I woke this morning to Jim "Mad Money" Cramer on the Today show telling viewers to take their money out of the stock market.
This, people, cannot be a good sign.
Between that, the tumbling global markets, and the stunning financial exposé on 60 Minutes last night (say "credit default swap," say it real loud) that has made me believe the stockade was NOT a cruel or barbaric punishment device, I don't have much this morning. Hence, I'll do the only responsible thing there is to do and post a vintage Erin photo.
Here I am in October 1987. I had just finished moving all my shit into my first walk-up brownstone apartment. The circle in the top left is just a hole in the actual snapshot. I would normally have cropped it, but I didn't want to cut out the windows, which looked out across an alley at a surreal Rear Window scape. I'll leave the rest of the hilarious details for you to find, although the pack of Marlboro Lights and the Bic lighter on the plastic shelving might be my favorite.