Sunday, September 12, 2021


I'm struggling to write here in the hotel with this lousy internet and lousy Surface Pro. It's an old machine (laptop) and boy it shows. 

Last night Rick and I put on a silly movie. I was not in the mood for anything deep or heavy. I saw a movie call Vacation Friends. I did not recognize anyone in the movie except John Cena. I don't know anything he's ever done other than wrestle. Wasn't he a WWE guy? I did not figure him to be so funny. But boy we found him funny in this.

I laughed so much during this movie. It is darn right stupid funny. John Cena is excellent as this guy who appears to be hapless but is far from it. The things he and his girlfriend say in this movie just made me laugh out loud. And said with such sincere straight faces. 

The woman who plays his significant other I had never seen before. She reminded me of Goldie Hawn or her daughter. She was very funny. Come to find out after the movie when we googled her that she is married to Goldie Hawn's youngest son Wyatt. Eewww.  Rick said the exact same thing about reminding him of Goldie or her daughter. When I told him who she was he said, "eww the dude is married to his mom"  Why go there Rick? However, I do get what he was trying to say. Funny silly movie and just what we needed. If you are looking for something light this is for you. It's on Hulu. And it is not for kids.

We brought our firestick to use with the hotel TV. We were hoping that would give us something to watch. And boy are we glad we did. There are not a lot of options. They do give you netflix and show time but it's been great having the shows we enjoy available. 

We watched Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu as well. Nicole Kidman is so odd in this. I am not certain she's a good or evil. But each actor is perfect in their roles. I can't wait to see how this plays out.

So there you go. My days are like Ground Hog Day. Same routine until we can get in our home. It can't come soon enough. I bitched my home was so damn small but let me tell you being in 500sq ft for a month will make this seem huge!

Here are some things I'm missing living in 500sq ft -
  • A 2nd bathroom! This is by far the big one for us.
  • I miss a bedroom door. 2 large TV's and no doors. If I wish to come into the bedroom the TV in the "living room" is even louder back in the bedroom for some reason. Why no bedroom door? None on the closet either. Weird. It's new, it's modern and it is great for the most part. I am thankful.
  • I miss non hotel TV channels. Hell even a comedy central channel would be nice. Lots of sports channels and I only like baseball and none of them carry baseball so those 8 channels are not something we'd ever watch.
  • God I miss my remote control so I can rewind live TV to hear what the hell they said or to pause live TV. I've had that feature for 21 yrs so I can't tell you how many times Rick or I have tried to FF or ReWind. It's rather funny.
  • I miss a big bowl in the kitchen. Boy would this be helpful. They give you a kitchen and 3 forks and no bowls except very shallow soup bowls. Weird. I'd buy one but then I have more shit I don't need or I could leave it here. I may just get a cheap one at Wal-Mart and leave it for the next poor sap.
  • Oh how I miss my pillow. 
  • I miss my bed. This bed is way too soft. And neither of us like our old bed but this is way too soft and we wake with low back pain. Last night I got up and went to the sofa. Not exactly comfortable but this bed was causing me grief.
So there ya have it. Life is moving slowly at the hotel. We are a bit bored and want our stuff and to be settled. 

Well I'm going to try to see if there is something on 60 minutes that is not 9/11 related. 


Mike said...

HA! 60 minutes was all 9/11 wasn't it? How many more days? Can you get into your new house early?

Abby said...

Wait, you have ONE bathroom? We have 1.5 for the two of us, and it sometimes doesn't seem enough - HA!
Soft mattresses are my nemesis. We went to the mountains for three nights, and my upper back and neck was all out of whack.
I'm starting to think that Nicole Kidman/ Masha is evil, but means well. And yes, she's excellent in the show!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Mike, correct so went to showtime. Nope to getting in early.

Abby,the temp housing is only 500 sq ft. Not much room for 2 baths sadly. It's been difficult with my tummy issues.and how your neck and back felt is how I'm feeling. I think sleeping on concrete would be better.

WD-40 said...

Sorry for your inconvenience and discomfort. Doors take up room and cost money - and builders tend to economize on each (because "room" costs money). That said, when I lived in Florida, I took my bathroom door off and stored it in the walk-in closet. Living alone, and being a private bath, I had no need of it. It just got in my way!

Arkansas Patti said...

You have a point. Five hundred square feet will make your new home that you worried about being small, like a palace. This is a great transition home.
I think I would use pause the most. Potty break or phone calls are no problem.
So sorry you can't watch ball games. That would hurt me too. Right now my team is one up from basement--sound familiar? Sadly we aren't quite bad enough for getting the first round draft pick. Sigh.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

WD, I get it if living alone. I am not close to living alone!

Patti, yep from 2200 sq ft, to 500 to 1336. Makes 1300 actual luxury😁
Orioles have last place locked up. We're close enough. No October baseball for either of us. But I did watch Jeter get in HOF and that's something.

Julie H said...

I just started watching some stuff on HULU and man there are so many commercials.

I hate having only one bathroom it really does suck.

Unknown said...

Julie, you can get hulu without commercials for $1.00 more a month.

Cruisin Paul said...

Wait a minute Peg. You mean that for you & Rick there is only one bathroom. That should be enough until Rick gets into the bathroom. LOL
I miss my pillow also Peg. I had one of those water pillows and I loved it until it ripped and there was water all over the bed. Now I have a pillow that bothers me every night. Good luck my friend.

Cruisin Paul

Barbara said...

I've been watching Nine Perfect Strangers too. It is very unusual. There is nothing on that really interests me but I think that is because I have all the time in the world to watch tv. It's different when you don't have time to watch and everything looks good.

Mr. Shife said...

Hang in there, Peg. You are getting closer and closer every day. Mrs. Shife and I need to watch something silly so I am going to take up your recommendation and make it a date night with my lovely wife. Take care.

RO said...

It amazes me that so many people don't realize the magic properties of the firestick(lol) As you know, I'm a serious movie/tv person, so I find lots of stuff to watch there. Like you, I saw Vacation Friends with Jon Cena and loved it. He's been in quite a few movies lately and even though he pops up over on WWE once a year, his millions guarantee him a comfortable time for the rest of his life. Everyone adores Nine Perfect Strangers! Except for Nicole Kidman's wig or hair(lol) in the show. The mystery really grabs your attention. Next week all of my shows on are slowly coming back, like The Good Doctor, 911, Law and Order and lots more. Popcorn anyone?!(lol) I hope you're doing well, and sending lots of hugs, RO

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Ro, I have never watched an episode of any of those shows.hard to believe huh?
Yeah, I heard something about the wig/hair thing. I don't get the uproar. I never read the book so I don't know how this last episode plays out. It's only 1 season so this is the end. I can see it becoming very black.

RetirementCoffeeShop said...

My wife and I watched Vacation Friends also, very funny! We have also enjoyed "Only Murders in the Building" with Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Just started murders in the building. Only on episode 3 though. I keep falling asleep. 😴