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  1. Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    today did not suck 

    there are good people in the world.

    i met a man whose wife is in charge of all the busses in LA

    i told him i am busblog

    i said i would love to interview yr wife if shes down

    later he told me my car would cost thousands to fix.

    i said look, if she doesnt want to be interviewed

    just tell her those of us who ride the busses and subways

    say thanks

    we love it.

    then i showed him my Obama tap card.

    he had never seen it before.

    i said that was a genius thing that came out of her department.

    they should make more.

  2. Thursday, May 9, 2019

    when i was in high school there was this bus 

    and it took high school seniors to a college in iowa where you only had to take one class a day for about month.

    you were in that class for like three hours a day, maybe four, every day

    when you went home you did your homework for a few hours and after that you were done for the day.

    cornell college.

    then at the end of the month you’d take your finals and then youd get a few days off

    next month youd start a new class.


    when i was 17 i knew i wasnt going to no cornell college in iowa, i knew i was coming to californee

    but i was intrigued to be able to spend the night in iowa at a real college.

    none of my friends from my high school wanted to come with, and that was fine with me.

    on the bus i saw these two beautiful girls.

    one was named rise the other was tracey. i was shy, but on that bus i said to myself fuckit, im moving to california in a few months, what do i have to lose?

    and we talked all the way to dumb cornell college and all the way back the next day.

    i was instantly in love with tracey (not pictured), but i kept in touch with both of them via the post. we’d send letters and cards and phone once in a while. what have you.

    right before i turned 21 i had some time on my hands and rise was in switzerland at some fancy college and she said come out and we can travel around europe a little.

    and sure enough i had made enough money selling tvs on commission that i said, fine!

    and rise had this korean roomate named ae, who just happened to be from iowa, and i fell in love with her immediately. pictured. we all traveled around switzerland for a little while then paris. we spoke so much french i started dreaming in french. it was loco.

    then the girls had to go back to college and i kept roaming europe. first germany and then scandanavia.

    best month of my life until october / early november 2016

    and it all started with a bus ride

    to nowhere

    for no good reason

  3. Monday, July 28, 2014
  4. Sunday, July 14, 2013

    I don’t see you, I won’t call you, Is it me, or is it all you 

    j mascis played about a half hour at amoeba today.

    super nice.

    he knows how to play that guitar like he was ringing a bell.

    walked half way there then got on the bus cuz i was running late.

    on the way home a lady said she had scabies. her legs looked pretty bad. but she was smiling.

    a homeless lady said i dont know what youre smiling about if those are real scabies do you know how contagious that is?

    and then the homeless lady got off the bus.

    just then a guy with a wheelchair full of crap got on the bus even though the busdriver lady said

    i cant let you on the bus with your chair like that.

    but she let it slide.

    in the above video j mascis lays down a backing loop and then played over it.

    it was advertised to be an acoustic show, but duh electricity everywhere.

    i let that slide too.

    You’re not gonna get me through this are you

  5. Saturday, March 30, 2013

    going to bed at 6am, waking up at 1pm has its disadvantages 

    you can do it but im making due.

    last night hayley and joaquin reopened one of the best bars in LA,

    Little Joy.

    ive been taking the bus places. bringing it back to old school busblogging.

    ive noticed on the busses that some gentlemen call themselves “my nigga”

    some pepper their speech with heavy doses of the phrase as they’re talking with their cohort.

    it fascinates me.

    taking the bus from hollywood to echo park isn’t hard if you have the “Go Metro iphone app

    because the 2 Sunset only runs like every half hour at night.

    the app tells you to the minute when the bus will be there.

    one thing i noticed last night was its no longer 75 cents to ride after 9pm

    it’s now full fare.

    if i was either Wendy Gruel or Eric Garcetti (one of whom will be LA’s next mayor)

    i would propose that all public transportation after 9pm is fifty cents.

    it would reduce drunk drivers on the roads and it get people in the habit of using public transportation.

    i can understand why people want to drive to work: you have to be there at a precise time, you might have your laptop with you, you like to drink coffee on your commute, etc.

    but at night riding at least to the venue in the bus allows you to avoid parking fees, it lets you drink as much as you want, and you dont have to worry about traffic.

    also taking the bus to a nice bar at night reminds me of being in frisco

    but better.

  6. Monday, January 5, 2004

    busses were mellow today 

    even the poor are taking a few extra days off to get ready for the new year.

    i gotta tell you, im not looking forward to it. i dont know why. for some reason i feel like i avoided some really bad shit last year, other than the flu, and im not particularly sure that i can matador ’04. but lets keep our fingers crossed and play to win as opposed to playing not-to-lose.

    my sympathies go out to madpony kristin whose college football team nearly pulled a sweet comeback last night on national tv in prime time during a college game played in a dome yet the field was covered in grass. better luck next year baby. and i hate to say it, but southern cal had a better team.

    flagrant splinky girl has to be somewhere in a week. i wonder where. you know what a good tv show would be? me and splink living together in a two bedroom house in hollywood. we’d be like the odd couple in that i eat like a pig and she eats granola out of little plastic bags. she likes her little mood music and i still rock out to gwar and suicidal tendencies.

    but the creamy center of the reality show would be that together we help each other stop being such homebodies by taking cross country trips in our vw hippiebus and meet bloggers. the model and the madman. next on fox.

    so the bus has new prices here in LA. used to be $1.35 which is obviously a rip cuz who the hell has 35 cents, and since the bus doesnt make change, they usually end up getting either 15 cents more than they deserve, or 65 cents.

    to make themselves look like theyre giving a discount, they “lower”ed the fare to $1.25. yay, right?


    to stick it to the poor, they eliminated transfers, which last year cost a quarter.

    so lets say youre taking the 20 east from santa monica and you want to transfer to the 720 rapid to head to los feliz. in the olden days you’d pay $1.60 ($1.35 + $.25), now you have to pay two Full fares ($2.50!)

    the MTA tries to play it off by saying, oh no no no, we have a new thing called the Day Pass, where for $3 you can go anywhere you want all day.


    and to top it off, for those of us who use bus passes, the rate went from $42 to $52, which in some cases gives the regular commuter No Discount for paying a month in advance.

    take this month, for example. theres 15 commuting days since 1/1 and 1/2 were holidays. if one would get a Day Pass for those 15 days, that would be $45.

    what they are doing is punishing those who would prefer the convienence of one pass as opposed to forking over $3 every damn morning.

    fuck you, mta.

    in a town like LA, especially in a town like LA where gridlock is a few years away, they should be bending over backwards to encourage people to use public transportation and to carpool and to get rides from hot chicks, not charging extra for bus passes.

    id ask Gov. Arnold for relief but he’s too busy revoking the car tax for his many Hummers.

    sutter + ev + blue cad

  7. Wednesday, September 26, 2001

    i got u2 

    u2 at the vma

    tickets, look what they’re going for on eBay with 4 days left. am i tempted to sell my pair? tempted isnt the word.

    oh wait, yes, tempted is the word.

    today i hate the bus. today i want to get a car. today i want to flush out everything bad in my life. i want to flush everything that isnt perfect out of my life. i want to earn twice as much, i want to wear half as less. i want to grow my hair twice as big and dye it red or just bleach it. im not happy. i was late to work.