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Right out of college as a baby journalist, columnist, or whatever you might want to call me, I just wanted to be able to write and pay my exorbitant New York City rent. I freelanced for Cosmo and finally a weekly column in the newspaper AM New York (for $50 an article!). That wasn’t enough. I didn’t know what to do (no trust fund, baby), except hustle for more and better paying gigs. So I was aggressive, I crashed parties (Like the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to cover it for the Huffington Post, the crashing of which was covered by the Wahsington Post, and I did an entire series on crashing media parties for New York Magazine), broke rules, pissed people off, and generally ignored social convention. Then I posted photos of myself doing it. Not everyone enjoyed my escapades.
As a result, I’ve been banned from the Time 100 Most Influential People dinner, Northwestern Debate Camp, and the FoxNews channel. I guess I did what I thought I had to do. We all have to learn our lessons in different ways, you know?
Many of the negative comments online now revolve around the (increasingly accurate) fact that I can’t seem to maintain a relationship. And of course (of course!), my physical appearance. I’ve read that I have stumpy, tree-like fat legs, fat sausage fingers, a fat bloated face, fat… well, fat everything. Just fat in general. And old. They say things like, “She looks 48!” But I’m sure that will seem young in a few years, so they’ll probably up it to 83 soon enough.
As I said in this episode, there are some days I would love to just push a giant delete button on everything I’ve ever written or posted on the internet so I could slink away into anonymity. It turns out that’s not an option, so I figured: why not go in the other direction? (Thus this show.) It can’t get any worse, can it? (Um, please don’t prove me wrong.)
Julia! I love watching you on the show the most out of the other two women. I think it's because I feel like I can relate to you. I'm currently a sophomore in college and I'm planning on becoming a journalist. I've made up my mind that after I graduate from college I'm moving to LA because literally NOTHING happens in Virginia. When Is saw that you too decided to make the move for journalistic reasons, I had no choice but to connect with you! I look forward to seeing you evolve on the show! Best of luck with everything! :)
I just have to say....after watching the show and reading your blog, you are remarkably like my both my best friend and I combined. You have Laura's crazy dating life (mine is nonexistent at the moment) and my quirky, awkward, sweetness that I literally feel like I am watching my best friend and I on TV!
What is there not to love about Julia?! She's genuine and relatable. The tutu's are only a plus. While I can relate to Julia in several aspects, including but not limited to: her shitzu Lilly, making every mistake possible, occasionally reeking of dating desperation, blah, blah, blah, her close relationship with her grandmother resinates most closely to me. I was raised with a similar bond to my grandmother, who has been very ill recently. Julia, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a lovely addition to the first episode, and I was hoping to see more of her. I love the aphorism, "let it unfold" and will be borrowing during a transitional time between dropping out of law school and "frantically worrying...what I [am] going to do with my career [and] where I [will] live [and] whether my life [will] EVER work out." Best wishes, darling!
I am sure you accepted this blind date to be able to write about it on your column because right away you questioned him as if you were conducting an interview. It was not a normal conversation where you could learn about each other. Usually the rule is not to kiss on the first date and there is a reason for that rule. Of course I may be old fashion but when a woman is too aggressive, too fiesty and too anxious to kiss. When he refused to kiss you on the lips and directed you to the cheek was a message. The topic of not kissing should have been dropped. Another post indicated he was probably on the date to get on camera and perhaps had a girlfriend. Anyway, the next time you go out on a date with someone you really want to get to know start off without the interview questions about dating. Good luck with the series.
nice way to circumvent all of the criticism that you know you're going to hear about your horrendous manners, abhorrent behavior and outright lies about your being a dating columnist.