gonna wear a suit today

one of my little rules about blogging

is dont blog about blogging.

but it’s hard for me to ignore the fact that here we are on the first day of december and if i keep posting

or lack there of

at this rate, then this will be the least productive year ive ever had on the busblog.

dont you think id be more confident by now? dont you think that because fewer people read this, then i have less to fear about keeping it real?

dont i have more to talk about now that i am no longer working for one of the most prestigious and olden orgs in the world,

and i am infact a major force for one of the newest and free and creative and forgiving?

the truth of the matter is i was never more productive than when i hated my job and knew everyone was watching, including my boss, and even Google itself was pointing at me constantly as way back then i was in the top 5 of “tony”‘s in the world.

i guess the difference then was i didnt care if the world blew up by what i was doing. and today i do.

today im gonna wear a suit because i will be watching one of my film heroes, quentin tarantino, receive an award by a group i used to sit on the board of, and who i still adore, the los angeles press club

and now that i am back working in the press i feel like i sorta belong there.

i hate wearing suits and this one doesnt fit me well as i am pudgy and thats never gonna change but im not punk rock enough to wear a kaftan, so i’ll look like someones uncle, which i am.

and thats ok, it’s his day, and ann-margaret’s and danny trejo’s and the lady who invented the me-too movement.

amber is an interesting girl. ive never much enjoyed going to clubs and dancing or even spending that much time “out” at night if i had a girlfriend because to me, all of those things are to find the woman of yr dreams who would want to laze about the manse watching tv and playing with the cats.

but for this she was all, yes, lets go. so go we shall.

november was productive for me at los angeleno. i wrote eight pieces, seven were published, one will come out in the next few days.

Anyone Can Get a Loaded Grocery Cart for $40 at This Venice Blvd. Market

These Video Tours of L.A. Graveyards Are To Die For

Is Chick-fil-A Closed on the Right Day?

Meet Your Activists: Extinction Rebellion

Just Because You Can Trade a Mike Trout Card for a Tesla Doesn’t Mean You Should

How to Get the Hell out of LAX and Avoid LAX-it

Greta’s Grand Global Warning Strike

expect me to have closer to 10-12 published in december if all goes well.

but of those, the one about the graveyards was my favorite one. that guy is just so well spoken.

ok it’s 4:12am, i’d like to be up at 10:30am to go to church.

pissbottle blues

august 2006

8/1 MTVs 25th anniversary

8/2 “i have the lowest self esteem of anyone you know. and i have the dumbest reason for it than everyone you know. if theres an archeologist in the house, throw ten thousand years of dirt on this blog and then dig it up and you will see that all of this was a way for me to play chess with the demons in my head and the spectacular battle almost always ends up exactly the same way as when jacob wrestled the angel – in a sore draw where both parties limp home with new names.”

8/4 the busblog’s 5th birthday

LAist’s ex ex editor criticizes the new LAist and i agree with him

8/6 video of the pants dancing in her bra in my living room

8/7 i saw School for Scoundrels during a press screening and hated it. a lot.

“i love all my fucked up friends even those who act selfish even those who act selfish in response to the original selfishness even those who fuck me over repeatedly and promise to stop doing it. even on a site that says nothing in here is true there is a sense of privacy, not necessarily to protect the innocent, but also to protect the guilty, a club we all belong to.”

8/9 i have drinks with Defamer and he tells me so many secrets its awesome

8/10 “yes, sometimes i feel like i Should blog, or i Have to, but the difference between me and a lot of other bloggers is i will actually blog despite the moaning teen on the waterbed, or the fleeing criminal on the run.”

8/11 i hit the road to drive around the nation. first stop pomona i get an oil change that fucks up my oil – or does it?

8/12 flagstaff, az, i am told to turn around and go back home because my car is fuct

8/13 i did an hour on an internet tv show called Ring My Bell and heres the edited video of that day

8/15 “‘in this example im hoping that there are actually three kinds of people. im hoping that there are either people who want to fuck with me, people who want to get out of my way, and people who want to fix my fucking car.'”

8/16 why i love ken layne. sploid goes out with a bang.

8/18 “one kid in grade school they called fish face or fish for short. another was jewish and he was called jewlock. i never understood that one. maybe i was sick the day when the lock was deemed the worthy adjective.”

8/23 “even if we were starving, summers in isla vista could not be topped. youd wake up and someone would hand you a lighter so they could wake n bake and youd run downstairs and light the twelve foot bong and when he was done youd change places and then someone would discover beer in a closet. and you would drink it.

then youd skateboard to cliffs, ollie over an old person, and dive into the sea.”

8/24 i am asked to get super insidebaseball regarding Big Brother, so i do it

8/25 matt welch asks me to write about gentrification. ok. “the most normal thing in the world is for one group to move into a part of town and then move out as another one moves in. those mini mansions in korea town werent built by koreans you know. noah finz.”

8/26 i get an opinion column published in the LA Times, my local paper

8/26 matt good throws his wedding ring into a canadian body of water

8/29 after years of loving her blog i finally get to meet alecia and i am so nervous its funny

8/29 steve and garry get back together for a few hours

8/30 “- if youre awake, and if there isnt a special lady in the house, at 2am blog.
– if youre awake, and if there isnt a special lady in the house, at 230am write your book.”

8/31 “someone left tiger woods pga 2006 on my doorstep for the psp this morning

either this person is really nice or really mean since i really should be resting my hands as much as possible.”

8/31 “in the short period of time that she was here she turned me on to blood meridian, blood brothers, and best of all the format who are over dramatic and happy and just so good it ought to be musical theatre. like if radiohead ate meatloaf and shit a brass section out. produced by steve macdonald of redd kross”

the finale of fun

july 2006

7/2 the bible tells us … what?

7/5 who knew anaheim was toker’s town?

7/6 just four weeks into my job and im already getting emails of concern from the busblog readers “…since you started working at the LAist, I feel your work (here on the busblog) is suffering. I’m NOT comming down on you dude, just keeping it real. I know you get all the love from you fans and I still am one! I just thought you would want to know (and you probobly realized it before I did) that you J.O.B. is causing you job to suffer…”

7/8 i hold my first LAist meeting. i do it at the good luck bar. and i get good luck.

“i woke up at two pm today. can you believe that shit. girls here wear bikinis as clothes and after a while it actually does lose some of its omg appeal but some of it surprises you at two pm when you hear The Hills on in the living room.”

7/10 tribute to anti

7/11 blogged so much for LAist that i started getting carpal again

7/12 i got interviewed twice. one by LA Taco where i said the Jack in the Box taco was my favorite in LA. the other was by Stussi. “Stussi taught me something in the intro that i didnt know. i had no clue that i had dropped to 566. wasnt i in the 200s not that long ago? this getting involved with work shit is a nightmare for my numbers. and you know what, if the numbers at LAist keep going up then i dont care really about the numbers over here.”

7/13 Santa Barbara News Press begins to fall apart, Daily Nexus gets the scoop

i get interviewed Again “6. Q. Does blogging provide you your sole source of income? If not, what else do you do? A. yes.”

7/15 LA Observed is killing us on the SB news press story and The Upper Crust were disappointing at Spaceland last night

“evil is thinking that the busblog has lost a step.”

7/18 the wall street journal discovers that people like tripping out

7/19 people didnt like LA City Nerd’s interview questions for me, so they ask their own including this one q. why are canadian girls so awesome? tara a. because they take out their grillz before introducing themselves to my tim horton.

7/20 my pal since kindergarten, bob, asks me if the Cubs should keep Dusty or fire him. i answer that he should have been fired when he was experiencing difficulties with the cubs greatest hitter ever.

7/21 i discover that my iPod is sorta fucked up

7/22 i take jeanine to see The Racounteurs and i see an old pal from look-look

7/22 tribute to mr. os, who is incharge of the servers that run the busblog, and is a great guy and good friend

7/23 “its been decided that i dont blog enough”

7/24 instead of seeing the flaming lips at the hollywood bowl, i go to the cousin of a cheerleader’s house to watch the miss universe pageant and eat her box. little do i know but it will be the last time i eat her box while watching the miss universe pageant.

7/25 i plan/day dream the road trip that i eventually took in october

7/26 tribute to the NINE year anniversary of matt and emmanuelle

7/27 jana pants is on my couch

7/27 out of synch interview with karisa because as we saw in yesterday’s best of June, when there are synched up interviews with karisa people are speechless

7/28 the scene where greg brady admitted to being on the set stoned

7/31 JimH makes me do the five things meme

the beginning of the end

 june 2006

6/1 i answer more questions from the comments including this one from pitt “q. should we turf our buzznet swag now???”

6/2 rarely do i ever listen to criticism from the comments of the busblog, and when someone a few months ago said something bad about the use this year of videos on the busblog all i could think of was this post and how that video is as good as the best pics on this blog

6/3 the only problem i have with life

6/5 “everyones complaining about the sopranos finale and by everyone of course i mean karisa.”

6/6/06 happy 666 day

6/7 on this day i wrote that alan iverson was karisas favorite baller and she didnt correct me

6/8 i admit that i had been named the Editor of LAist on 6/6. shortest unemployment ever.

6/8 “here are the enemies of the laist: dumb stories, bad stories, boring stories, bad pictures, dumb pictures, boring pictures, dial up, george steinbrenner, any member of the soul patrol.

“no matter what blogging.la does, they will never be on that list. theyve been too good to me over the years, i like them too much, and it would be, as the kids say so politically incorrectly, gay.

“some of my best friends are politically incorrect.”

6/12 on spending the weekend in vegas to prepare/celebrate/meditate

6/13 “i think the busblog will have a good purpose. it will be the place where i can be sloppy and stupid and not have to worry or think or stress about.”

6/13 “i was up till 6am last night trying to figure out what the hell. but i fell asleep before i got the answer.”

6/14 laist has been down due to a mad rush of traffic. thats the catch 22 of the web. when something good happens you get shut down, like when a good band plays in isla vista.

6/16 “probably the most overlooked journalist of all of our friends, emmanuelle knocks out story after story about LA culture, politics, and hollywood entertainment. unfortunately she does it en francais and often times on french radio so its hard to copy and paste it into our blogs”

6/19 its 256am superhotchick i met at the home depot fell asleep on me as we were watching the ice storm. not pictured.

i ask the readers of the busblog to ask questions that will be answered on LAist, they oblige because they wonderful

6/20 ray whitney of the carolina hurricanes says “fucking right” on abc at 8:10pm because his team just won the stanley cup. abc doesn’t get fined by the fcc.

6/21 before me and karisa go to swingers i write an anti-kobe post on LAist which wakes up the readership, thats for sure.

6/22 while writing a post about how i missed ashley, i threw this in there “while in the desert i accomplished everything that i wanted: i drew up a detailed plan for LAist, i wrote, i partied, i made out with a stripper with a tounge pierce. i even won at the slots. perfect.” and i wonder why shes bitchy towards me.

6/23 unanimous negative reviews from the critics about my job so far at LAist. the best being “the new LAist is making me want to move to another city.”

6/24 moxie and i do a long podcast together

6/26 fortunately we disobeyed our advisors and did what you should do outside the good luck club and thats kiss a gift horse in the mouth.

6/28 me and karisa go to the BET awards and dance and drink and dance

6/29 “last night i went to two concerts. first hawksley workman at the viper room and then Love at the whiskey. i totally enjoyed myself at the hawksley show and canada, that dude is the real deal.”

6/30 i ask two simple questions and 50 people respond