Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A LACK OF GINGERBREEDING ... ?

It was a case of "Nibble, Nibble at my House" this morning at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose as I stumbled across a genuine, life-sized Gingerbread House ... and nibbled at it. How I missed it when I checked-in last night is beyond me -- perhaps it had something to do with the fact that it was 1:00 a.m. -- but this morning I literally walked right into it. Indeed, the hotel encourages you to walk right into the one-room cottage and explore. "This Gingerbread House was built by our Engineering Department and hand-decorated by our Pastry Chef," reads a sign by the door. Something tells me the Engineer didn't exactly expect guests to break off shingles and eat them, but I did sample a tiny piece from below one of the window sills. It was as dry as sawdust. No evil witches emerged, but the Concierge didn't look happy ...!

8 comments:

Paula said...

I hate gingerbread but the houses are really neat. Nice picture of you.

Joann said...

Great pic!! Fun house!! Bet it tasted good!! LOL!!

Kattytrick said...

So does this make you our Gingerbread-man this season? Great picture bye the way!...Kit

Indigo said...

Interesting to have something like that in the middle of the hotel. I wonder how they keep kids from eating there way through it(winks). This is a great picture of you. (Hugs)Indigo

garnett109 said...

what no house of fritters

Webster said...

"It was as dry as sawdust."
Really, Marty, what did you expect?

Myra said...

Very cool! Hey, you sure look suave and debonair standing there!! What would happen if every patron took a nibble??

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I bet a termite would find it to be a veritable feast :o)