Tuesday Favorites...Hotel Chain and Airlines

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  1. bradgator2

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    Ha. Sounds like my morning after our 08 Oklahoma game. We had tickets on Row 1, 50 yard line directly behind the Oklahoma bench. That level of the stadium is like being in a different world with private bars, private shiitters, and private hookers. We consumed an incredible amount of beer during the game (and prior), stayed for all the post game celebrations, and finally stumbled into our room around 3 am. Alarm goes off at 4 am because I have a 5:30 FLL to Jax flight because I had to be at work at 7am. I didn’t puke, but that was the most nauseated I have ever been. I held the barf bag to my face the entire time, was whiter than a ghost, and probably sweated out several gallons of beer on that 45 minute flight. And still got to work on time. Sure, I looked and smelled like a drunk, homeless bum. But that game was worth it.
     
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      Ok, finally a subject I can get behind. I don’t think mine compares to GB25 or Brad’s, but here’s a flight/puke story for you.

      I was doing a road show for a PE deal I was heading up back in 2004. Being that I was already in NYC, I was asked to attend the RNC of 2004 there, to develop some contacts and prospective investors that were in attendance. Basically, I was asked to palm-press, eat and drink heavily for five straight days. Anyway, I did. The last night before heading back to Florida, I had to escape the madness and had a quiet—and what turned out to be a regrettable—dinner of heavy veal Milanese, pasta and wine. I was in such bad shape, I blew off tickets to a Yankee game and bumped my flight up to early the next morning. Once on the plane, and still nursing a residual hangover of the previous week, I could see it wasn’t going to go well. But it was early and I was hopeful I’d get an empty row so I could lay down and not feel stuffy. Instead, I got the row with this old woman who was given the window, and because I got the exception made to get on, was sandwiched between her and the aisle. I still may have been ok. But at the risk of offending anyone here, old Jewish women have some of the most disgusting habits ever. As I’m sitting there trying to keep it together, she reaches into her purse and pulls out this soft cheese, nuts and crackers wrapped in Saran wrap. The smell, the look, and the sound of her eating was too much. Just as we’re beginning to taxi, I grab the bag and concede. The guy next to me looks on in horror as he’s looking at sitting next to this for the next 2.5 hours. So he asks to move last minute, which they grant. But some guy near the back obviously didn’t know his motives and asked if he could swap as well. They allowed his move just as we go full seatbelt check. I have no idea what he was escaping, but his face was elation when he sat down. Then wave two came almost the second his seatbelt snapped. I’ll never forget his facial change as he realized what he walked into. I went through two bags, which for whatever reason could only be disposed of by the passenger themselves(some rule), so I had to wait about 15 minutes until we were fully up in the air. In the meantime, the smell, which was almost like pure fried veal and alcohol was so intense that the cabin began to fill with it and others gave in as a result. I couldn’t see, but random puking ensued all over the plane. The death stare I got from the flight attendants was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.
       
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        Musselman lost the team and there was some interior issues with the guys. This was a team that should have made a deep run, I’m talking Nevada. Apparently there was some banging of other players girlfriends king of stuff.

        That said, if I was you, My wife wouldn’t be happy, at all.
         
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          Fukkin rookies... a man's gotta know when to pull the trigger
           
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            Favorite Domestic Airline...Southwest
            International...Qantas or Virgin

            Worst Airline...tie Delta & American

            Favorite Hotel...Hilton Network

            Worst Hotel...Super 8
             
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            I was told that if I became ill again that I would be left in Texas or Nevada. It's a funny story now
            we can all laugh at, but yeah at the time it didn't get over very well as you might expect. The Amarillo
            airport I think from what I recall is about six gates. Nothing like ATL, Dallas etc. After taking down
            plenty of water I was able to enjoy an IPA while watching Duke win a nailbiter against UCF to move on.
             
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              I haven’t puked off booze since 2001...****ing amateurs
               
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                ‘88 for me...on my 21st birthday. I agree they’re vaginas.
                 
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                  "amateurs"... "vaginas"... i'd pay good money to watch you guys do ONE sitting with a group of real vodka drinkers. The first time is always the funny one.
                   
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                    A good friend of mine married a Polish girl. They got married over there while waiting for her clearance. He told me when mapping out the wedding reception, they expected 60 guests, which according to the planner, would require 120 bottles of vodka. Apparently Polish weddings go on for almost a full two days, and the bride and groom are supposed to go around and do a shot with every table. But the entire amount, 2 bottles per person, was consumed. That's incredible.

                    As for the amateur/vagina talk, I think the variable that needs adjusting here is the idea of "year". Things would be largely skewed by your age in said year. So not only do I enjoy my story above, I was just shy of 25 at the time. I'm ok with admitting that I was a lunatic at that point in my life and over did it many times to the point of throwing up. For multiple reasons, that account in your mid-40s wouldn't be nearly as good.
                     
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                      I have not been drunk since 1988

                      I have not been stoned since 1984
                       
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                        Yeah, your Polish story is spot on in all those countries. What compounds it is when you are outside of cities and it is no longer bottles of vodka, it's bottles of blue flame "village vodka"/spirits. Huge jugs of them on all the table. I was warned on that one and heeded the warning! For the start of "Day Two," the wedding party then goes around the village and stops at every home where there is a guest from the wedding and you do a shot.

                        Even for a non-wedding, a big "session" will usually start on a friday afternoon and just kind of go around the clock for two days with people coming and going and you just kind of eat and nap the whole entire time. A proper one always includes the grilling of shashlik.
                         
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                          Good job? Seriously, if that's your choice, good job.
                           
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                          Even more impressive, he was born in ‘79.
                           
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                            Yes my choice and I was never an alcoholic.

                            I drink less than 6 oz. Of alcohol per year.

                            I have no issue with people drinking or doing drugs but I can't stand a drunk, stoner or addict

                            And I have a child with a substance abuse issues.
                             
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                              Vodka is for gals that can’t handle whiskey.
                               
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                                I need some international friends. Americans are boring. :lol:
                                 
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                                  Try Cajun country...oh never mind this is kinda foreign.
                                   
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                                    I think you just admitted that polish potato vodka is the best.
                                     
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                                      Sorry to hear of your kid with a substance abuse issue.

                                      Like you, I was never an alcoholic. I was also never an addict. But then, one would have to actually try alcohol or drugs before one could become addicted to them. I'll be 57 next month and have never tried either. ;)
                                       
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