Tag Archives: NaBloPoMo

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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Packing 101 With The Hook.

Packing for a trip isn’t rocket science, kids. (Otherwise, I sure as hell wouldn’t be writing about it.) But if it was, I’d let Commander Chris Hadfield write this post. Come to think of it, that wouldn’t be a bad … Continue reading

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Have I Learned Anything From NaBloPoMo?

This is how they got me: If 50,000 words seem like 49,000 too many or you’re more interested in blogging than writing a book, NaBloPoMo — National Blog Posting Month — might be your speed: a challenge to post once … Continue reading

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Never Judge A Celebrity By His Cover.

In my almost-two decades of service to the hospitality industry I’ve seen the best and worst celebrity has to offer. O.J. Simpson appeared to be unbelievably-grateful for the smallest amount of attention. To be fair to The Juice, he was … Continue reading

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A Conversation With My Daughter. (Sort of.)

I rarely discuss my offspring on social media, for several good reasons.  1)  Any father worth his salt knows better than to violate his teenage daughter’s privacy – unless he wants to unleash a firestorm of screaming/ranting/destruction of household property. … Continue reading

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A Trip Out Of The Twilight Zone That Is My My Comfort Zone…

It seems we’re always moving, aren’t we? We start at childhood and once we figure out how to stand on our own, we never really stop. We scramble to stay ahead of the pack in our profession. We chase after … Continue reading

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Irony is Fun – Especially When Mixed With Alcohol…

Define irony: A ridiculously-drunken bride, fresh out of the box (strictly metaphorically speaking, of course), falls and breaks her leg in the hotel… after tripping over a “Wet Floor” sign. No wonder I never need to come to work high. … Continue reading

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Niagara Through A Child’s Eyes.

Another unpublished blast from the past. Time travel without a TARDIS is relatively boring… but it’s better than nothing. Thursday, May 24, 2013, 11:36 a.m.: It is an unseasonably, unbearably cold morning in Niagara and as I sit at my … 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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Five Simple Tips To Actually Enjoy Your Vacation: Part 5.

I hate to lead with bad news, but here goes: to truly enjoy a successful vacation you’re going to have to go back to school. Sort of. That’s right, folks, to truly have fun you need to do your homework. … Continue reading

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