Category Archives: Hotel Life

Tales of the modern (douchebag) traveler

5×5 With The Hook: Chris Mei.

Chris Mei can make the ladies hot, the men cold, and the kids cheer with delight, all by uttering a few simple sentences. It’s true, I swear. As a “Weather Demi-god” for The Weather Network (their motto is, “Don’t Blame … Continue reading

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The Hook On… “Those Types of Movies”.

I like porn. There, I said it. I’m not a deviant nor have I ever been into fifty shades of anything. I don’t drink or consume drugs other than Advil. A cigarette (of any kind) never meets my lips. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Hook On… Conversations With “Friends”.

 The focus may have changed, but we’re still talking about my life so… ME:  Eighteen years! Eighteen years I’ve been slinging stories about a city full of anteaters while dealing with their emotional baggage… and what has it gotten me?  … Continue reading

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Posts Will Live, Posts Will Die, And The Hook Will Never Be The Same!

Forgive the creative license, won’t you? (I’ll always be a nerd at heart, friends.) It’s been a crazy-hot summer, the driest in the history of Niagara Falls, even. From the sky this city looks like one giant haystack, that’s how … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Dave Blass.

Dave Blass is one of the luckiest humans on the planet. Not to mention one of the hardest-working souls on Earth. And no, he didn’t pay me to type that nor do I want to marry him, thank you very … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Packing Like A (Fake) Pro.

As a bellman every day I see just what can happen when a traveler approaches packing with all the care and consideration Donald Trump approaches a run for the presidency of the United States. Sure, on the face of it, … Continue reading

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Marital Interlude: A Conversation/Battle With My Wife.

I deal with marital strife at work all the time. Arguably, couples fight more on vacation than when they’re at home, and so I often take it upon myself to intercede. What makes me think I’m qualified to do so? … Continue reading

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