Search found 1577 matches

by The Lost Manatee
November 2, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Coral Reefers
Topic: Peter Mayer Christmas Show
Replies: 54
Views: 3495

Re: Peter Mayer Christmas Show

I wouldn't miss it if I were you. It is a great show and it is all Christmas music. No Buffett tunes.
by The Lost Manatee
November 2, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Changes in Latitudes
Topic: Leaving the country traveling with meds....
Replies: 12
Views: 922

Re: Leaving the country traveling with meds....

A friend of mine's husband (now ex) was arrested for stupidity, I mean for carrying a controlled substance without a prescription. He got stopped at airport security because he "forgot" that he had a knife in his boot. He was asked three times if he had anything and he said no. When they searched hi...
by The Lost Manatee
November 2, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Advice for my first winter up north?
Replies: 192
Views: 10431

Re: Advice for my first winter up north?

First, the bag of kitty litter or of sand in the trunk is great, if you have a rear wheel drive car. Doesn't do a thing for you if it is front wheel drive, unless you sprinkle on the snow/ice when you get stuck. Second, if it is rear wheel drive with an automatic transmission and you are approaching...
by The Lost Manatee
October 24, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Related Artists Discussion
Topic: Zachary Richard recovering from a stroke
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Zachary Richard recovering from a stroke

Here's to Zachary's quick and complete recovery.
by The Lost Manatee
October 24, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: 2010 NCAA Football
Replies: 401
Views: 15210

Re: 2010 NCAA Football

I always laugh when I hear these claims that one school or another doesn't play a tough enough schedule and then you look at the ones that supposedly do and they play less than 50% of their games against teams that have won a third of their games in the last year. Or the folks who say that when a sc...
by The Lost Manatee
October 24, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: For anyone who was thinking of running the Boston Marathon..
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: For anyone who was thinking of running the Boston Marathon..

I have 7 friends who run the Boston Marathon every year. It all started when they worked at the same company, now it's just what they do.
by The Lost Manatee
October 24, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Great 1970's Sit-Coms
Replies: 31
Views: 1336

Re: Great 1970's Sit-Coms

Shoot, forgot about WKRP Me too. Remember Les when he dropped the turkeys out of the helicopter and realized after the fact that they couldn't fly! Or, Booooger! HaHa. Back in the day. To be accurate, Les was on the ground reporting. It was Mr. Carlson and Herb throwing the turkeys out of the helic...
by The Lost Manatee
October 24, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Jobs

And what do you want/need a Masters in Hospitality for? Is it going to get you a job as a GM of a major resort or even for a major hotel? Not likely. Most hire those with experience. It's like those who get a BA or BS in Travel and Tourism only to end up as travel agents or ticketing agents for airl...
by The Lost Manatee
October 14, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Speaking of blogging.....
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Speaking of blogging.....

I write for our corporate blog as well and we use WordPress too. I'm considering blogging on my own, in which case I will use it.
by The Lost Manatee
October 1, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Changes in Latitudes
Topic: New Orleans...
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: New Orleans...

Don't forget that it is legal to take minors into bars until 11pm. This means that you can frequently take them to catch the early show at a number of musical venues that they wouldn't be allowed in otherwise.
by The Lost Manatee
September 22, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Do You trust da Cops?
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: Do You trust da Cops?

I've known good cops, bad cops and some that aren't too sure. I respect the men and women who work in law enforcement for their willingness to stick their necks out and work miserable hours and in many place, for a terrible wage. If a police officer says something, I'm willing to give him or her the...
by The Lost Manatee
September 22, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Open Enrollment...aka Open Season
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: Open Enrollment...aka Open Season

Three years ago this past December between my employer's contribution and mine spent about $15k annually to insure myself and my teenager. The split was roughly 50/50 and the coverage was good. Max co-pay on meds was $30.00, to see the doc was $25, max out of pocket $2k per person. Two years ago, th...
by The Lost Manatee
September 20, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Sail on Kykuit and Skibo
Replies: 42
Views: 1575

Re: Sail on Kykuit and Skibo

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm afraid that my Golden isn't too far off from that final trip to the vet. She's lost a lot of weight, doesn't want to get up too often but the vet can't find anything wrong with her, other than age. It is so, so hard to see them suffer and to loss them. My thoughts an...
by The Lost Manatee
August 31, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: This is some scary Shiznit............
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: This is some scary Shiznit............

We are the world's best bomb manufacturers because we have the most experience and with the Nonproliferation Treaty, we should be able to maintain that position for years to come. What is sad, is how our government used US citizens living in Eastern Nevada, Southern and Central Utah, Northern Arizon...
by The Lost Manatee
August 26, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Airline crash only 1 dead 130 survive.
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Airline crash only 1 dead 130 survive.

Great engineering and design work combines to help make a crash survivable.
by The Lost Manatee
August 26, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Biggest Movie Blunders............
Replies: 49
Views: 2552

Re: Biggest Movie Blunders............

[quote="surfpirate"] In Die Hard II ... taking place supposedly at Dulles Airport outside of Washington D.C., John McClain (Bruce Willis) uses a payphone with the logo of Pacific Bell on the phone. The entire Die Hard II move gave me fits. First, it isn't Dulles, it looks more like Denver. Second, i...
by The Lost Manatee
August 13, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: want to limit the carry-ons for airplanes??
Replies: 72
Views: 2460

Re: want to limit the carry-ons for airplanes??

I would love to see the airlines require that your carry on has to be in the overhead, above your seat or under the seat in front of you. There is nothing worse than having a seat near the front, which means you're last to board and all of the overheads are full, except that one all the way in the b...
by The Lost Manatee
July 26, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Changes in Latitudes
Topic: Your preferred vaction type
Replies: 32
Views: 2012

Re: Your preferred vaction type

I have to say that I loved my Windjammer Cruises and have pretty much hated all the big cruise ship experiences that I've had. I'm not a diver so I can't address that part of this survey. I have stayed at AIs in a couple of places when I've gone with friends and I'm nonplussed by them. When I travel...
by The Lost Manatee
July 26, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Airline looses bag but refuses to refund baggage fee
Replies: 27
Views: 1787

Re: Airline looses bag but refuses to refund baggage fee

I have to say that from a moral and ethical standpoint I believe that the airline should refund the fee. The only one I know of that does, is Alaskan. Not only will they do it if they lose your bag, they will do it if your bag takes more than 30 minutes from the time that passengers deplane until th...
by The Lost Manatee
July 26, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Car Rental Question
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Car Rental Question

I have rented cars from everyone out there and I have good and bad stories from all of them. The worst, based on my experience is Budget, especially internationally. I don't use Alamo/Enterprise/National very often because I find that the cars tend to have higher mileage and are the base version of ...