Way back in the day before internet, etc. I was leaving a job and wanted a reference from my boss, who I was also friends with. She told me to write it up for her. So another friend and I went to a bar and composed a very good one. The more vodka, the better I sounded.I love it. I sent out a liked in request for recommendations(for those not on linked in, its where your professional contacts can write up a little testimonial to your greatness which is then visible to all who view your profile). One former co-worker emailed me back. Gave me his linkedin user id and password. Told me to write whatever I wanted.
So, do yourself proud.