Excellent.

1.  The Benefit Fair that I was 50% responsible for was a smashing success.  We heard a ton of positive feedback from the employees, had a ton of stuff to giveaway, raised money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and had an awesome pumpkin carving contest.  The turnout exceeded my expectations as well, and I think topping it next year is going to be a challenge.  Excellence all around.

2.  I registered for my last three college courses!  They don’t begin until January, but they’re my final courses before I graduate in May.  Such a great feeling!

3.  Box seats landed in my lap for the Caps game this evening and it was a great way to end a great day.  They played the Flyers (big rivalry,) so the energy was contagious.  We came back from 0-2 in the first period to win 4-2 in the end.  Super exciting game and my Caps fever is basically out of control.

Great day…nothing but positivity and happiness.  Love it.

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Inglourious Basterds

Violence?  Check!

Artistic?  Check!

Unexpected?  Check!

Witty?  Check!

Ridiculously entertaining?  Check!!

While the trailer makes it appear as though it’s the “Brad Pitt show,” the villain, played by Christopher Waltz, really steals the movie.

I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, and while it was violent and graphic, it was incredibly well done, with plenty of humor and wit mixed with wonderful twists and turns.

See it!

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I Laughed Til I Cried

My friend Emily sent me the link to a funny website called DontEvenReply.com this morning.  I had no idea what I was in for, but it pretty much made the end of a stressful day really good.  I literally laughed until I was crying and couldn’t breathe.

The writer of the site really needs to get a life, but he basically responds to ad’s on Craigslist and messes with the people who posted said ad.  The following is the funniest thing I’ve read in ages and I had to share.  There are more stories on his website, and if you want a good laugh, you should definitely visit.

Original ad:
I bought this GE refrigerator a few years ago, but just got a new one for my kitchen and no longer need it. It still works perfectly and is very large, perfect as your main fridge for a kitchen. I’m asking $300 for it. I am located in Brooklyn, but will be willing to deliver it up to 25 miles for a small fee.

From Mike Partlow to ************@**********.org

Hello,

I am very interested in your fridge. Is it still available? If so, how much would you charge to deliver it to my place in the city?

Mike

From marty ******* to Me

Yes mike it is still available. I will deliver it for an extra $50. where is your place located?

From Mike Partlow to marty *******

I want it delivered to my office on the 67th floor of the ********* Building on **rd st and **********. Now I am pretty sure that the fridge won’t fit in the elevator, and if it does, it would exceed the weight capacity, so you will have to carry it up the stairs. I hope this won’t be a problem.

When can you deliver it? I work Monday-Friday 9-5 and can be there any time. I do need it sooner rather than later, however.

Mike

From marty ******* to Me

that is absurd. Im not going to heave this very heavy fridge up 67 flights of stairs. Dosent your building have a cargo/utility elevator?

From Mike Partlow to marty *******

Marty, you don’t have to lug it up 67 flights of stairs. There is a loading bay around back that starts on the 2nd floor, and I’m pretty sure this building does not count the 13th floor. So you are really only carrying it up 65 flights of stairs. There was a cargo elevator, but building management has told me that I am never allowed to use it again after I attempted to bring my motorcycle up to my office. They don’t let just anyone use it anymore, so that isn’t an option.

From marty ******* to Me

absolutely not. do you have any idea how heavy this thing is? why do you even need a full size fridge in your office? just buy one of those small mini fridges.

From Mike Partlow to marty *******

Marty,

You are obviously not a very good salesman if you are trying to suggest I buy something else instead of your product. How is that working out for you? Do you make a lot of money that way?

Not that it is any of your business, but I cannot afford rent in my apartment anymore and am slowly trying to move into my office so I can live out of there. I plan on disguising the fridge as a filing cabinet so my company will not get suspicious. If anyone asks you what you are doing when you are moving it into my office, just tell them that you are delivering my new filing cabinet. Try to tuck the power cord under the fridge so they don’t realize that it is actually a fridge.

How does next Tuesday work? I am free all day.

Mike

From marty ******* to Me

mike I don’t think you understood me. I am NOT delivering the fridge to your office. it’s way too big and heavy, and I doubt you will find anyone willing to carry it up to the 67th floor.

From Mike Partlow to marty *******

Marty,

I’m sorry, I must have misread your ad. I could have sworn it said “will be willing to deliver it up to 25 miles for a small fee.” Am I crazy, or did your ad say that?

I don’t recall it saying “will be willing to deliver it as long as your building isn’t too big and scary for my weak little body to carry it.”

From marty ******* to Me

Hey listen asshole. You are a Fuckin idiot if you honestly think somebody will do this. It has nothing to do with strength it is just an insane request. the only way you will get a fucking fridge up there is with an elevator. fuck off.

From Mike Partlow to marty *******

Marty, I get what you are saying. It doesn’t have anything to do with strength, because even my 120 lb ex-wife could carry this thing up. It is clearly a lack of motivation. You need to be in the right mindset to be able to do this.

Tell you what, I’ll stand behind you as you carry it up, and shout encouraging motivational words at you to keep you going. I’ll say things like “c’mon Marty, you can do it! You’re almost there!” and “don’t give up!” I’ll even bring a few bottles of Gatorade in case you get thirsty. What flavor do you want? I have frost and orange, but I really don’t recommend orange because it doesn’t even taste like Gatorade.

So see you Tuesday?

Mike

From marty ******* to Me

shut the fuck up.

Nerd Alert

Is it weird that I’m looking forward to the Scripps National Spelling Bee?  Shut up, I IMG_1197love that crap!  It makes your brain work!  What’s better than a bunch of tweens and teens spelling words I can barely pronounce?  My favorite part is when they ask for the “country of origin” and can figure out how to spell a word simply based on whether it’s latin or french.  Those little whippersnappers are some smart cookies.

I wish ESPN didn’t put the word on the screen when the kids stand up there and stare at the ceiling though.  I sometimes want to attempt to spell a word myself, but I don’t have the patience to close by eyes.  I need to see those kids think!!

ESPN, ya’ll.  Wed & Thurs.  The finals are even on ABC during primetime this year!

It’s good stuff.

Grey Gardens

SEE IT!

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HBO Films Present:  Grey Gardens

In 1973, filmmakers Albert and David Maysles entered the strange world of “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, two charming eccentrics who were relatives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Spending six weeks with the reclusive mother and daughter who chose to live in squalor and almost total isolation in a decaying, 28-room mansion in East Hampton, the Maysles captured their day-to-day life in its raw, uncensored, captivatingly honest moments for a documentary entitled “Grey Gardens.” Little did anyone know that the 100-minute documentary would catapult the two women from virtual obscurity to cult status as their legacy grew in depth and stature over the years.

Thirty-five years later, using the documentary as a framework, director-writer Michael Sucsy’s original story for GREY GARDENS offers a wry, behind-the-scenes look at the Beales and their unique mother-daughter bond.

Told over the span of four decades, the film focuses on their glamorous and well-heeled lives long before the making of the documentary and on the circumstances behind their riches-to-rags story.

Drew Barrymore stars as “Little Edie” and Jessica Lange stars as “Big Edie” in GREY GARDENS. Directed by Michael Sucsy from a story by Sucsy and teleplay by Sucsy and Patricia Rozema, this HBO Films production recounts the early years of the mother-daughter duo, as well as chronicling the making of the iconic documentary by the Maysles brothers. Malcolm Gets and Daniel Baldwin co-star, with Ken Howard and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Lucy Barzun Donnelly, Rachael Horovitz and Michael Sucsy are executive producers; David Coatsworth produces.