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Tommy's life is ruined, and we feel his pain. BUT - what's your record time on Fodor's/net travel planning?

Tommy's life is ruined, and we feel his pain. BUT - what's your record time on Fodor's/net travel planning?

Jan 13th, 2001, 11:38 AM
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Re: "Dr. Betty's" Nope. That's as good as it gets. I apologized in general for my aberative moments and trust that my positive contributions to this forum make up for them. I was objecting only to one small part of what you said. When it comes to the ways women have been objectified and been subjected to unequal expectations in the workforce I will speak out.
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 12:10 PM
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MIZZ fowler,

I may need your advice on some travel plans in the future. In the mean time, get a nice bottle of red wine and drink it by yourself.
 
Jan 14th, 2001, 10:16 PM
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okayand
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???

Great passions make for great emotions....agreed?
 
Jan 15th, 2001, 07:14 AM
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Monica
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Hi Beth,

I too have been around Fodors.com since about 1996! My planning takes me about 5-6 months, but love doing it. For my May trip to Greece, I only recently started my planning! I should have started in Oct/Nov. I don't even have my tickets yet. Yes, I too am addicted to this web site. But it's been great!
 
Jan 15th, 2001, 07:21 AM
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Monica introduced me to Fodors several months ago and now I'm hooked in a big way. Thanks a lot, Monica! No really, I can't imagine planning trips without it! I don't want to talk about how much time I spend here planning trips. Those of you that read all the posts know. I'm still in denial about it.
 
Jan 15th, 2001, 09:41 AM
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Okay,okay,okay! Why don't we both get a nice bottle of red wine and meet somewhere in the middle? We can both talk about what we "really" meant to say and then make a speedy recovery back to travel talk.

With all due respect,
Dr. Betty
 
Jan 15th, 2001, 11:37 AM
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Prof. Sally and Dr. Betty, if Tony and Elvira got over the tiff they had two years ago, so can you too. So cool it.

Topper, the Ghost
 
Jan 15th, 2001, 11:49 AM
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Hey, who says we're over it? If I had any mind left, I'd give him a piece of it when I see him in March.

SOP for the big trips in the fall: at least 3 Saturdays at the library, then virtually every night, from May thru takeoff, on the web or scrabbling through guidebooks and my copious notes on dozens of index cards.

That doesn't count the time at work that I pop into the web or Fodor's to check out *one* more thing.

I am not obsessive I am not obsessive I am not obsessive I am not obsessive
 
Jan 15th, 2001, 12:28 PM
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How does one get over a tiff around here? Topper, can you act as mediator? Elvira and Tony, what progress have you made over 2 yrs. and do you have any pointers you could share?

I'm still pretty new at this forum. I think it will be a year this March that Dr. Betty was morphed into being. I'm not a "real" doctor and I don't have a doctorate. I'm just a poser.

Travel is a constant state of mind and every time I read a trip report, I'm a gonner. I think...I've gotta go there next. Do you know how painful it is to read these postings if you don't know where you're gonna go next, or if you can even afford another trip? Tommy doesn't know pain, but his parents probably do.

Europe...one big ink blot. It was through the musings here (who knows where the time goes...I do not count the time except when seeing clients)that we discovered our next destination, Scotland. Searching here runs deep and more often generates friendships and support than tiffs. So Sally, babes, talk to me. I'm not who you think I am. I have a mind to show up in March so we can share a ceremonial cup of kindness. Toast eachothers broad experience and cry 'till we laugh.

Dr. Betty

Dr. Betty
 
Jan 15th, 2001, 01:09 PM
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Okay folks. This is ridiculous. There is no tiff that I have created. What there is is a difference of opinion on gender issues and an attempt by Dr. Betty to -- I have no idea how to describe it actually. So I won't.

I have acknowledged my "sins". That I have not always posted in good temper here -- but I'm not going to play into the game that is underway.

Folks. I don't post as much any more here because you never know when an enthusiastic, or humorous or sharp comment will be turned into a flame. I'm pretty hardy, but I do have other things to do in my life than trying to figure out how to share my love of travel without getting blitzed.

Re the issue at hand: in a private exchange it was suggested that the reason I am so sensitive to gender issues is because I've had some bad experiences. Folks. I'm sensitive to gender issues because making it harder for women to work successfully and fairly in the workplace is both morally and [and fortunately in this country] legally wrong.

This IS my last word on this. I'm not going to be dragged into any cutesy tiff crap. Let's get back to travel.
 
Jan 15th, 2001, 02:05 PM
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I agree that this forum has hightened my interest in travel. It is not merely about the destinations, but has more to do with the wonderful people here sharing their feelings.

 
Jan 15th, 2001, 04:14 PM
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I read some of this thread, but it seems I have missed whatever it is that is causing the bruha(?spelling) between
S.Fowler (is Sally your name?) and dr. Betty.
And I am GLAD about that!
I just wanted to say, S. Fowler, don't post less!
Your input is valued.
 
Jan 15th, 2001, 09:44 PM
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It's just the tantalizing descriptions that get you hooked--we are suddenly planning a trip for March (to Normandy--shame on you posters) since our May trip is booked and settled. Yikes! Power of suggestion!
 
Jan 16th, 2001, 02:35 AM
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harzer
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Nancy, it's "brouhaha", pronounced
[broo-ah-ah], and comes from French. I think its origin might be onomatopeic, that is, the word most likely represents the noise of a lively debate, and probably has no semantic basis, since the word "brou" itself means "nutshell".
 
Jan 16th, 2001, 03:00 AM
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Bruja means witch in Spanish. I always thought the root of this word came from "spell of a witch" or relating to some unclear speach.
 
Jan 16th, 2001, 05:56 AM
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Thanks Harzer for correction.
semantics,
interesting posting, I enjoy tidbits about words, and am curious about howsome come about, so to speak.

In italian, the word for *rice* and *laugh*, is the same; Riso
 
Jan 22nd, 2001, 07:53 PM
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I'm with Chris.
 
Jan 23rd, 2001, 06:38 PM
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My Husband says that I am now lost in cyber-space.(he doesn't mind much,now he has full use of the remote control) I've been on-line with these great threads for four hours. When I found this one(thread) I actually had to stop and try to remember how I got to this point. That was scarey!! It all started last week when my Husband brought home a travel guide of Paris(I'm lucky,He loves to travel) We've always used travel agents before, but since I've found this wonderful forum we'll make our own travel plans. My thanks to all. You are a wellspring of great advice. And as a newcommer I will always remember to search first and ask questions later.
 
Jan 23rd, 2001, 11:51 PM
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between planning 2 long snowboarding weekends in Switzerland in Feb and March, one long snowboarding weekend in France in Feb. Loire Valley over Easter, Rome in May, cross Swiss Alps hiking in June, the Lofoten Islands and Norweigen Forjds in July, hosting my parents and sister around London, Switzerland, Venice, Salzburg, Heidelberg, Black Forest, and Alsace in September Africa in November, Nepal next year. I live in Fodors!!
 
Jan 24th, 2001, 02:45 AM
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Hey Christine! I can relate! We've got Rome next week, Seychelles in Feb, weekends around Bavaria in March, Budapest at Easter, Scandinavia sometime either end of April or June, the Amalfi coast in June and Dubrovnik sometime this spring. It's hard to keep up with sometimes!
 

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