i was in my pjs. it was saturday. i was thinking about treating myself to some sushi delivery and calling it a night, when she texted:
no, i hit my goal yesterday. day off!
what are you gonna do?
jack shit! only got 1 day off over the last 2 weeks thanks to the Oscars, so im pooped.
perfect. be right over!
oh i would be the worst company ever. odds are very good that i would fall asleep in the middle of dinner.
why do i doubt this?
plus my house is a wreck, my medicine cabinet is bleeding from the inside, i still have a little cough going on close to a month now. i need a new bed room throw rug, my camera is broke, i cant find my second xbox controller, and i havent shaved my head since
there was a knock at the door.
there was a peek through the mexican blanket curtain.
there were high heeled shoes
legs like zz top
a completely ridiculous black dress so short the seamstress probably had a heart attack making
and either it was drizzling outside or she was wearing glitter.
she mouthed: i have cookies!
opened the door and fake news because she really didnt have cookies, she had cookie dough
this is easily the longest time i’ve gone without writing in this beautiful magical blog.
sorry, i was busy.
Andrew asks, How do you keep your forehead so wrinkle free?
I rub white girls on it.
Tim French wonders, What’s your favorite sandwich topping, and why?
Miracle Whip because it makes my 99 cent store cold cuts go down smooth and also because brown spicy mustard is rarely brown enough nor spicy enough.
Asher asks, Are you now the only person allowed to tweet behind the scenes at the Academy Awards?
My role the other night was to shoot the Snapchat story. It was pretty good mainly because I wasn’t distracted doing other things like Tweeting. In fact I don’t even think I tweeted on my personal account that day/night.
Jennie Roth queries, You have four hours to kill in downtown Toronto before the MG show next Saturday. What do you do?
I love this question. I have a pint with Pitt and Viv, then we go ice skating in that outdoor skate rink I think it’s Nathan Phillips Square or Jack Layton Circle. Then of course some poutine on Queens and then puke it out somewhere on the way to the gig.
Cheryl Devall asks, Who are you wearing in that photo?
Rob Shisler asks, Mr. Tony, your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?
I’ve never been popular. Even when this blog was getting 40 comments a day every day I was barely in the Technorati Top 200. This was back when there were only 200 blogs. But what I do have are an amazing group of friends and virtual friends who love real conversations about actual topics and not baloney. How did I attract them? All blessings come from Above.
Kate McLaughlin wonders, What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?
Take more pictures.
Smelly Danielley asks, What kind of moisturizer do you use?
Hempz! (My mom got it for me)
Patrick Pitt asks, How do you want to be remembered?
As an honorable reflection of my mom, Isla Vista, and Generation X.
Bill Downing queries, Have you picked a running mate in 2020?
Mike Lazzaro wonders Bourbon/Whisky/Scotch?
Maker’s Mark / Redbreast / Gross
John Smith asks, do you ever work with celebrities now that you work at the academy?. . . and if so, who are the coolest ones to work with?
Other than hey can I take your picture? I can’t say I really work with the moviemakers. That may change soon. But so far I’ve noticed that everyone has been super cool and very easy to work with. For some reason everyone is nice to us at the Academy.
Adam Mefford wonders, Which celebrity are you most often confused for?
Dave LaDelfa asks, Do you have any advice for young people trying to break into the industry?
Read as many biographies and autobiographies of people in the industry as you can. It’s shocking to me how many young people make the same mistakes of the generations that came before them.
Dave Coelho queries, How many games will the Cubs win this year?
113 in the regular season, 7 in the playoffs, 4 in the world series, so 124?
Mat Gleason asks, Bryant, Schwarber and one pitcher of my choice for Trout straight up, you make that trade?
Schwarb is probably better placed in the AL, and the Halos will for surely lose Trout, so I would part ways with my favorite Cub for the MVP of the AL, but I would not give up the NL MVP. We have a lot of depth in the IF, I’d toss in Addison Russell, Jake Arrieta and one more pitcher.
Alyson Shane asks, What has been your favourite career-related experience so far?
this is the Oscar home stretch so i have to see all the rest of the Best Picture films before Sunday
so when AJ was all, lets go, tonight! i was all f yes!
i have this Uber subscription that gives me 20 rides all around LA for $4. even though i knew i wasnt gonna get drunk and even though it was President’s Day, who doesn’t like getting a ride for $4 across town?
we met at The Landmark on Pico which has very fancy theaters.
i was starving but i got there early so i walked through my new favorite store, Nordstrom, and on to the Food Court.
it was empty in the Westside Pavillion. Super empty. Sad empty. People were cleaning things that were already clean.
Ordered some food at the Panda Express. They never have panda. Weird.
Walked back and AJ arrived. We got a Mexicoke and a popcorn and the film began.
Soooo many black people in the film. When was the last time you saw something like that? And a story told very slowly. Also good. But in the end I was all, what happened? Did anything really happen? And what was i supposed to learn from it? Stay in school, don’t do drugs?
I couldn’t understand why this is getting so much Oscar buzz. Same with La La Land. But that’s me, Mr. Critical. Mr. Meh. Ashley so many years ago was right, I cannot be pleased.
But what was pleasing was AJ and I walked around West LA. Just walking and talking. Catching up. We tried to eat at Islands but they were closing and didn’t like the looks of us. I tried to eat at Jack in the Box but AJ was all, come on Tone. So we settled for a donut or two at this Donut store.
We walked more, talked more on the quiet streets. It was very nice. Very. Sometimes friends youve known for a long time are better than Oscar nominated films.