Sunday, October 19, 2008

When You Really Want to Get to Know Someone...

Encourage their participation in the Newlywed Game! That's right - right here on the ms Rotterdam, we learned more about our friends Liz and Larry than any of us thought possible. I had to come right out and blog this because I was laughing so hard!!! Liz and Larry were stellar contestants and they took home the prize! Can I just say, that I'll probably never look at a can of Dr. Pepper the same way again. LOL!

Today was an amazing day - our second at sea. I woke up this morning ready to go with my schedule of events all planned out and ready to earn my Dam Dollars. Most of us went from event to event collecting as we went. Although, I'm sad to report that my whale Spanky didn't fare so well in the whale races. I went to the dance class that Susan, our Cruise Director teaches and while I didn't have a partner (Kadar was still sleeping, the bum!), I did get to practice. My Evil Twin is trying to coerce me into going to the Black and White Ball with the officers tonight to try out my new-found skills. We'll see if I can last that long!

Today is a day of celebrating Dutch traditions. As you may or may not know, the Holland America ships are flagged in The Netherlands. This morning, they served Dutch Pea Soup out on the decks while there was commentary about the Dardanelles, the Strait of Marmara, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. Tonight, we will be able to experience the Dutch Chocolate Extravaganza - all chocolate - all the time. Yum! For this, I will stay up late.

It was formal night tonight, so once again, we're dressed to the nines in velvet and sparkles. I'm sure there is an entire psychology of cruisers and their clothing options. Suffice it to say, there is one guest in particular that wears the most outrageous clothes. Imagine something from a strip hall meets Gucci. What do you get? A very expensive feather boa in red feathers with a matching hair piece. We laugh at this, but someone is probably laughing just as hard at me. I did have the pleasure of having my picture taken with the Captain tonight. Poor man - he's so nice looking and then to have to have his picture taken with all the women...LOL!

Tomorrow is another day at sea and we'll be formally dressed again. Lobster is on the menu and more fun and games to follow.

Hope this finds you well, and if I might make a suggestion: If you're married, plan your answers in advance lest you find yourself on stage doing the Newlywed Game.

1 comment:

Brenda's Mom said...

Thank you for keeping us posted. I truly love to read your blog everyday.