Room with a point of view

I have traveled to Chicago a lot over the years, and have stayed in what seems like every hotel, but tonight I discovered something new —

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The Acme Hotel.

It’s not inspired by the coyote and roadrunner (like I first thought).  Instead, the owners are attempting an industrial look and feel — so said the marketing guy.

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The rooms definitely have a bit of whimsy. And every inch of space is efficiently used.

I can’t remember the last time I took pictures of a hotel room because it was pretty.  Or cool.  Or anything, for that matter.

Go Acme!

Awesome alliteration

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Congrats Papa Cumberbatch!

I applaud your progeny,  especially his carefully crafted Christian name:

Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch

As a CC myself, I recommend it. It’s memorable.  It has a nice ring to it. But he may be spelling it the rest of his life.

Of course, with a name like Cumberbatch,  that was already in the cards.

Food pusher

I was raised in the South by amazing home cooks.

The food may not have been the best for us, but it tasted better than anything I’ve found in my travels.

We used to call my mother and her sisters “food pushers” because they were always encouraging us to eat more.

Another taste. Another serving.  Heck, in some cases, another meal.

I had a flashback to those food pushers this morning when I was sitting on the floor, trying to get my dog Rory to eat.

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When he rejected his wet food, I added chicken. When he tired of the chicken, I gave him treats. When he finished the treats, I handed him the wet food again.

Anything to get him to eat a decent-sized meal.

Old dogs are the best, but they’re not the best eaters. — Mama Dog food pusher

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Welcome to the dictionary, oh favorite exclamation of mine.

I can remember the perplexed stares of strangers when I first pulled out the phrase. Then I saw it on TV in a commercial for Discover card.

And now it’s made the dictionary, in the same issue with ‘hangry.’

If only there was a word for what an amazing week this has been….

Oh yeah!

No ooey gooey

Tonight on Facebook,  a friend posted this pic on pie etiquette:

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I must protest.

Meringue is a national nightmare. Even a dollop is a spoonful too much for me. Encouraging the egregious behavior above means more scraping at restaurants… more apologies to meringue-loving friends and family… more gooey mess.

Just say no to meringue, America…at least in front of me.

Wide awake

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. — Anatole France

dog day
Happy National Dog Day!