Julia Allison

Julia explains how she got into journalism.

on Jun 18, 20120

And now, here comes the elephant (Republican joke, anyone?) in the room. My ex-boyfriend, Jack McCain. I don’t really get into the breakup on the show, but I did write about it here. Suffice it to say: I loved him very much. I was crushed when we broke up. And now, a year later, he is engaged to someone else. So, there’s that. Maybe someday I’ll write about it from the perspective I have now, but let’s put it this way: it was one more heartbreak to add to the very large pile of rubble that surrounds my heart. Not to be over-dramatic or anything. I seem -- seemed (past tense, I hope) -- to collect heartbreaks. Or maybe that’s just what we all do as we go through life.

Enough of that. On to happier subjects, like my roommate JP. JP is short for Julia Price (yes, yes, we’re both Julias. Casa de J Squared is what I nicknamed our place). JP is both my best friend and my little sister (she’s 26). Sweet and smart and always so cheerful, she’s an incredibly talented singer/songwriter (check out her site here: JuliaPriceMusic.com). As she and I were both coming off of breakups when we moved to LA together, we became each other’s protector and confidante. I don’t know what I would have done without her this past year.

Now, my date: “Craigslist Justin.” To be fair, there are a few things that may explain my -- how shall I put it? -- somewhat boorish behavior. When I was trying to find a place to live in LA, I called up a few landlords for apartments I found on Craigslist. Justin was one of them. We hit it off on the phone, had a fantastic conversation, and determined that both of us were 30 and single. Then he asked me out. That was fine. But when he proceeded to contact me (and JP) constantly for the next three weeks, it was too much. That said, I also know that sometimes I can be too much (and really, isn’t “too much” sometimes NICE?), so I wanted to give it a shot in person.

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