So, maybe you remember that I wrote to Julia asking her about the Google issue, and asking about the Blueprint cleanse issue. Julia wrote me back, I replied, and some days have passed. I wasn't expecting to hear from her again. But then yesterday I received this email from her:
So, I'm out of the country right now, but when I return to New York, why don't we get together for coffee and talk about this? I'm serious. Clearly you have a lot of great ideas, and I'm game to listen to them - but not over email.
I really hope you'll consider it. (And yes, I'll keep you anonymous, and not print anything about us meeting, if you'd like.)
I have been trying to figure out how to respond to this. It struck me as presumptuous that she would suggest coffee. Is she assuming I live in New York? Or is she wanting to find out where I live by suggesting that, whereas if I lived elsewhere I would say so when asked such a question? It also struck me that she offered to hear my ideas, but in person and not via email... while offering to keep me anonymous, when I have redundantly let the world know that I would eventually be revealing who I am (like it matters?), on my own terms. It comes off like, let me get your ideas and take the credit for it. Or, maybe she wants to actually hear what I have to say? But at this point it isn't so much about trying to help them.
Mary has turned a casual dislike for her into "a political statement, almost", because her recent statements about so many things have really offended me and pissed me off to the degree that I want nothing to do with anything that will help her. Even indirectly.
If I did talk to Julia, it would be more to ask questions I want some answers to than anything else.
I haven't yet replied to this email. I'm not sure what to say or how to say it. I will reply. And I'm sure in the interim she will see this. I will be sure to clue you in when I figure out how to handle this. In the meantime, I'm open to any suggestions from you guys as far as what to say. And if anyone has some REALISTIC questions they would like asked, email me with them. That way if I do end up talking to her, I can cover it. This doesn't mean telling me to ask her things like did she get a nose job, why does she always use the same pose, etc. That is not the type of conversation I care to have.