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Monday, March 31, 2008



Friday, March 21, 2008

Festival Schmestival

Hi Seattle Festival-Goers....

For the 2-3 of you Washingtonians who check this blog on a regular basis, be sure mark your calendars for the 2008 Sasquatch Festival, three days of indie-rock bliss over Memorial Day Weekend at the Gorge in George, Washington!! The Polson Kids (well, 4 out of 5 of us...plus Cousin Martha!) are crossing the mountains yet again to get sunburned, pelted by golf-ball size hail (perhaps), drink overpriced beer, and listen to some fabulous music in a truly sublime setting.

Here's just a taste of the aural wonders we'll be taking in.... Jealous?

Saturday, May 24: REM, Modest Mouse (Love), MIA, The New Pornagraphers, The National (LOVE - 3rd time I've seen them this year), Beirut (La-La-LOVE), Okkervil River.

Sunday, May 25: The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie (LOVE), Cold War Kids (3rd time in 2 years), Mates of State (LOVE - 2nd time), Rogue Wave (Who doesn't love Lake Michigan??), White Rabbits (Yeah, Brooklyn!)

Monday, May 26: Flight of the Conchords (!!!), Built to Spill (La-La-LOVE-Longtime), The Hives, Yeasayer, Battles (AMAZING. Again, go Brooklyn.), The Little Ones

Mmhmm...that's right. All that musical goodness in one place. Get your tickets now! And let me know if you want to bunk with me and Nick at the luxurious Traditional Inn in Quincy (closest motel to the Gorge).

Sadly, I won't be in town the week before to attend a festival nearly as fabulous as Sasquatch: THE SEATTLE CHEESE FESTIVAL!!! Mmm... I loves me some cheese.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Whiter than you!

Stuff White People Like that I Also Enjoy:

#88 Having Gay Friends
#85 The Wire
#84 T-Shirts
#81 Graduate School
#80 The Idea of Soccer
#78 Multilingual Children
#77 Musical Comedy
#75 Threatening to Move to Canada
#74 Oscar Parties
#73 Gentrification
#72 Study Abroad
#71 Being the only white person around
#70 Difficult Breakups
#69 Mos Def
#68 Michel Gondry
#67 Standing Still at Concerts
#66 Divorce
#65 Co-Ed Sports
#64 Recycling
#63 Expensive Sandwiches
#62 Knowing What’s Best for Poor People
#61 Bicycles
#60 Toyota Prius
#57 Juno
#56 Lawyers
#55 Apologies
#54 Kitchen Gadgets
#52 Sarah Silverman
#51 Living by the Water
#50 Irony
#49 Vintage
#48 Whole Foods and Grocery Co-ops
#47 Arts Degrees
#46 The Sunday New York Times
#45 Asian Fusion Food
#44 Public Radio
#43 Plays
#42 Sushi
#41 Indie Music
#40 Apple Products
#39 Netflix
#38 Arrested Development
#36 Breakfast Places
#35 The Daily Show/Colbert Report
#34 Architecture
#32 Vegan/Vegetarianism
#29 80s Night
#28 Not having a TV
#27 Marathons
#26 Manhattan (now Brooklyn too!)
#25 David Sedaris
#24 Wine
#23 Microbreweries
#20 Being an expert on YOUR culture
#19 Traveling
#18 Awareness
#16 Gifted Children
#15 Yoga
#14 Having Black Friends
#13 Tea
#12 Non-Profit Organizations
#11 Asian Girls
#10 Wes Anderson Movies
#9 Making you feel bad about not going outside
#8 Barack Obama
#7 Diversity
#6 Organic Food
#5 Farmer’s Markets
#3 Film Festivals
#1 Coffee

70/88 posts= I am currently 79.5% White

Monday, February 25, 2008

I need a fix

Kat(i)epo: (pressing down on Power button): I'd really think a lot more of you if you could give me a new episode of The Wire right now.

Cable Box: ...


Wednesday, February 06, 2008


"There are so few people given us to love. I want to tell my daughters this, that each time you fall in love it is important, even at nineteen. Especially at nineteen. And if you can, at nineteen, count the people you love on one hand, you will not, at forty, have run out of fingers on the other. There are so few people given us to love and they all stick."

-Anne Enright, The Gathering

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008


In the bliss of routine
-coffee, love, pond afternoons, poems-
we feel we will live
forever, until we know we feel it.
Donald Hall


Friday, December 21, 2007

Feliz Navidad, Rocket Man!

Proof that NPR can be both informative and entertaining!


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Where's the fun in that?

TP : A new Seattle law makes it illegal to harass homeless people... WTF?

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Friday, November 23, 2007

A Very Special Seattle Thanksgiving

i heart david horsey.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Overheard at NYU Law

Overheard at the NYU Law Annual Alumni Fall Lecture...

Fundraiser Extraordinaire:
"This is the oldest group of law alumni I've ever seen - and not a planned gift among 'em!"


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Work-a-day with TP

Overheard at Work by guest blogger TP :

Dead Silence, then:

Kit – Thom do you know any one that is gay because this guy I used to work with is now selling Avon who keeps trying to be my friend.
Me – Yea I have friends & family that are gay.
Kit – I don’t know what it is, maybe the way I was raised but I just don’t believe that god made people to be that way.
Me – Ok
Kit – Yeah I don’t have any gay friends but I think they just chose that lifestyle
Kit – He sells Avon, hehehe!

Then she finally stopped talking after I kept ignoring her.

(TP's commentary)
Are you serious! And mom says I only tell stories about her because I don’t like her…

I love the effects of poverty & ignorance… Keep going to church, the praying is really paying off.

And why does it smell like a litter box in here!

Real Talk!

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Friday, November 02, 2007


It's finally happening... Seattle's losing the one team it has that has actually won a championship (big surprise). And where are the Supes headed? Okla-friggin'- homa, OKAY!

I told you no good would come of this more than a year ago. But did anyone listen?? NOOOO!


Stop me, oh oh oh, stop me...

Mark Ronson is the most adorable man ever. Here's proof.

Plus he puts on a hell of a live show. My crazy coworkers and I caught him earlier this month at Webster Hall - mmmgood!


Monday, October 01, 2007

Safire on Sketchy

I'm all for life-long learning and teaching old dogs new tricks and whatnot, but I really could have done without William Safire using his new words in this weekend's NYTimes Magazine ("The College Issue") :

"I am not about to yam on (“humiliate”) readers with a lexicon of making purple
or doing the do other than to note that the most original compound along the
amatory line is the verb sexile, defined as “being locked out by your roommate
who is using the premises for an assignation to which you are not invited.” This
is somehow related to hallcest, the definition of which has not been vouchsafed
to me, but I suspect it is an extreme example of what diplomats call “proximity

Sexile?! Hallcest (or floorcest, as it was known back on C6)!! Sure, I had occasion to use these words many times during my four-year, fun-filled stay uptown; but it does not mean that they should be printed in the New York Times. Sheesh.... Is Safire off of his meds again?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Nerd Alert

TP: Ken Burns WAR is going to be the truth. Word!

Kat(i)e : Heard him on NPR this morning and got a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.

TP: Yeah, I heard him too. We have been mo' educated by NPR.

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