Saturday, August 25, 2007
EconoLodege -- $54 a night
Hilton -- $10 a day internet
EconoLodge -- Free internet
So what does the Hilton have that EconoLodge doesn't? Several things, but for this post I'll focus on one. MUCH THICKER WALLS.
Last night me, my wife, our two boys 4 and 6, and a 13 year old girl (the daughter of friends) stayed in room 220 of the EconoLodge here in Albequerque. An ex-cheerleader with singing ambitions occupied room 219.
You know that song Rehab by Amy Winehouse the one where she sings No, No, No over and over? Well the gal in room 219 had the lyrics all wrong. She sang Yes, Yes, Yes for half the night and let me be the first to say Simon Cowell would never let her go to Hollywood because she struggled to hold the right key and sometimes she sang louder other times it almost sounded like a moan. Pitchy indeed Randy Jackson.
And then she would fall back into her cheerleader routine. Urging her team to victory. And her room was decorated differently than ours. Apparently they had a giant clock in their room because she raved about the big giant clock all night long.
Finally after a good bit of singing and crowd motivation, she turned her attention to urging the team to close out the game. And BOY you should have heard her when the team scored. Guess it was some kind of cheerleading flashback. I mean what else could it have been?