My friend Janet sent me this picture that was taken in 1986, which is (gulp!) 24 years ago. I had just moved to New York City and was sharing Janet's apartment in Chelsea. I had cheekbones then and red hair (without the help of Clairol) and was so happy to be starting a new adventure. The sweetie on my lap was Bowie the Pug, Janet's dog. I knew Bowie really loved me when she would sneeze right in my face! Janet called it a "Pug Spray".
It would be an understatement to say there were lots of characters in our neighborhood. One time, while strolling to the diner for waffles, a guy walking towards us jumped aside on the sidewalk and shouted, "OUTTA THE WAY...HERE COMES CAGNEY AND LACEY!"
I really miss New York.