Ok, so first off this is not some Kanye West tribute song to Jay-Z kissing his ass so he doesn't get shot (see song: Big Brother on Kanye's new album). This is just a simple thanks to Doug for sending out the following email to my professors in regards to this guy missing a week of college to cover an event:

If you could take sympathy on Mike and let him out to do this for us it would mean a great deal!!

This event certainly is going to be ------ ---- ------- ------ -----, and ------------ ------- ------------- ------------- ------------ ---------- ---- have someone there. Wouldn’t you know it, none of us are available to do it except Mike! I really don’t want to be taking away from his education, but I can assure you that we’ll give him as much business advice and journalistic experience as we can cram in during his days away from school!

Please feel free to ask me any questions you may need, or contact me for any reason whatsoever!

Thank you kindly for your consideration on this matter, Mike is a fantastic person to work with and we’re certainly happy that he’s got the flexibility to help us out!

Doug Bishop

*Note* Some of the email had to be blocked out as Schmuck isn't really big on letting you guys know what kind of stories are coming through the pipeline but I can promise you it will be awesome and you'll be the first ones to know as soon as we're allowed to release the info!

On a more important note, let's all give a round of applause to Mr. Bishop for sounding like a true blue professional and helping me out with this dilemna!

Thanks again Doug! I owe you one!