Where I stayed: the NU Hotel, in Downtown Brooklyn at 85 Smith Street, amidst the bail bonds places serving the nearby Brooklyn House of Detention.
What I did beforehand: tried and failed to sleep in, had bad feelings about things, put pajamas and a toothbrush in a bag, did some driving, arrived and shit.
What I wore: a feeling of dread.
Who went with me: the Bacon Provider.
How I got reservations: online, a few days in advance.
Why I stayed here: we had tickets to “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” at BAM.
Where I lounged: the room had a hammock.
Things that were sad: I have had to learn to drink scotch.
Things that were funny: sleeping in a leather upholstered compartment.
Things that were not funny: how happy I was that there were two sinks.
Something I ate: brunch including Eggs Louie and duck fat potatoes at French Louie, around the corner.
What it is: a more stylish hotel than the nearby Hilton, at a deep discount compared to a similar place in Manhattan.
Who should see it: folks in need of a downtown Brooklyn hotel, easily accessible to many subway lines into Manhattan.
What I saw when I got home: my job as toilet paper replenisher is secure.