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Old November 6th, 2005, 10:00 AM
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Good Morning Everyone from beautiful but damp Alabama. Today is a great day for us just 99 days till we cruise. I cannot wait.

Boy I never thought this day would get here. My DW said that I could not talk about the cruise until we were DDMs’. We look out we finally got there, not we only have to suffer another 99 days. So in 98 days we will be on our way to Tampa to spend the night and get on the ship earlier. As we always said in the Army

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John, Congrats on the getting this far. You have got to promise to do a review for us. We have stopped having them, and that is my favorite thing to read.

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Old November 6th, 2005, 11:10 AM
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I will do a review when we get back for the boards. I did a review on our first cruise for our home page ( http://webpages.charter.net/cruising/Index.html )

Have a great day.

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Congrats John and Roll Tide unless you took up home on the " dark side " when you came to Alabama.
Where are you crusing to ??

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Old November 6th, 2005, 01:54 PM
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I was told when I moved here (Ozark) that I could not be a Tide fan because I am a life long die hard Notre Dame Fan. Being an Irish Catholic from Northern Indiana, I grew up and remain an Irish Fan. I could not find myself pulling for that other team, so I pull for Jacksonville State University (Div, II-A) that is were my youngest son is going to school. He is a double major (Chemistry and Biology)

Have a great bama day, don’t tell anyone but “Roll Tide?.

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Congrats on the DDM status, John! And double congrats for being an Irish fan down there in the middle of "Tide" country. The N.D. boys got a bit of a scare yesterday from the Vols, didn't they? Oh I know, you weren't nervous at all. I've been an Irish fan for as long as I can remember, except in basketball (where they compete with my alma mater Providence in the Big East).

Start anticipating that cruise big time, John, now that it's just 99 days away. I just realized that I'm now a double-DDM, and only about 12 days away from being an SDM on the first of our two cruises on the Norwegian Jewel. Enjoy your DDM status, Irish!

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Congrats on the DDM status, John! And double congrats for being an Irish fan down there in the middle of "Tide" country. The N.D. boys got a bit of a scare yesterday from the Vols, didn't they? Oh I know, you weren't nervous at all. I've been an Irish fan for as long as I can remember, except in basketball (where they compete with my alma mater Providence in the Big East).

Start anticipating that cruise big time, John, now that it's just 99 days away. I just realized that I'm now a double-DDM, and only about 12 days away from being an SDM on the first of our two cruises on the Norwegian Jewel. Enjoy your DDM status, Irish!

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Hi Jack:
So you are another Irish Fan ??
There has always been a pecking order in college football and Alabama has always been considered a part of the elite along with other traditional schools such as Texas, Ohio State and USC.
You know what secretly rankles the rest of us ? There has always been a colossus astride that pecking order and that was Notre Dame.
Congrats on beating the Vols... Could not have happened to a better bunch.

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You knoe Ben the reason that ND is America's Team must be all of their National Titles. Yes I do consider Bama as one of the elite teams and I am glad to see them back on top again.

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It is when you get under 100 days. SDM is when you get under 10 days
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It stands for Double Digit Midget (Under 99 days until cruise)

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Thanks, Ben. I still haven't gotten over the way that USC stole that game from N.D. Well, they didn't actual steal it. But it sure was a tough way to get beat, wasn't it?

Although I've been an Irish fan for longer than I'd care to remember, I must admit that my favorite college football coach of all time was Bear Bryant. You remember the "Bear", right? Of course you do. I'd take him over any college coach who ever got Gatorade dumped on his head. And that puts him ahead of a lot of fine coaches.

Crimson Tide rocks (except when and if they face the green & gold)!

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Some people prefer Double Digit Mate and Single Digit Mate. There are some Little People who post on this board and they consider the term "midget" to be offensive. Just an FYI.
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I spent 22 years in the US Army and everyone I knew used the term Double Digit Midget and Single Digit Midget, it was a term of joy and excitment of a new excitment. As far as the term Double Digit Mate, I am sure there are people who would find the term mate offensive. Remember its all in fun and no offensive is ment. Just an FYI
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Hi Irish,

I agree with you that no offense is intended. I just thought that "mate" would be a good substitution since we're on Cruise"mates"!

This idea came from a post a long time ago by a Little Person. It wouldn't have even occurred to me, even though I had an Uncle who was a Little Person. I guess it just depends on your point of view .

Just another FYI ,
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