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Name: Michael
Gender: Male
Hometown: Las Vegas, Na
Home country: USofA
Current location: Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
Member since: Mon Jul 9, 2012, 02:31 PM
Number of posts: 2,448

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Anybody got NFL Redzone?...

Where has this channel been all my life?
No commercials and all it shows are the plays that the teams score on. Totally awesome.
My sister turned me on to it about a month ago and I am hooked.

Here we go again. The Callmecrazy Cruise- Part Two...

Some of you may remember my New Year 2014 Cruise.


Well it's time to go do it again. Once again my BIL put me on his gambling junket and got me a cabin on the Celebrity Reflection heading to the Eastern Caribbean. Seven days, starting the day after Christmas and returning to Miami on Jan 2.

Currently the cost of this cruise is about $1,400 per person, but because I have a gaming rating I pay only taxes and gratuities. Total price for me...$188.62! How could I say no to a week in the Carib in Dec/Jan for that price?
The incidentals are where they get ya. Coffee, tea, water and juices are free but soda and alcohol are charged to your room unless you purchase a drink package. They can get a little pricey, but if you are a big drinker they can be worth the cost. I purchased an alcohol package last time and it was a waste of money. I didn't drink nearly enough to justify the price. I think I'll just pay by the drink this time.
Internet. First time it's been offered on a cruise I'm taking and OUCH! $60.00 for 90 minutes a day. I'm getting the unlimited package for the whole week @ $200. Expensive but cheaper than the daily rate. And I think it's satellite internet so it's probably dial-up speed. But I gotta have it. Last time, I was getting antsy not being able to check into my online life while on the ship. Plus, I have two Fantasy League teams to keep track of.
Excursions: These are the little guided tours you can take while in port. Last time, I went swimming with stingrays in the Caymen Islands and rode the zipline on Labadee Island in Haiti. The zipline was a blast.
So far I've decided on a zipline tour through the rain forest in Puerto Rico. One of the lines is almost 600 feet long and 350 feet high. Takin my 6yo nephew with me on this one.
St. Thomas and St Maarten are the other two destinations on the trip. I plan on mostly shopping on St.Thomas. You get double the duty free rate there(almost $1200). So I have to find something to do on St. Maarten.

Has anyone taken this trip before? Got any ideas for sightseeing? There are many "swim with the dolphins" and "glass bottom boat and snorkeling" tours, but a few of them got poor ratings. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Something family friendly?

UPDATE: I've decided to go scuba diving on St.Thomas. Sounds like fun.

More to come...

The jury glitches are getting old...

The jury is full. Oh no, wait, it's not. The jury is no longer accepting votes, but here are the results of your jury service. The whole process is becoming a big joke. Is this gonna get fixed soon or what? I'm a star member because I believe in this place and what you're trying to accomplish here, but lately it seems no one is minding the store and I've been taken for a rube. Get back to work.

Another glitch report...

Just served on a jury and never got the results.
ON EDIT: It just showed up after I resubmitted my vote without the explanation this time. I didn't think you could do-over a jury service after you submitted it the first time.

This message was self-deflated by its author...

Anybody here join a fraternity or sorority while in college?

I was Theta Chi.

I can't add an explanation during jury service...

I click on the add my explanation button and the page doesn't respond.
I'm having the same problem on Disscussionist as well.

Funny yolks

I get these surprises every now and then:

Just in time: IMPORTANT PSA!


With apologies to LiberalEsto.

November, 1987. I was so young. I was 21 then. Happy Veterans Day.

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