I’m Ms. Brigitte and I’m an adjunct at a community college teaching in the communications department. I live in Florida with my wonderful life partner Walter (aka boyfriend) and foundling cat Mr. Pants. My step-son is around too, but I won’t embarrass him by putting him on my blog. This blog, founded in 2007, used to be called Unwed Human Female until the name confused my friends too much, prompting me to change the name to Ms. Brigitte’s Mild Ride.

I’ve changed the blog/site around a lot in the last few years, specifically by making about half my posts private, deleting countless others, and generally nuking my Google ranking. This is because I was, for three years, a High School English teacher, and I really didn’t want students looking me up. Now I’m an adjunct and I don’t think I’m interesting enough to Google, so a lot of my old posts are being restored. Since I was a HS teacher I try not to use profanity in my blog posts, in case you were wondering about that for some reason.

I also write haiku and make silly amazing collages. I have been making collages for almost 20 years now. Occasionally a movie or television review will pop up here as well … see, it’s kind of a random blog. Random things that have been on the blog include: art toys, collages, contemporary art, dolls, high fashion, haiku, handmade tutorials, kokeshi dolls, literary analysis, movie reviews, rants, reality television opinions, resin jewelry, studio photos, video game reviews/walkthroughs, and zines. What one may call unfocused, I choose to believe is eclectic.

I also love literary scholarship thanks to my MA in English Literature. That sounds like I’m bragging, but it took me 10 years to get is, so trust me, I’m not. If you are also researching topics which I am writing about, hopefully this site will help you along your journey; that is kind of the point of scholarship after all, isn’t it? On that topic …

Super Interesting Scholarly Writing

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    • Thanks! I’m glad you can appreciate it, I can’t imagine how people can be highly focused enough for coherent, themed blogs, it completely escapes me!

  1. So happy to virtually meet you! I discovered you through Valley of the Dolls site and I bought the Zombuki book! I am an artist, have an etsy shop, website and like you a blog – so my blog is about artful living, creative endeavors and so forth and once a month I do some ‘linkylove’ and feature either etsy shops or an article on my blog entitled -Inspiring Artist where I introduce my readers to artists I think are inspiring – and this month YOU’RE IT! I hope you enjoy the post about you and the ZOMBUKI’s and that it brings you more traffic and customers!

  2. Heya! I’ve been following your blog for a long time, it’s very fun! I absolutely adore the Zombuki’s. Galupe is definitely my favorite!
    I really want a Pullip for my own, especially Kirsche, but they’re so expensive! And since my parents (I’m 13 years old!) don’t want to spend their money on ‘a doll’, I’m forced to earn it all by myself..! XP
    Anyway, I love your blog, the random stuff and your video game reviews! I’m glad I finally found the courage to send you a message :)

  3. hello! Your products are very interest for me.
    I am a college student. I study about various jewelry.
    I found your products from some merchant’s blog.
    so your products made me curious about artist and meterials.
    I am not good in English so pls make short your reply hehe

  4. Hey!

    My name is Andrea and I handle PR and Marketing for FriendsWithYou. I wanted to thank you for the FWY piece you recently posted. We really appreciate it!! I also wanted to ask if you could send a contact name and email my way? We’d love to keep you guys posted with future news. Thanks again!


  5. love seeing you since I have one of your first series of zombukis at least I think she was one of your first representing west! hope to get Dumdum and Deedee!

    • Yes, it did. It’s my mom’s boyfriend’s deer, he goes hunting every year. However, in 15 years he’s only killed 3 deer. They also use the whole thing, so that’s something. The way I see it I’ve probably been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of animals just by eating meat, but I don’t have the stomach to kill them myself. At least he takes responsibility for it, so I can’t take issue with it.

  6. Hello Brigitte, I looked for a contact email on your blog but was unable to find one. I hope this will reach you. I wanted to ask if it is okay for me to use some quotes from your “Big Cartel vs Etsy vs Storenvy” blog post for a writing class I am currently taking. Please let me know! Thank you.

  7. Love the Haiku! (and the Zombuki dolls for sure) So much to explore on your blog. Check mine for a few Haiku examples of my own if you have the time and inclination. I’ll definitely be checking back with yours. Have a great weekend and oh – what happened in 1995 to make you slow down?

  8. Hi! I just came across your blog (via the etsy v Big Cartel etc post) and I just have to tell you I LOVE your cat’s name! After reading that, I decided that I need to be completely unproductive today and read more of your blog. Thanks. :)

  9. Hi! I also stumbled upon your blog from the Etsy x BigCartel x Storenvy comparison post. I`m sure you`ll be a great teacher this upcoming school year! What grade will you be teaching?

    • Aww, thank you so much! I will hopefully be teaching High School but I don’t know the grade yet, that all depends on who will hire me! Hopefully I’ll have a job lined up soon so I can relax and plan lessons for the rest of the summer.

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