The People

Hey. Remember that one time I told you about  “olive the people” that have inspired, amazed and mostly humored me through my journey of life thus far?

Great.

Well I decided to make an ongoing list of them so you can be

Inspired

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Amazed

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and mostly

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Humored

by them as well.

So this is everyone I’ve mentioned so far and will be sure to update as more gradual appearances/reappearances ensue.

(in alphabetical order):

The People I actually know:

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Al Reade:

 – College staple friend/ Swing dancer extraordinaire

– Threw me into a wall whilst attempting to swing dance

– Once a hired a magician for a pre-game

– Used to be an intern for a former power-ranger

Featured in:

Marco, Magician, And Mass Nuggets: The Prequel

Marco: Part 1

Marco And The Magician: Part 2

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

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Bentley Cooper

“This is why we can’t have nice things” …has never stopped me from having nice things.

Wardrobe consists of seersucker from May – Sept and cardigans Oct-April

Featured in:

So You Want to Sleepover: The Panic Diaries – Guy Edition

The Trials And Tribulations Of Being A Wing Man

Everyone’s Off Getting Married and I’m Over Here…

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Over here…Pt 2

18 Pick Up Lines That May Or May Not Work

20 Reasons Graduation Doesn’t Blow

12 Ways I Would Go (If Given The Choice)

So I guess I’m Taking You On A Date: The Panic Diaries – Guy Edition

13 Compliments That Really Suck

Sexting Etiquette 101

Damn It Feels Good To Be A Man

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Brandon

College staple friend

Once got stuck in between subway doors

Drinks whiskey and water – exclusively

Once had his TV, laptop and clothes all stolen. On the same week. Also known as his birthday week.

Featured in:

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Prequel

Marco: Part 1

Marco And The Magician: Part 2

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

So You Want To Sleepover: The Panic Diaries – Guy Edition

The Trials And Tribulations Of Being A Wing Man

18 Pick Up Lines That May Or May Not Work

So I Guess I’m Taking You On A Date: The Panic Diaries – Guy Edition

7 Reasons Why Guys Think Girls Are Crazy

Well I guess I lied...I suppose he drinks Corona too...

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Claire

College staple friend.

Doesn’t like water.

Once defrosted cheap vodka…over the stove…and proceeded to make a drink for Penny Erikson…with it…she had no idea.

Featured in:

Marco: Part 1

Marco And The Magician: Part 2

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

So What Are You Doing With Your Life?

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Coco

First friend in college

Phobia of people licking their fingers

Finds underwear restricting

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

Featured in:

Different Thing, Same Day

Disaster Mountain

Is This The Best You Can Do?

Snapchattin With “This Guy”

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David:

Fellow foreign exchange student  in 2010

Currently doing boss things in the film industry

Enjoys: Hiking,  eating and saying nonsensical things.

Author of:

Miss Smiles

Featured in:

My Snack on the Italian Swiss Alps

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Hallie:

College staple friend

Has only taken 3 mediocre pictures in her lifetime

Enjoys her dressing with a side of salad

Once stole 200 solo cups from someone’s home via window

Featured in:

Our Realization in the Mc Cullough Hyde Parking Lot

Marco, Magicians and Mass Nuggets: The Prequel

Marco: Part 1

Marco And The Magician: Part 2

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

So What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Over Here…Pt. 2

Lookin rather fresh, Hallie.

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Kate:

Life Motto:

“When in doubt, overdress”

Current roommate in NYC

Digs: Tory Burch. Yoga. Cheese plates.

Featured in:

The Titanic, The Irish, and a Second Grader

Ketchup, Penguins and 46 Pickles

The Accidental Disappearance of Nicole Detamble

My Great Escape from Tompkins Square Park

Humorous contributions to:

A List I Never Thought I’d Make, and you Never Thought You’d Read

Your Hat Is Inspirational

His Turkey Burger Mistake

The Mysterious Tongue Scare

The Unsuccessful Bootstorm

17 Signs You Should Be In My Blog

18 Pick Up Lines That May Or May Not Work

12 Ways I Would Go (If Given The Choice)

What Happened At The Olive The People Photoshoot

The Relentless Australian

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Krissy

College friend turned city friend

Often barters for free drinks with her 15% Off Staples coupon. Works 97% of the time.

Teaches Mandarin…

Favorite quote “A persons a person no matter how small”

Featured in:

Ketchup, Penguins and 46 Pickles

2 Hipsters And A Guy Named Jeff

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

10 Reasons Adulthood Left My Birthday Party

What Happened At The Olive The People Photoshoot

Good God It’s Great To Be A Woman

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Lark

College amigo

Juke boxes are his kryptonite

Prefers tequila

Featured in:

Marco: Part 1

Marco And The Magician: Part 2

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

What's good, Lark?

What’s good, Lark?

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Leah:

“…I’m just here to eat”

High school – College – Real World friend.

Guilty for:  Romance. Chocolate. Taking Candy From Strangers.

Featured in:

Relationship Mathematics

You Mean Nothing To Me, But You Mean Everything To Them

The Subway Samaritan

10 Reasons Adulthood Left My Birthday Party

When You Cut Someone Out Of Your Life

Her Unapproved Decision

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Lexi:

Go-to drunk line?

“My name is Cha Cha DiGregorio from St. Bernadettes!” – Grease….on VHS

Fellow Wasian

NYC staple friend

Works in entertainment and does ridiculous red carpet shit.

Featured in:

Ketchup, Penguins and 46 Pickles

Ben Folds, Spiderman, and aTelegram

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

10 Reasons Adulthood Left My Birthday Party

What Happened At The Olive The People Photoshoot

The Relentless Australian

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Meg:

Previous co-worker at O Magazine transformed into current NYC neighbor

Often has McDonalds delivered to her apartment…by me.

Kicking ass in the magazine industry

Enjoys sock buns.

Featured in:

The Devil Wears A Purple Clutch

Stumble Out

You Look Good In Change

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

Because Even Easter Needs A Pre-Game

10 Reasons Adulthood Left My Birthday Party

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Over Here…Pt. 2

What Happened At The Olive The People Photoshoot

Red, White & Bachelor Party

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Nicole Detamble:

Previous co-worker at O Magazine turned current sidekick

Spends specific days going shopping…just to feel soft clothes on the rack

Currently writing the anti-survival guide to NYC.

Chapter 1:

The Accidental Disappearance of Nicole Detamble

Also featured in:

You’re Dancing All Wrong

The Devil Wears a Purple Clutch

Kate Middleton, The Ghostbusters And Some Fries

A Piano, Some Gin, And A Pack Of Sweaters

Marco And The Magician: Part 2

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

Your Effect On Me Is Incredible

The Best Wood Of 2012

10 Reasons Adulthood Left My Birthday Party

Recipient of the Tongue Scare Text

Humorous contributor to:

Your Hat Is Inspirational

The Unsuccessful Bootstorm

Snapchattin with “This Guy”

What Happened At The Olive The People Photoshoot

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Charlie:

“If we weren’t all crazy, we’d all go insane.”

NYC roommate

Fellow partaker in NYC shenanigans

The person who single-handedly made me start this blog (hey thanks)

Prison inmate magnet

Featured in:

In Response To Your Love Letter From Prison

Noodles, Hoes and Armadillo Toes

The Titanic, The Irish, and a Second Grader

Skittles, Please

His Turkey Burger Mistake

Ketchup, Penguins and 46 Pickles

2 Hipsters And A  Guy Named Jeff

10 Reasons Adulthood Left My Birthday Party

Fantastic Contributions to:

The Mysterious Tongue Scare

Your Hat is Inspirational

Olive the Stories

Different Thing, Same Day

The Unsuccessful Bootstorm

14 Reasons Why It’s Okay To Get In My Bed

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Over Here…

18 pick Up Lines That May Or May Not Work

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Over Here…Pt. 2

12 Ways I Would Go (If Given The Choice)

What Happened At The Olive The People Photoshoot

The Relentless Australian

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Penny Erikson:

So deceivingly composed.

Best friend and absolute soul mate from college and beyond.

I once got arrested while trying to bring her a birthday cake (story to come)

Once had a sex offender living in her backyard (story to come)

Had to force her to change her alias name from “Jemima Banks” to “Penny Erikson” (close call)

Author of:

The Heroic Tale of Lana Vancouver

Featured in:

Marco, Magicians and Mass Nuggets: The Prequel

Marco: Part 1

Marco And The Magician: Part 2

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets:  The Finale

Is This The Best You Can Do?

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Over Here…

17 Signs You Should Be In My Blog

So What Are You Doing With Your Life?

I’ll Help You, If You Help Me

So You Want To Sleepover – The Panic Diaries – Girl Edition

20 Reasons Graduating Doesn’t Blow

How To Break The Ice With Class

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Over Here…Pt.2

So  You Wanna Take Me On A Date: The Panic Diaries – Girl Edition

13 Compliments That Really Suck

The One Thing You Should Know About Yourself

7 Reasons Girls Think Guys Are Out Of Their Damn Minds

Good God It’s Great To Be A Woman

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Renee

Childhood best friend

Opera singer

Hates the name Derbina

Really enjoys hedgehogs

Featured in:

You’re Just In Time

Demetri Martin

An Orphanage, An Engagement, And A Transvestite

20 Reasons Graduating Doesn’t Blow

Snap Chattin With “This Guy”

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Tanner

Childhood friend

Frequently eats mozzarella balls with a freshly sliced tomato underneath resting above a bagel crisp…as drunk food….homemade…at 3am.

Often breaks into dance at unwarranted times

Featured in:

An Orphanage, An Engagement, And A Transvestite

13 Impossible Rescue Tactics For A Crab In Distress

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Over Here…

How To Make An Already Awkward Situation…More Awkward.

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Tucker:

“It’s only awkward, if you make it awkward.”

NYC comrade

Avid abuser of selfies

Featured in:

17 Signs You Should Be In My Blog

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Just Over Here…Pt 2.

What Happened At The Olive The People Photoshoot

Damn It Feels Good To Be A Man

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Harper:

“If you don’t like me…then I respect that”

Current roommate in NYC

Favorite flicks: Brown sugar, Love and Basketball, Bring it On

Featured in:

The Titanic, The Irish, And a Second Grader

Ben Folds, Spiderman, And a Telegram

The Accidental Disappearance of Nicole Detamble

2 Hipsters And  A Guy Named Jeff

Stumble Out

Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Finale

Everyone’s Off Getting Married And I’m Over Here…

10 Reasons Adulthood Left My Birthday Party

What Happened At The Olive The People Photoshoot

The Relentless Australian

And the list will continue with every post.

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The People I don’ t know, but think are pretty awesome:

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For Entertaining Me:

Noodles, Hoes And Armadillo Toes:

Anthony

Hairy

Peter

Horizontal, sax playing homeless man

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Ketchup, Penguins and 46 Pickles

Cha Cha

Blonde Beard

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Ben Folds, Spiderman and a Telegram

Ben Folds

Faux Spiderman

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The Accidental Disappearance of Nicole Detamble

Homeless man on the trolley

Hoomus Employee

Creepy Stripes

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2 Hipsters And A Guy Named Jeff

Music Man

Rosemary

Hipster #1

Hipster #2

Jeff

Kate Middleton, The Ghostbusters, And Some Fries

Cat in toast

Midget being held by man

Stumble Out

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The local grocer

The obedient 7-11 Employees

Wolfgang

The Mystical Compliment

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Asian wanderer who dubbed me a unicorn

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Marco, Magicians, And Mass Nuggets: The Prequel

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Heartbreaking cashier

Angry bouncer

Blood and the Crips

Gymnast Collecting yahoo e-mail addresses

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Marco: Part 1:

Sara Lewis

Karaoke participants

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Marco And The Magician: Part 2

(Magician? Ninja?) Mike

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14 Reason’s Why It’s Okay To Get In My Bed

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To Parker Hurley for getting into my bed at 4 am on complete accident. When I didn’t know who you were. And still don’t.

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The Trials and Tribulations of Being A Wing Woman

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To Big Teeth for compromising his wedding, leaving me unconscious in a strange place and forgetting his dignity in placed unkown.

To Tori for putting my wing woman stamina to the test – thus causing me to run down the street in a pea coat at 6am completely along.

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Because Even Easter Eve Needs A Pre-Game

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Ho hey

Bartholomew

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10 Reasons Adulthood Left My Birthday Party

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Adrian Grenier

White Van Driver Genevieve

Drug dealing DJ

Mariachi band

Locals who willingly got barefoot

Lap dancing strangers

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Things That Don’t Stay In Vegas

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 Gassy woman in Vegas

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Elisa

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Eunice

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Mariela

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Girl with Edward scissors hand tattoo

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Nugget & Ninja

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The Relentless Australian

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The terrifying rugby player from Australia

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Red, White, And Bachelor Party

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Bachelor Party Jeff

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Matilda The Stripper

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Baby Dave

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Ali

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John from tasty burger

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For Inspiring Me:

What You Said In Room 117

Mr. Rich

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For reminding me to live now, not later.

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To The Business Man In The Suit Across The Table

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For telling me to follow my dreams

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The Devil Wears A Purple Clutch

The Editor

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For reminding me a little humiliation can go a long way

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Skittles, Please

Homeless man

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For redefining what selflessness is

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Our Irish Disagreement

John the Canadian

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For keeping me humble

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This Is How Successful You Are

To the Detroit Baseball player’s mom

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For letting me know that I’m well on my way to being perfectly successful

You Look Good In Change

Kwesi Kankam

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For reminding me that following your dreams, really is a choice

We’re Borderline Vintage

Elvis

My high school friend in his car

My married college friend

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For keeping me in check of the memories I don’t even know I’m making. And the one’s I should be making. And the one’s that have already been made.

Good luck! Good job! Oh okay. 

Peter

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For being the perfect stereotype that everyone needs and realizing it’s okay to be proud of yourself.

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Your Effect On Me Is Incredible

Ann Hamilton, for being such an incredible artist.

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You Mean Nothing To Me, But You Mean Everything To Them

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To the man in the airport, To the homeless woman in the my neighborhood, To my long-lost brother. For teaching me that everyone means something to someone.

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Is This The Best You Can Do?

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Indra Krishnamurthy Nooy, the CEO of Pepsi co. for reminding me that my best is all I’ll ever need.

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Impress me

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Ryan Babel. The European soccer player who made me realize exactly how far we hide behind our digital facades.

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The Subway Samaritan

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For reminding me that good deeds are good deeds, no matter who does them.

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So What Are You Doing With Your Life?

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The two judgmental women sitting on my porch

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I Have A Confession

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Everyone who left their confessions at Toby’s Bar

Shane

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What Happened At The Olive The People Photoshoot

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Daniel Lidon

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The One Thing You Should Know About Yourself

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My high school ex-boyfriend

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My ex high-school best friend

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What John Mayer Said

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John Mayer

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That Brave Face Of Yours

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Dr. Williams

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The 2 girls with the dying father

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“She Didn’t Know I Heard Her”

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Dane who was bullied

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The girl I overheard crying after she was molested by her brother

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For Humoring Me:

In Response to Your Love Letter From Prison:

William Ingram

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For terrifying my friends

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The Unexpected Questionnaire

Stefan

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For spicing up my daily commute

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My Craig’s List Commentary

My Craig’s List Commentary 2

My Craig’s List Commentary 3

My Craig’s List Commentary 4

My Craig’s List Commentary 5

To all the batshit people out there

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And all their bizarre wants and needs

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The Mysterious Tongue Scare

Janet and Ted

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I hope things are going well and you are in fact, disease free.

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This Is Not Your Room

Kendall

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I do not miss you.

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Your Hat is Inspirational

Old man with a paper bag on your head

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Call me.

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His Turkey Burger Mistake

Jimmy

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To this day you have my vote for best/ most unsuccessful pick up line

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Hey, Can you Drop Me Off?

Tito

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For the ride and unconditional sympathy and understanding on our non-existent (for now) roadtrip

Demetri Martin

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Demetri Martin…

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Cranmerry Christmas

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Great Grandma Sophie

For reminding me that even cranberry sauce can be funny

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The Best Wood Of 2012

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To Anyone who ever spritzenhaus in Brooklyn. And wrote on their wood.

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11 Alternative Responses to How Are You

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Debbie

Anyone acquaintance who invests in small talk

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12 Ways I Would Go If Given The Choice

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My Co-workers crazy ex girlfriend

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Thanks for the love lessons:

This doesn’t make any sense so go for it

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Because playing it safe isn’t always that fun

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You’re Dancing All Wrong

Roof top Neighbor

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For co-creating the step by step guide to singlehood

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I Won’t Tell Her

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For reminding us that being confused, is perfectly fine.

 

Here’s Why I Think You’re The One

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Because maybe we do have a say when it comes to fate

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The Rejector And The Rejectee

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Because sometimes we realize rejection sucks…for every one else too.

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You’re Just In Time

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Because every once in a while we need an unexpected, on cue reminder that love exists outside of heartbreaks.

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