June 19th, 2006
|08:15 pm - think it'll work?|
From: dan widrew
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 1:31 AM
To: Malcolm Gladwell
Subject: your new manservant
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; 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/ 
 http://malcolmgladwell.com/ this guy is the shit. as i just said to julie "he has my dream job! he just researches awesome crazy stuff and writes about it. it's like my lj only amazing"
 see also: larry cohen
 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!
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)|| |
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.
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
i will hire ANYONE that will bask in my mothafuckin glow.
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)|| |
I supply an endless amount of bask.
i can pay you in homemade cupcakes and trips to get italian ice.
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)|| |
well, I'm sold.
you guys should be friends!
you guys should be friends!
I NEED FRIENDS now that stacie is gone.
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)|| |
but the word "spunk" makes me think of splooge and that makes me giggle, so the phrase doesn't have the same appeal.
haha. "you've got splooge, kid"
my friend chris just told me i'm "usually so spunky". so there you go.
|Date:||June 24th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)|| |
What the cunt is this, moxie bashing!?
you're not one of moxie's mutant fans, are you?
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
|Date:||June 21st, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)|| |
but you made coffee so well you got a medal! or was that for driving his wife to wal-mart?
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
wow, yeah, you've got some balls on ya. Hope it works!