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Je Suis Gabby
I've been muzzled, dahrlings, more than once. When you gab a lot, you live on the edge of nasty reprisals, lost ad dollars, spurned men, miffed readers (you may notice I never mention God or Jes...

Ivanna Gabbalot
21Jan15

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We've Got A Dinkette In A Vog
Most people go to Hawaii and get happily lei’d. But when one of the dotty dinkettes from Open Jaw world headquarters heads to the land of Aloha on one of those industry type business trips (wink...

Ivanna Gabbalot
16Jan15

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I Have A Posi-Mendation For You
Bloody hell Pumpkins, we’re not 10 days into 2015 and we’re accosted by a gag-inducing neologism. The invented word comes from a new travel review app called ‘HeyLets,’ which r...

Ivanna Gabbalot
09Jan15

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It's All Crystal Clear Now
The cruiso-sphere was abuzz yesterday, dahrlings. News of Crystal Cruises buying Deutschland – not the country, the ship – was a bit of a ‘huh?’ Black boots in a crystal shoppe...

Ivanna Gabbalot
06Jan15

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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like 2015
It's almost a brand new year, dahrlings. This romantic notion of time is intended to inspire me to new levels of hope and optimism. It's a tough gig when faced with hair sprouting where it has no busi...

Ivanna Gabbalot
29Dec14

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Cuban Nights Crisis
Good lord, Pumpkins! Yesterday’s news of the U.S. lifting the ban on travel to Cuba is almost worse than the Bay of Pigs missile crisis. We’ll soon be facing a bay of yanks packing up thei...

Ivanna Gabbalot
18Dec14

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Greasy Business
Oil is such a dirty business, dahrlings. It has the industry over a barrel. If it goes up, we don’t make money. If it goes down, the airlines already bought it for a higher price - so bupkus. I...

Ivanna Gabbalot
16Dec14

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Is My Gift In The Mail?
What do a bunch of random Canadian drinkers in a London pub got that I haven’t got, Pumpkins? I’ll tell you what! Roundtrip AC tickets! Heck, I can drink in a pub. How hard is that? Last ...

Ivanna Gabbalot
09Dec14

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The Pisani Factor?
My Auntie Basia was fond of saying ‘if you look like a cross between Omar Sharif and mini-me, it’s best to tread lightly.’ Some people are wise beyond their abilities, Pumpkins. Ria...

Ivanna Gabbalot
04Dec14

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I'm Too Sexy For My TK
A Turkish Airlines flight attendant has been fired for being too sexy. Honestly, Pumpkins. Is there no end to the persecution desirable women face? Have you ever heard of a man accused of being too &h...

Ivanna Gabbalot
02Dec14

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Cinderella's Got Cleavage…
During a recent bra fitting, the perky little salesgirl pronounced my size as a ’38 long.’ Well, that’s hitting a bit below the belt, I replied. “Not yet, but close,” sai...

Ivanna Gabbalot
26Nov14

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An Owner Who Doesn't Care?
The founder of WestJet, Clive Beddoe is embracing life, Pumpkins. He told the Wall Street Journal that “The loss of several friends in recent years makes one very aware of the frailty of life&rd...

Ivanna Gabbalot
19Nov14

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I'm Seeing Chinese Red
Calin, Harper and Obama are all over China like a belly on a Buddha. Whether it's Quantum de-porting itself to Shanghai or AC tying its silk sky hopes on Air China, Asia Pacific is the hemisphere du ...

Ivanna Gabbalot
17Nov14

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Call 911: Jihadis On The Dance Floor!
Interpol has warned CLIA that jihadis “have been travelling on cruise ships”. It just goes to show you that cruising really does have universal appeal, Pumpkins. Although apparently it's ...

Ivanna Gabbalot
10Nov14

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You Can Never Be Too Skinny
You can never be too skinny – Unless you’re an airline seat, dahrlings. Honestly, Pumpkins, the anorexic benches we are being dumped into only compound the horror that has become air t...

Ivanna Gabbalot
05Nov14

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Spotting The Spontaneous Slapper
You hear rumours, Pumpkins, but I've never actually met a real spontaneous slapper. Pouring wine for you one minute, punching you in the head the next. It's such a confusing mating process that man...

Ivanna Gabbalot
31Oct14

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Remain Vigilante!
“YOW is operational and heightened vigilance is being exercised. The airport is encouraging individuals to report suspicious activity immediately.” Suspicious activity like running down t...

Ivanna Gabbalot
23Oct14

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I ❤ The Big Acidophilus!
Well, Pumpkins, it’s happened. The Big Apple has legislated a nibble bill declaring yogurt the official snack of New York state. A senator who helped pass the dairy declaration of ascendance sa...

Ivanna Gabbalot
20Oct14

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I'll Pass On The Egg Freezing
Finding good staff is a constant struggle, dahrlings. I know. Young ones don’t care. Old ones are … old. Fear not. New staffing strategies are emerging daily. Take Apple and Facebook, ...

Ivanna Gabbalot
15Oct14

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Another Keel Is Laid
How many more keel laying ceremonies are we to be subjected to, Pumpkins? There was a time when that was news. A rare occasion to be celebrated. Like when one of the dinkettes here got laid (Talk abo...

Ivanna Gabbalot
08Oct14