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June 19th, 2006


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08:15 pm - think it'll work?
-----Original Message-----
From: dan widrew
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 1:31 AM
To: Malcolm Gladwell[1]
Subject: your new manservant


Hi-

It seems like whenever I get interested in something and start reading about it, I wind up coming across an article you've written on the subject. I love ideas and people and growth. So I have an offer for you: I will be moving (from Bellingham, Washington) in the nearish future, probably a little after New Years, and I would like to come to New York and work for you. I don't know what I would do - I could spellcheck and factcheck and do your laundry and dust your bookshelves - but I'll do it for cheap, and happily. I think you will be my Lois Weisberg[2]; your interviews and research will introduce me to people and venues for me to figure out what the hell I'm doing with myself.
I know what a ridiculous thing this is to ask of someone I've never met, so feel free to laugh and delete this. But if you're interested, and want a sense of what I'm like, here's a good place to start: http://kingnixon.livejournal.com/ [4]

~Daniel Widrew

[1] http://malcolmgladwell.com/ this guy is the shit. as i just said to julie "he has my dream job[3]! he just researches awesome crazy stuff and writes about it. it's like my lj only amazing"
[2] http://malcolmgladwell.com/1999/1999_01_11_a_weisberg.htm
[3] see also: larry cohen
[4] it occurs to me, if he actually follows that link now, the first thing he'll see is another copy of the email he just read. ha. hi malcolm!
state: hopefulhopeful

(18 shots upside the head | en garde!)

Comments:


From:espions
Date:June 20th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
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I think the only proper response here is "you've got moxie, kid."

if it works, find someone in philly to hire me on to bask in their glow.
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 20th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
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i learned recently that the word moxie came from the soda. i may have to disown the word now.

my friend kitty lives in philly! she can't afford to hire you though
From:haveaball
Date:June 20th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
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i will hire ANYONE that will bask in my mothafuckin glow.
From:espions
Date:June 20th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
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I supply an endless amount of bask.
From:haveaball
Date:June 20th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
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i can pay you in homemade cupcakes and trips to get italian ice.
From:espions
Date:June 20th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
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well, I'm sold.
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 27th, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)
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you guys should be friends!
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 27th, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)
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you guys should be friends!
From:haveaball
Date:June 27th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
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I NEED FRIENDS now that stacie is gone.
From:espions
Date:June 20th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
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but the word "spunk" makes me think of splooge and that makes me giggle, so the phrase doesn't have the same appeal.
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 27th, 2006 10:39 am (UTC)
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haha. "you've got splooge, kid"
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From:kingnixon
Date:July 10th, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)

ps

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my friend chris just told me i'm "usually so spunky". so there you go.
From:saiwa
Date:June 24th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Screw!
What the cunt is this, moxie bashing!?
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
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YES.

you're not one of moxie's mutant fans, are you?
From:mycanthus
Date:June 20th, 2006 07:26 am (UTC)
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/cross fingers

I was a personal assistant to a 3 star general and dignitaries for a few months and hated it. It was cool at first but then it got old real fast. But then the general was ajack ass had he been cool it might have been an awesome experience
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From:leyse
Date:June 21st, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
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but you made coffee so well you got a medal! or was that for driving his wife to wal-mart?
From:mycanthus
Date:June 21st, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
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I took her to the mall and carried her purchases in uniform :P. its a thankless job that someone has to do and thank god its not me
From:lightupyourroom
Date:June 20th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
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wow, yeah, you've got some balls on ya. Hope it works!

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