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A few months ago, an acquaintance-almost-friend from my time at Evergreen High School IM'ed me out of the blue and mentioned that he was about to be embarking on a new project I'd find interesting. That floated around in the back of my mind until today, when I saw a post titled "Remi Frazier's Million Dollar Destiny" on Drink At Work (drinkatworkblog):

I got a friend request from this guy on myspace which I almost deleted because I thought it was an ad for some kind of pyramid scheme. But I started looking at his page and realized that this is a really freakin' ballsy project this dude is undertaking. In his own words:

My name is Remi Frazier. I'm taking $100, a cell phone, a camera, and leaving on a one-way ticket to New York City at midnight. In one month, I will come back to Colorado with a million dollars.

I've never been to New York. I don't have a place to stay. I don't have a network of people in the city; I haven't set anything up in advance. I'll be starting from scratch, building a business and a new social network from Friday, June 16 to Saturday, July 15th.

What I like most about reading through the posts on his myspace page is the combination of serious business strategizing with this romantic narrative of someone falling in love with New York City. I'm not quite sure what to make of all this; whether when he talks about chasing the American dream he means a sort of mercenary, "the million dollars IS the dream" concept or something more like "have the fucking nerve to do something no one thinks can be done." Nevertheless, it's only Day 4 in the project and I'm really interested to see where this thing goes.

My two cents: If anyone could make a project like this succeed, it'd be Remi. Good luck, you crazy son of Conifer.


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Jun. 24th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
Oh, Melissa; thank you!

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