Monday, October 25, 2010

hotel la prison

That's my nickname for the first hotel we stayed in. When we came back from our grocery trip they told us we couldn't have any outside food or drink. Are you kidding me? They didn't care that I have very specific dietary needs, and not by choice. We had a mini fridge, that was locked with a key they had to come to our room and unlock.They made us throw out nearly all our groceries. They charged us for use of the internet. The hotel only allowed the guests to use their hotel taxis. When we ordered room service and they messed up our order. We ended up waiting over an hour for our food at no discount, or anything. We were often locked out of our room because our the hotel keys didn't work. I was glad we only stayed there for three days. I most certainly do NOT like being told what to do. I automatically want to do the opposite.Yes the hotel was beautiful. However, I kept feeling like I was staying at The Hotel California.

"Hotel California" lyrics by The Eagles

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
'This could be Heaven or this could be Hell'
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say...

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain,
'Please bring me my wine'
He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine'
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say...

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device'
And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
'Relax,' said the night man,
'We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave!' 

1 comment:

  1. thank god you are here!!!! i saw on the news last night about a tornado in texas and i thought....'oh no!! teddi!!!" i fell asleep cuz im drugged up on pain meds but i was very concerned!


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