Sorry I've taken a minor hiatus, but things have been very busy in the land of gaga (me). Speaking of gaga (not me, the real thing) she's in town! Every time I turn around, I hear a story about how she's right around the corner...tanning down the street from my office, working out at Sports Club LA, and drinking beers at Bukowski's Tavern in Cambridge! I love me some gaga! Sadly, I'm not attending her show this time around, but I did debate throwing on my hot pink sparkley hot pants in her honor. I decided against it because I sit quite close to HR, and because they may be HOT pants, but that doesn't mean that I look hot in them.
Anywaysssss, I have lots of bus updates for you...so here it goes!
I bring you, "Auntie Amy"
She's lived in my neighborhood for almost 6 years now and is moving to Coolidge Corner on Sept 1. AA is one of my absolute favorite bus characters. She's a very sweet lady, who works in some kind of non-profit business. What makes her an actual "bus character" is the level at which she likes to raise her voice on the bus. Our bus is always full and there's quite a bit of background noise between people's conversations, loud ipods , and general bus sounds, but no matter where you are seated, you can ALWAYS hear AA's conversation. She'll talk about everything under the sun, and really has nothing to hide....she's crazy about her doctor and she's not sure if he's single but he's a real stud, her nephews birthday is this weekend and she doesn't know what to get him because she really spoiled him over Christmas time, she decided not to go up to her parents house for the weekend because she really needs to start painting in her apartment for the new tenants, and my favorite story recently...she LOVES shopping, and she's usually really good at it, except its really hard to shop in the summer time because everything is so revealing, but over Memorial Day she found a great sale at Macy's and did some real damage...3 shirts for $50! She's so good at finding bargains. One time she found a shawl for her friend who was getting married, she hadn't seen the dress or anything but picked out a shawl and it matched perfectly! The whole night people were coming up to her telling her what a great job she did.
Just so you don't think I'm lying, take a listen to this sound bite of AA....
And I feel bad, because she really is a very nice lady...but she could keep her voice down a little bit...I mean how am I supposed to get through "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" when AA is screaming the entire bus ride about bargain shopping at Macy's!?!
Any who, next up is "Lady With The Ridiculously Long and Nasty Fingernails". I found this juicy bus character on my way home one evening on the 6:50. I dont have much to say about this precious little gem so I'll let this photo speak for itself....
...GROSS RIGHT!?!?! I mean, what could fingernails THAT LONG be useful for? (I welcome your thoughts on this in the comment section of the blog)
Andddd....last but not least, this special lady from last night's trip home on the 6:20..."Woman With all the Questions"
This lady was truly special because not only did she hold up everyone waiting to get on the bus, but she was asking the driver the most ridiculous questions. "Does this bus go to Copley?" "Can you take me to Glouster Street?" "What if I only have $1" "Will you stop at a special place for me?" "How do I know if you're going to stop" ON AND ON AND ON! Then, as we were approaching the turn right before the Prudential center I heard, "STOOOOOPPPPPP NOWWWWWWWW!!!!" And low and behold, "Woman With all the Questions" wanted to exit the bus. God forbid she push the stop request button. Geez.
Alright, well with that massive update, I'll leave you to prepare for your weekends. I know I'm ready! Here's to it FINALLY being Friday, Fireworks, and the 4th of July! Have fun and be safe my little monsters.
Happy Hot Dog Scarfing...