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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Local News

Poor Kyle had to fly down from Canada to drive me back there. I guess he thought I wouldn't actually come back.

What dear? Tomorrow's high is supposed to be freezing? Oh, that's nice. Mesa got rain today, and hail, too. It was very exciting. What's that? You had to shovel yourself out of the driveway to get to work? You were 20 minutes late? Your truck never did heat up on the thirty-minute drive? That's too bad...

I guess his suspicions were warranted. But he's here now, and we're headed to Texas to visit the far-away grandparents tomorrow. The whole lot of us--me, Poor Kyle, Adell, Clint, The Baby, and my parents. Should be a real adventure.

Since I'll be signing off for the weekend, I thought it best to leave you all with something to mull over. I do not subscribe to Google Reader (which is an application that people know when someone's blog has been updated). I find it rather thrilling to click on all the links of all the people I know (and some people I don't know).

I do not find it thrilling, however, to clickity-click on the links of boring bloggers who rarely update. It hurts my heart. In fact, there are some links I don't even bother clicking anymore, since I know I'll only be met with the painful sting of rejection. So when I come back on Monday, I am going to load up my Firefox, open my blog, and go through all of the links in both of my link-lists on the right hand side of the page. Any blogs that have not been updated in over a month are getting the kibosh. That's right. The Big Kibosh.

[Back when I was at ASU, I got so frustrated with all the "local news" guys--who would exchange phone numbers with me but never call--that I did this same thing. I went through my cell phone contact list, phoned all the contacts I'd not heard from in a while {if ever} and informed them I'd be taking them off my contact list to leave room for more with-it guys. I got quite a few lovely dates out of this tactic, but in the end, I became so disillusioned with ASU and its pitiful excuse for a meaningful student body, that I just moved to Canada. **Sorry if you went to ASU. No, truly. I am sorry. From the bottom of my heart. And if you're going there now, my advice to you is get the heck out of that hellhole, before it's too late.**]

But I digress.

To Whom it May Concern:

The following bloggers are in peril of no longer being my friend (my gosh, I feel like I'm in 4th grade all over again! I suppose I should un-invite all of you to my birthday party, too), and run the risk of being exterminated from the link list on the right-hand side of this blog. This is getting out of hand. You're becoming local news:

-Lindsey Burnham (I know you're working on one)
-Afton Willis (my gosh, Afton, give me a break!)
-Allison Pierce
-Emily Lewis
-Kim Fontes--(tsk tsk tsk)
-Tessa Burt

I know all of you are probably spectacularly busy, but come on...just one measly post. Everybody's doing it! And if you don't care whether or not I keep your link on my blog...just keep right on not posting.

Also, I have noticed a few new people saying hello to me, and I am tickled pink to know of you! I've been reading most of your blogs, and if you comment on this post, I'll make sure to add you to my links--I need to have something to put on my list of people who I actually know, since I have a feeling many of the aforementioned bloggers will shun my call to action.

Out with the old, and in with the new! I think that's how it goes.

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Blogger Kathryn said...

Yes, we have 2 fine and dandy babysitters (grandmas). I never got an e-mail back, but I figured that had to do with the little e-mail mishap we had going on and we figured things out on the babysitting front.

January 24, 2008 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Cristin said...

I know you find it thrilling to click the links, but seriously, google reader is INCREDIBLE. You should just try it... it will change your life for the better, I promise.

January 25, 2008 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Joel said...

This is a great idea. However, we don't have enough blogging friends to start picking them off. We would be happy to be part of the "new". Love reading what you write!

January 25, 2008 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Zach and Whitney said...

Camille! Its Whitney Deering Vance. I so enjoy reading your blog. Often times Zach comes running downstairs to see what Im laughing over. You are so funny! I would love for you to add me to your links and I will add you.

January 25, 2008 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Geneva said...

I'm with you friend! I like the excitement of clicking. But I have several family members that blog so infrequently, they have to e-mail everyone they know to announce a new blog has been posted. Half my link list I've just stopped clicking. I can't axe family like that though, right? I'm glad that you and Lindsay give me faithful posts to look forward to. blog on my friend, blog on

January 25, 2008 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger LetterToKayleen said...

thank you for calling afton out. please, like she's any busier than i am....i don't think so, afty. i. don't. think. so.

January 26, 2008 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger angela hardison said...

I like this idea... I probably have quite a few on my list I could give the big kibosh. You, on the other hand, update frequently and because I so enjoy your posts, I'm adding you to my list.

January 26, 2008 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

I like to read your posts! :) I always post at least once a month so I think I will be safe on your list if you add me :) yay. I have started watching Martha Stewart more often. Scarlett likes the tone of her voice, and I often find her mesmerized by her genius. :) Martha always makes me think of you and your wonderful baking endeavors (I on the other hand don't know how to cook anything)

January 26, 2008 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am SOOO ASHAMED to call two of the people on that list my sisters!!!!! Rest assure that they will be severely punished!!!!

January 27, 2008 at 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a snob you are!

January 27, 2008 at 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you always refer to your husband as "POOR KYLE?" What is wrong with him?

January 27, 2008 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Miss Kim Fontes said...

It is done my dear! Thank you for getting my back on my feet with my priorities :) I am so very excited for camp!

January 27, 2008 at 8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH BROTHER! We don't all have time to post every day like you. Give me a break!!!

January 27, 2008 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Camille,
I found your blog through Mikelle's. I went to Westwood with Adell and wondered if you could tell her hi for me the next time you talk to her, since I didn't see that she had a blog. I'd love to keep in touch with her. I also loved reading your posts, you're so creative with words and I really enjoyed it.
Thanks Camille for passing the memo along!
Tiffany (Freeman) Jennings

January 27, 2008 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger theycallmeaft said...

first of all....i love all of the angry anonymous comments you seem to get on your post. are these people kidding me?! like really if you have a problem at least leave your name. anonymous comments do nothing for no one. and secondly...the post has been made. it's been in the works for who knows how long.

January 27, 2008 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger lindser-lou said...

ohhh i am sooo glad i am not on this list! i hate getting the ax. AND getting stuck in the snow - wretched canada.

January 28, 2008 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Brad said...


January 29, 2008 at 8:36 AM  

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