The TV In The Bathroom Mirror

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Our hotel in Vancouver, the Fairmont Pacific Rim, is one of those new hotels that has just about every electronic gizmo you can imagine.  There are buttons to control the drapes and the sheers on the windows, buttons to turn on, turn off, and dim the lights . . . and there is a TV in the bathroom mirror.

That’s right — a TV in the bathroom mirror.  It’s  built right into the mirror itself, distinguishable from the rest of the mirror only by a dim outline until you turn it on.  It’s directly above the sink, with its own remote control unit.

So, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can watch TV while you shave or brush your teeth, and because the walls of the shower stall are glass you can watch TV while you are taking a shower, too.  O, Brave New World!

I think we watch too much TV already.  I certainly don’t need to watch TV while I am attending to life’s little necessities.

On The Pacific Rim

IMG_20140422_214024 We’ve finally reached Vancouver after a hard day’s travel that included flights to Seattle through Detroit, a multi-hour drive up the congested Route 5, and an inadvertent foray through Vancouver’s apparently immense homeless\skid row area. But we made it to the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which has a pretty nice view of the harbor and the mountains beyond.