Long ago, when I was madly and secretly in love with a married man, I attempted to befriend his wife in some sad and sick attempt to find out the intimate details of his life. As I roped her into peeing with me, he saw us and looked at the bartender, muttering "Worlds colliding."
I loved that.
Anyway, I felt much the same yesterday when, upon SFist, I obviously read the article about the Gavin Campaign once again using volunteers to call people up during dinner or family arguments or sex to urge them to vote for the obvious.
And the photo they used?
Kate! My Kate! Just my best friend since March 18, 1979.
When I saw it. I immediately called Kate, who was of course, in a bar, and relayed her fame. She was appropriately shocked.
Today, I went back just to check up on Kate displayed upon my favorite SF News Source and clicked on her picture. Oddly, and I don't know how MattyMatt stumbled upon it, the photo isn't from some old Newsom campaign site (where Kate worked on Gavin first campaign, under Mr. Alex Tourk) but from a UCSF article about her eyes.
Kate's eyes are legendary, ever since we snuck underage drinks an the Barcelona Hard Rock Cafe and Isreal, the bartender wouldn't shut up about them. And Kate's eyes are kinda famous for being baby eyes that were very, very sick.
When Kate was 2, she had cataracts removed from both of her eyes. And in reading the UCSF article, I remembered a million sleepovers, where my mom had to run down to Long's in the middle of the night to get contact solution and a million hotel bathrooms covered in optical medicine. Really, you don't know Kate if you haven't seen her "real" glasses. They're like two Hubble telescopes. Kate's eyes have always been a funky little part of our lives, but I didn't realize she was a medical oddity and incredibly famous.
And I certainly didn't expect to find out in an SFist article about Gavin Newsom.
Yet again, another sign...