too many zooz rocking the nyc subway
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
this one was one of my favorite 80s films
i havent seen it in quite a while and im nervous that it wont hold up.
so i probably wont ever see it again because the memory of it in my mind is so sweet and nice.
also the little boy’s name was Angus. so perfect.
so i worked hard, was interviewed by the Daily Nexus on my way home, talked to chris and took a shower,
and i headed downtown because thats where all the people be. got a college kid going to oxy.
he was in little tokyo and a freshman from DC and an all around good guy.
its him and two other guys in a dorm that was only supposed to be for two,
but one guy is a local and is always home and the other appears very shy and is always in the room.
i told him thats good because freshman year unless youre naked you should never be in your room.
study in the library, youre in college, figure it out, but your room is the worst place for you.
then we talked about the soda pop emporium near his campus.
after i dropped him off i realized i didnt have my wallet. then i got a txt from ali that she wanted sushi
i told her id totally join her if i made my way to the beach and headed back to hollywood to get my ID
but i was beeped to go up this really curvy part of mt washington and the man wasnt very talkative
so the lady wasnt either and i was all how ya gonna be like that to me, i spent 12 minutes getting to you
dropped them off at the standard and tried to head to hollywood but was immediately hailed by a pretty girl
can you take me to 3rd street promenade? why yes i can.
DTLA to the beach is a trip i could do all day. to me its better than to the airport because you dont have to deal with the 405 or luggage or hurrying or anything and you still get $25 out of it.
she worked in a fancy office building and for some reason we started talking about movies and she said that now that the oscars are over she wants to see all the nominated films.
she said her friend illegally downloaded her and she fell asleep on it and is no longer into it.
turns out she lives in santa monica and probably was all, screw the big blue bus #10 express
i had made business cards expressly for this purpose when i found good customers who liked long rides
but in my haste i misplaced it right in my armrest, dropped her off and called ali.
ali had eaten hummus and passed out and was no longer in the mood for sushi and that was fine
because as i said i was sans wallet. and now far from home. hopefully the next ride would get me to hollywood.
nope it was a fashionable trio who wanted to go from 1 pico to abbot kinney and the girl was tipsy and lovely
and talked about nirvana and asked me to turn it up as it played and introduced me to leopardwolficorn
so i took a picture. i called mary because i always seem to wanna pee around there but shes never home.
so she said if i made it to malibu that she was at a party there, but in the meantime she’d make me a pee key
picked up a guy in venice who had lost his voice and whispered LAX
we took washington to lincoln and right across from the del taco and the place where they race turtles
there was a DUI stop. normally i wouldnt care cuz im straightedge when i uber but: black man no wallet.
fortunately i knew of a side street behind the del taco and got off lincoln, crossed a double yellow
and cruised that back alley while 50-60 cars subjected themselves to delays without probable cause
i kept waiting for the cops to see me slide by them but they never did and we got to the airport no prob.
at that point i said imma cut my losses and head back home.
but tick tock you dont stop. dipped into westwood and picked up three ucla students going to a beverly hills party.
the dude sat next to me and the super cute asian girls sat in the back sipping coffee.
me and the guy spoke, turned out he was in the eastern mountains of france near italy.
so we parlezed une petite peut about music and when i dropped them off i said
bon nuit mays amis. and they laughed.
drove east up the sunset strip home and got beeped by the argyle hotel. called the guy he said
yep im in the argyle ill be right down. they have a tiny driveway there and were pricks about it
so i waited illegally on sunset just praying they hurry because busblog aint got no id tonight.
nice couple we drove towards burbank. there was traffic on cauhanga because of god knows what. me and the dude were content to stick it out cuz who cares it will clear up but the woman was all, make a u turn and cross the bridge across the 101.
i didnt know nothing about no bridge but boom there it was and we got across and up and over and wound through the hills of burbank and i got the best view of universal studios
and it made me miss the amphitheatre there.
and they loved me and asked if i had a card and i did and i do and now they have it
and they were funny but privacy please.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
i feel like a king now
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
and i was coughing and nauseous and at times i felt horrible
but at the same time i worked ok. and now i feel fantastic.
i think i was just so tired. maybe over tired.
now its midnight and im going to bed. but first i wanted to tell you the best news
jeanine, a few weeks ago was all, i wanna work at this one particular jewlery store
and then the other day she goes to craigslist and Theres the store looking for her
for exactly the job she wanted.
today was her first day.
how awesome is that.
so weird how sometimes you can just visualize your future
and then it comes true.
lets all try it.
so much of this we werent allowed to publish until afterwards, so here it finally is!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
You asked so I will answer.David DiNucci Are you doing an AMA on Reddit? People would love it.
Nope I’m doing it on the world famous busblog. Which got me here. And as they say, dance with who brung ya. So lets dance!
Barbara Doduk “Did you get to take a pee next to anyone super famous?”
One of the coolest things the Academy did for some of us who were working the Oscars was they gave us hotel rooms at the Loews which is the hotel right next to the Dolby. We had conference rooms where we worked from Friday through yesterday. So we were able to get out of our hotel rooms and walk maybe 200 feet to our temporary work area. One of the best parts about that was we got to pee in the privacy of our rooms. I even took a quick bath in the middle of a particularly stressful day. I have peed next to famous people before, but not recently.
Mark Johnson What was it like hanging with Spike Lee?
Spike was amazing. Very hyped up. Wildly dressed. He had amazing shoes on. So I was all Spike is it the shoes! Is it the shoes! And he let me take a picture of his shoes. And after I did he wanted to see how the picture turned out. When I showed him he pointed and laughed and laughed and laughed.
Brian Hardison How spun out was John Travolta?
To be honest it was loud in the room where we were watching and I was transfixed on his hair.
James Dornan What item did you take that you might not have been allowed to take?
At the Governors Ball a server offered me lobster while I was taking pictures. I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to eat it. But then she said, “it aint gonna eat itself.” So, for science, I sampled it.
Bob Downing Did you wear the Cubs hat at any point?
I liveblogged in it.
Yosi Sergant What does Karen O smell like?
I didn’t run into her Oscar night, but I did at the Nominees Luncheon. She was very sweet, almost shy and nervous which is weird if youve ever seen her rock out live. She smelled like flowers. Actually every Oscar event has so many flowers it’s hard to smell anything other than the freshness of those roses.
Bob Downing Who were you wearing?
Hayley Fox Reyna Who dropped the most f-bombs when they were off camera? How late did you stay up? did they save you any awards show pizza?
1. Tony Pierce. 2. Very. 3. There was sooooo much food for the press and the staff before during and after the Oscars. Also at the Governors Ball, there was Wolfgang Puck pizza being served. But alas, Chicagoans usually shy away from any pies that weren’t produced in the 312.
Andrew R. Rice Tony Pierce turned loose at Oscars with “all access” one day. Scarlett Johanson pregnant the next. Connected?
I may have to go over the birds and bees with you Mr. Rice.
Maria Niles Did Kerry Washington ever get some pizza?
I believe the pregnant ladies were afforded every luxury. Which, yes, would include pizza.
Sara Leonard Is Tom Cruise programming John Travolta back stage… cause well – yeah you know why.
I didn’t see Mr. Cruise anywhere near the big event.
Michael Snadden Must’ve been fun :))
OMG the funnest. Especially about halfway through the Oscars when I realized everything was going to be ok.
Brian Banks There’s only one question that needs answering — at what point did Travolta realize he’d become a meme?
The meme I don’t believe happened until yesterday when Slate made that great name generator.
Kathy Rehn can I be your date next time?
If I can have a date next year I promised my mom that she has the first shot at it.
Karen Lujan Was the pizza order planned in advance or was that a spur of the moment thing?
I didn’t see it at the two rehearsals I went to. And even though Hollywood Blvd was shut down on Oscar night, I’m sure if security was alerted, they would cooperate with Ellen. Everyone loves Ellen.
Maria Isabel Delaossa Is Jeremy renner short? Lol lol
I did not see him in person, but I was a little surprised about Bono.
westondeboer Did you actually watch the oscars?
Yes, parts of two rehearsals and the live show on tv next to my boss as I live-blogged.
5chw4r7z Was Lupita Nyong’o as beautiful in real life as she was on TV?
I’ve never seen a black woman prettier than my mom until I met Lupita backstage after she won her Oscar.
Shelley Han were you able to score one of those $50,000 gift bags?
They were allegedly $80,000 but because the Academy had nothing to do with them I didn’t even see them.
Grace Was anyone embarrassingly drunk/disorderly?
No but a few of us tried.
Monday, March 3, 2014
ask me anything
one of my coworkers said, there’s a lot of people hanging out by GMA, my feet are sore can you take some pics for the instagram account?
After 4 hours of live blogging I was more than ready to get out of our position in the hotel conference room.
First thing I saw was Brad Angelina and Matthew.
When I saw that two of them were holding Oscars, I was all whoa.
Then I realized they were all either about to talk with Daily Nexus alum Josh Elliot or they had just finished, so I took some more pics and then told my old cohort (who I hadn’t seen since college) hi
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos forevs
Sunday, March 2, 2014