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11

Sep

hellogiggles:

THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR WHEN YOU’RE BEING DUMPED
by Gabi Conti
http://ift.tt/1tMJvYU
Latest piece. Just a little FYI for future break-ups. xo

04

Sep

College Offering Course on Selfies

On a bright note…wish this was true. 

I Don’t Want To Be One Of Those People Who Makes A Celebrity’s Death About Themselves….

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And with this one, I can’t.

I do not have a picture of me and Joan Rivers, so I guess I failed.

I’m bad with deaths in general. I never know what to say.

My first instinct upon hearing that this comedy legend has passed was to write.

So I guess I have to make this kind of about me, as she was such a huge inspiration.

I met her last year when I was working on The Jeselnik Offensive. She was a fireball. Full of energy and exactly what I expected. I’ll never forget how we had to fax her (not e-mail) but fax her over the material for the show, and she faxed back her jokes, handwritten. I found this both awesome and charming. Very Sinatra “did it my way,” mentality.

I never got to say to Joan, what I wanted to say. I was worried it was something she probably heard a million times, or it was cliché.

What I wanted to say was, “Thank you.”

Joan has paved the way for so many female comedians. She is the reason I am pursuing comedy. I remember idolizing her as a kid, watching her on the red carpet. Loving how real she was. 

So I went to Emerson College and studied Broadcast Journalism because of Joan. I was lucky enough to cover the Emmys and the Oscars on the Red Carpet. But since this was for college, I wasn’t allowed to ask the celebrities, “who they were wearing,” or even make fun of their fashion choices. Which was very difficult for me as this was 2008-9, also known as the year of the orange spray tan.

That summer I performed stand-up comedy for the first time and fell in love. That following summer I moved to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. Shocking colleagues that I wasn’t moving to Iowa to cover the local news.

And then I saw A Piece of Work. And that’s when it all clicked. You cannot watch that documentary and not respect Joan. What an incredible life. What an incredible career. The obstacles she overcame and how she was still hustling is truly inspirational.

So Joan, thank you. Thank you for your inspiration, for working so hard and never giving up and paving the way. You will always inspire me, and now I will work harder than ever in hopes of one day inspiring someone else. 

Thank you.

Rest in Peace, Joan. 

29

Aug

That time I wrote Mark Zuckerberg a letter. 

That time I wrote Mark Zuckerberg a letter. 

*drops the mic* *quits twitter* 
But this is how it works… right? 
#FF ME

*drops the mic* *quits twitter* 

But this is how it works… right? 

#FF ME

28

Aug

hellogiggles:

THE BEST BRIDAL PARTY PHOTOS REALLY JUST EVER
by Gabi Conti
http://ift.tt/1mYtAz6
That time I wrote about weddings. 
hellogiggles:

10 SCHOOL EXPERIENCES THAT ONLY HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES
by Gabi Conti
http://ift.tt/1qG5ihZ
Apparently my high school experience was totally off base. 

hellogiggles:

10 SCHOOL EXPERIENCES THAT ONLY HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES

by Gabi Conti

http://ift.tt/1qG5ihZ

Apparently my high school experience was totally off base. 

27

Aug

mymommyissuesblog:

Jules on the VMAs and humping. Bionce = Beyonce I’m assuming… 

So I started a blog dedicated to the crazy stuff my mom texts me. Follow it. Love it. Live it. 

mymommyissuesblog:

Jules on the VMAs and humping. Bionce = Beyonce I’m assuming… 

So I started a blog dedicated to the crazy stuff my mom texts me. Follow it. Love it. Live it. 

New You Up? The Podcast: That Time We Interviewed The Creator of JSwipe

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As most of you know, I am obsessed with online dating.

So when @DavidYarus tweeted at me a few weeks ago asking if I ever considered writing about JSwipe, I assumed I had met him on “the Jewish Tinder,” and he was calling me out for having conversations like this:

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Yes, I am  on JSwipe. And no I am not Jewish, but call me Charlotte because I am so willing to convert. 

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I want to be chosen too! 

After chatting with David I soon found out he was actually the founder of the dating app (and no, that wasn’t a line).

So of course @DNealz and I HAD to interview him on our latest You Up? The Podcast Dating with Social Media. 

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And that’s exactly what we did. We chatted about how Yarus came up with the app (and then released it on Passover, fitting), and he even gave us insight on curating your best profile pictures, crafting a badass bio, and what to say when you do match. 

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So check out the latest episode. And while you’re at it download JSwipe. 

Oh hey! What are you doing this Sunday? Wanna come to this and hold hands? 

Oh hey! What are you doing this Sunday? Wanna come to this and hold hands?