And Now, A Brief Message From The “Author”.


I got nothin’.

I’d like to write the next installment of “100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself” or tell you all how this summer has been unfolding in Niagara but I’m blocked mentally and thanks to my IBS, physically as well. And so this is just a message in a virtual bottle, one meant to let you know The Hook lives but is busy fulfilling his commitments to his “other life” as a bellman/dad/husband/full-time nerd.

So until we communicate again, be good to yourselves and each other and whatever you do, avoid that godforsaken “Cats” trailer, it’s awful beyond words. Seriously, someone snorted Ajax and did a line of pure Colombian cocaine before writing that movie and cutting the trailer.

See you in the lobby eventually, kids…

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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46 Responses to And Now, A Brief Message From The “Author”.

  1. Sometimes I feel ex-communicated (self inflicted) so I will look forward to when “we communicate again”.

    • The Hook says:

      Me too.
      Just don’t hold your breath, okay?
      I’m in a good – but super busy – place right now but I’m just not feeling creative.
      But I do miss you, Michelle!

  2. Mark Myers says:

    It is seriously bad. Be well and I’ll look forward to the next installment.

  3. carlystarr says:

    I hope you feel better! And I really need to see this Cats trailer now. Everyone keeps telling me how awful it is!

  4. IBS is a bummer, but we found chocolate brazils are a good laxative. Any help?
    Hope you feel better soon Robert.

    • The Hook says:

      I take a daily dose of meds, but I’ve settled into a horrible cycle that I won’t disgust you with, old friend.
      Thanks for the support.

      • Hubby had similar issues so we kept a food diary and began a process of elimination. Took about a year, but we got there and found several triggers which we now avoid.

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Here’s hoping you feel better soon (but not less nerdy).

  6. awtytravels says:

    I don’t like felines. hope you get better soon!

  7. Hope things turn, Hook. We’ll be right here when you return

  8. Marion Hardy says:

    Whenever you’re ready I’ll be there. Has been quite a rough patch for me so I understand completely.

  9. It’s only because I have an obsessive streak that I blog so relentlessly. Tomorrow, Sunday, will see me having been at it for seven whole years, pretty much daily. Be gentle on yourself.

    • The Hook says:

      You too, thanks.
      And congrats.

      • I think it’s quite an achievement, but it has never felt like an obligation. I love writing and there’s generally something that has interested me. Then I’ve used my blog as a sounding board for some of my fiction (that takes up some time too), bouncing bits of dialogue around, descriptive passges (reactions here told me to stop being a pretentious detail freak).

  10. The Guat says:

    Oh! That’s a tough week. Hope you feel better soon. Thought about you as the Comic-Con energy spread throughout
    my neck of the woods. Sending positive vibes your way.

  11. Jennie says:

    I’ll be here, Hook. Good to hear from you.

  12. Doug in Oakland says:

    I keep getting ads in my news feed for hotels in Niagara, Canada. What’s up with that?

    • The Hook says:

      Our city council is approving so many new hotel developments (so, so many) that the properties that are already open are getting desperate.
      So you can expect many more “cyber ad attacks” as they try to attract travelers and build loyalty, Doug, sorry.

      • Doug in Oakland says:

        It’s no big deal, but I just think of you every time I see one.

  13. Appreciate the check in – wondering how the summer was simmering for you. Cooler is better.
    RC Cat is ranting and calling the ACLU (Angry Cats Looking Ugly union) about that insulting video…they should be afraid – very afraid – stink eye is nothing to mew about
    Take care and carry on

  14. I imagine it’s high season there at Niagara Falls, so I get it. Looking forward to when things slow down and you regale us with stories about the hooker who, or the family from wherever with the pet rat who got loose, or whatever. Be well.

  15. I have faith in you, Hook. Hugs on the wing.

  16. kunstkitchen says:

    My sympathies. I had a bout of “unknown” cause colitis – possibly food poisoning this spring…so yeah, you take of yourself. Decompress, meditate, get lots of hugs, whatever works…peace.

  17. dianaepona says:

    Screw the “Cats” trailer. I’ve been drooling over the “Top Gun” trailer. Yeah, the spit has become a safety hazard, but what a way to break one’s arse than to fall while oggling Maverick! You take care of you, Stinkerbell. Writing comes from the heart, and from the gut. When the gut ain’t working right, nothing works right. And nothing feels right, either. Boom chaca latta, my friend. See you on the flip side!

  18. Fall Fraust says:

    Writers block sucks, but you’ll come out of it eventually. I have no doubt. Hang in there, Mr. Hook.

  19. Tara says:

    I’ve got the “got nothin” disease too. I hope it’s temporary. Thanks for checking in – hope things take an upward turn for you soon. 🙂

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