9/21/04 04:32 am - ladeephoenix - Everything Old is New Again...
09/10/04 Part Two
We finally find the Days Inn on Sunset. I wind up circling the block more than once because I keep missing the lobby entrance. The driveway is paved in brick and it gives me this weird feeling of driving up onto someone’s porch. I wind up picking a spot in the In-and-Out Burger’s 30-minute parking next door, and we haul our luggage out of the back of the “Jaguar Sonata.” ;) The desk clerk finds our names on the reservation list and hands us the credit card-like room keys that will become a running joke throughout the weekend.
We have a room on the first floor with a view of the pool. And the idle sunbathers at poolside apparently have a view of us. The curtain is opened, with only the sheer to partially obscure things. The only sign of Shelly, our other roommate who had checked in the night before, is her luggage. I look at the two beds and the 2-3 feet of space between them and the dresser and think, “We’re going to fit how many people in here?” We’re still waiting for Nikki, whose flight is due to land any time now. I’ve lived by myself for the last 4 years, with just 2 cats to keep me company. I hadn’t shared a space with so many other women since college. And I smile inwardly at the memory of moving into the dorms as a freshmen.
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