Sunday, November 30, 2008


Since Aileen arrived in NYC on Wednesday afternoon, I think I have consumed roughly 5,348,921,678,264.13 calories. I think we can best chronicle her stay as a menu.

Wednesday, November 26th
-slice of pizza from Global Kitchen stuffed down throat while running from Atlantic office across Rockefeller Plaza to Conan
-grande hot chocolate/latte/mocha disaster from 30 Rock basement Starbucks
-Stella Artois (many!) at Bowery Ballroom
-club soda with smuggled contents of White Grape mini Stoli bottle
-slice from favorite L.E.S. pizza joint Rosario's
Thursday, November 27th
-catered breakfast with Sable's lobster salad, bagels and espresso
-hot apple cider at the Central Park Boat House
-grande latte with extra shot from Starbucks
-cheese ravioli from Atlas
-five hundred cups of tea while trying to stave off sickness
-Benihana's tuna streak with little shrimp guys and soup and stuff
Friday, November 28th
-steak salad and bottomless cup of coffee at The Smith
-Shanghai Square tom yum shrimp soup and pad thai
-Toll House cookie cake and 'Raspberry Blonde' beer cocktail at Heartland
-BLT hot dog goodness from Crifdog's following Top Chef episode with "make a decent hot dog quick fire challenge"
Saturday, November 29th
-giant Bloody Mary, grilled cheese, tomato soup, french fries and maple-cured bacon from Belcourt
-delicious unfiltered sake, miso soup, 2 rolls and more saki at Typhoon
-more sake
Sunday, November 30th
-countless hot/honey/bbq Croxley wings and Nacho Madness
-more beers for my 'retirement plan' punch card
-can of Campbell's condensed tomato soup (Warhol-inspired and budget friendly!)
Also in my future...
-diet pills
-stomach stapling
-diabetes and/or bulemia
-gym membership

With all this eating, I'm really not sure how we found time to...
-watch the T's tape "1-2-3-4" on Conan from the green room
-get black-out drunk at the Bowery Ballroom (Thomas took my blackberry and saw the email in which I called him 'totally hot'? File this under: Things I Don't Remember)
-watch the T's perform "1-2-3-4" on Conan on the DVR

-miss the Macy's Parade by going from the East Village to Upper West Side via 125th Street
-pose for photos in front of real life Warhol's in Perry's dad's friend's apartment
-stroll through Central Park

-nap on the couch while attempting to watch the snooze-fest that was the Lions/Titans game
-go to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Annex in SoHo (Go to this! Especially if you like The Clash!)
-see Twilight again (yes, for a third time)

-spend way too much money at American Apparel and Urban Outfitters
-watch countless NSYNC and Veronica's videos on youtube

-cheer on the Ravens to victory over the Bengals
-...and the Broncos to victory over the Jets
-...and attempt to cheer for the Lakers in their victory over the Raptors but failing to find a bar that could/would actually televise it

I wonder why I am so exhausted after a 4 1/2 day long stay-cation.
I need a vacation from my vacation.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Re: #50

Dear Tony Kanal,

If you had only told me about your FREAKIN' 2009 TOUR PLANS when I was shaking in skin with you around earlier this week.  You could've been witness to spontaneous human combustion.

Must. Take. ND Pilgrimage.  
Must. See. Live. In. Anaheim.

Really crying those excitement tears now!!


Twilight movie status, check and check.

Will blog about this as soon as Jessica does!  Wish she could have live blogged throughout the movie.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Botched stalking attempt, check.
Tony Kanal handshake, check.
Want to throw up on self, check.
Crying excitement tears, check.

Life goal, COMPLETE!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


There are currently few things that make me happier than singing along with a Taylor Swift song.  I love her and more than likely will need to dress up as her for 2009's come-dressed-as-your-favorite-nominee party a.k.a. the Anti Grammys a.k.a. Grammy watching party.

However, her penchant for awkwardly singing with props while laying down is admittedly pretty strange.  Here are some examples:

1. transistor radio in the grass

2. in bed with a guitar

3. corded telephone while painting her nails

But, my most favorite country jam of all time still remains "She's In Love With The Boy" by Trisha Yearwood.  I definitely remember my dad playing this on tape cassette while driving me to and from Red Sox coach-pitch "softball" team practice at the diamond in Point of Rocks circa 1st and 2nd grade.  

There are few things I love more than songs (or movie characters!) with my name.  You may be thinking 'Your name is Katie, dummy!  That's only the most popular name EVER for girls born between 1982 and 1985!  It's probably not hard to find things named after you.'

Au contraire.  There's only like, 5 good ones I can think of.... and that brings me to the Greatest Hits Of Katies throughout history:

Katie from "She's In Love With The Boy" [1991]
See above for video reference.
This song also totally gets name-dropped in Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs book (check out pages 180 through 181 if you've got a copy handy).

Katy from P.C.U. [1994]
Totally bad ass and bass player for the band Everyone Gets Laid. Also, she definitely nails the pre-frosh after aggressively kissing him...twice.

Katie in Wet Hot American Summer [2001]
"Listen, Coop... last night was really great. You were incredibly romantic and heroic, no doubt about it. And that's great. But I've thought about it, and my thing is this: Andy is really hot. And don't get me wrong, you're cute too, but Andy is like, cut. From marble. He's gorgeous. He has this beautiful face and this incredible body, and I genuinely don't care that he's kinda lame. I don't even care that he cheats on me. And I like you more than I like Andy, Coop, but I'm 16. And maybe it'll be a different story when I'm ready to get married, but right now, I am entirely about sex. I just wanna get laid. I just wanna take him and grab him and fuck his brains out, ya know? So that's where my priorities are right now. Sex. Specifically with Andy and not with you."
I mean, yea, she's a bitch but at least she's honest.  And who wouldn't rather take it to the bone zone with Paul Rudd?

Katy of Black Unicorn's "Katy"
My mom likes most everyone.  It's my dad I'd be more worried about... And I live in New York - no attic or basement hiding possible.  So, uh, come visit!?
Katy - Black Unicorn

The daughter in "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" by Herman's Hermits [1965]
I kinda hope this is an anthem for any dude whose heart I've broken (knowingly or unknowingly) 
Mrs. Brown, Youve Got A Lovely Daughter - Hermans Hermits

Honorable Mention:
Katie from The Matches' "What Katie Said" [2006]
Much like Katie from Wet Hot American Summer, this Katie is also kinda sucks.  ((Sidenote: Dear Matches, See you dudes tomorrow!))
What Katie Said - The Matches

Monday, November 10, 2008

Re: #46

Carly and I sing our song... literally.  
Shane and Kevin are not stoked.

Taylor Swift from perry greenspan on Vimeo.

I sing about/to Shane Told - Paraoke [that's Paramore karaoke] style.
Dude, that's what you get.

Kevin dances in Times Square!

Kevin Dancing with John Lennon from perry greenspan on Vimeo


The seaweed in my miso soup looks like baby seahorses.

Have I just been at work for too long today or is the China Regency totally fucking me with? Please discuss.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Finally finished reading the Big Damn Rat Book this evening...

I want to leave everyone with one more passage from the book.  So the author, Robert Sullivan, was discussing Irish and German immigrants and problems that NYC officials faced having to keep those groups under control, particularly between Henry Bergh and Kit Burns.  This is all totally happening circa Gangs of New York-era.
"Thankfully, he [Bergh] did eventually stop rat fights and the like, though such events persisted for some time - people naturally want to gather in crowds and eat and drink and cheer and sometimes get into brawl. [Duh, ever watched a Yankees vs. Red Sox game?]  Some historians argue that the end of rat fights did not come until the next inexpensive crowd-pleasing sporting event was finally embraced by the growing number of inner-city residents in New York and all over America: baseball."
Baseball FTW!!
[Also, in crowd-pleasing sporting event related news, Ravens FTW!!]

Now onto Chasing Cool: Standing Out In Today's Cluttered Marketplace.  
Marketing books FTW!!

After that, I may finally crack into my Teach Yourself: Beginner's Dutch book and cds.
Hacking and gagging and spitting sounds FTW!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


As always, Team Stein hangs are too, too short and few and far between.  Last night, they descended upon New York City and as always, fun ensued.

Some of my favorite quotes of the night, not in chronological order:
  • "Keyboard players usually mean the band sucks."
  • "Wait... She's married to that guy?... But what about the attractive guy with the wedding ring?... Oh shit...  That's her brother???"
  • "If I were him, I'd be suicidal too."
  • "It's so salty that it makes me grimace."  "Oh yea, that's what she said!"
  • "Five pints of Harp, please."
  • "Those are Shane's 'my-junk-looks-huge-from-f.o.h.' pants."
  • "That's what you get when you're Shane Told, whooooooooa!"
  • "Can you make sure Danny's in his bunk? The closer top right..." "He's there.  I teabagged him to make sure."
  • "Verb The Noun's drummer got hit by a car today... Yea, it's a bummer... No, he's okay."
  • "We took a consensus and we need to know, have you ever had butt sex?" "Me?  No.  Wait, with a woman?  Only once.  She wanted it."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Via my blackberry camera.

Exhibit A:  Ryan Brady's Girlfriend Chart
Seems like whatever....

But... upon closer inspection...
Please refer to Exhibit B:
"Light skin, auburn hair, brown eyes, with earrings" and a haircut with bangs gets the big X.
Dude, that's totally me in doll form.  What the fuck.

Exhibit C:
Also, I redecorated at the office today.  I'd had enough of that Paolo Nutini photo I've been staring at for like 2 years and decided to take matter into my own hands.  Hello Edward Cullen!  My literary crush on your isn't weird at all.

Also, it sounds like the Giants won the Superbowl again outside my window!  Woo.  Yay Uhmerika!  

I'm stoked... but I'm also old and want to sleep.  Thanks.  

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Just a quick preview....

I'm down with G-O-P!  Yea, you know me!

EDITOR'S NOTE (circa 11/8/08):  The number of people who have insinuated that I voted for the McCain/Palin ticket is awkwardly staggering.  It was a Halloween costume.  I voted for Obama, successfully canceling out my father or brother's vote - take your pick.  Next year for Halloween, I may go as 'Palin On Election Night'.  Blue suit, hair down, tears streaming down face.