Monday, April 03, 2006

BREAKING: Grievously Lame Blogger Wins Bloggish Award

So how many hours late am I with this exactly? It's utterly pathetic. But, yes, it turns out I won the first-ever Blooker Prize, which is a prize for books based on blogs. It's super amazing, and I'm a little sheepish about it, because of course I'm a wretched blogger. But oh well, that $2,000 is another month I can stay in my ridiculously expensive apartment....

...WHICH, by the way, you may be able to see this evening on BBC World News. They're coming here in, let's see, just over an hour. If you tune in, you'll get to see my fantastic new digs, and maybe my dog!


Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, a *major award*... You're really coming up in the world!


11:06 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

what time!?

11:35 AM  
Blogger missy said...

Hey, speaking of TV, what ever happened to the Iron Chef America appearance?

11:52 AM  
Blogger Eduardo S said...

hi julie, how are you? i work for a major brazilian daily newspaper. how can i get in touch with you for an interview? please write to me:

loads of thanks in advance


12:54 PM  
Blogger Dianak32 said...

a woman, a cook and a writer.....
and the three of them "well done"

Congratulations Julie!

1:09 PM  
Blogger My name is: Johanna Vique said...

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2:08 PM  
Blogger My name is: Johanna Vique said...

hi julie, how are you? im a producer of Radio City, an associated to the BBC of London in southamerica. how can i get in touch with you for a telephonical interview? please write to me:

kind regards


2:13 PM  
Blogger blearyinbethesda said...

Hi, Julie! I just heard about your award and would love to interview you for my all-news radio station in Washington, D.C. Please e-mail me at

2:39 PM  
Blogger blearyinbethesda said...

Hi, Julie! I'd love to interview you about the Blooker for my all-news radio station in D.C. Please e-mail me at

2:40 PM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

congratulations, young lady!

don't be so coy, your work is good!

5:08 PM  
Blogger BethYP said...

Well done! hope it we get it here in NZ. keep up the postings, they brighten the day

8:13 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Julie, the news about your award is all over the world. I read about it today in Bangalore, India, and was thrilled for you. I came across your Julie/Julia Project blog through your book, Julie/Julia. I bought the book twice (in Hong Kong) because I left it behind in a taxi the first time, and just had to finish the story. I then read every post and comment on the JJP blog. You are blessed not only with a refreshing and highly original writing style but with witty commenters. Although I'm missing some of them on 'What Could Happen'. It has been wonderful to witness your success story. More power to you. Your book is not yet available in India. As soon as it is, I will buy many copies as gifts. I know lots of people who will love it as much as I did.

2:14 AM  
Blogger Hollyfish said...

Congratulations Julie, I heard on the World News here in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. How's it feel to be at the cutting edge of new media?

By the way, loved your book, the cooking was interesting as I don't know much about it; I did enjoye going along for the ride. And I love your politics!!

I will never forget your line about evil and republicans. It equally applies to Liberal and National Party members here in Australia.
Well done. Any thoughts of coming down under?

3:56 AM  
Blogger Fernando G. Toledo said...

Congratulations. I`ve read about your prize. I never read this blog but... anyway. I suposed it`s fun. Bye.

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Blogger BethYP said...

Saw and heard you last night on our main news on NZ TV1!! Famous even in NZ! They will be asking you to visit next! Well done!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...


You deserve it! I started a food blog after reading about you in the New York Times and felt not a little annoyed that you had thought of the Project before I did, but after reading your blog (well, I'm up to January) I have to say your writing is compelling. Kudos!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Eljudio said...

Congratulations for your award!! I'm a blogger from mexico!! Congrats!!!!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi julie! I am now a blogger thanks to you. I read your cook because I love cooking and then I became obessed with the idea of blogging so now I am writing Running to Change - thanks for inspiring me. Look forward to reading more. PS Congrats on the award

7:03 AM  
Blogger ambrosia said...

Julie, I want to congratulate you heartily on winning the Blog Award. I learnt about it only today from the newspaper (Times of India) which has featured your interview. I have just started blogging so you can imagine how thrilled I am at this wonderful news. Keep it up and all the best for the future. Now I am looking forward to reading your posts :)

1:46 PM  
Blogger jolie_eats said...

hi julie, i felt compelled to say thanks for writing your book and giving me some inspiration - funnily (or not so funnily as it were) in two days i'll be 30 and have just found out i likely have PCOS, i'm less than thrilled with my job where my bosses are less than respectful, and until yesterday was living in a crazy house above a crazy landlady with four crazy and feral dogs on a crazy corner in a bad brooklyn neighborhood. so things have been slightly less than perfect. my boyfriend just gave me your book as a gift; he normally forgets the majority of things i "drop" hints about wanting but for some reason this time it stuck. when i opened it and read the first couple of pages i nearly put it down b/c i didn't want to read about someone who sounded as whiny as myself (with similar content to the gripes no less) but i'm so glad i pushed through. so thanks so much for the laughs and the inspiration to take some risks to do what you love, love what you do, and to keep on writing.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I heard the news about your award on the radio the other day but wasn't paying 100% attention until I heard your name. By then it it was too late. So it's true-

My book club and I are discussing your book tomorrow night as our April selection. Everyone thinks it was hysterical.

P.S. This is the first blog I've ever read!


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Blogger ebbye said...

wow! Congratulations - I read your book review and blog - I couldn't think of a more deserving winner

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