This is especially weird. I got my TV back after the storm in Dallas passed and as I was flipping through the channels I saw an old classic, Conan! I don’t know which movie it is, I think its the one after the original but the fact that its on HBO Family is just weird. Oh well….
I’m still here in Dallas, I’m not going home until tomorrow and I’m going to wake up super early to try and get on the 5:35PM flight home to Ft. Lauderdale since I’m booked on the 6:40PM flight. It’s only an hour difference but at least I’ll be back a bit earlier.
Anyway, there is a huge hail storm in Dallas this evening. It’s all over the news and everything and the Weather Underground site shows this huge swath of purple (thats a bad thing) on the radar map. I can even hear the hail hitting the windows of my hotel room which is pretty neat. To the south, the hail is supposed to be the size of golf balls which is pretty impressive in my book. I don’t think I’ll see any come this way and if I do it’ll probably be because it smashed my windows in or something.
Unfortunately,the storm killed my TV so I have nothing to watch right now. The free internet that I’m borrowing from some fool that didn’t secure his network is super slow so I can’t even watch stuff online right now either. I am downloading a new IM client thats supposed to be super slick. If its slick enough, it might have a home on my computer in my office. I’m going to test it on my work computer and see how things go.
Anyway, hopefully the storm passes quickly and my cable is restored. I’m getting kinda bored just sitting here with nothing to listen to or watch……
OK I forgot one more reason why I’ve got a hate on for Marriott right now. I have no access to Comedy Central. This is very a very important channel for me to have. They have Futurama, Lil Bush, and most important of all, SOUTH PARK!! I’m hoping that they have it in Memphis when I get there. If they don’t I’ll be mighty disappointed.
I’m in Dallas this week meeting with my boss to get some back ground information on my new client. I’m staying at the Marriott Las Colinas, one of the newer Marriott properties around this area I guess, at least thats what the website tells me. I have Silver status with Marriott which is pretty easy to get but it nets you next to nothing. Anyway, I’m at a regular Marriott while I’m here, not one of the Courtyard Marriott’s but so far I have the impression that you get so much more at the lower level Marriotts tthan you do at a regular one.
For example….. at this particular Marriott, I don’t get free internet (pah the gall!), no free breakfast (I have Diamond status at Hilton so I used to having that), and no free waters (boo!!). Also the towels feel like sand paper against my skin, bleh!!!! These reasons alone make me hate going to Marriott’s. I have been assured that at my client site in Memphis, I’ll at least get my free breakfast which is what I miss the most and that the property is brand new and the staff will take care of me because there are so many people from my company staying there. I may get Platinum status but thats little consolation considering Hilton’s give me more perks (like double points,my waters, and free breakfast).
Oh well, I only have to suck it up for about six weeks unless I’m extended which may be likely,but who knows! Maybe I’ll be lucky and they’ll build a Hilton right next to the Marriott.