The Wonders of Cruising

Old Apr 4th, 2010, 07:33 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Wonders of Cruising

Here are three cruising stories from the Dogologues.

I wouldn't <i>exactly</i> call them trip reports - but every word is true. They are my report of MY trip, anyway. You might find them amusing. Of course, cruising is wonderful. I was just err... unlucky.

http://thedogster.wordpress.com/ocean-odyssey/
http://thedogster.wordpress.com/death-by-azamara/
http://thedogster.wordpress.com/death-on-the-ganges/

enjoy
dogster is offline  
Old Apr 5th, 2010, 06:38 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 651
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wow. Very sharply observed and well-written. Thanks and congrats on writing this!
triathlete is offline  
Old Apr 5th, 2010, 07:16 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
thank you tri - I was a little concerned about bunging this in here, 'cos I know how enthusiastic you all are about cruising. Me too - it's just that every time I go on one - it's <i>hell on water</i>. lol.

Ages ago, I put 'Death by Azamara' in Cruise Critic and they deleted it in about four seconds. lol. So far, so good in here.
dogster is offline  
Old Apr 5th, 2010, 09:12 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 18,134
Received 22 Likes on 4 Posts
Thanks for all of your insight..
HappyTrvlr is offline  
Old Apr 5th, 2010, 02:20 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 20,666
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I opened all 3 links, and sorry to say, couldn't read any of them! Gray letters on black background - is it my computer? my eyes? How did you guys manage to read?
Dayenu is offline  
Old Apr 5th, 2010, 02:25 PM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
lol sorry Dayenu. Try increasing your viewing size. See that little 100% sign down the bottom right corner?

You're only the second one to have problems with this. Well, only the second one to tell me. Short of changing the format, I don't know how to fix this.

If you're really keen, I'll E-mail them to you. Just try and squint your way down to the 'comments' and leave me an addy.
dogster is offline  
Old Apr 5th, 2010, 02:33 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 20,666
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Figured this out - if I highlight, copy to Words - I can read black on white.

I wish I wouldn't! It sounds not like described with humor, it's like the author's hobby is to find something negative about everybody he met!

Sorry, I'm out. You all carry on!
Dayenu is offline  
Old Apr 5th, 2010, 02:43 PM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well thanks for that kind comment Dayenu. I guess you won't want the E-mail then?
dogster is offline  
Old Apr 6th, 2010, 08:46 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 20,666
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
At least you can tell others to copy to Words so my last post is not completely useless for you
Dayenu is offline  
Old Apr 6th, 2010, 11:47 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 27,615
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Under Appearance on your Wordpress dashboard you'll find "Themes" - if you pick a different theme you'll get different colors. Someone I follow on Twitter asked for opinions on white-on-black today - uniformly negative response.
thursdaysd is offline  
Old Apr 6th, 2010, 11:03 PM
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I hear you thursday - and even my non-fan Dayenu - lol. Look now. Not as snazzy, but practical. Come back Dayenu. kissy kissy.
dogster is offline  
Old Apr 7th, 2010, 04:47 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 27,615
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Thanks! That's much better for me - and still pretty snazzy, even if less in-your-face!
thursdaysd is offline  
Old Apr 7th, 2010, 12:32 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 20,666
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Dogster, you have to learn to use emoticons

And I was able to read after copying it to words

Now, if only I could understand the photo in your profile... :-?
Dayenu is offline  
Old Apr 7th, 2010, 01:01 PM
  #14  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oh, lol - emoticons - err... no. I was kinda hoping that people would get the meaning from the words, rather than a little smiley face. lol lol lol. I always thought that was the art of it...

but no matter. I'm glad you popped back Dayenu. But I think you have to put your happy hat on to read these stories - they really aren't written as revenge. Actually, I tried to write them with love - and a certain blind acceptance... until they really got up my nose.

The reality of writing is that if there isn't any conflict, there really isn't much of a story. So if I dwell on the more err.. extreme of my characters - that's where the narrative is, that's where the jokes are, that where the amazement lies.

So pop the happy hat on and try again. Or, if you like, go read some of the other thirty stories in the site. You'll see them if you click here:
http://thedogster.wordpress.com/
dogster is offline  
Old Apr 7th, 2010, 02:42 PM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 20,666
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm thinking... should I offer you a trade? I'll read your reports if you read mine

Still thinking...
Dayenu is offline  
Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:23 PM
  #16  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've had a lot of hits from your guys. Thank you. Even Dayenu will be happy now. No more grey on black! lol. More to come soon from Papua New Guinea and Burma.

Two more river-cruise stories from India added, as well as some pictures. You'll see there has been progress at the site.

http://thedogster.wordpress.com

just click on 'The Wonders of Cruising'. I'll get all the links working today.
dogster is offline  
Old May 4th, 2010, 11:46 AM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 20,666
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi, I am still here! Surprised?

Your "death-on-the-gangs" is gone, yeah? We'll be going to Scandinavia to put some volcanic ashes on our heads mourning this loss
Dayenu is offline  
Old May 4th, 2010, 09:35 PM
  #18  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
No, Dayenu. But I think the links have changed. The site has gone thru mucho renovations. But don't concern yourself. It's always a thrill to hear from you. The link above gets you there with one click - but you might get confused by all the pretty pictures. As I KNOW you want to finish off every last word, this link will get you directly there:
http://thedogster4.wordpress.com/death-on-the-ganges-1/

lol lol lol. Scandinavia? How great. I'm in Europe in a month.
dogster is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Sassafrass
Cruises
6
Feb 21st, 2017 06:11 PM
jacketwatch
Cruises
11
Feb 15th, 2017 05:31 AM
poketlynnt
Cruises
5
Jan 29th, 2016 06:40 AM
JudyC
Cruises
6
Jan 7th, 2012 04:41 PM
CherylLyons
Cruises
6
Oct 30th, 2011 08:46 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Your Privacy Choices -