hurdy gurdy girl's profile

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Joined: March 10, 2007

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What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?" Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.

My username is a tribute to the hurdy-gurdy girls of the 19th century gold rush town of Barkerville, British Columbia. The hurdy-gurdies were a tough bunch of women and I admire them.

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I've said before if we could have favourites folders on MeFi, I'd have one called "to restore faith in humanity." Here are some of the posts I'd put in that folder:



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I like to buy from Canadian online retailers when possible, but sometimes it's hard to find them. Here are a few from helpful AskMe comments:

Shoes: ShoeMe.ca
Women's clothing: FIG Clothing, Ureshii
Chlorophylle
Smoking Lily
Ninety-Eight Clothing (Canada)