Thursday, December 20, 2007


so thanksgiving was like a month ago, but thats okay. this was my first year not spending the holiday with my own family. we usually head off to my uncle's place, who serves up a table full of turkey, ham, steak, lamb, lobster, crab, stuffing, and other accoutrement. cause there is nothing like thanksgiving lobster. he is also the guy who has nothing but corona and blue label for the over 21 crowd, so, of course, i get hammered on blue label.

this year mrs. ktl and i passed on the hassle of flying and driving and family drama, and stayed in nyc for our first thanksgiving away from home. so we decided to have another family dinner without the drunken korean karaoke, but instead replaced one family for another. the people included max anger, mr. and mrs. tadpolebear, myself and mrs ktl, luke, and manhattan wes. and here we all are around our bountiful harvest:

please note that max is eating out of a trough. he only managed one plate, but it was a plate the size of the dinner table. we were later joined by activated charcoal and a friend of mrs. tadpolebear.

we ate, we played video games, we ate, we slept, we ate some more. max decided to make approximately 2 pies per person. mrs. ktl outdid herself and made the beautiful turkey and plenty of other thanksgiving day delights. and everyone chipped in and made it a wonderful first thanksgiving away from home.

check back for the white dianna party post.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

aint no party like a scranton party cause a scranton party dont stop!

so me mrs. ktl, cb and dr. dre took a day trip to the office convention in scranton, pa. it was all i could have hoped for and more. i laughed, i cried, it was better than cats. here are the photos of the trip...we met up with cb's sis up there, who is also a fan of the show. and yes we are all giant nerds.

darryl from the warehouse singing creep by radiohead

mrs. ktl pretending to be kelly

meredith from the show, with a police escort.

farley's restaurant, mentioned on the show, we also had some beers at poor richard's pub, which oddly enough is attached to a bowling alley.

q&a session with most of the cast members

the crew that went to scranton, this is in the gym where the office olympics were held.

creed playing with the scrantones (the guys who do the intro the the show)

the only cast members not present were jenna fischer (my one tru love, sorry mrs. ktl), steve carell, john krazinsky, rainn wilson, and paul leiberstein. i also go to shake hands with craig robinson(darryl) and oscar nunez.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

so much to catch up on

there's so much to talk about since we last talked. the office convention in scranton, pa, my brother getting engaged, etc...

i'm waiting to post up some pictures before i delve into such subjects, but i will leave you with this youtube video of me and my brother fighting, when we were younger. near the end my mom tries to break up the fight...silly. anyway, im the one with the lab coat (my mom always sided with my bro when we were fighting).

Friday, October 19, 2007


so capn dan is finally out of the army. 7 years ago, i saw him at his commissioning, when they took him from me. he's been in too long. i thought we'd never see the other side, alot has happened in 7 years. we have color tv's, we landed on the moon, brad pitt and angelina jolie had a baby. I am so happy that the army and the government no longer owns my friend. i prayed for him constantly and now the day of celebration is upon us!

so tonight lets all cheers/kompai and tip one back for capn and say a prayer for all the other boys and girls still over there, that they get home safe to the ones they love.

here's to dan b. thank you for protecting us and our freedoms. i love you and welcome, all is right with the world!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

when god gives you lemons, you FIND A NEW GOD!!!

max anger showed me these wonderful videos, personally i like the second one better, but both are amazing.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

forgot something

at the atlantic antic we saw keri russell...and she looked surprisingly like this picture. shes much thinner in real life, and smaller. but still smokin.

she had her baby with that blue carrying thingy, and her douchey husband was there. cb went all tourist on us and snapped a pic with his phone. what a embarrassment. that is all.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

last 2 weeks

this is a picture catalogue of my past 2 weeks.
so last friday, i was allowed to go on a team-building excersize....which was a booze cruise. 93 foot yacht. wonderful hor's dourves (crabcakes) and an even better lunch. and i think that the best part of it all, besides the open bar and black label, was the fact that it was from 1pm to 430pm. right in the middle of the work day. so basically i got paid to eat delicious food, drink booze, play craps and blackjack, all on a cruise around manhattan during a perfect cloudless day. why can't every work day be like this?

my yacht

the south tip of manhattan

of the 3 main buildings in the picture, i work in the one on the left. the new freedom tower should rise smack dab in the middle of those buildings.

who dat is? dats jus mah baby's daddy!! this is from the red hook ball fields and thats another man's baby im holding.

the atlantic antic, the largest street fair in nyc. its alot of fun to be had at these things. tons of great cheap food (vietnamese subs, collards greens, beer, fish cakes, gumbo) and some fun things to buy (6 point beer hat). and the company was awesome. from left to right: krishy, the weiler, slutty "the anthropomorphized recycling bin", and mrs. ktl

a giant mass of humanity

the weiler, cb, dr. dre, and krishy

and this was the day before. we went apple picking in nj with my church. a giant field of different kinds of apples, i believe the stayman weinsapps to be the best of the bunch. and then a little town with gift shops, more delicious food, animals to feed, and pumpkins to buy. the great part about the apple fields was that you could eat as many apples as you wanted and only had to pay for what you took home. i consumed my own weight in apples.

the ktl's looking good

mrs. ktl violating an apple tree

max anger eating the forbidden fruit

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

some more pics...last one is not safe for work

ariel, pocahontas, cinderella, jasmine, aurora (sleeping beauty), belle, and mulan. and the song trivia..gary was correct "the karate kid"

now here are some pictures ive been meaning to put up.

this is a shot of ground zero from my building...i work at the world financial center.

another shot from my building, this is actually from the floor where chocolate bear works.

here's ktl, max anger, and tpb being awesome at a farewell party (notice my stylin' purse)

tpb and mrs. tpb. i think maybe she lost a tooth and it's at the tip of his tongue and they're gonna put it back in.

the ktl's and the lovely couple that was leaving for cali.

the ktls and gare-bear, my marine-bio teacher from college. we are in connecticut hanging out with him and his family.

shots from the mermaid day parade....last photo is not safe for work.

and no trivia this time. i'm trying to come up with 30 complete trivias, so i can host at a local bar. wish me luck!

Monday, September 17, 2007

History repeats itself, try and you'll succeed. Never doubt that you're the one and you can have your dreams!

1. NYC, Chicago, LA, Houston, Philly
2. Laura Ingalls Wilder - very nice atl-kt
3. marshall bruce mathers III - action, good call on the "III"
4. standard and poor

and action wins the song title trivia as well.

this is going to be a short post. just wanted t update folks on what the haps is in my life. me and mrs.ktl visited dc this weekend and stayed with picker and mrs. picker., and we thank them for an awesome weekend. we had a great time watching the dawgs, eating brunch, hanging out, and some other debauchery. though, i was reminded of the fact that my wedding present to them consisted of a fun sweater for picker and nothing for mrs. picker. what i had intended was that i was going to give picker the sweater and then get something off their registry. which, of course, i never did. yes...i am, in fact, a fucking asshole. so i have to make it up to mrs. picker some how. i also had a chance to visit with my brother and his partner. they live in a nice place only a few blocks from picker. 2 cute dogs and ill post up some pictures of them soon. hopefully they'll be able to make it up here sometime in the near future.

anyway, here's the story of our 1st wedding anniversary. we decided to take a weekend jaunt to ithica, ny. full of wineries, a gorge, and a small college town, and only a few hours drive. but there was a nascar race in town, so all the rooms were totally booked...except for the honeymoon sweet at a very fancy hotel. when we arrive, it is nighttime and the place looks fancy and pretty. its a little two story number set a little ways back from the road, with forest all around and a quaint feel. we check in and come to find out that our room is total separate from the rest of the hotel. it is in fact a small tower. so we drag our bags up there and and you can't imagine our wondrous surprise when we opened the door.

okay everyone, read on and image this......a perfectly round room with a round bed in the center. at the head of the bed is where the jacuzzi bath resides. and what's this? our magical castle has a mirrored ceiling?! and whats that dangling from the mirrored ceiling.....a disco ball! this honeymoon suite truly does have it all! i know you all are jealous, and here are some fanciful pictures:

we saw the gorge, which is what ithica is kinda known for. we went to several wineries, and i even got carded and almost not served beer because my license looked suspicious.

well, here are some of the other pictures from our trip:

and here's the trivia:

name all the disney princesses, according to the official disney website.
and don't forget the song trivia.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind

well the song title trivia is back.

so many small things to update yall about.

first i have to amend my top 5. jenna fischer divorced her husband/director james gunn on account of me not putting her in my top 5. me and heather had a summer fling, short, fun, but ended messy. but i have to go back to my true love jenna. honestly, i didnt put her in my top 5 because i really think i'm in love with her, just no kissing on the mouth.

so lets give a great big ktl welcome to jenna fischer/pam beesly:

some more of "why i love nyc"

tuesday night dinners:
with tadpolebear, mrs. tpb, mrs. ktl, and max anger. its like a weekly family time. we catch up with each other, talk about books, blogs, music...well mostly tpb and mrs. ktl talk about that stuff. i just make obscene hand gestures the whole time. recently, though, we've been entertained by max anger's dating adventures.

rooftop parties:
well mainly my own roof and max anger's roof. they are great gathering places and fun spots to hang out, tho mrs. ktl won't let me bbq on our roof.

bar reis:
i've never been a regular at any establishment. so as soon as we arrived in nyc, i set out to become a regular at a local spot. it had to be cool and low key, but still kinda hip. and i found my reis. it took a little while, but soon all the bartenders knew my name, and i even got in a fantasy football league with the owner. cool huh? well, for me anyway.

some of the other fun things i've been doing.....for the last tuesday night dinner we ate at "sea". most famously known as the restaurant that zach braff works at the beginning of garden state. and mrs. ktl tells me it is also a restaurant in "sex and the city" called that had only raw food. the place where samantha and smith met. anwyay, it looked too cool for school, but surprisingly cheap eats and good eats. on the downside it had really stupid bathrooms. all the bathrooms in the place were these large round tubes, and in front of all the stall/urinals there was as cctv monitor, so you could look out onto the restaurant.

i watch ALOT of football now. i've been waiting for this time for soo long. i can't believe it's here. thursday and friday college football. i get to watch the dawgs every saturday, the falcons and the jets every sunday. and then monday night football. it's like heaven. and i have a very understanding wife who loves me and also understands this time of year. of course it helps that she is into college football and some into pro.

also, just watched "air guitar nation". a highly recommended documentary about the air guitar international championships.

and something you've all been waiting for:

1. according to a 2004 census, what were the 5 most populated cities in the US?
2. who wrote "little house on the prairie"?
3. what is eminem's real name?
4. S&P 500, what does the "s" and "p" stand for?

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

"no matter what i say it draws controversy, it's sorta like the abortion issue."

that's just a little taste of this wonderful documentary, the king of kong: a fist full of quarters. it is a story of good vs. evil. david vs. goliath. ktl vs. hipsters. a story about the world record holder of donkey kong and a challenger. it's campy and cheesy and too awesome for words. I had to remind myself several times during the movie that these were not actors, that someone really said "i have 'no surrender' on my cell phone". he is a real life dwight k shrute.

i've also started watching "how i meet your mother" and alyson hannigan has made it into my top 5. and if you're wondering who is in my top 5:

1. jennifer connelly

2. jennifer love hewitt

3. patricia heaton

4. alyson hannigan

5. heather graham

heather graham is also a late addition, but she holds 5th place fending off the likes of selma hayek, alessandra ambrossio, linda cardellini, and jenna fischer.

and my man crush goes to: topher grace
he took the coveted spot from john cusack, who held the title since its inception in 1985. but the dark horse candidate is zach braff, whose comic stylings in scrubs and the loveable hero in garden state, propelled him up the list.

and i have bought a lotto ticket for the 325 million jackpot. and im sorry for everyone who has already purchased one, i've already picked out the winner.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

more random nyc pics.....enjoy

this is me and the snapple lady. she was at a bbq festival in manhattan, which has the best bbq in the city.

this is chocolate bear and mrs. ktl at coney island. we rode the cyclone, saw the mermaid day parade, and some other chicanery

this is mrs. ktl's 25th birthday. lots of people lots o fun, we even got the elusive tl wizard to come out.

max anger and ktl about to put a beat down on someone at dodgeball. this is by far my most favorite event in nyc.

mrs. ktl, perioded, and activated charocoal at one of max anger and tl wizard's rooftop bbq parties.

tadpolebear, mrs. tpb, and mrs. ktl visiting the famous dyker heights christmas lights.

this is mrs. ktl's two favorite people in nyc (mr. ktl and dr. dre)