nothing in here is true

  1. Sunday, August 19, 2012

    a year ago i was between jobs 

    even though i was the prettiest girl at the dance i was still scared

    change’ll freak you out, especially if it comes unexpectedly

    however if the only constant is change, shouldnt change always be expected?

    her name was sass she lived in a shoe. she said when yr unemployed whattya do?

    so we ate, took pics, then drank in a hipster meadow

    it was sunday in the year 2011.

    how much have we changed in a year? well sass moved to the least coast

    and my apartment is all different, but have we really changed?

    for the better?

    have we learned skillz that will help us in 2013?

    read any books? seen anything life changing?

    done anything life changing?

    took any risks?

    stuck yr neck out?

    shed some skin?

    went for the win?

    instead of just playing

    not to lose?

    or was the last 12 months just another snooze?

  2. Friday, June 29, 2012
  3. Saturday, May 26, 2012

    memorial day weekend over the last 10 years on the busblog 

    2011, sedona with the truest

    karisa and alissa
    2010, luxor

    2009, beasties throw down with the roots

    2008, exclusive interview with the new canadian blogger named sass

    laist bbq
    2007, LAist bbq

    ice cream man at coachella
    2006, fired from buzznet

    abe lincoln vs kanye
    2005, interviewed by Blogebrity

    2004, interviewed by the new york times about blogging, i find issues with it

    palm trees
    2003, weekend photo essay

    2002, got stung by a bee, said something punny

  4. Friday, May 25, 2012
  5. Tuesday, May 8, 2012
  6. Saturday, May 5, 2012
  7. Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    im wearing a dress shirt today at work 


    because we are finally gonna announce our new VP.

    i think its gonna be sass.

    she has the greatest life. for the last few months shes been in NYC

    right now shes in South Beach. i think soon she will be back here in Hollywood.

    who doesnt want that sorta life?

    strangely if you read her secret blog, she doesnt want it.

    she wants to meet a nice man, settle down and stop living out of a suit case.

    me, if i was a smokin hot young girl with a closet full of party clothes id totally embrace the jet setting suite lifestyle

    but i guess the grass is always greener on the other side of the ipad.

    anyways hi sass!

  8. Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  9. Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    Hey Tony, you sure have been smiling a lot lately. What’s your secret? 

    me at Home

    i know! right?

    hopefully i was a smiler before you noticed a change, but i think id have to agree with you that funemployment agrees with me.

    hanging with canadians will put a smile on your face. (try it!)

    not wearing dress shirts and hard shoes definitely puts me at ease.

    being wined and dined by fascinating companies ive never heard of is a huge (and much-needed) ego stroke.

    and these last few days of getting free tickets to dodger games, cruising the coast to my favorite town

    and then speeding through the desert to my second favorite city for a few days of all expenses paid consulting doesn’t hurt neither.

    i do miss my old life, and friends, can’t lie.

    but sometimes when a door opens,

    a red carpet gets rolled out.

    and its freaky as hell when its for dumb you.

    photo by Sass

  10. Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    how klout can get it together and become more powerful than they ever dreamed 

    Far be it for me to disagree with the motor city poet, Sir Bob Seger, who once sang “I’m a man, not a number.”

    But we are numbers.

    if not social security numbers, drivers license numbers, credit scores, and zip codes,

    we are definitely, for surely, zeroes and ones in the database of life.

    Klout, a fledgling frisco start up, wants to attempt to assign a number to your social media prowess and influence based on what you publicize and how the network responds to you.

    seems simple enough, those who have a lot of twitter followers and facebook friends will invariably say something and depending on its importance, wit, or timeliness will get a reaction from those in that circle.

    if you have a relatively large circle, and that circle pays attention to you and echoes what you say, your klout score, rises.

    if people stop retweeting what you say and/or unfollow or defriend you, your number goes down.

    strangely your number goes up and down depending if you sign up with Klout and give them access to your social media accounts

    which is the first thing Klout should change

    if Klout really wanted to be the judge and jury of the Internet’s most important number, they should punish people for signing up with Klout.

    since all of this is is a rerun of high school, everyone knows the super hot babe isnt going to join yr nerd club – which only makes her hotter. likewise the only people who would hand over omg Everything to let you join yr lame-o club is less hot.

    same should go for Klout. if you can attract a big audience of people who repeat what you say or play off what you write, and you can do it without signing up with someone li

    ke Klout, you actually have what Klout is attempting to rate.

    likewise if you are some publicist or marketing person, trying to pump up your client’s virtual Q-score by giving away all kinds of crazy access to your benefactor’s social media back end, your number should be deducted.

    indeed, you should lose 20 points. why 20? because thats how much you lose if you use Klout and then stop letting them have access to your teet.

    If Klout is a radar detector and someone is flying under the radar, that’s not Klout’s fault. And if Klout was really trying to provide an accurate score they should say “sorry they aren’t appearing on our screen.”

    People will invariably sign up with a powerful Klout even if they lost points off of it, and when that happens Klout should see how social media companies treat the individuals’ data. If a company like Flickr, lets say, gives a company like Klout private information about Flickr users’ private photos – even if the user said it’s ok – Klout should ding Flickr users points for synching their info to Klout.

    Why? Because a savvy Internet person, with actual clout, would never agree to handing over data labeled private to a third person that has barely existed. And a photo sharing company that cannot parse private data from public data is not a primo company.

    “It’s impossible to separate private data from public data to share with third parties through APIs,” the primo company might say.

    Here’s what Klout should say in response: “are you kidding me? there are probably 25 kids on Reddit right now, living in Frisco, who could do it. Your company is now dinged 20 points until you learn that private really truly honestly means private even if your customer foolishly waives their rights with a misguided click of their finger.”

    Since Klout is running around giving people scores, who better to judge than corporations, since as Mitt Romney says, they’re people too m’friend.

    What will happen is Klout will start influencing internet companies by how they punish and reward people who use those products.

    Klout will get rich.

    And they will congratulate themselves for listening to my advice, placing me on their board,

    and hiring me as VP of Swagger.