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Sunday, January 08, 2006

The famous, the infamous--and S-E-X!

I have two guestbooks at my website (http://www.janetelainesmith.com). Why? I had one that I put on a "back page," since I discovered that if someone made an entry that I didn't want on there, I had no way to remove the entry. I figured nobody could find it. I later added a second one, that is on the home page. That one I can edit. Both of these guestbooks send me a notification e-mail when someone signs them.

The funny thing of it is, there are way more people who sign the "hidden" one than the one that is upfront and obvious. Now people have to really hunt to stumble across this guestbook. When I get the notification, I can click through and it goes directly to the guestbook. One day, out of curiosity, I went over there to see if I could find it on my own. It took me over 20 minutes, and that was without reading anything on any of the pages.

Now this is the part I don't understand. A lot of the people who sign that guestbook sign it from their work addresses. I wonder if their bosses know that they are spending who-knows-how-much time having fun at "my place" instead of working. Mind you, I'm not complaining. And for some reason, many of these people are either (a)Viagra salespeople, (b)people running porn sites, (c)insurance salespeople, or (d)used car salespeople. I don't understand why my website attracts this kind of a crowd. I don't write erotica. I hardly have S-E-X in my books, and when I do, it is usually between a married couple (as in House Call to the Past) or very discreet. It is certainly not graphic and explicit.

Sometimes, when I get a notification of a new signature, I go look to see who it is. Other times I just ignore them. Tonight was one of those nights when I decided to go peek at it. Well, guess what I found? THIS!

7 08.01.2006, at 09:39:31
Fullname: Paris Hilton
Email: nosasdsasdsa@saddsadh.com
Where are your from?: Paris Hilton
Homepage name: Paris Hilton
Homepage URL: http://paris-hilton.frix.be/
How good do you think this site is:
Comments: I am Paris Hilton! I like this site! Thanks! Paris Hilton

I have to ask, "Will the real Paris Hilton please stand up?" Well, I do know Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter Carol, I have brushed virtual arms with John Grisham, I know Bertrice Small (my books sit next to hers on the bookstore shelves, too!) and am acquainted with the likes of Deb Stover and Millie Criswell. I've met some unbelievably famous people. I spent an afternoon with Ike and Mamie Eisenhower at their Gettysburg farm many years ago. I once attended a presidential banquet in Venezuela. I have spoken with more than one Venezuelan ambassadors. I have sat on Hubert Humphrey's lap. (I was in 6th grade, and my parents were horrified. Why? Because he was a Democrat! Oh, horrors!)

So, maybe this IS the real Paris Hilton. In the meantime, it's fun to wonder "what if..."

And if you want some fun, head on over to my website and see if you can find the "hidden" guestbook!

Make it a great day, friends.


  • At 8:53 PM, Blogger Theresa Chaze, Wiccan Writer said…

    Janet, would you really care if some like Paris Hilton left you a message? Is she realy anyone you would like to associate with? Some people have too much time and too little respect for themselves. And even if she is the real deal, so what? In comparsion to all the people you met does she actually meet the standard.

    I've had the same kind off messages left in guest books, message boards, and free links. Basically I shake my head and delete them. They aren't worth much more.

  • At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ah Janet, on a scale of one to ten you are an eleven! I stand in awe of your celebrity rubbings (elbows that is) and if Paris is running around signing guest books -I'm delighted it was yours but heaven forbid, the girl will need to get her nails redone, all that work you know. Fun things this internet gives us to ponder. Thanks for sharing your wit and good fortune with us.

  • At 10:48 AM, Blogger Shelia said…

    I love your sense of humor.

  • At 11:01 AM, Anonymous windwalker said…

    I think that it is great that you are known in the celebrity world. Who will be next Sean Connery. Bill Pullman, Sam Elliott?
    Yes some people might say so what..It's only Paris Hilton..big deal... I say that they only wish that they could get some of the recogntion too...
    Enjoy the spotlight...you have earned it..

  • At 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If Sean Connery or Sam Elliott do come a calling.....Let me know!!!!!


  • At 11:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Paris contacted me too. ;-) Glad you got a book you can edit. You would be amazed at how many spams my book gets from the same ISP #. I go in and just delete them all.


  • At 8:49 AM, Anonymous bob said…

    i love your website!!
    can we exchange links?


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