Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Because I was bored tonight....

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

Your Taurus Drinking Style

You prefer to drink at a leisurely pace, aiming for a mellow glow rather than a full on zonk.
When you're truly intoxicated, you are a one-person stampede...
A bull-in-a-china-shop inebriate who spills red wine on white carpets and tells fart jokes to employers.

Your preference for wining and dining (or Bud and buddies) to body shots and barfing is quite fortunate for the rest of the world
This is not to say that you are by any means a teetotaler -- god, no.
You will get, er, gregarious (full of loudmouth soup, some would say) and are extremely amusing to drag to a karaoke bar when intoxicated.
Your Signature Cocktails
Early-to-bed Taureans need a picker-upper -- try a Red Bull and vodka. You likely have a leviathan sweet tooth and are fond of drinks with names that sound like dessert (50-50 bar, mudslide). Sweetly caffeinated drinks, like Irish coffee or white Russians, are ideal. A little more macho? Then go for something unpretentious, like a Jack and Coke or whiskey sour.
Your Celebrity Drinking Buddies
Billy Joel, Kelly Clarkson, Jerry Seinfeld, Uma Thurman, Renee Zellweger, Carmen Electra, Dennis Rodman, and The Rock.

You Are 40% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

Not a big surprise here

Monday, August 29, 2005

Is there a draft in here?

Yesterday afternoon football season officially started. This was marked by the 1st MIC Fantasy Football draft. We had representation from the Patriots, Vikings, Steelers, Broncos, and even a Bears fan. Yes Virginia, there is a Bears fan. I was planning on posting the draft results last night, but due to consuming mass quantities of Miller Lite followed by a trip to Uncle Julios, when I got home I just passed out.

Draft results real soon....

Thursday, August 25, 2005

At Least I'm Not A Hab

Take the Which NHL Star Are You? Quiz

Sunday, August 21, 2005

MIB 3?

So I was minding my own business just trying to decide whether or not to play fantasy hockey this year and came across quite a sight. It seems that 20th Century Fox is planning a November 18th release for Walk the Line. It's a movie about the life of one Johnny Cash. I guess it's just another chance to cash in on the life of a dead artist. I'll probably end up seeing it and most likely hating it, but I'm sure there will be others that feel a lot stronger about this than me.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Can Quarterbacks Join AARP?

So I was watching the 2nd quarter of the Patriots preseason game against the Saints when in strolled Doug Flutie. Being from New England, I am required to love Flutie just as it is necessary to have a hatred of the Yankees and Canadiens. Now Mr. Flutie is to put it nicely, a bit older than your average backup QB. The stat that opened my eyes was that when Dougie threw the Hail Mary of all Hail Marys against Miami, our current #3 QB was sitting in diapers at the ripe ol' age of 2.

And yes, I'll admit it. I have an empty box of Flutie Flakes displayed proudly at Chez Bosco. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Not that I'm complaining about the cake from my wedding, but why couldn't have this been offered as part of the package?

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

5 Diamonds Are A Hotel's Best Friend

I can hold off on my dreams of handing out inner tubes at the Peninsula Hotel's waterslide park at Water Tower Place. It seems the big meeting was simply to announce that we had received a 5 diamond rating from AAA for 2006. Of course, the ironic thing is that if we are indeed sold by the end of the year it is all for naught.

We were given a little cham-pag-nah to toast our "achievement" and go back to work slightly buzzed. Speaking of work...time for Bosco to bail. It's play time!!!

Uh Oh....

I was just informed of an "all hands" meeting for this afternoon. Could it be the official word about the beloved Ritz being sold? Time will only tell...

Nobody seems to believe my theory that we are being purchased by the Peninsula to be converted into a waterslide park.

Friday, August 12, 2005

5 Letters, A Type of Chocolate Sauce

I just love the life of not having my own office. I just had the distinct honor of listening to a co-worker of mine(who is about 5 years older than the Earth itself) have a 15 minute conversation with someone about the crossword puzzle in today's Tribune. Hearing her ask "what did you get for 13 across?" Just flashed me back to those high school days of doing math homework over the phone. I think I'm ready to call it a weekend and spend some quality time with my good friends Mr. Johnny Walker and Samuel Adams.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Shall we start the bidding at say, 300 million?

And so the bidding shall begin. Next week the bidding will open for a lovely piece of property downtown. There looks to be 16 different companies bidding on us, but the smart money has got to be with the Ritz-Carlton. Their name is already on the building and they are itching to get a piece of the Chicago market. My sources tell me that everything can be signed, sealed and delivered by the end of November.

My choices:

a. Find a new job in Chicago
b. Find a position elsewhere in the company and have to move
c. Wait and see who buys us and try to get hired by the new company

I'm leaning towards option c, but always keeping my eyes open with options a & b. I like it here and don't really want to move. If I'm lucky maybe something will simply open up for me across the street at the other hotel. Where's a crystal ball when you need one?

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I Love Stupid People

As if I needed a reason to think Yankee fans are morons, I get this little tidbit from last night's game against the Other Sox. Some people will do anything to get on Sportscenter.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Our Scrubs Are Better Than Your Scrubs!

The Bears had their first pre-season game last night. They used to call them exhibitions, but then the NFL owners realized that they could change them to "pre-season" and force the season ticketholders to fork over money for 2 more games per year. I understand the need to get the players out on the field and work out the kinks, but every year it seems like some high profile player needlessly goes down. Usually it's right after my draft and I scramble to find a replacement.

There are a couple people are work that are excited about the Bears "victory". Maybe I'm cynical because lately the victories have been piling up for the Pats, but all last night's game showed was that the Bears have better 5th string players than the Dolphins. At least it means that we are less than a month away from the first game that counts on September 8th.

P.S. Welcome home to the crew of the Discovery.

Monday, August 08, 2005

He's baaaack

When we last left the story, Todd Bertuzzi was seen sucker punching Steve Moore and breaking his neck. He was suspended for the remainder of the season and playoffs and reinstated today. I don't know if there will be any takers for his "services" but Jeremy Jacobs could always use a bodyguard.

Well, hairspray is expensive

Can somebody please verify that it is truly 2005 and not 1987 right now? I was doing some work for a change and going through some stuff that we had charged a certain guest for over the weekend. I came across a charge of $825 for Motley Crue tickets. I figured it had to be a mistake, but that was wishful thinking. Yup, someone is paying $225 per ticket to see the same stuff that they could very easily see done by Hairbanger's Ball at Joes for 10 bucks. I guess having too much money can make you crazy.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

It's dead, Jim

Well, I've figured it was bound to happen, but it looks like The Chapelle Show is officially dead. They have filmed a lot of the skits, so hopefully they will find their way on to DVD. My Netflix queue awaits.

E.T. Phone Home

Last night I got to the chance to see a classic on the big screen. This week's installment of Chicago's Outdoor Film Festival featured ET. I've seen the movie quite a few times, but the last time I saw it on a big screen was around the same time I would have been sneaking either a Rubik's Cube or Mattel's Electronic Football into Mr. Smith's class at the Raymond School.

The movie was just as good as I remember it, but what was really funny was the crowd reaction to the flying bicycles. You would think that Barry Bonds was taking the plate in an attempt to unseat Hank Aaron as the all time HR champion with all the flashbulbs that were going off. I guess these people really wanted a picture of the bikes against the moon. It kind of reminded me of probably the lamest ride at Universal Studios and also Professor Frink flying in his invention making the comment "If I stop pedaling I'll die, but it still beats US Air.
Next up for me in the movies outside is maybe The Hustler, but definitely Star Wars in a couple weeks.

Monday, August 01, 2005

99 Bottles of Scotch on the Wall, 98 Bottles of Vodka

Yes...it's that time of the month again. I do so dread the first of every month. That's the day I get to count all the alcohol in the hotel without getting the chance to sample a single drop.

Just a little sample...Please??????