No “Game of Thrones” Spoilers Contained Within

Filed under a taste for tv, living in new york is neat, super furry animals

On Saturday morning, I took a cue from Han + Diana and invited Kamran and our friends Nik and Marco to The Dutch for herbed cocktails, fried chicken, and pie so tall you could use it for a baby’s highchair:

lemon meringue pie at The Dutch, NYC

Marko is the thoughtful brother, and Nik is the outrageous brother, and together, they’re a very good time. We spent most of the meal signing each other up for the Draw Something app on our various Apple products, and then I tried Kamran’s tripe and almost threw up in my mouth because it’s cow stomach lining, but then I stopped myself because it’s delicious. And it should be, because it’s made by the same chef who owns Locanda Verde with Robert De Niro. I tell you that so you’ll be dazzled by my brushes with celebrity.

Afterward, I went back to my own apartment and spent the next ten hours marathoning the entire first season of “Game of Thrones” with my friend/roommate/landlord/co-worker, Jack, and my friend Kim, whom I will always refer to as “Kim of Good Hair, Kim Luck”, even though her website has been defunct for almost a year now. As soon as I arrived, Jack handed me a save-the-date postcard for Beth‘s wedding, and Kim acted as if it’s weird that I actually want to attend the nuptials of a person I only know from the Internet, even though there was a time when I only knew Kim from the Internet, and now we’re NYCBFFs.

Game of Thrones Direwolf Collage

We ate direwolf cupcakes with grey sprinkles, looked at The Khaleesi’s boobs, and picked and re-picked our favourite characters from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. and then had a sleepover for all of five hours before I had to get to Kamran’s and Kim had to get to the gym or something ridiculous, and then neither of us watched the premiere of season two. So don’t spoil it for us. A-holes.


  1. katie ett says:

    OMG, who wants to buy me the Khaleesi’s dragon eggs from Etsy?

  2. Meredith says:

    Wow, that G of T marathon sure sounds fun…

    • katie ett says:

      Is that something you’re interested in? We’re having “Game of Thrones” viewing parties weekly with Kim at my place, so catch up and join us!

  3. Serial says:


    You’re taking me there next time I come to visit, right?

    • katie ett says:

      Gladly! My fried chicken came with the honeyest honey biscuits that you no doubt would drool onto, as well.

  4. caropal says:

    HAHA YES! Do it! Come to my wedding!

    You are the only internet-only person I invited, by the way. Just to make you feel extra-special. And, while we have never met, we have been online BFFs (Presumptuous? Sure) since 2004. I was with you during your pink LJ days! Before you got all blog-famous and started having giveaways and shiznit!

    And by that, I mean I expect to win one of those at some point, dammit. (Love youuuuuu!)

    • katie ett says:

      I want to! And Jack reminded me last night that there was a period pre-David where I was trying to get you to come to NYC and marry him, and now your save-the-date is on his fridge. Clearly he should be my date to the wedding and try to win you over before his chance is entirely gone.

      Because, you know, the bride and groom are kind of up in the air still until the actual ceremony is over. That’s how it works.

      Old school Internet BFFs forevs!

  5. Lisa says:

    And now I’m going to find you on Draw Something. Hooray!!

  6. Jessica R. says:

    And now you have to read all five books. But there is no way you can do that in 10 hours or even 10 days. The second one is sort or boring, but the rest are awesome. And I know where you can get copies of them all for your Kindle…

    I’ve watched the first two episodes of Season 1 and I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to marathon them now since I just finished reading the last book that’s out in the series… I need my khaleesi /John Snow fix!

    • katie ett says:

      I waaaaaas pretty pleased to see those books in your folder, ifyouknowwhatImean. I’m excited to read them but will miss seeing the khaleesi’s boobs all the time.

      Kim is freaking out that Mr. Martin is getting up there in age and weight. She’s worried he’s not going to live long enough to finish the series. And now that the show is popular and he has a reason to keep writing . . .

  7. Kim says:

    Ok, the lemon meringue pie DOES look pretty awesome, despite my insistence that meringue is stupid.

    I’m really glad you managed to include 3 separate character direwolves in that collage (I assume without even trying – impressive) as well as my t-shirt.

    And I second the commenter who said you should read the books. But I disagree that 2 is sort of boring … it was my second favorite! My favoritism order (best to least best) is 3, 2, 1, 5, 4. And I actually think 4 was better overall than 5, but 5 featured more of my favorite characters so I’m biased.

    But probably don’t actually read them, because they ruin your life.

    When are we watching the premiere?

    • katie ett says:

      Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting. I now have all five on my Kindle despite your warning, so maybe you really won’t see me until June.

  8. Christy says:

    We just finished the first season and will have to wait to the next comes out on DVD. Cannot believe they killed off Ned. I mean, HELLO?? Although the ending scene was nothing short of AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    • katie ett says:

      All I heard about the show was that they kill off all the main characters, so I was really expecting Ned to die much sooner and for everyone else to die, too, so it was a total non-surprise to me. Which is maybe better, considering how attached I get to characters. When people get kicked off reality shows, I’m always saying, “Oh, that’s it! I’m never watching this again.” (But then of course I do.)

      The ending was amazing, though, and I’m dying to see everything that’s beyond that wall!

  9. I’ll be doing my Bobby D all day now.
    I’m sure my wife will thank you for that.
    You talkin’ ta me?
    *head swivel*
    You talkin’ ta me?

  10. Ugh, I need another show to watch like I need a hole in the head, but everybody’s enthusiasm about Game of Thrones is making me feel left out. And you know how I hate to feel left out.