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Boxing Day Madness: Hook Style!

While some people spent their Boxing Day battling their fellow man for that ever-elusive discounted big-screen TV, I spent it standing in the cold serving families that have found themselves screwed over by evolution. Like this one… GILLY’S DAD: (Wrestling … Continue reading

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This Could Only Happen To Me…

Some bloggers, like Jenny “The Bloggess” Lawson have a devoted following that shower her with gifts. What do I get? Well read on and you’ll see… So I’m taking a break from five hours of doing… well, nothing, quite frankly, … Continue reading

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Lies Tourists Have Told Me.

Dear Chelsea Handler: If you’re thinking of suing, let me caution you, I’m not exactly financially solvent. Seriously, I’m broke. You’ll have to look for booze money elsewhere. Where were we? Oh yeah. Tourists lie, plain and simple. They assume … Continue reading

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Loser Like The Hook…

“Anyone with $500 can call himself an author these days.” -Anonymous reviewer. As you can see, not only is my friend Anonymous not a fan of self-publishing, he’s definitely not a fan of yours truly. Although he sent me this … Continue reading

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A Chip Off The Old Hook Block…

Yesterday was the 18th annual installment of “Take Our Kids to Work Day”, an event my daughter has been anticipating virtually since birth. So did it live up to her sky-high expectations? You be the judge. To begin with, she … Continue reading

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Two Hooks For The Price of One!

It’s finally here. After years of waiting, “Take Your Kid To Work Day” has arrived at last. My lovely daughter – the greatest gift “The Big Guy” has ever blessed me with – will be joining me at work today … Continue reading

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Just Another Saturday Night…

5:05 p.m: My day’s labors’ complete – although, truthfully, I did not labor much that day – a weary bellman heads home to his loving family. 5:20 p.m.: VampireLover (the wife) prepares my favorite dish – pork chops – and … Continue reading

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Is The Hook Still The Hook Without a “hook”?

Once you’ve finished scratching your head over this title, we’ll begin… You good? Okay, here we go. The rain has stopped falling in Niagara Falls – for the most part – and while we have emerged unscathed compared to many … Continue reading

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Sandy, Bankers and Business as Usual..

Okay, so it’s quiet around here, to say the least. Thanks, Sandy. And you know what? An empty hotel is like an empty stomach; there’s plenty of grumbling to be heard. My fellow employees didn’t keep their feeling hidden today. … Continue reading

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Brain-Teasers, Cougars, Wattpad and Bankers…

Another Sunday morning battle has come and gone and the bellmen have emerged relatively unscathed. Not that we didn’t have our share of scraps, though; there were cougars everywhere today and for some reason they were nuttier than ever… TODAY’S … Continue reading

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