On Advocatemag.com: a new magazine feature

Starting in our June magazines, we’ll have a new section called “On Advocatemag.com …” In it, we’ll expand on popular blog posts and let you know what the top posts of the month were, give notice of upcoming web-related contests (and there are some really great ones coming up), profile Advocate bloggers, run great reader comments and more.

This month, we kicked off the new section by profiling a Facebook fan from each neighborhood. We couldn’t run all the questions we asked them — and there were some great answers we had to cut for space reasons — so we thought we’d run each interview in its entirety here on our blogs.

If you want to be the subject of a future Facebook fan profile, go to our Facebook page, fan us if you haven’t already, and just post “I want to be a Facebook fan profile.” We’ll take it from there.

And now, our inaugural Facebook fan profile:

Photo by Courtney Perry

Tyler Davis Arts District resident Julie McCullough Kim, 34, describes herself as a “serial entrepreneur” (Make Shop & Studio, Urban Street Bazaar, 2enju, The Pin Show). She’s married with two dogs.

What’s a little known fact about you?
I sing karaoke in the ’hood under the name Cha-Cha

What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Singing karaoke in the hood under the name Cha-Cha

What would your career be if you could do it all over again without consequences?
This is it!  I am doing exactly what I want to be doing!

What’s the one thing you wish you could do but are reasonably sure you never will?
Have time to start a family — hoping that will be one of those happy mistakes.

What makes you laugh out loud?
People who think they know me.

What’s your most treasured possession?
My great-great-grandmother’s sewing machine and some of my great-grandmother’s dresses that she made.

What’s your strangest or most random Facebook Friend connection?
I reconnected with my cousin, Sarah Cooke. She lives in Austin (we are from Ohio/Michigan), and we had not seen each other in 20 years. And we have mutual friends!

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to travel around in an RV doing craft shows with my cousins! I’m living the dream, minus the RV.

What’s one question you think other Facebook Fans could help you answer?
Why would you ever leave Oak Cliff (except to buy booze)?

If you could only eat at one neighborhood restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Spiral Diner

How would you explain your neighborhood to someone living in, say, Newfoundland?
It’s like the Brooklyn of Dallas! Creative + progressive and often viewed by outsiders as sketchy — just how we like it!

Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, Tom Thumb or somewhere else — where do you grocery shop and why?
Urban Acres – Our neighborhood Organic Co-op and Urban Farmers Market, enough said.

What brings a smile to your face every time?
Finishing a sewing project

What item in your closet is most humiliating?
My skinny jeans.

What do you miss about the you from 10 or 20 years ago?
My boobs.

What do you love about the age you’re at now?
It’s not as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, it’s a fantastic age. I will continue to tell myself this each year as I get older … and older.

What are some jobs you’ve held in the past?
Waitress, cabinet builder, cake decorator, sales and market research analyst, and online media manager.

What celebrity would you most like to meet for coffee and why?
Celebrity does not intrigue me, but I think having lunch with Amy Butler would be amazing. I would love to pick her brain about living the charmed life and balancing family life and work.

What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure website?
Regretsy.com

Do you have a favorite quote?
“Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the titanic.” -author unknown (but posted on Facebook by a dear friend)

What are you afraid of, rationally or irrationally?
“Over”-developers without concern for the soul of a neighborhood.

If you could import the brain of any person, living or dead, into your own noggin, whose would it be?
A blend of Sarah Jane Semrad and Stacy Caldwell.

Who is your hero and why?
My Mom, she is always thinking of others and looking for ways to help people and she never let me believe I was the center of the universe.

Would you skydive in the most beautiful place in the world? Why or why not?
No, I like to be in the midst of things.

Do you have an benign confessions to make?
I love to watch (the TV show) “Cheaters,” except when they are in the Bishop Arts District!

When did you realize you were no longer a child?
Last month, when my Mom gave me my own Costco card and told me I could go in my own check out lane.


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