Archives of Our Lives

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Great Day at Chic-fil-A

The following conversation took place this morning at the Chic-fil-A drive-thru. The time was 8:15 a.m., just after I'd dropped off Kyle at the Sky Harbor International Airport...

Employee: It's a great day at Chic-fil-A, and my name is Lori, what can I do for you?
Me: Hi Lori. Just for the record, I think it's kind of a lousy day, but that's just my opinion, and my opinion doesn't count for much. How are you?
Lori: I'm fine, thanks. What can I get for you?
Me: Can you get me October 13th please?
Lori: (Not understanding that I just wanted her to fast-forward time for me) That's a number one chicken with cheese, anything else?
Me: No, no, October 13th!
Lori: ...Ma'am? That will be a number one with cheese, is that correct?
Me: (Realizing I was making a fool of myself and poor Lori was no therapist) Actually, Lori, I'll just have a large Diet Dr. Pepper, please.
Lori: A number one chicken with cheese and a large Diet Dr. Pepper--that will be $6.17 at the second window.

So I was very obviously sad at first this morning when I dropped off Kyle at the airport, but I am much more cheerful now--it's almost October!

You see? You see how fast September passes? It's as though five Septembers could fit into the whole of August; the difference between the two months is more than just one extra day--it's an eternity.

Speaking of eternity, I did turn 21 and I did go through the temple. Just like I said I would. Both experiences were fantastic, and the fact that I got to spend so much time with my family and future-family was just icing on the cake. Kyle and his parents flew in on Saturday, and we all had such fun trying to show the in-laws a good time. Eating out was part of every day's itinerary, and I can't think of a thing I would have changed about the week.

Stuart and Linda (yes, I have finally resigned myself to calling them Stuart and Linda [but not to their faces quite yet]) flew back across the border Wednesday; as one of my birthday bonuses, Kyle's boss (his dad) let him skip the rest of the work week to stay in the U.S.A and help with wedding stuff. I finally had to send him back this morning, which was wretched, as always, but I take consolation in the less-than-two-weeks until I get to see him again.

And after October 13th, we will be together...well...forever. I wonder if Kyle knows quite what he's in for? Probably not--Poor Kyle.

Oh p.s.: Thanks, thanks, thanks to the 23 people who posted on my blog, to make for a very happy birthday! 23!! An "Archives of Our Lives" all-time record. Splendid.



Blogger Loralee Choate said...

Comment records are always fun.

I'm glad that you don't have much longer to go...Those last days are hard enough without separation occurring simultaneously, too!

BTW...Killer dress. I love it.

September 30, 2007 at 2:46 AM  
Blogger Geneva said...

Yay for Chick-fil-A!

September 30, 2007 at 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your little experience reminds me of an epsiode of The O.C. Taylor is booking a flight and ends up going on about her ex boyfriend. But i must say I like your version
better! Im so glad you had such a wonderful birthday! Stay Happy C!!!

September 30, 2007 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Raygon said...

Camille, you look adorable in those pictures. i agree with loralee (i am reading her blog now too, thanks to you, and i love it) your dress is awesome! and i know this post is all about you, but i have to comment on adell. she is a fox with short hair! i miss seeing you guys. you are so great! just a bit longer...i am so happy for you and kyle is one lucky dog!

September 30, 2007 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Millie...No worries. Soon you will be with Kyle FOREVER, and I will have to go miles and miles and miles to visit you. A sad day for me, a good day for Kyle.

I wish I could have been with you at the Chik-Fil-A counter... that would have been hilarious! That poor girl at the counter. She just didn't know what to do...This would be an excellent scene in a movie. Or perhaps include it in one of your books. It's too, too funny!

P.S.: Thanks, Raygon, for the hair comment!

October 1, 2007 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Lindsey Burnham said...

Oh I laughed so hard when i read about you at Chick-fil-a!! To think... asking for October 13th at a drive through!! If it were only that easy.

Adell could NOT have said it better when she said that it will be a sad day for me, a happy day for Kyle when he gets you forever. I am really happy for you guys thought.

You are an amazing blogger. I hope that someday, when I grow up I will be able to be as amazing as you!

October 1, 2007 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You most ceratainly are correct. September did fly by and imagine how fast October will go. It'll be the 13th before you know it! ~A

October 2, 2007 at 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Melenie said...

What fun you had with the Chick-fil-A girl!! Although, how she got a number one out of October 13th is still a mystery.

I plan to write a "random things" post on my blog in the next day or so with a maple syrup story. Be sure to watch for it.

October 3, 2007 at 4:51 PM  

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