A Toronto vegan blabs on about crafting, food, and her life in general.

Monday, March 13, 2006

One a day inspirational goodness

Do you ever just google people? People you once knew and wondered how they were getting on in life?

I do that. Sometimes often.

I googled a girl I used to go to high school with. We were maybe 1 step up from acquaintances and, because of a stupid and very high school situation, our demi-friendship became strained.

Sometimes I just take some time to remember her and what a great person she was, and figure she probably still is. A few keystrokes later, I have learned that she is a contributing member of a Montreal crafty, grrly, artsy scene and I couldn’t be more proud of her. She has even co-founded an awesome project called The Blood Sisters. In their own words, they are “girls using [their] own feminine protection to work against the corporate and cultural constructions of menstruation.” I love it.

Sadly, once I got up the nerve to email the group to make contact with her, I got an Undeliverable Error because their mailbox is over-quota. Sigh. I’ll keep trying.

Aimée, if by odd chance you happen upon this entry, Michelle from high school says hello.


Blogger michelleknits said...

One of my closest friends in high school was an Aimee (and I'm a Michelle too, as you know, which makes that extra interesting!)

11:48 PM, March 13, 2006

Blogger jen said...

i have a high school friend named aimee too (who i'm still friends with) and when she was in high school she would put an accent mark on the "e" just like mishka/michelle's friend aimee. it wasn't an "official" part of her name though and she stopped using it in college i think.

9:32 AM, March 14, 2006

Blogger mishka said...

I always wondered about the pronunciation of "Aimée" - with the accent, wouldn't the name actually be pronounced "ay-may" instead of "ay-mee"...? Like "fiancée?"

3:45 PM, March 14, 2006

Blogger robyn said...

I love the Blood Sisters. I ordered some cool stuff from them a few years ago.

3:50 PM, March 14, 2006

Blogger michelleknits said...

I have a cousin in New Zealand, who I rarely see, who pronounces her name "Ay-may" actually it's more like "I-may." I forget if Aimee used the accent or not.

11:31 AM, March 15, 2006

Blogger toronto craft alert said...

hey, i know "aimee" (or "a.d." as she is known by most in the city) from my days in mtl. i have friends who work with her so if you seriously want to get in touch i can try to get her personal email for ya. just let me know....

12:33 PM, March 15, 2006

Blogger mishka said...

are you kidding me? I really just want to tell her that I have thought about her many times over the years. I remember calling her "Sunshine" when she walked into art class... her face was always so bright and cheery. I would love to contact her, and that's so incredibly wonderful of you to offer to be that bridge :)

12:42 PM, March 15, 2006


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