my good pal émilie found out she has a rare, messed-up brain thing called Chiari Malformation. it’s where the ass section of your brain literally squeezes out the back of your skull, cutting off the skull juice and making for big ouchy.

seriously though, she’s in a ton of pain– although you’d never know it because she’s as stunning as ever, and as hilarious as ever too! any of you who know my work, will recognize ém as a huge influence on me over the years. she’s modelled for me many many times, but like i said- more importantly, she’s a great friend. i thought it would be cool if tons of you readers sent her a little note of well-wishing etc. just comment here, and she’ll get ’em. thanks!

also– this from ém (sung to the tune of I Like Big Butts, which she ALSO has, by the way!)
I like big brains and I can not lie,
You other doctors can’t deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty skull
And plump tonsils in your face,
You get sprung.
Wanna pull up tough,
Cuz you notice that brain was stuffed
Deep in her head it’s bulging
I’m hooked and I can’t stop staring,
Oh, baby I wanna get with ya
And take your (MRI) picture.
My colleagues tried to warn me
But those brains you got
Make Me so horney!
Ooh, cerebellum,
You say you wanna get surgery?
Well use me, use me, cuz you ain’t that average patient!

13 replies
  1. Sara Seale
    Sara Seale says:

    Dear Emilie, I have a brain problem, too. It attacks itself and my spine. But at least mine’s not trying to escape! I hope you’re able to find some relief, somehow, and soon.
    Best wishes from a fellow-traveler.
    Sara xo

  2. 111dibujitos
    111dibujitos says:

    Well, Ém… I guess you’ll feel better not only by reading the well-wishing comments but specially for having such a good friend like Dave who does this kind of things just to make you feel better 🙂
    TONS of love and good vibrations from the other side of the planet 😉

  3. Ém
    Ém says:

    Sweet Zombie Jesus, everybody! Thank you for the kind words, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. Too freaking kind is what you all are! My poor brain is so excited, it might just leak out of my head further… 😀 xxoo

  4. Cheryl Mayhew
    Cheryl Mayhew says:

    dear émilie, be sure I am sending you all the good, healing vibes I can muster. I checked out the photo dave has linked above, you are truly beautiful. all the best to you. hugs, cheryl.

  5. Tomas
    Tomas says:

    Hi Èmilie. It is sad to hear that you are in pain. I hope that you are taking well care of and that you are soon back to your super-fine-self.

  6. angela cooper
    angela cooper says:

    Davids Mum here,Angela I remember you at one of Davids openings on Bank,you were dressed in red ,looked great ,I wish you well ,and hope there is a solution to your unusual problem Best wishes

  7. Bridget White
    Bridget White says:

    Emilie, we had dinner with you one night before a show on Bank Street at an Indian restaurant. Lily was just an infant and Jake was fascinated with your piercings. He couldn’t keep his eyes off you. Anyway, I’m Dave’s sister and I send you love and well wishes. xo from Bridget

  8. Leigh
    Leigh says:

    Emilie, We were in Dave’s show together as archivists back in 2008. I had the best time joking around with you. The memory is ever clear. The best to you during your healing period and we’ll see you on the other side of recovery. Hugs, Leigh

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