Saturday, December 26, 2009

I Told You

A while back I told you that soon I would have incontrovertible proof that I am a ninja. Well, it's finally here. And don't be hating my hair/smudgy makeup. This is pretty much right after rolling out of bed on Christmas morning.

Monday, December 21, 2009

On Hold

The breakthrough will have to wait. Through his actions, theEx kindly reminded me today in mediation of some of the reasons we are divorcing. I'm feeling more like breaking something than grieving. Good riddance, I say. I'll be back on track tomorrow or the next day - I've never been able to hold on to feelings of hate very long. And as for how this feeling actually manifests itself, I get very quiet and shut down. I just want to go to sleep. I've also been stuffing my face for the last hour (Thai curry, a raw date/nut bar, and coconut patties).

Other side of the coin

I am losing a lot. But there are some benefits too. For example, I can now freely listen to:

- Bolero (TheEx was hazed into his fraternity with that song playing on repeat in the background for hours and understandably hated it)

- Elvis (his mother listened to this a lot when he was a kid and he was all Elvised out)

- military/soldier songs (he really wanted to be in the military and it was hard for him to listen to soldier songs)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

You really want that mustard blend

Google Analytics has been tracking my website for just over 3 years. I assume that's when I installed Analytics, since my blog is actually nearly 5 years old. Over the past 3 years, the top keywords used to find my blog have consistently been some variation of "Texadelphia mustard blend". As of today, my top 10 results are:

1. katie words
2. katies world
3. texadelphia mustard blend recipe
4. texadelphia queso recipe
5. texadelphia calories
6. bajio grill calories
7. texadelphia nutritional info
8. texadelphia mustard sauce recipe
9. texadelphia mustard blend
10. katie's world

I have a few things to say about this. First of all, if you're concerned about calories or nutrition, don't even bother going to Texadelphia. Seriously. No matter what your nutritional concern is, they probably violate it. But it just tastes so darn good. Mmmmm.

Secondly, I posted once about trying to figure out the Texadelphia mustard blend recipe. But I never got around to doing it! So you're out of luck with that. Part of the reason I didn't do it is because the Texadelphia Cheesesteak with mustard blend is an entire experience. The mustard blend is great, but the cheesesteak itself is unique as well. I assumed that even if I found a cheesesteak in Utah and added my own mustard blend, it would never match up to the real thing. I'll just have to wait until the next time I visit Texas (they have locations in Houston, Austin, Dallas, or San Antonio).

Also, as a little dose of reality, I don't really get THAT many hits on Texadelphia. Over the past 3 years, I've had 274 visits to my blog from people looking for Texadelphia. That's a lot, but not really, when spread over 3 years.

I didn't look very closely at my results, other than to skim looking for the word Texadelphia, but these were two of the weirdest results I had:

"women" "typical passwords" "email"
First of all, I don't think you need to use that many quote marks. Second, mind your own business. However, if your wife is cheating on you and you need that password to confirm it, go for it!

average hair grow 40 feet per night
Um, I don't think you would call that average. But wouldn't that be awesome? You could go with a short spiky cut one day, and the next have it floor length. If I ever get my own world, in addition to all the hair being rainbow colored, it's going to grow as fast as the person wants it to.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Worst Christmas Song of All Time

Which Christmas song do you dislike the most? I think this is one of my least favorites:

The benefit of this video is that it has sweet 80's style!

Why on earth would people do covers of this song?

Even Glee is getting in on it?!?!

And no, of course I didn't listen to all of those before I embedded them. Ew. I did have to at least listen to a few seconds to make sure it really was the same song. The one by Cascada (whoever they/she are/is) is slightly acceptable.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


I was reading the Dave Ramsey newsletter this week, and I came across this story about a horrible gift:
Christmas 1994 – It was our first Christmas together as a married couple. My husband bought me an ironing board because he needed his shirts to be ironed. He also bought me cookie sheets and cooling racks. I was furious! Now we laugh about it.

Is there something wrong with those gifts? I'll admit that I'm not your stereotypical woman. And 'receiving gifts' comes in last place on my list of Love Languages. So maybe I just don't get it. I mean, of course I like romantic gifts. But I always want the types of things this lady mentions. One of my most memorable Valentine's Day gifts was when I got a gift certificate to Pampered Chef. And last year I asked for an ironing board for my birthday.

Maybe it was the intent behind the gift. I got the cooking stuff because I wanted it. I got the ironing board because I needed it to iron my own clothes. This lady's husband sounds like he got these things to benefit himself. I can see the difference there. But other than that, am I just weird for wanting practical, useful things?

This year I have received or bought myself several nice birthday/Christmas gifts. My parents gave me money for a haircut, and I am going to buy a dress. But my other super-awesome gift that I'm buying for myself is a Bissell Steam Mop! Amazon has got it on sale for $30 off right now. (That link is my friend's affiliate link. She loves the Bissell Steam Mop and has written about it on several of her blogs over the years.) I am beyond excited to get this! I don't think I'll be waiting until Christmas to use it.