jamie the v, it’s right there on google

This has nothing to do with anything so hopefully you won’t be disappointed because I know how you come here for a regular dose of biblical exegesis and junk. I just…I got nothin’…sorry.

Anyhoo, the other day a reader – tell me that doesn’t sound weird, I have a “reader” – anyway, this reader, Emily, told me that I was “totally google-able”. She wrote “.if you type “jamie the v” it fills it in and basically ASKS you to google you.” Cool huh! So, I don’t know how all that stuff works exactly, but I think it’s like the more something is googled, the closer it gets to being the very first thing to pop up. Or something like that, I don’t really know, I probably made that up. (I do that sometimes.)

Anyway, today I was farting around online, looking for whatever, and I remembered what Emily said, so I googled me. And it a was totally true! Crazy, right? I’m like practically famous.

Jamie the V – that’s ME! So I was all happy, but then I was like, “Jamie the ‘V’! That sounds…gross!”

But, maybe it’s just me that would think it’s icky. Ok, And my sisters. I KNOW they’ll think it sounds gross, too. My sister, Sarah, came up with a marketing slogan for the remake of the series “V” that just came out. She said, “It’s not your mother’s ‘V’!”, and we all thought that was hysterical, and then we said it like a million times, as often as we could fit it into conversation (which seems impossible, but my siblings are beyond clever and oh-so-capable of making things happen).

Anyway, the whole thing made me realize that there are a few brave souls willing to be associated with the VWM, or…*ahem*…Jamie the V. And some of you are actually spreading the word, like telling people (probably in horror, like “You have to read the blog of this whack-job in Costa Rica! This is the worst thing to happen to the Church since Ted Haggard! Google it, now!”). But, however it may have happened, and to whatever miniscule degree it is known, it still makes me smile to see that Jamie the Very Worst Missionary is kind of out there, in the world.

And that really makes me want to say thank you to those of you that read this silly blog, and to those of you that have passed it along, and to those of you who haven’t been too embarrassed to have “Jamie the V” in your search history. It’s very encouraging!

You know that thing that famous people do when they win awards, where they put their hands together like they’re praying and they press they’re fingers against their lips and mouth the words “Thank you.” while they bow a little bit again and again. I’m doing that…right now.

Um, yeah, I do know I haven’t won an award. But this feeling that I have, the feeling that comes along with being google-able, I’m pretty sure it’s just like winning a daytime Emmy or something. So how‘bout you just let me have my moment, Cool.

*praying hands, little bow* Thank you… Thank you… Thank you…



  1. Emily. :) on January 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Um. I said that. Your sister Emily may have said so too. But I knowww I said that. I remember. It made me happy.

  2. Jamie, the Very Worst Missionary on January 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Oh my gosh, Emily!!! I'm so embarrassed!! I TOTALLY thought that comment was from my SISTER!!!! Hahaha!!! SO SORRY!!! I'm totally going to change it right now. Let that be a lesson ot us all about fact checking or some crap like that….
    I'm so glad you said something 🙂

  3. Jamie, the Very Worst Missionary on January 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    There, it's fixed!! Phew – that was crazy – sorry, girl!

  4. Emily. :) on January 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Hahaha! It's fine. Don't be embarrassed. I wouldn't have said anything if I didn't know you had a sister named Emily. I would've assumed it was weird church lingo. (Ya know, the people who talk like "Brother Jones! Sister Linda!" Who always weird me out.)

  5. Zac on January 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    The V,
    You do deserve a Bloggy (I am pretty sure that is what the award is for Blogs), but I have no idea when they do the judging. Your blog is worth sharing. I definitely twittered about "your bitches" and just sent a facebook message to some people linking to several posts.

    Just the other day, my Wife and Sister-in-Law were thinking of getting nose rings and I was like, bam there's a blog for that! I'm pretty sure you don't get commercials for iPhones in Costa Rica, but they have a bunch of commercials with the tagline, 'There's an App for that.'

    Anyways, I am glad you are Googleable! I know I was happy when my browser finally got the hint that typing J-A would immediately pull up your blog.

  6. Zac on January 26, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    P.S. If you search for 'el chupacabras missionary', your blog is the third link. I would love to hear the story how that nickname came about).

  7. curiousceridwen on January 26, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I've never been bowed to before. I'm reveling in your gratitude.

  8. Carrie on January 27, 2010 at 1:35 am

    I googled my blog the other day and came up with organic underwear, Carrie Underwood (and her perfectly imperfect singing voice) and Carrie Prejean (what the heck is that all about???!!!). So be glad you're so google-able.

    I won a blog award for having the "pinkest blog". I was honored. Snort.

  9. Jamie, the Very Worst Missionary on January 27, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Zac, Thanks for linking the love! And this is lame, but there isn't really a story behind El Chupacabra's nickname. It's just what all of our Costa Rican teammates started calling him when we arrived. The kids in the precario call him "El gigante barbudo" The bearded giant. Ha! You really wouldn't believe how much he stands out here.

    Curios – every single time you leave a comment, I… I'm just gonna say it – I LOL. And then my husband is like "What's so funny?" And I'm like "Nothing." and he's like "No, what is it?" and I'm like "Nothing. Ok. Someone said something funny on my blog." And then he mocks me in a really snotty voice, like Cartman, "Dus sumsing funny om my blooooog!". Pshhh…jealous….

    Carrie – If I stop at "Jamie the" I get stuck behind Jamie the Canadian Beauty (definitely NOT me), and Jamie the Clampitt (Clampitt is her last name. How UNFORTUNATE.) It's the "V" that does it for me, moves me into #1. And, I read your blog, I'm pretty sure you'll be googleable before you know it! 🙂

  10. Pam Loomis on January 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    LOL! Okay, I just created a bookmark for your Blog page. I'm sure you can guess what it's named. Well… I did need to save some space. :o)

    Love you guys!!

    ~ Pam

  11. Sarah on March 1, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Holy cow! I just read this for the first time!!! I can't believe you quoted that!! HAhahahaahahha!! It was funny.

    I'm proud of you for your Google-ability.

  12. Katherine Michael on December 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Do you know that your google-ability has gone up? all you need to type is "jamie t" and you're like the 3rd option down.

  13. Fiona on February 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Ok, since other people are linking to you through their blogs and you seem to be ok with it, I'm going to as well. I had posted a comment a few days ago asking if you were ok with it, but I'm sure you have a MILLION people to get back to … being so googable, you just must! … so, here goes! 🙂

    Oh, and you TOTALLY deserve to be the top googled "Jamie the V" because your blog brings joy to a LOT of people.

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