my hat was backwards back then

i wore a lot of pink today, which apparently freaked out the girl i was sitting next to in grammar. i think she thinks i am changing my personality to become more of a pink wearing type person. and maybe i am. maybe i am just finally releasing myself from the hatred of pink that my best friend stanley and i imposed on ourselves in kindergarten. we had important, nuanced standards of coolness: no pink, short hair, black stretch pants every day. stanley’s going by catherine now. she’s always been a girl. i haven’t seen her in a lot of years but i think she is somewhere in the southwest. i bet she totally wears pink down there.