dear readers of the busblog

who are lawyers,

i have found myself in a sticky situation that i could use your help with.

when i rented my apartment it came with a parking spot in the back of the building.

but the parking spot was not noted on my lease.

a year after i signed my lease the building was sold to a new owner. hes not the greatest owner.

i do not have a car.

sometimes i rent cars, sometimes people loan me their cars, sometimes people come over and use my spot.

about six months ago a new tenant began parking in my spot.

because im a nice person and i usually dont have a car, i have been allowing them to use the spot.

some times when i have parked there they have seen me park there and they have said nothing, just like i said nothing when i saw them park there.

miss montreal is going away for 4-5 days, loaned me her car, and i would like to park in my spot, but the new tenants are there.

i had a feeling that they were under the impression, somehow, that the spot was theirs or “up for grabs” so i wrote a letter to my landlord asking him to notify them that the spot was mine and enclosed it with my rent check earlier this month.

i called him tonight and asked him if he got my letter. he mumbled. when i told him of the situation he said that because they have lived here for six months that they could lay a claim to the spot because i hadnt said anything about it.

even though i have lived here for three years and its been my spot the whole time.

even though ken layne lived here right before me and the spot was his.

even though our friend shira lived here right before him and the spot was hers.

as i have said, the spot was never specified on my lease.

my landlord is now saying that he doesnt recall that spot being anyone’s in particular.

i said, when you bought the place you never took inventory of who had what spots? he said no.

interestingly though, a few months after he bought the place he allowed the new tenant to park behind my spot in a place that wouldnt really be considered a spot. i call this interesting because if he truly thought that no one had that spot, why wouldnt he had included that spot in her new lease?

i asked him this and he said that he specified in her lease “there is no parking available in the back”. because, he said, all the spots were full.

ah ha! so he admits that my spot was being used! yes?

so heres my questions:

1. did i fuck up and gave away my spot because i waited “too long” to tell my landlord?

2. if the spot is not in my lease, but the woman who offered me the spot, the manager of the building at the time, will vouch for me that we had orally discussed the spot being mine – is that verification enough?

3. if her word isnt good enough, what about the word of some of my neighbors who know that spot to be mine?

4. are there any other ways that you know of where i can (re)claim my parking spot

if you would rather not answer this through the comments, feel free to write me at busblog at gmail dot com.

thank you so much,


hello brooklyn + isabella + steph

it’s not carpal tunnel

darth vader it’s not arthritius, the doc keeps saying it’s tired hands, but it feels like spiders crawling up my arms.

i dont want to be at work, i dont want to be typing at all today, and i certainly dont want to be flying this helicopter, but chopper one needs to go up and my co-pilot is doing jury duty.

so heres something from the archives of the busblog to tide you over.

please accept my apologies

Friday, January 02, 2004

ive been at home for two and a half straight days now. this is everything that i always thought i wanted.

ive seen a decent film, i got to eat a spicy pork burrito chips salsa and flaming margueritas, im watching the lakers fight it out in seattle as gary payton returns to key arena without shaq who left in the first quarter, ive had sex with a hot chick (not pictured) with a fuckmepleasenow body.

somehow im bored.

would it be tacky to count the number of times i had sex this year?

some would say it would jinx it but as a Christian i wouldnt know about jinxes.


shes a good girl, this ‘un. came over lookin good, was naked quick. doin stuff super quick. no shame. what goods shame?

im eating apple pie right out of the box. ive been eating like a pig lately.

i dont know where she is right now but it woulda been nice to have her around for some of the day at least.

she left as soon as she had to. it was raining. it was nice. it was nice not to have to worry about waking up. neither of us slept all that great. i held her. she said i had a twitchy moment where i musta been nightmaring. i told her i dont dream. she didnt believe me.

i told her i must have been outofbody spacetraveling through time and dimension.

she said, why would you go and do something like that while we’re all warm and toasty on a rainy thursday night when theres no work on friday?

i said, to fight crime.

she said crime in another world?

i said, yes, and in a different dimension.

then we turned on the radio and had some more sex.

they told me when i was a kid that you hafta watch out for chicks who look good at night but look horrible in the morn. however i have the feeling that it is i who looks like a wreck in the am. my fro goes all over the place, blanket ends up in there, my stubble grows in thick, my eyes have bags, and my rum breath cant be nice.

she looked terrific. btw. so good i asked her if she didnt by accident find herself in the wrong hollywood bungalow last night. i said this to her voluptious and bronzend ass which i couldnt keep my hand offa.

she told me that shes gonna have a hard time finding another man who loves her ass as much as i do.

i told her she needs to stop dating those white dudes in the abecrombie commershes.

the english beat came on the radio. she was just finishing up her period. dont you love these details.

she came out of the bathroom and i had already put the condom on. she slipped under the comforter. we got at it. when we eventually changed positions, turned down the smoke machines, and lowered the harness she looked at my thing and screamed.

am i that bloody? she said. and looked at the sheets and then back at me.

startled i looked down and said what? and then, no silly, this is a red condom, which one of the strobe lights illuminated.

whew she said.

and we went back at it.

and lately i havent given a shit about what the neighbors think.

dave reviewed Diary of a Political Tourist and i concur + sk smith + amy

a lot of democrats

pregnantare getting their undies in a bunch over the plans of Sinclair Broadcasting trying to force 62 of its stations to air an anti-kerry film called “Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal” two weeks before the presidential elections

as if it’s going to have even a teensy effect on the outcome of the voting.

the dems need to chill.

firstly, nobody is going to do more damage this year with a film than what michael moore did to the president with fahrenheit 9/11. nobody.

michael moore is a genius. i know because the dems have told me this repeatedly. and they will give him a second oscar to prove it.

but seriously, michael moore has been practicing his whole life to make f 9/11 and he was ready at the right place at the right time to do it. anything like it in its wake will seem like a cheap ripoff.

especially if what is in its wake are cheap ripoffs

minus the seven minutes of bush reading my pet goat.

minus the u.s. secret service asking questions to the film maker as to why he’s filming the saudi embassy.

minus gw asking us to watch him hit the golf ball.

if sinclair wants to roll their film every night from tonight till the election let them.

these are swift boaters saying “this triple purple heart hero with a silver and a bronze star doesn’t deserve his medals”. do you know how lame that sounds? how bitter. how pathetic?

let them show their true colors.

give em enough rope to sing their sickly carrion song as they sink into the creepy wicked witch puddle of melted mud.

by protesting this film, you are being hypocritical and bitchy. glenn’s right, this is a first amendment thing. dont be a wuss.

sure it’s also an abuse of the “public” airwaves. what isn’t? the fact that we still pretend that they are public airwaves is a joke in itself, so if you want to actually fix something, fix that bullshit.

but bros, Bush has done himself in more than any film could do kerry in. he’s given enough reasons alone to anyone, dem or republican, to vote against him

if the dems can be derailed by a dumbass swiftboat talkie

despite bush’s reasons for sending us into war

despite bush’s failure to actually win the war

despite bush’s failure to find obl

despite bush’s failures with the economy

despite bush’s inability to unify this country

despite bush’s inability to admit any mistakes

despite bush’s position on stem cell research

despite bush’s military record cover up

despite five gop senators recently coming out against him

despite bush’s ties to the saudi royal family

despite bush’s lack of a popular vote last time

despite kerry’s fine debating skillz and lack of bushie’s

then the dems don’t deserve to win


this should be the easiest race the dems could ever dream of.

let them have their sinclair broadcasting tee vee swift boat infomercial.

you’re winning, stupids.

goobita + raymi + nsfw zulieka