Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 12:00 PM

To:  Lisa Gnass

Hello Lisa,

My name is Megan Gebhart. I’m a student at MSU with involvement in YSG.

I am working on a yearlong blogging project called 52 Cups of Coffee ( Every week for a year I am having coffee with someone I don’t know and writing about what I learn and how I change in the process.

Yesterday, Payal Ravani gave me you contact information because she thought you would be a great person to talk to. I know this is very late notice, but do you have time this weekend to meet for a cup of coffee. I can be completely flexible on the time and place that works best for you.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.


Megan Gebhart

Received: September 10, 2010, at 9:28 PM

Hi there! What a cool concept. Thank you for asking me! I really want to do this, but this weekend is really tough for me. Would you be able to do it Monday or during next week at all? Or are you on a set schedule?

Thanks again-

Sent: September 22, 2010 12:53 PM

Hi Lisa,

I am sorry we were not able to connect earlier for a coffee meeting. If you’re still interested, I am looking for someone to have coffee with before next Monday? Would you be interested and are you available? My schedule is pretty flexible the next few days.


Received: September 23, 2010, at 8:54 PM

Hi Megan! I am available tomorrow morning. Will that work?

Cup Elven: Lisa Gnass

Friday, September 24th / Soup Spoon Cafe / 9:30 AM