Yeah I liked Katy Lied quite a bit too and I ended up spinning that and The Royal Scam more than any other Steely Dan. Not even intentionally but just something about those really appealed to me. The Royal Scam I think is my favorite Steely Dan album overall and I spun that the most of all their albums (although I have yet to absorb Aja and Gaucho, not too familiar with those yet).
The Royal Scam sounds like the most "diverse" and varied Steely Dan album I've ever heard. Has a reggaeish song, and "Sign In Stranger" is an underrated tune that doesnt sound like much other of their stuff. "Everything You Did" is hilarious in how bitter and vengeful it sounds lyrically. Reminds me of somethin like "Your Dictionary" by XTC. Bitter cheated-on song airing out all dirty laundry by a scorned lover.
Hope you're doing okay with your apartment situation. Does sound like hell. Never had weed delivered to me but that sure does sound like a nice advantage. Then again I only live in a Medical Weed state.