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Old 03-27-2009, 04:38 PM   #856
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Welcome Shelley from another NJ'er.

We gave up flying in the day of the cruise. It just makes for too long a day. Last time we did it I saw my picture posted on the DIS boards from our DIS meet onboard the first day and I looked dreadful. Never again.

We fly down the day before. I just made my reservation at the Radisson at the port. Now just have to make the flight reservations.

I, too, love the Twilight soundtrack. I listen to it all the time. But I don't understand why the Radiohead song "15 step" is not on it.

Funny story about buying the DVD for Twilight......on Saturday the kids and I were coming back from skiing and passed a Walmart. So I stopped to go in to buy the DVD. This was around 6pm. I bought the second to last copy they had of the 2-disk version.

Unbelievable that Walmart was basically sold out in less than 24 hours.

Just finished the 4th Twilight book. It blew me away. I'm a Jacob fan so I loved how the Bella/Edward/Jacob triangle got resolved.

Not only am I a Girl Scout leader myself, but I am also service unit manager. This has been my first year. I enjoy it a lot. Its pretty time consuming, particularly dealing with the merger of all the Councils and the introduction of the Journeys. Too much change at once. But the people I deal with are terrific.

We plan on staying onboard in Key West. We're fishing in Grand Cayman. Snorkeling in Cozumel. Both kids will do the teen wild side on CC.

My DD will be 13 on the cruise. JoiseyMom has a 13 y/o as well.

Absolutely we do door signs. I've had cruises where we were the only room on our floor that had door signs.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:43 PM   #857
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Off topic question for you guys..

Do any of you use Facebook? I feel like a dinosaur since I don't use it. I participate on message boards like this one, but I feel like I must be missing something since I don't see the need to use Facebook. Not that I'm against it.
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Off topic question for you guys..

Do any of you use Facebook? I feel like a dinosaur since I don't use it. I participate on message boards like this one, but I feel like I must be missing something since I don't see the need to use Facebook. Not that I'm against it.
Have a myspace page and facebook just never get time to use them, I dont see the attraction.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:55 PM   #859
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Off topic question for you guys..

Do any of you use Facebook? I feel like a dinosaur since I don't use it. I participate on message boards like this one, but I feel like I must be missing something since I don't see the need to use Facebook. Not that I'm against it.
I am on FB and love it! I have reconnected with so many people from high school/college. It is really pretty amazing.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:00 PM   #860
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Welcome Shelley from another NJ'er.

We gave up flying in the day of the cruise. It just makes for too long a day. Last time we did it I saw my picture posted on the DIS boards from our DIS meet onboard the first day and I looked dreadful. Never again.

We fly down the day before. I just made my reservation at the Radisson at the port. Now just have to make the flight reservations.

I, too, love the Twilight soundtrack. I listen to it all the time. But I don't understand why the Radiohead song "15 step" is not on it.

Funny story about buying the DVD for Twilight......on Saturday the kids and I were coming back from skiing and passed a Walmart. So I stopped to go in to buy the DVD. This was around 6pm. I bought the second to last copy they had of the 2-disk version.

Unbelievable that Walmart was basically sold out in less than 24 hours.

Just finished the 4th Twilight book. It blew me away. I'm a Jacob fan so I loved how the Bella/Edward/Jacob triangle got resolved.

Not only am I a Girl Scout leader myself, but I am also service unit manager. This has been my first year. I enjoy it a lot. Its pretty time consuming, particularly dealing with the merger of all the Councils and the introduction of the Journeys. Too much change at once. But the people I deal with are terrific.

We plan on staying onboard in Key West. We're fishing in Grand Cayman. Snorkeling in Cozumel. Both kids will do the teen wild side on CC.

My DD will be 13 on the cruise. JoiseyMom has a 13 y/o as well.

Absolutely we do door signs. I've had cruises where we were the only room on our floor that had door signs.
We flew down the night before our last cruise and stayed at the Radisson, it worked out well. At that point we were worried about snow so that is why we did it. This time dh just doesnt want to spring for it.

Started editing my door sign from the last cruise. I must say, the one advantage of being the only door sign in the hallway is that the kids could always pick out our room.

Good luck with the flight resy's...I have been looking into them for months...the prices have been all over the place and the times keep changing!! Finally booked last week.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:30 PM   #861
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I'm a big FB fan - I keep up with friends & family(and vice versa) about million times better w/ it.
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Colin and I are also on Facebook. Not to admit how much of a youngin' I am, but it became popular while we were still in college...life without it would be difficult for us

In other news, we got a fish extender in the mail this week...so I guess we're officially in!



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In other news, we got a fish extender in the mail this week...so I guess we're officially in!

It's cute

Very cute!! i saw a bunch on ebay but none are screaming my name yet.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:28 AM   #864
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vistaprint.com for tshirts, hats etc....

FYI- Once you get on their email list, vistaprint.com sends you all sorts of free deals for tshirts,hats,magnets etc...that you can make with your logo/design. If you upload the Red Hot Chili Cruiser logo to them you can have it put on any of their items. If the item is being offered for free you just have to pay shipping (select the cheapest/slowest) which in the USA is usually between $4-$5. You need to order only one item at a time to take advantage of the freebies but since we have time it can be done.
I ordered some magnets for our door and will take a pic and post when they come. It would be cool if we ordered tshirts to wear on the ship, the last cruise someone had them made up and we all wore them, it was a great way to pick out people whom you had never seen but have chatted with for months!
I will play around with it this week and post what I can but if anyone else wants to check it out you can. I have ordered tons of stuff from them and the quality is always very good. My dh gets all of his business cards from them and I have done tshirts,hats, magnets, stationary,postcards, keychains etc with our photos, school name, team names etc...
Let me know what everyone thinks...
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:31 PM   #865
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I haven't had a chance to browse through this meet thread, but I was wondering if there will be many kids aboard in the 11-15 age range? We sailed Disney a couple of summers ago and had an awesome group of disboarders!! We've since sailed twice on Royal Caribbean and my 14 yr old DD missed Disney!!

Thanks for the help!!

my dd nicola will be 14 and my ds james will be 12.
we sailed royal caribbean too, love cruising on both.
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Thanks for the Facebook replies. I can see the advantage of using it to keep in touch with people who live far away. Right now I just email people I know on an individual basis. Its more "private" and I can be more honest about what's going on in my life.

I can see how people get "addicted" to it and can spend hours a day "talking" with everyone.

Besides, I need to focus my attention on the important things in life.....like making my stateroom door signs, getting a fish extender, buying gifts for the FE exchange, etc, etc.

BTW.....I'm all for matching T-shirts. So Shelley, I'm interested in that web site.

And is anyone interested in doing a Palo brunch? I have yet to attend one.
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BTW.....I'm all for matching T-shirts. So Shelley, I'm interested in that web site.
Not into matching Tshirts here but don't mind some type of name badge or as discussed before a lanyard.
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Let me know what everyone thinks...
I love the vistaprint website - I had no idea that it existed. The best part is that they have a canadian version, so I do not need to pay $100 for shipping
I just ordered a bunch of free stuff for my daughter's swim club and I think I will order some free birthday invitations next.
Which logo do you plan to use for your Chili Pepper logo magnet? Have we officially selected a logo?
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Which logo do you plan to use for your Chili Pepper logo magnet? Have we officially selected a logo?
I liked the one that wayneg uses on his website. It has the green border around the mickey head.
I just love vistaprint!!!
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Not into matching Tshirts here but don't mind some type of name badge or as discussed before a lanyard.
I haven't been through all the posts yet, so I'm sorry if this has already been discussed, but on the Wonder, a couple of years ago, one of the moms organized an order for the rubber (live strong type) bracelets. They had the ship, cruise dates and I believe, whatever our group called itself. I can dig one out and scan it for you. It was a nice, inexpensive alternative to a t shirt. I think each bracelet was 2 or 3 dollars. They were cool enough that the kids and the men didn't mind wearing them. They were a tropical green color. It made it easy to identify who was in our group.
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