Good save, Mary. For a moment, I thought you were criticizing the buffet. Do you ever get the feeling that this is just some tax write-off for Karen Moy's last vacation?
Did they edit the panel by cutting off the bottom so as not to show Mary and Toby holding hands? Now, that would be interesting unlike the rest of this towel folding excursion.
It appears that Toby's true motivations for taking this trip are beginning to surface. I wonder if she is starting to regret having brought Mary along.
Now we'll spend two weeks watching them go over the menu. "The food on these cruises is so delicious!.""Yes, it is! Look at all the wonderful choices!"-- S. McW.
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Grand Is The New Nice". How grand!Ambience! Love casual!--Good evening!Will!
Toby got dressed up in formal clothes and stared with unbridled lust at the first man she saw. The poor maitre d!
If Toby making goo-goo eyes at the maitre d' is a feeble attempt at experiencing young love, that ship has sailed.June is continuing Mr. Giella's tradition of overpowering, ugly draperies. I can hear KM instructing her: "June, we gotta have more drapes!"
Buffet. Check. Onboard activities. Check. Lounging in deck chairs. Check. Shows. Check. Formal night. Check. Fine dining. Check. What do we have in the cruise brochure or website that we haven't covered yet? Oh, yes, shore excursions. There seems to be an island in the background, so that may be on the agenda before we get to the plot. Unless we need to cover the onboard shops and the casino.
Please let the boat flip upside down, fill with water and Shelley Winters swim by.
@fauxprof"Ladies and gentlemen, as part of your fabulous Bargain Cruise Lines shore excursion here on scenic San Trabajo Island, you will be immersing yourselves in the local culture by helping load sugar cane onto container ships for export to mainland processing factories. Your friendly local overseers will be there to make sure you're doing it right. Enjoy!"-- S. McW.
The subdued colors Mary and Toby are wearing as well as the drapes and paint color in the dining room make me think June has a supply of ink in a Tasteful Wall Color assortment that she needs to get rid of. Mary's outfit looks as if she could just fade into the wall and disappear. Instead of cruise boat decor, it looks as if they are dining at the Waldorf Astoria. Bring on the pastels already!
It looks like Mary didn't get the memo this is a FORMAL affair. She looks like she's meeting the girls after work for cocktails. I think that Toby is going to have a shipboard romance and Mary will have to counsel her on how lucky she is to be married to Prof. Chinbeard even though he had a bromance with Hilton Berkes.
Why does Karen Moy hate us and what does she have against the cruise industry?
Wanders, I'm now convinced KMoy is simultaneously taking kickbacks from the three major cruise operators as well as double-dipping Uncle Sam by writing off her cruise vacay as a business research expense; even though Carnival totally comped her a sixth class cabin and threw in Towel Folding tickets and everything.Since Wilbur's on assignment in Antarctica, as the world's preeminent Worthiverse journalist we're counting on you to do a thorough expose' of this sordid greenmail and bring integrity back to the soap comics.Seriously, this is getting gratuitous even for Moy. It wouldn't surprise me if she really did manage to wangle some extremely pathetic comp package from Royal Norwegian in exchange for 4 months of waxing rhapsodic about towel folding in all major newspapers.Drain the swamp I say! Back to the Teaching Summit...
Towel folding? ... When does the towel folding start? ... Wait, what? I missed it? ... DRAT! ... Oh, now I get it! In creative writing class at Santa Royale Community College, they always taught us to tell, not to show. It's much more bland that way, and less upsetting!Mary's Helpful Hint #20: If your traveling companion seems frustrated in her marriage and starts to flirt with the first handsome stranger you come across, pretend to see a fleeting acquaintance across the dining room and make yourself scarce! ... "Oh, HOSERS! Hello, Derek and Katie HOSER!"
I've exhibited enormous restraint by not regaling you with my towel folding story from a Carnival Cruise to Mexico. But I just may have to tell you tomorrow.
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