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I'm Not Sleeping in My Car

Believe it or not, I have slept in my car on previous book tours, but it's not really an option anymore. John would give me the boot if I tried it now and losing him isn't worth the $60. That said, it would've been safer to sleep in my car last night than it was to stay at the hotel I reserved on Expedia. When I got to the Budget Host Town Center Hotel, a drugged out hooker was chasing after a car, and then walking in my direction, her hands blaring birds at me like some wannabe rebel teenager trying to act cool.

I left and drove around for an hour before ponying up for a Best Western. Decidedly the most expensive night I've had on a tour before ($62), but I aint getting any younger so it feels kinda like the new standard. Which leads me to the two companies I want to be a spokesperson for:

AVIS saved me. I was already researching Greyhound and calculating how much I should offer a craigslist ride share to take me from Cinci to Indianapolis when Sandy at the CVG Avis told me they take debit cards. I can't even begin to tell you how grouchy I would've been if I didn't have this rental car. Now, my black Toyotal Corrola feels like a limo.

BEST WESTERN rules. Their new slogan should be, "We take care of you." I'm serious when I tell you that in previous tours, Motel Six was the splurge and I was always driving around the outskirts of town looking for the cheap indie. But for $15 more you can get a newer room, FREE WiFi (or high speed internet), a frige, FREE cheapie breakfast (but don't knock the fresh fruit and cereal), a treadmill and excercise bike, and a hair dryer and coffee maker in the room.

I seriously need to talk to both of these companies, so if you have contacts, bring 'em here.

OK, back to work on my FREE WiFi. Not that I didn't just buy Boingo for the tour, too.

Current: Cincinnati, OH for "Girls Night Out!" at Joseph-Beths -- Oct 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Next after that: Indianapolis, IN -- Oct 6
The tour schedule....


At 10/05/2005 10:53:00 AM, Blogger Dusty said...

Ooooh... life sure seems very hectic but fun for you. Glad you had a blast in London. Ok, cyber break for me is over - back I go to my thick tax books - dusty

At 10/05/2005 01:32:00 PM, Anonymous Susan said...



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