A year to the day before I was born, this is what Andy Warhol did: I bought a hundred Popisms from Harcourt Brace. Gerard called up for two copies of the book. We still need an idea for the next cover of Interview. I gave Brigid the tape of Diana Vreeland and Sharon Hammond, but I forgot that for about ten minutes Sharon and I were talking about Brigid on it. I had told Brigid about Diana Vreeland going to Deep Throat. So that sounded funny, that’s what I thought I was giving Brigid and that’s what she thought she was getting. But as Brigid had the earphones in and was listening to the tape she got ten different colors on her face. Sharon was saying things like, “Well yes, if Brigid leaves her job, yes, I’d love to take it over.” And then Brigid thought I was being mean, giving her the tape, but I just forgot we’d said anything about her on it. She got so upset she called her sister Chrissy to come over and hold her hand. On the tape I was saying that she got hit by a car—whammo—and that afterwards I’d bought her five ice cream cones, and Brigid got hysterical when she heard that—she said it was only three cones, that the other two were mine. But I think I convinced her that she had four. I named the flavors. Chrissy’s weight is going up. Shes 145 and Brigid is 166 1/2. Brigid was in a state of shock for the rest of the day, she stayed until 6:30.
I called Brigid when I got home. She and Chrissy has just gone to dinner and had dessert. I had to think of a way to get Brigid to lose weight and so I told her I’d give her $5 for every pound she lost, but that she had to give me $10 for every pound she gained. She’s bringing her electric scale in to the office tomorrow. g