Welcome to the terrible majesty of the bray and the cray!
I want to go to there.
Her goal has been achieved. She's on her way to being a cult icon.
I am surprised she was able to restrain herself with just a "I want to go there" and didn't blog what she really wanted to blog: "YAY.COM!!!! A famous person paid attention to me!!!! ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG!!!! I. AM. SO. FREAKING. HAPPY. RIGHT. NOW."
Wait. There is a colour named "Tutu"? The world is doomed.
Well Jacy, that is certainly what she was thinking. Julia (lamely) attempts to her disturbingly immature celeb-worship behind (not so) clever things like "text me back [D list celebrity]!!!!!" All evidence suggests she harbors a level of celebrity worship usually reserved for 13 girls who paste pictures of The Jonas Brothers in their locker.
Blergh. I need to lay off the all-night cupcake benders. Meant to say - Julia (lamely) attempts to [conceal] her disturbingly immature celeb-worship13[-year-old] girls
Julia doesn't seem to understand that Cody's mocking her in these few mentions. Just the mention itself is providing Foolia with multiple orgasms. And I guarantee that an accomplished writer--and Cody has had one major success--would not tolerate a poseur like Julia Allison Baugher.
This video that was posted in the comments yesterday, http://vimeo.com/3903404, is now private. Someone is still reading! Hi, Julia!
In which Meghanaise attempts to write. This made me cringe so many times, for so many reasons: http://www.tmiweekly.com/post/11763/decorating-on-a-budget
Anon 10:49: That's what I thought, too, given she gave reference to SATC writer/director and the one woman SATC reenactment. But hey, DIABLO CODY knows her name and if it is only to make fun of her.Deeply disturbed by the color named "Tutu", I had to check and learned there is indeed a shade with this name available as well as "cupcake", "freckle" and "donkey ride". I think the color scheme for the new crib is all set, if Julia ever decides to move.
Julia searches for herself on Twitter. I think these kind of searches are what consumes her precious time.You're so above it all, Julia!But look, I wanna say one thing about her celeb-stalkin'-tweets. I think it stems from her saying 'dont take me seriously; I don't' in her 'soul-crushing' late night video. This is how I imagine the Chuck-London-tweet happened:JA: Yo, Chuck from Gossip Girl has a twitter. Let's ask him if he has any cute friends here?!MA: You are so not going to tweet Chuck, Julia!JA: Why not?! What's the worst that can happen? He tells me to bugger off?! Awesome! It's Chuck!!!!MA: Whatever, Jules...go ahead!JA: Hee hee hee hee! Done!You see, she likes not doing the "right" "normal" thing...she likes "breaking the rules" and saying "Who Cares!" to silly, social rules! She will tweet celebs until she dies because she thinks it's fun and she doesn't take herself seriously. She thinks all those "haters" just aren't in on the joke...So, go ahead, Jules. Continue breakin' the rules and living in one big inside joke...your contributions to the internet, Jules, are so groundbreaking. You really will be the next Oprah. Your personality is so fresh. And you have so much to say.xoxo Mara
11:04: I think if Meghanaise had any personality at all, most would loathe her as much as Julia.I would love to see her terrible writing line-edited.
The problem with the internet is allows shit like this corndog to happen. I think I hate the internet now.Except for the porn. And online pizza delivery.
Thank you, 11:04. Oh, Meghan. You silly, little dish rag.All of that for under $200, you say? A frame large enough to frame a dress or jersey for $10? For that, one is going to have to trek to...IKEA. Fer reals.Nail some crates together? You're kidding, right?And, those vintage suitcases. Good luck finding those on the cheap. Your cutesy suggestion has been circulating since 1999 and the price on those things continues to climb. Supply and demand, baby.Lastly, contact paper? Do you even know what that IS???You are a dipshit, meghannaise.
Also, as IF she has done any of that shit herself! Daddy Yahoobucks keeps her ass comfortably seated upon thousand dollar chairs and every uninspired product Design Within Reach, West Elm, and PlushPod can vomit forth into the pages of their contrived catalogues.She can't even figure out fucking wifi, folks. Her Durduhdur ass damn sure can't figure out how to use power tools or contact paper.
That decorating article by Meghan Parikh is so completely laughable, considering there's that Cisco video showing her spacious apartment filled with designer furniture, plush rugs and uber expensive guitars as decorations. Bitch please. Does she really lack the self awareness to realize how completely out of touch she looks? Uh... I think I answered my own question.
Chescaleigh, who often comments here, has apparently sent a very well thought out critique to Nonsociety and Meghan found it SO compelling she is scheduling a call with her to discuss her critiques further. From the snippet of Chescaleigh's email that Meghan posted on her blog, it seems like she voices the same critiques many of us have had from the beginning. My question is ... WHY NOW? Why are they just now getting around to listening to feedback and critique? Have they hit rock bottom and trying to salvage their dead website because they're desperate for cash? It seems like it's too little too late. Most people have formed their (very strong) opinions and it will be tough to change that with (yet another) bad redesign.
Julia's twitter - "It's a GORGEOUS day! Headed with @LillyDog to tape TMIweekly @ Megs' apt.26 minutes ago from txt" Are they done with NNN for good? They taped the last batch of episodes at Meghan's apartment but blamed it on construction noise at the NNN studios. Seems to me like they're not being totally transparent about their new TMI deal. SHOCKER.
I'm confused by Meghan's current article on decorating(and no, not for obvious reasons)---did she film that Cisco video BEFORE moving into a 500sf pad with no furnishings? Because it was a pretty plush looking Manhattan single chick palace to me on that orginal video...plenty of lamps, rugs and chairs to spare!So what gives?
Sorry Panty Burglar, it's at the point now where they could come to my house, shit gold bricks on the floor, sort them, deposit them in my bank account, rub my feet, and leave me an origami unicorn as a token of love, and I could STILL be fucked to like them.
A little off-topic, but file this under deathwatchwish:"...P.S. We’re shooting six episodes of TMI Weekly today at my humble abode. I’m trying to do my best at set dressing, I guess all we can do is try out different looks to see which one is the most natural..."That's from meghaniase today. My question is, why are they shooting at m's house? Have they severed ties with that studio they were working in before? Were they tossed? Can they not pay (hope!)?And I kind of thought they started shooting multiple episodes in one sitting to save money on studio time. Now with no studio, why the need to do six episodes at once? My money/hope is because Mary has given a departure date...
Why doesn't Julia understand the Diablo Cody is MOCKING her?
11:59I don't understand their deal with NBC Taxi Cab Network. If they have an NBC deal shouldn't they have some money for furnishing etc. for the show? I assumed Meghanaise was researching set design because they'd get a *tiny* bit of money from the NBC Metro Cab Channel for furnishing and paint.
11:57Meghan own her own apartment, one of the reasons she was never planning on moving into the studio space (which never happened, rendering Mary homeless). It's a loft studio in Soho, same in Cisco video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gddxlmMntvQ&feature=player_embeddedLove the video that Meghan posted of our commenter. I wanna be Chescaleigh's bff.
Anon 11:59, you forgot the last paragraph of Meghan's post on the TMI taping today:"Oh web series, it’s all such an experiment! And gues what? We’ve made ourselves the guinea pigs- Oy!" Riiiiight. They are guinea pigs. Because NO ONE has EVER done a web series before you. And P.S. set dressings made of gold bricks you crapped out and assembled like big gold Legos, adorned with REAL unicorns still would not distract from the fact that your content is utter and total shit. An episode about horoscope websites??? REALLY???
Who is this?
Things I would not mind seeing as TMI episodes:1. The girls try to assemble something from ikea2. How to not get screwed by mechanics (cmon, just hold up some chilton and hayes manuals or something)3. Dollar store beauty product shopping - welcome to the recession bitches4. Assemble an entire outfit from Goodwill that you would actually wear5. Rate the world's vodkas one shot at a time. On video.
Oh I forgot, a let it all out verbal slapmatch where they tell each other off would be the perfect ending to this series.
Partypants, your ideas are gold. It'd take girls full of humor and balls to make those.
Chescaleigh's video is hysterical! Bravo. You have a new fan, lady!
Anon 12:22 PM I would do them, but I don't want to be on video in case MI-6 checks out youtube. I would be more than happy to produce such ideas for PCGC or for the "Yessica to Chesca Show sponsored by Snausages and Baby Bunny Tutus"
I've got a few ideas for some TMI episodes:1) Pole-Dancing 101- basic tricks of the trade and which poles and the best for beginners.2) Favorite Sex toys/products/porn sites3) Fun new sex positions- watch the girls demonstrate various moves on each other. Because in case you forgot, they're horny and need boyfriends!4) Karaoke bar tips- because those bitches are always randomly singing some stupid shit anyway, so why not base a whole episode on it?5) Cupcake eating contest- Let's watch all three bitches attempt to hoover up as many cupcakes in five minutes as possible, Kobiachi-style. It'll be like any other night spent in Julia's shoebox apartment!6) BEER. Talk about beer, for chrissakes. Drink beer. Fart beer. Talk about beer. 7) Lapdancing 101- much like the pole-dancing/sex moves video, only more dry-humping.8) Bowel movements- I want to see these three bitches discuss their feces in detail. It's not much different from any other TMI episode anyway, only this would be far more entertaining. Bonus footage of Julia taking a dump in her pink shitter would be fun too.9) Lollipops- They want candy, don't they?10) Career Suicide 101- Since Meghan is so obsessed with her online persona, let's let all three girls discuss their potential to get hired in this increasingly competitive white collar job market. Good luck, bitches!
Chescaleigh is so damned funny! How have I never heard of her before? Count this RBNS-er as another new fan.
11. Fuck Your Way to Lower Management Positions in Retail: You're horny anway, why not get a damn job out of it!12. Heineken and Diurex: How to expel 14 lbs of excess water in the next 24 hours13. Totally Wasted: The status of our sobriety finally catches up with the status of our lives
Chescaleigh, I'm not trying to be a bitch, but that video is really not funny.
These TMI episode ideas are all great and funny and would work really well. I have often thought a good episode would be for "fashionista" Mary to put together outfits from Old Navy or Target. That will never happen because her idea of discount shopping is $200 used Chanel heels from her mom's store. I don't think they would ever do any of these suggestions, though, because they require a sense of humor, an ability to laugh at themselves and don't present them as either A) rich, fabulous and wonderful or B) super needy girls who need boyfriends, therapy and makeup to feel complete. When they solicit reader feedback and ideas on their blog it seems like the only people that email them ideas are their Scary Sadshaw fans, because they always end up filming crappy topics like horoscopes and makeup. Boooooring.
14. Alienating Your Family for Fun and [No] Profit.15. Eating Disorders: Which one is right for you?
New TMI Video-Thoughts on episode1-"No sex on TMI weekly" probably because NBC demanded in the deal but Julia is spinning it as she's so over Carrie Bradshaw (except when she's at a conference an has nothing to talk about).2-Mary is refreshingly honest about having money and not having it now. I've been in that position before, having and then not having, and she's right on about her feeling about the issues.3-Julia, pleeeeze, I'm not sure you've ever purchased something off the value menu for someone else. 4-All the complaining about being stuck with the bill at a birthday dinner...Come on, this from the girl that pretended to be from the Washington Post when she was overcharged for a grapefruit! 5-Also, let's remember Julia's friends all skipped out on the bill at the karaoke event after the bicoastal birthday. Who paid? Her trainwreck photographer-Michael McDonald. He twittered about spending his last coins paying for Jules' friends at Karaoke and then having to subsist on chewy nerds for the next 48 hours.
Mean Girl, exactly! It's the same shit every episode from what I can gather (I don't watch them. Wait, I watched the credit card one. Zzzzzz) The topics sound like "Sex and the City - The BRATZ Teens" dolls sitting around pretending to be on the View discussing topics from their CosmoGIRL.
Speaking of...JULIA ALLISON...IN SPAAAAAAACEhttp://www.softduit.com/images/Blog_Folders/article_images/BarbiefightsoffBratzIndustrialEspionage_11876/bratz3.jpg
Also, the friend from college who works in Finance and makes more money than Julia and how it cause a rift in their relationship----She's talking about KRYSTAL. Julia you provide way too many details to keep anyone's identity anonymous.
NO SEX ON TMI WEEKLY? Then CHANGE YOUR SHOW'S FUCKING NAME. *Tween Trendz!* for example.
* contrepreneurs the series *
Three Mundane Idiots Weekly would be far more appropriate as a title.
"That's half a purse at Barney's!"? TELLING. And here I think, "that's almost half my rent!" Fucking wasteful rich girl.
Julia getting stuck with a $200 share of the birthday dinner bill is just her karmic retribution for going on dates and ordering the most expensive thing on the menu.
*It's 1/8 of her rent. *Her friends let Michael Mcdonald, her free fauxtographer, pay with his last coins at the post-birthday party. Leaving him to dwell in the foyer of a building with chewy nerds.
@James I am TOTES stalking you now! xoxo hehe *hugsrainbowschewynerds*Yeah, no, that doesn't feel right. How does she do it?
Uh, exactly who are these bitches appealing to? They do realize that endless wasteful SatC wannabe poseurs aren't cool or hip anymore, right??Half a purse at Barney's, Meghan? Shut the fuck up already, you pampered princess. You're so out-of-touch and up your own ass it's ridiculous. Like I'm supposed to give two shits about three useless twits who sit around whining about the fact that they no longer can comfortably afford $200 dinners and $400 purses and $800 shoes.I'd so post that at TMI too if I knew I wasn't wasting my time/energy on a post that's just going to get removed anyway.
I would encourage people to post these comments on their TMI page - they've recently posted and allowed some pretty scathing critiques to stay up there.
Chescaleigh: Fucking hilarious. I love you. And you are smoking hot.I THINK WE'VE FOUND THE RAMBO/KRYSTAL REPLACEMENT!
There is no edge to anything they do. They discuss issues, either teenagers or provincial prudes discuss, but clearly not allegedly smart, sophisticated twenty somethings.Meghan's latest attempt at embracing criticism (worked for Mary, so why not give it a try) is laughable, I'm sorry. Are we supposed to feel sorry for their many epic failures on every level? Don't give me this cute 'we're just three girls with a handful of dollars and a dream' kind of crap. People are not disliking your attempts at turning your "scrappy little start-up" into something big, they dislike your utter lack of vision, professionalism and integrity. Also, how is saying over and over again "we all work really, really hard, you know" and live "from paycheck to paycheck" being more transparent? How do you work? What do you do? What do you actually get paid for and by whom?I'm not asking you do full disclosure on the internet, but give us something a little more substantial and plausible than that. That applies to all of them. Paying lip service and making bland statements that at the end of the day say nothing people didn't know before.
I'm not even stuck on the transparency any more. STOP LYING! That would be the first step. Honestly, Julia cannot save TMI or NS because she's incredibly unlikeable and ill. Without Julia, I'm quite sure that Mary could pull off some low-medium radar project and Meghan could go back to Finance or crappy tech writing. Julia is dead weight and there is no way to improve on something when one of the contributors lacks insight.
Uhh, seriously, I don't know how Meghan doesn't have more haters. That girl is loathsome.
She's starting to get on my radar, Dahling. She's such a spoiled little rich girl it's disgusting. And stop giggling about sex, you little child!
I find her to be bland and oily as meghanaise. I'm not fan. I sent my comment into TMI but it needs approval first and I'm not sure it will make it.
Chescaleigh--I second Jacy! You are gorgeous, bright, funny, and have the ability to laugh at yourself--all marvelous qualities. And you like white guys, right?
i've kept this kinda hush hush, but last week i sent the NS girls a very detailed email about my concerns over NS and TMI. i basically wanted them to know that not everyone on RBNS is a "nasty hater" and that most of us are just dissapointed that they've wasted their countless opportunities and produced a website and program that is all fluff and no substance.Julia wrote back a very short and kinda snippy reply stating that they've all come from hard working middle class families and none of them are riding around in private jets. (mmmkay...) she "thanked" me for my critique/suggestions but didn't really address anything else i said in my email. mary never responded, but meghan immediately wrote back and asked if we could set up a phone conversation after her trip to dennmark. so after sending emails back and forth and playing phone tag all day i was able to talk to meghan for a good 40 minutes yesterday. and while i still think they have a lot of work to do i have a renewed faith in megan and mary's ability to walk away from the project and start something new and better than NS. i was brutally honest with megan and she was really sweet and very open and admitted to her and the project's shortcomings. also, she isn't as dumb as many of the commenter's here think. i think she has a lot of drive and has some great ideas and project coming up in the near future. i really think if julia gave her a chance she could begin to shine the way mary has in the past few months. i just think she lacks the confidence and doesn't know how to stand up for herself and embrace her inner bitch the way mary does. in an effort to keep my critique purely professional and not personal i stayed away from the topic of julia all together. but it's obvious to me that meghan knows who's to blame for their business failing. meghan actually blogged about our conversation today and i really think she wants to put in the work needed to turn NS and TMI around. but, she can't do it on her own and in the end that's where the real problem lies. it seems to me that mary and megan want NS and TMI to succeed but working with julia is a lot harder than they both expected. whatever ends up happening, i really think and hope meghan's next project can be a success.
Meghan is not even on my radar, frankly, so I don't care if she is swallowed up by the sea after TMI tanks. I mean...good luck to her and all, but whatever. I hope Mary winds up on some kind of show where she can be a total bitch, it would be so great for her. (Maybe Celebrity Boxing with Rachel Zoe?)I actually think it's sort of sad that you gave enough of a shit to email back and forth and set aside near an hour to talk to some salad dressing about her hopeth and dreamth. It must be nice to have that kind of time in your day.
Hi ChescaleighThanks for sharing. I tend to agree that Mary and Meghan could have successful careers (not necessary in tech and preferably not) without dead weight Yoolio. Much appreciated.
Chesca - Check your gmail account.
As occassionally irritating/annoying as Mary and Meghan can be, I give them wayyyyy more credit than Julia. This project was mainly all on Julia's shoulders, and she's failed them for the most part. She's pretty much treated them as inferior flunkies, and it shows...I suppose Julia just expected them to do all the behind-the-scenes work, since she was the "celebrity" behind it all and considered herself the site's main draw. And while it is true that Julia is the one who gets them their main hits, she's also the one who turns everyone off with her hideous diva attitude and entitlement issues. So in effect, she's Nonsociety's best friend and worst enemy.I honestly doubt Mary and Meghan can really keep things afloat on their own shoulders(as awful as Julia is, she does command more ongoing attention than either of them ever could), but I still wish them well. Hindsight is 20/20, and sometimes I wonder if they would've jumped aboard this ship originally had they known it was bound to sink.Chescaleigh, you are as wise as you are beautiful and funny. If Julia had a brain in her head, she would've hired YOU to come aboard NS! But then again, you're not a vapid spoiled rich girl who only lives for boys and designer clothes, so I can understand how your own strengths would be so intimidating to her.
so i left my most recent comment before seeing the latest comments on this entry. thanks for all the kind words guys. i know most of you are tough critics, so i really appreciate it. and just to be clear i didn't send the girls an email to promote myself and i'm not trying to blow my shit up here on RBNS. let's get that out of the way before any conspiracy theories start. sweet.partypants - no worries. i didn't take your comment as bitchy at all. you're entitled to your own opinion. and unlike the NS girls i try not to take criticism to heart. believe me, i've had every nasty thing possible said about me online and i'm still standing. a complaint against my sense of humor isn't going to kill me.12:35 - you've never heard of me cause i'm still really small time. i have a decent following on youtube but it's not much. but i'm working on it :)jack the bulldog- thank you! yes, my boyfriend of 3 years is a blonde haired blue eyed hottie and we're very very happy. jacy - THANK YOU! you know originally i started watching TMI in hopes of submitting myself as a contributor, but after seeing their mistakes i've just become that much more driven to work on my comedy and my blog and start my own successful project.
chescaleigh,I worked for a male version of Julia Allison once. The good thing about a "Julia Allison"-type is that they push you into uncomfortable situations. For instance, I doubt that Meghan or Mary would have started taping a show without Julia's influence. The bad thing about a "Julia Allison"-type is that they are all over the map, forgetful, unstable, late, and don't care about social norms. It takes a strong dedication to the task at hand to work with a "Julia Allison"-type. The problem, though, is that an individual with such passion and dedication will probably tell the "Julia Allison"-type to fuck-off at some point. I feel that Mary could have worked successfully with JA and they could have improved TMI; however, in the end, Mary just couldn't stand it and bailed.
Meghan is such a phony. She's like that girl who pretends to be the cool girl, who isn't like the other girls - but is. It speaks volumes about her character that she's so close to Julia, that she flies around the world as a business groupie, etc.
chesca- yeah I kinda didn't get it. At least you're attractive. I dunno.And it actually does kind of come off like you are here to promote yourself, but whatever. Everybody just wants to make it in the world.
partypants - why is it sad that i took time to talk to meghan? and please don't make assumptions about what i do and don't have time for. i work over 50 hours a week at my day job in addition to juggling comedy gigs and freelance graphic design. i'm a busy girl, but i make time for things i think are important. personally, i love coming to this site. i think it's funny and a lot of commenters bring up great points that i agree with. and i disclosed to meghan that i comment here regularly. someday i want to have my own successful web/tv show and i started following NS and TMI as research for the way i want to run my business in the future. so yes, a chance to talk to meghan was important to me. i saw our conversation as research.
Once again Julia Allison blatantly lied about herself and her friends. Everybody picks up on her "middle class background" by her lack of class and tacky cheapness, but she's the one who flat out has lied for years pretending she grew up rich.
@chescaleigh, TMI and Nonsociety are how NOT to do it. Follow iJustine, etc.
partypants - i've been commenting here for months and haven't ONCE mentioned my blog or my youtube channel. i love RBNS, but i don't need it to promote my career. after i emailed meghan she visted my website and my youtube channel on her own to find out more about me. i didn't ask her to post one of my videos or post about our conversation. she did that on her own. plain and simple.
Chescaleigh: I think they're having you on by saying it wasn't funny. They are providing you with the hate you were seeking!
@Anon 1:55PM:Julia Allison's background is not middle class. She is upper middle class. Her dad is a good lawyer and her parents have a primary residence in an exclusive part of town, a condo in an exclusive part of town, a boat, and multiple vehicles. In fact, her whole fucked up reason for creating the mess that is NS is that she wants to meet or exceed her parents success and win their admiration even though she does not have the skills or work ethic to do so.
chescaleigh - good on you (brit speak -TM) for getting though to one of them and having a conversation. I used to think that was all Julian needed. A person who sees what is happening (trainwreck) and can discuss how to fix this thing and herself. I used to think she would listen.We all know now that is not going to happen.I really cannot stand Meghan, but it says something to me that she took your call and listened to you.However, she is an entitled twat who will not bother to follow through on your recommendations, but she gets a doggy biscuit from me for the phone call and somewhat incoherent post which I read as, "we're trying!"Wish that was enough, but the NS/TMI experiment is fading fast.Count me in as a fan of chescaleigh!
Whoa, what's partypants's beef? Not the center of attention with your PGwhatever anymore?Chescaleigh -- I just have to wonder why you'd do this? I mean, why take the time out of your life to give them feedback? Do you really think they deserve that from anyone, let alone an alienated former "fan"? These kinds of chances seem to me like the kind of things they skate by on. They didn't listen before and before and before, but now that it's really bad and they're getting free, detailed, in-depth advice, they'll listen? I just don't know why anyone, let alone someone trying to compete with them, would do it.None of them riding around in private jets. You have pictures of you landing at Teterboro, you fucking twit.
chesca SHOULD be checking out NS. Are you kidding? It's not just about checking out who you might like to emulate, but those who you would NOT. NS = picture perfect case study of the latter.
Chescaleigh--I've known others who have tried to provide helpful, kindly worded suggestions to Julia, and she blows them off with a snippy remark, once again alienating any potential fan/supporter. As for her claim to all of them coming from middle class homes, can this woman ever stop lying?! Meghan is an heiress, and Mary's father is wealthy. Julia's Dad Revenue is one of the most prosperous attorneys in Chicago and they own a home on the lake, a downtown condo (as we all know), and Ma and Pa Kettle paid for Georgetown, an expensive school and Foolia wasn't getting any scholarships.
@anon 2:01Midwest money is not money elsewhere. I know the area she's from. She did not grow up as rich as she likes to pretend.
Watching TMI and learning what not to do has been a huge learning experience I wager. It's really cool to see RBNSers who aren't all full of vile things to say actually want to make the internet better after this awful wave of Nonsociety.
The statement that Meghan is an heiress implies something bigger than the reality. Her dad worked for someone else. If she were an heir, it'd mean she'd be inheriting something big. You imply that she is of the ilk of Paris Hilton. Doubt it.
Watching and providing in-depth, personal feedback are two very different things.
It's true there's no real "company" to hand off like the Hilton hotels, but it's well-known that the Parikhs have a jet and the Hiltons don't.
Anon, I don't have a beef. I just don't get the sudden fawning. *shrug* And ches, I'm sorry but what sort of assumptions should I make? How "busy" can you possibly be if you have the time to not only really, really give a shit about Meghan Asha and her future plans, but to call and discuss this with her for 40 MINUTES? I mean come the fuck on...really? "Research"? Look...whatever. It's your life. But welcome to Julia's world. If you come on the internet, especially a snark site, and start sharing your fabulously interesting life then expect to get parsed for it. Anyway, I'm done. I'll let you get back to worrying about Meghan and Mary's career paths.Next.PS: Other than those two opinions, I continue to find you pretty cool. Not that you care.
1:56 - i love ijustine. i actually met her last year on a youtube gig and she was so incredibly sweet, talented and driven. meeting her was a huge kick in the pants for me. i would LOVE to follow in her footsteps. 2:02 - why take the time out of my life? like i said before, i took our conversation as research. it's also in my nature to try and help people. i've always been that way. if i go into a store and have shitty service, i write the manager a letter and tell them what they could've done better. if i go through the drive through and get great service i ask the teller to get their manager so i can compliment them. i've just always seen the value in honest constructive criticism. sure, plenty of people have tried to give these girls advice, but i felt confident that if i put together a serious detailed email that maybe i could get through to them. and i'm confident that in some small way, i did. i've gotten those types of messages from viewers before and sometimes they're really harsh and hurtful but there have also been times that their brutal honesty has really helped me.2:03 - EXACTLY
@anon 2:15 - Tons of very wealthy people do not own jets, and many rich people share ownership of jets. My uncle owns his own jet. Means nothing.
2:04 My biglaw BF makes the SAME salary in Chicago that he made in NYC. The houses in the suburb she grew up in are the same prices as houses in Westchester County NY and Marin County.***Chicago is not like the rest of the midwest. Our salaries are the same, if not more, than NYC. Apartment rentals in the city are cheaper than NYC. Owning a beachfront home in Evanston, WHilmette, Wheaton=We are talking about 3-10 million.
And Julia's father works at a firm notorious for its "high profits per partner." Her dad is a partner; he makes the same as a Skadden/Ropes/Jones Day etc. NYC lawyer.
partypants - believe me, i'm not taking your comments to heart. promise. you're entitled to think whatever you want. i didn't come here looking for praise, to promote myself or "brag" about my fabulous life. i've worked really hard for what i've accomplished so far and i plan to use NS and TMI as a case study for what not to do with my future career. with that being said, far worse things have been said about me on the internet. and you're right, the internet is full of snark and shitty people. i've dealt with real life stalkers and death threats and i'm not even "internet famous"! so no need to caution me about what i'm getting myself into. i'm well aware. but thanks anyway. and finally, i've peeked at your twitter in the past and still think you're a cool girl as well. there's no hate here.
Wilmette Real Estate (B/c I'm sick of all of you claiming Wilmette Real Estate=Mid West Money).http://www.frontdoor.com/for_sale/Wilmette,IL,USA#/for_sale/Wilmette,IL,USA/10_pAs you can see, shanty shack split level homes go for $700,00 + with NO beach front and only 2 bedrooms. Julia's parents live in a home very similar to this one, and right down the block (not the same block but within .20 of a mile).http://www.frontdoor.com/for_sale/listing/2066-1707325/Wilmette,IL,USA/2000000-5000000_price/1371-0070007172431,2066-1709726,2066-1707325,6775-83262600,2066-1153515,2066-1256699_ls/6_t
Who care how much Julia's parents make or how expensive Chicago is? Julia still acts like a bragging, tacky noveau riche fool and no amount of money or fancy upbringing can hide that fact.
"Means nothing." Hahahaha, tell that to people who don't have places to live or food to eat. All anyone was saying is that it's a pretty huge fucking stretch to call Meghan's background middle class.
Mean GirlI don't care. OY VEY. However, this misconception is floated around constantly. Julia's family is about as wealthy as the Ashas--So both are living off hefty trusts or savings and help from parents. My only point. Okay, toodles.
Chescaleigh i love you! if you're the only good thing to come out of this NS mess, then it's been worth it!
Whoa. No way are the Parikhs and Baughers in the same wealth brackets. Same tax bracket (the top one), yes, but not the same income level at all.
So Meghan claims today that none of them are getting any help. Do we think that's just a total lie or what?
ches...no hate here. Just sweet, sweet solidarity against the common sadclowns.Here's my advice for you: If it reminds you of something Jackie Kennedy wore as first lady in a Lifetime Movie Event That Will Change What You Know About Jackie O...then don't wear it. Especially if it's green.
The three of them might not *currently* be getting any help, but that does not mean they are not still living of some largesse that their parents have given them in past (apartment, trust fund, plane tickets, etc.). I think they are so spoiled they define "getting help" as "sending ALL the bills to mom and dad." To someone like them, being independent or on your own means having to buy your own Chanel bags. As someone who second-guesses purchases from Forever 21, worked since the age of 15, received NO parental help/money after age 18 and paid for state college herself, all of their whining about $200 dinners and bags from Barney's make me more than a little sick.
I know I'm late to this party but um, partypants:"I actually think it's sort of sad that you gave enough of a shit to email back and forth and set aside near an hour to talk to some salad dressing about her hopeth and dreamth. It must be nice to have that kind of time in your day."As you are a VERY FREQUENT commenter here at RBNS, this "it's sad that you have the time" barb rings very hallow.Also, it's basically identical to Julia's frequent "get a life, haterz" mantra.
partypants - no green. check. now let's hug it out :)
Anon 3:01 PM Get a life, hater.
@Totaljing, right if her parents are like most and bought the home when their children were small, the prices were much different. The point is, there is nothing wrong with Julia's background except her need to fabricate it.
Meghan's dad is a MAJOR silicon valley player. Considering how intelligent her father is, I bet Meghan is a lot smarter than most people give her credit for. It's unfortunate that's she involved with Jackles. Hopefully, she'll break away from NS soon, and do her own thing.Her dad's bio (http://www.aquestsystems.com):Mihir Parikh, Ph.D.President and Chief Executive Officer,Aquest Systems Corp.Mihir Parikh founded Aquest and serves as the company’s president and chief executive officer (CEO).Before Aquest, Dr. Parikh founded Asyst Technologies in 1984 where he served as president and CEO until 1992 when he was named chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, Asyst achieved record revenues of ~ $500M with Asyst’s products becoming essentially a standard for all IC manufacturing. He stepped down as CEO in August 2002 and as Chairman & Director in March 2003.Earlier, Dr. Parikh held various engineering management positions at Hewlett-Packard (HP) and International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation. Minienvironment and Standard Mechanical InterFace (SMIF) technology were first developed under his engineering leadership during his stint at Hewlett-Packard.Dr. Parikh has received several industry recognitions. He was inducted to the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame in 2002, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of California, Berkeley for his visionary leadership in the development of advanced semiconductor manufacturing environments. He also received the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) Award for his significant contributions to the semiconductor industry.He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a doctorate in engineering science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a former chairman and organizer of the ECS Symposium on automated IC manufacturing.
And that proves what? That her dad is smart? So what? She could still be dumb as a box of hair.
@Billgates, Impressive but not heiress material and that's the Silicon Valley nobody cares about.
PartyPants, I usually like you but not today. You seem a bit bitter.Chescahleigh, I loved your video and you don't have to explain your actions to anyone, plenty of people have done what you did and you won't be the last. Maybe what you say can push the scale a little bit but most likely not. But you still did something to change things and kuddos to you for that.
Anon 6:40, unlike Julia I don't really give a twat whether anonymous people on the internet like me. Go fuck yourself. xoxo
Anon 6:40, unlike Julia I don't really give a twat whether anonymous people on the internet like me.That's funny coming from someone who posts anonymously. Wonder how brave you'd be if you were forced to go by your real name. At least Chescahleigh puts her name to her opinions. I don't buy the excuse that people want to post opinions without worrying about their bosses, clients or co-workers finding them out. If you're that worried about what people would think about you if they read something you wrote on a blog then maybe you shouldn't be saying it in the first place.
Hi jackass, if you click on my name it takes your precious eyes right to my twitter, with my name on it. I'm far from posting anonymously. Unlike you, Anonymous 7:15.