boring meets bizarre

I was stuck in a special advanced software training for the past two days.

On the way home, I hopped on a bus on Hollywood Blvd and noticed a lot of trucks blocking a lane, and then a lot of equipment and thought... they must be getting ready for a pre-oscars event (held there next month)... a couple of seconds later, I hear a slowly building roar of several hundred people shouting and screaming as a big black SUV pulled away...

I could make out lots of people yelling "Jennifer." I'm presuming it's the blonde girl with her back to the bus under all the heavy lamps. She must have just arrived, because blinding flash bulbs are going crazy, the screaming is intensified, and everyone on the bus gravitates to one side grabbing at their cell phones to take pictures. (Me among them, obviously - we are inately a herd when it comes down to it, really, I had no choice. At least I had an actual camera.) The cool thing about the scratchy bus window in the picture, is that unlike the pictures Mark took a while ago of Will Smith and Tom Cruise at same venue, his looked professional and nice, so you would not know that he was actually standing in front of these folks. Sure, they look better, but no one will believe that he took them. - If you missed them, I can't create a direct link but you can scroll down his archive to December 12,2007 to see them.

I can't think of who the blonde bob-haired famous Jennifer might be in my photo. I found an alphabetical list of all the famous Jennifers and narrowed it down to (at some point in time had short blonde hair - since I don't track the current status of these things) possibles and came up with: Aniston, Grey, Jason Leigh. I also looked all over the internet (not my strong suit) trying to figure out what event was going on, and all I learned is that the oscars go on display there tomorrow, and that the California Presidential Debate is in that building tomorrow. Today? Nilch.

But the whole thing was more exciting that the greviously insane lady that kept swatting at invisible bats and yelling racial slurs on the bus yesterday. (Interesting always happens on the LA public transit system. If you want an adventure, ride. It will not disappoint.)

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