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Old December 28th, 2006, 12:28 PM
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I know it does look like everyone is leaving. It looks like they will surely have to close things down, but we are not all leaving.

I was actually booked on these cruises, but had to cancel when Hubby received orders. (If you ended up with our cabin, please tip the stripper good for me)

So, I want to hear from all of you not going.

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Old December 28th, 2006, 12:37 PM
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First castaway checking in.

Will be working my regular shifts, watching Dick Clark on New Year's Eve, and most of all, cruising!

Vicariously, that is.........

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Old December 28th, 2006, 12:42 PM
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Hi Luanne,
You crack me up

I sorry to say I'm not going. I went to Alaska in May and now I have to save up and pay down some bills before next cruise.

I'm a castaway. Always the brides maid never the bride. left on the shores watching the ship sail away without me. I just sitting on the dock of the bay watching the tide roll away sit on the dock the bay wasting time. I have to curl up in the corner and cry now. talk to ya later
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Old December 28th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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I'm not on board....boo hoo! However, I am not at work! I am using two vacation days to bridge the gap between Christmas and New Years! I am curled up in bed with my laptop basking in the glory of successfully installing my wireless router even though the manufacturer gave the wrong codes to access the setup system! 8) I just amaze myself sometimes.
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Old December 28th, 2006, 01:32 PM
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I am not cruising either...had a job interview instead. That can pay for a cruise
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Old December 28th, 2006, 01:50 PM
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Well, I'm here, too. Crying in my margarita. *sigh*
I'm already looking for the pre-cruise posts from our travelers! With all the lucky ones away, I guess that means we have to talk about them!
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Old December 28th, 2006, 01:56 PM
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I agree Darlene....*sigh*

Just can't think of anything to say about them.

(snuggles under covers on a cold afternoon) I think I'll take a nap.
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I'm stuck at home also. Slowly taking down my Christmas things. Work tomorrow, then off until the 2nd, then back to work, 4 days a week for me. I am also trying to figure out our next cruise, so I can at least dream of another one........
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Old December 28th, 2006, 03:00 PM
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Luanne=lol re:stripper!
Well, I am here until Jan.1 and then my cruise starts Jan.7! (Sorry!lol)
Just think-you will all NOT have to fight the Xmas holiday airport lineups, etc.!
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Old December 28th, 2006, 03:25 PM
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Hi Luanne

We've got a Jan 25th cruise to look forward to and boy am I lookin' forward to it. Would love to meet the rest of the cruisers on that century cruise. Maybe next year.

I'm fairly new to this board but have great fun reading about everyone.

Hope everyone's holidays are going great!!

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funny thing, we have our life vest on but there is no ship or ocean in site. guess we not going
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Hey Luanne,,,I sure hope I got your cabin!!!!! The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) might not appreciate the stripper, but I sure will!
Sure wish you and Jim could join us....maybe next year.

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Oh Ken I ordered the stripper for me!!! Have fun putting the money in HIS g-string!!!!!!!! Please send pictures!!

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Old December 28th, 2006, 05:23 PM
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OOOOOOHHHHHHHH. You got me good!!!!! The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) is laughing her @ss off. Thanks Luanne,,,I'll just leave the cabin when HE arrives.

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Old December 28th, 2006, 05:48 PM
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You can stay, just make sure Vita doesn't ask to see his ship on a stick.

You guys have a great time.

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Relax. I was "the stripper" and I'm not going.........
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Old December 28th, 2006, 06:35 PM
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I'll also be kicking around here, had to cancel this one too....we're still waiting on the new baby!
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Old December 28th, 2006, 07:08 PM
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I'LL be hanging around to. The wife and I don't have anything planned till Sept. 23 2007 on the Truimph out of New Orleans.

Happy Sailing to all ;
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I'm here too, I am waiting for February on the Pride. Luanne, I will be on the Pride for my birthday so if you want to send the stripper as a gift I won't complain!

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I'm here, too . Our next cruise isn't until October 2007.

Who's going to take over CM's while everyone is gone? Can we do what we want ???

Luanne,

A stripper! I wouldn't know what to do with one !

Donna,

Let us know when the new cruising baby comes!
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Laura and Fern; I'll let you know how the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) "makes out" with the stripper, if he shows up, and yes Luanne, I'll make sure that the stripper keeps his 24Karet, gold plated, plastic, ship on a stick to himself. (I'd hate to have to hurt a stripper)

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A stripper! I wouldn't know what to do with one !
Fern, I read this book once. Call me if you need any help!
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Old December 29th, 2006, 02:39 AM
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not going either... I for one am glad since I still am not up to it & probably wouldve MADE myself go & end up in some foreign hospital somewhere... no thanks - I will live vicariously thru the rowdy bunch !! Its gonna be a LONG week, and no excessive bragging will be appreciated !!

Id hate to have to hunt u guys down & shoot u for excessive bragging !!

Have a great voyage yall !!!
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I'm here, will be working the boards in a diligent manner.

The only thing planned for New Years is to arrange my sock drawer, well maybe a small toast to that little baby in diapers taking over for the old guy in homeless clothes at the stroke of midnight.
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Well I'm not going either. I had been invited for this cruise but decided I didn't want to cruise with anybody who would cruise with me.

We're leaving on the 6th of January for the Western on the Inspiration. And I might be inspired to down a few Michelobs if someone twists my arm.

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I'm checking in too...

Luanne, you are definately a hoot....actually most posters here are a riot.

I'll probably be asleep long before the stroke of midnight.....oh the joys of waking up at 4:30am everyday, most nights I barely see 9:30pm.

Anyway....I hope the cruisers have a great time, but to those still here on land, you have a better time.....

Happy New Year everyone.
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Another Castaway reporting. Not on this cruise and have no other cruise coming up to look forward too, either. Beginning to be vacation deprived on this end. Like Steph though, I have to focus on my health right now, and would not have been healthy enough to enjoy this cruise, so I'm better off at home. Plus cant' really leave while the college kids are home on break.

We will have fun.

Luanne - you should have told me your umbrella dilemma sonner - I have a whole box of those litte fru-fru umbrellas here. I'd have mailed you half my stash, and we could have drunk out of matching mason jars.

Heck, who wants to be in the sunny climes when I can walk out my door into a balmy thirteen degree morning.
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We are not going either but had been originally booked on it. But I am going to Germany for my dads 80th birthday and I must use up my money for that. Plus due to the Africa trip my dh has no vacation time left until 2008

I wasn't on the boards for a few weeks since my family was here for christmas but they left last night and now I have a little time again.

New Years we might go to church for a pot luck and service afterwards. I don't know yet, we usually go to bed early.
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I have said it before and I will say it again Luanne you crack me up. My Hubby is always trying to show me his ship on a stick but after you are married a while things change.
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Another CruiseMate not going reporting in.

Why go on a cruise when I can enjoy -20F temperature? Yeah right!

We're booked and paid up for Carnival Valor on March 04th.

To all "Cruise of the Century" cruisers, Bon Voyage. I wish I could be there and meet you all, have a great time.

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