all i have to do is post three times a day for the rest of the year

and this will be the most prolific year

of the world famous busblog.

i dont know how this happened.

a famous man once said:

good life, bad blog;

bad life, great blog.

was this year really that bad?

the worst in 11 years of busblogging?

rung in the new year spooning with a cute girl.

all year i only puked out of the side of a cab

while wearing makeup once.

got to go to wrigley field for the first time in years. and it was heavenly.

saw: dylan, van halen, dinosaur, guns, the hives, sea wolf, nerf herder and tsar.

perhaps the advent of easy to use mobile posting via wordpress helped.

or maybe theres an inordinate amount of inspiration flowing in this town.

ninjas be laying it out.

look out.

danielle can find no cute guys to love her

she writes in her post “gluttony”:

I would rather leave my number on a piece of paper for a guy that is not going to call
then to never leave the note at all.

I would rather put my heart and my soul out there
and take a chance for no reason at all then to take a chance
then to never live at all.

I would rather fly across the country to feel love for a weekend
then to sit on my couch in my apartment every weekend watching dark Scandinavian movies
which I love by the way.

ive never cared for san dieger

andrew w.k. rocks too hard for the u.s. to send him to bahrain

American rock star Andrew W.K. was invited by the U.S. Embassy in Manama to deliver his message of party rocking, friendship, key changes, multiple bridges, walls of sound, and one note staccato piano lines.

Just a few days ago he posted on his site how happy he was for the invite, comparing himself to Blue Note legends.

“In the tradition of the American Jazz Ambassadors who traveled the world in the mid 20th century as examples of American culture and spirit, Andrew has been invited by the State Department to travel to the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain and share his music and partying with the people there. Andrew will begin his journey sometime in December, 2012 and will visit elementary schools, the University of Bahrain, music venues, and more, all while promoting partying and world peace,” he wrote on

“I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!” the self-proclaimed King of Partying beamed.

But alas, not everyone gets what he’s all about. DCist has the sad news from a State Department spokesperson who says he’s not gonna be representing our fine nation.

W.K. was also never designated a “cultural ambassador,” the spokesperson says, though embassies around the world routinely invite artistic and cultural figures to make appearances. But such events are subject to oversight, and W.K.’s offer of showing the Persian Gulf island nation the “power of positive partying,” did not pass muster.

Nobama has failed us yet again, it appears.

todays my sisters birthday, shes 24

on the scoreboard shes beating me. huge house. long marriage. two beautiful and amazing kids. probably the best dog alive.

she gets to see my mom several times a week.

theres always old style beer in the fridge.

her pool is set to a consistant 98.6 degrees.

and shes got me as her brother.

i knew things were going to be good for her when she started learning spanish at an early age.

it was all greek to me. but for her, no probelmo.

so it didnt surprise me, when i told her that her son would be better off

if someone taught him how to be a switch hitting left handed shortstop

that he turned out to be exactly that.

and the daughter shes raising will probably be the youngest secretary of state

this nation has ever had.

there are no switch hitting left handed shortstops

or soon-to-be secretary of states in my sprawling compound.

thus, my sister wins.


happy birthday!