This was taken in the fall of ’99, a couple of months into my deal with and about 14 months after I’d first begun writing the Mr. Showbiz column in August 1998. Every now and then you’ll find a photo or a memento lying around and you’ll say, “Wow, that was eight or ten years ago.” But October 1999 does not seem like 12 and 1/3 years ago. At all. The next time I turn around it’ll be 15 years behind me, and then 20. It just gets away from you.