Tag Archives: parents

“Let’s Ask This Guy!”

Bellmen don’t just wear those goofy caps that will be forever associated with our profession; we have to wear many metaphorical caps in order to properly serve the traveling public. On any given day I have to be a… Drug … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Parenting: What Not To Do.

Parents, for almost two decades I’ve been watching you and your kids. Yes, that is officially the creepiest sentence I have ever typed. With the possible exception of, “About last night… you were sleeping so soundly, I felt it best … Continue reading

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More March Break “Wisdom”.

I’m tired. Like, tired through-to-my-bones tired. They say March comes in like a lion. Everyone is familiar with that phrase, right? But what they don’t tell you is that the lion in question will clamp its jaws down on your … Continue reading

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March Break Madness In Small Doses.

Anytime you bring more than one guest together you’re pretty much guaranteed some blog fodder will result, but when you mix hockey families with the usual March Breakers? Well then, bunky, you better get yourself a hat, hang onto it, … 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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Meet The Greatest Parents Ever.

The tale you are about to read is the unvarnished, chillingly-real truth. The participants are far too stupid to be anything but non-fictional. Saturday, May 23, 8:20 am.  The hallway of an unnamed Niagara Falls luxury hotel. I arrived, cart … Continue reading

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A HARD Start To 2015.

Having three days off before, during, and after New Year’s Eve is great for the mind but tough on the wallet. Fortunately, I returned to the hospitality trenches this morning and Fate was waiting for me with three distinctive and … Continue reading

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