Culture

I Googled Gidget and Windansea

Are You There God? It’s Me, Gidget.

“Nobody knows I’m a real person — they think “Gidget” is Sandra Dee or Sally Field.”—Kathy Kohner Zuckerman

@Ori would remember the night I walked and told him of all the creepy sites on those dark streets which weave the beach along Windansea into Draper Villas…

< BEGIN CONTEXT / SHIFT TO PRESENT TONE >

firefly flying quietly why she cries, no one notices me...

Authentic Non-Fiction Life

[Richard] Powers is especially effective at illustrating the way the story of the girl with “the happiness gene” spreads across the Internet and, only slightly less rapidly, the traditional media. Thassa’s mailbox starts filling up: “Strange people with Hotmail accounts want me to make them happy. One woman wants to hire me as her personal trainer. She thinks her soul needs a professional workout.”

… This review was written by Jay McInerney (“How It Ended: New and Collected Stories”) and published in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, October 1, 2009. … when I first stumbled into this story the other day, I did a double take… it read like my life…

“Meanwhile, Kurton’s research team is on the verge of publishing a study that correlates specific genetic codes with emotional well-being. But despite the large sample on which the study is based, Kurton is holding back on publication, looking for some missing datum to confirm his findings. When Thassa’s story comes to his attention he thinks he may have found it. …”

I remember listening to a Nobel Prize contending researcher detail his observations of my hyperthymic temperament…

“Kurton persuades Thassa to undergo a series of tests, and when the results are finally published — the ebullient Thassa’s genetic material having confirmed the initial findings — media interest in the Happy Gene Girl goes manic, culminating with an appearance on a Chicago talk show whose host, known to all simply as Oona, “is, by any measure, the most influential woman in the world.” In a canny elision, Powers gives us only hints of Thassa’s triumphant performance, by way of its echoes on the Internet. … “

My effervescent happiness, despite the most contrary of circumstances, led me to be taken and tested, poked and prodded, and accused many more times of being “on something”. Continue reading

Standard
Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Music

Darryl + Angela

Darryl + Angela

www.baxleyglass.com

All my bags are packed I’m ready to go
I’m standin’ here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin’ it’s early morn
The taxi’s waitin’ he’s blowin’ his horn
Already I’m so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go

Every place I go, I’ll think of you
Every song I sing, I’ll sing for you
When I come back, I’ll wear your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time let me kiss you
Close your eyes I’ll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won’t have to leave alone
About the times, I won’t have to say

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go

Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go…

…I’m coming home.

Standard
Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

Wedding Theme

20130707-105517.jpg

Step back in time… to the 1950’s

With a fondness for the 50’s we invite our guests to join us in vintage style.

Whether you think of Pleasantville, Grease, or Gidget, you’re on the right track. Visit our Pinterest board for more ideas.

Staying for the Walker World Summer Camp after the reception? Here’s fodder for inspiration.

See you at the beach, y’all!

Standard

Invitation

Angela and Darryl Glass

We invite you to join us
as we celebrate the joining of our love
ocean front this summer
July 27th for sunset
on North Topsail Island, North Carolina.

We are gathering our friends
in the tradition of our Southern hospitality

The Baxley & Glass Family
are pleased to host our younger-at-heart guests
at the Walker Organic Artist Retreat
on the Cape Fear River,
Blossoms Ferry Road,
Castle Hayne, North Carolina
.

You're Invited...

Répondez s’il vous plaît, details to follow.

Standard
Angela Glass Beach Bride
Documentation

North Carolina Beach Wedding Rules and Regulations

 General Info

  • See Register of Deeds’ Office to get a marriage license. In the state of North Carolina, it does not matter which county you get the marriage license from (meaning you don’t have to get the license in the same county you plan on getting married in). The license is $60 and after it has been signed, must be returned to the county you purchased it in.

Continue reading

Standard