Saturday, March 8, 2008

I know what Mary and Joseph went through

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Well...I'm not actually having a baby Jesus and wandering around in December, but I did spend most of today/tonight searching online for a hotel in Melbourne (I get there on Tuesday for a week). It seems that they are hosting this "little" event there next weekend called "The Grand Prix" and every hotel (regular/budget/crack house) appears to be full.

I have two possible options, but neither of them has a bathroom/shower inside the room (it's shared down the hall...but can be locked when you're silkwood-scrubbing your naughty bits and nether-regions). This is not an uncommon thing, especially in backpacker or budget hotels...many people actually are used to it. Although, I'd prefer a room with a bathroom inside...I may just have to suck it up and deal with it.

With my luck, I'll be sharing it with a group of people who are in town to compete in the "Grand Prix Beef Burrito and Cabbage Eating Contest".

It better have GREAT ventilation...

3 comments:

jthoskins said...

Take the room for rent, Ken. Seriously, it will enrich your experience... time to get out of oh-so-safe tourist mode and wade into the people. Sharing a bathroom with the lesser caste of Melbourne will allow you to really reach out and touch them... down under.

Vampire Hours said...

This coming from a man who alphabetizes his skin care products and sprays Purell on the toilet seat in his own bathroom. But, I appreciate you encouraging me to mix with the lesser caste. Remember, if I catch anything while I'm over here, it's all being brought back to your house in a few weeks....

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