Friday, January 30, 2009


Long time, no blog!

Since my last post, Aileen came and visited us for a whole week (yay!) and there were many birthday celebrations and fun and food and little sleep.  All of which has been well documented via facebook and twitter and other people's blogs.  I'll get some stuff up here over the weekend, I hope.  

In the meantime, I'm looking towards the future.  Since my team did not make it to the Superbowl, I will be rooting for Bruce Springsteen's halftime show.  THE BOSS > Ben Wrecklessbiker.  And, in all honesty, the real 'big game' coming up in life is the Lakers v. Knicks at MSG on Monday.  

How stoked am I?!  Jordan "Cutie With The Big Ears" Farmar. IN. THE. FLESH.

Also, these now exist in my life:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


If you're in NYC and not busy this Friday night, come on out to Hi-Fi (Ave A between 10th and 11th) for what will likely be a complete Aileen Burns and Katie Brown takeover (a la 2007). Bring some change for the jukebox and dollar bills for the slightly skewed screen-ed Photo Hunt machine in the back corner.

Get stoked!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Re: Re: #72

And, as Erica Dagley might say... "Less than a month until NASCAR kicks off!"

Re: #72

So, this’ll likely be my last blog about football for a long while and what can I say about the game last night that hasn’t already been reported/blogged/twittered… As much as it fucking sucks to have half of our losses for the entire SEASON at the hands of the Steelers, if you want to play in the Super Bowl you’ve got to beat the best and they weren’t playing recent typical Ravens ball last night. They also haven’t had a week off since Week 2 and there’s a lot to be said for home field advantage in Pittsburgh and all those goddamn terrible towels.

-Willis McGahee was a thorn in the side of my fantasy football team. Most of his regular season games were mediocre at best but then as the post-season neared there was an added spring in his step. Glad the Steelers saw it fit to permanently remove him from the game after he scored 2 touchdowns.  I sincerely hope he’s doing okay.

-Le’Ron McClain… um, was he even in the game? What the hell! I don’t understand why they weren’t giving him the ball. He’s a big dude and can run through a pack of defenders better than McGahee. We could’ve used a little depth in our running game.

-Ed Reed… a name we didn’t often hear last night. But can you blame him? Samari Rolle didn’t even play and then his replacement and his replacement’s replacement both hobbled to their locker at points during the game. He is just one man.

-Matt Stover – This was a bummer of the game for him to end his career on. How much would I have loved to see a like 58-yard Stover field goal to send the game to 17-16. Yea… didn’t happen. Thanks Flacco for throwing that interception.

-Joe Flacco should be happy that his team isn’t from the New York metropolitan area… I can see the headline already “Flaccid Flacco Fails“. We don’t deserve to go to the Super Bowl if our quarterback rating is in the 20’s. Joe The Unflappable got flapped.

-Hines Ward. He got his. I hope he misses the Super Bowl.

When it’s all said and done, I should be so lucky that the Ravens had the season that they did. Only 2 teams seasons are lasting longer, and one of those will undoubtedly end in heartbreak.

There were so many great moments this season that I don't want to forget. McNabb getting his ass benched, beating Dallas at their last game at Texas Stadium, seeing them secure their wildcard spot in the flesh, TWO post-season wins… I just would have preferred for the season to not end with this:

But, with Flacco and Ray Rice and McClain and the amazing defense, I'm looking to the future and expect great things from this team next season. I also now have 8 more months to perfect my version of the Ray Lewis dance and now I get to play field hockey again on Sundays instead of being glued to the TV at a bar with a cold frosty beverage in hand. 

And, as Shane Told says, "That's why there's basketball." ...yes, except if the Lakers lose again tonight while I'm watching, Perry is banning me from the games.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


What's our name?


Sooooo excited for the game tonight!  Already suited up in #52.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Re: #70

My hair and outfit inspiration for this past Saturday's Mad Men party.   Not that anyone cares...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


(via Postsecret)


This weekend's Mad Men party was an overwhelming success!!  Thanks to anyone who reads this who came out.  I think our floor is still sticky from spilled Maker's Mark and my Sunday morning headache definitely lingered until Monday afternoon.  Lots of time period appropriate Polaroids were taken... though some of questionable content.  

I hope everyone readies their livers for Aileen and my joint 50th birthday party.  Coming soon to the East Village's Hi-Fi Bar.   Pictures from our "46th" birthday still haunt me on Facebook.  Should be fun!

More pictures from Saturday are here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Re: Re: #66

PLAYOFFS STATUS via iDagger this past Sunday.


BIG IN '08

I don't need to make a TOP TEN list for my favorite music from 2008.  It's easy.  Taylor Swift and Gaslight Anthem, in all incarnations - EPs, new albums, old albums, whatever.  I don't need to listen to anything else...ever.

Best shows of 2008 (in chronological order):

-Hot Water Music -- Starland Ballroom -- January 25th
-Lucero -- Austin, TX -- March 15th
-Estelle -- Highline Ballroom -- April 28th
-Silverstein with The Stick Up -- Hamilton, ON -- May 2nd
-Gaslight Anthem -- Asbury Lanes -- May 30th
-At The Gates with Darkest Hour -- Irving Plaza -- July 10th
-Rancid -- Irving Plaza -- August 13th & 14th
-Paramore -- Central Park -- August 28
-Hayden -- Bowery Ballroom -- September 12
-Drive By Truckers with Hold Steady -- Terminal 5 -- November 6th
-Owen -- Mercury Lounge -- December 6th

Best show in '08 that I missed:
-The Souls with Gaslight Anthem -- Asbury Convention Center -- December 28th

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Happy [semi-belated] New Years!  

Things I Love:
Partini - the best game ever as long as I don't draw the stupid clay sculpture cards!
"Peeking duck.... Poo poo platter!!"

Dancing/Skanking/Laughing to No Doubt's cover of The Vandals' "Oi To The World".
"On the roooof with the nunchucks Trevor broke a lot of bones... but Haji had a sword like the guy on Indiana Jones!"

#3 and #4.  
-Not smiling in photos.  My mom always warned me that my face would get stuck that way.
-Also, wearing scrunchy socks like I'm bring 1993 back.

Deviled eggs... some with bacon, some without.

Jiscilla... for being lovely as always and documenting the whole damn thing.

Things I Absolutely Do Not Love:
The realization that I'll be 25 in four short weeks.  
"Are you there, quarter-life crisis?  It's me, Katie."

Friday, January 2, 2009


Safari Perry has returned from the bush... and brought me a baby hippo!