I’m Just Like Jerry Seinfeld!

My life is just like Jerry Seinfeld’s.  You remember Jerry?  The star of “the show about nothing?

picture-1Image from here.

His show was about nothing, but really, it was about everything; or should I say, every nothing.  Such a clever, catchy idea.  Of course, it appeals to the masses, because everybody has to deal with nothing every now and again. Deep, Jerry.  Deep.

Anyway, my life is just like Jerry’s.  Basically, I maintain this blog five days a week, and what do I write about?  Absolutely nothing.  Or so I’m told.  The thing about having Poor Kyle as my tech guy is…

…he suddenly has all these…opinions.

“What are you going to blog about?” he asks.

I explain to him my ideas, not really asking for his feedback, but don’t worry: He gives it anyway.

And I can’t say I really mind his opinions.  I mean, it’s nice to have another brain around who can help me think of blog topics.  And it’s comforting to know how much he does supports this venture of mine—heaven knows a lot of husbands don’t even read their spouses’ blogs.  So I’m glad about that.  I only wish that he would have…well…something useful to say about it.

I don’t mean that he’s “good for nothing.”  Au contraire—he’s valuable in more ways than I could possibly find time to list.  But when it comes to blog post ideas, he doesn’t really help all that much:

“I don’t like it,” he declares, after hearing my proposal.

“Why?”

“It’s not good.”

“Why not?”

“It’s boring.  Everybody else has already blogged about that.”

“So I need to be original?”

“Yes.  Be the better blogger.”  My husband has all these grand ideas, saying that I need to “be the better blogger,” and come up with something brilliant that will make Dooce™ seem like old news.  He’s sure I have it in me {he really is supportive}, and that all I need to do is channel my inner genius, become one with the blog, and keep my eye on the prize…  Which is motivational and all, but it still doesn’t give me anything to blog about.

“Okay…then what should I write?”

“…I don’t know.  Something good.”  Thanks, Poor Kyle.  That’s helpful.

header2Afton’s comment in the previous post hit it dead on: This attempt at a header really does sum up what Archives of Our Lives is all about. Poor Kyle, eating treats and providing comedic relief; me, trying my darndest to come up with something brilliant.

{And just for the record, Poor Kyle thinks that you think he’s dumb, and he would like me to publicly announce that he is not dumb.  He says you don’t understand that he created this website’s code pretty much from scratch.  Even though he borrowed the basic three-column foundational layer of the blog, he still had to use four different computer languages to make all the necessary changes.  It wasn’t easy figuring out how to make the date show up at the top of each post, you know.  He thinks you just assume he swiped the layout and made a few minor tweaks.  He says you don’t appreciate all that he had to go through to come up with this design.  You’ve really hurt his feelings. (Which isn’t a manly thing to say, evidently.  Poor Kyle would now like me to publicly announce that he does not have feelings.  No, no…that makes him sound cruel and heartless.  He says he does have feelings, but he doesn’t get them hurt all the time like a pansy.  He would like you all to know that he is very tough.  And hawt, too [just for good measure.])}

Isn’t it lovely how he gives me absolutely nothing to blog about?

Truly, a blog about nothing…

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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19 Responses to I’m Just Like Jerry Seinfeld!

  1. anna says:

    Just wait until you have to pick a name for a kid… my husband (the one that I really need a cool nickname for) hated every name but had no suggestions of his own. Except ridiculous ones to make me mad.

    Tell PK that I’m impressed that he created this site basically from scratch. I have a CIS degree so I can appreciate coding from scratch. And I just noticed the little, itty bitty smiley face in the bottom left corner. How cute. Did he do that? Cause that might not be manly. :)

  2. Katie says:

    Don’t freak out, but there is a slight chance that we are married to the same person. I’m not positive yet, but I’m fairy certain…

    Chris and I have this SAME conversation all the time! Or, I’ll post something and ask how it is and he’ll either give me the thumbs up or he’ll shrug his shoulders and say, “Eh…” He’s like my blog-o-meter. And ever since he started building my website (which he is learning and doing from scratch, too, PK!!), he feels he has more of a vested interest in it so he is giving his opinion more freely. I love the support, but it gets a little weird sometimes. Sometimes he makes me think about it too hard and I over-do my posting.

    What a weird world we bloggers live in.
    And what strange marriages we have.

  3. kristy says:

    i really like that header and think you should use it. Kyle should start his own blog and then he can state his own opinions on there. I just had Lee start one we’ll see how long he lasts for.

  4. HeatherPride says:

    Every blogger’s husband out there is like Poor Kyle, I think. My husband thinks I always make him look stupid on my blog too. I tell him I’m only here to report the truth, and I don’t think he looks stupid at all. But if he wants to start his own blog to counter mine, he’s welcome to it!

  5. nancy face says:

    Jeepers! An OPINION? Who knew? I’m glad my hubby likes to read my blog and leave funny, sarcastic comments…but nothing else. Tee hee! ;)

    Thanks for the burp-day wishes! By the way, I’ve known your family since the beginning of time. You know, back when dirt was invented and stuff.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I already knew PK was a genius. I’ve known that since you first brought him down to meet us. After all, he chased after you for a few years. He knew a good thing when he saw it, and held out until you were ready. Don’t worry, PK; we know what a brilliant catch you are!

    When are you coming for a visit, by the way? I miss you guys…

  7. Anonymous says:

    And I like it better without the red bar in the middle. All pink. Very nice!

  8. jami says:

    I think PK is so funny! And I KNOW that he is smart. I dont’ know a think about computers, so that puts him is a very smart place.
    I love hearing about other peoples married relationships. It is great

  9. Camille says:

    Anna– I’m already working him into my very favourite boy name. He’s going to like it by the time the kid is actually conceived. And the smiley face has something to do with the statcounter. PK didn’t pick it out, specifically, but he could change it if he wanted. However, it’s grown on me, and I like it, too.

    Katie– Seriously. Half of me wants to do a couples get-together with you and Chris, because I think we would get along so famously. The other half worries that it would turn into PK sizing up your husband and trying to decide who’s the smartest between the two of them…

    kristy– Thanks! I like it, too, but it wasn’t quite what I was going for. Maybe we’ll try again in a few months.

    HeatherPride– Yeah, I hear ya. I keep trying to get him to post his own post here, but he insists he wants to remain hidden from the world. Fine, then. I’ll write what I want.

    nancy-face– I know! I remember going to LoMia and having you teach all the wee Beehives “Cumalah, cumalah, cumalah vista.” Good times.

    Anonymous my sister– He’ll be glad to hear it. We’ll come when we come. I’d be there now if I wasn’t in school, so just you think about that next time you try and guilt me into becoming educated.

    Jami– I like hearing about other marriages, too. I think most of us are not so different from one another, in that sense.

  10. ann says:

    Good thoughts about nothing.
    I like the header also..
    My husband and your Kyle sound like twinners.. My husband had to tech -up my blog also because I wanted the house on it a certain way and the 3 columns, and didn’t like any backgrounds that came with them.. So after a week of playing around with my blog… It will always stay the same.. And that’s OK.. I’m not a huge trendy girl anyways!
    I’ve got to add you to my sidebar so I remember to check your site.. I’m kinda forgetful. That’s why I have to be organized! Ha-ha

  11. Niki says:

    Tell pk we think he’s the bees knees. Really, truly.

  12. Joel says:

    Ya’ know what? Poor Kyle is starting to sound A LOT like I did right before I started having my own entries on our blog. I was constantly bugging Aimee about what she was writing, offering no help in any way. Then she gave me access and I can write whatever I want now. You sound headed down that path…

  13. Joel says:

    And I really like the comments link at the top of the entry! That will be useful when I’m entering your $500 giveaways!!

  14. anonymous says:

    haha. don’t worry pk! we love u a lot! ..almost as much as we love camille! :)

  15. EverybodyNose says:

    PK- Go eat a sandwich. You’ll like it! Thanks for all you do!
    Camille- Let me qoute one of the best movies ever: “All these nothings have meant more to me than so many somethings, so thanks.” Amen.

  16. jeff says:

    I thank you for speaking so lovingly and informativelly of my genius nephew.

    If i were to share with you all the best compassionate thought the family has for everybody, i would probably have to live in Lethbridge.
    Something i’ve considered, though i couldn’t imagine Lethbridge, Alberta, having a happy place for me.

  17. Holly Decker says:

    hilarious.
    lately i have been going through a blog drought… i have this complex problem that nobody likes my blog and then i get stuck thinking that when i DO blog it better be good… and then i have nothing to blog.

    let me tell you something that i truly and deeply envy about YOUR blog: the fact that you dont need pictures to capture an audience. you dont need different fonts or sizes. sure, sometimes you bold things… but everything else… just relies on your words. YOU CAPTURE PEOPLE WITH YOUR WORDS and thoughts and experiences.

    i wish i had that. i end up just… trying to entertain, hoping people will come back. but alas… you have made so many NEW and exciting freinds via your blog… and my fans? just people from my past who ‘know me’ and want to see what i am up to occasionally.

    its depressing.

  18. wahtever says:

    blog about nothing..also a catchy idea~~

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