The Costs Chances are taken. A rule is broken. A rite of passage is abandoned. The hotel rooms Alice sneaks up to don't matter - no, not in the least - but sometimes when she lets herself get too used to the good bourbon, the old everyday stuff does tend to suffer by comparison. Packages from her mom sit unopened on her kitchen table as Alice's radio asks if she is lonesome tonight. Alice has gotten very good at knowing what things are worth.