August 3, 2017 at 8:16 pm #21224
So just got off the phone with Noah.
I open the call with a “Whats upppp Buddy?”
Noah: “Well whats up to you goof ball? I was going to ask you to go get a drink but it sounds like you’re already 3 sheets to the wind.”
(How he knew I had just had a couple of drinks is beyond me.)
Me: “Well I could certainly go for a few more.”
Noah: “Let’s do this… Are you a whiskey guy… or a maybe more of a scotch guy huh?”
Buz: “I definitely prefer the gentle touch of scotch.”
Noah: “Okay… so go to the store and buy the best gentle scotch you can find. Then find someone who really fucking needs it… and give it to them. Do that.”
So… I got a job to do.August 3, 2017 at 8:20 pm #21225Lawrence MeyersParticipant
me! ME! PIck me!!!! Pick me!!!!August 3, 2017 at 8:22 pm #21226AddisonParticipant
Been trying to ship spots all week, but the client approvals never come through. Legit painting out individual blades of grass at the moment. If you’re anywhere near santa monica…. Hello.
🙃🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂🙃August 3, 2017 at 8:27 pm #21229MarandaParticipant
I think Noah could use a drink or two, but how you’d get it to him is another story.August 3, 2017 at 8:43 pm #21230KortneyParticipant
I hope he finds you on the street while dressing up as a homeless man (again)August 3, 2017 at 8:47 pm #21231
Found my person. Going to go do it now. Might periscope later with their permission. You can follow me @BuzDangerAugust 3, 2017 at 9:19 pm #21233Anonymous
It’s pronounced GlenmoranJEE.August 3, 2017 at 10:42 pm #21239
Hey @maddyxxx, the task is complete. Go check out my periscope to see the details.August 3, 2017 at 11:33 pm #21246
Since Never Silent and all…
Noah called me back while two scotch glasses in and said:
“I don’t think you understood what I was requesting so tomorrow-”
I promptly cut him off and said “Noah it’s happening right now and we are two glasses deep and we are in mid conversation of making an impact if you will.”
“Oh. Okay then.”
Click.August 4, 2017 at 12:26 am #21247CandaceParticipant
Just watched your periscope @thebuz and I think that was really cool of you to give it to a friend and hear them out. It’s a reminder to be a good friend and reach out more to people who may need someone to talk to. 🙂 I hope that person feels better 💖August 4, 2017 at 1:32 am #21249MeganParticipant
What an odd assortment of tasks.
@chelsea – the first task, something very public and challenging for her, to help her
@nothenrygale – also public and challenging for him, ostensibly to help him & another
@daela – private, as in between her & one other person, difficulty level…? to help her & another
@thegilded – less public, challenging for Sean but difficulty level overall…? designed to help him
@pandace88 – private, very challenging, intimate, to help her
@thebuz – ??? designed to help another?
I put the question marks there in Buz’s because I’m guessing by Noah’s second phone call that perhaps he didn’t complete it as Noah had originally intended (obviously he was satisfied in the end). I’m trying to figure out the mechanics behind these tasks. Forgive me for presuming, because I’m not actually any of you, but being ME and being outside of all of this it really seems as though this started off with the most challenging – Chelsea’s – and then with the exception of Candace’s they’ve been getting easier. I would have thought they’d have gone in the opposite direction.
The running thread of helping the person given the task to feel powerful is obvious (though in Sean’s case I think I might feel the opposite). Altruism and giving as a way of feeling powerful and having power…it’s kind of counterintuitive to “take what is yours.” These do seem to be specifically targeted to the individual person but again, some seem so much more difficult than others. Without actually being Lauren or Buz I have no sense of how difficult their tasks were; I think we all got a sense of Chelsea’s.
Anyway. Just thinking out loud while I’m waking up and not having had coffee yet.August 4, 2017 at 8:39 am #21255
Well the only thing that has been consistent is that each task has been tailor fitted to the person being tasked.
And I wrote exactly what was said on the first call. I just don’t think he saw my periscope and was waiting for something to happen.August 4, 2017 at 9:11 am #21257Brad RuweParticipantAugust 4, 2017 at 10:02 am #21259Bryan BishopParticipant
What ended up happening last night was amazing, @thebuz — so first off, kudos for that. This community really does give me the feels, sometimes.
As for The System, your second call from Noah strikes me as really, really odd. Almost as if there was a shoe waiting to drop with regard to your encounter… one that never did.
Let’s be honest: buying a drink for a friend is pretty much the most Buz-iest thing I can imagine. It’s nothing remotely approaching a challenge. It’d be like Noah daring me to dye my hair red and like Star Wars.
So, I can’t help but wonder… was Noah expecting you to go elsewhere else with your mission last night? Was there another friend he had assumed you would reach out to, where a real challenge awaited — one that never manifested?August 4, 2017 at 10:17 am #21261
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