October 31st, 2006

burger slayer

Burger Slayer Update

Today's the last day to vote in the October Burger Slayer contest, and I need your support now more than ever! As I write this blog entry, I'm sitting at just over 400 votes (thank you all very much!) and my competitor in first place is sitting at over 1800. OK, I don't realistically believe that I'll be able to overtake the lead, but I'd love to see a strong showing at the finish. The people at Hardee's aren't necessarily going to pick the top vote-getter to be the Burger Slayer -- they're going to pick the picture they like the best. Perhaps if they notice a frenzy of last-minute voting for my picture, they'll give it a second look and crown me the champion.

I've been amazed by the support I've received over the past several weeks in this campaign. Thank all of you who have voted for me, especially those of you who have come back day after day to cast that important vote. Without your support, I'd be sitting at the bottom of the Burger Slayer pile. Instead, I'm prominently featured on the main page. Thanks to all of you.

Several of you even promoted you in your own journals: meep (here), kateshort (here), sidelobe (here), yarbiedoll (here), and captain_phil (here). sidelobe even went so far to promote me in the greensboro community (here). I think I caught all of the places where you guys drummed up some votes for me. If I missed you, I apologize. If I'm crowned Burger Slayer for October, each of you will have have a position in the new regime waiting for you. Since she found the contest and snapped the picture, yarbiedoll can have whatever position in the regime she wants -- the rest of you should let me know what position you want, and I'll try to make it happen (but no promises).

[Edit: More people are pimping me out! Thanks to partywhipple (here), yesimthegirl (here), and wyera (here) for the support!]

If I'm chosen as Burger Slayer of the Month, I'll be the Best Burger Slayer ever. I'm not going to go into all of the details of my campaign planks right now, but if you have any questions, ask them here and I'll try to answer them in the comments. Trust me, the world will be a better place with drmellow as Burger Slayer.

To vote, head out to burgerslayer.hardees.com and pick my photo. I'm currently on Page 3 of the contest, under the pictures posted on October 13. It's the picture that matches the photo included in this post. So go vote!
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Phantom Of The Opera: TONIGHT!

To all you local folks -- don't forget that tonight is Phantom Of The Opera night in downtown Greensboro. It's the 1925 version with Lon Chaney -- the silent film. And they're having a real live pipe organ and organist provide the music for it! How cool is that?

So, forget trick-or-treating and come downtown for a great movie and a great time.

I don't know how crowded it will be or anything. You can get advance tickets if you're worried -- just call or stop by the Carolina Theatre box office. I'm hoping that there will be enough time after work and before the movie to grab a bite to eat and still be able to get good seats for the show. If not, I'll just plan on getting a quick snack before the show and maybe heading out for supper afterwards.

Let me know if you're coming to the show, and we'll try to hook up for snack/supper/whatever either before or after the show!