I’m Not as Good as Some People Think.

I’m loved.  Who knew?

No, but seriously—I’m loved.  Or at least liked.  Which is a nice feeling, you know?  It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be popular.  No, that’s not how it goes… Well, it doesn’t matter.  The point is, I was just chosen as Niki’s Featured Favourite!  This is quite an honour, considering I’ve never met her before, and she seems like one of the cool kids back in Mesa—everyone who’s anyone is commenting on her blog these days.  She must not know what a dork I am in real life.  Suckah!  I sure fooled her.

But back to business.  The duties of my short reign as Featured Favourite deemed that I answer a list of questions, which Niki then posted on her blog, in tribute {I’ve always wanted to be tributed!}.  In other words, she posted so I didn’t have to.  Thanks, Niki!  Go ahead and check it out, if you’re interested.

But it got me thinking…  I have been tributed a few times during the lifetime of this blog, and I appreciate each and every one of my precious memorials (gosh, I’m really getting a god complex, aren’t I?  Before I know it, my head will be the size of Pluto [poor little fellow deserves more tributes]).  So it seems only right that I return the favours.

I give you…

The List of People Who Like Me Enough to Say So
(chronologically ordered)

1.  Cristin {Tales of an Ordinary Housewife} mentioned me in a “favourites” post back in September—you can read it here, if you’re so inclined.  Cristin is one of the first people I ever blog stalked.  Her brother-in-law, Steffen, told me about her blog on the day I started mine.  She’s a mother of two, and a funny funny person.  She writes about things like how her mom gave her and her sisters mushroom haircuts when they were little.  What’s not to like?  Go visit her.  *I did not include a picture of Cristin because she does not have a profile/”about me” page, and I didn’t feel right stealing any other sort.  Sorry, Cristin.*

Katie2.  Katie {Confessions of a Newly Married Couple} wrote an entire post about me a few months later, in January—you can read it here.  Once again, I was the initiator of this blogging friendship—I found her blog while Googling™ “cupcake truck” [why I was looking up the term “cupcake truck,” you’ll never know].  She lives in Connecticut, which screams FANCY!, YUPPIE!, and CHIC!—three things I strive to scream myself, but have so far failed to do.  In other words, she’s living my dream.  Oh, and she works at Yale—as in…YALE.  The university.  You know, no big deal.  She’s very funny, and writes about things like her pregnant belly and girl scout cookies.  What’s not to like?  Go visit her.

Whitney3.  Whitney {Ach and Winnie} included me in a “favourites” post a month later, in February—you can read it here.  Whitney was a grade or two younger than me in high school, and we were never friends because she was too cool for me.  She still is, in fact, and I can’t figure out how she came to like me, but I take what I can get.  She and her husband make a handsome couple, indeed—you should visit her blog just to look at their lovely pictures.  She is a dance teacher, a recently-graduated interior designer, and a baby-grower [at least for another couple weeks].  She writes about things like panic attacks over pregnant feet and ill-fitting shoes.  What’s not to like?  Go visit her.

RatalieNose4.  RatalieNose {EverybodyNose} wrote about me twice in March—first, to give me an award; and second, as a fun comment giveaway sort of game.  Of all the tributees, RatalieNose knows me the closest in real life, so these posts have actual anecdotes about me.  They’re really quite lovely.  She is still in high school, and it’s fun reading her blog and remembering my own golden olden days.  She has such a positive, fresh outlook on life, and is starting to grow quite a following for such a new blogger.  She comments on nearly every post I write and has been a faithful reader almost from the beginning.  I think she likes me more than I’ve ever liked myself, which…you know…it’s nice.  RatalieNose hosts frequent “giveaways” on her blog, wherein every commenter gets something written about them in a subsequent post.  Clever.  She writes about her friends, her family, and high school life.  What’s not to like?  Go visit her.

Niki5.  Niki {A Lovely Lifestyle} wrote about me today.  I’ve never met Niki, but I feel like we are good friends anyway.  She is probably the sweetest blog friend I’ve never met—I don’t know that I’ve ever read a cynical or snarky word on her blog; she’s like 100% pure cane sugar.  She lives in Mesa and is a connoisseur of all things vintage and lovely—the pictures alone are worth the trip to her blog.  She writes about life with her quirky husband, their dog, and “Lovey,” the long-awaited baby who’s not yet hatched.  What’s not to like?  Go visit her.

If you’ve written something nice about me, but were not included in this list, I’m very sorry.  Better write another one.


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 facebook.com/archivesofourlives, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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23 Responses to I’m Not as Good as Some People Think.


  2. K just had to make sure I was first before telling you that you MADE MY DAY!!!
    I’ve been horribly sick and miserable and feeling unloved and then I read this!!!!!
    You’re the best!!!!!

  3. Niki says:

    Wow. Look at how truly lived you are!

    I’ve never been one to follow a crowd, but apparently, since I’m the fifth one to blog about you, I’ve done just that!


    Eh, I’ll let it go… You’re an easy person to like.

  4. Niki says:

    I meant to say love, not live…

    Oh, yes, and thanks for all the kind words.

    I’ve never been described as cane sugar. I could get used to that…

  5. Katie says:

    Well ain’t you just the sweeetest little thang! Thanks for the blog love. Right back at ya!

  6. Holly Decker says:

    you crack me up.
    yes, i was hoping to be featured… but not if it means my nasty picture has to be included! ;)
    so way to go on leaving me off that list!
    i have featured and adored you long time, girly… and it wont be the last. i am glad that you have such a fan club. its well earned.

  7. Whitney says:

    I was never too cool for you! WHATEVS! ha ha. Camille I have always loved you. always.

  8. HeatherPride says:

    Who doesn’t love AoOL? No one, that’s who.

  9. jethro says:

    I LIKE you. I love your blog, but i haven’t met you, so i MAY love you.
    (I love the month of May.)
    I haven’t said i like you, per se, in my blog, i’ve certainly intimated so, and i’ve shouted out for your blog, i think. However, i don’t think i would want to be tributed, i’m so not ready for my close-up.

  10. raygon says:

    Little at a time, Camille. Someday you will take over the blogging world.

    Reading your answers on Nikkis blog was fun. Our lives are so completely different. I am intrigued by yours. You always have lip gloss and chapstick in your purse. Mine is filled with bottles and diapers.(neither of which are always clean!) You drink filtered water, I drink whatever is leftover in my kids cups.

  11. jethro says:

    On second thought, i love the Camille depicted in this blog, and that would be You.
    Ain’t love god?

  12. jethro says:

    Ops, did i miss an O?

  13. Rachel says:

    Well, if you keep being clever and funny all the time, you’re bound to get some more mentions!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Well, I give you a shout-out all the time. I just don’t have a blog. I still love ya, though.

  15. grandmommycrum says:

    Hi Camille, Im Niki’s mom. You are darling, I see why my daughter thinks so!! I love your blog, it has a peaceful feeling about it. Take care, its very nice to meet you!

  16. Shalynna says:

    I’m sucked into your blog now that I’ve read Niki’s tribute. Is it okay if I browse?

    Actually, I’ve seen your hilarious/sweet/well worded comments on her blog before and they’ve caught my eye on several occasions. :)

    Anyway, my job at a desk makes it quite impossible not to look at blogs daily so yours will be new on the list.

    By the way, I’m a water brat as well. Even just brushing my teeth with sink water makes me gag.

  17. Geneva says:

    It was super fun reading your interview answers. You should be interviewed more often.

  18. Hannah says:

    Hi Camille, I was reading about you on Niki’s blog and my husband walked by and said you and your husband looked familiar and when I told him you guys live in Canada he told me that’s where he met you. He served his mission there. He said he met you at your Aunts house. Any ways, Elder Baker says HI!

  19. That interview was entertaining, of course.

    I love your blog too, even though I’ve never been nice enough to feature you. Basically it’s MY blog and I want all the credit on my blog for MYSELF.

    (That was a joke. Thought I might need to clarify that.)

  20. anon10 says:

    Your blog is awesome. I can see why so many people think so. It really makes my day!

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  22. Cristin says:

    I JUST read this. I am way behind on Google Reader (it was a ca-ray-zay weekend). Thank you so much for mentioning me, Camille. That was really sweet, because I don’t think I’m that funny. I love your blog, I should comment more. Everything you write is so funny and creative.

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