My bandmate and I checked into Lubbock, whipped after SXSW and hoping to see the Buddy Holly Museum on our way back to Colorado, but ladies and gentlemen, the BH Museum is CLOSED on MONDAYS. We saw his burial plot instead, which is close by, and paid our respects. But I digress.
We slept in a room by the far left corner, by the ice machines and whatnot, and experienced no problems with any ice-coveting ne'er-do-wells. I suppose in some more unsavory places, you can expect the constant noise of people and the clacking of their ice if you're unlucky enough to sleep near the machine. Not here. No ma'am. We entered our non-smoking double-bedder and noted that the toilet, sink, closet, and shower are all beyond the same door (no biggie) and that there was a funny iron-shaped burn on the carpet, which might bother some of you with domestic leanings. When ironing carpet, you must remember to apply steam and keep it moving, but not all our mothers taught us the same.
I noted the welcome plumpness of our pillows and even remarked upon it out loud to my compatriot. The television worked great and we took in that new Sarah Palin flick with Julianne Moore. One of us took a bath and everything went according to plan--- no sharks, no soap scum, water hot and inviting as a bowl of bouillon. The room temperature was exquisitely unremarkable, and the Texas thunderstorm that raged outside was beat the pants off any soundscape clock, Brookstone or otherwise. The beds themselves were like little tombstone slabs but I like my sleeping surface buttery soft or bust, so take from that what you may.
In the morning, again with the Texas-shaped waffles. Who gets tired of that? I don't! Actually I didn't bother eating one because I saw the wheat bread and the tray of sausages. I took about five and a few dollops of Tapatio (nice) and was all set to tuck in, but my, were they hard. Burnt like hell on the inside and running with grease. But folks, I've dined with everyone from astronauts to taxidermists, in yurts and in bou-langeries, and I can tell you that if you expect your free motel breakfasts to taste like the end of a golden teat from heaven, you're sore out of luck.
There was a free paper and a TV to look at in the breakfast room, as well as a business center with a stamp dispenser I (foolishly) took no stock in. The checkout was brief, and as they say, brevity is the soul of wit. As long as you're only checking into this motel to sleep as well as those other three S's, you'll be satisfied.
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