Is ANYONE else addicted???

Aug 22nd, 2003, 11:54 AM
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I'm totally addicted too -- I can't tell you how many times I've had to do a quick "minimize" so my boss doesn't see.
I started by looking for information for an upcoming trip to Paris. The trip is in three weeks (I promise to do a trip report) but I guarantee I'll still be checking daily even after the trip. The advice has been wonderful -- spot-on and often funny. You folks are great.

P.S. I'm a northern California gal too!
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 11:59 AM
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We can get our frustrated DH's or signifcant other's to bring us to a Fodorite Intervention (singles not to be left out), then we can all enjoy the convention! They really would faint if I said I wanted to travel to meet these "strangers" in person.

I tell them that they should read too. What a great supplement to at least our educations anyway. I have learned more about art and history than in school. I'm sorry to say, that my highest education was two years of college, and even then I knew nothing about art and little about anyone's history nor was I inspired to want to. Your comments intrigue me to research things you mention seeing. I am grateful that you mention it, and it's my job to figure out it's significance. I LOVE learning about it.

In a debate about whether kids should miss school due to travel, one poster (an educator or attendance clerk, I think it was) said, "Don't let school get in the way of education." I think it should be excused absence within reason. I once let my kids miss a few days due to travel only is they assured me they would not let thier school work fall. Much later I learned my son got some 0's because he never asked for his work. The teacher left the responsibility up to him and let him be accountable. I hated it, but what a great lesson.

Oops! Sorry, I am way off the subject of the original post.
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:04 PM
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I haven't posted much, but I read constantly! But, can anyone tell me, are trolls exactly what they sound like, and what on earth is DH short for?
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:05 PM
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... yes, Marilyn, in SF, but only for a while. Then, you know, PHC, and Malibu, at Surfrider Beach, on the beach. Someone said I never travel. I wrote this cute rejoinder, then the Fodor system ate it all up and characterized it as indigestible. I post from atop the hill, if you know the Ritz. The walk up earlier, after much wine and much fun talk, was ... shall we say, virtual. Cochon_Damne would appreciate that.
Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:06 PM
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Addicted? No, I'm not! I am here only Mon-Fri, not every day! And I can quit any time, just don't want to! And I am not in denial!
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:07 PM
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DH = Dear Husband. And, those who let us surf this board half the night are, indeed, dear husbands.
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:10 PM
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And here I thought it stood for Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof.
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:25 PM
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My name is Lewis and I'm a ......
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:26 PM
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My DH, who is an avid baseball fan, thought it was Designated Hitter...
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:28 PM
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... Faina, may I laugh? Giggles galore, thanks.
Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:32 PM
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Guilty as charged.

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Aug 22nd, 2003, 01:01 PM
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I am totally addicted. And now that I have dsl at home I am REALLY hopeless! At least tying up the phone lines was a deterrent.
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 01:12 PM
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Welcome to my World!!!!Sometimes I wonder what the day would be without reading Fodors' funny, interestings, educationals POSTS?
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 01:12 PM
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Oh yes . . . I have mentioned on many a thread what a Fodors addict I am. I am so addicted that I keep thinking, rather wistfully, "Gee, I'm really going to miss the Fodor's board while I'm in Europe next month!" I mean, I'll actually BE IN EUROPE and I'm worried about not getting my Fodor's fix.

That's sick . . .

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Aug 22nd, 2003, 01:16 PM
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It would be overstating the obvious to tell you if I am!
Aug 22nd, 2003, 01:21 PM
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Just wait until you are IN Europe, go to an internet cafe for emails and just check in on Fodors for a quick peek and end up staying on waaay too long, then you know you are really addicted.
This is what I did in Sorrento earlier this year.
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 02:12 PM
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My DW ?? (Dear wife I guess) has also gone to bed.
She gives up on me !
When I got the internet years ago I never ever imagined there was a forum that I would base my travels on !!
Off to Tokyo, Australia and Singapore from Wales in 110 days with 2 teenagers ...oh my god will fodors pull me through !!!
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 02:42 PM
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The true test of addiction is when you check in daily even when you are not planning a trip. I have been watching the transition of addicts over the past six years or more and it seems to be contagious. I am not aware of a antidote--- once an avid Europhile.
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 02:51 PM
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I actually did a focus group here in San Francisco for Fodor's market research when was in the planning stages.

They were right; travellers love to talk and share.

I sort of come and go depending on whether we are planning a trip, but I always return and am always happy to be a small part of such a cool and knowledgeable group.
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Aug 22nd, 2003, 02:53 PM
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Yes! Yes! Let's do a SF, ie Get Together. A bunch of us did that a few years ago and it was great fun. We met at a hospitable Fodorite's beautiful apartment in SF and walked to a local Italian restaurant. Decided that maybe a potluck at someone's home might be more conducive to good conversation. It's hard to mingle at a restaurant. Anyone want to step up to the plate (figuratively)? DH and I will come, I'm sure Kal (from the US board--lives in Sacramento) and DW will come and probably bunches of others. Shall I start a new thread to check for interest?
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