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About UUNetBill

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About Me

  • Location
    Greenville, SC
  • Interests
    Single Malt scotch, golf, skiing, motorcycling, computers, etc.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Gotta be Regent so far
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Whichever one I get to tomorrow.

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  1. Did you need to request this or did it just hit your account? We were scheduled to be sailing today, actually, which of course didn’t happen. I think it was just a 7 or 10 day cruise, but every night helps...
  2. Well, we usually discuss football around our water cooler, but that’s not much of an option yet... FWIW, we just chose our excursions last week for our Jan ‘21 cruise. Still a lot of variables in the equation but it’s fun to look anyhow.
  3. Then you might like my new thread...kind of a digital anti-depressant! 😁
  4. Personal opinion here, but the Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart is a LOT more fun than Oktoberfest. It, too, was cancelled this year but they usually run about the same time - if there's any way you could do both it would be awesome. But me, if I could only do one, I'd go to Stuttgart. They're about 2.5 hours apart by train. Fun fact: The rail from the Munich train station to the Stuttgart train station runs within about a mile of two different places I lived over there (Neu Ulm and Nellingen/Alb). You could wave at my old neighbors as you roll by. 🤣
  5. Guys! We're booked on this one, too - fingers crossed we can make it happen!!! I'm confident it will sail but we have another one on deck with our daughter that may cause us to move the January cruise out a bit...but if it goes and if we go, I'll buy the first round, okay?
  6. That's awesome! Way back in January of 2019 my wife got a happy birthday serenade from Davor (without the accompaniment) in Prime 7; it's the little things like this that really make our Regent cruises memorable. Can't wait to be back on board...
  7. I thought you were going to say the butler loaned him some tuxedo pants! LOL!!! 😂
  8. No curiosity for me - I can scroll right by the 'hidden post' notices and not even blink. BTW, I should send you some pictures of our new addition to the family - Louis the seal-point ragdoll cat. He's about 7 months now and VERY curious. Mostly curious as to why he went to the vet last month and came home later minus a few, uh, baubles he'd had hanging around...but that's a topic for a different thread...
  9. It was my understanding that most of the antibody tests would hit positive for many different viruses, not just Covid-19: Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E. That's what makes it so hard to get valid numbers, I think. You sure it was the flu? Seems like a lot of people got sick around that time, thought it was the flu, and found out later it may have been Covid-19...
  10. I know my CC browsing sessions have been made more enjoyable since I found the 'Block' feature. It's the little things in life...
  11. Thanks Jackie. I got caught up in the PPP storm that affected most US banks last month. 😵 Finally getting caught up. I'm fine with 'distancing' as that's my normal style. I believe in giving and maintaining a good personal bubble. I still believe masks and gloves are more of a knee-jerk "we gotta do something" reaction, but if people want to wear 'em, fine - wear 'em. If people don't want to wear 'em, well, just give 'em some extra distance. I stopped at a Chick-Fil-A for lunch last week and did the curbside delivery - the kid bringing out everyone's meals was wearing a mask and gloves. The mask was pulled down below his nose and he was using the same gloves inside, outside, and on the door handles...which basically renders both measures worthless. So why bother?? People are wearing bandannas - virtually zero effectiveness. But they feel like they're doing something. I just think that we need to have our lives returned to us - let us, as supposedly responsible adults, make the decisions on how to live our lives. High-risk group? Wear a mask (properly) and/or avoid people. Wash your hands. Practice good hygiene. That's all we really need to do, IMO. But I'm apparently in the minority here. No worries. I just hope things are 'normal' in time for us to visit Japan next year! 🎌
  12. This is why I've been refraining from posting on these 'Blind Speculation' threads...the fact is, no one has a CLUE how many people have had Covid-19, nor how many people have died from it. The governments report on new cases and fatalities from the virus but does ANYONE actually believe these numbers? I honestly believe we're under-reporting the number of cases and over-reporting the number of deaths. But who knows, really? Not a damn person on this board, I guarantee it. We keep hearing about how deadly this disease is...yet no one talks about the deaths and other problems being caused by keeping the world shut down. We can't even get straight answers on masks, how can we expect the truth on anything else? I have read that domestic violence calls are way up, that suicides are way up, that anti-depressant med prescriptions are up by 85%. And this in just 2 or 3 months. I agree with previous posters who advocated a return to normalcy - or as normal as we can make it - and soon. I also tend to think the 'new normal' will be a lot like the 'old normal' within 6 months or a year, as we learn more about this virus and come to the realization that this isn't the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Yeah, it's worse than the 'normal' flu. But everyone is making it seem like you'll be struck down dead if you so much as set foot outside. THAT, my friends, is going to cause more long-lasting damage to the US and the world if we keep living in fear like this. I've just read about a weeks worth of posts that contained about 90% or more: 1. Opinions 2. Conjecture 3. Parroted stats 4. Doomsday predictions 5. Contradictory statements 6. Nastiness I know a lot of you will disagree with me. Many of you will feel the need to flame me. Have at it, no skin off my ass. Oh, to get back to the good old days of actually talking about cruising...
  13. Covid 'might' return, 'could' come back, 'may' be worse, 'possible' resurgence... Bottom line - no one knows. Me, I'm not gonna worry about out until things actually happen. And I don't have 1,000 rolls of Charmin in my closet, either. 🙄
  14. My wife is from Jersey...but not Fort Lee so I guess it's cool.
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