See. Caroline. Bike.

I am allowed to make fun of Caroline from San Francisco because she is one of my most favorite people. And because she is so freaking cool there is usually nothing to make fun of.

But behold Exhibit A:

Recently Caroline was asked to participate in a Columbia Sportswear insert for a Japanese lifestyle magazine called Madame Figaro Japon, which is (duh) printed almost entirely in, well, Japanese.

So, until a friend translated for her, Caroline had no idea what the article said. But she did know that the stylists on the set fell in love with the turquoise socks she was wearing and built her whole outfit around them, down to the bike. “WHY, oh WHY did I wear those socks that day?!?” she wrote to me – and I could almost hear Scarlett O’Hara in the background of the email.

If you are interested, here is what the article did say:

“Caroline was born in 1969. Her favorite color is pink. She likes to ride her bike around the town. She loves Church Street Apothecary (the store she’s in front of) because they have a lot of children’s stuff that inspires her for her line of children’s clothing made from vintage fabric. She also thought she would go down to Fisherman’s Wharf and try to catch some fish, or maybe attend a Gay Prep School Convention.”

OK, I added that last line myself.

This article has 20 comments

  1. Caroline

    the gay prep school is way too far for a bike ride…

  2. aimee / greeblemonkey

    ha ha. Yeah, it’s probably in, like, Maine.

  3. Anonymous

    that is hysterical. and I don’t even know Caroline.

  4. mar

    i can attest that yes, caroline is VERY cool!! too funny!!

  5. Caroline

    btw, that’s actually my bike. and yes, i wrapped the handlebars in pink cork wrap. ok.

  6. Bryan

    Maybe this is how they think we dress. All the time. At Gay Prep School.

  7. mamalicious

    That’s so gay. HA!

  8. mamalicious

    Okay, before anyone gets upset that aimee is allowing an anti-gay comment on her blog, let me just say that it’s all in jest. I, in fact, am so gay and have teased aimee mercilessly for all the times that she said – in the 80s – that very “that’s so gay” phrase. Soooo, don’t anyone get mad at her. Okay? Okay.

  9. aimee / greeblemonkey

    And Caroline, showing up with turquoise socks and a pink bike. You were *asking* for it.

  10. Anonymous

    oh my god, you guys are hilarious;

  11. Caroline

    please do not rip on my gay socks or gay bike. i love them both dearly (even tho they are only material possessions). (does possessions have 5 s’ really?) (how do you write the plural of s?)

  12. aimee / greeblemonkey

    They are perfectly lovely. Separately. Together, with rolled up sweatpants?

    The proof is in the pudding, baby.

  13. Anonymous

    Caroline is not gay, but i kissed her on the lips once. It was nice. We fell in love.

  14. aimee / greeblemonkey

    LOL, never said she was gay… I said *attend* a Gay Prep School Convention. I was more envisioning the dudes who model for Abercrombie & Fitch… all in one room together. Yum.

  15. doodaddy

    Wait, you know other people here? And so in one more way I am not unique…

    And I love that store, we have friends that live right nearby. GAY friends, for all that.

  16. aimee / greeblemonkey


    Yes, Caroline is one of my oldest friends as a matter of fact. AND we stayed with her for our honeymoon trip to San Fran 11 years ago when we were poor as churchmouses. I also have another really good friend who lives there named Bob. Who *is* actually gay!

    And I love how this post, which really was more about making fun of Caroline’s get-up has launched Google ad’s into putting ads like “Are You Gay?” in the side bar. That is awesome.

  17. aimee / greeblemonkey

    The Google ads. Not the gayness.

  18. caroline

    can we please get the subject back on moi? jeeeeeeeeez!

  19. aimee / greeblemonkey

    See, you really *are* the coolest person on the planet. Ever.

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