Overlook Anthology, Room 703: AWOL

Where the hell have I been? Just working really.

Some updates:

  • I now have two really great pairs of jeans aka Sign of the Apocalypse.
  • I also found two flattering pairs of shorts and a pair of capri pants…the Mayans may be on to something.
  • On the non-clothing front: Game Of Thrones Dude from Downton Abbey is now on MI-5 and also, not surprisingly, Game Of Thrones.
  • Is cookingware a priority in my life? Well, let’s see: I needed a medium sauce pan and a new skillet. I walked out of the store with a non-stick 4 quart frying pan. Because I tried to get a two-for. Because I’m cheap.
  • I saw The Avengers twice.  The second time I almost lost my shit at the concession stand. I picked the slowest line. The guy was sooooo friendly and full of conversation with each guest and wonderfully accommodating to their needs and when I got to the front and saw that on his name tag his favorite film was the Peaceful Warrior, I wanted to punch him in the face. Mandy, smash.
  • On the serene front, I got a new bed! No more Squeaky Sleep. And I was a good little environmentalist and got a sustainable wood frame and an eco-friendly memory foam mattress. Unfortunately, the frame was boxed with Styrofoam and the mattress was made in China. Alas, I tried.
  • I went hiking and discovered that I love crossing creeks on rocks and logs.
  • And finally, it’s time to go to bed because I’ve seen this rerun of Friends recently.

Amenities of Room 703: One Pot Meals. Recyclable Beds. Anger Management Classes.


  1. Try to review ” The Great Escape”, without using the words ‘Steve McQueen’ and ‘cool” in the same sentence. Cannot be done.

    • Confession: I have never seen THE GREAT ESCAPE. I know. Shameful.

      I have, however, heard Sheryl Crow’s song STEVE MCQUEEN many times. Not the same, I’m sure.

      I did love McQueen in THE TOWERING INFERNO though.

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