Shout out to Gangsta Boo, my gorgeous rapper friend, for reminding me that seven years ago today, I was her entourage as she visited The Fader magazine office, followed by the Shade 45 music station.
This might have been the visit where the Shade 45 peeps assumed I was in the music business and asked, “So what do you do for Boo?” and I — at a loss as to how to explain my presence — awkwardly said, “I’m her jeweler?” And then they all moved away from me on the bench, to quote Arlo Guthrie, and I vowed never to speak again even if spoken to. Though maybe that exchange happened another time, considering I thought 2013 was the year we met actor Billy Bob Thornton. That turned out to be in April 2014. I was wearing the same jacket, and confusion about dates is a slow-fashion hazard.
Anyway, I like the way Boo conscientiously noted all the outfit details in this photo she took of me hustling to catch us a cab in 2013. Pre-Uber days!
I still have everything I’m wearing in the 2013 and 2014 photos except the jeans. If those are black jeans, as I suspect, I gave them away. If they’re actually very dark blue jeans, I turned them into shorts. Who else finds it strange to look at photos from the pre-COVID-19 life, even though that life only ended last month? It’s hard to believe that we just WENT OUT like that. Like it was no big deal!
Most importantly, did you get any french fried potaters? 😂😘
Pluckyojeweler indeed! Why she’s a performing artist!
Are we all going to be agoraphobic?
Agoraphobia is a real concern these days!