So probably like a lot of A to Z bloggers, I googled "words that begin with X" in order to do today's post. I scanned through the list and saw a number of words that had an association with yellow:
xanthopsia: a visual condition where things appear yellow
xanthous: yellow or red-haired
xanthoderm: yellow-skinned person
xanthodont: one with yellow teeth
Hmmm.. what's up with that? I guess "xantho" must mean yellow! I'm starting to understand where Chrys-xantho-mum got its name ... So already I've learned something new!
Anyway, further down I spotted XENODOCHEINOLOGY, which, as everyone knows, means "a love of hotels." Now that's more like it!
I LOVE hotels - nice ones anyway. One of my favorite things is to get a really good deal on a nice hotel room. Most recently, I got us a fabulous room on the 19th floor of Loew's in Quebec City - smooshy king bed with a zillion pillows, huge flat screen TV, living area with a comfy couch, and a spectacular (did I mention 19th floor?) view of Jean D'Arc Park and the Plains of Abraham. I booked the room well in advance and got an internet special price of $150 a night.
When we checked in, the desk clerk smiled and said, "Do you know how much this room usually goes for?"
I said, "No! Tell me!"
He said, "$650 a night!"
I said, "Then I got a darn good deal, didn't I!"
Call me crazy, but call me a Xenodocheionologist!