Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Who can believe this is the 1100th post on my Journal? It doesn't seem that long since I put my first words down. Since then, me, the Enterprise and it's crew have come through an unforgettable series of adventures, weddings, births and all manner of events.
In fact I can remember when,.....
"Oh liven it up, Jean-Luc!"
What's that? I turn round, then continue...
I wonder if anyone remembers the time three years ago.....
"Come on, Jean-Luc, you'll have everybody leaving in droves!"
I turn round again; this time a figure appears.
"Go away, Q!" I snap," I'm trying to do this. It's my 1100th post, and can hardly do this if you blink and make my clothes disappear, like you usually do."
"Now that WOULD make this post interesting and give everybody a good laugh." Q comments, "But I know what you're doing, so Im here to contribute some ideas to our post.."
"You can contribute by vanishing into thin air, Q" I tell him, "This is certainly not YOUR post."
"Well, so far, your speech is very dull, Jean-Luc" Q observes, "I remember that lecture you did at Starbase Academy for the Cadets. It was all about 17th century archaeology digs in the Loire Valley region of France. Not exactly a crowd-puller, was it? The Cadets started leaving, claiming they were late for another class!"
I grumble, as I recall the incident. Some people just don't appreciate archaeology.
"Let's liven the Post up!", Jean-Luc, "This will get more watching."
"Q!" I exclaim, "This is meant to be a serious relection on my my previous posts!"
"Well, wasn't this woman in a recent post when you and Beverly visited Santa Claus in a holodeck program?" asks Q.
"I suppose so." I grudgingly admit.
"So it is a reflection on your past posts?" he tells me with a laugh.
Bev comes in.
"Hello, Jean-Luc" she asks, then sees Q, "What is HE doing here?"
"Being an annoyance." I tell her, "I'm trying to do my 1100th post, but he has just been trouble."
"Hello Beverly" Q says with a smile, "You do look starchy in that official uniform. Let me change it for you."
There is a sudden flash, and Bev reappears looking very different.
"Thank you, Q" Bev says, "It saves me getting ready for my date with Jean-Luc tonight in the French restaurant holodeck program."
"Yes, well.." I grudgingly say, "You do look gorgeous, Bev. Thank you, Q."
I turn around and Q has gone.
"Now I can do the 1100th post." I say.
"Space almost complete" the computer warns.
"Oh, well that's it, then" I comment.
"Come on and let's get in early to the French restaurant, Jean-Luc." Bev laughs, "We can celebrate your 1100th post with a bottle of Arkan '24."