Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Week in the Life Of Cheese

Monday: Work and a root canal, nothing else needs to be said here. That was enough for one day. Oh and Gossip Girl :)
Tuesday: Work, class and skate with Gordon.
Wednesday: Work, Wednesday class canceled but still have to head to a work event. Leave work event. Walk Gordon. Go on date. Don't get enough sleep.
Thursday: This is where it gets good. This is the day that I decided to QUADRUPLE BOOK MYSELF for one evening. It went something like this:
8:30 a.m. - 4:27 p.m. WORK
4:45: Happy Hour at Sammy's with Jen, my client from ethel's. Drink wine. Eat tapas. Happiest Hours indeed.
5:45: Get home, feed Gordon, change, Hi Sienna!
6:30: Arrive at Pep's to drop Gordon off before I go to a film at UNLV
7:00: Park at UNLV
7:17: Finally find the building where the film (The Other Side of Immigration, in case you're curious) was showing. I parked SO FAR. I've been going to this school on and off since like 2002 and I still don't know my way around campus. Awesome.
8:36: Back to Pep's, eat dinner, watch Vampire Diaries.
9:47: Arrive at Tenaya Creek for Chad's (RIP) 30th Birthday get together. It is like a high school reunion. Drink beers.
10:55: Pick up Gordon from Pep's to drive home. At this point I am trying to decide if I can make my fourth obligation of the evening.
11:53: After deciding I WILL make it, dropping Gordon off, driving BACK down to the Strip, getting stuck in the worst traffic ever on Flamingo and LV Blvd (rush hour on the Strip is like 11:35 p.m.) I finally arrive to Ellis Island.
12:07 a.m.: Watch Chris perform an awesome rendition of Oasis' Wonderwall, including a remix of A MILLI over the track.
12:22: Decide to depart Ellis Island and head for Dino's where, once again, we become BEER PONG CHAMPIONS.
2:34 a.m.: Home. Sleep.
7:43 a.m.: UP FOR WORK. Big day today.
8:47 a.m. - 1:11 p.m.: Spent compiling and organizing a list of RSVPs for over 1100 people for the Lagasse Stadium party.
1:36 p.m.: Lunch with Lobo
2:34: Nap
4:07: Gordon walk
6:29 p.m.- Midnight: Arrive at The Palazzo. This evening my team and I worked on a FAB event for the opening of Emeril Lagasse's new sportsbook at the Palazzo. Bar, Book and BAM! as we like to say. The event ran very smoothly and it was awesome to be a part of a big star-studded event but I was a very tired girl when I got home at 1:02 a.m.
2:12 a.m.: SLEEP.
7:30 a.m.: Up to meet with school group at Sbux. And no, not that Sbux. Boca Park Sbux. Gordon comes with me.
12:53 p.m.: Lunch with Lo (we do this a lot)
2-4 p.m.: Lay out by the pool with Lo, finally a chance to decompress and catch up on my Entertainment and US Weeklies.
8:30 p.m.: Dinner at Firefly with friends. Sangria. Tapas. Happy.

11 p.m. - 2 a.m.: Freemont East. Don't Tell Mama. The Griffin. Watch a fight break out with a bunch of kids dressed in golf outfits. Oh, downtown.
11 a.m.: Park with Andi for dog walk
12 p.m.: Arrive to Pep's for a day filled with crafts, errands, shopping and homework
4:30: Linner with Aunt Karen
7:30: Anika comes over and we pre-party it up for the Britney Spears concert. Homemade tee-shirts included
9 - 11 p.m.: Watch Britney struggle through her last show of the Circus tour. A great time was had but she was tired and you could tell. Plus if you recall, Eener and I were just at this same show 5 months ago. But free tickets are free tickets and Britney is Britney!
1:03 a.m.: Sleep.
The rest of the day consisted of a full days work, homework, getting home, feeding and walking Gordon and meeting Aunt Karen for dinner and drinks down at Town Square.

It is now Wednesday and I still haven't caught my breath.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Go, Fight, Win!

So today is the first day of Fall. And what is more Fall than some good 'ol football? Now, I've taken this whole "getting into football" thing pretty srsly over the past two years. You see, two seasons ago (the year of 2007), I decided that I needed to have a TEAM. Lobo, as my BFF, was in football pools at work, fantasy league stuff on the side, placing bets at the sports book on the weekends and well, I was like "hey that seems like fun, I want a team." So I talked to John Bon (Lobo's brother) and he said I should pick a team based on where I am from. We came to the Baltimore Ravens except HAVE YOU SEEN THEIR COLORS? Purple and yellow?? Eh, not so much. So I based picking my team on colors. Yes, I said it. I picked The NY Giants for a classic combo of red, white and blue (just don't make me chant their colors, OK??) And do you know what happened that season, kids? THE GIANTS WON THE SUPERBOWL.

That's right. Because I was their newest fan. And damn proud of it.

So ever since that glorious day in February 2008, I have stayed true to my team. Sam (my stepdad), even gifted me with a gigantic XXL official NFL jersey that he won at the bar during Monday Night Football one night last year. And I wore it to a bar to watch one of the final Giants games last season (much to the pleasure of Scott and Lobo). And I will wear it again. Over leggings! Over pajama pants! Over jeans! Over a dress! Photos to come. Even Gordo has a Giants-themed hoody!

But I digress. The point is, I've somehow TRICKED MYSELF into really enjoying football. At first it was a joke because think about it....ME??? Loving football??? C'mon. What would I ever do with my Monday nights trying to decide between Gossip Girl and Monday Night Football (GG still wins, for the record). But then during the season of the Bear, him being the biggest Longhorns fan in Vegas, I got really into that team, too. Not that I had much of a choice but by mid-season, I was loving Colt McCoy and leaving the table with Lobo while visiting the Wicklers in Denver to CHECK THE SCORE.
Then, it happened...over the past two weeks, I've actually SAT DOWN AND WATCHED THE WHOLE GIANTS GAME by myself.

What has happened to me?

To top it ALL off, Anika and I attended the UNLV vs. Oregon State game last weekend. Yeah, we took our SATURDAY NIGHT that used to be reserved for dance floors and cosmos (but, lets be real, Club Monster Katie died with DJ AM) and went to SAM BOYD STADIUM, which I hadn't been to since Lisa and I saw N*SYNC's Celebrity Tour there in 2001. We did it right, have you no worries. We tailgated with the best of them and I even wore my school's colors (Anika, unknowingly showed up in Oregon State colors....HILARIOUS, what are the odds that she would be wearing blue and orange that night? She had to make a quick change in the car before we headed in).
We drank beer, we ate pretzels (and CHEESE, of course), we checked out the dudes (another bonus to this whole football thing), we booed and we even got up on our feet and chanted when the Rebels scored a touchdown.

Unfortunately, the Rebels lost the game that night.

Proving my theory of "if I'm supporting you, you will win" might be a little flawed but at least my Giant are holding strong.

This day, last Saturday, September 12, 2009, was the proudest day for my father. Carl must've called three or four times just to "see how the game was!" Doesn't even matter that it wasn't a Penn State game, he was just so happy to see his daughter taking an interest in the all mighty FOOTBALL SEASON.

And see, when I type that, I hear Al Roker in my head saying SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA. And I love it.
So who is with me for Sunday at 10 a.m. for the Giants vs. Tampa Bay game?? The best part of it all? If there is football on, beer drinking is allowed, it's like that whole "it's noon somewhere!" rule and I am all for it.


Thursday, September 17, 2009


So HSCOOC, it doesn't look like I'll be marrying a Followhill anytime soon.

The trip to see the Kings of Leon in Birmingham, AL has been canceled. Dawn's husband was let go and is on his way back to Vegas now.

Guess it just wasn't meant to be.

After all that, posting and the poll and finances and having to break the news to Pep that I was going to go anyways and having my Dad call and say "You better not be spending school money to fly to Alabama!" (they still think I am 12), the plane ticket, getting the time off work. And.....canceled.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Life is for Livin'

One month from today, I will either be in Nashville because the Kings of Leon just couldn't say goodbye to me OR I will be heading back to Vegas, hopefully with a signed copy of my open letter with lots of x and o's.

What can I say, the people have spoken (sorry X and Pep) and I do think it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Dawn and I are ready to party and ready for whatever this trip brings us which hopefully includes backstage passes and a sound check before the show (fingers crossed!).

I was really struggling with this decision because I know that it certainly is not the smartest thing for me to be spending my limited funds on. HOWEVER I have not done anything irresponsible and reckless since I flew to Chicago after meeting a guy at Body English one night. I knew this guy via text and email and one hazy night in a nightclub and FLEW TO CHICAGO to spend 4 days with him. That is crazy. I love you, bub, but that was crazy. My point is, look how that turned out. Nearly three years later, Cory is now one of my favorite people and that trip is definitely on the top 10 list of my life experiences. I met GREAT people (Chad!), saw the Chicago river GREEN, saw the city from an insider's perspective, experienced St. Patty's Day in one of the best cities to celebrate that glorious holiday, got my Easter Adidas and oh I could just go on and on...but I digress, the point IS, I threw caution to the wind and it turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

So here I am again, throwing caution to the wind. Just maybe, maybe I'll get a kiss out of it this time. But I would certainly settle for more life experiences and friends along the way.

Monday, September 14, 2009

SK+G Homecoming Queen

On Friday afternoon, I was crowned SK+G's Homecoming Queen, 2009.

This was an 80's themed dance which I have plenty of experience in and was happy to, once again, pull out the crimper and powder blue eyeshadow. And for those of you who know me, know that any excuse for a tutu and pearls will do.

I was so proud that I wore my sash downtown Friday night where I got a lot of responses like "Um what is that?" "Oh! I won Homecoming Queen today at work!!" "Of course you did, Katie."
No one really seemed that surprised that I was still rocking the crimped hair and sash. What does it take to surprise people these days?

And yes, tonight I will be sitting on my couch, tuning into the season 3 premiere of GOSSIP GIRL while wearing my crown and tiara.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Ok HSCOOC readers...I need your input.

My dear friend Dawn's husband was recently selected to be the new Sound Engineer for the Kings of Leon for the remainder of their tour.

I can imagine how much I FREAKED OUT when I heard this news. Would my Open Letter get in the hands of one of the Followills?? Would they accept my marriage proposal? Could this exact moment change my life (for the better) FOREVER??

And totally stoked for Sean, too. Touring with THE HOTTEST ROCKBAND IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. He is with them now and things are going well. Dawn has decided to go to the Birmingham, Alabama show to visit her man on the road.

I have been invited along and I don't know if Dawn really knows what she is signing up for here. When it comes to KOL (and a few other things), I can get pretty freakin' GIDDY.

Sean can (more than likely) score us tickets to the show. I would have to buy a plane ticket and although I'd love to think that I'd be up all night with the band, I'll probably have to get a hotel room, too. Tickets are around $235.

Now I can TOTALLY JUSTIFY this price if this means I'd get to actually meet them (and have Caleb fall in love with me) but we can't exactly guarantee that (I mean the meeting part, if I met him, OBV, he would fall in love with me). So is it worth the gamble? I mean, I would win either way because I would get to see the show again. But $235 ++ other misc. expenses is a hefty price tag for a girl who has got bills, tuition and animals to take care of.

The concert is October 15th.

Here is where you come in...see my new fancy poll over to the left? Yeah, I need you to cast your vote.

To go or not to go...that is the question.