working. All the best!
Let's not lecture Julie. I agree about Bethenny's "boundary issues" - she mentioned this herself as it relates to Gina. If she hadn't, I certainly wouldn't even speculate about this - all we see is an edited show. But as far as Bethenny changing her mind sometimes - Julie isn't Max. I don't think Bethenny is suddenly going to decide that Julie is being unprofessional and fire her. Julie and Bethenny have a different sort of relationship - clearly if Bethenny has made Julie the godmother of her child, they DO have a sort of familial relationship. Julie can be professional when she's playing the assistant role, and a friend or family member when she's in that role.
I also think that the work Julie does for Bethenny goes way beyond what we see on the show. Bethenny has created a real brand, and has entered so many different arenas (books, drinks, lectures, etc.) that surely Julie is working as a "real" professional and is getting very valuable experience. She's not always holding the "pee pot."
Also we need to keep in mind that this show is edited! We don't even know if the "look" we think Bethenny gave Julie for one thing was actually given to her for that, or if it was just a look Bethenny had on her face at some other point.
Lighten up on the advice to Julie, people!
You seem to be such a dedicated employee to Bethenny. She is lucky to have someone who is so loyal and hardworking. You are a lovely young lady and I hope your future is bright.
Julie, I think you can school just about "Everyone New" in Beth's Life. Your not over crowding, you know what to say and when to say it. You're more than her "Employee". I think if people watched your relationship with Beth, they would understand her more. One should be so lucky. I recognize youe value and contribution. Keep smiling; Love your new look!
Hi Julie. I'm usually a big fan of Bethany, but I have to agree with snowyfields on this one. I'm rooting for her, but Bethany seems to be letting the fame get to her and is getting an inflated ego. Clearly you were just trying to have fun, which was the point of the whole thing, and Bethany and her friends were just rude in return. Your playful dance was no more embarrassing than Bethany's flirting attempts the same night. I have admired you for your obvious work ethic and dedication since you appeared on RHNYC. Props to you, and I hope life takes to to even more amazing places!
God the things these couch potatos say to Julie make me crazy. She doesn't need advice from you. You don't know squat. And planting all these dreary scenarios about what Bethenny is going to do to her is crap. Julie is a keeper and Bethenny knows that. Bethenny is a good person who is always trying to be better which is probably not true of Skylar from Arizona, Miss Prim Killjoy. I know you won't print this so could you personally email it to skylarArizona killjoy? Shut the f-ck up.
I love Bethenny and I love you! You mesh well together and I hope we get to see more of you as well!
Julie!! I was laughing out loud, crying, rewinding to watch it all over again....the Metrocard dance was SO FUNNY!! I loved it! I kid you not, I busted out laughing the next day thinking about it!! You crack me up!!
Hi Julie, I think your an amazing assistant to Bethenny and I love that you can tell your a hard worker... its always nice to see someone with good work ethic getting ahead in life.
PS. Tell Bethenny I love her show, she is so real and funny but she needs to create a drink for us vodka and cranberry drinking girls. Id love to support her but unfortunately I hate Tequila. There are a lot of calories in juice.... help a sista out :)
Julie, I know Bethenny is not part of RHONY anymore, but you two have got to watch this spoof (it stars Bethenny). I found while I was trolling on youtube. I think it is hilarious and I think you will find it funny too - http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WellnessNews/kids-unhealthy-mom-works/story?id=8705773
P.S. I just loved the Metro card! I just love you too! You seem like such a sweet and down to earth person!