Sunday, August 26, 2012

I am sitting here in this absolutely magnificent hotel room - don't get this kind of treat very often -
with the AC turned down to 65 and enjoying the beautiful views out the french glass style doors up
to the north towards the mountains. It is perfectly quiet in here save the sound of the AC system.

I have absolutely no intention of leaving before the final minute of check-out time, which is 3 hours and 45 minutes from now.  I won't be staying at a place this luxurious again for some time to come, I am guessing, might as well take advantage of it.

Not only that, but this room is an upgrade, the likes of which I did not ask for neither did I expect.
I showed up after the company party and simply started the check in process, which is when the
man apparently was reading the notes and determined that if available, a room upgrade should be in
order.  Well, I'm not one to turn down that kind of offer.

The aspect of this room that is really awesome is the absolute quiet.  There are no dogs barking; no humans asking me endless questions; just peace and quiet.  Even better that i have 4G access on my internet.  No need to pay the $11 or whatever it was internet fee, lol, got that on my Hotspot.

The party was awesome fun as well.  They rented out the entire bowling alley at the Dave & Buster's that we were at - 12 lanes worth and all of them were being used.  We bowled pretty much the entire time we were there.  The only drawback was the limited selection of bowling balls and I could not find one with holes big enough for my fingers.  Anyway, there was a raffle and I won a $25 gift certificate to Home Depot, which I thought odd because in many respects, they are
our competitor.  Not that I'm complaining, I go to Home Depot all the time, lol.  The general manager was handing out the prizes and he was mocking my voice my entire walk up to the table for the prize.  I kind of have a deep, gruffy voice which gets even deeper and raspier if I am tired.

One of the drivers from the main branch that was bowling with us got so drunk, he couldn't get the ball down the lane, it was a gutter ball every single time, lol.  His wife was just sitting there, shaking her head and not drinking at all.

  I am skipping church this morning just so I can sit here and enjoy the serenity of this place.  The weather outside isn't even that bad, must be in the low 80's.  Yup, 84 with a high today of 103.  We are approaching the end of August, thank God Almighty, meaning the temps should start coming down in September and the electric use along with it.  Not that September is cool by any stretch of the imagination, just that the temps are not near as high as the worst 3 months of the year which include June, July and August.  We have to get into October before we can actually say it's getting cool outside, lol.

There is this large-screen TV sitting in front of me that I have yet to turn on. I just don't care that much for TV as much as I used to.  I get my news off the net from a variety of sources - try to get all the different takes on the same story and then meet them all up somewhere in the middle.

Anyway, I'm outta here.  Happy Sunday.

ben

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