I hope you’re sitting down.

Attention ladies and gentlemen. I have some very exciting news to announce. It’s been a long time coming, I’ve been working very hard over the past year to try and get out there and prepare for the next phase of my life. I’ve had a lot of ‘almosts’ in the past few years. In 2007? well, maybe if I’d been a bit more focused. But 2008? Yes. 2008 was a success.

Friends? Family?

I am now officially a platinum elite holiday inn member. (note the “Next Level” box on the right) What do I get with this accomplishment? Here’s the list

• Extended check-out
• Weekday newspaper
• Transfer points between member accounts
• Priority Check-in™ ensuring your room and key are ready upon your arrival
• Complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability)
• Guaranteed room availability (72 hours in advance)**
• 50% bonus in base points
• Exclusive toll-free Platinum Elite customer service number (may not be available in all regions)

And I’ll get a really flashy card that will say Platinum on it. I’m pretty sure that if I flash this card I’ll be able to get into all the hottest nightclubs. So look out, America. Next year Mike D is platinum.

Also fun to note is that I have nearly 200,000 holiday inn points. That is Epic friends. Perhaps I’ll save up for the SLR camera which is available at 300,000 points. To see all the fun redeemable items, check this out.

11 thoughts on “I hope you’re sitting down.

  • 12/19/2008 at 6:46 pm

    He did have a female guest staying at with him all week….

    “You had me at dead rat?”

  • 12/19/2008 at 8:05 pm

    SLR?! At 268k you can get a chainsaw and a MIG welder! I don’t know about you, but MOLTEN HOT METAL and FINGER MANGLING fury outdo a dinky camera any day… IM(ns)HO

  • 12/20/2008 at 12:34 am

    Holy crap! I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!

    And my mother has that very camera, and she’s assured me it’s incredible.

  • 12/20/2008 at 11:28 pm

    Extended checkout? Sooo you get to stay checked out even longer?

  • 12/22/2008 at 1:03 am

    1. I’m with Abad, what’s the dillio with your facebook status? I’m at least 75% as excited to know what’s going as I am curious about the latest details regarding whether or not (insert random celebrity name here) is still/no longer (insert adjective here), possibly to/against (insert name of other random celebrity here)! I mean, whose baby is it already???
    2. Dude, I have a mig welder and without the added asskicking appeal of a chainsaw, it still beats out any camera on earth, unless that camera lets you see into the future and under women’s clothes.

  • 12/22/2008 at 12:32 pm

    Really Sander! Doesn’t that depend on the woman?


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