Patrick Cox Wannabes (source: 10 Magazine)

I started preparing for this blog post thinking that I might write about a model’s birthday because there are three very successful industry icons born today. A moment after that, I was looking at the fashion designers who have birthdays today and wondering if I had written about them in the past. That led me down a rabbit hole as I attempted to confirm the birthday of Antonio Berardi who is either born today or on December 21, depending upon which source you believe (I’m inclined to believe the latter because a writer for the magazine linked above has published a birthday message to the designer a couple of times in the past). While I was on that site, I read an article about footwear designer Patrick Cox. That got me thinking about when I was a kid hanging out in nightclubs in the mid-eighties, and how Patrick Cox’s brother would often drive me home in the early hours of the morning. Soon, I was pondering the concept of “six degrees of separation” and wondering why I know so many people who know Patrick Cox and yet the two of us have never met or even corresponded via social media. That got me thinking about Boy George (I remember that he used to hang out with Patrick Cox back in the day), and how funny it is that the singer is friends with Dorit from the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” who appears alongside Camille Grammer on the show, and how weird it is that both Boy George and Camille Grammer have been so friendly and gracious to me on Twitter . . . and then I realized that I still had no idea what I was going to write about today.

I suppose that’s because Mercury is opposing my natal sun over the next couple of days from my ninth house to my third. It’s not exact until tomorrow, but it is already making me feel scattered and unable to concentrate on anything in particular. I don’t really mind the feeling because it’s better than feeling dull-witted, but it isn’t allowing me to focus whatsoever.

So, I’m not going to bother trying to focus. I’m going to go outside to do some gardening. Then I might get some housework done before I go to the gym. I’ve got two days off from work, and that’s probably a good thing because I am virtually “all over the place,” as a ninth house Mercury in a hard aspect to the natal sun might indicate.

Now, what were we talking about?

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