Category Archives: Humor

100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #69.

Today’s selection truly zeroes in on my recurring theme of “the little things can make all the difference in the world.” A wise man once said, “It is better to look good than to feel good”. But I say, “Why … Continue reading

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100 Not-So-Random Thoughts The Hook Has Every Day: Part Two.

Thank you for continuing this journey with me, even though it’s taken awhile. Now, where to begin… Oh wait, I know! 51)  “Where was I?” Honestly, I ask myself that question a million times a day.  I’m guilty of starting … Continue reading

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There Are No Simple Questions When You’re The Hook!

Before We Begin:  This post was written a year ago, hence the tension laced throughout. I’ve actually mellowed since, but I thought you’d like this piece nonetheless. After all, who doesn’t love a good rant, right? Enjoy. QUESTION: What do … Continue reading

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Why I Love Comic Cons. (I swear, the post is better than the title.)

I’m still operating at 40% power, but writing this  post is an alternative to staring at throngs of  travelers as they drag their overloaded backpacks, duffel bags, cardboard boxes, laundry baskets, strollers and various other makeshift suitcases through the lobby. … Continue reading

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A Brief Look Behind The Curtain That Separates My Two Worlds.

There are two worlds in my universe. In one, I’m the world’s only blogging bellman, The Hook, and in the other I am plain ole Robert Hookey. One may seem pedestrian compared to the other, but trust me, they’re equally … Continue reading

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I originally pitched this to The HuffPost, but since they hate me and NEVER respond to my work…

Seriously, they love Ironic Mom Leanne Shirtliffe, but the folks at The HuffPo hate my guts so much they refuse to even respond to any of the numerous pitches I’ve sent them over the years. Is a simple “Drop dead, … Continue reading

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The Hook Adresses His Critics….

It was recently brought to my attention that my work is considered to be mean-spirited towards tourists, to which I respond with the following query: so what?  Is Denis Leary considered a mean person? Is Lewis Black considered a vindictive … Continue reading

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The Bellman Chronicles Is “Live” On The Kindle!

The final hurdle has been overcome: my love letter to the hospitality industry is now available on the Kindle store. That’s pretty much it, folks. I’d love it if everyone bought it – it’s a steal $4.99 – but even … Continue reading

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10 Terrible Things About Summer: Bellman Edition!

Yes, you’re still reading You’ve Been Hooked! Bear with me, okay? I know how busy we all are this summer, so here is a quick – but hopefully enjoyable – read. I hope it brings you some respite from the … Continue reading

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Summertime Fun With The Hook!

A couple sits in the lobby, side-by-side, but worlds apart. They are transfixed, no, hypnotized by the light glow of their screens. Their three-year-old son sits at their feet, his gentle pleas for attention completely ignored. HE is… Thirty-something. Dressed … Continue reading

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