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customs was very long this time. Looks like TSA has gotten into the cruising biz and trying to make it as uncivilized and unfriendly as flying. boo.

Swam with Dolphins in Honduras==FABOOOOO!

Walked around town in Belize=SCAAAARY. Like....new orleans but worse. Got guided/somehwat scammed by a hair braider named Carol who appointed herself our tour guide for the day.

Mayan Ruins & Beach in Cozumel=very knowledgable and talkative tour guide=no time to wander to the temple of the Bats by myself, not much time at the beach (sort of OK because the 'resort' we went to was on the East side of the island which is very full of big waves that will smash your sorry pink body against sharp lava rocks) very little time to shop once we got back to Cozumel.

Didn't find much of anything as far as souvenirs/gifts for people, that was disappointing. 7 days at sea was maybe too long this trip out. I don't know if it's just that I'm older and less fit than I have been in the past, or having to walk a bigger ship, or 3 port days in a row, or what...but I spent a lot of time tired, and still am.

Last day of the cruise, some careless balcony party people dropped a beer bottle on Thax and he got 8 free stitches as a souvenir of his last day at sea.

More indepth reportage later, with pics.

Now, we need to get the dog and some large waterproof bandages for Thax's shoulder.
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just got done having an exchange with one of the most passive agressive people i've met in a while (pot, kettle, shush. I know. Workin on it!)

The unofficial organizer/alpha bitch/cutest geekette of the GeekCruise gang posted today about changing our cruise due to some of the ports are in countries having political unrest.

I responded with my concerns--that it had taken quite some time for the group to settle on this sailing, that some folks had already booked and paid deposits, and that she had not liked Jamaica for safety concerns, but those of us who went did fine. And if Carnival has to skip a port, we'd be likely to pick up some freebies or discounts to appease us, so win, even if we skip a port.

Her reply was 'I was not making up how dangerous Jamaica is, I'm just trying to keep people safe. Sorry for caring about peoples' safety'

So I called her on the passive agressive, and clarified that i was not calling her a liar re:Jamaica, restated my points, and asked her not to pull any more passive agressive on me because it's 'unhelpful, unfair, and unkind'

She then deleted the whole conversation and posted 'everything's shiny'

I dislike this sort of non resolution and non discussion. I dislike being characterized as someone who does not care about everyone's safety because I would not do what she wanted me to do.

I did my best to be honest and kind. It may not have been THE best thing to do, but it was MY best, and I'm not angry or ashamed of myself. I will feel sad if we end up losing her and the geek cruisers as friends over it, but I will not be angry or bitter. I will accept the consequences.

Oh well...I'm annoyed but I will not die. I like the geek cruise folks but I will not feel too bad if they all end up following PA Alpha on another sailing.



the deletery bits Read more... )

And fooey, I don't have any of mine, she deleted them and my own FB posts don't go to my gmail box.

Oh well. Probably for the best.

The FB email: Read more... )
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Appetizer: Shrimp with cilantro & a nice Pinot Grigio

Main: Surf N turf: Filet Mignon & Lobster tail, with fresh steamed green beans and a baked sweet potato with butter. Pinot Noir or an off-dry White Zinfandel.

Dessert: Warm Chocolate Melting Cake with a really good port, or a nice cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, perhaps with a shot of Bailey's, Kahlua or Amaretto in it :)

followed, of course, by cigars & brandy or scotch at Alfred's with the cruise gang.








My god, this Writer's Block made me miss cruising...SO SO MUCH. And also hungry. Gonna go start dinner now :)

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