Open All Night, Part 2

Another round of pancakes in the wee hours with strangers.

April 20/21
4:04 AM
MARISSA, JON, and BRADLEY,* all 18

Left to right: Jon, Bradley, and Marissa.

Left to right: Jon, Bradley, and Marissa.

GABBY How do you guys know each other?

MARISSA We’re all freshmen at NYU.

AMY ROSE We’ve been playing a game with people where two of you answer questions about the other person—like trying to guess stuff about them. Do you guys want to guess about Marissa?

MARISSA I’m so excited.

BRADLEY We’re gonna be so bad at this.

AMY ROSE You guys are gonna be awesome, I can already tell.

Question 1

AMY ROSE First of all: Who is Marissa’s celebrity crush?


MARISSA We were doing this during the game earlier.

AMY ROSE You guys were already playing a game similar to this?

BRADLEY It was kinda like this.

MARISSA No, well…we were just…we picked celebrities.

AMY ROSE Just picked celebrities? To do what?

MARISSA It was more specific, but it’s weird.

BRADLEY It was…do you want me to tell you?

AMY ROSE Yeah, I wanna know!

BRADLEY OK, we were playing porn Mad Libs.


BRADLEY You take two celebrities and say who would make the better porn.

MARISSA It’s a drinking game.

AMY ROSE OK so wait. Marissa’s celebrity crush.

BRADLEY I said Jason Bateman.

AMY ROSE That’s a weird one, man.

BRADLEY Who the fuck did she pick?

JON Ummm…shit, I don’t remember.

BRADLEY This is terrible…

MARISSA Who was I singing to earlier?

JON Oh. Justin Bieber.


BRADLEY Timberlake!

JON I give you 50,000 points.
Bradley: 50,000 | Jon: 0

Question 2

AMY ROSE What is Marissa’s grossest habit?

BRADLEY She’s obsessed with her butt.

JON No, she’s obsessed with Diet Coke. It’s disgusting. She doesn’t drink water, she just drinks Diet Coke. Like, her blood is like 50 percent Diet Coke.

AMY ROSE Is that what you would say is the grossest thing about you?

Bradley: 50,000 | Jon: 1

AMY ROSE You’re not gross at all, then.

BRADLEY And that she picks her butt. That’s her worst habit.

MARISSA No! He’s lying.

Question 3

AMY ROSE What is Marissa most known for?

JON For falling on the pizza.

GABBY What? Explain.

BRADLEY Way back in September, we got a bit, um, inebriated, and we decided to go to Times Square. And as we’re walking across the block, Marissa steps on a pizza, wipes out, and fractures her elbow.

GABBY Oh my god!

MARISSA Correction: I was drunk and I decided it would be a good idea to jump on it.

AMY ROSE Was it a full pie or a slice?

MARISSA It was a full slice that somebody had dropped on the ground, and I was like, Oh, that’s interesting! And so I jumped on it.

AMY ROSE Oh my god. So you fell on a pizza.

MARISSA I fell on a pizza.
Bradley: 50,000 | Jon: 2

BRADLEY Actually, that night gets brought up a lot, because later on we met Snoop Dogg.

GABBY Whaaat?

AMY ROSE Tell us everything. And also it’s Snoop Lion, hello!

JON At the time it was Snoop Dogg.

MARISSA It was a group of probably like eight of us, and we were—

BRADLEY Smoking hookah in Times Square. And then me and her wanted to get breakfast foods.

MARISSA We were hoping for something like IHOP in Times Square. So then we went to like where Junior’s is on 44th, and we were asking them, like, where we could find food, because they were just closing. And then the waiter was like pointing us somewhere, and then Snoop Dogg is literally just like walking down the street.


MARISSA We were like so drunk, so we were just like, What is happening?

BRADLEY It was crazy. We like shook his hand.

MARISSA I was like, “I’m a big fan.”

JON And he was like, “Yo, I’m a huge fan of you, too.”

Question 4

AMY ROSE What is the biggest crime Marissa has ever committed?

BRADLEY Smoking too much marijuana.

JON Smoking marijuana.

MARISSA Yeah. Or owning a fake ID.
Bradley: 50,001 | Jon: 3

Question 5

AMY ROSE What would Marissa’s desert-island album be?

JON Mumford and Sons.


JON Mumford and Sons!

BRADLEY I don’t know…oh, probably Justin Timberlake, because you like him when he sings.

MARISSA This is, like, deep internal turmoil.

BRADLEY Would it be something Broadway?

MARISSA No. Maybe Mumford? Maybe Mumford. That’d be like a chill thing to listen to on a deserted island.
Bradley: 50,001 | Jon: 4 | Marissa: -1 for forcefully shooting down the correct answer twice when it was offered to her

Question 6

AMY ROSE When was the last time that Marissa threw up?

BRADLEY [To Marissa] I’ve never seen you throw up.

JON I threw up today!


AMY ROSE You threw up today?

JON I am too stoned.


Question 7

AMY ROSE It looks like you guys are getting ready to go, so I’ll do one more: What is Marissa’s greatest life ambition?

BRADLEY To win an Ocar.

JON To win an Oscar.

AMY ROSE Is that it, Marissa?

Bradley: 50,002 | Jon: 5 | Marissa: -1

AMY ROSE Awesome.

BRADLEY Get it on!

AMY ROSE Thank you so much, you guys. Are you meeting more people after this?

BRADLEY [Suddenly perks up] Do you want to?!

JON [Excited] Yeah! Let’s go smoke with Steven!

AMY ROSE Oh my god, did I just rally you guys?

BRADLEY [Increasingly animated] My phone’s dead, so let’s go home, charge it, smoke a bowl, call Steven, smoke more. This is great.

Winners: Your guess is as good as ours. ♦

* These names have been changed to protect people from various figures of authority.


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  • Charlotte CallaGirl May 17th, 2013 7:32 PM

    I LOVE!
    Great interview/quiz/thingy!

  • Nomi May 17th, 2013 8:49 PM

    Yaaaaaaay I’m so happy to see this come back this was one of my favorite articles! You guys should do more of these!

  • Jes May 17th, 2013 10:41 PM

    seong and toni are frickin awesome. i wish i was friends with themmmm

  • Jes May 17th, 2013 10:52 PM

    okay, I finished reading, and all of them are awesome. why am i not in nyc??

  • I.ila May 17th, 2013 11:52 PM

    ooohh, Lucretius!

    • HaverchuckForPresident May 19th, 2013 6:34 AM

      LUCRETIUS <3

  • Alex S. May 18th, 2013 12:28 AM

    This was so much fun to read, it was almost like I was there. Forever now gravitated towards the idea of going to an Ihop in the wee hours of the night when I can’t sleep in hopes of meeting fun strangers like this/people watching because that’s just a lot of fun too.

  • rhymeswithorange May 18th, 2013 1:03 AM

    Fan-freakin’-tastic <3

  • Melisa May 18th, 2013 3:02 AM

    Oh my god. I’ve been waiting for this.

    Susanna and Wells are just freaking cute. Perf couple.
    Seong and Toni are such a fun duo.
    Samhita and Teresa sounds cool.
    I LOLed throughout reading Keira, Hailey, Destiny, and Jahmane’s.
    Sam and Ray are just rad. Would love to be friends with them.
    Marissa, Jon, and Bradley’s little nighttime adventure is wow. (Got drunk+fell on a pizza+fractured a bone+meeting snoop dogg in one night??)

  • elliecp May 18th, 2013 4:36 AM

    These are so awesome! Such a good idea, and god I want pancakes now :(

  • strawberryhair May 18th, 2013 5:25 AM

    Susanna and Wells <3 asdfghjkl

  • jessthetics May 18th, 2013 9:13 AM

    This is amazing! It makes me want to get pancakes with my friends immediately.

  • umi May 18th, 2013 1:46 PM

    starfire she was my girl

  • Conana May 18th, 2013 1:56 PM

    Susanna and Wells are the cutest couple ever <3 <3 I wish I had friends like them :cccc

  • hanalady May 18th, 2013 5:27 PM

    this is both hilarious and adorable. i love it.

    but heads up, there is some wacky stuff going on with capitalization, also the fonts, and sometimes your formatting marks show up in the article.

    • Anaheed May 18th, 2013 6:41 PM

      Thanks, hanalady. You guys have no idea the problems I had trying to get this piece up yesterday. I’m fixing everything now, but I’m sorry you had to read it in its original error-ridden state!

      • Dyl May 23rd, 2013 10:05 PM

        There’s still some weird formatting issues on page 4, just so you know.

        This was great though. I LOVED IT

        • Anaheed May 25th, 2013 6:11 PM

          Thank you, Dyl! I think I fixed those, but lemme know if you notice any more. And sorry again, everyone, that this went up with so many errors/issues. My computer kept crashing and I had been awake for more than 48 hours and then WordPress kept reverting to earlier versions and…I’m getting heart palpitations just REMEMBERING that day.

  • Nadya May 19th, 2013 12:34 AM

    Am I the only one who still didn’t get Well’s “going around the diamond” thing? What does this mean!

    • NotReallyChristian May 19th, 2013 5:58 PM

      It means he did lots of other more serious stuff than kissing without ever actually kissing, I think. Like you know the ‘first base’ ‘second base’ euphemisms for romantic/sexual stuff? It means he skipped the early ‘bases’ and went straight to the end.

  • amelia May 19th, 2013 4:29 AM

    i love this feature! the city that i live in doesn’t have many open-all-night places, so i love reading this… hope you do another one soon!

  • pollystyrene May 19th, 2013 7:51 AM

    It’s too bad there aren’t any places like that around my town, I’d love to go on a midnight pancake eating adventure with my friends.

  • Patrícia May 19th, 2013 10:39 AM

    Seong and Toni were so awesome, seriously, holy crap.

  • Ruby B. May 19th, 2013 10:43 PM

    I love Open All Night so much! That first couple made me unbelievably happy because of cuteness

  • EmilyJn May 20th, 2013 8:57 AM

    What’s 4/20? I don’t know if I’m being stupid or if it’s a primarily American thing or something?

    • annah-daly May 21st, 2013 11:11 AM

      It’s my husband and I’s anniversary! 4-20 2010!
      No, it’s bob Marley’s birthday, or else a day to get reeeally stoned. we have Marley fest where i live and we play reggae and people walk around waving bags of weed to sell and don’t even get in trouble! everyone loves 4-20!

  • wallflower152 May 20th, 2013 1:24 PM

    I love this! I read the other one in the Yearbook I believe. Makes me want IHOP and it’s kool to see how there are a bunch of people out there just like you only different. This and People Reviews are some my favorite Rookie features. : )

  • taliabc May 20th, 2013 3:54 PM

    Oh my god these are so perfect please do more!

  • Pashupati May 22nd, 2013 10:30 PM

    I would hate to be Robin if my older sibling was Batman.

  • unicornconnect May 25th, 2013 4:35 AM

    I need to live in new yorkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • julalondon September 12th, 2013 2:50 AM

    OMG this is crazy but i just found this article i don’t know what happend there but somehow i missed this???!!! The last one was on of my favourite articles on here EVER and today i’m having a really shitty day and i decided to flick through some old rookie articles and i find THIS!!! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!