Tag Archives: Family

The Hook’s Guide To Surviving The Holidays.

Decking the halls with boughs of holly (whatever the hell that actually means) sounds great on paper but the holidays make most people want to deck the halls with gallons of blood. Sure, we need those family bonds to sustain … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Purge: Things I Love.

To be clear, I’m not actually purging myself of things I love in this post. But “The Hook’s Share” made it sound as though I pulled a heist. (“Hook’s Eleven”, anyone?)  So here now, are a few of the many … Continue reading

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Room 4059: Of ‘Swampers’ And Virgins

The female of the species represents all that is good and pure about the human race. Unfortunately, some of them never reach this standard. I love women. They smell nice. They make beautiful music. They look like goddesses while engaged … Continue reading

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Five Simple Ways To Actually Enjoy Your Vacation: Part 1.

Over the course of my career I’ve served thousands of people. If I had to guess, I’d say that less than half of those people actually enjoyed themselves. Here are some tips that, if followed correctly, should allow you to … Continue reading

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Crazy Working Mom: The One Guest-Starring The Hook…

Sorry about the title, blame the morning show DJ that mentioned Friends as I drove my daughter into school today… First, a brief Jessica Stilwell primer: Read this. And this. Moving on… Here, now, is a taste of my offering … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom.

I have to admit, writing this post has proven to be a colossal challenge – and then some. Its not that I don’t love my mother, but I ask you, are a few paltry words sufficient compensation for bestowing life … Continue reading

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Just Another Saturday Night…

5:05 p.m: My day’s labors’ complete – although, truthfully, I did not labor much that day – a weary bellman heads home to his loving family. 5:20 p.m.: VampireLover (the wife) prepares my favorite dish – pork chops – and … 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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Updates, Rugrats, and The Usual Fun – Hook Style!

Before we get to the latest in “hospitality happenings”, its time for an update or two people… THE HOOK HAS JOINED THE FOURTH ESTATE! The Hook’s latest plot to infiltrate the world’s consciousness has borne fruit; my first column for … 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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