Random haiku

sitting here alone

waiting for my bff

writing a haiku

Cavs won their last game

Indians won their last game

Good day in Cleveland

Georgia here we come

My bff, friends and me

sun and sand and us

Haikus not easy

to write with beauty

practice makes perfect?

Good Day Sunshine (My ass)

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Good Day Sunshine

Good day sunshine, (Oh, yeah, where are you?)

Good day sunshine, (It’s effing snowing here today!)

Good day sunshine. (I haven’t seen you in Cleveland in months!)

I need to laugh, and when the sun is out (for those 60 days a year)

I’ve got something I can laugh about, (Such as why do I live in Ohio?)

I feel good, in a special way. (that first day in June you show up)

I’m in love and it’s a sunny day. (in Georgia!)

Hello, Goodbye

Today is the day my dad’s car becomes my car. My father died almost two years ago and I bought out the car from my brother (my other two brothers gave me the car, but that’s another story.) In Ohio I can reregister the car twice in my father’s name, which I did last year. Now, it’s time to switch it over.

I have all the paperwork needed. I have had it for over a month. Today is the last day. I have to switch it over today. I am going to stop calling it “Dad’s car” once I have the title and plates in my own name. Both my father and I are/were amateur radio operators and have/had our call signs on our license plates. Each call sign is unique to the holder of that radio license.  My father’s car basically had his name on the plates. Now they will have my call sign.

It feels both like a small hello and a small goodbye.

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Customer Service

I got a letter in the mail yesterday from a hotel where I had a reservation last weekend. Some friends and I went downtown to see a play version of “Dirty Dancing”, go to dinner and stay overnight downtown with our three out of town guests.

After trouble finding parking for the hotel, whose lot was full, we were told the hotel was overbooked and we couldn’t stay there. They had, however, gotten us accommodations, at their expense, at a sister hotel downtown.

We waited for our luggage to be brought back to us and traveled a few blocks to the other hotel. There was valet parking only, which we did not have to pay for either, having paid for parking at a lot earlier for the other hotel. The hotel looked very new and we were starting to feel a little better about being inconvenienced, even though we were getting the night’s stay free.

We checked in and asked if we could be upgraded to a suite; we would pay the difference in price. We were upgraded at no cost and given a late check out time. This hotel was less than one year old and our upgraded suite was very large and very nice.  The only real downside to the new hotel was that it does not have a pool.

After a very nice evening with friends at a nice hotel, we checked out the next afternoon. The whole experience cost the 5 of us $12 for using the wifi at the hotel. (I had never heard of being charged for wifi, but who knows). We were very pleased with how well we were treated and how the overbooking was handled.

Now, back to that letter. The letter received from the Renaissance Hotel downtown Cleveland, offers a free overnight stay at the hotel to make up for our inconvenience.

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I really appreciate the customer service received. I know it’s a high priced hotel, but the lengths the hotel went to be sure we are satisfied customers was impressive.

I’m looking forward to staying there for my husband’s birthday next month.

Let’s all take a snooze

Today in the US it is National Napping Day. Sunday morning at 2 a.m. some of us moved our clocks ahead an hour to begin Daylight Saving Time. Some cities have chosen not to use DST and leave their clocks alone. DST causes the mornings to be darker and the evenings to be longer. It also causes some people to feel groggy for a day or two with the loss of that hour of sleep.

To help counter this feeling, National Napping Day was born. Started in 1999 this holiday encourages people to take a nap to catch up on their lost sleep.

For us nappers every day is Napping Day. We understand the beauty of refreshing our minds and bodies during our day. Some of us nap during lunch or dinner break. Others nap as soon as we come home from work. Some of us at home during the day nap at different parts of our day.

So, in honor of National Napping Day, I hope everyone gets to enjoy the benefits of a simple nap. Whether your nap is 30 minutes or 3 hours, you won’t regret it.

Happy Nappy as I like to say to my best friend who is also a napper.

Happy Napping Day!