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Posted on Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Dave!A week ago today I was riding Splash Mountain at Disney World. That seems like it was months ago.

And as I sit here in my hotel room with no heat (all that comes out is cold air) and no internet (it's Christmas, so they can't get anybody in to fix it) and no luggage (yeah, big surprise there)... I find myself questioning whether my brief Disney vacation was even real. Perhaps my mind invented it all so I'd have happier memories to cling to as I sit here cold, unconnected, and without clean clothes?

I'm like some kind of freezing luddite hobo.

But with an iPhone.

It's a Christmas miracle!

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  1. kilax says:

    Oh no. I hope they fix all of that soon 🙁

  2. doctawife says:

    Luddite hobos generally don’t even get the luxury of a roof, so consider yourself lucky, sir!

    Just kidding – that sucks. I hope the heat came back on.

  3. ChillyWilly says:

    I know it’s not the cleanest method, but here’s an iPhone tethering option you may want to try.

    There may be others out there as well. I’ve used my Treo several times (including from the room we had in Florida) to tether to the internet.

  4. No internets? How are do they expect you to survive in a boring hotel with no internets?]
    That sucs… hope you can poach some free wi-fi from around the ridges somewhere. 🙁

  5. Lewis says:

    You know, I’ve got the perfect idea…..naked bodies,all around you, darkness, lights out, warm blankets coverin all, lots of legs and arms and other body parts intertwining. The chill would be removed immediately, I presume.

  6. margalit says:

    I think it’s a message from the Big Kahuna upstairs to STAY HOME for more than a day.

    I hope you got to enjoy a teeny bit of Christmas.

  7. Suzy says:

    Uh, dude? Luddites don’t move forward. So there’s no way they’d have an iPhone.

  8. You need a new job, dude. (Have I said that before? I believe so…) Sorry that things suck so much right now. Look at it this way: you don’t have to live there always and you will get to go home eventually.

    Lewis, honey – you need to be more specific about the naked bodies in question. I’m thinking that a bunch of hairy, sweaty, wrestlers-sized dudes wouldn’t thrill Dave all that much…although I suppose they’d be warm, so it *might* all depend on how cold it gets tonight in that hotel room.

    See, there’s another thought to cheer you up tonight, Dave! 😉

  9. Avitable says:

    I think “freezing luddite hobo” is my new favorite phrase.

  10. did you at least have cable?

  11. Ditto what Margalit said. When will the madness end?

  12. Wayne says:

    Maybe you bought a memory implant vacation of Disney from Total Rekall, and as part of their service they do blog updates for you and make people think you did all this stuff, and YOU get the memory of it, but your body stays in a cold internetless hotel where you can lose weight.

  13. At the risk of sounding like a dork who would remember this…I have to say…your story sounds like a Star Trek TNG episode…where Jordi remembers a great vacation but was actually abducted. Just saying.

  14. That sucks. Sorry about the stinky Christmas!

    I’m kinda worried that you’re suffering from exposure, or internet withdrawal since we haven’t heard from you in a (record breaking) few days….

    (Did you notice, it looks like kilax’s gravatar is mocking you)

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