Julia Allison

Julia explains how she got into journalism.

on Jun 18, 20120

“Let It Unfold” is not exactly how my parents, so very fond of lists and plans, reared me. To be fair, I’m not sure why I said (in the show) my parents were “obsessed” with my love life. They’re not. They just want me to be happy, which in their mind involves a plan, which probably requires a few lists. Lists are famous in my family. We like lists. We are a list making family. (Read my column and you’ll get a better sense: “Thirteen Rules for Dealing with My Dad”)

And here is where we come to what I now see will be the defining touchstone for me on this season of Miss Advised: My 73-point checklist. Oh it’s real. It’s very real. I wrote it about two or three years ago, when I finally reached the point in my dating life when I was done with -- how shall I put this delicately? F---ing around.

The truth is, the checklist is quite thoughtful, although, through the magic of television, it does seem to be a bit shallow. I mean, a fast sexy car? Eh. I could probably compromise on that.  We’ll see the checklist pop back up again... and again... and again throughout the season. So more on that later!

7 comments
KolaDatPMF
KolaDatPMF

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! :)

pinkrose8
pinkrose8

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! 

awex
awex

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!

sonnsie
sonnsie

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.

FactFindingExpedition
FactFindingExpedition

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.  

cusick
cusick moderator

This woman is CRAZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY