Friday, March 31, 2017

Dude.


Our first, achingly trendy, hotel had a design feature neither of us had ever seen before.


The bathroom, in addition to a walk in shower, has a bath tub. This, unusually, fills from a faucet in the ceiling.


Two features of this novel arrangement are immediately apparent. Firstly, water falling eight feet into the tub makes a deafening noise. Secondly, in the absence of a shower curtain, anyone standing under the stream deflects water everywhere. Angus thinks this great fun. 'The Font' is less impressed and is of the opinion that only an eight year old male or a water buffalo could dream up something so impractical.


The achingly cool hotel attracts a trendy LA crowd. Angus takes some time adjusting to being called 'dude' by the hotel staff. The rest of the time they studiously ignore him. The attractive young ladies at the front desk silently making it clear they would rather be doing anything else, absolutely anything else, rather than dealing with guests questions.

In the local pharmacy a mobile phone reduced from $39.99 to $4.99. Perhaps it's a fire hazard ?


The March 30 video on this thread tells you everything you needed to know about cats as quick learners. It's worth clicking on, turning up the sound and going full screen : https://twitter.com/b_ru_ru








15 comments:

  1. Good grief! What on earth possessed you to book such a place? I'm with the Font on the bathroom design. I'm always amazed when designers don't take into account how much noise falling water makes. Fountain designers often fail to create the soothing intimate space they are aiming for in courtyard gardens. And jacuzzis make a tremendous racket sometimes (which is probably as much pump as turbulent water).

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  2. What a stupid design, and it smacks of desperation to be that little bit too different! Not the sort of place I would have thought would appeal to you, and I quite agree with 'The Font's' assessment ! I hate those huge overhead dinner plate sized shower heads, too.

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  3. I think the plumber just over purchased on plugholes and then stuck the surplus on the ceiling and claimed it as a new 'cool' look

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  4. This is hilarious. If you look in the dictionary under "Trying Too Hard," this "faucet" would be there. Dude.

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  5. What an odd concept for a bath. Dude. Wow. That's incredibly millennial isn't it? I find the older I get the more I see how the younger generation could care less about customer service...or customers in general.

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  6. Terrific shot of the Pacific, Angus. That trendy hotel sounds like the perfect place in which to wear your blue trousers...no doubt you blended right in.
    And now you're so trendy, you're reading Chinese tweets.

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  7. There's a lot to be said for traditional bathroom arrangements. Your post today brought back bad memories of a shower room in the middle of the bedroom in a recently visited trendy hotel in Amsterdam.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  8. Well Dude, welcome to the "Hotel California" !!! The Pacific Ocean is still as beautiful, as I remember it!

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  9. Thanks for the morning laugh. What utter nonsense.

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  10. I have heard Californians say “dude” for more than 40 years but not in presumably sophisticated establishments.
    Perhaps the hotel employees do not realize (or care) how gauche they sound.
    I sadly can’t play the video but the photo that comes up is hilarious all by itself.

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    1. Stephanie, please understand I do not presume to be as cute as a cat. I am sorry you can't play the cat video, so think of me as an interpreter! There are two cats sitting at a table, side by side, each with a little plate in front of them. To the right of their plates are tap bells. One cat reaches toward.the bell and taps it ever so gently. Suddenly a kitty food treat appears on the cats plate, and is eaten by the bell ringing cat. The other cat watches this intently, and then repeats the actions of the first cat. This goes back and forth between the cats. Very cute! Then the "other" cat rings the first cats bell, and is given a treat on its plate. The look on the first cats face is of total bewilderment at this trick which is no longer by the rules! The bell ringing continues, with us never knowing which bell the "other" cat is going to ring. Whew!!!

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    2. Thank you, thank you! You’ve made it come to life with this wonderful description!

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  11. I hope that ceiling "faucet" wasn't connected somehow to the plumbing immediately upstairs of it.
    Dude. Perhaps you should have bought the red/orange trousers, after all. They'd have fit right in at the Hotel California.

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  12. I saw a "ceiling-fill fixture" a couple of years ago in a showroom, and have since seen them on some of the home-renovations shows and pictured in "upscale homes" with luxurious bathrooms that are as big as my whole house. It's all about the sound of water falling. The one I saw barely made a splash as it filled a beautiful soaking tub. I thought it was very cool, stylish, and I to have one is pretty expensive which is why I don't and will never have one! :-)

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  13. Yo...Dude Angus! I'm glad you were able to check out of the Hotel California, but you can never leave.....such a lovely place on a dark desert highway. Haha...crazy faucet, too. Nice of Jerry Brown to let you have water. Fun to see the beach and surfers. I haven't been out there for years, but I miss La Jolla and the Hotel Coronado. Smiles!

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