Jun 22nd 2010 7:10PM Ahoy, Chuck!
Not to mention the 4100 soles and all that gum. Yuck! You are absolutle right about being at sea. Over-sized cruise "ships" are the equivilent of 1200 foot aircraft carriers. You don't even know you're aboard ahip unless you peer out the porthole. With a ship this size, too many cabins are inboard. These are people who don't go below, they go downstairs; they don't go aft, but to "the back of boat," which as you know, is a ship.
And a hotel lobby is a great place to people watch, imbide in your favorite non-or-alcohol drink and relax.
A GREAT COMMENT!
Jun 17th 2010 9:13AM It's too bad that you didn't include the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD.
May 1st 2010 10:00PM It took me a few hours to get my hearing back after my grandniece's "Sweet 16" bash. I think the decibel level is the same at Best Buy. With the "stationers," all are overpriced, just like the old-fashioned stores that Staples and Office Depot destroyed. It's really item by item, when it comes to price. A battery at Staples was $3,49. The same battery at Office Depot was $1,49. Comparison shop, like any smart consumer, and you'll come away feeling a little less ripped off. WHAT?
Apr 10th 2010 10:40PM THANK YOU, VAL. THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL AND DELICIOUS ABOUT MAKING "TOLLHOUSE' COOKIES FROM SCRATCH. YOU GET TO BUY THE INGREDIENTS OF YOUR CHOICE, LIKE FLOUR, SUGAR, ETC.....
AND YOUR KIDS, WHETHER IN COLLEGE, IN THE BACKYARD OR EVEN IN JAIL, WILL APPRECIATE THE TIME AND EFFORT YOU PUT IN TO BAKE JUST ABOUT EVERYONE'S FAVORIITE KIND OF COOKIE.
STEVE, THE COOKIE NON-MONSTER
Mar 29th 2010 9:35PM ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS WRITING, STORIES AND CONCLUSION. THE OUTER HEBRIDES IS THE ONLY PLACE ON THE PLANET I MUST GET TO, AND I'M ONLY 67.
Feb 20th 2010 8:32AM I can't imagine why anyone would be suprised that Rockers, like Rod Stewart or great voices like Phil Collins, have hobbbies. Do people really think celebs sit around starring at mirrors all day, glowing in the bask of his or her success? I hardly think so. Hobbies are healthy, fun, creative, and often take some of the sting (no pun intended)out of being talented and succsssful. I'm only disappointed that I'll never get the opportunity to see Mr. Stewart's model train set- up. It must be awesome!
Feb 8th 2010 11:03AM If you take the .85 cents that goes to the baker, the remaining $2.65 equals a 300% mark-up. Since there is no labor cost involved, because all the participants are volunteers. This is one heck of lesson on capitalism. Even jewelers' mark-ups don't come anywhere near this insanity. I'd be delighted to hear from anyone who feels the need to correct my arithmetic.
Jan 26th 2010 10:07AM It's completely understandable why people don't use the language correctly. I taught English in one of our public schools for years and discovered many of our seniors hadn't even heard of The Parts of Speech. Maybe they weren't listening. My particular school system's (Arlington County Virginia Schools) had its demon: 'alot' versus 'a lot.' I never knew who won that battle, since I left after fifteen years of frustration with unqualified teachers, principals more interested in "not rocking the boat" to keep their pensions intact and students who were generally lazy. I thank you for your article, as it will help a few, if any, so-called native speakers, in the usage of their own language, mandated in most states as a subject to study for twelve years. Twelve years...
Oct 14th 2009 11:25AM I know he's an actor, but saying things like "... the gasoline thing; it's kinda like a big deal..." could use a little reality check unless Ford and Mike want their grandchidren wearing oxymen masks.
Oct 7th 2009 12:11PM It wasn't difficult to figure out that a guy who changed light-bulbs for a living, couldn't handle money. He was just simply another stupid lottery loser. I also RESENTyour continuous references to him living in a mobile home. I live in one. I love it! You make it sound like mobile home living is only for the poor people of the country. You couldn't have gotten the mobile home part anymore incorrect.