Julie and Melissa from New Orleans almost flew on flight 11 to LAX.

Julie and Melissa from New Orleans almost flew on flight 11 to LAX.
Julie and Melissa from The Real World New Orleans planned to fly standby on early-morning flights from Boston to L.A. on Tuesday morning, but eventually decided not to; on her web site, Julie talks about seeing flight #11 hit the World Trade Center on TV, and writes, “Melissa and I could have been on that flight.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.