Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Baby-Sitters Club: Where are they now?

My friend T and I were reminiscing about the BSC and, specifically, which members we would have been or wanted to be.  T: a total Stacey through and through.  I, personally, was a little more conflicted: I thought I was a unique combo of part-Claudia, part-Stacey, and part-Kristy.  To this, T responded "Kristy was a huge lesbian."

Cue: the where are they now game.

President - Kristy Thomas

Then - Bossy, big mouthed, the founder of the BSC, a tomboy, and coach of the softball team Kristy's Krushers.  Occasionally dated fellow softball coach Bart Taylor.  Best known for wearing: jeans and turtlenecks.

Now - Lives in San Francisco as a software developer with her partner Jan and their adorable son.  Plays on an intramural softball team (but has "Koach" on the back of her jersey), and likes to mountain bike.  Best known for wearing: jeans and turtlenecks.

Vice President - Claudia Kishi

Then - Japanese-American, creative, artsy, and funky.  Not very good at school (except for art) and had the spelling capabilities of a 4-year old.  Addicted to junk food and candy.  Best known for wearing: homemade jewelry.

Now - Lives in a hippie commune with her equally-hippie Japanese-American husband Merlin.  Teaches arts and crafts to the children living in the commune, but has now sworn off all processed foods and only eats what grows on their land.  Best known for wearing: homemade clothes and jewelry.

Secretary - Mary Anne Spier

Then - Perfectionist, always organized, incredibly neat handwriting.  Sensitive, cried easily, but a wonderful listener.  Obsessed with her kitten Tigger.  Dated mega-hottie Logan.  Best known for (not) wearing: earrings.

Now - After attending college in the Big Apple, fell back into her old ways and married Logan Bruno, who is now a surgeon in an affluent Connecticut town.  Stays at home to watch their three kids, and turns a blind eye to all of Logan's "late nights" at the hospital.  Partakes in competitive couponing.  Best known for wearing: yoga pants as pants.

Treasurer - Stacey McGill

Then - Native New Yorker, incredibly fashionable, dotted her i's with hearts, had diabetes, and was extremely gifted at math.  Briefly dated Robert Brewster and even chose him over the BSC before coming to her senses.  Best known for wearing: trendy, bold, graphic patterns.

Now - Got her MBA and started her own internet fashion company.  Dates lots of investment bankers and hedge fund managers, but refuses to settle down after she once gave up her "career" for a man.  Best known for wearing: Prada

Alternate Officer - Dawn Schafer

Then - Native California, health foods nut (didn't eat meat or sugar), environmental activist.  Easy-going, independent, liked surfing and ghost stories.  Best known for wearing: shorts and a Cali-themed t-shirt.

Now - Lives in the suburbs with 2.5 kids.  *snooze*  Best known for wearing: Gap.

Junior Officer - Mallory Pike

Then - Oldest of eight children, wore glasses and braces, but got her ears pierced.  Loved reading and writing and was an aspiring children's book author and illustrator.  Also loved horses.  Was briefly interesting when she dated Australian Ben Hobart.  Best known for wearing: clothes inspired by the local Stoneybrook librarian.

Now - Married to a fellow redhead and has six red-headed brats.  Never made it as an author/illustrator upon realizing that her writing/drawing sucked and that she'd never finish her "novel."  Instead, is a teacher and runs a summer camp.  Best known for wearing: clothes inspired by Mary Anne

Junior Officer: Jessi Ramsey

Then - The only African-American in the BSC (and probably all of Stoneybrook, besides her fam).  Highly talented ballet dancer and aspired to some day go professional.  Witty and intelligent.  Best known for wearing: her tutu over her regular clothes in an un-ironic way.

Now - Has actually made it big and performs in the American Ballet Theater in NYC.  Was the first black female soloist in decades when she took the lead role in Romeo and Juliet last year.  Goes out on the town with Stacey, but is in a serious relationship with her ballet director.

Editors Note: Shannon Kilbourne and Abby Stevenson were excluded from this trip through time because, well, mostly, they sucked.

1 comment:

Kohaku said...

The first Mary Anne picture isn't the original Mary Anne. It's the second one.