a year ago last week i was driving around the country

except i was in a different country than america a year ago last week. i was in beautiful toronto. and i met the supermodel missc who i was very nervous to meet.

and what was funny about that night was earlier in the evening another very pretty girl said tony pierce tony pierce and hugged me and she was one of those people who think its ok to just hold your hand. and she was cute and id read her blog before and i was drunk so i letter hold my hand.

and she was all omg i cant believe youre here in canada eh and i was all omg youre way hotter in person. and one thing led to another and she was showing me her bush, or lack there of, outside the bar that we were all drinking at.

and i was all wowee baby. lets get a room. and she was all silly i gotta man. and the whole time she kept holding my hand. i was very confused and then a joint appeared and we shared it and she said ok i gotta go home to him.

and then missc showed up and i was all humina humina. and sometimes a very different tony pierce shows up and says step aside stoned drunky, im gonna take it from here, and sometimes hes a total dumbshit and sometimes hes right on the money and that particular night he was totally right on the money but missc had to keep looking over her shoulder because she also had a man

except her man did not want to come into the place where we were drinking, he just wanted to stand by the door and stare at her and freak her out and make her feel uncomfortable meeting me for the first time and in retrospect that was probably fine because girlfriend is fine.

the other day she did the thing that JaG did and here it is. and im very happy that she has a fireplace. youd think those things would be standard in every canadian igloo.

i dont do everything right

not everything i say comes out right. and lord knows my writing staff doesnt always churn out the brilliance i pay them to.

and i have an open enough mind to know that i might not be right about everything. but when im ever confused or unsure or have second thoughts about something that i said, i ask myself, how real did i keep it.

if i kept it really real then the question shouldnt be why am i saying it now but why did i hold back for so long.

usually the answer is because people say things like, well jesus tony when the fuck did you start giving a shit what people think of you.

so if im supposed to be this straight shooting honest person who doesnt care what people think, then people shouldnt be so shocked when the truth comes out.

one of my favorite tv shows is the gene simmons family jewels on bravo or a&e or whatever that is. and the dude from anthrax was at genes house and he asked him, if kiss ended today and you never went on one more stage, would you be satisfied with what youd done over decades and decades of rock n roll.

and gene said no.

in my life i woulda said yes. if heaven is tomorrow, fine. im ready. and ive been ready. some say oh you have expectations for this or that, baby if someone flicks the switch and thats all folks at least i can say i said my peace.

xbi called after the bears game they wanted to know why i was watching the wedding singer. i told them because i had just found out that it was flower films first movie secretly. they asked how come you watched stripes yesterday. i said dont you people have something better to do than domestic spy on my ass.

but they were keeping it real so i didnt really have a leg to bitch with.

im going to toronto for raymis blogfiesta or whatever shes calling it.

matt good is playing on friday the 26th and i think the blogorgy is either after or the next day. im also being invited to montreal but my francais is only pas mal. actually it’s pretty mal.

people are inviting me to cubs games. people are inviting me to more business meetings and lunches and coffees.

shit. this beautiful girl i met in texas has moved to LA and invited me to coffee which is pretty sweet but a) i hate coffee b) i love southern accents c) i hate what the best case scenario would be.

but shes a gemini so fine.

tomorrow i have to pay my rent, say yes to coffee, write 6 things for LAist.

and i have to pay the price one more day, probably one more week

for being tony pierce

and keeping it real