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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.


7 Comments:

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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