MBPL New Blog Diary Series!!!

Hey, what happened to Hollywood and

to Mocha’s ‘bus pass’?”

 

Tune in to the Mocha BusPassLady blog/vlog here!  New entries will pop up soon.  Until then…the below video is one of Mocha’s earlier works featuring her good friend, “Captain Obba Babatunde Jr.” aka Mystro as they visit Disneyland in search of Steve ‘where are ya, Perry?’ Perry, former lead singer of Journey.

Smile, Motivate and Drink a cocktail and enjoy!  Cheers!

 

 

MBPL is returning!!!

Yes, it is official!  The Mocha Bus Pass Lady and her 4-Head Diaries are coming back and with a Vodka-induced vengeance!

MBPL missed being online, but life as it always does got in the way and ole Mocha did what any normal human being would do in sensitive times, she took a deep breath, smiled bright and drank as many cocktails as her tiny mid-life belly could handle.

Now that Mocha is back and working a 9 to 5 which is not her calling, but let’s face it paying bills, rent and eating are essential, she will face her audience once again.  This time around Mocha will showcase the Mocha Bus Pass Lady 4-Head Diaries as 15-second installments on Instagram.  Look for new installments, new mantras and a new costume very soon.

Until then, please stay tuned, Mocha Bus Pass Lady will return just as soon as she finishes her vodka cocktail!!  Or Five!!!!

Smile and Drink a Cocktail – MBPL

Well, helllllooooo!!!

Mocha Bus Pass Lady has weathered one of her many storms and she is glad to be back and drinking, er, glad to be back and making people smile!  Here is my promo, I will return with a whole new Instagram series, so have a cocktail and stay tuned! Please click the link below and if you’d like feel free to join Mocha’s Instagram page.

This is the Mocha Bus Pass Lady and her 4Head Diaries signing off.

 

MOCHA’S BACK!!!!

YOUTH, HOLLYWOOD and the RUNAWAY TRAIN

pix for Mocha blog (612x768)                       Amanda Bynes; Willow and Jaden Smith, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears. Images provided by: Albert L. Ortega; David Livingston of Getty Images and Wire Image, Yahoo movies

Ah, success.   Success is like a run-a-way train; you board the train and when it takes off at the speed of light you believe it will be too difficult to jump off.  Having children, Mocha is often told, is similar to a run-a-way train.  Often times a parent wants to jump off, but knows she/he can’t.  When Mocha was a little girl she told her mother she wanted to have children.  Unfortunately her mother’s reaction was not receptive.

“You kidding?  Children?  You’ll lose your figure, you’ll worry for the rest of your life, you’ll age a thousand years and your tits will fall to the ground and fracture your toes.  But, it’s up to you, you do whatever you want.”

Alas, ole Mocha never made it to motherhood or marriage, but Mocha always wondered what type of parent she would have been had she become one.  And if she gave birth to “talented” children and fancied not having to work the rest of her life and allow her kids make all the money, would she?  Mocha is not one to judge, she admires people who give up their lives to raise, nurture, fret over and make sure their children become productive, healthy and happy adults, who wouldn’t want that?  But, while the responsibility of being a RESPONSIBLE adult is important, oftentimes it is also very daunting.

When a child becomes a well-paid artist unfortunately parental responsibility is shifted to “managers,” “agents” “YES people” “stylists,” etc. whose main agenda is to make sure their “commodity” stays in tact for the good of entertainment.  There is nothing wrong with bringing a parent’s most precious commodity into an often over-the-top, brutal and stressful “business,” but Mocha believes being a parent BEFORE the child becomes a working commodity is VITAL.  Structure, authority, monitoring your child and LOTS OF LOVE and understanding play a very big role.  Mocha knows all about this, she had a very attentive, and nurturing parent.  Actually, Mocha did a little acting when she was a child and her mother was right there to monitor her.

When Mocha was ten years old her mother took her to an audition for the Urban production of the play ANNIE.  It was called LITTLE ORPHANED ANNIE LEE AND HER MAGIC AFRO, Mocha auditioned for and won the role of Annie Lee.  But, Mocha’s mother forgot to tell the director that Mocha was a poor reader and she occasionally stuttered.  Mocha understands now that she was dyslexic and she stuttered when she was nervous.  But, Mocha’s mother knew how much Mocha wanted to be on stage so she helped Mocha with lines, she taught Mocha how to breathe to calm her nerves and she brought Mocha to rehearsals and watched attentively to make sure no “hanger’s on” or bad influences got in Mocha’s way.  Mocha was her mother’s most valuable commodity and no one was going to get in the way of seeing Mocha to a productive adult.

Mocha got through reading her lines just fine, she even read her cast mates lines, on stage sometimes!  More importantly, Mocha shined bright as Annie Lee, only stuttered sporadically and when it came time to flying three inches above the stage floor on cables, Little Orphaned Annie Lee’s afro was like a magic carpet jetting across the stage, Mocha wasn’t nervous, she happily flew around and smiled bright.  Unfortunately, one night the guy working the cable got drunk when his wife left him and took their cherished Beagle.  When it came time to jet Annie Lee across the stage to save her orphan roommates from evil Miss Hannalotta, the cable guy fell asleep and Mocha was briskly whisked stage left into thankfully a padded wall, but she got knocked the hell out.  It was definitely a hard knock life and hard knock smack against the wall for Mocha!  Mocha emerged from that experience just fine, she only occasionally sees double and gets dizzy whenever she rides escalators.  And kudos to Mocha’s mother for being a dutiful parent and for making sure the fat six-figure check she got from the production company in lieu of litigation went toward her child’s welfare, college education, a new house and a few things for mom as well.  Yes, Mocha had a good life!

Mocha wishes all young entertainers the best in their life’s journey.  Whatever they are going through they must realize they are not alone.  More importantly, no one hates them because they took time off for illness or overwork or they got arrested for being foolish.  These people are young vital human beings who should be loved and nurtured by their parents FIRST, never mind the allure of success or what others think.  Their parents should be mature enough to nurture and guide their most precious and valuable children, and help them deal with the wolves and trappings of Hollywood.   And if their child must take a chance and jump off the train, they should allow them to jump.  There is so much more to life than being on stage.

Mocha’s mantra for young celebs:  If you DO jump off the train, you won’t be killed, because the train of success is only running away at a slow pace.   Life is what moves fast.

Mocha’s Vodka of Choice for young celebs: For children 21 and over and parents because Mocha’s mother often told her “oh my goodness, you’re driving me to drink!,”  Hangar One Vodka.  For young people under 21, sorry no alcohol.

Mocha’s drink of choice for young celebs:  A Midori Sour Vodka cocktail for the adults, vodka, Midori melon liqueur, whiskey sour mix, Sprite and cherries.  Shake with ice and pour over chilled glass with sugar on the rim. For the kiddies under 21, a “virgin” Midori Sour.

Until next time this is the Mocha Bus Pass Lady and her 4-Head Diaries signing off and wishing all young Hollywood nothing but the best. Learn to love yourselves, drink in moderation, no drugs if you can help it and learn to value your body and your life because you and your body are only young ONCE. Cheers!

Let’s all Ride Along!

kevin oshea tika

O’Shea Jackson pka Ice Cube; Tika Sumpter and Kevin Hart – stars of Ride Along. Image provided by Allied Pr/Getty 2014. Directed by Timothy Kevin Story

When Mocha Bus Pass Lady was a young girl she fancied being a situation comedy star back when “sitcoms” and variety shows were the norm.  She took numerous acting classes, she worked in the theater as a “dresser” and usher, Mocha even left home for the bright lights of Hollywood!  Alas, poor Mocha’s dreams were deferred and she ended up babysitting for the three spoiled sweetheart boys of an executive movie producer who promised Mocha a part in a movie if she would babysit them and their “I love to bite strangers” pit bull/boxer mix.  Turned out the producer only wanted Mocha as a full-time nanny, cook and dog poop picker upper rather than give her a part in a film. 

Ah, but, Mocha persevered and moved forward with pride, dignity, happiness and creativity.  Before she turned in her tenure with the very wealthy family, thankfully she was paid up front, Mocha taught the producer’s little cherubs how to tap dance and braid their willowy, blonde and brunette hair.  When the boys gave Mocha the combination to their parent’s wall safe Mocha removed lots of cash and took the boys and the dog on a journey. 

First, they hit the local toy store and loaded up the limo with tons of toys and dog treats from the pet store.  Mocha tipped the limo driver $500 every time they entered and exited the car.  Then they ventured to Costco, the kids had never before been, for some good ole processed frozen chicken wings, hot dogs, cotton flannel pajamas, turntables and “old school” gangsta rap CDs including two of the greats, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac.

When they returned home and while the boys played with their toys, turntables and loudly bumping rap music that one of the boys played Dee Jay to, Mocha defrosted the wings and hot dogs and fried up all the bags even though the parents raised their boys and the dog to eat only lettuce, broccoli, rice and corn.  Ever resourceful Mocha made use of the veggies by frying all of them in the same lard she used for wings and hot dogs!  Mocha fed the boys and the dog all the fried chicken wings and hot dogs they could fit into their bellies and when they were nice, fat, full and lethargic, Mocha made the boys a pitcher of grape Kool Aide with a pound of sugar to wash everything down.  While the boys and the dog slept, for five straight hours, Mocha chucked the organic cleaners and used bleach and Pine Sol to wipe down the fried grease off the kitchen walls.

The boys finally awoke and immediately availed themselves at their three out of five restrooms of the lard laced protein, hot dogs, fried veggies and grape Koolaide that they consumed.  The dog relieved himself by blasting runny poop all over the massive house and back yard.  Mocha never got to the dog poop, but she performed one last good deed, by helping the boys with their homework. 

The boys had been badgering Mocha to teach them “slang,” they assumed Mocha spoke slang, and she happily obliged. Mocha helped the boys with their English homework and taught them to replace,

“The truck driver drove his truck along the road for 40 miles” with,

“The sucka truck driver drove his raggety-ass truck along the road for yo mamma, BI-YATCH!!!”  

Ah, Mocha loves kids and animals. But, what was Mocha’s point to this blog?  Well, as long as the cast and crew of Ride Along don’t eat too much friend chicken wings, fried veggies and grape Koolaide with a pound of sugar, they should have very successful careers.  Kudos to them all for an impressive opening weekend!

Mocha’s mantra for the cast & crew of “Ride Along”: Ride Along 2″ will gain even more success by adding a Vodka-drinking Auntie character who fed Ice Cube and Kevin fried chicken wings and grape Kool Aid.

Mocha’s Vodka of Choice for the cast & crew of “Ride Along”: Svedka Cherry Vodka.

Mocha’s drink of choice for the cast & crew of “Ride Along”:  Whipped Cherry Cream Martini!  Svedka Cherry Vodka mixed with ice, cherry liqueur and sparkling water.  Pour into a chilled glass topped with whipped cream and of course, a cherry!  Mocha chose Svedka Cherry because Ride Along’s opening weekend was the cherry on top!

Until next time this is the Mocha Bus Pass Lady and her 4-Head Diaries signing off and wishing everyone good drinking and the cast & crew of “Ride Along” continued success and COINS!!   Cheers!

Ladies and Gentlemen…

 

Who is Lupita Nyong’o?

The 30-year-old actress, who landed her starring role in 12 Years a Slave before she even graduated the Yale School of Drama, has let it slip she keeps a journal, but as far as the secrets scrawled in it go, she won’t say. “I don’t want to bring that up,” Nyong’o chirps in her beguiling accent—she’s a theatrically trained, Mexican-born Kenyan living in Brooklyn, after all. But who can worry about confessions marked in a diary when what’s happening to Nyong’o in public is so very enthralling?

Lupita on learning of fame with her role in Twelve Years a Slave:

“When I learned Steve McQueen was directing and Brad Pitt was producing, I thought, Well, this is huge,” she says. “I had no expectation of getting the role at all; it was just too out there for me to think I had a chance. So I approached the audition like a rehearsal. It was my chance to have that role for 10 minutes, and I owned it. Then I got the part and the panic began.”

Lupita on her career goals as an actress:

“I would love to have a career that’s governed by the material; I always want to be part of stories that I feel are worthwhile,” she says when asked about the future. “And they don’t all have to be as heavy as 12 Years a Slave. I do my best work when I feel conviction to say something through the character I play. Always I want to have integrity and not compromise that.”

Article/Photo/Style credit:

Adam Rathe
Photographed by Steven Pan
Styled by David Vandewal  DuJour Magazine]

Mocha’s mantra: Keep doing what makes you happy, my dear beautiful  well-learned and well played Miss Lupita!

Mocha’s Vodka dujour: Chopin Vodka, a polish potato vodka named after the composer.

Mocha’s drink of choice:  Not sure if Lupita drinks, but Mocha heard she loves kale.  How ’bout a Kale and lime infused Virgin Martini with a little cranberry juice splash, shaken and poured over ice.  Interesting!  As for Ole Mocha, she’ll have her Kale and Vodka drink, too thank you!  Cheers!

 

The SKYY’s the limit!

miley and ashley

The best thing to happen to a person is to have a generous benefactor or a successful friend believe in you and in what you are about and give you an opportunity at the American Dream.  Such is the case with Miss Ashley Adair aka Amazon Ashley and her “bestie” Miss Miley “Wrecking Ball” Cyrus.

Ashley, who stands 6’7″ and works for Jeff Beacher at Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, is a sensitive soul, a sweet young person trying to find her way in the world and a future reality show.  Miley Cyrus is a child star who has become the hottest most extremely successful ticket these days with her amazing talents, her on stage “antics,” savvy business-sense and her wonderful sense of fun and life.

When Miley brought Ahsley into her life Ashley could not have been happier, she sings Miley’s praises and with good reason.  Ashley, currently on break from Madhouse, can be seen in Miley’s Bangerz Tour.  Mocha Bus Pass Lady wants to wish Miss Ashley Adair all the blessings she deserves.  It is very nice of Miley to help a young  “amazon” realize her dreams.  While MBPL does not know Ashley personally she often corresponds with her on Facebook as her alter ego, author, LD Sargent.  Nice woman.  Actually, Ashley’s claim to fame mirrors Mocha’s life back when she was in her twenties, Vodka-free and innocent and creative and sweet.

Mocha met an Afro-German-Choctaw cobbler and part-time professional tambourinist named Horacio Bumpy Clockholter.  Horacio saw Mocha on stage in local production of Cinderella titled Brown Cinderella and her Dancing Pumpkins, Mocha played Brown Cinderella.  Horacio, who was married at the time with four young children and could only hear in one ear, chose Mocha to be in his next production; he was also a part-time music producer with a recording studio in his basement.  When his wife went out of town with the kids Horace talked Mocha into coming to his studio to record her first album.  Mocha missed the bus to Horacio’s house, so he picked her up in his mini van…naked.  Mocha gracefully ‘bowed out” of Horacio’s generous recording offer and ran all the way back home.  She never returned his calls, but Mocha takes pride in the fact that had Horacio been clothed, honest and a REAL music producer she might have had her opportunity at the American Dream.  Ashley is a lucky woman to have someone in her life who trusts her enough to help her find her way up the path to success.  Cudos to them both!

Mocha’s mantra for Miss Ashley:  Stay positive, young, tall, smiling, dancing, partying, and drinking (in moderation).  Go out and do all the fun stuff you should be doing at a young age.  Keep the party going until biology forces you to slow down and strap on a support bra; wear flats; drink moderately; bend and stretch before getting out of bed; pop a plethora of vitamins; wear your bus pass around your neck; etc.

Mocha’s Vodka of Choice for Miss Ashley:    Skyy Vodka. Mocha Chose Skyy Vodka because the SKY is the limit!!

Mocha’s drink of choice for Miss Ashley:  Happy Endings Martini – Skyy Vodka with blended Strawberrys and Pineapple shaken with ice and poured into a chilled glass with pink sugar around the rim.  YUM!

Until next time this is the Mocha Bus Pass Lady and her 4-Head Diaries signing off!  Happy holidays and a warm and happy New Year to all!

The secret to a happy life, WINGS!

VS pix 1 Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima

Well, another weekend approaches and Mocha Bus Pass Lady is very happy to spend her Friday night doing exactly what she does every other night, drink Vodka!  The last two weeks had poor Mocha getting over a horrible inconvenience, a cold coupled with allergies. Yes, it was a mucus-filled-cough-‘till-your-kidneys-explode party!  But, Mocha’s all better now and she’s ecstatic to be back to her happy, drunken self!

VS pix 2 Cindy Bruna
Cindy Bruna

Speaking of drunk, Mocha would have loved to have been invited to the Victoria Secret Fashion event in New York City.  Not just to view tall, skinny women in beautiful underwear, high heels and wings, but she would have loved to see all the noted folks” and celebrities ogling the fashion event.  I would have loved to interview those happy people and get the “scoop” on them and offer my services and mantras to help them in their daily lives.  Which reminds me of the time I went holiday shopping years ago.

VS pix 3 Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio

One cold November evening Mocha went holiday shopping for herself at the Ross Dress for Less store in downtown San Francisco, Ca.  I wore a long knitted sweater, floppy straw hat, dark shades and I toted a huge burlap bag, well it was my “purse.”  Mocha always carried big purses with her. Anywhoo, security kept following ole Mocha, which was slightly annoying, after all, I had planned on purchasing items.  To prevent any further shifty-eyed perusal of Mocha by security I removed my shades hoping they would lighten up, they didn’t.  I then I removed my sweater and tossed it over my arm.  I continued to walk to the back where they had the bras and panties and I began filing through the racks.  Unbeknownst to poor Mocha, who had been drinking earlier that afternoon with a couple of girlfriends, I was completely bare butt-naked, not a stitch, not a bra, not panties.  I wore shoes.

VS pix 4 Joan Smalls
Joan Smalls

I didn’t think I had that many drinks, but apparently I had more to drink than to eat!  Luckily for poor inebriated ole Mocha and her little brown bare body, including fifty pounds of mid-life boobage that happily flopped side to side and up and down, grateful to be free from the restraints of my bra, I was pounced upon by a tiny Asian woman, a tourist, whose salivating, also Asian husband, could not take his eyes of my huge purse.  Or my boobs, whichever.  She covered me with her coat and within moments security snatched me up and dragged my drunk-ass to the back room to wait for the cops.  Good lord, what was my point about Victoria’s Secret? 

I do remember sitting in a Ross Dress for Less overcoat in the back room while I waited for the cops to take me to jail for an overnight “sober slumber.”  One of the security guards, one of many who followed me around the store, offered me a plate of fried chicken wings which I thought was nice.  Maybe WINGS, I wanted to talk about wings.  They were delis!  Eating those wings did kind of save Mocha, well it helped me to sober up since I had not eaten since gulping down all those martinis with my girls.  Yeap, wings held me up like the wings Vickie’s Secrets models wore on their backs.! Speaking of models, Mocha would like to offer a mantra for those lovely tall, skinny Vickie’s Secret models who wear beautiful wings, but who endure painful cat walking in eight-inch heels.

Photos courtesy of Eonline.com 2013

Mocha’s mantra for Vickie’s Secret models:  Ladies, overly long heels make your long legs look like chop sticks inside melons. To help with tight shoes, bunions and falling all over the cat walk, Mocha’s mantra for you is that you learn to cat walk barefoot, but paint your feet to look like shoes, like you paint your bodies to look like clothes.  Trust Mocha, no one will ever notice. 

Mocha’s Vodka of Choice for Vickie’s Secret models: Tito’s Vodka Tito’s vodka is gluten free and super delis!!

Mocha’s drink of choice for the Vickie’s Secret Models:  Vickie’s Naked “Secret” Martini – Cucumber Vodka Martini w/lime and agave nectar.

Until next time this is the Mocha Bus Pass Lady and her 4-Head Diaries signing off!  Cheers!

To be Young, Perky and Drunk…er, Cherished!

c stodden 2013 image by e!online

Well, when Mocha was young, bright-eyed, firm and my hairline didn’t start way back behind my ears like it does now, I was approached by plenty of older men who wanted to marry or date me.  Sometimes they wanted to do both.  Ah, to be young and sought after!   What Mocha did not get back then was that dating men of advanced years for me often meant coddling, stroking and generally being “mommy” to them when all I wanted to do was party, drink, party and wear makeup.

By the time I was 18 older guys were practically throwing themselves at me!   Like my neighbor named Elmo, he was a 42 year-old never-been-married sanitation worker and part-time Karaoke King who held sing-a-long Fridays at his house that he shared with his elderly mother.  Elmo was a nice guy, but he was too “clingy.”  He was so smitten by me that he begged my mother to let him take me to Vegas to marry him.  Of course I could not marry Elmo, I barely knew him and my mother wouldn’t go for it and his mother absolutely forbade it!  Elmo got so upset he tried hanging himself with his Karaoke microphone from a tree in his front yard.  But, when he climbed out of his window onto the tree branch he fell and broke both his legs, one arm and cracked his hip.  Elmo’s injuries never healed properly and his mother had to care for him even though she was confined to a wheel chair and she only had full use of one eye that leaked and half her hearing. 

My mother felt sorry for poor Elmo so we both went with him to Vegas 6 months later.  Elmo dieceed to stay in Vegas with his mother and he built his act as Elmo and his traveling Karaoke Review, a food cart decorated in glitter with a pull-out platform for a stage and a bedazzled microphone, turntables and stereo equipment.  His mother was the dee jay, although, you had to shout your requests or place the book of songs directly against her good eye or she would put on the wrong song.

What was my point to the story?  Well, I forgot but my cocktail to help me “muse” about Courtney & her new full-figure: “Sex on the Beach” with:

Vodka de jourBelvedere.

My Mantra for Miss Courtney and hubby Doug: “If you’re happy and your heart’s in the right place, Mocha’s happy for you.”

This is the Mocha Bus Pass Lady signing off for now!  Cheers!