Helping out a friend

So, tonight I received a message on FB requesting my help. As some of you know by now, I’m the Lee DeWyze Examiner, which is great. I’ve met some truly nice people since starting this new topic.

One of the people that I’ve had the opportunity to get to know is Brian Friedopfer, a very good friend of Lee DeWyze. When we first started talking, I told him if he ever needed help with anything to just holler. Tonight he took me up on that offer.

Brian is trying to become the first MTV TJ, but in order to do that, he needs to be nominated, so right now we’re encouraging people to vote for him.

I even wrote up an article that includes some questions I posed to Brian so those voting for him would have the chance to get to know him more. (An excerpt from the article can be found below.)

I would like to take a minute, though, and thank Brian for asking to me help out.  I truly enjoy helping others, and I want to make a difference and pay forward all the good deeds that have been done for me.

Over the past few months, I’ve received a tremendous amount of support and guidance from my fellow TCA members, like Jenny and Acadia. There’s no words to describe how grateful I am for all the help they’ve done for me, so this was another way for me to thank them.

And Brian, seriously, it was fun working with you on this. I truly hope this works out and you get that fresh start that you need and want. You know I’m rooting for you.

Article excerpt:

Q: Why do you want to win?

A: I feel like I’ve already sort of stepped into a similar role, and this would give me a better foundation. It would definitely be a better opportunity to bring more to the fans, which is really what’s important. I think I can bring a different perspective to the entertainment world. I’d watch me!

Q: What would winning mean to you?

A: It would mean a huge step forward for me!! Things haven’t been so easy for me lately. I’m currently unemployed and have been looking for work for 4 months now, and it’s really hard out there. The economy is in really bad shape. This could be a fresh start for me — a chance to show the world who I am!! I’m excited just thinking about it!

You can read the rest of the article here.

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  1. Tweets that mention Helping out a friend | Just Nikki -- says:

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Cari and Lee DeWyze Intl., Nicole Ireland. Nicole Ireland said: New blog post: Helping a friend out: […]

    ... on July June 15th, 2010
  2. vange says:

    MTV is still on the air? Who knew?

    ... on July June 16th, 2010
  3. Nikki says:

    I know! What happened to the good ole days when they actually played music videos? Ah, the days of my youth. MTV has gone downhill since they started catering to teen sex, pregnancy and debauchery.

    ... on July June 16th, 2010
  4. Jenny Beans says:

    I can’t figure out how to vote for him. *feels like a doofus*

    ... on July June 16th, 2010
  5. Nikki says:

    Go to this link:
    Once there, click the over 21 box and then click Launch App.
    The site then connects to your Twitter account.
    You then type @bfriedopfer and click whether or not you want to post your vote on Twitter. You don’t have to.
    Then submit.

    ... on July June 16th, 2010
  6. vange says:

    I want to cater to debauchery! Wait. I already do. NVM.

    ... on July June 17th, 2010
  7. Nikki says:

    Yep, Acadia and you are the King and Queen of debauchery, and that’s why I love you both.

    ... on July June 19th, 2010

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