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Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Dave!I am one of those people who believes that complimentary internet access should be included with every hotel room... kind of like a toilet, bed, and those little bottles of shampoo. Nothing pisses me off faster than having to pay an additional charge for internet after already having paid through the ass for a room.

But there is something worse... paying for SHITTY internet access.

Such is the case for the newly remodeled Vance Hotel in Seattle. They use "Eleven Wireless" as their paid provider. Eleven Wireless sucks ass. Primarily because you have to pay $10.95 a day to use it. But on top of that you have to create an account that expires at the end of the day AND CANNOT BE EXTENDED!! Oh no... you have to create ANOTHER account on the second day. Then another on the next, and so on. What's the f#@%ing point in creating a f#@%ing account if you can't f#@%ing buy more time to f#@%ing add to it? Dumbasses. As if that weren't enough, half the time pages don't come through, so you have to push the "reload" button two and three times to see anything.

Bah!

While eating dinner at the ever-excellent Il Fornio restaurant tonight, I had the grave misfortune of spattering tomato sauce from my fabulous Cappellacci Di Zucca on my Bad Monkey T-shirt. Ordinarily, this would not be a big deal, as I have twenty more back home. But this one is my favorite because it's been washed a dozen times and has reached that comfy-soft stage that's so prized by T-shirt connoisseurs. As you might guess, tomato sauce is next to impossible to get out, so I just resigned myself to the fact that the shirt was probably a goner. But when I got back to my hotel room, I remembered I had these little "Oxi-Clean" stain sheet packs in my bag.

Miracle of miracles... the stuff actually works! With a little patience, the stain eventually disappeared, and my shirt is as good as new. NOTE TO SELF: buy more Oxi-Clean travel packs when I get back home, and stick them in my backpack, my desk drawer, and my glove box. No telling how many pieces of clothing I could have saved over the years if I had these little suckers available (or if I weren't such a sloppy eater).

Now, if you will excuse me, NBC has The Eagles "Farewell 1 Tour" running. It's not like that's something you can pass up watching.

Movie Quotable of the Day: "I've fought many wars in my time... some I've fought for land, some for power, some for glory. I suppose fighting for love makes more sense than all the rest."
Day-Before-Yesterday's Answer: Gladiator (1999) with Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix.

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  1. Aravis says:

    I’m glad the stain came out! The Clorox pens work really well too for spot treatments, as an alternative option if you don’t have/can’t find Oxi-Clean. :0)

  2. I value your opinion so much that I’m actually going to buy them fancy Oxi-Clean sheets. Because I am a living and breathing mess.

    Though if you’re seriously watching that Eagles thing, I kinda value your opinon less

  3. Dave2 says:

    You have got to be kidding! The Eagles have churned out some amazing music… both in the group and as solo artists… throughout their careers. Most bands are lucky to create a few songs as good as the dozens that The Eagles have released! Granted, they are a little bit before my time, but it doesn’t make me enjoy their stuff any less.

  4. Brandon says:

    of course, we don’t want to pay once more…but how about that owners just want to return expenses? The problem is in cost rate, I suppose.

  5. Dave2 says:

    It still makes no sense to me that cheap-ass hotels with rooms that are $50 a night can afford to offer free internet… but a $150 a night hotel has to charge for it. Heck, ALL $350 a night hotels I’ve been to charge for it.

    Internet is astoundingly cheap now. The cost to provide free internet is probably cheaper than the amount of money spent on security systems to make people pay for it. It’s such a huge part of people’s lives now that it would be like going to a hotel and finding out you have to pay extra to use the television or take a shower. The cost should simply be included in the bill.

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