today is the busblogs birthday, its 11

so to celebrate here’s a random day from each year.

ken jeanine and bonnie

the busblog started one month before 9/11.
one month after 9/11 our dear friends ken and laura got married in mexico
jeanine made the rings, as she does for all of our friends,
and i love how she’s seeing if bonnie likes ken’s

in 2002 your boy Greg Vaine had a little art show in Frogtown
so he invited his friends, as is common, and the friends came, because Greg rules
and it turned out that the art show was a collection of portraits
of all of us friends! good thing i had a sony digital camera
with a 3.5 floppy disc as its memory card

in 2003 there was a rock n roll wedding at occidental college when steve and heather got hitched
mr jeff solomon dressed in a white suit with a black dressshirt and white tie officiated
the bride walked down the aisle as mr vaine strummed Sweet Child O’ Mine on an acoustic guitar
matt said tony kiss jeanine and karisa clicked the canon

stay gold

in 2004 americas first favorite writer, S.E. Hinton released a new book
she did a book signing in Brentwood and i couldnt stop smiling
when she said sure she’d sign any book i had

courthouse in LA

in 2005 someone had to go to jury duty.
at jury duty something amazing happened
and tia carera of the film jury duty (and others)
was there

xxx wtf

in 2006 the dutch government sent the busblog to amsterdamn not to review it
but to maybe review it. (it got reviewed)
they flew me and 24 other bloggers out there,
bloggers like dooce and perez hilto,
gave us bad ass hotel rooms, free bikes, and museum passes
i got to meet bicycle mark :)
and JustAGirl <3 and its true, the dutch have great graffiti.

from the middle of 2006 to the end of 2007 i had the honor of running LAist
sadly all of my efforts, pretty much went to that one, and not this one
it paid off though cuz i got an even better job out of it.
this post was written right as i was starting the new gig

suzie in iv

in 2008 i had pretty much the best time you could have at coachella
and i was reviewing a sports car, with the help of a canadian blogger
i was instructed to put some miles on the car so we sped to santa barbara
before flooring it to the desert.
someone was also trying out the new leica.

obama newspapers

in january 2009 the usa elected its first black president
people suddenly wanted newspapers like crazy

for some reason 2010 was the last time i went to sxsw.
theres a hole in my life without it now.

2011 was the craziest year id had in quite a while
coincidence that i also found myself in vegas four times that year?

little family

2012 wrigley field was all omg we’ve missed you. and i was all omg you know where to find me, right?