This refrigerator magnet.
It’s a photo of Bossy and her brother, taken over two decades ago. This magnet is one of the few that work because it covers a larger surface area — and hi, have you met Bossy the physics professor?
The photo was taken on Thanksgiving, and Bossy’s brother is still enjoying his plate of food, which is strangely on a paper plate, and so that would be, yeah, high school graduation plus three years minus one apartment at 18th and Green Street divided by parental divorce = 1987.
Bossy’s brother is enjoying his second helping or maybe even third, and he’s wearing leopard suspenders. Bossy still has that belt with the droopy metal chains and the black skirt, and they have taken up residency in her Shmata Collection.
Bossy can’t describe the kitchen grease that has collected on this plastic refrigerator magnet except to say, If you knew, you’d become a fruitarian.
danette saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 10:56 am
wow! at first glance (and then even after a long, hard look!) i thought that you were hugging scott baio at some outdoor cafe!
pkzcass saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 11:03 am
Was Bossy’s brother a Bay City Roller?
steph saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 11:53 am
I have forever been convinced that Bossy’s brother is some big time star from some eighties band that I just can’t think of. Seriously, wasn’t he on MTV?
MariaV saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 11:56 am
Like photos of the goofs, photos of Bossy and her brother give me the warm fuzzies.
Gigi saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 11:56 am
The gene pool in your family is NOT FAIR.
Cat saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm
At first I thought that was Bossy’s son.
Lisa saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm
I thought it was Chachi too!
Reeb saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm
Gosh, he went well with your drapes.
JenKneeBee saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm
so NOT cool saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 5:05 pm
Is this your way of saying that you have a black fridge?
Which is cool, cuz, my stove is probably older than I am.
Jess saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm
I grew up on 23rd and Green. Small world.
Emily Moser saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 7:57 pm
Is that a mullet he’s wearing? Bwa-ha-ha!!! However his suspenders DO rock! At least you don’t have the big hair so there was hope for you back then!
Lisa saysJanuary 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm
totally looks like Boss and her son. TOTALLY!!