I, ever the whore for marketing, succumbed to peer pressure this morning and bought a pumpkin-spice latte from Starbucks, whose very essence, I am told, would transform me into a unicorn/monkey/happy puppy.
Sad to say, it did not. Alas, pumpkin spice lattes are pretty good, but I find it hard to work up to the drooling, frothing anticipation people seem to have for the stuff. It’s coffee, people. Overpriced at that. And mixed up by a surly teenager with more metal in his face than exists in my car frame.
Fuck, I’m old.
The nostalgia part of today’s post is that one of the boys I went to high school with is going to be on the tee-vee, y’all. This is very exciting, because I do not know famous people. I’ve had the odd brush with politicians, but since I grew up around DC this is not all that awesome.
So here is what you need to know about Alex, who is apparently magical with a sewing machine and will be on Mad Fashion, premiering on October 4 on Bravo:
1. He used to listen sympathetically to my bullshit boyfriend drama while we were in the darkroom of photography class in the eleventh grade and periodically would tell me I was an idiot and my boyfriend was a waste of skin (oddly insightful);
2. We once both entered a photography contest for extra credit, involving landscapes. His was of some bushes, entitled “Where’s Elvis #13,” in the hopes that the judges would think it was part of a series. Mine was titled “This is the Table Upon Which I Left My Shoes” and was of some trees, dyed blue. Both of these ended up being finalists. It is nearly twenty years later and I still find this amusing.
3. He is not to be confused with the other Alex in our photography class, who was a girl who wore Minor Threat t-shirts and was all FUCK THE
MAN, YO, and I don’t think ever actually did anything except splice together some scraps from the trash bin and turn it in. And I’m pretty sure she got an A. Other Alex was also kind of awesome and I would like her to have a reality show as well, please; and
4. He was pretty heavily involved with the drama department in high school. I did some stuff on the periphery there, because my older sister was into it and very naturally I wanted to fuck up her world as much as possible. Regardless, I’m pretty sure Alex Bartlett played a waiter in our high-school production of Scapino! and if I find those pictures I’m not sure if I’m going to burn them or use them for blackmail.
Pumpkin Spice OUT.