Friday, March 19, 2010
what claudia wore
True story: when I was 20, I worked for a literary agent, and she had to explain to me what a ghostwriter was. "You don't think all the Babysitters Club Books were written by the same person, do you?" Uh...yes, I did. I felt like I'd been punched in the stomach.
True story: When I read the Babysitters Club books, I always fantasized about being Claudia, but truly I was closer to a Kristy/Mary Ann hybrid. I was [am] bossy. I was always starting clubs and assigning roles to my friends and organizing things. I played softball and had a pixie haircut and was mistaken for a boy. I loved the White Sox.
Last night, a few great things happened. First, I went to an unusually excellent poetry reading with John Findura and Paige Taggart. If you are friends with either of these people, lucky you. Next, I met Molly and Molly told me about what claudia wore, my new favorite everything. I am wearing a side ponytail today in tribute.