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  1. Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    last night a sweet lady on rodeo drive lost her phone in my car 

    it’s a pain when this happens because it screws up your flow

    if youre doing things right all of your mojo is about pick up drop off pick up drop off, keep it moving.

    as long as the wheels are turning and somones in the car with you youre making that money

    and i dont know about you but ive got a little bit of credit card debt that im trying to knock all the way down to zero and last week i only made $100 off uber, which isnt my goal, fyi

    so i was rolling. one two three uber select rides in a row. it was great. until i realized #2 had left her phone in my car.

    i had remembered what restaurant i had dropped her off in beverly hills so after i picked up and dropped off the screenwriter of Arrival(!) at the Roxy, i headed west to little santa monica to the new italian joint where she was dining.

    heres my problem all of my passengers look the same to me in the back seat in the dark.

    if youre white you look like amy adams to me. if youre black you look like lupita, my queen. if youre a dude you look like robin williams in popeye.

    so there i am roaming around in this crowded nouveu restaurante and no one looks like amy adams. so i double back and go to my Waze to see if her home address got stored in there. it was, sorta, it was a range of addresses. i get there in a few minutes, park, walk up the walk, knock on the door, husband opens, he is shocked that the uber driver is arriving, dont be shocked its busblog who was raised right. was sorta expecting him to slip me a $20 but no, thats ok. i mosey back to the car because giving back to the hood is really what its all about anyways,

    then today i get a phone call. i guess she wrote uber and uber gave her my number indirectly. she and i chat she tells me the restaurante is crap. i was all did you see Ryan Seacrest there? she said yeah he was at the table next to mine. i was all omg i was right there then. oh well. she says i wanna tip you. i say ah, just pay it forward to the next driver. she says no really.

    so i say do you have Venmo. she says no. i say ah. she says but i will get it! so i text her my name on venmo (busblog) (duh) and she flowed me $40!

    people really do win on MTV!

  2. Sunday, February 16, 2014

    worked the Sci Tech Awards last night in 90210 


    it was rad. both the hotel and the awards.

    the awards are for all the ppl who make all the technologies that make film great from special effects

    to computer animation to film processing to camera equipment breakthroughs – you know the reasons we secretly say wow


    it was co hosted by michael b jordan (fruitvale station) and kristen bell (veronica mars)



    it was held at the swanky and glamorous Beverly Hills Hotel best known as the cover photo of the Eagles’ Hotel California



    even though ive lived in LA for a million years ive never set foot in the place and ive gotta say it was better than i expected


    and so were the awards. the speeches were short. but everyone who won got to say something.

    this gentleman said, “we are Pussy Riot in drag”.


    afterwards everyone took pics with the celebs


    and even co workers got in to the picture taking fun. why not, such a fantastic hotel.


    but my favorite photo is this one of Academy CEO Dawn Hudson taking a pic of the hosts after the ceremonies.


    i used to say if i ever got married it would be in isla vista or wrigley field, but no girl wants that.

    so fine, i guess i can make it happen here. this is the valet, btw


    this is something you see backstage right before you walk onto the stage: hot water, tea, and lemon so your voice is right

    and a mirror for that final check


    most of the winners got this special Sci Tech plaque


    but two very special winners got actual oscars (sweet ass case not included)


    here is a blurry picture of the menu


    everything was cool there, even the mens room sign


    afterwards i drove around LA for four hours with my suit still on cuz i was so happy.

  3. Saturday, December 7, 2013

    saw saving mr banks today at the best movie theatre in the world 


    and afterwards tom hanks emma thompson colin farrel, the screen writer, the director

    and Richard Sherman, the 85 year old genius

    who co wrote the songs 50 years ago for mary poppins was there

    and they all got interviewed in front of us to talk about the movie by the LATs john horn

    it was my first time in the theatre which may be the best perk of the new job: free movies in the perfect place

    imagine the cleanest, most comfortable movie house where the screen the sound and the mood is ideal.

    no food or drinks allowed. no photos or autographs. youre there to see it.

    people clapped. and laughed. it was sweet.

    because its hollywood people clapped during the credits because they probs knew those peeps

    or maybe theyre sitting next to them.

    saw my man steve elzer and his son there.

    the movie made me wish that woody allen would write a movie for emma to rock.

    anything she says sounds amazing.

    parkings free too.

    so with all those stars there, why would you need the guy who co wrote the songs?

    because he was one of the  few people still alive who worked super closely with walt disney

    plus just look at the songs he co wrote with his brother over the years


    you’re sixteen:

    chitty chitty bang bang:

    it’s a small world after all:

  4. Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    another reason to hate LA: we have ATMs that dispense cupcakes now 

    this sweet young thing from the HuffPo got someone to video her ordering

    a sweet little thing out of a fancy cupcake machine in Beverly Hills.

    Sprinkles cupcakes are pretty much still all the rage out here

    even though those who watch their weight (a-hem) stay far away from them.

    but apparently the good people at Sprinkles are making their diabetes delivery systems


    so they figured hey what the hell may as well sell them without the annoying

    talking to the customers part.

    thus history was made: ta da!