Announcing the First Semi-Annual Meeting of the New United Blog Order™

In my spirit lives the makings of a recluse.  You think I’m kidding, but seriously…  I’m not.

haggard-recluseWouldn’t you be, if you looked like this?

It’s all good and fine to be ha-ha-very-funny on the internet, but I have hours to think of this material; in fact,  sometimes I change words to posts that are months old, just to maximise their optimum hilarity potential.  Oh, I know, it doesn’t matter—nobody ever reads the archives anyway; but that’s just me, always occupied with nonsense that will never amount to much {English degree, anyone?}.

But I digress.  The point is, I try really hard to be funny online, and here, behind the illuminated screen, it sometimes works.  I can sometimes pull it off.

In real life, though?  I’m a major let-down.

I get all nervous when I meet people from blogs (or people from anywhere, really—people just aren’t my forte), and I stumble over my words, and laugh too loud, and I stick my foot so far down my throat you’d think I was bulimic except for I don’t nearly look it.

The point of telling you all this, you ask?  Because I don’t want you to get your hopes up too high for when you meet me next month.

If you live in Arizona, or if you plan to be visiting Arizona during the first two weeks in May, start thinking about what you’re going to wear, because the pictures of this get-together will surely be posted on your blog later.  That’s right, my friends: I’m going to try and overcome my fears, and…

…deep breaths…

…stay focused…

…don’t freak out…

…meet you.

I’ve already Facebooked™ Busy Bee Lauren, and she’s game, which is good because then I can just play hookie and never even show my face.  {But I wouldn’t do that, at least not without thinking really hard about it first.}

So now, all that’s left to do, is 1) wait awhile longer, because what sort of nerd actually plans her lives three weeks in advance, and 2) figure out where this shin-dig should occur.  We’ve already agreed that food must be involved, because.  {That’s right, because.  Do you need any more explanation than that?}  But it can’t be a sit-down restaurant, for, presumably, there will be more than just two people eating, and we can’t be splitting cheques left and right all over the place.  It should be someplace more like Dairy Queen™, where everyone can order what they want, and pay as they go.  Only it can’t be Dairy Queen™, because this was my {and Lauren’s} brainchild, and I can’t eat ice cream, so…

…I’m out of ideas.

This is where you come in, friends.  Do you have any brilliant suggestions for where The First Semi-Annual Meeting of the United Blog Order™ should be held?  If so, jump in and let me know.

Also, just as some ground rules:

1.  Everybody is welcome to join the United Blog Order™ (unless I didn’t like you in high school), if he or she has a blog which the founders can investigate (because we’re no dummies; we don’t want to be accosted by creep-os).  So, if you want to join the order and attend our bash, but you don’t have a blog…BETTER START ONE.  Locations of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the United Blog Order™ will be emailed to active participants, not posted on blogs, so don’t think you can cheat the system.  And if you’re worried that I didn’t like you in high school…heh.  Sweat it out for a while.  (Just kidding: I like you.)

2.  If you are scared of people, like I am, do try to overcome your fears, because it’s going to be grand.  Facing fears builds character, after all {yeah, I never bought that rubbish either, but I sure know how to dish it out!}.

3.  I will wear makeup for you. You don’t have to—we at the United Blog Order™ are no respecters of makeup.  It’s just my own rule I made up for myself.  You know, because I’m so goal-oriented.

4.  If you are interested in joining the United Blog Order™, comment on this post. I’d like to get an idea of what we’re dealing with.  Might help me think of someplace brilliant to convene.

5.  No other rules, until further notice.

About Camille

I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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32 Responses to Announcing the First Semi-Annual Meeting of the New United Blog Order™

  1. Shesten says:

    Wait, what do you mean what kind of person plans their life three weeks ahead of time? Mine’s planned out through the end of the year already ;o) j/k, only through the end of June, seriously.

  2. Camille says:

    Shesten— No, I know, I was being tongue-in-cheek. I’M the nerd who’s not on the ball enough. Frankly, I won’t even be thinking much about May until April 24th, when I complete my last final of the semester. Priorities.

  3. Chloe says:

    I’m not from the United States and I don’t live there (and I’m not going to visit Arizona for the moment)… But it sounds great to join the United Blog Order™… What do I have to do? Can I join?
    I also get nervous when I meet people! Ha, ha!

  4. Katie says:

    Oh! I want to play! Can I play? What if I don’t live out yonder? How can far-away-bloggers participate?

    Great idea, Camille!

  5. jethro says:

    Ditto, ditto, Katie, this is a cool idea. I won’t be attending the southern meeting, i think i would probably melt, but i will be meeting Camille sometime, in the frozen tundra of middle Alberta.
    And, Camille, you will SO not be nervous around me, i’m very..very, easy to deal with, talk to, etc. Ask anyone. I’ve been working with, and hanging with, twenty-somethings for so many years, i swear i’m 20 again.
    Beyond that, i’ve always been friendly around new faces.
    My managers at work call me the “nice one”, ’cause i can talk to anyone we’re dealing with comfortably. Then they play the bad cop with suppliers and workmen and such.

  6. Maureen says:

    Ahh, too bad this didn’t happen LAST MONTH when I was actually in Arizona. In May, I will be in the most lovely, wonderful state of Nebraska! Yay…

    Like you, I am also afraid of new people, so I admire your willingness to do something like this. Have fun!

  7. Granmama says:

    A lo cal restraunt. Everyone pays their own tab. MAybe Souper Salads would be a great place. Saturday lunch is a good time.
    Preston’s Gmamamammaammama

  8. Lindsay says:

    i’m so in. just tell me when and where…it’s not like i have a life and have any other plans. which is actually pretty sad.

  9. jacque says:

    i think a great place would be burrito express… if that place even exist any more. maybe i only think its good because i’m craving a really good burrito from there… anyways. i think it could solve the dilemma of a sit down place. too bad i’ll have to miss out on the festivities! :(

  10. I’m in. (I’m invited right?)

    Kind of scary…

  11. Sounds like some strait-laced society club or something. I don’t know how easy it is to travel these days– being that money is tight around here, but I would like to be kept informed of things. It’s always nice to build an on-line community.

  12. ann marie says:

    I love it! I am so exited for you!!
    If The United Blog Order ever comes to Utah.. I want to be there! I would join!

    I have had the chance to meet 2 blog friends and I admit.. I was silly-scared. It was like internet dating.. What do I wear? Will they think I’m fat? Will they like me for REAL? etc.. etc.. It has always turned out good so far! Oh.. wait.. other than i blog friend that I was REALLY exited to meet flaked out on me a few hours before meeting. The next day she did a post about only wanting to be social on the net. I felt so bad.
    I guess that’s what you get when it comes to the net though.. Some people are just anti-social. I feel bad. I want to meet these people I associate with.
    To each is their own.
    Sorry for my novel comment…
    I’m happy for all of you guys! Woot!
    Take pictures!!

  13. ann marie says:

    Sorry.. for that typo. It was supposed to say “one” friend. Not i friend.
    I am ridiculous with my grammer and typing skills.. Sorry …

  14. It depends on when it is. I will be in Arizona May 1st-3rd. Sounds like fun though.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Guess I won’t be attending nor participating because I do not have a blog, and I will not start one. Ever. You can quote me on that and ridicule me up and down if I ever do. Have fun, though. I was going to say you could have it at my house and do a taste test, or something fun like that, but I don’t know… Do you have any weird-o blog stalkers? If not, that’s fine. Just don’t post my address on the Internet, for heaven’s sake!

  16. Ooo! That sound like fun! Count me in!

  17. Jami says:

    well this does sound like a jolly old time. I am with anonymous your sister. You could have it at my house, and then everyone could bring really yummy things (aka. 7 layer dip, tarts…stuff that is really good). But that might be to casual for what you are planning. So if it is, I think that somewhere like cafe rio (I have never been there) would be nice. Burrito express does sound yummy. I don’t know what it is lately…but I crave it breakfast, lunch and dinner (no I am not prego).
    anyways, I can’t wait!

  18. Whitney says:

    OH Pick me. Pick me! Im down for whatever. Having it at someones house and everyone brings something sounds good to me. Let me know.

  19. niki says:

    i’m with angela.

    i ditto her comment.

    there’s always joe’s bbq and costa vida…

  20. HeatherPride says:

    How fun!! You have to promise to let me know if you ever come even close to St. Louis! I would love to meet you, Camille!

  21. anna says:

    Did you like me in HS? Or should I say, would you have liked me in HS? I’ll be sure to get some sleep prior to the event so I don’t scare anyone (like I might have scared you recently…)

    Joe’s BBQ, Joe’s Farm Grill (might be too hot to eat outside), Pei Wei, Cafe Rio… mmmm, I’m hungry.

  22. anonymous says:

    what a cool idea!

  23. nancy face says:

    If senior citizens are invited, I’m so there!

    If it’s at somebody’s house, I’ll bring something scrumptious that my Hubby Man makes, because he’s a better cook than I am!

    Sheesh, EVERYBODY is a better cook than I am! ;)

  24. Alex says:

    i’m in!! how fun. can’t wait. i would say costa vida…and i saw someone mentioned joe’s farm fresh. i’ve never been there but i always hear about how awesome it is.

  25. Rachel says:

    If the UBO ever comes to Southwest Florida, I would totally be in. However for now, my children keep me chained to this state. I’ve been to Arizona once though, it was great.

  26. Geneva says:

    It sounds like fun! Although it does bring up a mountain of insecurities for us, I’m sure it will be worth it. I’ll bring food if you want to pot luck it. But going out sounds like fun too.

  27. Cristin says:

    Too bad I’m not going to be in AZ then, I would totally crash your meeting. Maybe it’s for the best since it is also very awkward for me to meet people. AND I would feel compelled to wear makeup.

  28. Lauren says:

    I say at a house. I will help decorate and everything. If not…then Costa Vida. Otherwise…I am not coming.

    Just kidding!

  29. I would LOVE to be there!!!!!
    I’d also be more than happy to help with any planning and I have a chocolate fountain that is at your disposal!

  30. kate lines says:

    i’ll be honest, i am a blog slacker. so i come days late and miss all the funny posts. but this is a great idea… hope i’m not to late. (i’ll even be the official photographer! … wait, thats lame now, huh?)

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  32. Kim says:

    I would love to go. I wish I still lived in Az…hopefully I’ll move back soon. I saw your link on Lauren’s site. Feel free to check out my blog. If out of state bloggers can be in the order…sign me up.

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