Leslie HarpoldToday's the 10th anniversary of the death of Leslie Harpold, a friend who died on Dec. 7, 2006, at age 40 in the middle of a brilliant run as one of the first and best web essayists. Before there were blogs and social media silos the web was full of personal sites, hand-coded in HTML by people who had no idea what we were doing -- because there were absolutely no rules or expectations. Leslie's creativity flourished on that vast undiscovered canvas.

Most of Harpold's work is no longer online, but her legion of friends still pass around her words like they were contraband.

I thought this would be a good day to share one of those essays, which was published on Hoopla 500, a project where she wrote to that word count. It was written when she was living in New York City.

Leslie was good at making you sad, but for this occasion I wanted to show an example of how funny she was.

08/30/2001 - "Unsaid"

To the man who ordered three pounds of deli meats while I stood behind you waiting, pretending to be interested in the display of featured cheese selections:

Your shirt looked so soft I wanted to touch it, especially since you reeked of fresh laundry. I wanted to lay my face on your back for a moment, then never see you or speak to you again. I just wanted that one moment.

To the woman who leapt out in front of me on Houston Street and jumped into the cab I had hailed, looking over her shoulder at me, saying "Survival of the fittest, sorry!" as she climbed in:

Fuck you. That was just rude.

To the woman who was going on and on about her thighs in Prada:

You're beautiful. Relax. Yes, they were extremely cute pants, but the truth is there are a lot of pants in this world and you are so pretty the only one worried about your pants is you. Most people are more interested inn what's inside your pants and I mean that with every conceivable dimension that phrase invokes.

To the teenager who was trying to remember who wrote Paradise Lost after quoting the ending passage:

It was Milton, and just knowing those ten lines puts you so far ahead in a game you may not even realize you're playing -- more than you know. I was blown away and inspired. Don't sweat your SAT scores, just keep reading and thinking and you'll be okay.

To the guy who was talking to the bartender at Gaslight:

That reminds me of a joke. The angry wife met her husband at the door. There was alcohol on his breath and lipstick on his collar. "I assume," she snarled, "there is a very good reason for you to come waltzing in here at six o'clock in the morning?" "There is," he replied. "Breakfast."

To my downstairs neighbor who I discussed the building's water pressure with:

Are you okay? I've been a little afraid of you since that time three years ago you were taken of of here in straitjacket. I didn't even know that actually happened, but it was a really disturbing image. I hope you're okay.

To Annabelle, whom I ate lunch with:

The worst part is -- I actually did think it was funny.

To the guy at the table next to me in the restaurant who said "Who the fuck would want to go Michigan on vacation? What the fuck was he thinking?"

I would, I just did. It's not as bad as you think, actually it's quite beautiful. Plus the people are nice. To be honest though, I bet half of them would say "Who the fuck wants to go to New York?" if you asked them.

Today would be a good day for friends and readers of Leslie to share her words. If you do, let me know so I can link to it on this post.

-- Rogers Cadenhead

Comments

TO GET LOAN @ 2% INTEREST RATE with victoriafinancier@outlook.com

IF you are looking for a loan amount of little or huge amount between $10, 000USD to $100,000.00USD @ 2% interest rate, you will have to contact Victoria Financier Trust Company ( victoriafinancier@outlook.com ). She help me with funds urgently when i was desperate in need of money to payoff my debt after my husband medical expense and more funds assistance to pay our mortgage and refinance my business. I read about Victoria Lawson on how she have help lots of person and she attend to me urgently when i contacted and explain my situation to her. She has help lots of persons that i refer to her too. Contact her now with VIA EMAIL: victoriafinancier@outlook.com

*Full Name:_________

*Address:_________

*Tell:_________

*loan amount:_________

*Loan duration:_________

*Country:_________

*Purpose of loan:_________

*Monthly Income:__________

*Occupation__________

*Next of kin:_________

*Email :_________


 

Winter is the season when the demand of soup increase. Soup is good for health uk writing company as well as human body. Every country has their own cooking style and traditions but this website gives us unique recipe which we can try at home and every country try your recipe. It is easy from our trusted service. All ingredient that you mention in this recipe is very good and naturally.


 

Oscar Entrepreneur Venture is one of the leading independent private company services and manage a wide variety of security and legitimate loans such as students loans, real estate loans, business loans, personal loans, debt consolidation loans etc on behalf of lenders and investors at an affordable annual interest rate of 3%.
Please return below short form if you are interested in getting a loan from us:

Full Name:
Address:
Amount Needed:
Duration:
Phone:
Country:

Return Short Form to:oscarentrepreneur@gmail.com


 

Oscar Entrepreneur Venture is one of the leading independent private company services and manage a wide variety of security and legitimate loans such as students loans, real estate loans, business loans, personal loans, debt consolidation loans etc on behalf of lenders and investors at an affordable annual interest rate of 3%.
Please return below short form if you are interested in getting a loan from us:

Full Name:
Address:
Amount Needed:
Duration:
Phone:
Country:

Return Short Form to:oscarentrepreneur@gmail.com


 

Well thanks for posting such an outstanding idea. I like this blog & I like the topic and thinking of making it right. Auditing Project help


 

My friend recommended this blog and he was totally right keep up the fantastic work! SPSS Tutor


 

My friend recommended this blog and he was totally right keep up the fantastic work! SPSS Tutor


 

I personally like your post, you have shared good article. It will help me in great deal. Stats Assignments


 

John arnold is an academic writer of the Dissertation-Guidance. Who writes quality academic papers for students to help them in accomplishing their goals. Marketing Research Assignments Help


 

We are looking forward to connect entrepreneurs that have viable projects to invest in and those that needs loan between the ranges of US$50,000 to US$1 million for the maximum period of 3-10yrs.

Oscar Entrepreneur Venture is one of the leading independent private company services and manage a wide variety of security and legitimate loans such as students loans, real estate loans, business loans, personal loans, debt consolidation loans etc on behalf of lenders and investors at an affordable annual interest rate of 3%.

Please visit our website for more information:www.oscarentrepreneurventure.com.ng
Or Email:info@oscarentrepreneur.com


 

We are looking forward to connect entrepreneurs that have viable projects to invest in and those that needs loan between the ranges of US$50,000 to US$1 million for the maximum period of 3-10yrs.

Oscar Entrepreneur Venture is one of the leading independent private company services and manage a wide variety of security and legitimate loans such as students loans, real estate loans, business loans, personal loans, debt consolidation loans etc on behalf of lenders and investors at an affordable annual interest rate of 3%.

Please visit our website for more information:www.oscarentrepreneurventure.com.ng
Or Email:info@oscarentrepreneur.com


 

I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that's at the other blogs. Help With Programming Project This is really a great stuff for sharing. Thanks for sharing.


 

I genuinely appreciated understanding it. Sitting tight for some more incredible articles like this from you in the nearing days R Programming Assignment Help We also share some information about our business


 

This is really great work. Thank you for sharing such a useful information here in the blog. Marketing Research Project Help


 

My friend recommended this blog and he was totally right keep up the fantastic work! Operations Management Homework Help


 

I'm always happy to follow this blog post. cool various posts here on friends in social media, various comments always fulfill my social media posts. many benefits, thanks writer, keeps the spirit. CorelDraw X8


 

This is a really good read for me, must admit that you are one of the best bloggers I ever saw.


 

Thanks for Nice and Informative Post. This article is really contains lot more information about This Topic.
assigment help online


 

Hi buddy, your blog' s design is simple and clean and i like it. Your blog posts about Online Dissertation Help are superb. Please keep them coming. Greets!!
Online MBA Assignment Help


 

Appreciate your great job, I got so many useful information from your words, really great! Thanks much! site for you


 

Good way of telling, good post to take facts regarding my presentation subject matter, which i am going to deliver in my college
Do My C Programming Assignment


 

My friend recommended this blog and he was totally right keep up the fantastic work!
Content Creation Service


 

This is really a great stuff for sharing. Keep it up .Thanks for sharing.
java programming help


 

This is great information for students. This article is very helpful i really like this blog thanks. I also have some information relevant for online dissertation help.
Buy Law Assignment Help


 

Get the dissertation writing service students look for these days with the prime focus being creating a well researched and lively content on any topic.
Psychology Assignment Help Assistance


 

Well thanks for posting such an outstanding idea. I like this blog & I like the topic and thinking of making it right.
coursework writing services


 

I appreciate your efforts in preparing this post. I really like your blog articles.
Finance Assignments


 

Sad news, thanks for your kind sharing.
kicksvovo


 

Good people shouldn't go early from this world.

ferrari world discount price


 

We will remember her forever~


 

globahacking@gmail.com
Are u having doubt that your partner is cheat on you on facebook, whatsapp, pinger, viber, hangout and more, and you want to get a proof of all is cheating activities, i will strongle recommend that you should hire globahacking@gmail.com is a fast and reliable hacker you can count on for the job. i have used him quit a number of time he had never disappointed me, he help me get prove of all my wife cheating activites on social media site. if you need such service email him one globahacking@gmail.com


 

Really not good news, we will remember her forever.


 

Will remember her forever!


 

Hope all be fine!
food near me


 

What a pity, we will remember her forever.


 

Great women! We will remember her in our mind forever!


 

In another ten years there will be a huge baggage of stories! ip 192.168.1.1


 

However venture pursuit he am mr cordial. Forming musical am hearing studied be luckily. Ourselves for determine attending how led gentleman sincerity. Valley afford uneasy joy she thrown though bed set. In me forming general prudent on country carried. Behaved an or suppose justice. Seemed whence how son rather easily and change missed. Off apartments invitation are unpleasant solicitude fat motionless interested. Hardly suffer wisdom wishes valley as an. As friendship advantages resolution it alteration stimulated he or increasing. pizza near me


 

I thought this would be a decent day to share one of those papers, which was distributed on Hoopla 500, a venture where she kept in touch with that word number. It was composed when she was living in New York City. Reliable Essay Writing Services


 

Oscar Entrepreneur Venture is one of the leading independent private company services and manage a wide variety of security and legitimate loans such as students loans, real estate loans, business loans, personal loans, debt consolidation loans etc on behalf of lenders and investors at an affordable annual interest rate of 3%.

Visit: www.oscarentrepreneurventure.com.ng OR

Email:info@oscarentrepreneur.com


 

We will always remember her...


 

kicksvovo will remember her forever, she will be live forever...


 

kicksvovo enjoy this amazing article.


 

Very interesting set out the theme!!learned a lot for myself! thank you!
http://eyebrowthreadinginfo.com


 

Thanks to the author for chosen material!!
http://maddenmobilhack.com/


 

Remember her forever.


 

Great woman, i will remember her forever. Rest in peace.
visit us


 

It is my luck to be a part of this site in the 10th anniversary of Leslie Harpold. Her contributions to the technical and developing field are ever lasting and term paper writing service reviews plan to prepare an article about her life.


 

I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.


 

We give out all kind of loan like Educational loan, Business loan, home loan, Agricultural loan, Personal loan, auto loan and other good Reason, I also give out loans from the rang of $5,000USD- $500,000USD at a 3% interest rate. Duration of 1- 15 years depending on the amount you need as loan. Get back to us for more information : www.oscarentrepreneurventure.com.ng
OR ceowells4@gmail.com


 

She will be always in our mind...


 

We love her forever. kicksvovo


 

LOAN OFFER!!!

We are Barclays Loan Service we Provides both long and short term loan financing. We offer secure and confidential loans at a very low interest rate of 2% per year, Personal loans, Debt Consolidation Loan, Venture Capital, Business Loan, Corporate Loans, Educational Loan, Home Loan and Loans for any reason!

We are the trusted alternative to bank financing, and our application process is simple and straight forward. Our loan ranges from $5,000.00 to $25, 000,000.00. (Twenty Five Million Dollars). Additional Info: We're fast becoming the private, discreet, and service oriented lending choice for general loans. We're the company to turn to when traditional lending sources fail.

If you are interested do not hesitate to contact us with information's below by Email, barclaysloanservice247@yahoo.com

Warm Regards,
Mr. Roy Smith,
Head, Loans Application Department,
BARCLAYS LOAN SERVICE,
Email: barclaysloanservice247@yahoo.com


 

It is nice to read such high-quality content. It is a good article that discusses the topic at hand quite well. I am looking forward to read more articles from your site. Keep up the good work. Our assignment help experts could address students' academic topics quite well. Thus, they can opt for our service if they have difficulty in writing the academic task. www.allassignmenthelp.com<>


 

She will be always on our mind!


 

Here describe about the first and best web essayists Leslie Harpold.this is really very good article.this is new informations for me.i really like to read this article.thanks a lot for sharing this post.


 

She will be always our friend. and in our mind.


 

We will remember her forever.


 

Good way of telling, good post to take facts regarding my presentation subject matter, which i am going to deliver in my college. paper writing


 

Your web journal is superb and i genuinely welcome you and seeking after some more accommodating posts. Case Study Analysis


 

I am certain this post has offered me some assistance with saving numerous hours of perusing other related presents just on find what I was searching for. Much obliged!
Online Finance Project Help


 

I am exceptionally satisfied to see this article, thank you for sharing. I trust next the truth will surface eventually better. Coursework Civil Engineering Help Assistance


 

Hi buddy, your blog' s design is simple and clean and i like it. Your blog posts about Online Dissertation Help are superb. Please keep them coming. Greets!! Database Assignment Help Assistance


 

A debt of gratitude is in order for partaking in subtle element. Your website is a motivation! asp.net Homework help online


 

This is really great work. Thank you for sharing such a useful information here in the blog. Managerial Accounting Help


 

Really cool post. It's truly extremely pleasant and valuable post.Thanks for offering this to us! it's my first visit. Mechanical Homework Help


 

Add a Comment

These HTML tags are permitted: p, b, i, a, and blockquote. A comment may not include more than three links. Participants in this discussion should note the site's moderation policy.

:
:
: