2.23.2009

Nothing but the best for us

For our accommodations during the Vegas trip, I picked a little motel within walking distance of the Strip. It had really good traveler reviews on TripAdvisor so I figured we wouldn't get killed too badly there. I would have liked a more extensive breakfast. GH would have preferred not to have heard these things in the night:

a baby being smothered
a hooker with her client
a man screaming loudly
cars being stolen (he fully expected us to no longer have a car in the morning, but yay, we still did!)

I slept soundly during all of this. After our second night, I asked him what I missed.

"Oh, nothing much, just a casino burning down." Apparently there were a lot of sirens in the night. He expected to look out the window that morning and see a scene out of Terminator where the whole city has been razed by Skynet with the dark red sky and the smoke and the big sniper machines picking off the scrambling survivors. Also there was a guy yelling crazily around 5am, probably about to shoot someone. And I appeared to be having a nightmare and yelled in my sleep.

(Note: I think that maybe when GH wakes up in the night he assumes the worst. Maybe.)

8 comments:

Jenny said... [reply]

So which side of the bed does the intruder-alert bat hide under?
:)

goddessdivine said... [reply]

Dude, how do you sleep through all that?

Lady Steed said... [reply]

Thanks for the laugh! This reminds me of Theric and I, but in reverse. He can sleep through most anything while I awaken at any out of the ordinary noise. I then immediately assume it is an intruder coming to murder us in our beds. Glad you got out of Vegas alive.

Brinestone said... [reply]

How did he know that's what was going on?

Roxie said... [reply]

I went on vacation once, and walking down the hallway at the hotel one afternoon (imagine 2pm or so), and it was very clear that there were two people behind one of the doors who were doing some serious testing of the mattress springs. I stood there in the hall incredulous at what I was hearing. I had to start walking soon though because I was going to laugh so loud they'd hear me in a moment.

And it wasn't even Vegas!

Nemesis said... [reply]

We don't have one of those yet. Half the time he thinks I'm the intruder if I come home during the day while he's asleep.

Goddessdivine, I do not even know. Here's hoping this means I will be able to sleep through crying children one day and GH will be the one getting up to get them. (Start visualizing success!)

"OH! Mr. Bennett! Are we to be MURDERED in our BEDS!?" Good times . . .

Brinestone, I think he heard the sounds (crying babies who stop abruptly, car alarms going off, women making, um, sounds . . .) and then his brain assigned the absolute scariest interpretation for each one.

Roxie, knowing how thin the walls apparently were in our room made me EXTRA careful in, you know, that way.

Mrs. Hass-Bark said... [reply]

As a missionary, I once slept through the neighbors being carted off to jail in the night. Of COURSE we were doing splits with the mission president's daughters and of COURSE everyone in the apartment (5 other people) were talking loudly, there were sirens and yelling. And all the while I slept, blissfully unaware.

Mr. H-B sleeps through everything--once he's asleep. I, on the other hand, wake up whenever he rolls over, despite owning a bed that purportedly allows you to drop a bowling ball on one side while balancing full glasses of red wine on the other side.

lilcis said... [reply]

I'm so sorry! Here I knew you were going to Vegas and didn't even think to share some insider tips with you!

For instance:

Stay at the Golden Nugget. Book it through the "name your price" method you can get a great deal. It's the only 4-star in the area so if you make that your criteria you don't have to worry about booking a crappy hotel by mistake. You should be able to get it for less than $60/night.

Speed The Ride at Nascar Cafe - if you ride it after 11pm you get unlimited rides (I think for half off too!)

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