Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

Another foray into retro photoblogging. Here's my sister, LissyJo, posing for a cheesy picture on our trip out east to drop me off at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (the big pic). Isn't she cute! She looks like a rock star in those glasses. I thought this might be Baltimore with Chesapeake Knife and Tool in the background, which has since closed, but on closer inspection, it's Faneuil Hall in Boston, making the statue LissyJo is mugging upon Arnold "Red" Auerbach, former Boston Celtics coach who "led the Celtics to an unprecedented eight straight championships from 1959-1966, giving him plenty of occasions to enjoy a victory cigar. The statue shows Red holding a rolled up booklet in one hand and toting a trademark cigar in the other" and bouncing my sister on his knee. Red was famous for his love of Chinese food, which is similar to Korean food in some respects (at least in the rice), so perhaps that's why he seems so appreciative.


She says said...

Yeah, everyone loves having pictures from the 80s posted online.

The big hair, the loud clothes, the huge glasses... I'm gonna be looking out for Lissy Jo to reciprocate!

LissyJo said...

Why do i have to be involved in your retro blogging?

*sigh* My asian sisters will be so disappointed in me for perming my hair. My mother used to tell the stylist, "She wants it like little orphan annie." *sigh* And i did. That's exactly how i wanted my hair.