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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 9th, 2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By mommiedearest
I still say South Africa (the country, not the...

I still say South Africa (the country, not the continent). It's the green and yellow. Did I win?
Forum: Cruise Jokes & Trivia - Just For Laughs January 9th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By mommiedearest
1. "Filene's is having their basement sale,...

1. "Filene's is having their basement sale, Dude! Specials for boy/boy dresses!

2. The last lobster in Boston is being auctioned!

3. Bay diving for 1773 English tea! Winner keeps all!
...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 9th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,725
Posted By mommiedearest
That would be, "Thank ya. Thank ya verruh,...

That would be, "Thank ya. Thank ya verruh, verruh much.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 9th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By mommiedearest
South Africa

South Africa
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 5th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By mommiedearest
Loving your post! If you really want to...

Loving your post! If you really want to experience first-hand the total degradation of tea, please visit any Southern state in the US. You will be introduced to a horrible concoction called "sweet...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 5th, 2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By mommiedearest
Another Starbuck's VIA afficiando here! And I use...

Another Starbuck's VIA afficiando here! And I use it at home! Great stuff.
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 5th, 2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,275
Posted By mommiedearest
I voted for Ensenada, because the one and only...

I voted for Ensenada, because the one and only short cruise I will ever go on (Viking Serenade 1995) stopped there. The number of Chiclets in Ensenada alone would fill an NFL stadium. I actually...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 5th, 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,564
Posted By mommiedearest
Of the listed choices, give me Holland America...

Of the listed choices, give me Holland America anytime. Love HAL, and love the smaller ships.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 5th, 2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By mommiedearest
Discards from all six Top Chef seasons - in back...

Discards from all six Top Chef seasons - in back of Tom Collicio's private villa in Tuscany.
Forum: Cruise Jokes & Trivia - Just For Laughs January 5th, 2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By mommiedearest
A blonde girl goes in to a salon to get her hair...

A blonde girl goes in to a salon to get her hair done, and is wearing earphones while listening to her tapes. She falls asleep in the chair pretty quickly, so the beautician gently lifts the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 5th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,202
Posted By mommiedearest
John Elway won two Superbowls. The first was in...

John Elway won two Superbowls. The first was in the 1997 season, when he and my beloved Broncos beat Favre and the Packers in Jan. 1998. The second was the 1998 season when he and the Broncos beat...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 5th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,814
Posted By mommiedearest
Ummm - I think that was a joke.

Ummm - I think that was a joke.
Forum: All Things Cruising January 5th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By mommiedearest
Just from my personal experience, the San Juan...

Just from my personal experience, the San Juan airport is a zoo! Your bigger concern would be your departure time after the cruise, as there are usually more than one ship off-loading passengers. ...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 5th, 2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By mommiedearest
Mid-December is one of the cheapest times of the...

Mid-December is one of the cheapest times of the year to cruise! You're not within the regular penalty phase, so cancel and re-book. Dec. 13 rates might be cheaper than Dec. 3 rates. But, read...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 5th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,418
Posted By mommiedearest
I got one many years ago through my optician. I...

I got one many years ago through my optician. I asked, and was told to bring in my mask. Got it back a few weeks later with an RX plastic lens. I used it for years until I gave up SCUBA, and my RX...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 5th, 2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By mommiedearest
"Technically", Spring Break can go from mid-Feb....

"Technically", Spring Break can go from mid-Feb. through April. Just like "Hurricane Season" is from June 1 to Nov. 30. Be prepared! However, you should be OK. Easter this year is on April 4 (I...
Forum: Tipping January 3rd, 2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,641
Posted By mommiedearest
Tipping is NOT their only income. They do get...

Tipping is NOT their only income. They do get paid a monthly (ridiculously low) salary, get room and board, medical care, and paid flights to their home country every year for a two-month leave. ...
Forum: Tipping January 3rd, 2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,677
Posted By mommiedearest
I believe that RCI asks for full tips from any...

I believe that RCI asks for full tips from any passenger, including infants. It's not just the dirty disposables (where would YOU put them?), but setting up the Pack & Play (either yours or theirs),...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 3rd, 2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By mommiedearest
The term "son of a gun" (so I've heard) referred...

The term "son of a gun" (so I've heard) referred to babies born of British sailors whose wives were onboard and who were settled under the gunwales of British ships during the Napoleanic Wars.

The...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 3rd, 2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By mommiedearest
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. Red...

Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.
Red sky at night, sailors' delight.

The only "superstition' I ever incurred was leaving my new book on my pool chair for a 10-minute bathroom break. When...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 3rd, 2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By mommiedearest
You're absolutely right. DD and family flew from...

You're absolutely right. DD and family flew from DEN to EUG on 12-27, and didn't notice much difference in US security. The same very long security lines at DEN were the same they've been for...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 3rd, 2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,118
Posted By mommiedearest
Down here, it's "Co-Cola" (With souse.) Or...

Down here, it's "Co-Cola" (With souse.) Or "swate tay". Often confused.

Personally, as a second best, I like fountain Diet Coke from (gasp) Taco Bell. Large cup, but with only one inch of ice....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 3rd, 2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By mommiedearest
I refer to it as 2010. (I'm writing checks,...

I refer to it as 2010. (I'm writing checks, now...) I don't have to pronounce anything. I just write large numbers and sign.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 3rd, 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By mommiedearest
I've always heard that you can put a boat on a...

I've always heard that you can put a boat on a ship, but never a ship on a boat.

But - you can put a ship on a stick.
Forum: Windjammer (Out of Business) January 3rd, 2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,246
Posted By mommiedearest
Sigh. Sure miss Windjammer! Loved the Flying...

Sigh. Sure miss Windjammer! Loved the Flying Cloud. Oldest DS was married on the Legacy in 2005. Now, the very greedy and dysfunctional Burke kiddies have made WJ no more. Very sad.
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