Sent: September 27, 2010 9:20 AM

To: Chad Badgero

Hello Chad,

I am a senior at MSU. I am working on a yearlong blogging project called 52 Cups of Coffee ( Each week for a year, I am meeting with someone I don’t know and writing about what I learn and how I change in the process.

Payal Ravani and Robin Miner-Swartz mentioned your name the other day while we were having coffee, they had wonderful things to say about you. I was wondering if you would would be interested in having coffee with me this Friday. I am also free Saturday morning.

It would be a pleasure to meet with you if your schedule is not already filled. Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing from you!

Megan Gebhart

Received: September 27, 2010, at 3:45 PM

Hi Megan,

It’s so nice to hear from you.  And your project sounds awesome!  What a cool project you’re undertaking.  And I am so pleased that you would contact me.  I would love to meet with you.  This Friday & Saturday are pretty crazy for me because I work in Old Town Lansing and one of our biggest events of the year is this weekend, Oktoberfest.  Is there any other time you would be available.  My mornings are pretty clear this week, and also, later in the evenings are fine to.  Just let me know - I’ll look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,

Sent: September 28, 2010 10:25 AM

Hi Chad,

I’m so glad you’re interested in having coffee. Are you free Thursday? I am free until 11 am and then I am also free after 6 pm Thursday.


Cup Twelve: Chad Badgero 

Thursday, September 30th / Gone Wired Cafe / 7:00 PM