Say about her what you will, but Hester Prynne was certainly the most famous gal in the village. And it seems that history is repeating itself.
I was without an iPod (horrors) for about two weeks and so hadn't been in step with Brenda Dayne's Cast On. Just imagine my surprise when I listened to Episode 22 and heard her dedicate a song to my Sheep in Residence. Not to me, mind you. To Dolores.
Dolores took it all in stride.
"I suppose I should have warned you this might happen," she said. "Le spectacle, c'est moi. There's just something magnetic about me."
"I thought that was static electricity."
"Envy ill becomes you, munchkin," she sniffed. "In any case, Brenda obviously knew of my avant-garde dance career in the mid-seventies and chose to acknowledge it in song."
"Dolores, you were a stripper in a hay bar in Times Square."
"It was site-specific performance art. I was making a comment about the exploitation of livestock by modern agribusiness. I had a grant from the NEA. Did they teach you anything at Harvard or what?"
And now Little Miss Popular even has a mention in the Museum of Kitschy Stitches curated by Stitchy McYarnpants.
"At some point," said Dolores, "I think we may need to discuss the fact that I sleep on a cushion next to the Victrola."
I wonder if Bo Peep had to put up with shit like this?