Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On the Road with Captain Crab

Here I am sitting in the Sheraton. Wonderful! It has a great looking bed, a small davenport (couch to some of you), a 21" TV, and a really nice ice bucket with tongs!

The thing is, this room is no nicer than the Comfort Inns that I was in last week. They have an elevator here so I can get to the third floor without having to walk up, so that's cool, I guess.

The motels I stay at regularly are quite nice, have FREE wireless internet, and are strategically located near restaurants so I don't have to drive.

The Sheraton has a bar. I just went down and had a beer with a friend of mine. $4.55 for a pint of Bud Light (which isn't beer by the way).

The Sheraton has wireless internet. $9.95/day. I am on this sucker as long as my eyes will stay open.

The Sheraton has a restaurant. Expensive. The food is.......

So, why am I here? I don't make the reservations when we attend trade shows!

4 comments:

pj said...

Does the guy that looks like Buddy Hackett work for the outfit putting on the show or is it the outfit with the guy we shall call "horse penis"?

I had to google the show because really, I had no idea where the show was other than the state. I came across the website of the promoter and I must say, their website sucks something... Maybe horse penis?

The Sheraton looks lovely, BTW. Not as lovely as one might be on Pigeon Key, but hey -- you're getting a good rate.

pj said...

A good rate --

Except for your non-free wireless and expensive meals. Make your show partner put everything on his expense account.

Stephen Wilson said...

Thanks for the reminder. I thought the word "davenport" was defunct, except among mariners and Iowans.

Captain Crab said...

From what I understand, from afar, is that Iowans only use the term Davenport when speaking about one of the Quad Cities.

Most mariners a dn I refer to anything by any name anytime and anywhere we please. Because we can.