Hi! Thanks for
falling in love with me checking out my blog! My name is Julie. You can call me Jules, because I sense you’re ready to take our friendship to the next level.
I like to write about life (mostly my own, but I’d be glad to take a crack at yours) and all of the ridiculousness that comes along with it.
I usually only blog once a week (Wednesday mornings PST) because someone once told me you can have too much of a good thing.
way too old to blog about celebrity obsessions in my late 30’s and known for my epic fails and my even more epic fails. Perhaps my only win is my doodle-rific dog, Uncle Jesse. Every now and then, things get serious.
Originally from New Jersey, in 2019 I began auditioning cities for “Home Base of The Girl Who Says Yes to Everything Just for the Blog Post.” Which might be how, in June 2019, I landed in central Oregon!
By day I’m a project manager, humane educator, creative writing coach, and YouTube sensation. By night I blog about missing thumbs and saving the planet. Eventually I hope to chuck it all and open a goat yoga studio.
Oh! One more thing you should probably know. I like chipmunks. A lot.
If you’re new here, mayhaps try this Go Jules Go sampler platter:
- WTF? You’ve been SERVED.
- S.O.S.! “Some Outrageous Sh*t” you won’t believe!
- Sleeping with the Frenemy
- Celebrating 1 Year of Blogging Awesomeness!
- How to Fold A Fitted Sheet by Babs
- The Vegan Dollar YouTube channel
256 thoughts on “About”
Nice blog! My name’s Julie too! GO JULIE’S!!!! we rock!
Yea for Juleses everywhere! I LOVE your blog name. Thanks so much for stopping by. And making me hungry. 😉
It kills me to see chipmunks and squirrels alongside the road. So I guess I too am a chipmunk enthusiast.
I did my honours thesis in creative writing and got my Masters in English after that.
I am currently underemployed. Go university education! 😉
Ooh two Julie’s commented on my About page in a row. I feel like I just saw a double-rainbow.
You know I haven’t had one person tell me they don’t like chipmunks (unless they’re just afraid of hurting my feelings). I think this blog is raising Chipmunk Love Awareness. I feel really good about that.
I’m sorry to hear you’re underemployed (though that term made me laugh) – I wound up taking a job in Big Pharma, and boy, the creative writing outlet is just…well, I can’t even bear to finish that sentence, or maybe it’s just that I can’t, because they sucked out all of my creativity over the past 6 years 😉
I went and took my B.Ed in the hopes I can at least teach Englishy-type things in the future. I’m just subbing now.
At least there’s blogging. Makes me feel useful somehow.
Jules, I’ve nominated you for another award… welcome to the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers! xoxo
Aw, Jessica, thank you! Just commented over there – you are so awesome!
Hi Jules, no obligation to participate but wanted you to know I’m enjoying your posts, I included your Blog on my Sunshine Award list. You’ll see it here.
Thank you again so much – I REALLY appreciate that! 🙂
My pleasure, but really….you had me at “My Dad Saved My Life…and then we went to Burger King”…that’s just too irresistable!
Fun! Boomdeeadda sent me your way. Love the photos…and the noodle.
Thank you so much for coming by! It’s good to ‘see’ you 🙂
Thank you! It looks like you have a great time “here” in the blogosphere, and in life in general.
Dear Jules, c/o Go Jules Go,
You have made it to my blogroll for your attention to the craft of Storytelling. Thank you for your reflections on the human experience.
While I am NOT a fan of chipmunks, as detailed in my 6/14/12 post, your stories make me giggle and stand proudly. While I have read you for a while, you had me forever at “New Name. Same Beloved Blog.”
Hi Colleen! Wow, what an honor – thank you so much! I am truly flattered and humbled to my chipmunk core (and, okay, I’ll let the not being a fan of chipmunks thing slide, LOL ;))!
I’m going to try commenting on your blog again – I tried earlier, but my computer is acting up today.
Thank you again!
Thanks Jules! And now, I’m off to cast another attempt to write the word “while” in as many rhetorical uses possible…
This Dude http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJVmu6yttiw called. . .he want’s his ‘stache back . . .
Complicated…… Working on it.
Hello there Jules!!! I wasn’t sure where to write this on your awesome blog, but then found this spot, so here goes. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, because, simply, you inspire me. Details here at my blog. http://wp.me/p2nm8L-p6
Congratulations and thanks again, AJ’s Mom! This is such a cool award, and right back at’cha! 🙂
You’re more than welcome, Jules. You definitely deserve this award, without a doubt. 🙂
Hi Julie! I am so thrilled to have found you! You’ve made me smile several times already! I can’t wait to have my life made happier because you blog!
Cappie, thank you so much! You just made my day. 🙂
Hi…I love your blog and decided to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger award. No worries if you prefer not to participate in awards. Thank you!
Congratulations and thank you again so much, Lily! You are awesome in the most chipmunky of ways 🙂
I just found you’re blog…and I’m so glad I did! I love your sense of humor. You must need it after all the dry writing you must do in big pharma!!
Thank you SO much, and thank you for the follow. I absolutely cannot wait to check out your blog (your name is amazing)!
It’s funny no one ever brings that up, but, exactly. Exxxxxactly. Thank you for understanding. LOL <—Yes. I must laugh. 😉
LOL…I based my observation strictly on my own dry experiences in corporate communications and biotechnology. Gaaaahhh!!!
I’m so happy I happened to stumble upon your blog. You just made my morning so much better and I can’t wait to have a laugh with you (…or your expense)!
And I’m SO happy to have, er, tripped you up? Thank you so much! This really made my day, and I look forward to gettin’ to know ya! I can see already that you have a most chipmunk-y spirit. 🙂
because I noted your blog there. No obligations, except — keep writing.
You seriously make me want to grow a mustache….or maybe just go buy one on a stick….anyways, I’ve nominated you for the “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award” . For details, just visit my most recent post. I will understand if you do not participate, I just wanted to show my appreciation for what you do!! Have a great day!
That is awesome – congrats again, and thank you so much! I really appreciate that!
You’re welcome..keep up the good stuff!
You had me at boring stuff.
Dear Le Clown,
I heard you thought my blog was boring. I think this was just the push I needed to branch out and start my line of chipmunk lingerie.
You will, of course, receive the employee discount for your candor.
I gather you got my tweet. Good. Now I can sleep better tonight.
Would you find it ironic that I lose sleep over clowns all the time?
I find Zooey Deschanel ironic. Losing sleep over clowns, I hear it often, alas.
Le Kind Clown
Hi Jules! I am back and incognito this time. I was good enough to follow before; maybe I still am. Can you guess who I am?
I love absurdity, funny blog!
you are awesome.
no you don’t, you can’t. well, maybe you do.
I am nominating you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger award. If you accept, I’m pretty sure there’s a secret handshake, but I haven’t been shown it yet. If you would like to view it, you may check out my Award Showcase and scroll down to the Sisterhood Award.
I hope you don’t mind, but I just nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger Award. Details right here: http://thepalladiantraveler.com/2012/12/06/cowardly-gunslinging-blogger-award/. Congrats!
Okay. How weird is this – I JUST commented on your post at the same time, and said to call me Jules! Ha! Bloggy mind meld!
Thank you so much – that’s very flattering and I really appreciate it!
I’ve given you the very inspiring blogger award at http://ldsconvertblog.com/2013/01/01/i-better-get-this-awards-thing-done/ Please come check it out.
Thank you again so much – I really appreciate that!
just started blogging, your posts made me laugh so much and since I too have an affinity for small cute furry animal things I totally appreciate your love of chipmunks! Happy New Year to ya xo
Well welcome to the blogosphere! Thanks so much for the kind words and the follow – it’s great to see a new, friendly face, and meet someone with such amazing tastes in blogs. 😉
I was brand spanking new to blogging last Feb, and I’m not ashamed to say it’s TOTALLY changed my life – for the better! I’ve made some wonderful ‘real life’ friends through blogging, too. If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂
Would you believe that since I have been in Tenn for the past 3 1/2 years I have not seen a chipmunk and have only seen one squirrel… I screamed when I saw the squirrel and hubby almost wrecked the truck. I was excited. It was this past Summer when we were on the Military Base. All the animals seem to hide there lol…
Wow, get out! Also, you’re the first person to admit to having a similar reaction to seeing woodland critters, ha! I almost NEVER see chipmunks, so I get ridiculously excited when I do. Everyone else tells me they see them all the time. Whenever I DO see them, I naturally take it as a very good omen, and it has always preceded something positive!
I realize this comment makes me sound insane. And I’m okay with that.
Hiya Jules! It’s been a while! I hope you had a good start of your year and had a blast last Christmas hehe. It’s been a crazy first few weeks for me too, but I take it as a good start of 2013, just wanted to tell you that my blog is now a .org but was wondering if you were receiving my post via email or Reader still? If not, would love for you to re-follow me, so sorry for the inconvenience, it’s one of the things that’s inevitable going self-hosted. Love having you on my blog! xx Donah (say hi to Mr Pep, Uncle J and the Chipmunktastic entourage!)
Hiya Donah! Your site looks AWESOME. Congrats on going self-hosted! I just subscribed by email so hopefully there won’t be any issues. I know I’ve had people tell me they’re still having Reader issues (le sigh)…
You always know EXACTLY what to say to cheer me up! A billion billion likes!
Well hopefully the fact that I never replied to this wonderful comment [that made my day] didn’t ruin your good mood! Thanks so much! 🙂
It couldn’t, even if it wanted to. Take care 🙂
Drinking? Pie? Uncle Jesse? Drinking? Dogs? Don’t mind if I do! Great blog. I’m glad I stumbled upon it.
Aw man I never replied to this, but that’s okay because we’ve transcended the ‘About page’ comment reply via mutual following. (It’s science.) CHEERS my friend!
Oh thank God! Tomorrow would be one month since my comment went unaddressed and I was going to cut myself for being so worthless and bothering a person who wants nothing to do with me. I can move your name over to my ‘this person is ok list’ now! Yay..what, me psycho???
Aw, I went and did it now. I tagged you.
i apologize in advance. Feel free to join in or not. I just thought if I was going to do this, I knew you would be a fun person to play along.
You can read about it here by the way:
So, I’m going to join the party, because, yeah.. I’m Jules too.. don’t need any other reason.
Dang skippy you don’t need a better reason, Jules! What can I get you to drink?
vodka, or gin, or cointreau, or.. pretty much anything off the top shelf.. hey! I never promised to be a cheap date!
You have a wonderful sense of humour, and a way with the words.
Seems like a fun place to be.
Will be coming around more often 🙂
Thank you so much, and thank you for the follow! I look forward to ‘seeing’ more of you! 🙂
I just nominated you for the Yada Yada Blogger Award. Please come to my blog and bring everybody you ever knew so I may bask in your reflected glory forever and ever, amen.
Also, do you want to buy some Cialis or expensive handbags?
I’m a little late on this buuuut! I nominated you for an award!! The “I Mustache You A Question” award!! http://thelifeandtimesofamom.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/no-words-can-describe-this-feeling/
I shall follow.
Because (a) you appear quite funny, and I need to laugh more…and (b) my name is literally Chip Monck. So it seems quite necessary that said named individual would follow the blog of someone so passionate about chipmunks.
Chip Monck! CHIP MONCK!!!
THIS IS THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE.
THANK YOU. It is an honor to meet you.
After a life of mocking regarding my name, I am glad it has finally brought joy to one’s life. 😀
You can thank my three bubbles off of plumb parents for this moment of pleasure.
Believe it or not, my first “girlfriend” (8th grade was so grand) had the last name Dale. She could only endure about two days of Chip & Dale before she decided I was clearly not worth that much agony.