It was a morning that began like any other for Bossy: up with the roosters, milking the cows.
It was this past Friday, and Bossy was driving from St. Louis to Madison on a cold blustery day which smelled like the rain that never quite fell.
When suddenly, what should appear out of the cornfield but Oz dressed as a hotel!
It was the Quality Inn & Suites Madison, and because Bossy had spent the week prior driving a series of 10-hour days lightly fried and dipped in ranch dressing, Bossy was offered the opportunity to stay the night in Madison for free because she knows a girl who knows a guy but anyway, within minutes Bossy was directed down a hushed hallway to her room:
Perhaps this would be a good time for Bossy to tell her council that when she first threw herself at the forgiving feet of the front desk, the cheerful clerk was all, Oh yes, we’ve been waiting for you — you’re our very important guest for the evening! Which was particularly generous of the clerk considering Bossy the very important guest was dressed as a bagman in a hobo costume:
But Bossy had no time to consider issues such as Lord Woman are you ever going to wear grown-up shoes, because Bossy was too busy trying to solve more important global issues, such as: Should she watch TV in her suite’s living room?
Or should Bossy watch TV in her suite’s bedroom?
Or should Bossy watch TV in her suite’s complimentary snack plate?
It may warm your heart to know that in the end Bossy, who feels a responsibility to post road trip updates for her esteemed council, chose to settle in her bedroom in order to get some work done:
Bossy can sum up her experience with the Quality Inn & Suites Madison this way: Exercise room, pool, free cocktail — backseat to complimentary sausage breakfast!
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy what you would look forward to doing the most if you were to check into a hotel this minute?
Be sure to check back later today for the hoteliest comments on the web.
And while still on the subject of Madison and its graciousness, here are a few photos of Bossy’s esteemed Madison council, such as Maggie, Ann, Katie, Becky, and Krista, with a special shout out to Bossy’s neighbor Steve’s sister Jenni! Hi Steve!
JennyMoo saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:33 am
Just Juli saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:33 am
Big, comfy pillows. Hot tub. Cable TV. Waffles for breakfast.
corrie saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:36 am
King bed, deep deep deep deep cast iron soaking tub!
WebSavvyMom saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:46 am
–>Sleeping in a king bed w/ my husband. We both fit!
Maria saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:47 am
I’m going to cry because you were in Wisconsin RIGHT where I grew up…and all those beautiful barns…and all that cheese…and GAH…now Maria is crying on her keyboard because she will not only miss you in Wisconsin she will miss you in Boston (which is so near but so far from maine where she now lives…)Oh. Wait. That’s not 10 words is it. Let’s start again.
Give me that King Size bed and snack bar now!
Grace saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:48 am
Big bathtub? Yes please. Out in several hours. Fluffy towel!
kidsmom saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:48 am
Big tv I can see from a big white bed.
Debby saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:54 am
Sleep my friend, then download 12 Kindle books and READ!
Nikki saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:54 am
Babysitting service– some hotels have ’em!
Jen saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:55 am
Take all the little shampoos, call room service for more.
Becky saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:59 am
So great to meet you! Thanks for coming and glad you enjoyed the cows…
Katie saysMay 11, 2010 at 10:04 am
So great to see you, Bossy!!
Evolving saysMay 11, 2010 at 10:24 am
The longest, hottest bath in a REAL BATHTUB. THE END.
Smalltown Mom saysMay 11, 2010 at 10:32 am
I’d look forward to sleeping alone with no one snoring.
Heather saysMay 11, 2010 at 10:39 am
Thunder storms. WiFi DOWN. Free Pay Per View as substitute.
Bonnie saysMay 11, 2010 at 10:48 am
Unlimited hot water and wifi – hulu.com catch-up. Bliss!
ann's rants saysMay 11, 2010 at 10:51 am
Jean saysMay 11, 2010 at 10:55 am
Going to the bathroom without my small child interrupting me.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysMay 11, 2010 at 10:57 am
Uncork the wine from my traveling bar. Sip, relax, enjoy.
Suzanne saysMay 11, 2010 at 11:03 am
Silence, Silence and more silence and BIG stack of books.
Joie saysMay 11, 2010 at 11:16 am
Dark room. Down comforter. Lots of hot water. No workmen.
(parenthesis don’t count — our house has been under construction for going on 2 years)
Suebob saysMay 11, 2010 at 11:19 am
Sheraton Heavenly Bed, the only place where I sleep well.
dexter saysMay 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm
check for bedbugs then make sure tv gets all channels
Reeb saysMay 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm
The fact that my hotel room would be in Paris.
Tami Wyatt saysMay 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm
Sleep until I damn well feel like getting up!
Bridget saysMay 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm
Directly to the Spa for a massage, scrub and facial!
Shelley saysMay 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm
Lovely, quiet, uninterupted by children SLEEP. And the lovely minibar.
Deb (no) Blog saysMay 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Walk out the door and be in Vancouver or Sevilla!
rockle saysMay 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm
No kids? Bubble bath, long nap, room service, NO CARTOONS.
Ris saysMay 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm
Jump on the bed, have no shame in admitting that.
madtexter saysMay 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm
Pillows on floor, blankets, naked, minibar, HBO.
Gramps saysMay 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm
Strip to my skivvies (do we still use that word?) under the covers with a good book. Maybe read, maybe siesta
barbra saysMay 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Too busy coveting bossy’s outfit and eternally-youthful shoes to answer!
tiered skirt with belt, leggings, converse= LOVE.
Ruth saysMay 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm
Big fluffy bed and sheets; cool alcoholic drink. ROOM SERVICE
ScottsdaleGirl saysMay 11, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Unpack, nest, refresh makeup, go to lobby bar.
Dawn saysMay 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Glass of wine, no snoring spouse and power of remote.
Bellacantare saysMay 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm
If a nice tub, a long relaxing bubble bath
Wendy saysMay 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm
24th floor solarium over looking Central Park, hubby, daughters and delightful young man who knows the subway..dressed for dinner
Happy Mother’s Day..(more than 10 words, sorry)
Suniverse saysMay 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm
AC way up high. Lots of pillows. My own bed!
janny226 saysMay 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Stretch out on big bed, turn on Nickelodeon for DuckyBoy.
CS saysMay 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm
Blackout curtains, no croupy children, no sick dog mooing. . .sleep!
Patty - Why Not Start Now? saysMay 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm
A view of the ocean. Sweet breezes. A good book.
DawnA saysMay 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Not having to make the bed, or clean the bathroom!
Janell saysMay 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm
Just having the remote control to myself would be wonderful!
BossysMom saysMay 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm
Right now, the spa and massage…. Filet, martini in bed.
Ellie saysMay 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm
Ice. Free ice. It’s always — only — about the free ice.
maggie, dammit saysMay 11, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Our cheese is very handsome and hearty, no? Stunt cheese indeed.
And I love you. And I love Real Housewives. And it was so good to see you again.
Amy @ The Bitchin' Wives Club saysMay 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm
Stunt cheese or no, in the bed I will go.
OK, 10 words out of the way, so I can say: WAH!!! Looks like you had a great time and I’m loving Ann’s bangs! Missed you all and am hoping to catch you next time when you are on the BOSSY Book Tour. For realz.
Ellen saysMay 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm
Not PG. Get it on with the one I love.
Rachel saysMay 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm
Loud hotel sex with husband, without listening out for kids.
Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) saysMay 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm
Room service, no washing-up, fluffy towels, no laundry to do!
Marjorie of Connecticut saysMay 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm
Leaving wet messy towels all over the bathroom floor.
BOSSY saysMay 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm
Apparently, according to tonight, it’s securing wine from local store.
Jason saysMay 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm
Bossy deserved this very much.
Victoria saysMay 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm
I would most look forward to not having to work.
Linda_M saysMay 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm
Room service and whatever *I* want on TV.
Manic Mommy saysMay 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm
King bed suite with balcony overlooking the Caribbean plus minibar!
Kate saysMay 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm
watching kids jump on beds swim sleep they *love* hotels
Catherine McP saysMay 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm
First things first, room service menu. Info about the town.
Which is funny, the last hotels me and the hubby did was go to Priceline the day we want to leave, and get a dirt cheap 5 star Scottsdale resort, bid the price of a Super 8 and go for the weekend. I still always look at the town info even if I live down the street!
Sven saysMay 12, 2010 at 3:38 am
Look out the window. I always do that first. Always.
Jacmo saysMay 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm
I’ve stayed at that exact hotel a couple of times. Next time try the king suite. The bathroom is insane. Great people in Madison. Miss them.
Lori in MN saysMay 13, 2010 at 11:47 pm
ROOM SERVICE! pillows, big windows miss kids not but enough…
Lori in MN saysMay 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm
p.s. I love that Bossy is brave enough to wear a tank top in Wisconsin in May! Didn’t they warn you that the upper midwest had spring in April? Summer may not come til at least June…
muskrat saysMay 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm
I would sleep with no interruptions from four tiny tots.