Thursday, September 4, 2008



The Democratic National Convention may be over, but you wouldn't know it from the continued hoopla here in Denver, where I arrived yesterday for a home entertainment trade show.  From the moment I checked-in to my hotel, the Hyatt Regency, I felt like I was walking in the shadow of Barak Obama.  Everywhere you look -- from the coffee shop to the hotel lobby -- you are surrounded by Barak Obama merchandise for sale.  I couldn't resist asking the Nice Lady at the hotel's "Altitude Restaurant" for a little inside information:

Me:  What's with all the Barak Obama merchandise?  Did he stay here during the Convention?

Nice Lady:  No.  He stayed at the Westin ...

Me:  Oh, I guess you just really, really like him.  How about Hilary ... did she stay here?

Nice Lady:  No.  She stayed at the Ritz-Carlton.

Me:  You can't win them all.

Nice Lady (whispers):  They did come here for Breakfast.  They ate upstairs.

Me:  Really?  What did they order?

Nice Lady:  I don't know.

Me:  Let me guess ... "Perfect Oatmeal?"

Nice Lady:  I don't know!

Me:  Apple Fritters?

Nice Lady:  I don't know!

Me:  I give up, then.  Good luck with the Obama T-Shirt sales!

Nice Lady:  Would you like to be seated?

Me:  No, thanks ... I've already had room service.


bhbner2him said...

I think I like your sense of humor!  - BArbara

cathyston said...

Darn, Marty, we were in Denver today!  The burning building on the news last week is ours!  We could have met for coffee before viewing the mamage, if we had only known your plans.  Now we're back in Vail, but we'll be on 7th and Montana on Monday AM.  See you and the cast of characters next week!

garnett109 said...

I think Nixon ate there one time

mpnaz58 said...

President Clinton visited Tucson, oh, a while ago...the restaurant has pics of him all over, and the table he sat at is a VIP table you have to reserve.  They even have a Clinton plate...with ALOT OF FOOD!!  ...and its a tiny hole in the wall place!  Guess if its good enough for Bill, should be good enough for the rest of us folks!
xoxo ~Myra

gazker said...

Anyone used that perfect oatmeal as a face pack yet? I need to know if it's anygood.
Gaz ;-)