I Turned 22 and all I Got Was Adult Acne.

On the inside of my right nostril, over the course of one night, I have contracted either a pimple or a bug bite.

I don’t know which is worse.

On one hand, I might have a pimple inside my nose.

On the other hand, I may have inhaled a bug in the middle of the night; a bug which then proceeded to bite my nose.

So really, is there any way this is going to be a good day?

In case your Tuesday is looking anything like mine, I’m posting some pictures of my birthday flowers. It might just cheer you up.

Poor Kyle brought them to me in a brown paper bag from the flower place, and I was so excited to be able to arrange them myself. If anybody’s gonna get me flowers, getting them so I can arrange them myself is much better than buying them already fancied up. Not that I’m any Eddie Ross or Jami Parker Pitts, but I still like to try.
I got that white pitcher from Goodwill for $1.99 and like it more than most people I know. [Not you people, though. Different people.]
Here’s the arrangement from a step back…
And from one more step back. This is for anyone who’s been bugging me to show pictures of my house. Happy Tuesday. And normally, those black candlesticks aren’t there–they belong on a lower surface, but I recently had a little terror at my house, and he was obsessed with destroying anything at his eye level. I still haven’t quite recovered.
{He sure is a cute little tyrant, though.}
{Oh yeah. And don’t mind that crazy person in the mirror. She may or may not have just barely gotten out of bed. She hasn’t showered in a while. She has nothing to do with the person who runs Archives of Our Lives. Nothing at all.}
And now for a few steps closer…close-ups of flowers make me smile.
…and pretty.

Mums are quickly becoming my favourite flower (second only to snapdragons). Especially these fall-coloured ones. Poor Kyle said he got these ones because I had them in my bouquet at our wedding almost a year ago.

Svelte, PK. Very svelte.

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.

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14 Responses to I Turned 22 and all I Got Was Adult Acne.

  1. Lindsey Burnham says:

    BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the flowers, I LOVE the pitcher {such a deal}, and I love the decorating-I’m quite certain Eddie would approve!

  2. HeatherPride says:

    Oh my. PK gets mad props from me for remembering the kind of flowers that were in your wedding bouquet. You must be joking. You should rent that boy out.

    And that is the best $1.99 pitcher in the whole wide world! No question.

  3. Joel says:

    I wonder if the person who hasn’t showered in awhile might think that the said lack of showering may be the root cause of the adult acne? And your flowers are indeed very fall-y. Do you have occasion to run that there ceiling fan in Canada?

    And I bet you could do a cartwheel. Go try. Seriously. In the backyard. Nobody will see.

  4. Jami says:

    Camille! Those flowers are beautiful. I love fall flowers, I pretty much love it when spencer gives me flowers that are “normal” flower givers. Roses (gross)! Also, that pitcher is a great find, goodwill is greaat! AND, I LOVE your house pictures! The nester would be proud…and so am I!!!

  5. Kim and Jason says:

    I’m LOVIN that white pitcher!!! So cute Camille! I can’t believe you found that at Goodwill, what a steal! And your arrangement looks awesome – such adorable style :-)

  6. Molly Shumway Rawlins says:

    Loved the picture. That is a great arrangement. you have good taste. thanks for sharing them.

  7. Anonymous says:


    Those flowers are pretty. So is the f next to them. You must have someone who loves you very much who decided to make that for you.

  8. Geneva says:

    love the pitcher, love the flowers, love the piano

  9. Mistakes for Marion says:

    …obsessed with destroying anything at his eye level. I love that line.

  10. Alicia says:

    You and I must be semi-kindred spirits or something, Camille! (I say “semi” because we don’t really know all the much about each other, and I didn’t wanna creep you out by saying just kindred.) Anywho, I have LOVED snapdragons ever since my grandma showed me how to make them “snap” when I was little. PLUS, I really, really hate brushing my teeth because it is so tedious. Thank you for helping me feel a bit more normal. You’re great!

  11. Jeffer says:

    Wow..!! Those flowers are beautiful and I also love this white pitcher.

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