Win $25 and find me a new email address!

 

Not this much money...

Alright, let's test out this whole capitalism thing...

What does $25 mean to you? It’s two cheap meals or one nice one. A trip to the top of the Empire State Building. A bus ride across the Northeast. A tank of gas. A handie in some places and a mouthie in others (though I recommend you partake of neither.)

What it means to me is a few idle minutes of your time thinking of a new email address for me. When my boss (endearingly) started calling me Mikeyla, I knew it was finally time to choose a professional one.

I want one that is professional but not overwhelmingly so. One that is available on gmail.com is preferred. Some examples of my thought process:

Anything with mike or michael or incorporating film in some form is a good idea. My middle name is Jared and my birthdate is 6/20/1985. The emphasis is anything that is hard to misspell and easy to remember.

The prize will only be given if I approve and use the address. I’ll send it to you via PayPal or in person. Please put your submissions in the comments of my blog.

Good luck!

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10 Comments to “Win $25 and find me a new email address!”

  1. Adam Robbins 8 May 2009 at 1:29 pm #

    At the time of this comment, the following are available on Gmail:

    MorgensternMichaelJ
    MorgensternMJ
    MorgensternMJM
    MichaelMorgensternFilms
    MichaelMorgensternMovies (long, but alliterative…)
    Morgenstern620
    MichaelJM620
    MichaelM620

  2. Adam Robbins 8 May 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    … and so is:

    MikeJMorgenstern
    MJMorgenstern620
    MJMorgensternAWESOME
    ImMikeAndImFriendly
    WhoHereLikesToCuddle
    JawsCuidado

  3. Michael Morgenstern 8 May 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    hahaha @ WhoHereLikesToCuddle. Morgenstern620 is getting there, but it’s still hard to spell or remember intuitively. These could be the one, though. Anyone got anything better?

  4. Michael Morgenstern 8 May 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    from Mark I have:

    how about:
    [email protected]
    or
    [email protected]
    or
    [email protected]
    all available

  5. Dang Radess 8 May 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    Why not keep [email protected]?

    That’s the first one I thought of, then I saw it’s already what you connect to on your “Contact” link. And you probably know, but you can always forward that mail to gmail.

    Otherwise…

    [email protected]
    [email protected] is actually my favorite

  6. Jenn 8 May 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    Honestly, I think a non-gmail account is preferable, even if it ends up going to gmail. Gmail may be to “20-something-to-30-something, casual”.

    xo

  7. Michael Morgenstern 8 May 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    Alston has recommended [email protected]

    Suza says:
    i think it should just have morg…
    like [email protected] or michael.morg..
    morg is easy to spell and its the beginign of your name
    i dunno if you dont want to keep your last name because your worried its too hard to spell you can just try mjmfilms or michaelm….

    Samer says:
    michaeljmovie and morganjmovie are available

  8. Adam Robbins 8 May 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    [email protected] is easy to remember and not pretentious. So long as people hear it as MJM and not MGM

  9. SL 8 May 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    [email protected] is even less so. I call the cash if you go with it. 😀

    This is a surprisingly difficult exercise, but I’ll let you know if anything pops up.

  10. Mike 10 May 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    Jordan says:

    Michael.Morgenst
    Mike.Morgenst
    (or any sort of abbreviated name)

    Mr.Michael.Morgenstern
    Mr.Mike.Morgenstern
    Mr.Mike.Morg


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