The Once and Future Blonde.
I need to start giving proper credit to that wonderful someone who’s the origin of a lot of my blog posts but who I’ve been too lazy to credit.
She’s the person behind a lot of the blog posts along the lines of “I’ve heard somewhere that…”, “I finally got to see this movie”, “the thing with Brooklyn is…”, “I’ve just set fire to my host’s kettle”. She keeps reminding me that she is that someone, that somewhere, that kettle owner, that she owns the intellectual copyright to most of my Brooklyn experiences and some of the other cultural references mentioned on Kafka’s Shore. Oh, and yes, I did almost set her kitchen on fire, so I probably owe her a little credit now and then.
So It’s been decided that I will now refer to her as The Once and Future Blonde…Well, because:
1. Referring to her as “my friend”, “a friend”, “that chick I know”, “my bitch”, or simply “V” wouldn’t do.
2. Someone else I know thought it would be a good idea to use the same trick as restaurant reviewer AA Gill uses in his column by always referring to his lunch companion as “The Blonde”.
3. She was and can be very blonde, she’s not as blonde right now, but she will get blonder for sure.
4. She is NOT Legally Blonde’s Elle Wood type. Actually, she totally objects to that movie. And that is why I have decided to give her the face of Elle Wood. That will annoy and amuse her at the same time.