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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Land of the Living

I can nary believe I lived through the trauma of yesterday. Of course such an heinous thing would happen in August. I would say I "lived to tell the tale," only there is no WAY I would tell that tale over the internet. To do so would require the use of words that would instantly turn my G-rated blog into something far, far worse--like Double-X.

Anyway, I am alive; I have been tagged by my lovely friend Afton Willis, so I guess that means you have to sit there at your computer and read a bunch of stuff about me (I always like reading other peoples' tags, I just don't think people will find my own all that interesting). I call this:

The Time I Got Tagged
by Camille P. Strate

1. Au Pair in Belgium (Glorified word for "nanny"). This was amazing. I speak French.
2. Administration assistant at Arizona School of Real Estate and Business (glorified word for "secretary").
3. Sales associate at Interior Fabrics. I sold fabric. Of the long line of people who have worked there since me, I like to claim that I was the One Who Started it All. (It's not a claim--it's true; for some reason it sounds like an arrogant thing to say, though. It's just a fact. [That still sounds arrogant!])
4. Sales associate at Ann Taylor Loft. I don't think I ever brought home much of a paycheck. All I have to show for my 1.5 years at ATL is an extensive (and somewhat outdated, now) wardrobe. I like clothing my body in the latest fashions; I wish I could do it more often.
5. Delivery driver at Jason's Deli. This is a current part-time job I hold. It is not my claim to fame, and I get embarrassed any time I see people I know while I'm on the job. But it's an honest living--Walking Tall, right?
6. I also work as a sales associate at Images of Nature in the Scottsdale Fashion Mall. I dis-enjoy the Scottsdale Fashion People but I love the job, and my fellow employees.
7. Sundry other positions, like janitorial services, lawn-mowing, and even newspaper delivery. And yet, I still have no money.

-I have no problem traveling far away, even if it's only for a few days. My dear friend Chelsie once went to New York City (from Mesa) for only 18 hours. She's my hero. That said, I would pee my pants to go to any of these places: Prince Edward Island, Australia, the Ngorogoro Crater in Africa, Antarctica, Vietnam, Maine, Haggerty Georgia (fictional place, but still), or any state I have not yet seen. Traveling is one of my lifelong passions.

-I am embarrassingly easy to please. Basically any chick-flick will do. Some of my legendary favourites include: Anne of Green Gables, the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice, You've Got Mail, Princess Diaries, Lord of the Rings (all). I guess that makes me thoroughly predictable. Oh, and I really liked Stardust, too. I don't care what you say.

1. Diet Dr. Pepper
2. QT Chicken Taquitos
3. Naps
4. Spending any money at all is something I usually have to rationalise.
5. Lip Gloss

1. Mesa, AZ
2. Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
3. Brussels, Belgium
4. My heart has kind of always lived in New York City. Does that count?

-How about I just redirect you to this map...

Doesn't Colorado look lonely?

Plus Canada, Mexico, France, Belgium, England, and Scotland.

-Pickles. Krazy Sub. Carne Asada Burritos from Super Burrito. Poutine. Ramen Noodles (Maruchan, not Top). Tuna fish casserole. Uncooked vegetables with ranch.

-Let's just say the first kiss that really mattered was on the green couches at Kyle's parent's house. I am pretty sure all his siblings have kissed on those couches, and I can't decide whether to be proud to join the ranks, or kind of creeped out by that. Either way, they're in our basement now...let us hope they have good karma.

-I cannot fathom that anybody is still actually reading this. I'll do it tomorrow, so as not to kill off my friends--death by boredom would be very bad indeed.


Anonymous Melenie said...

I shall wait with baited breath to read the six things...

August 21, 2007 at 10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't even know tuna fish casserole was one of your favorite foods. Wow...What a horrible sister. I've been thinking about making that Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. (Tomorrow is chicken pot pies and gorcery shopping day. Can you say HOUSE WIFE?) I'll save some for you...

Colorado does look awfully lonely. I'll go there with you if you want. Remember: This summer is the Prince Edward Island trip, minus the fetus, who will at that point be Gwidon.

August 22, 2007 at 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S.: While I love the music accompanying your blog and am very interested in downloading those songs onto my ipod, I daresay it is time that you changed the play list. Switch it up.

P.P.S.: (Not to be confused with P.S.S...Is Brandon Burnham reading this?) Underline the titles of all those movies. MOVIE TITLES ARE ALWAYS UNDERLINED!!!

August 22, 2007 at 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Melenie said...

Oymygosh, I'm so flattered.... I just noticed I've been added to your "must read" list!

Thanks, Camille! You're so swell!

August 22, 2007 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Camille said...

Well, Mel, as you (and my sister) are the only people who comment anymore, it seemed only fitting. (My sister isn't on there because she WON'T BLOG!!! And I even set one up for her.)

August 22, 2007 at 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So poutine sounds like the most amazing food ever!


August 22, 2007 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Lindsey Burnham said...

Oh, I loved to read this! It was so fun! I agree with Adell about the music: it is a pleasant addition to a blog, and it was fun to get a new variety.

August 23, 2007 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger Lindsey Burnham said...

"I like clothing my body in the latest fashions!" SO FUNNY!!

August 23, 2007 at 12:14 PM  

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