Kick Monday’s Ass: Tarantino’s handwriting is atrocious (August 23, 2021)

It’s time to kick Monday’s ass…


Man, fuck those guys. And not the cute ones from the 90s or that Dreamworks move series.

But the ones who sit at their computers all day just drooling, waiting for a chance to feel superior to someone else.

You wanna know something?

Spelling mistakes really don’t matter. Yes, I will die on this hill.

Yes, ideally you want things well written and well spelled so you come off as a professional. Sloppy doesn’t really inspire confidence.

But you know who sucks at spelling? Quentin Tarantino.

I don’t have empirical data to prove my case, but I did work at Warner Bros. Once upon a time I had an opportunity to check the Inglourious Basterds script out from the script library.

That thing was HAND WRITTEN.

Not only was the spelling rough, but the handwriting was atrocious.

And you know what? None of my criticism or snobbery or disapproval of the spelling of the title prevented the film from making $321 MILLION at the box office.

Too often we get stuck on the details. We want to make it perfect, so the trolls and haters don’t have an “in”.

But they’re always going to be there, nitpicking over the little details. Might as well pull a Tarantino on them and create the thing anyway.

He just lets the spelling be a mystery everyone has to figure out, and moves onto the next thing.

The haters get to make fun and stew in their misery, and Quentin gets to laugh all the way to the bank.

Kick Monday’s Ass: Angie in the Wild

Last week I had a couple features with cool people.

Matt Peet and I talked about marketing (and the deceptive simplicity of my last name) on his podcast. Tune in for swear-laden affirmations, which marketing tactics make me cringe, and when it makes sense to hire a professional copywriter for your business.

And Rachael Pilcher, friend and fellow digital nomad, reached out to ask me about my travels… specifically how I manage traveling, adventuring, work, and Stella the cat. I bombarded her with adventure stories and food photos here.

Badass of the Week

I love everything the Bikeygees are doing. No, that’s not a two-wheeled version of a disco-era group.

It’s a German volunteer organization that teaches refugees how to ride bicycles.

Think about it – such a simple joy that many of us take for granted.

(If you know someone who should be featured as my Badass of the Week, leave a comment and tell me!)

New podcast episode!


A veteran Air Force pilot with 21 years of experience changes gears to become a freelance writer… only to discover that running a business is a lot like flying a plane. Today’s guest is Jody Robertson, and she’s going to show you how to run things with the calm, quiet confidence of a pilot.

Can’t-Miss Moments From This Episode:

What to focus on instead of “closing the deal” with clients (this takes a little practice and a lot of restraint, but your biz will actually grow faster for it)

When not wanting to look like an idiot can literally lead to disaster… and how to handle questions you don’t know the answer to

Beware the “Lotto Ticket” clients: the warning signs to watch out for that will save you a ton of frustration (not to mention time and money)

A critical skill to start working on TODAY, in order to build a better business (and even lead a better life)

“Engine one is on fire… what do you do?” Don’t miss Jody’s epic words of wisdom on how to react the moment you’re faced with a crisis. This could save your life, your business, and your most important relationships.

You don’t want to miss this one. Click here to listen (and subscribe) now!

On Repeat This Week…


I used to cover this one with my band, and it’s such a GOOD mellow groove. Very little in the way of vocals (just two verses) – mostly just jamming. Today I bring you Little Wing by Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is a cover of a Jimi Hendrix original song, and while I love both, something in this one speaks to my soul.

Well, she’s walking through the clouds
With a circus mind
That’s running wild

Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
And fairy tales
That’s all she ever thinks about
Riding in the wind



If you’re an aspiring freelancer who’s working up the courage to leave the day job… good news! I’m sharing all the things I WISH I’d known before making the leap so that hopefully your journey goes a little more smoothly than mine.

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