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Hello From MLD's House!

Well, in a development that surprises absolutely no-one, I'm not at the hotel because somebody at Doubletree totally didn't write it down when Vince put my name on the room. This is something like the four hundredth time this has happened to me, and one of the reasons I tend to be the one booking the room.

Still, as that's the only snag so far, things are going well. :) What time I -did- spend in the hotel, I noticed a strange phenomenon which has been happening to me for a while now but is getting quite pronounced -- specifically, the dopplegangers.

So far I have seen not-Graveyard Greg, not-Bauske (twice), not-Tony Ringtail (along with real-Tony Ringtail), not-WalksAmongStars, not-Xydexx, and several not-that-guy-I-see-at-every-con-but-don't-know-his-name. Granted, I was only in the hotel a few minutes, but this time around the dopplegangers outnumbered the actual peoples! It was bizarre.

It's a good thing I didn't see not-Vince, or I would have tried to get a room key off him.

-Real The Gneech


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Jan. 24th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Clones happen.

When I was 20-something with long slightly wavy brown hair and a goatee, we had "the Jesus Brigade." We all looked like the traditional portrayal of Jesus, and we all went to science fiction conventions. We even considered showing up at Minicon (Mpls, Easter weekend) in white caftans.

When I cut my hair off, I greatly reduced my dopplegangers, but I've still got one... in San Francisco... In my non-convention events circle.

Edited at 2008-01-24 09:45 pm (UTC)
Jan. 24th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Lemme know how many not-sirfoxes you find. They grow them wild out there in CA, y'know...
Jan. 24th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
It's a massive cloning experiment!
Jan. 24th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Here's a tip from someone who works in hotels.. there's really no "putting your name on the room" generally. There are exceptions, but most places, the room is put in the name of the person who pays for it or who's credit card is holding the room.

In the future, have the person who's paying for the room tell the desk clerk something to this tune when they're making the reservation or at check-in: "Please put a note on my account that the following people can have a key made for this room.. blah1, blah2 and blah3". Expect to be asked for ID for the key though.

Also, you can always call the hotel, inquire about the reservation beforehand, and check to make sure they put that note on the account. :)

And remember, they can only actually hand out keys after the room is checked-in (credit card swiped and authorized or cash paid).
Jan. 25th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
If you happen to see "not-camstone," tell him he still owes me lunch.
Jan. 25th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
If you see a clone of me, pity them.
Jan. 25th, 2008 08:27 am (UTC)
if you see one of this dragon

the cookie is a lie
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