Friday, April 24, 2009

So I guess this is what you should expect when you pay $32 for a hotel . . .

I went to Flagstaff to see my sister Kayla last weekend and we stayed in a cheap hotel. I was really excited about the deal I got until I got to the hotel and realized how much money I would be spending at Target in order to be remotely okay with staying there longer than an hour. The room smelled like old people/feet/mold, so of course I needed Febreeze, the sheets looked, well, questionable,
so I got a new pillow, we brought 
candles to help with the smell too. I almost got a blanket until the cheapest one Target had was $50. So I toughed it out. 

The door had this random plastic thing 
just sticking out of the wall next to the door.
There was absolutely no purpose for it.

There was only one possible outlet to use . .  . right behind the tv. Seriously? Anytime we had to plug in a phone charger, or laptop, or straightener, we had to jump over the cord.

Then . . . saving best for last . . . . the bathroom door. Well, I'm guessing they had GENIUS architects for this motel, and they didn't build enough room so that the door could open without hitting the toilet. So, they CUT A HOLE IN THE DOOR. Classy!

So, there's a book called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Yeah, you read that right. I did not make that up. Apparently someone thought that the one thing missing from the Jane Austin collection was putting dead people with no souls in there. It is now complete. Of course I had to check this book out online to make sure this author wasn't expecting people to take their book too seriously. I was sadly mistaken. I came across this review from a Hokie4VT who said:

"My main problem was all the ridiculous nonsense about ninjas and dojos. I mean, come on. It is certainly believable that the sisters would have learned different fighting arts but traveling to the "Orient" and studying with martial arts masters? I doubt very seriously if they could have afforded to travel to China and it would have been much more realistic to have focused on European fighting methods. [ . . . ]I couldn't get over the scene where Elizabeth kills three of Lady Catherine's ninjas and then eats part of one of their hearts. "

Apparently this reader found the book too far out there because the fighting arts originate from China. Really?!? That's the only thing keeping this from being realistic? Wow. WOW.