August 9th, 2007
|11:39 am - Highly Specialized Accolades Dept.|
"We boast the largest hotel atrium in West Texas."
Obviously you weren't there for the West Texas Atri-ocity. Those were troubled times, they were. So many hotels. Such rampant atrium expansion. So many lives, lost to the madness. Troubled times, indeed. To come away from those terrible days as the holder of the largest atrium is truly an accomplishment worthy of recognition.
I remember reading the DRAMA IN REAL LIFE account in Reader's Digest after it happened. Reader's Digest was the place where I got all my disaster news, months after it happened.
Except for the time they wrote a DRAMA IN REAL LIFE story of the guy in my town who was stung mercilessly by a swarm of bees and managed to drive himself 12 miles down the mountain to town for medical assistance -- and the most dramatic part was when he got to the part of the road with multiple S-curves (or, as we called it, "The Shuffle.") That was awesome.
Whoa, do you remember the guy who saw Jesus (our Lord and Saivyer) in a fire in his shed?
Great for balloon conventions!
They said biggest, though. Not tallest....
Not in Texas, mind you. Just in the west-ish part.
The other thing I love is when someone says, "Our restaurant was voted in the top six best local eateries," and you're like, "Okay, they're obviously number six." Because if they were number four or five, they'd say "In the top five."
That's what I love. The more qualifiers you have, the funnier your boast is.
The biggest atrium in West Texas with herringbone patterns on the floors and a guy at the front desk named Dusty!
|Date:||August 9th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)|| |
That rates about 1/4th of a "Yeehaww!" That's just a "Ye-" more or less.
They also apparently specialize in cactus platters for your wedding reception.
Also, that's not an atrium: this
is an atrium.
That's no atrium; that's a space station!
|Date:||August 10th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)|| |
Hey, is that the Opryland Hotel (and, now, apparently a Convention Center). I love that place. it's nice any time of year, but the Christmas decorations are entirely awesome.
Also, we apparently share an alma mater. That's wrong on a fundamental level.
I just found out that's where I'll be spending a weeklong convention in August of 2008. Also where I'll be spending my 40th birthday. *yay*
|Date:||August 9th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)|| |
That fits right in into my theory of "why Texas is weird:" I think Texans like to boast about things that no other American can understand as being a superlative. For example, the giant Sam Houston statue in Huntsville: "the largest statue of an American hero." I didn't know that was even a competition.
Mount Rushmore doesn't count as a 'statue' ?
Nope. It's technically a mountain carving. Statues are typically free-standing sculptures.