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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #56.

This one is going to be extremely difficult for me to write so it’s going to be brief but here goes… #56: Your Father. Maybe you refer to him as “The Old Man” or “Pops” (if you exist in a … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Being A Traveling Dad.

When I was a kid, my father just didn’t give a damn about being a dad. That’s the long and short of it; there was no father/son bonding time, no cherished childhood memories. Growing up, I had a buddy, Ralphie … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Daddy Travel.

You just knew this was coming, right? In fact, a few of you even requested this. So the rest of you can blame them. We’ve already established that being a mom is the toughest job in the world, worse than … Continue reading

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Not-so-Great Moments in Parenting: Hook Edition.

My parenting formula is as follows: 100% Good Intentions. 50% Blind Luck. 50% “Go Ask Your Mom!” Hey, if Lou Ferrigno can give 150%, I can give 200%! Besides, my good intentions don’t actually count… But getting back to me, … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Being A Non-Sucky Traveling Dad.

They put the “over” in overwhelmed, the “father” in fatherhood and at times, the “dumb” in dumbass. They are everywhere, across the highways and byways of the global hospitality industry. They are legion. I walk among them, but I am … Continue reading

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SuperGirl May Be The Most Important Comic-to-TV Adaptation Ever.

And that’s not comic book hyperbole, kids. Here’s a snippet of a conversation from a few months back that has been looping in my house (with subtle variations), for years. ME:  So, we going to Ant-Man? MY 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER:  Ant-Man? … Continue reading

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Beware The Top of The World.

Being a bellman is akin to being a soldier. Except for the “serving your country while selflessly wading into danger” part, of course. But otherwise, there are more similarities than differences. Most bellmen have military-style haircuts. The hours suck. Adherence … Continue reading

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More “Funny Book” Shenanigans From The Hook and Pulp Nation.

Are you sensing a theme yet? Don’t worry, my faithful readers, I haven’t abandoned my campaign to revolutionize terrorize the hospitality industry entirely. I’ve merely decided to diversify my creative output by writing for Pulp Nation on occasion. I figure … Continue reading

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Family Time: My Daughter Is A Genius.

Of course, many geniuses become mad scientists… A Living Room Conversation Between Father And Daughter My 15-year-old:  Hey, Skippy? Skippy (That’d be me.):  (Sighing.)  If you need money, you’ve picked the wrong summer. Sarah:  No kidding! I have more money … Continue reading

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The Hook Is Back! (But Today, He Belongs To The Indie Chicks.)

Just when you thought it was safe to scroll the web for news of Bieber’s latest girlie scream for attention or an update on the crime against humanity known as “Batfleck”, I have returned to virtually walk among you, my … Continue reading

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