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  • Wednesday March 1st 2006
    This And That 12:16 am-
    Comments Comments (5) Categories Bad Hotel Permalink Permalink
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    Well it was not a miracle. The mouse did not appear again and the idiot punched in at 7:01am. The place will not change. It is a lost cause. A sinking ship. Honestly run for your fucking lives people. Employees are fucked, thats a given right? Guess what? The guests have it even worse.

    Get this. The train wreck that is the whole food and beverage department is doing a new continental breakfast. Details are sketchy at this point. But the stuff I know is a hoot. So when you the guest checks into the hotel, we the front desk give you a coupon. This coupon on the top (in bold no less) says:

    Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    6:00am to 9:00am

    Now you checked in to the hotel and there is more than one of you. You got the wife and kids with you. You still get one coupon. Just one. You could stuff the fucking Harlem Globetrotters into the room with you and you would still get the one coupon. It gets better. So if you and the Globetrotters wake up in the morning and decide that you all want to get the “Complimentary Continental Breakfast” and you notice the one coupon.

    You call the desk and ask for a few more coupons. You and the guys are surprised first that the desk clerk told you that they sell the “Complimentary Continental Breakfast” coupons for 3.99 a pop. Then you all of the sudden are totally confused as why you would pay 3.99 for something that calls itself Complimentary. Dictionary.com defines Complimentary as:

    Given free to repay a favor or as an act of courtesy

    Which makes me wonder if the chuckleheads at the hotel understand what the word really means. Because they honestly expect the front desk clerks to sell these coupons labeled Complimentary for 3.99 a pop. The worse part is that is says the thing goes from 6:00am to 9:00am. The restaurant (to my knowledge) opens at 6:30am when the lazy fuckers come in on time over there. Which is very rare.

    I plan to treat this bullshit just like I do with the bus tickets. That’s right I’m not selling this shit. As far I am concerned this hotel does not have a place to eat. When guests ask where a good place to eat is I direct them to the places across the street from us. It’s hard to believe this but the hotel’s restaurant is in worse shape than the front desk.

    Update
    It should be said that this retarded pay for Complimentary Continental Breakfast was done away with. I am not claiming to have anything to do with it dying a painful death. I just wanted to make it known that it is dead.

    Now they give away a free hot breakfast. with a choice of eggs, bacon or sausage, toast, and coffee. It’s served from 6:30am to 10:00am Sunday to Thursday.

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    Friday March 3rd 2006
    Oblivion Gold! 9:41 am-
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    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has gone gold! Here is the press release:

    Bethesda Softworks and 2K Games Announce
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to Ship March 20

    Quintessential RPG for the Next Generation Coming to Xbox 360 and PC

    Rockville, MD – March 2, 2006 – Bethesda Softworks® and 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that the highly-anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion has gone to gold master and will be available in stores in North America and Europe during the week of March 20. Oblivion will be available for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC in both regular and collector’s editions.

    “Our most ambitious project ever is finally done,” said Todd Howard, executive producer of Oblivion. “We’re excited to get the game into everyone’s hands and let them experience it for themselves. We hope they enjoy it. I think it’s our best game yet.”

    Oblivion is an epic, open-ended single-player RPG for the next generation providing gamers with one of the most life-like gaming experiences to date. The powerful combination of unprecedented graphics and freeform gameplay allows gamers to unravel the main quest or explore the vast world at their own pace. Oblivion is the fourth chapter in the award-winning Elder Scrolls series that includes Morrowind® (2002 RPG of the year – Computer Gaming World), Daggerfall (1996 RPG of the year — PC Gamer), and Arena (1994 RPG of the year – Computer Player).

    Oblivion will set the new standard for next generation gaming and change the way role-playing games are viewed forever,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “We set very high goals and ensure they are reached because that is what our fans deserve and have come to expect from Bethesda Softworks. We are very proud of our team’s accomplishments with respect to Oblivion.”

    Oblivion has already garnered numerous awards and an impressive collection of accolades, including being voted “RPG of Show” in 2005 by the Best of E3 Game Critics Awards. Oblivion ranks as one of the “Most Anticipated Games of 2006” according to PC Gamer, GameSpy, IGN, and Yahoo Games among many others, and has been featured on nearly thirty magazine covers worldwide.

    Oblivion is one of the most anticipated video games of 2006 and its release will be a milestone for the Xbox 360 and PC,” said Christoph Hartmann, Managing Director, 2K Games. “A shining example of next-generation role-playing, Oblivion breaks new ground in the genre with unparalleled graphics, revolutionary gameplay and an expansive RPG world.”

    Oblivion for Xbox 360 and PC, co-published by Bethesda Softworks and 2K Games, has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.

    Hurray!

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    Sunday March 5th 2006
    Camelot Again 5:52 pm-
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    I’m sorta playing Dark Age of Camelot again. I just keep coming back to it. It’s Come Back to Camelot time again. Not like me to turn down something free. So it’s the life of a mid for me this time out:

    Turkus Yurkus

    Which was something I didn’t want to do. I associate mids as those nasty bogey men under the bed in a child’s feverish imagination. I guess getting your ass handed to you as much as it seemed like we did on Bors you just start to hate those rat bastards. And it’s no coincidence that Gawain is playing it too. In fact I blame it all on him. Stealing me away from my horse.

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    Tuesday March 7th 2006
    Don’t Call Me Turk 12:58 am-
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    I just got a call. I’m at work remember. I answer with my spiel. I’m not even certain I gave them my name. It’s a habit of mine not to. The person on the phone (a female) asks: “is this Turk?” So of course that’s something that is one of my worst nightmares. Honestly. Unless I know the person that’s just not a name I’m going to answer to in the real world.

    And for fucksake I’m not going to answer to that name while I’m on the clock at the shithole. It’s cool and all that people know I’m the Hotelblues.com guy. Shit I may have even known the chick on the phone. But it just isn’t something I’m going to answer to. I like having my site. I like being known for it. I’m just not going to advertise the fact in the real world like that. Maybe I’m way to paranoid.

    For me though it’s always been important to keep the hotel and my website separated in the real world. Sure I write about the place. Yeah I hammer on the idiots I work with. I like the little anonymity that I have. The thought of guests viewing my site is something I’ve always been not to keen on. And a person calling in asking about rooms makes me think thats a potential guest. As much as my ego wants to say “fuck yeah I’m Turk” I won’t.

    So in the future I would suggest those of you who know me that call me at work asking about rooms prices to not ask me if I’m Turk ok? If you know me use my real name. Because if your looking for cheap rooms calling me Turk isn’t going to get you jack shit.

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    Spore 2:00 am-
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    Gawain mentioned this game not to long ago. The video he linked to was just the middle of Will Wright’s presentation from the GDC of 2005. I’ve been lucky enough to have been following this game since Gaming Steve first posted about it. Below is the uncut video:

    The game is called Spore. It’s one of those must haves to me. Check Gaming Steve now and then for updates on this game.

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    Friday March 10th 2006
    Waiting For Oblivion 5:00 pm-
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    Gamestop employees lives are no forfeit if I don’t receive my copy of Oblivion on time. I’m not sure I can wait another 10 days or so for this one. And I’m going to cry like a little girl if the game plays like shit on my new pc. I don’t think it will. But I’m just saying if you hear a grown man crying like a little bitch that just skinned her knee chances are it’s me and Oblivion runs like shit. Here are two huge ass landsacpes that’s been released in the last few days:

    One
    Two

    I just can’t wait to play it.

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    Thursday March 16th 2006
    Sunday Off 6:13 am-
    Comments Comments (3) Categories Bad Hotel Permalink Permalink
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    The schedule for the front desk employee’s was posted on the 11th of this month. It’s only worth mentioning for the fact that no one is scheduled to work the audit on the 19th. Now I’m not one to second guess some assholes who make more money than me. Besides what the hell a three day weekend sounds good.

    Now I figured that those fools in charge would catch this mistake. Or maybe it wasn’t a mistake. Maybe they would be switching the idiot to 3rd shift and they would be firing me. At this hotel one can never know. Three days go by. So I finally point out this to the front desk supervisor. I mention to her that I’ve made photo copies (I make copies of everything) of the schedule. I expressed my opinion that the fucking pussy that made the schedule can work audit that night no one is on.

    The next day I point it out to the lady who works audit on the weekend. She can’t believe it. I tell her to tell the sheriff if he calls me and asks me if changing the schedule is ok I will work sunday. It’s sort of my way of crossing the line in the sand and daring the sheriff to cross it. Well the guy took his anti pussy pills because tonight when I came in I was now on the schedule to work sunday.

    This all is just funny really. I have my photo copy that clearly states the schedule was printed on the 11th of march. I have a photo copy of the changed schedule that clearly states it was printed on the 15th. I’ve dared the sonuvabitch to cross the line and he did. Which it is about time. This is just a matter of acting tough to the wrong guy. He should be acting all tough on the idiot and firing the dumb bitch. I guess I’ve made it to personal at this point. He wants to try to make me back down so I’m the pussy.

    Except that won’t happen. See I’m just slightly possibly fucking crazy. At least when it comes to these matters. I left the sheriff a voice mail explaining my position on the matter. I basically told the sheriff to go fuck himself. I just didn’t use those exact words. I’m not coming in on sunday because the original schedule has me off on sunday. I don’t give a fuck who works. When I’m not there for all I care the place can burn to the ground with everyone in it.

    Friday I’m going to the HI in Rockford and will be having an interview. No bullshit. This is sounding to be the real deal. A paycut may happen. But when I make 8.75 an hour and get no raises at all I think getting 8.00 an hour is ok since I will be getting raise ever now and then. Plus it’s a real hotel not a shithole ran by a bunch of fucking morons. The end maybe coming and I’m pretty jazzed to be honest.

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