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Fart Lauderdale

We made it! The honeymoon has begun! Break out the champagne! Where’s the Tylenol!?

We flew from Seattle to Atlanta, and then from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale – leaving home at 9 AM (PST) and hitting the hotel pillow somewhere around Midnight (EST). It was a long day, but in retrospect – it “flew” (so to speak). The first, and substantially longer, flight was on one of Delta’s newer 757s – with LCD monitors sewn into the back of each seat’s head rest. I watched “Little Miss Sunshine” on demand, a few minutes before Ponzi started to watch the same movie. I laughed, I cried.

After that, I went back to the main menu, flipped through a couple of Dish satellite-powered television stations, then opted to try my hand at a touch-screen clone of Galaga. A few minutes later, my screen had completely locked up – and I didn’t know how to reboot. I fiddled with it for a few minutes and ultimately gave up. Thirty minutes later, it seemed to reset itself – and I saw Linux booting! Yes, I just so happened to capture a few seconds worth of video just for posterity. No telling what distro they’re using, though.

The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant – so it’s pizza delivery for dinner. Our room is cozy, and doesn’t smell like fart. I hate it when hotel rooms smell like fart.

Carribean Honeymoon

Ponzi couldn’t take another week of cold, wintery weather – so we’re blasting off to the Carribean for the next couple of weeks for our honeymoon. If you email me between now and then, I likely will not respond. Internet access will be quite limited (as you can very well imagine), but we’re cruising on a six-star Regent ship:

Following closely in the wake of the Seven Seas Mariner, the new 700-guest Seven Seas Voyager is the world’s second all-suite, all-balcony ship and the second to feature a restaurant operated by Le Cordon Bleu of Paris. There are four main dining venues, surprising for a ship of her size. The Voyager also features some of the highest space and service ratios at sea, and her suites are the largest “lead-in” suites in the industry.

We’re flying across the country in a few hours, as our port of departure is somewhere in the great state of Florida. This will be quite a journey! Allegedly, the ship has free WiFi in the library – so I should be able to blog daily updates. If you’d like to track our adventure, here’s where we’ll be (and when):

  • Thu Dec 28 – Flight to Florida
  • Fri Dec 29 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Sat Dec 30 – At Sea
  • Sun Dec 31 – Progreso / Merida, Mexico
  • Mon Jan 1 – At Sea
  • Tue Jan 2 – Roatan, Honduras
  • Wed Jan 3 – Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
  • Thu Jan 4 – Belize City, Belize
  • Fri Jan 5 – Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Sat Jan 6 – Cozumel, Mexico
  • Sun Jan 7 – At Sea
  • Mon Jan 8 – Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
  • Tue Jan 9 – Return to Seattle

This will be our third cruise – and the first time we’ll be celebrating New Year’s at sea? I never imagined our honeymoon in the Carribean, but I’m looking forward to seeing a few ancient ruins throughout. Gotta find some sunscreen / bug repellent lotion!

Our Carribean Honeymoon

I’m not sure I can write about Ponzi anymore, because there’s a slight chance she might misinterpret my intentions or any ensuing comments of yours. However, I’m still free to talk about my own life! At least, for now? I’m happy to report that I officially ordered our honeymoon this afternoon. We’re going to be spending New Year’s in the Carribean, on a Regent (Radisson) cruise ship, the Seven Seas Voyager:

  • Fri Dec 29 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Sat Dec 30 – At Sea
  • Sun Dec 31 – Progreso / Merida, Mexico
  • Mon Jan 1 – At Sea
  • Tue Jan 2 – Roatan, Honduras
  • Wed Jan 3 – Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
  • Thu Jan 4 – Belize City, Belize
  • Fri Jan 5 – Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Sat Jan 6 – Cozumel, Mexico
  • Sun Jan 7 – At Sea
  • Mon Jan 8 – Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
  • Tue Jan 9 – Fort Lauderdale, FL

I’m sure she’s going to love doing [blank] and [blank], and we most certainly will be doing a lot of [blank]ing during this time. You’ll have to fill in the blanks. I can tell you what I probably won’t be doing (personally), though: scuba diving, laying out in the sun, and/or snorkeling. Just about everything else is possible and/or probable. And yes, I’m fully aware that our honeymoon coincides with CES (for which our show will certainly have a presence).