you know where you left it.
In my case, I left a couple of weeks of my life in a party tent set up besides Grauman’s Theater in Hollywood back in ’02.
Tonight’s Oscar-fest of white males reminded me of the crazy times I’ve enjoyed.
Like this –

or the other side that’s not seen as much

In the past I’ve worked in restaurants, gas stations, churches, shuttling cars from Bremerhaven, in a tractor tailor, a furniture store, a reservations center, and finally – a circus tent?

All because we have this interest in a spectacle. And let’s just admit, with all it’s horrific sexism and racism, Hollywood knows  how to have a party! So a phone call that said ‘hey, are you free for a few weeks? Want to work the Oscars?’ led to an enjoyable stay with the AMPAS peeps… including these guys –

Now to understand the crazyness of life in the past, let’s recall that Boo was involved happily with the fabulous Open Fist Theater Company, who was having a fundraiser during my intense too many hours in the big tent –

Where much happiness and hopefully some money was raised – our friend alex was doing henna!

so, yeah, theater parties, Oscar preparations. All a week or so after moving into our new ‘group house’ …
Hill House…

where good times and bad were had…

Good times and bad. Describes a lot about the past, eh?
So, cheers Oscars – can’t believe it’s been ten years since I hung out with you for the first time.
Keep an eye on the elephants, ok?

And, amazingly, Blue was not yet in our lives then, so no blue pics. sorry.

ciao,
s.