This month I’m participating in NaNoWriMo. Since I won’t have as much time to blog, I asked some of my favorite bloggers to guest post for me – and some of them were actually willing to do it. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do; they have become my friends through this crazy little thing known as the internet, and I’m grateful for their support. -Tricia
By Julia Roberts
You know what’s really fun?
Thinking of your name being Julia Roberts the morning after your favorite guy asks you to marry him because your name is Julia and his last name is Roberts.
Only guess what? It was so much more fun in thought than practice!
This was a mere 19 years ago just a little bit after Julia Roberts she played a hooker in that little movie you might not have heard of called Pretty Woman. Who knew she’d be so famous? I don’t know, maybe if I’d known that I’d kept my original last name. Probably not.
The little detail I did not consider that morning when I was all lovey dovey with my fiancé is all the commentary about my soon-to-be name (and my commentary back) because it was famous. Here’s just a sampling…
“Wait. Is this THE Julia Roberts?”
“Yeah, it’s me. I’m making my own tire rotation appointment.”
“How’s the movie biz?”
“It’s okay. Just turned down something with Woody Allen.”
“I loved your last movie.”
“Haha. I have never heard that one before.”
“Can I have some money?”
“Um, no. Even a rich actor isn’t going to give you money.”
“Hey, it’s Julia Roberts!”
“Hey! You know I’m not her, her, right?”
“Is it so cool to have her name?”
“What makes you think she doesn’t have MY name?”
There’s just a lot to consider when you marry into a famous name, I’m not kidding. When I speak publicly at events, there is always a chuckle when I’m introduced so my intro about myself is usually “Yes, I’m Julia Not-That-Julia-Roberts Roberts.” If I were to – and I’m not saying I have – if I were to use my name for a reservation at a restaurant they’d only be disappointed when I arrived.
The real problem, you ask? The BIGGEST PROBLEM with having HER name? My Twitter handle. THAT Julia Roberts will not give me her Twitter name, @JuliaRoberts. So, I have a little favor to ask? Would you all mind tweeting Julia and plead with her to give my handle handle to me? She’s not even on Twitter. How unfair is it for her to keep it from me? It also drives me crazy that her account is “Verified” and noted with that blue check mark. WHATEVER.
I’m the verified Julia Roberts and you know it.
Julia Roberts married into the name. In case you didn’t know, (the famous) Julia Roberts will not call your establishment to argue about her cell phone charges. To make matters worse, this Julia Roberts husband’s name is Julian. They own a marketing firm together. They know. It’s a bit much for them, too. A geneticist’s dream, they produced two cute kids with a rare syndrome that has resulted in kidney transplants for both at age of 8. Julia’s professional site is TheOtherJulia Roberts.com. Really. You can find her on twitter as @juliaroberts1.