Category Archives: Postaweek2012

The Hook Needs Your Help….

… To help him storm the gates! The gates that separate bestselling authors from hacks, that is. You see, I once had a dream: to hold in my hands a thing of great beauty that I helped shape and influence, … Continue reading

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To All MY Friends Out There…..

Today’s forecast: Cloudy with a chance of douchebag! A very good chance. It’s snowed last night in my little corner of Canada, in case you’re wondering why I decided to launch a foray into meteorology. The overcast conditions I awoke … Continue reading

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Vampires, Tributes and Jersey Shore Wannabes…

THURSDAY: A day off. Snuggling with VampireLover while watching a new episode of The Vampire Diaries! Yeah, I know, but what can I say? I love her like a love song. Sorry about that, my daughter has the radio on! … Continue reading

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People Suck! An Examination Of The Human Condition By The Hook…

So a group of Romanian gypsies – I kid you not – approach my desk… GYPSY COUGAR MOM: You can take care of our bags, yes? THE HOOK: Certainly, how many bags do you have? CLUELESS GYPSY DAD: Seven or … Continue reading

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It’s March Break! The Hook MUST Be Busy, Right?

Wrong. So, so wrong.  I have found myself afflicted with a case of the “more-of-the-sames”, a terminal one at that. Between hordes of young adults – in the loosest sense of the word – and modern-day nuclear families, the crowd … Continue reading

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Is The Hook Wise?

Sadly, the answer is no. One of the first lessons we learn as “wee kiddies” is dripping with irony… DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. So simple, yet so difficult to hold onto when we reach adulthood. Take me, … Continue reading

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Surviving Comic-Con: A How-To Guide.

In addition to being a world-class bellman/blogger, The Hook is – much to his wife’s eternal dismay – a fan boy extraordinaire. And so with the imminent arrival of comic convention season, here are a few tips and guidelines that … Continue reading

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What’s Going On With The Hook?

I’ll get right to the point: my life is about to change. Where should I begin? My literary masterpiece – the title is still up in the air – has cleared the editing process and now the real fun starts: … Continue reading

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Travel Tips, ‘Cons, and Fun With Moms And Dads!

Let’s begin with a Travel Tip, shall we? THE HOOK’S TRAVEL TIPS: Always remember.. YOU’RE ON VACATION! Be prepared to spend money on items like food, and I don’t mean dry goods like bags of chips or boxes of cookies … Continue reading

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The Hook Misses All The Good Stuff!

Feb. 24, 10 P.M. A guest approaches the Bell Desk and presents an item to be placed in storage. Nothing out of the ordinary so far, right? Wrong. So, so, wrong. The gentleman stored a shotgun. Yes, a shotgun. He … Continue reading

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