one of the great things about losing a hundred pounds? being able to dig through the box of really old awesome shirts that you haven’t been able to wear in 15 years. like this one from the summer of 1996 when i did graduate invertebrate molecular neurbiology research at friday harbor labs in lovely friday harbor on san juan island.
i remember distinctly that the shirt was just a titch too small when i first got it and that i should probably lose the 10 pounds i gained while eating and drinking merrily with the raucous international crew of molecular biologists. somewhere i have some great photos and even better stories that need to be told about that summer. relatedly, i also (hazily) remember coming really close to getting the image on the shirt tattooed somewhere on my body.
if jessamyn west tells me that she visited friday harbor in 1996 i am literally going to hum “it’s a small world after all” all day long.