Tuesday, January 31, 2012

interview trail: north carolina

Let's just get this out in the open: I let Ike sleep like a person when Y is gone. Under the covers, head on the pillow, the whole deal. Sometimes we spoon. Now you know.

We certainly have it better than Y, who had such a terrible experience at his hotel in North Carolina that he felt compelled to review it on Tripadvisor:

Welcome to the future, welcome to the Millenium

Looking for a memorable experience? Look no further! Relax and Allow the negligent and undermanned staff of the Millennium hotel transport you to that long forgotten mystical era that to which you have always wanted to return; the era of style, panache and wonder. The legendary era of the early 1980s! Enjoy the narrow, dim hallways lit only by small candelabra bulbs last seen in the waiting area of a Reagan era olive garden. Breathe in the lingering scent of tobacco still emanating from the dirty floral print carpet. Gaze, in wonder, at the latest in television technology that 1983 has to offer! Store your belongings in a sagging armoire and refresh yourself in a state-of-the-art rust covered shower complete with your own personal colony of tenia pedis. Prepare to be pampered with truck-stop quality toiletries and then wrapped the thinnest of towels. Sleepy? Feeling the need to perform a few bodily functions on your bed before retiring? No worries! The Millennium hotel has pre-stained your sheets for you, so you need not soil them yourself. It's the little extras that really make this hotel experience unique. Hungry? Thinking of ordering room service? Feel free to peruse the tattered and stained menus and brochures not replaced since Devo was topping the charts. In town, and feeling the need to check your new fangled "electronic mail?" The business center is outfitted with the most modern computers running Windows 98, which are unable to print boarding passes. Welcome to the Millennium! 

Yes indeed, all these amenities and more can be yours at this hotel, which for reasons beyond current scientific understanding received a 3 star rating on Hotwire.


  1. Oh goodness gracious that sounds absolutely terrible! Like a nightmare! Poor Y :(

    And when Russ was gone on rotations Miley was on the bed every single night. It was pretty funny when Russ was back and she thought his spot was hers ;)

  2. Did he really post that? Hilarious. (But an unfortunate experience, of course.)

    Also: Peter starts a whole month of working nights today and that always makes me extremely tempted to fill his absence in the bed with the dog... Probably a really bad idea though as she's currently not even allowed into our bedroom (as the only carpeted area in the house), and she would adore getting to sleep by me so much that there would never be going back. Lucky Ike though :)

    1. Yes! And the hotel responded and told him he was creative, haha.

      You are much stronger than I am. Ike vomited on me in the middle of the night last night... and I still can't imagine not sleeping with him, haha. I think I would even kick Y out if he threw up on me. ;)