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Old 07-21-2011, 04:07 AM   #481
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I say we just start our own Nose Picker Society and let them sing off into the sunset!
Family members of mine are card carrying members of that society, literally.

My brother is a locksmith and when he first started, a friend made him "unofficial" business cards that said locks, butts, noses, you name it, I pick it!

Kara - Captain Jack Sigh.
Ally will learn to appreciate what she missed in about 5 years. Can't wait to meet me some Captain Jack. DH will have to drag me away.

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I'm still reading your post, but I just had to say....



But, I don't WANNA be a PIRATE!!!

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Old 07-21-2011, 08:31 AM   #485
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In Phillispburg you can lay on the beach for free. But it will cost you $1 to pee.

Thanks for the tip- I'll be sure to bring my changepurse to the potty.

When in all actuality she should have paid US to use these facilities!!!

When we walked into the "cave" the ceiling were no higher than 7 feet. Maybe lower.

And twisting and turning through a maze, a very dark and gloomy maze, depsite the white painted walls.

To see this ahead of us. A hole in the wall. With bars on the door......



I SWEAR to you that there is a bathroom in ST John that is the SAME!!! It's next to the Beach Bar....so I have had the pleasure, once or ten times... But there is no charge to pee in STJ....you just need to know someone to get the key. But of course, I know all the keymasters, so if ya ever need to pee in STJ, I can get ya'll in FOR FREE!

And of course, Ally decided to get her money's worth. Because I waited. And paced. And waited. And paced.

To this day I have no idea what that child did in there, and I don't really want to know. But I think she left a little McSparkleson behind in St Maarten......

You must have been SO PROUD of your little girl taking full advantage of ME time!!

We got back to drop off the Jeep and then walked around the port area for a little while. Pretty soon the bottom fell out of the sky, but luckily we were right near a guavaberry hut, so.......



REALLY looking forward to this- if you come up in September I'll give you a bottle as a party favor!

But first, up on deck for sail away. I. Love. Sail Away! No matter where we were, I loved watching the ship oh so slowly pull away from the dock and slowly move back out into the sea. It was a very calming feeling.

I agree- except the last port- that feeling SUCKS!



And for some reason, it looks like the sun just went down REALLY fast. And it may have. I know those guavaberry coladas went down fast. Maybe there is a connection?

Now THAT'S funny!!







You all look EXCELLENT!!! Will we be dressing up for Pirate Night next year?

DUH...What a STUPID question.

Well shiver me timbers! Me thinks that son of a biscuit eater Jeff don't be likin his new pirate duds!




Very nice, Kara- you should make it your profile pic on FB.


And of course, being a Mcsparkleson...... I did not disappoint.

K: Captain Jack! Do you remember me? We shared a moment. Magic Kingdom? 2008? Pirate and Princess party? Remember?
CJ (slurring): Ah, yes..... vaguely.
K: It was a beautiful moment. Just you, and me. And the thousands of others you saw that night. But I'm sure you remember me, right?
CJ (slurring): Mmmm hmmmm. How bout a photo to commemorate that night.....
K: Well certainly! Can my daughter join us?
Ally (arms crossed, frown on face): Gee thanks.
CJ (slurring and eyeing my drink): Is that rum?
K: Well yes it is. Rum and diet coke!
CJ: Well, off with you now.....
K: I'll wait for you when the ship docks!!!!! Bye Captain Jack!
Ally: Mama, Let's GO!



But did you tell him you'd be back TWICE for him next spring??? Oh...maybe not. I guess there's something to be said for the element of surprise....

I'm not sure, but there may have been applause from the rest in line. I know the CM with CJ really enjoyed it......

Ally, however, did NOT enjoy it. As soon as she saw Jeff, she ran up to him and proclaimed that I was no longer her mother. She had disowned me.

The poor, poor child.

Then while standing in line for photos with Mickey (my other ), I kept waving up to Capt Jack, who was still doing meet and greet right near the railing upstairs.


I think he moved over so he could watch me. He was jealous. Of Jeff. And Mickey. I'm sure of it.

Oh brother. Did you go off your meds again???

Jeff then pointed to me. Pushed me away, and mouthed, "you can have her."

I knew I liked that guy....

See? There was no need for a show this night when the McSparklesons were on board. We entertained all.

Of that there is NO doubt!



Have I mentioned before how much I loved the characters? How intimate the meet and greets are (not intimate enough with CJ, if ya know what I mean!)? Here was Stitch, never one of my favorites, but I loved him on this cruise!



I LOVE this one, too!!! THIS is why I wanted you to go on the cruise!!!!



He played with Ally for the longest time!!!! She was cracking up!

And then of course, there was "HER." She keeps trying to move in, doesn't she.....



HA! I didn't see Captain Jack waving to HER!!!!

Meds, Kara...MEDS!

Up next..... good eats on Pirate Night!


I really, REALLY can't wait for next May!!!
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Nice meet with Capt. Jack
He is sooooo purty!!!

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I am so right there with you on Stitch! Have never been a big fan of his (other than when he TP'd the castle), but loved him on our cruise. Odd, isn't it?
It may also have been because there was nobody else in line to meet him! He was outside the Walt Disney Theater, which is where the stage shows happen. And since there was no stage show this night, there really weren't many people around that area. So she had him all to herself!

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It's funny how understanding we can be when it has happened to us!

I say we just start our own Nose Picker Society and let them sing off into the sunset!

Yeah, that's it. Fakes. Maybe they escaped from Celebration, which I swear is the real Stepford Wives
I remember when Celebration was first developed and that's all I could think about!!!!

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Family members of mine are card carrying members of that society, literally.

My brother is a locksmith and when he first started, a friend made him "unofficial" business cards that said locks, butts, noses, you name it, I pick it!

Kara - Captain Jack Sigh.
Ally will learn to appreciate what she missed in about 5 years. Can't wait to meet me some Captain Jack. DH will have to drag me away.

Love the sail away pics! Keep em coming!
I think I scared Capt Jack.........

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I'm still reading your post, but I just had to say....



But, I don't WANNA be a PIRATE!!!

Next year there will be no pirate costumes for the McSparklesons.... I'm thinking t-shirts and eye patches.

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I really, REALLY can't wait for next May!!!
Why? What's going on in May?
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I meant in MAY!! Are we dressing up?
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:00 PM   #488
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And it's time for....RANDOM THOUGHTS by Jen!

(JEN?!?!?!?Who the heck is that!?!?!)

I'm so sorry to hear about Jeff's extra-marital affair with Minnie. Awful. Like straight out of an epsiode of Cheaters. (that would be a really good episode. I admit it, I'd watch! You know the part where Minnie and Jeff are leaving the bar and getting into the car and the camera crew rolls up and ambushes them as they speed away..? That would be great reality TV!). On the upside it makes negotiating the DisMoms cruise much, much easier, no?

That sucks about your wardrobe malfunction at the Villains show, but you officially win the gold award for onboard sprinting! You know what they always say, if you haven't ever had a drink spilled on you on a cruise, you haven't cruised...drunk. O-KAY!

You got some gorgeous pictures of the sunrise over St. Maarten, however I was particularly enthralled with the up close & personal with the cow butt. Sunrise pics on a cruise- dime a dozen. I have never before seem bovine booty in such detail in a DCL TR before.

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OK, funny story about Titanic. Jeff was flipping through Netflix last night and found "Titanic 2" - really? And just what will that be about? Did Leo really pop back up and say "Surprise! Just holding my breath!"
Thanks a lot for embarassing me in front of my coworkers. I knew I should have known better than to attempt to read this at work.
(I hope my newly acquired degrees in Geography and Sociology from KJU are enough to get me a new job to make up for it.)

Orient beach is beautiful, I was just getting ready to ask if you guys were there by yourselves or something until I scrolled down and saw the "busy"
part of the beach.

Sadly I do not see Waldo. And how did you know I always look twice and look closely at the Orient Beach pics in all the TR's?

Thanks for the advice ont he Bluefemaledog Bar....I would love to stop there after our excursion in September because I was a bad tourist and DID NOT imbibe anything guavaberry when I was there last year. Blasphemy.

Between me and El we will have the low down (or is it the down low? Don't ask me I'm not the one with the stripper pole stateroom) on RCCL. Both of us are down to weeks. Just 7 weeks for me! And think of all that TR goodness you'll have to keep up on.

ooh...the beach by the Bluefemaledog Bar...that isn't oil there in those waters. It's poopy. The raw sewage is dumped in a retention pond that drains in Great Bay (which is that beach there where you were.) In fact you never know, Ally's mini me might be floating around there right now like a Baby Ruth. I'm sorry you didn't know that about the water there! Here is a link about it: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/archi...t-1133887.html

The sound of Music post lost me a bit because I've never seen it. I know..I know. I've only seen that cheesy part with Swissly dressed folk cavorting on a hilltop. And that was enough.

I seriously love Jeff's pirate pants. How in the world did you manage so many awesome charcter photo ops on Pirate Night? The lines are awful. In how many Disney Cruises...4? I have STILL not gotten a chance to get a pic with Captain Jack. Lines=ridiculous. And Ron is over the piarate thing now so any dreams of a nicely themed highwater pants family pic in the future is out of the question.

And who knew Minnie was such a hussy? Now Captain Jack? She sure had me fooled with her big bows and polka dots and such. And where is TMZ? This is a goldmine we are sitting on! We could make millions if we expose that harlot! Just sayin'.

OK I am officially caught up! thanks for holding back and not getting too far ahead of me!
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ooh...the beach by the Bluefemaledog Bar...that isn't oil there in those waters. It's poopy. The raw sewage is dumped in a retention pond that drains in Great Bay (which is that beach there where you were.) In fact you never know, Ally's mini me might be floating around there right now like a Baby Ruth. I'm sorry you didn't know that about the water there! Here is a link about it: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/archi...t-1133887.html

Eek! Thanks for the heads up. We will be there in August 2012, so I will be sure to avoid.

Although, from what I have been reading about what people say about the Mickey pool (my kids prime hang out so far), I wonder if I would be saving them from anything!
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Family members of mine are card carrying members of that society, literally.

My brother is a locksmith and when he first started, a friend made him "unofficial" business cards that said locks, butts, noses, you name it, I pick it!

Kara - Captain Jack Sigh.
Ally will learn to appreciate what she missed in about 5 years. Can't wait to meet me some Captain Jack. DH will have to drag me away.

Love the sail away pics! Keep em coming!
That business card is funny!
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Well, shiver me timbers! Those McSparklesons make mighty handsome pirate folk!

I was a little afraid for you going down that maze to use the restroom I'm glad everything came out alright.

Your time with CJ was Poor Ally I once tried to get Donald at DHS to remember an intimate moment we had on a cruise, and he acted very confused - some of these characters have really short memories.
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The funny thing coud be that the pee fee lady could have been just hangin' collecting money from unsuspecting tourists. The pee was probably free.

Yoou guys were really stylin' as pyrates!
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[QUOTE=podsnel SWEAR to you that there is a bathroom in ST John that is the SAME!!! It's next to the Beach Bar....so I have had the pleasure, once or ten times... But there is no charge to pee in STJ....you just need to know someone to get the key. But of course, I know all the keymasters, so if ya ever need to pee in STJ, I can get ya'll in FOR FREE![/QUOTE]



So does that mean you are the gatekeeper?

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Hey this has been fun! I am all caught up now --- had some Disney vacay of my own to attend to!!! Just got back from a 5 night on the dream, Vero Beach, and a couple nights at WDW! LOVED all your fun on the Magic, it is the cruise we are taking in November (Thanksgiving) and I can't wait! I was back about 10 pages and so I have been sitting here this morning with my coffee, eyeing your $3.50 mimosas (JUST sayin'! and having some good laughs at the fun on this PTR! REALLY liked hearing about St. Marteen.... We went snorkling in St. Johns when we took this cruise back like 10 years ago, SANS kids... NOW, though, I am trying to decided what to do on that day WITH kids, two squirrely boys, 6 and 9.... you seemed to really enjoy the beach you went to with your daughter... do you think it would be okay with younger kids? Not sure if it will be okay at that time of year? Pirate night was a HOOT!!! We had a great Captain Jack, too.... the CM on the Dream, is well, DREAMY... You ladies will have fun if it is the same fellow when you go in May! I think you will very much like the Dream, BTW... it is big, but so many neat things... INCLUDING an amazing adult area! You will have a blast! OFF to read your DISMom TR... I want one of those "groupie" buttons!!
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