Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unbelieveable: This is NOT Butter!

So, I got an email last week from Jon Acuff. Actually, it was a reply to an email that I sent him earlier which, among other things, shamlessly hyperlinked a post I wrote about Sky Mall Catalog. Anyway...his reply was to let me know that he would be linking that post to his post, The hate mail mongoose (Or the pastor's gift guide). Needless to say, I was pretty excited about the possibility of all those hits on my blog. (Why I would be excited about such self-aggrandizement* is something I should probably pray about.) But regardless, I began to think of ways to write a post that would be more "Jon Acuffish". But then it occurred to me that the reason I like "Stuff Christians Like" so much is that it's Jon being Jon. Funny, transparent, often profound, often gooberish Jon. So, for me, trying to write something like an SCL post would be as pathetic as the knock-off grocery store margarines trying to imitate "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!" with products like "You'd Think It's Butter!", or "Butter, It's Not!", or "Tastes Like Butter!", or, my new personal favorite from my peeps on my mother's side of the family: "Unbelieveable...This is not butter!" (Note the extra "e" in "unbelieveable" --That just CRACKS ME UP!) Sorry, I'm easliy amused.

Where was I? Oh yeah, the blog post. In the end, I just decided to do what I always do, which is write about whatever I happen to be thinking about at the time, which was, not surprisingly, Sky Mall. It wasn't my favorite of the series, but I worked all day (painting for a new client) and I was tired and it really takes me a long time to cut and paste all those pictures (waa, waa, waa). I probably should have just left well enough alone -- I actually really liked "Diary of a Mad Black Wiener Dog", the post from the day before. (Which, incidentally I wrote in Google Docs, posted to my blog then immediately saved it as a draft because I wanted to schedule it for the following morning.) I only tell you that as an amusing (or not) aside because my crazy friend Helen managed to post a comment within the nano-second it was up on my blog that was funnier than the original post. But I digress...

I know a whole lot of people all over the world read "Stuff Christians Like", but I had NO IDEA how many hits that hyperlink would generate! Now, I have enough of a grasp on reality to realize that the vast majority of people either read the post and said, "Eh...", or saw my half-face profile view and said, "Oh no, not THAT smart *ss!" But for those of you who liked the post enough to be back for more today, I just want to say:


P. S. - For the record, if you're wondering which of the Sky Mall posts was my favorite, I'll tell you. Honestly, I like the first four very much. Like a mother with more than one child I would have to say, "they're all my favorites for different reasons." But if I were pressed, I would have to say that the Creepy Elvis post was my favorite for two reasons. The first being that for Sky Mall to promote that product is akin to leaving an ice cream truck unattended at a Weight Watchers convention -- way too tempting. They were practically begging me to make fun of it. But the main reason I love that post is because it also featured another product called "The Slanket" and frankly, I LOVE saying that word! Slanket, slanket, SLANKET! (Like I said, I'm easily amused.)

P. P. S. - Angela, if you're reading this, I'm afraid this post might edge out yours for the most hyperlink codes in a single blog post. And because you were the lone SCL commenter who came to my rescue in my hour of need, you deserve all the credit or the blame -- depending on your perspective.

*A big shout out to Tim Keller for introducing me to the word "self-aggrandizement". Cause I'm pretty sure he reads my blog...(yeeee-ah, right.)

Okay...that's all I got. Thanks for your time. I know you've got other blogs to read! If you're looking for some really good ones, just check out the ones on my sidebar -- I dig 'em the most!


Annie K said...

I just thought I should ask for your autograph before you become too famous and forget the pleebs.

WV: Noidega (Jamaican), I have noidega mon that Katdish be so popular.

Kris said...

i am not funny or profound and i cannot will i get so many hits on my blog?


katdish said...

Dear Annie and Kris,

I'm sorry.....Do I know you?

(Baha ha ha ha!)

Helen said...

Thanks for putting in a hyperlink (correct word?) for my blog in your post. I now feel like I am sharing in your 15 minutes of fame. BTW your post was funnier than the animal diaries. It was original. I was merely reminded by you of something I read and wanted to share.
That Elvis was something wasn't he?

:: jamie :: said...

And you said my blog was where everybody is? Ha! I'm a mediumly rabid fan of Jon Acuff so I'm totally jealous! :-)

Sherri said...

katdish...remember me? Your friend Sherri.

Congrats on the link exposure-- share with us the volumn numbers--go ahead, don't be ashamed!
Enjoy it- you're amongst friends!
Really, quite an honor!!!!!

Hey, I think you'll enjoy my post today, well, the video anyway, it's right up your alley. Let's just say that My mom saw it and say that I can't play with you anymore!

Perfect timing--as you're rising to fame!

Oh, well, it's been great knowing ya'.

katdish said...

Oh, Sherri! I could never abandon our cyber friendship! Who else am I going to gross out and tease mercilessly on a semi-daily basis?

Steph at the Red Clay Diaries said...


I think since you and I are the same person in alternate universes, I should get at least half of the new traffic generated by the SCL shout-out.

I'm waiting.

tabilycl: Where the Israelite dogs in the wilderness went to worship.

Rover, Honey? Do you have the lamb ready for today's sacrifice at the Tabilycl?

Mmmmmmffff? Mmmumb?

Sorry. The blog move has made me stupid. :)

Mare said...

Oh...I can't wait to tell Chidinma that the pair of shoes she wears are actually from the hands of a celebrity. I mean, she was excited before...but will she contain herself? Yes ladies and gentleman, I even have this amazing lady's child's art on my wall.

E-bay here I come!

Sherri said...

Just giving you the heads mom saw the letter you wrote and will be responding...check back to see her response within the hour!

katdish said...


Oh, crap! (I mean, fiddle sticks!)

:: jamie :: said...

Hey, did you know that your profile is set to private, so when you leave a comment on a blog, people can't come visit your blog? You might have it that way on purpose, but just wanted to let you know in case it was a mistake. Of course, now that your becoming famous and all, you may need that anonymity. ;-)

Oh, and thanks for being my one loyal Rambling Rose reader!!!

katdish said...


No! I TOTALLY DIDN'T KNOW THAT! I'm going to check it out! Thanks for the heads up! Who knows who's been trying to get in touch with me! Lots of famous people, I'm sure!

Anonymous said...

Mom's letter is posted. SHE MADE ME type it since she has no computer. Sorry if you're offended. SHe's just pretty strict about who I play with.

PLLLEEEASE don't tell her I was here.

Sherri said...

"Special" Sherri here, sayin',

I don't care if you DO tell my mom, she'll understand---I had to defend myself!

Beth said...

Man, all this hilarity and I'm missing out....

Jon used my boys vs. girls offering idea once, but alas, no love link for me....I'm going to go pout. Ok. I'm done.

But you, my true friend, have linked to my blog at least a couple times...

All the butter pictures were cracking me up! And my kids are actually napping for once so I was trying to hold in the laughter. BFFFFFFFFT!

Sherri said...

Consider it BROUGHTN!

vanityofvanities said...

I must say that I've been proud of your successful linkage!