@juliejulie Goes to Hollywood


Rejection is never easy, but the journey must continue, especially when you have a round trip ticket from LAX back home to your real life in Oregon, which in my case involves packing up my house and moving my kids back home to Eugene where my husband’s been working for two months. I was not about […]

On June 27, 2010, in Travel, by juliejulie

Waiting for Oprah to Call in Laguna


Here’s the little movie about my day in Laguna Beach waiting for the Oprah Show to call back and tell me to meet them in L.A. for the next round of talk show host auditions. This was the same day I met Gordon, the man who does 120 push ups without breaking a sweat, and […]

On June 27, 2010, in Travel, by juliejulie

Take Off Your Shirt and Do 120 Push Ups!


The story continues: after I gave my 30 second pitch to Stacey, the casting director for Oprah’s Get your OWN Show audition last Saturday at 9:00 a.m., I had to wait the entire day for a call back. I hate to wait, so  my new BFF I met in line and I went to Laguna […]

On June 24, 2010, in Health and Wellness, Travel, by juliejulie

I Met a new BFF on the Sidewalk in Laguna


After realizing it was probably more important to make it to the Oprah OWN Talk Show audition early than to keep worrying about how my hair looked, I made the mad dash from the hotel and arrived at the Kohl’s parking lot at about 4:30 a.m. I then wasted three agonizing minutes in the car debating whether I should wear […]

On June 23, 2010, in Travel, by juliejulie

Dancing the Cha Cha with Keith


I met Keith and his lovely wife while standing in line at the open call audition for Oprah’s OWN Show competition at the Kohl’s store in Laguna Nigel, CA. We  arrived at about 4:30 a.m. and enjoyed a couple of hours of laughter and conversation before we gave our 30 second spiels to the casting directors. Keith […]

On June 22, 2010, in Travel, by juliejulie

Patricia’s Story: “I gained 100 pounds after the divorce.”


This is just the first post in a series of little stories about my trip down to Orange County for the open call for Oprah’s “Get your OWN show!” contest. Turns out there are a lot of people who want their own show, not just me. We all wound up at the Kohl’s store parking […]

On June 21, 2010, in Health and Wellness, Travel, by juliejulie

Shopping for My Oprah Moment!


Good golly, I’m excited. I’m going to Laguna Beach tomorrow for the Oprah’s OWN show open call audition. There will be a beach there. And a pool. And sun. It will be warm. It will be fun. Here’s the video I submitted for “Everyday Fitness Adventures with Julie!” You can vote over and over and […]

On June 17, 2010, in Fashion, Travel, by juliejulie

Favorite Posts


I know some of you are new, and since I ported over to WordPress, I have not tagged my posts to make it easier to search by subject.  So, here are a few reader favorites, by category. General Ridiculousness: Cooking with @juliejulie and the ShakeWeight – Just because someone had to do it! Traveling to […]

Again with My Oprah Moment


Ok people, here’s my video submission for Oprah’s OWN Network call for talk show hosts: Every Day Fitness Adventures with Julie Of course I should be doing this, it’s my calling, right? I was doing stand-up at age 4, imitating Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin in the family room at home. My family laughed hysterically, I […]

On May 29, 2010, in Travel, by juliejulie

Chubby Mommy Running Club at the Beach


This is me and my friend Sissy. She just got a beach house. I liked her before she got the beach house, but now I’ll love her forever. Sissy has many friends who love her unconditionally. I’ve been on a couple of fun trips with this group in the past, including a jaunt to Cindy’s […]

On April 20, 2010, in Club Meetups and News, Fitness Adventures, Middle-aged Angst, Running, Travel, by juliejulie
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