Monday, September 22, 2008

The Real Story

I want to tell the truth here. Or rather, clear up some truth. My post on A Bed Away From Home, apparently has become a tad bit controversial, considering the comments left after that post, and the few phone calls about it. Before I sent it Den suggested I take out the part about him being fun in a hotel room. He thought some may get the wrong idea of what I was meaning. I said, no they won't. :)

Now I will tell you what I meant by him being fun in a hotel room. Whenever we spend the night somewhere Dennis brings a crossword puzzle book and I bring a few magazines. We sit side by side on the sofa, him doing this crosswords and me doing my reading. Then we will go out looking in the lobby (me in my jammies and slippers) for some hot water so I can make my CalMax (a drink I found on an infomercial years ago)

We then go to their little inside market and stand there looking at everything they sell. Almost every single time we don't buy anything. Then we ask if they have any vending machines. We are usually told they are on the 2nd floor, so we take the elevator up to the 2nd floor. We look at the vending machines, and again buy nothing.

I go back to the front desk and ask if we can have some extra blankets. They usually give them to us just fine. Last time Dennis asked if he could use one of the decorator pillows off the couch in the lobby (he likes a firmer pillow)...and surprisingly they said, sure, so we took that back to our room, too.

Once we get back to our room, we eat the snacks that I have brought from home.

Now do you see why I did not explain why Dennis is fun in a hotel room? We are boring. We know we are. But we love it. It's fun to us. We are both cut from the same cloth, apparently.

Oh and the messy bed? Like I said, we are not tidy sleepers. It is hard keeping those 2 extra blankets on the bed, not to mention the extra pillow he took from the lobby.

So there you have it. :)

13 comments:

Aunt Karen said...

Thanks for clearing that up!!!

Logan and Amy Heasley said...

I never took it the way people were taking it. I knew what you meant. My mind did not even wonder to that place. I don't feel you should have even had to clear this up. I know you would never talk that way. Love ya.
Amy

Dad and Susan said...

Yeah, right! Dad and Susan

Rebecca said...

I took the post exactly how you menat it. Probably because my husband is EXACTLY the same way! Even with the crossword puzzle! I would most like be reading my book, not a magazine, and we would go hunting the lobby for a microwave if there was not one in the room, to warm up my lavender scented bean bag that I always bring! We are boring too, but that's ok by us, we are boring together. We like it that way, we are not big excitement type people, as you can see from my posts!!!

Kris said...

We were just having fun with you, Jill! Don't worry- I know you didn't mean it any different- but it was funny. I love you to death and you know I only meant it in good fun. ;)

Jill said...

AMY...That's because you lived with us for 5 weeks and you know how truly boring we are.
KRIS...Actually Dennis and I had some good laughs at all the comments to that post. At first I didn't get it. I think people must become naive the older they get.

Brock said...

You both are consenting married adults... what you do or don't do in a hotel room is your business......

Jill said...

I know that.
I just didn't want anyone thinking that I thought it was just fine to blog about it:)))))

Hey, I LOVE the feedback. I love that anyone cares enough to write something....and Dennis and I have laughed so hard at some of the comments.

Richard said...

We must be related. My spouse is fun in a hotel too, but instead of just looking she buys one of everything they sell in the gift shop and then complains all night because her stomach hurts. She then attributes her discomfort to a piece of fruit of something else nutricious she may have eaten earlier that day!

The Gage Cage said...

........and you told me I put a HOT post on my blog. I'm with Brock on this one. Mess up that bed.

Jill said...

Hey, but Krista you ARE HOT. I loved your hot post. I called Den in from the other room to see it. That will be so good for your kids to see years later when they read the book you are making from your posts.

Brock said...

Just to be clear--that was Erin that left that post. She just forgot to sign her name properly.

And just so I'm clear...it was never about what you MEANT by that post. It was all about what you SAID. And what you said is that Dennis is fun in a hotel room...and you accompanied it with a photo of a messed up bed. Now, I'm not great at math, but...

And I do agree with Erin. Unless that whole "wedding ceremony" thing was a fever dream I had about 9 years back, there's no harm no foul here. I mean, geez, I'm striving to be pure, not Puritanical!

Jill said...

I know Brock, but I am your mother.