Sunday, October 29, 2006

It's Saturday for you but it's Monday for me.

My days off are Thursday and Friday, and while it's nice to have a weekday free for certain things that aren't open on the weekends, this schedule makes it difficult to remember what day it is.

Saturday is my Monday, so last night I kept forgetting it that not only was it Saturday night, it was the Saturday night before Halloween, so as we were working outside, I kept wondering why there was so much traffic through the city at midnight on a weeknight ("Don't these people have jobs?"), only to suddenly remember (or be reminded by my co-workers) that it's not a weeknight for the rest of the local population - just for us.

At the end of the night, as we were prepping for the next days' work by running cable (what do you mean, why are we running cable? We have millions of lights - that does add up to a lot of amperage, you know), one of the "See Hollywood and Stars!" tour busses rolled by in full party mode - loud music and drunken revelers dancing on the top deck of the old London city bus that now rattles around my neighborhood - only these days it's full of tourists who take millions of pictures of anyone they think might be famous* - and once again I wondered what the hell was going on on a Monday night to warrant a party.

Wait - it's not a weeknight, is it?

What day is it again?

*I know that tourism contributes a eye-popping amount towards the local economy, and I'm glad that people from around the world choose to spend their vacation time in Los Angeles, but goddammit, those busses are annoying as hell.


Garry_S said...

I'm going to be one of those people from around the world coming to Los Angeles in March for Vacation.. but I usually avoid the Tour Busses now.
Does Paramount still have their tour? I've been on the Warner Tour

Peggy Archer said...

Paramount does have a tour, which I highly recommend.

she said: said...

I hate those busses. I always think they are going to crash, and I know I dont want to die with any of the people riding them.

Garry_S said...

I heard the Warner Tour was better than the Paramount Tour.. Altho, I think I'm in town The first week of April, which I'm fearing is Hiatus, so ANY tour may not show anything.

Peggy Archer said...

Garry: another suggestion that I might make is the Crime Bus Tours. They're run by the folks over at the 1947 project, and they do tours through some of LA's historical neighborhoods.

Not Hollywood, but very interesting.

Garry_S said...

If I take that tour will I see you shaking your fist at anger at our bus when we go by? :)