YES, THIS POST IS LATE! but all good…. it’s here….
and it was a very relaxed and calm, very chill way to bring in the new year…. exactly how I wanted it to go down. the day was beautiful and some of my closest fam or friends either had no baby sitter and wanted to just chill at home or were out of town…. so I invited my cousin and his lady to come through and Nic had her close friends come thru, making it less than a dozen folks bringing in the new year….. also at the last minute one of her best friends had a situation with their baby and I said, fuck this, don’t let that stop you from bringing in 2012 with your fam fam…. we got baby care at the telly! haha, we really did though!
so I got a very decent sized hotel suite with several rooms and we had literally 6 balconies with mad sweeping panoramic views of the westside and multiple bathrooms(very important at a party lol). the room was a little bigger than our home, so it was fine…. the accommodations were proper and the price wasn’t so bad. the 24 hour room service and spa though were on point. I said to myself if I was going to be out of town, then it was going to be someplace tropical and secluded with a handful of extremely close peeps or just me and Nic……
so we checked in, chilled, watched a movie then headed over to the store to grab chips, dip, drinks, mixers… candy, snacks and all types of shit. literally spent $150 at CVS, then a few hundred more on other stuff….. ordered a bunch of pies and wings from BJ’s and that was super on point…. the Oregon Ducks football team btw were staying at our hotel, so I knew it would be quiet the night before the game, no idiot who wants to win is gonna fuck up their night by raging…. so we were swell!
while at CVS, Bieber sent me a text message with a pic of him rocking the Jesus piece and g-shock…. so I sent him this
I didn’t ask anyone to really bring anything except extra booze and if they wanted to, to bring some food or snacks…. we had cakes, pies, sammiches, pizza, wings, chips, M&Ms, mad drinks and about 6 bottles of different flavored vodkas and tequila and of course some champagne for the countdown…. we had so much food, I was mad that we didn’t get to eat it all. I shoulda gave some to the valet while it was still hot…. even after smoke sessions, the munchies weren’t so serious with the folks….
we even had a Wii and a magic mic, but didn’t use either… we just had convo’s and good company and caught up with folks… last time we all got together with this particular group was halloween
so early on…..
time sorta flew by…. and we started at like 7pm!
we went downstairs to take some pics in front of the huge xmas tree in the lobby before the countdown….
my cousin Jeff swang through real quick to countdown with me and I got to chill with my boys Hollywood and Cho who I’ve known for over a decade and know by completely total random coincidence through one of Nic’s BFF’s….
it was about that time
after midnight, we all hugged and kissed and toasted
we all said peace after around 1:30ish and thank god our friends are smart and had designated drivers….. I wanted to keep eating, but I was on a good buzz and couldn’t even stay up long enough to watch a movie… I really wanted to watch “Drive” but nobody else did…. so I said fuck it and took some benedryl and that’s when shit got interesting….. I think I fell asleep halfway into a conversation with Nic’s best friend and then she said I was talking about business in my sleep and wouldn’t let go of the remote… so she got up and tried to take it from me, but I slapped her hand lol…. (we had 2 beds btw, wasn’t that kind of party… she’s my wifes best friend and maid of honor and that’s my homey too) I shouldn’t have taken the benedryl or really I shouldn’t have taken that with all the champagne and then the trees and what not… but Nic woke me up at 7am and I asked her if she was out of her mind. but she said she missed me, so I got up. lol…. but right back to bed after….
when I finally woke up, I saw this
besides wondering why there were any M&M’s or Gummi Savers left…. I want to know why there was pepper in the tray? BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHEN DID I ORDER ROOM SERVICE AND WHY 2 FORKS? why 2 forks doe? lol
we checked out because it was a spectacular day outside…. 78 degrees and we headed to the beach with Nic’s fam for brunch….. then later had dinner with my family at Nate & Al’s and then watched a movie and chilled….
the next day guess what? CHILLED! I haven’t had a couple days off in a while and my favorite thing to do is absolutely nothing…. no creativity, no drama, no questions, no emails, just kick it!
we later went to see the remake of “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” because people were raving about it being better than the original…. so I’ll say this, I thought this version “looked” beautiful and better because Fincher is an amazing director, but that shit overall was whatevs… I liked the OG version better. the brutal scenes were much harsher in the euro version and I felt they dumbed down the vulgar scenes, which I believe took away from the realness of the film. but otherwise, WHATEVER!
we made some 14k Scapulars with a diamond border for a dude in the bay and they came out really clean!
now that’s really it!
2012, back on the grind, shooting my show this month, I was at agenda trade show today and damn I’m so exhausted from just walking and talking…. so damn proud of my boy Aaron who really has THEE biggest streetwear/fashion/skate wear trade show period…. magic is done and ASR past away… I won’t be there tomorrow because I got work and more work…..
This year is going to be better than the last and we just have to make it better and better. better living, better everything.