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…