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Tag Archives: parents
5×5 With The Hook: Dennis Andres.
Let’s face facts, the world isn’t exactly the funnest place to be these days, is it? In my humble opinion, anyone who can help us forget the fires burning outside our door is a hero. To that end, today’s guest, … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Bed of the Dead, Catherine Reitman, Dark Matter, Dennis Andres, Hero Artists, Jessalyn Wanlim, kids, movies, parents, The Strain, TV, Workin' Moms 12 Comments
Seven Travel Hacks For Morons.
To be clear, I’m not suggesting you’re a moron if you recognize yourself as someone who needs to follow my guidelines. But I am saying that we all make mistakes that make our lives more difficult than they need to … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged kids, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, parents, sex, travel, travel hacks, travel tips 28 Comments
A Return To Form For Throwback Thursday.
“People keep asking if I’m back, and I haven’t really had an answer. But, yeah, I thinking I’m back.” – Keanu Reeves as once-retired assassin John Wick. There’s an old saying, “Give the people what they want.” It worked in … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged hotels, John Wick, kids, parents, The Hook, travel 26 Comments
“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
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged kids, Lou Ferrigno, NFCC, Niagara Falls Comic Con, Niagara Falls Comic Con 2016, parents, Peter Parker, sex, The Hulk 20 Comments
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
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Kardashians, kids, Parenting, parents, Red Bull, sex, The Hook, travel 30 Comments
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
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Canadian March Break, kids, Malcolm in the Middle, March Break, parents, sex 20 Comments
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
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Canadian March Break, kids, March Break, parents, pools, sex 23 Comments
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
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Frozen, Home Depot, kids, Kris Jenner, NaBloPoMo, packing, parents, traveling 21 Comments
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
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged babies, child abduction, children, hotels, kids, parents 31 Comments
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
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged hotels, Israelis, Isreali women, kids, New Year's Eve, parents, sex, The Sopranos, tipping, vibrators, WASPs 53 Comments