Guestbook Entries 2002
Name: Gary Lacey
HomeTown: Birmingham ,England, UK
Time: 8:55:25 AM
Stumbled across your site. For a "personal web page" it is excellent. You've obviously put a lot of time and effort into it. While I'm here, I'd like to thank you for the
Simpsons, but no so much for MacDonalds.
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Name: Stacey Francis
HomeTown: South Africa
Time: 10:11:17 AM
Just wanted to say thanks for putting the beatiful pictures of Africa on your
So many people ask me about SA since I am in America. Now I refer them to your sight to
view the pics. I do wish you had captured more of the metropoiltan areas like Durban,
Capetown and Johannesburg so that people could see that it is not all bush!
Name: Sarah Hurley
Travel: UK probably....
Time: 9:30:20 PM
Your website is just fantastic!! Hope you remember me from the Contiki trip in
Australia - one of the "original 8"....!!! You have certainly been
travelling....hope you are keeping well otherwise, and enjoying life. Take care, SARAH
Name: iain hamilton
Time: 4:01:41 PM
AS A SCOT I WAS ANNOYED TO SEE YOUR BACK-HANDED REMARK REGARDING SCOTTISH
INVENTION(WOULD YOU MINUTELY DISECT AMERICAN INVENTIONS?,I WONDER).THE FACT REMAINS THAT
BELL,A SCOT,PATENTED THE FIRST TELEPHONE AND THAT JOHN LOGIE BAIRD WAS THE FIRST TO CREATE
MOVING PICTURES VIA THE TV.........YOUR REMARK IS IRONIC GIVEN THE AMERICAN PROPENSITY TO
CLAIM THE INVENTION OF BOTH INVENTIONS AND ANY ELSE............WE ALSO INVENTED
RADAR(WATSON-WATT),PENICILLIN( SIR ALEXANDER FLEMING)TARMAC(JOHN MCADAM)VACUUM FLASK(SIR
JAMES DEWAR),AND MANY MORE,NOT TO MENTION A SLEW OF POETS,WRITERS,MILITARY
MEN,SCIENTISTS..........IM NOT NASTY,JUST A VERY PROUD SCOT WHO INSTINCTIVELY DEFENDS HIS
COUNTRY.BRAVEHEART WAS GREAT BUT THERE IS AMORE THAN A PSUEDO-BACKWARD NOTION OF CLAYMORES
AND KILTS TO SCOTLAND....WE INSTITUTED THE FIRST EVER UNIVERSAL EDUCATION ANYWHERE IN
HUMAN HISTORY(IN 1496)................I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALL THE BEST,HOPE YOU
RETURN HERE SOON AND OFTEN AND MISS BUMPING INTO THIS SOUR-FACED
BUGGER...........LOL........ALL THE BEST,IAIN
Time: 11:32:05 PM
what a great site
Travel: Texas in May
Time: 3:25:06 AM
Interesting web ! I have a question, since you have been to Singapore Jurong Bird Park,
is there improvement that you woul like to see there.. Well, I am actually applying for a
job there, so would appreciate if you are able to get back with me soon.
Thanks and appreciate ! CW
The main thing was the smell (as I mentioned in my brief description):
better sanitation is a must. On the other hand, that was seven years ago: a lot has
probably changed since then.
Goodl luck with the job!
HomeTown: Northern Virginia
Time: 12:13:17 AM
I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I've enjoyed browsing through
your site. I found your site after looking for Contiki info on Africa tours and once I
found your site, I kept reading about your other adventures as well :-) I've been
intending to put together a similar site for my own travel experiences and your site will
be good inspiration for me to finally finish my site.
Anyway, thanks for sharing and have fun planning your future trips.
Thanks for the feedback! Let me know when you get your site up: I'd love to
Time: 1:42:16 PM
Well I read your Breakfast at Frys and I gotta say yea thats about right... I work
their... so every day i go to hell just waiting to get off work to go home. See Frys might
have better service if they made it nice to work thier. the truth is that they punish the
employees for not selling their PG's ( Perfomance Guarntees) by making them atten a so
called PG Class every week if they dont make their set goal. So That make all sales people
go after the few items that have PG available and then they are supposed to shove the PG
down the customers thoat or go to PG Class.. BUT WAIT THATS NOT ALL!!! If a sales person
does not make the set sales or pg goals well then they go on "Probation" which
is you have to bring your sells up to par or you go on suspension..aka they dont put you
on the schedual for about 7-14 days while still technically employed then fire you.. ya
see if they do that chances are you will go loking for a tmp job and that way you cant
collect unemployment. Unless you can go with out a paycheck for 7 - 14 days then when they
fire you you have to fight with them on the unemployment thing. Now for the added bounus
... see the Sales and The non sales persons are supposed to keep up on makeing the store
nice. well thats ok. really if they give you good schematics(diagrams or sheets that show
how they want to product place), theise are usally not correct and parts of the schematic
dont work thus making it look like crap, but its your fault, then they dont give you the
supplies to do the job, see theirs this red tape that marks where the bound of each
product are on the shelfs... well at frys this red tape is like gold, you cant get any or
if you do it so little that you can do your job right. and if you dont do your job right
then you get written up and eventually you will be terminated. well i am sure i can go on
and on and on but you are prolly getting tired of reading this by now or have already
stoped.. so ill stop.. BTW Great site i realy enjoyed it hehe
James P Shufelt..
Thanks for the story, James! Glad you enjoyed my site.
And for those of you planning to work at Fry's:
take heed of the above and run... run for you life! :-)
Name: J Hanley
HomeTown: Scotland - Edinburgh
Time: 11:41:01 AM
Your comments about Scotland clearly indicate why most Europeans do not wish to Holiday
in America. I have been to America several times and on my 1st visit I was asked where I
came from, not only did the person who asked the question not know where in Europe
Scotland was but they did not have know that we spoke two languages. Your ignorance and
lack of education is apparent in your writing. The Scots are a proud nation and have
invented many objects the Americans could not live without (TV&Telephone). Next time
you make a satirical comment about a nation make sure you are correct.
Well, at least it's not more Spam.
I know (some) of the Scots speak two languages, guy: it never came up in my
journal. So what?
Once again, someone complains about something in my site and says basically
"All Americans Are Stupid". You guys could at least have the
courtesy to say specifically what error you are complaining about. (not to mention be a
little more original in your insults).
As for "the Scots invented TV & Telephone"? I don't think
so. I suspect you've been reading this and looking no
further. Like a lot of modern inventions, these had a lot of fathers. Check
Invention of TV:
Invention of Telephone & Related:
Time: 10:29:43 AM
Great Site you have here
Name: Richard Quinn
HomeTown: Brisbane Australia
Travel: Eastern Europe
Time: 6:06:23 AM
Like your site. Well done. Had a bit of a laugh at the reference in your piece on
Surfers Paradise (which is just down the road) referring to "woolie" as the
local moniker for "Bigfoot". I think the term we use is actually
"yowie" (there is even a brand of chocolate by that name over here which is
shaped like a bigfoot). Not sure where "woolie" might have come from but then I
guess aussie accents might be as tough for the odd seppo to decipher as a cajun dialect
from the deep south might be for us down under to understand). Happy travels :-) Hope you
get back to Oz sometime.
I wrote it down in my notebook as "Woolie": guess I didn't quite hear it
right! :-) Thanks for the feedback!
HomeTown: you know it
Time: 1:22:39 PM
lol didn't mean to imply that america is inferior hehe sorry :) still even though
"There have been people in the Americas for thousands of years", that doesn NOT
enrich the culture and heritage of a country. There are periods of the Maltese history
which are culturally poor, and the time before the european colonization, while not
entirely poor (not at all) is still RELATIVELY poor in cultural achievements. Just by
simply existing, a people is not culturally influential. Won't bother again, promise :)
I'm not sure if it is a language difference or a simple misunderstanding, but I
think you are wrong when you say:
[people being around for thousands of years] "does NOT enrich the
culture and heritage of a country"
I think that they do. If they just hung around and did nothing, sure: but
people do tend to leave a mark. For example, Native Americans have had a lot of
influence on U.S culture (not that it's always been a happy mix, mind). Malta
has only been independent since 1964, and a republic since 1974: does everything before
that (Romans, Arabs, Sicilians, British, etc.) not count? Also, you seem to be
shifting the discussion from heritage and history to cultural achievements,
which are two different things, in my opinion.
If you want further discussion, e-mail me. You've got me interested now. :-)
Travel: wherever i can afford, hopefully to Italy.
Time: 10:35:19 AM
I just read the posts, and while I am not supporting the 'Maltese' guy's claims and
insults (I don't even know why did he insult you), I would just like to point out that
America's heritage (which is the inheritance left by the forefathers of a civilization) is
by FAR shorter than Malta's or any other european country's for that matter. Now I'm not
saying this in hatred or to offend (the fact that America has a shorter history doesn't
make it automatically inferior) but I was curious since I didn't understand what Geoff
meant by "in a European sense". History is a global science, not limited certain
parts of the world. We only restrict history to certain eras and geographical places to
understand it better. And while it is true that life is not dangerous EVERYWHERE in the us
(I do have family living there), generally speaking life is MUCH more dangerous than in
our tiny island. Even the crime rate is much smaller. Again I'm not saying this to prove a
point, or to offend anyone, I am just stating the facts...correcting the mistakes rather.
Not "automatically inferior", eh? So what does
make it inferior? :-)
Anyway: by "in a European Sense", I meant the history of the U.S. from
the perspective of European colonization. There have been people in the Americas for
thousands of years, and that too is part of the American heritage. This is something
people tend to forget. As you say, history is global.
As for the "dangerous" U.S.:
Oh Good Lord, I didn't say the U.S. was a crime-free utopia. Yes, Malta has a low
rate of violent crime. I'd venture to guess that just about any
small island with a population of less than 500,000 people would also have a low rate of
violent crime. Malta's overall crime rate, however, increased dramatically in the
eighties and mid-nineties, while the U.S. rate was fairly steady, and in fact shows a decreasing trend in all
areas (including violent crime) today. Make of that what you will.
And that's my last word on that subject.
Name: Mark Dunn
Travel: Where ever my feet take me
Time: 7:40:29 PM
G'day, This is going to sound mighty odd to you in all probablility. But I'm trying to
track down a friend from Technical College a few years ago. When I punched in their name
in dogpile your web site was the first to pop up. Her name is Joanne McLuckie, the
question I have is this "Was she from Sydney, Australia? If so could you pass on my
email address please? If not then thanks for your time and keep up the good work with your
site. BTW are you on ICQ? If so my number is 34447672
Well, I passed on your info: let me know what happens!
Name: Jodi Rankin
HomeTown: Woodbridge, VA
Travel: no where now :o(
Time: 11:31:14 PM
Dear Geoff, Thank you for my Christmas card, it was great to hear from you! I see you
made it to Japan! That must have been a wonderful trip. Take care and Happy New Year!