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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Would You Like Oxygen Pumped Into Your Room, As Well?

It was with some horror that I discovered upon checking into the Marriott early Thursday afternoon that I was without the interwebs.

What kind of place makes you pay for the World Wide Web?

I damn-near spit out my margarita.

I suppose that next I’ll be tipping my charwoman for a bit of extra coal for the fire. Perhaps for an extra farthing I won’t have to stand in line but can have the bathwater first…

I love staying in hotels – and yes, I’ve seen the news articles regarding the origin of the stains on the bedspread. I don’t care – as long as I can’t see it, it’s not there.

Hence the margarita.

I’ve also been known to eat hot dogs, too; so maybe I just have a death wish.

At any rate, we write, we save, we run to the University of Dayton in the morning and post.

And we’ll just have to be interwebs-free for the night.

I’m scared!

Hold me.

23 comments:

Pat said...

That gives you all the more time for thinking up hilarious commentaries at night. So now we all have great anticipation for each morning's post.

steelxmagnolia said...

Just don't go to the Business Center at the Marriott. They charge $ .99 a minute. Yep. That's $60 an hour just to check your email if you forget to bring your laptop. Have a great weekend. Cheers!

KaLynn said...

I agree with Pat, just more time to think up stories to make us laugh til we wheeze, snort and tickle our pants!

Charlotte Ann said...

We stay at the higher rated hotels...and have to pay for internet....we also stay at Quality Inn or some of the other less expensive places and get free internet. What's up with that?????

Marla said...

Do NOT sit on the bedspread.

Fragrant Liar said...

Whenever I travel on business, we stay in the best hotels. And STILL I have to pay for Internet. So usually I don't cuz it's a big pain in the butt to get it working.

My one consolation for traveling is HBO. It's like a secret indulgence since I don't get it at home. When asked to dinner, I say I'm sorry, I'm so tired tonight. And then . . . I sneak off to my room, call room service, and turn down the lights. And then? It's just me and my HBO.

Unfinished Rambler said...

How appropriate that you mention hot dogs as we are just getting ready to sit down and have hot dogs for lunch. Alas, no margaritas. :(

Irish Gumbo said...

Once I get the Fios installed, I'm not leaving the house...

tony said...

Here! I,ve sent you a Virtual-Margarita from Yorkshire England (being English it's in a Pint Glass!) Cheers!

Ms Sparrow said...

I looking forward to hearing about your Bombeckian experiences.

sage said...

I'm sure there is a direct correlation between room price and internet price. Comfy Inns offer it free. As you move higher up, you can expect to pay more and more. Same goes for a parking space. It's not enough that they can get 3+ bills out of you to camp out a night in Chicago, they'll charge you another 25 or 30 bucks to park. Dayton, I don't imagine, has that problem :) Enjoy your conference as I write this from another college at another writing conference.

Simply Suthern said...

I aint no web slinger but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express. Free web. Free Breakfast. And in Swansea, Mass. free black water coming out of the shower head.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

No internet? I'm so glad I rarely travel now. At least you have a margarita to drown your sorrows. And I love hot dogs...all my friends think I'm odd and always ask if I know how they are made. Sigh. Life is messy I tell them.

Flea said...

So why don't you have an iPhone? Then you'd have interwebs wherever you go.

Mrsblogalot said...

I must be staying at all the wrong places...Free internet, clean mattresses..oh wait, that's just my house.

I never go anywhere.

Tempo said...

Welcome to my world Pearl.. as soon as youre outside the cities youre outside the web here in OZ. I go bush a lot and sometimes fishing in the Bight (Great Australian Bight) even the phones stop working there...(weep, blubber)

Golden To Silver Val said...

Sigh....how did we become so addicted.

The Jules said...

You're off the internet?

Say hello to my Grandad. He's dead too.

Dave King said...

I know it's a cliche, but... every cloud has a silver lining!

My name is PJ. said...

Stained sheets and hot dogs....put them together and you have the setting for a love story!

Slushpile Slut said...

You're hysterical...Loved the post! May you have free interweb soon! Til then keep drinking Margaritas and devising new LOL posts!

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Teena in Toronto said...

When I was in Montreal a couple weeks ago, the hotel I stayed in charged me $13 a day for the 'net.