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Monday Morning Nutrition With Timmy.

We spend our entire childhood imagining how cool it would be to be “BIG”; to be able to drive a car, stay up late, drink alcohol or even engage in whatever activities grown-ups get up to late at night when they think we can’t … Continue reading

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This is Only A Test…

This is a snapshot of my life as it stands today. In one sentence intervals. I hope that’s all right. The winter has burned off – finally; let the anything-but-lazy days of summer begin. Corporate drones, gathered for a golf … Continue reading

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And So It Begins…

My day began as it always does: I stepped over the threshold of concrete and glass and pledged my allegiance to the Niagara Falls hospitality industry. For nine Earthly hours to be precise, although it should be noted that time … Continue reading

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How To Wake Your Child On A Weekday…

Author’s note: It’s Monday. If you were expecting a clever title, you’re out of luck… FACT#1: Children love to sleep, not nearly as much as we’d like them to, and never when we desire, but they love to sleep nonetheless. … Continue reading

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An Elevator Ride With The Hook…

You never know what you’ll overhear… A prototypical middle-aged couple recently decided an elevator – filled with departing guests – was the perfect place to discuss their child’s artistic leanings: BEWILDERED DAD: I just don’t get it, (long sigh) what’s … Continue reading

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Holiday Hi-jinks!

Where to begin? What about a Travel Tip? LET YOUR KIDS BE KIDS! Too many people send their children to my desk to secure a cart. Never mind the fact there are over 900 rooms in my hotel and thousands of strangers … Continue reading

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The Edge of Christmas – And The Hook’s Limits!

THE SCENE: Early Saturday morning - Christmas Eve to be exact – at the Bell Desk. The phone rings. INQUISITIVE FEMALE GUEST: Yes, I am in room… It should be noted the not technically young lady had a heavy Old Country accent, which … Continue reading

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THE HOOK’S DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO TIPPING AND SERVICE.

First off, this post was inspired by my fellow blogger Nicole of  nicoleandgwendolyn.com, who inspired me to revisit my feelings about my profession. Here are some of the results. THE BASICS… Be nice – to everyone. It’s not always easy, … Continue reading

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Great Expectations….

In the Marvel Universe, there exists a giant, bald alien character named The Watcher whose sworn duty is to observe and record the actions of extraordinary beings as they stride across the Earth, forever changing all those around them. I’m a … Continue reading

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Why Do We Travel?

It’s a valid question, especially when you consider the current economic climate and the storm clouds that are quickly converging on North America. Most people can’t even afford to put mouldy bread on their table, yet they’re willing to whip out … Continue reading

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