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A note from your editors

Let’s just start talking and writing and we’ll keep something. I remember when we first met—who came up to us? In any case, Nick came up and interrupted us—another man wearing shoes. It was Nick. He stuck around. We learned how to untie those shoes, put them back on, take them off, put them on the wrong feet and waddle like Chaplin even though the cards were stacked against him. Just kidding. He taught us about Beaujolais, or as the industry called it, BoJo. Then Nick dropped out. He had anxiety. Heard of it? And then, one summer. Our big bonding moment was when he asked me to bring his briefcase to 23rd Street because he left it in a class he ran away from. That’s the one with dogs in mosaics—that subway stop. I’m about to get my period, I’m eating everything, my boobs hurt like nothing else. What’s on my face? Food? I didn’t see it: I don’t see food. Nicky got a job at a wine shop. Wait that’s jumping too far ahead.

As you were saying: you were in LA I was in NY, you were you were, I was having a great time in LA and I sent back a great picture of my big naturals they were on display at a Dodgers’ game that was a good day. I do remember that I wasn’t taking it SERIOUSLY I was on a blowup mattress wearing elf ears, I think Sof and I were basically at a bar brainstorming as much wine as possible. I’m glad I didn’t interfere because we came up with a perfect name, the names were bad, they were difficult, how were we deciding some of them? Sounds she made me discover. There are some amazing words. She saw, I don’t know. Listen, day one, I wouldn’t have...YEAH said, “yeah Recliner.” I wanna sit down, I want to lean back, I want to get my dinner. You want to be a Mr. Fix-It? Should I put the chair in the microwave? Want to take it out and take a bite? Anyways, well I’m glad you guys are doing. You were getting into White Claw in Lake Tahoe and you got addicted with your high school cousins who are the best I love that. We FaceTimed and got the TV Guide idea, so nice, there was a heatwave. I came after the heatwave. I don’t know what happened. Time flew. That was summer. We started and we are in November this is our first issue it’s hard to believe it’s over already: In Memoriam: Recliner. In the arms of an angel...I did Shazam at a funeral once, it was such a good song. We’re ready for our elegy? There’s something in the sky, spirit in the sky, that was the song. I got the sense he wanted me to...let me play it. I got the sense it had to do with the casket. I wasn’t that close with him. Not that close to the body—I couldn’t touch it but I was pretty close.

Some BoJo? I don’t mind if you keep the music going. Should I spill it on the Kenneth Koch? Claire visited the deceased while you and I were packing for the shore? We waited for her to go to the shore. We were waiting so we could pack and go. We all went up to the shore, the dog came and had many kisses with our other dog. At the shore we went to the carnival. I’ve never seen Claire so active, so alive, what were we doing when we were going up? This is before Joker came out. We were vaping the CBD pen, we had all become addicts, we were doing hybrid hits, that and the other, didn’t we meet a Slavic worker that I tried to coerce? As much as you could coerce a Slavic worker at the Frog Toss. Don’t make me a part of your Frog Toss. I thought we all wanted it. When we went up in the Ferris wheel I felt it was so important to document us all laughing. I didn’t even feel ridiculous. The photos from that night my hair was tangled in the way it was always tangled in middle school. A good tangle. I hate Bob Dylan. The celebrity death I’m least looking forward to. I’ll delete my social media. Men were on their period when Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize. No worries. In conclusion and nativity. Nope, basically it’s been a lot of hard work. I’m proud. We reached out to a lot of people that we like and didn’t know if they would say yes and some said yes and some ignored us which is fine. A lot were effusive and didn’t have anything, at the moment a lot of people didn’t have anything which we really need to focus on. At the moment of not having anything, anything is possible. We’re unbelievably excited. Nick and Sofi get really stressed out and Sofi treats Nick like a brother. Sofi says I can’t handle the energy if you can’t come correct. If you can’t come correct stay in Brooklyn. Nick comes with his tail between his legs and a big baguette. Sofi comes with a big cheesecake, tail between her teeth. Claire makes a thick family soup. We hope you enjoy.