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Old July 20th, 2008, 02:12 PM
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Ok, Paul mentioned in the "planning " thread, how busy he was on the Queen Mary with all they offered..

So, my questions is: what demonstrations, crafts, lectures, etc would make you run to go get a seat up front?

For me, because I bead, I would love to have beading classes to bring me to another level of design. I would also love to give lessons;)

I would love mystery authors to do book reviews.

I would love to have experts from the cruise industry, lecture on how ships are built..design ideas, ship histories.

Have a famous chef, come and show us home to kick it up a knotch...

What would wet your whistle?
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Art classes or demonstrations. I'm an artist and I know it will never happen because of potential mess, but that would make me RUN to my travel agent.
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Marty, both my sister and I have some artisitic talent, and just last week I mentioned to her, how she should start with pastels, or water colors as a hobby.....I tell her to, but I know I won't.....I would take that class with you!
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I would love to watch the pastry and baking chefs - their creations are
amazing !!!!! And maybe getting the chance to work along side of them
for more "hands on" experiences.

I think what would be really interesting
is having some of the "crew" give informal talks about where they are from, how they decided to work on the cruise lines, funny or unusual
stories about dealing with passengers, etc.
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I would love to watch the pastry and baking chefs - their creations are
amazing !!!!! And maybe getting the chance to work along side of them
for more "hands on" experiences.

I think what would be really interesting
is having some of the "crew" give informal talks about where they are from, how they decided to work on the cruise lines, funny or unusual
stories about dealing with passengers, etc.
I love to bake and was just about to say the same thing. we Sherrie(Y)s think alike.

It would be cool if they got the seven finalist for the pillsbury bake off and let them give a demo on how they made their desserts. I think it would be fun for the finialist and we would enjoy it. The catogories are: Breakfast & Brunches, Pizza Creations, Old El Paso® Mexican Favorites, Entertaining Appetizers, America’s Favorite Recipe, GE Imagination At Work Award, and Jif® Peanut Butter Award.

I love the cooking and fruit caving demos that now have.
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Cooking classes are at the top of my list. I did this on the Statendam and greatly enjoyed it. I was able to "stay after class" for a little advanced training.

I also like computer applications courses. While they never get deep into the application they can often show, even the expert, a trick or two they didn't know.

BTW: Just because someone is "good with computers" doesn't mean they know how to use an application. I hate it on TV or in the movies that the "computer genius" walks up to the computer and immediately knows how to run the mad scientist's application.

Forget about crafts: When it comes to anything artistic, I am two left thumbs. I do enjoy "some" lectures.

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I am right there with Sherry and Kat. ANYTHING in the kitchen except for washing dishes. If I could quit my job as an Application Developer right now and be a chef somewhere (a few stipulations apply) I WOULD IN A HEARTBEAT!!!
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Trip,
If you would like some suggestion on how to give watercolor a try without spending a fortune or attending classes, send me a PM. I've helped a lot of people get started just for the fun of it.
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Marty, thanks for your offer...I will speak to my sister, and, see if the seed I sowed, germinated:)
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