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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 2nd, 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By AR
Just Curious

My login indicates that I last visited here in February, at which time it was announced this site was shutting down. So I never came back until today, when I was cleaning up my auto-logon program and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 26th, 2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,704
Posted By AR
It's sad, but the site has been in alarming...

It's sad, but the site has been in alarming decline for years and we certainly shouldn't be surprised. As a former regular, I'll still miss my occasional check-ins.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 27th, 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By AR
It's interesting that nobody here has defended...

It's interesting that nobody here has defended the status quo regarding guns on planes. Was a time when some would have broken out the old "guns don't kill people" mantra.

As for us, we were...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 23rd, 2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,855
Posted By AR
Way to go Cubs. They're one of those teams...

Way to go Cubs.

They're one of those teams that kind of claims your heart no matter your hometown. Kids who get it done in an iconic ballyard in the city with broad shoulders, with some class and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 12th, 2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,855
Posted By AR
I must admit that my loyalties are split. Living...

I must admit that my loyalties are split. Living in the DC area, naturally I'm a Nats fan. But I went to college an el ride north of Wrigleyville, so I've always had a place in my heart for the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 7th, 2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,855
Posted By AR
Geez, I'm doing pretty well so far. Got all the...

Geez, I'm doing pretty well so far. Got all the division winners and wild card teams right, missed the winner of the Toronto/Baltimore play-in game, but that was a barn burner. Now the fun really...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 17th, 2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By AR
I'll go you one better. While the groups you...

I'll go you one better. While the groups you mention are prime, I believe people who don't get the shots--unless they're medically disqualified for some reason--are putting others at risk when they...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 16th, 2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By AR
Flu Shots Available

Every summer when I get my checkup my doc reminds me to get a flu shot when they become available, and I always do. We were at the grocery store together yesterday and took the opportunity to get...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 5th, 2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,855
Posted By AR
And I remember that Thompson's popup that day...

And I remember that Thompson's popup that day barely cleared the 279 foot left field fence. Which, of course was more challenging than the right field fence, which was a daunting 257 feet. Center...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 5th, 2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,855
Posted By AR
In my New York baseball world of the 50s, you had...

In my New York baseball world of the 50s, you had your choice of three teams and you automatically hated the other two in every possible respect, including their stadium, their beer sponsor (even...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 4th, 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,855
Posted By AR
How 'bout that? I hated Allen because I...

How 'bout that?


I hated Allen because I was a Dodger fan.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 4th, 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,855
Posted By AR
NL: Our Nats will win the East going away, and...

NL: Our Nats will win the East going away, and the Cubs will do the same in the Central. The West is obviously a tossup between the Dodgers and the Giants. I hope the Dodgers win, simply because it...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 19th, 2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By AR
Listen to Mike. I really would like to know...

Listen to Mike.

I really would like to know what hotel in Sydney has a rack rate of a grand a night for a standard room. I'm thinkin' there's a mistake somewhere along the line and if it's on...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 18th, 2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By AR
In order from most recent. No attempt to...

In order from most recent. No attempt to distinguish among them:

1. 2016 California, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia. Including visits to family and friends in California, lovely times in New...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 10th, 2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By AR
Very true. Our absolutely fondest memory of the...

Very true. Our absolutely fondest memory of the Caribbean was a week on a 60-foot teak sailboat that was owned and chartered by a friend. When we arrived at St. Thomas airport he grabbed our duffles...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 4th, 2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By AR
That's tempting. I've been reading about them and...

That's tempting. I've been reading about them and their start-up pains. The main justification for their extraordinarily high prices compared to the average Caribbean float is their supposedly deep...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 3rd, 2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By AR
Need Destination Suggestions

More and more we've been using ships for transportation--Atlantic crossings and a recent 3-week Pacific crossing to New Zealand and Australia. But sometimes we look for a quick "getaway" cruise. ....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 3rd, 2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By AR
Not really, except that "is selling" is not the...

Not really, except that "is selling" is not the same as "has sold." Sometimes people put a trial balloon price on things just to see what the traffic will bear. Real estate is a good example. You see...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 2nd, 2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By AR
Some years ago I was having a beer in Boston with...

Some years ago I was having a beer in Boston with the director of Antiques Roadshow. He had me in stitches talking about their outtake reel, and he described a typical scene that didn't make air. ....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 2nd, 2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By AR
That thought has crossed our minds--and our...

That thought has crossed our minds--and our lips--a number of times, Mike.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 2nd, 2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By AR
I agree completely with the point of view, but I...

I agree completely with the point of view, but I would amend it slightly to read, "You are 99% safe most anywhere, so you might as well go everywhere."
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 30th, 2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By AR
Very nice. It would take research to find out...

Very nice. It would take research to find out whether it is worth anything. Factors involved will be the popularity of the magazine, the condition of your copy, the number printed and the number...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 28th, 2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By AR
Just for the record I'm well aware of the...

Just for the record I'm well aware of the geography of the five boroughs of the City of New York. As I said, I was born there (specifically in Queens). A few weeks ago I walked in Manhattan...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 28th, 2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By AR
Golden Friends

The other week Terry and I celebrated our 47th anniversary. Even though we're still three years from the big 5 - 0, we got to talking about all the people in our lives that have been friends for more...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 27th, 2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By AR
I'm very sorry these things happened to you in...

I'm very sorry these things happened to you in New York City, but your experiences are anecdotal and not predictive or statistically meaningful. If you look at the numbers you'll see that crime in...
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