The Real Kid of NYC Ally Zarin gives her take on Camille's dinner party.


So I have to be honest, I diddn't even want to write about this week because I was so bored during the first 30 minutes.

BUT thank god for Jessie's return, and PCs comments at the dinner. I thought it was hysterical when Camille tried calling her out for not showing up at her dinner.

My good pal Cole was very cute at that dinner. And I'm used to people showing up late on our show.....but things happen, so they shouldn't have given him such a hard time for his tardiness. I almost fell off the couch listening to PC's outbursts. He and Jessie really do make the show.

Although Sebastian is an extremely awkward dancer, so is everyone at concerts, sans camera crew. So guys, chillax on the criticism. BUT, he was harsh when talking to Taylor on their relationship.

She was a little quiet, but the "subconscious" spit on the ground seemed disrespectful.

And for Camille's date, I have never felt more awkward watching a reality show. I wanted to jump into the conversation and start speaking with them, just to break the ice. That would be a perfect time for Mystery to jump in.

The preview looks good for next week. Don't forget to check out


And I am meeting my idol Saturday night. So I am practicing my speech for when I meet him :)

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A City of Energy Vampires

Camille talks Harvard tours, high school boyfriends, and her chat with Sebastian.

Hello All!

This was the second to last episode (or penultimate in SAT books) of the show and I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by for me. As the show comes to its dénouement it really begins to encapsulate the high-intensity lifestyle that most people in New York experience, and what makes the city unique. Candace Bushnell is famous for writing Sex and the City and I love her description of New York as:

"...a city of energy vampires – people really feed on each others’ energies and that’s why New Yorkers talk fast and gesture and they’ll come in and say ‘Oh my God you won’t believe what happened!’ That’s a normal greeting in New York."

One example of this is Taylor’s relationship with Cole; in a very short time-frame Cole went from being the ex-boyfriend, to boyfriend, to the ex-boyfriend yet again. If no one understood why I didn’t want a serious boyfriend in high school, can you understand now? While having a boyfriend certainly comes with “benefits” it can also add to the unnecessary and sometimes petty drama that I already get from other aspects of my life even without the quickly changing tides of relationships. I like both Taylor and Cole and I really hope that they can either work things out or move on amicably.

Regarding this episode’s first scene, here’s a French word for Sebastian: touché. I love verbal jousting and being witty (although witty is basically just a fancy word for smart aleck,) but Sebastian really did get me at our meeting at the art gallery. I think both Sebastian and I have different means of attaining the same end (i.e. staying single,) so neither one of us can fully empathize with the other’s situation (or for that matter give each other advice.)

The tour of Harvard was something I’d been holding my breath for. Not only is it a school I am interested in, it was my first real college tour. Any High-Schooler will tell you that imagining four years of pure independence is fun – but walking around and realizing that I will be going to college in less than a year was really exciting. I’m so glad Kelli and Maite were there to support me through the tour because it was very…interesting. Scarlett was appropriately dressed in scarlet and all she lacked were the horns and a forked tail to complete her ensemble. Or better yet I can picture her in a hoop skirt and bonnet standing in front of Tara, clutching a musket to defend the plantation from Yankees like me.

Although Scarlett’s appearance was costumed I don’t think anyone could doubt her intellectual capability. Don’t worry; after Scarlett’s theatrics we did get a better look at the university when the cameras weren’t filming as we went to classes and public informational tours. However, I think that Kelli said it best: she wants to visit several schools before setting her sights on any particular institution.

Get ready for next week’s finale – I think it’s going to be crazy...


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