Published: January 29th 2010
January 29th 2010
On one side of the ship we are cruising in the Atlantic Ocean, if we run over to the other side it is the Caribbean Sea. Running from side to side on this ship has been easy. We have had unusually rough seas for this type of cruise, so they say. Maybe they knew we were coming. Actually, we are all still talking so this is a good thing. We are allowing each person some alone time and this is good for all of us. No one has been sent to time out yet.
This is complete decadence and I have been told many a time, the best revenge in life is living well. I am writing this from the Celebrity Online Centre and rich, smart people can sure be stupid!! The staff person is a South African who now resides in Thornhill. Most of the IT people onboard are Canadians!!
Internet time is rather expensive but we have shared a couple of packages. Some of the sisters need to check in with spouses, work, emails but I am just having a good time. I would sign up for another week but it is my "Little #1's" birthday next week so will get off the ship with the others on Sunday morning. We will stay overnight in Fort Lauderdale then fly home to Buffalo NY on Monday. Sister #1, Carole, will fly back to Montreal on Sunday and Sister #5, Liz, head back to Calgary.
You have to actually log out to stop being charged for the minutes. I cannot believe how many cheap people there are...who are asking the IT person here to be reimbursed for minutes because they couldn't figure out how to log on and off etc etc. It is the ship's fault, you know!! LOL Just a few minutes ago, someone asked how to print something and if there was a charge...I stood up and told the rather large group that it is a $1/page to print...and it had to be in cash. I would even colour it for that. It would be an easy way to make a few bucks. People will believe anything.
It is Sister #5's birthday today....Elizabeth Cecelia aka Lizzy or Liz or Carole, Jan, Mary, Sue or Annette depending on who is trying to get her attention. Our mother did this and we would get so insulted that she could not remember our name but most of us agree that we have bits and pieces of each of our parents. I really don't know how old Liz is today, just that she is younger than me. One of our favourite servers in the restaurant has a birthday today so we did sing Happy Birthday to her, very quietly!!
Just talking to the guy who is doing acupuncture on the ship...it is expensive but he says, "not really". Those white coats always gives a person away. I am using my acupuncture money for massages!! Barbie, one of my presumptive daughter-in-laws, has alerted me to the fact that there are Registered MT and those that are unregistered are called massage therpaists too. I always insist on one that is registered. So when I asked the first masseuse if she was registered, she replied that she was registered for the ship. I didn't get into it with her...I know what a good massage feels like now and as we are travelling thru different countries, I don't think it really matters.