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Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 10:44:58
Subject: Proposal
From: skipvskip@hotmail.com
To: simonsaysthis@omphalos.com


I've got to say, your latest "Blue" email throws me for a loop. While I never have quite completely understood the connections between the various factoids you've been throwing my way regarding your "book" or "dissertation" or "project" or "theory" or "film" etc., the bits of dialogue and minor observations about the film Blue Velvet seem particularly irrelevant, and are even labeled as such. Someday you'll have to explain to me, or provide for my reading, or viewing, etc. how all these tendentious jigsaw pieces could conceivably fit together.

In the meantime, I have an offer, or a proposal, or what have you.

Susanne and I are leaving town. Unless some unexpected calamity occurs, by this time next week, I'll be free of the trouble with the Chicago Police Department. My lawyer stuck to his guns and the Judge has told the DA that their warrant was bunk for a drug arrest, so my record should be clear, as should my "obligations" to the local authorities.

My lover and I plan to live in a nomadic fashion for a while. First we will go north up towards Toronto, where the Valent clan has an outpost and a carpet cleaning operation where I might find some temporary employment. Eventually with the descent of fall and into the beginnings of winter, we intend to make our way south and west, camping at National Parks, and visiting friends along the way, eventually to arrive at the Anza-Borrego desert, where Susanne has a friend who might offer us a place to stay while we work on a book of photographs chronicling contemporary plate tectonics, or the plight of migrant workers on date farms, or both, or neither. It's all an open question mark.

But anyway, there will be an open slot at Quicksilver messenger service, and if you are seeking employ, I could probably arrange for that job to be yours, and would happily sell you my Trek for half its market value. It's a good job, pay's decent, no benefits but excitement and exercise. You're advised however to find health insurance on your own, and strongly. Injuries are de rigueur. There is also the question of "missionary work." You have in your possession the contents of the Book of Acts. I owe some friends approximately $2,500 for those contents. At current market, those contents should be worth about twice that. Much of my biz came through you anyho -- most of my friends are too old and middleclassish, or have already made their explorations and require none further. If you're willing, I would like to hook you up with my friends up north who provide the Word, and some of my friends here who consume it. I would be extremely grateful to you if you could help me to settle this current obligation, and I'm sure the Rainbow people would be glad to make your further acquaintance provided you deal with them fair if not square.

I know that this will leave you with less time for your research, but thought you might be interested in all or some of these opportunities. I'm sure your unemployment will run out soon, and thought this might appeal to you.


P.S. If you know anyone looking for a sublet, let me know, there's four months left on my lease. $800/mo and a bargain at the price.