Though Lucy in Paris dot com remains my passion, I’ve been expanding my writing to other outlets, like the school newspaper and BuzzFeed. Particularly BuzzFeed this week. Now I know that all publicity is good publicity, well-behaved women rarely make history, blah blah blah, but les détracteurs vont détester. Or, en anglais, haters gonna hate.
My first article, 35 Things You Appreciate About America After Living in Europe definitely ruffled some feathers. I mean I really stirred shit up with this one. So far, it’s gotten over 450,000 views, and like 700 responses from angry readers. Allow me to grace you with a highlight reel of the best responses:
Dear Europeans of BuzzFeed, what have I done?
“Started World War III,” according to someone.
Apparently my last article upset you so,
But there are a few more things that I think you should know.
I wanted to explain but still be aesthetic,
So I said “Lucy, let’s get poetic.”
Thanks to Delta Skymiles! What did you think I meant? This summer I’ve been to Chicago, Virginia Beach, Baltimore, and, of course, Tennessee.
Chicago/Evanston to visit my Paris friends at Northwestern, which is still ranked pretty high on my list, in spite of sharing a name with Baby Kimye, whom I was hoping would be named Wild Wild, but that’s another story.
VA Beach to spend time with our friend Jules Reid.
Baltimore to see family.
And Tennessee, home sweet home.
You act all…
But really you’re like…
Netflix, swim trunks, pizza delivery, and the US dollar, just to name a few…
Made of Solo Cups. Because this is Amurica.
Abroad, it gets so annoying that you’re like…
But after being home for a month, you’re like…
My friends are like…
At this point, you’re probably sarcastically saying, Were you, like, in France or something? because I pretty much incorporate it into conversation anytime I get the chance. Is she still going to talk about living in France? Well it was basically the peak of my life so YEAH, I’d say I’m still going to talk about living in France. But just for a minute.
Remember what I said last time about being in Limbo? I take it back…