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May 21st 2013 8:52PM Roglee,
That's heartening! I'd love to hear what where you embarked and disembarked, if you're willing to share. And I've heard other good things about Viking -- it was just off-putting (a good choice of words, thanks) to see them ignoring a segment that might appreciate what they have to offer.
Might be time to go back to Europe...
May 19th 2013 6:07PM In fact, these cruises hold a lot of appeal for me -- but too bad they're for the septuagenarians. I've seen ads for the river cruises online and they have everything a spring chicken like me (in my early 40s -- so yes, tongue in cheek on the spring chicken comment) ...a spring chicken like me looks for. I'd love to take a cruise focused on culture, history, art and food (and without the carnival rides, screaming children or "floating city" syndrome). Unfortunately, and frankly, Viking's ads make me a little angry: do they really think that only the 70+ crowd is interested in such things? Time to think a little more deeply, Viking.
I look forward to Viking's "oceans" offering, too. If they sound good enough, maybe I'll even think about climbing on board, if they'll have a youngin' like me.
Mar 6th 2013 11:54AM Chase has created a "club" that villainizes a segment of his constituency's population -- based on stereotypes, no less -- and he's the one that's tolerant, thoughtful and open minded? I hope the conservatives I know, who actually are open minded and thoughtful, see this for what it is and give him exactly what he should receive: no business whatsoever.
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Mar 27th 2012 9:04PM Has nobody on this project considered Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
May 8th 2011 1:44PM It might be interested to see what devices work and which don't. A number of them will stop displaying data if it appears that the device is traveling at more than a certain speed -- to keep them from being used by pilots aboard airplanes, since the majority of consumer-available devices are not approved for cockpit use by the FAA.
Dec 29th 2009 12:16PM I also have to strongly disagree with the suggestion that you sleep during the day if you're tired and in a new time zone, and that you stay up 'til the wee hours if you can't sleep at night. It's possibly the *worst* thing to do, in fact: You'll make sure that your body does not acclimate to the offset pattern of light & dark. Instead, get to sleep when local time says go to sleep (*don't* hit the bars until 4am!) and try to stay awake during the day.
Nov 18th 2009 12:18PM I'm starting a SCUBA program soon and I want to do my certification dive in Belize!
Oct 13th 2009 3:59PM Happy birthday, Gadling! You're my favorite work distraction, you know. Here's to many more years of shirking my day job.
Oct 1st 2009 11:32AM Why is "be direct" last on the list, and why be indirect at all? It IS possible to politely tell someone that you're not in the mood to talk -- and not play games by looking preoccupied (doing things that you didn't want to do in the first place, no less), acting like a terse jerk (by only giving short answers) or hiding in plain sight with your magazine.
This article makes no sense to me.