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Old 12-08-2007, 09:14 PM
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:24 PM
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If I'm on a cruise, my drink of choice is a Long Island Ice Tea (vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, sweet&sour and just a splash of Coke). I tend to consume quite a bit of alcohol on cruises, so I'm always looking to get the most bang for my buck!

At home I'll mix myself up a whiskey sour (Seagrams 7) or a margarita (regular 'ol Cuervo). If I feel like a shot, I like Jagermeister or a good, 100% agave tequila. My fiance is a former bartender and likes to mix up seasonal drinks... he makes an absolutely heavenly pumpkin pie martini with vodka, pumpkin liqueur, kahlua and heavy cream. Is it 5:00 yet???? LOL
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:30 AM
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Tortuga Rum... Piton beer from Castries, St. Lucia is my favorite import. Staying at Sandals, I would stay at the main pool all day and drink Piton beer at the swim-up bar. Ahhhh.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:18 AM
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Just returned from our 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise and had an interesting experience. We purchased a bottle of very expensive (impossible to get here) Aņejo tequila from a small boutique distiller. I had them double-wrap the bottle in bubble-wrap (since the ship was going to "keep" it for me until disembarcation). The store put the wrapped bottle in a plastic bag with their advertising all over it!

We re-boarded the ship, the bag went thru the x-ray, we picked it up, walked to the elevator and left the area WITH the bottle! We weren't attempting to sneak it aboard because that bottle was destined for some serious, at-home sipping! BTW, we were not in a "crowd of people". We were the ONLY four people going through security!

I guess Edgar Allen Poe was correct in that the best hiding place for anything is in plain sight!

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Old 12-18-2007, 02:52 PM
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:15 PM
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Welcome back Chuck!

Your story reminds me of the guy pushing a wheelbarrow out of a factory every day with all kinds of stuff in it. They kept searching for something that didn't belong to him, suspecting him of perhaps stealing. One day they finally figured it out; he was stealing wheelbarrows.

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Old 12-18-2007, 04:52 PM
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:42 PM
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Was Las Vegas good to you or will you stick to the ship's casinos from now on. Interesting experience - I had a very hard time in the casino on the ship dealing with the smoke. I used to be a very heavy smoker but I quit two years ago with the help of Zyban. Don't know what it did to my "nicotine receptors" but now if I'm in an area with a lot of smoke my tolerance level is zip and I have to get out. I don't say anything cause I understand - heck, I used to be where they are. Anyway, just thought I'd share. Back to the tequila. I still haven't uncorked it. Maybe this New Year's I'll have one (or two) by the fire. If you're in the area, stop by and I'll pour you a finger or two!

Yea, you're right on with that story. Here's another one. A few years ago, a friend was working in a department (name withheld) store in Lakewood, CA. It seems two well-dressed, clean-cut, college-type young men walked in one evening, walked into the sporting goods department, picked up a canoe, turned it upside down, got under it at each end and walked out past the store manager and the head of security who were having a conversation regarding what to do about reducing the shrinkage in the store!

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Old 12-20-2007, 08:22 PM
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This happened pre-9/11 when it was a little easier to get on a military base, but even so, you gotta' wonder!

Two guys in coveralls and driving a truck that said, "Piano Movers" drove onto the grounds of The Persidio in San Francisco, went to the band rehersal auditorium, and announced they were there to pick up the piano. They wrapped the grand piano in moving blankets, loaded it onto the truck, and left, without ever being challenged for identification or paperwork of any kind.

The next day at rehersal the band director asked what happened to the piano, and was informed the "movers" picked it up the day before. You know the rest: there were NO orders for the piano to be moved. It was just a very brazen theft.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:52 AM
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My rule of thumb on a ship... Get in good with all the bartenders. I always order from them directly and am quick to disperse a little cash to them. After that, my glass is never empty and what they put in it is seldom "well brand" and it is very seldom weak.
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