Saturday, March 31, 2007

Hello Gibblers

Hello everyone, this is Ben, formerly of Brooklyn's Bond Street and currently on the road to Charlotte. TXB tells me many of you are Southeast Missouri State University alumni. Although I did not attend there myself, I did write the bulk of my master's thesis at a Drury Inn & Suites in Cape Girardeau one night in a fit of inspiration. As I recall, Cape Girardeau has more than one Drury Inn. I always get there in time for the free drink coupons and all-you-can-eat snacks. I like them so much, I became a member of their frequent visitor's club and tell all my friends I will be their celebrity spokesperson in the event I ever become a celebrity (and they agree to have me). I've also stayed at Drury Inns in Rolla and Joplin, MO; Marion and Mt. Vernon, IL; and Ridgeland, MS. Some of them feature free hot breakfasts, while others advertise a free Quickstart breakfast (which is code for continental). All Drury Inns feature stations where you can make your own waffles. I've discovered that while I like to make waffles, I don't actually like to eat them. I'd rather drink the liquid waffle stuff straight out of the cup. All Drurys also feature free popcorn and pop 24 hours a day. Outside of Drurys, I also like Jumers hotels, but they are even harder to find. But getting back on track for just a second, I got so much writing done the night I spent in Cape Girardeau I actually set one of my most well received short stories there. And I did go to an SMSU, but mine was in Southwest Minnesota and no Drury Inns to be found there; just Icelandic Americans.


Blogger TXB said...

I'm a Ramada Inn man, myself, tho' God knows why. Or perhaps I should say, "Allah knows why." After all, aren't all Ramada Inns brought to you by the same people who gave us the most holy month of Ramadan? They're not gonna mention it on their website or anything b/c they don't want you to think that yer gonna get a complimentary bomb with your breakfast, but surely there's a connection. Either that, or a chick named Romana owns the franchise.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Carroll Gardens said...

Hee hee. A chick named Romana.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Bond Street, eh? My first NY apt. was on Bergen and 5th. The closest I came to living in Carroll Gardens. Ahh, Brooklyn. Lots to miss about it, now that I've moved away.

8:37 AM  

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