Dear Hard Rock Hotel, I am enamored of your pool area. However, all of your waitstaff look like extras from a bad teen Disney movie. I am impressed with your level of open-mindedness. Iâ€™m not sure I wouldâ€™ve hired the guy with the tattoos on his neck, arms and knuckles. I was however, mildly amused that his right-hand knuckles sported to word â€œlostâ€ and those on his left hand â€œsoul.â€ Truth in advertising never ceases to amaze me, tell â€œDruâ€ I said hi. You all do however, brew the best iced-tea ever.
 Dear Ford & Volvo motor company(ies), Thank you for throwing the best â€œGrown and Sexyâ€ party Iâ€™ve been to ever. I thoroughly enjoyed the indoor/outdoor fabulousness of the Blue Martini lounge. Your choice of DJ was superb, a mix of old school hip hop and R&B including a â€œTupac retrospectiveâ€ and an â€œode to Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€œOff The Wallâ€ albumâ€-brilliant.
Also, your signature martini with the flashing blue â€œice-cubeâ€â€¦lovely, in form and function. Thanks for the free drink tickets. We tipped Tiffany VERY well, considering we ate our weight in meatballs, german chocolate cake and had a â€œnever endingâ€ dirty martini (damn you Nate, Tammy & B!).
 Dear Shaquille Oâ€™Neal & Penny Hardaway, Thank you for gracing the Blue Martini lounge with your very tall presence. Iâ€™m just as glad as you are that everyone kept their cool, noone bothered you and that VIP was stocked with food to fill your ginormous bodies. I hope that you both avoid unwanted stalkers, paternity suits, STDâ€™s and late night phone calls from all of the ladies throwing themselves at you. But youâ€™re probably used to that by now.
 Corey Bayne Wowers (name changed to protect the guilty), Thank YOU for the most hilarious quotes of the week. You easily topped last yearâ€™s gems by being both endearingly ghetto-country fabulous and street-smart. My favorites (I swear this was from an actual conversation):
â€œI shoot good with a shotgun!â€
â€œI swear, dude was fishinâ€™ out the car window while we was ridinâ€™ down the highway.â€
â€œMy wife is country, she can cook ANYTHING.â€
â€œI donâ€™t do violence against women, but a manâ€¦..he fair game.â€
â€œI had to take off my clothes, so the cops couldnâ€™t see me. It was night time.â€
â€With the right seasonings, alligator taste pretty much like chicken.â€
 Stella, I donâ€™t even know what to say. Pure foolishness and comedy. Thanks for dinner. You owed me after sticking me with that lunch check. Who orders a â€œtripleâ€ cocktail? You.
 Dear bed, I love you. I want to take you out behind a middle school and get you pregnant*.
*30 Rock Reference
 Denny’s we do not love you. Fortunately your more attractive cousin, IHOP, came to our rescue. Along with Tammy’s pleading and the best.cab driver.ever.Â I’m not sure that there’s anything better than french toast at 3am.
 Akil & Siddiq, how did you manage to escape my camera lens? And Siddiq, how many martinis did you have before you took this photo?
 Dear Reader, yes, yes in fact I DID get some work done!
PS: Happy Birthday DAD!!