Wednesday, September 16, 2009


*Updated 7:53pm

I was tagged by the fascinating Inexplicable DeVice, to do this meme of 41 semi sentences, wherein I supply the answers to complete the sentences. I've spent several days pondering some of these answers, and mostly, I just wrote down the first thing that came to mind. I have to say that some of these semi sentences made me laugh. Others made me think. But mostly, it was fun to complete. Ready? Let's go:

1) My mother once: saved me from drowning. I was four, and I went into the deep end of the lake, despite my mother telling me not to get in the lake yet. Lucky for me, she was a strong swimmer.

2) Never in my life: have I watched Bambi.

3) When I was five: I saw a ghost. She was an older woman wearing white, and she was standing outside the window, looking into my aunt's house the night before my cousin's wedding. No paid me any mind as I kept telling them that there's a lady by the window. I suppose it's easier to ignore the child playing with trains and pay attention to a game of cards instead. That night, my mother dreamed about her sister, who passed away recently and was buried while my mother was out of the country. She was buried in a white gown. The next morning, my mother took some flowers and went to visit her sister's grave in a town several hours away. She barely made it back in time for the reception. But she said she needed to say good bye to her sister, so her sister's spirit could move on. I never saw the lady in white again.

4) High school was/is: a great life learning experience--some good, some bad, some fun, some embarrassing, some hilarious times.

5) I will never forget: Greece!

6) I once met: an albino. Lucky for me, he wasn't Opus Dei, or he'd've come after me for saying that Mary Magdalene wasn't a whore.

*"And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger..."~The Gospel according to Pulp Fiction

7) There's this person I know who: is a lot stronger than they believe, and more vulnerable than people know.

8) Once, at a bar: I won a karaoke contest--mind you, most of the patrons were drunk, as was I.

9) By noon I'm usually: just waking up on my day off.

10) Last night I: spun around in the rain.

11) If only I had: a flying carpet. It would make getting to places so much faster, and it would be economical. Not to mention, I wouldn't have to worry about parking.

Hey, baby, need a ride?

12) Next time I go to church/temple: I hope it'll be for a festive occasion, with the promise of free food--no suicide kool aid, thank you very much!

13) Terri Schiavo: Yeah, I drew on blank on this one for a few days, and I refused to google it. I couldn't figure out if it was a person, place, or thing. Then I thought, an athlete, perhaps? Then today, it came to me. The feeding tube lady--or the one who was kept alive by artificial means and was the subject of the right to life/death debate. All I know is, one should have a living will to do deal with these things. It'll make things so much easier!

14) I like: big butts and I can not lie!
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung!

Okay, I couldn't resist. It was the first thing that came to mind!

15) When I turn my head left, I see: a shelf full of decorative items that were gifts.

16) When I turn my head right, I see: the living room window with the blinds closed. It's late at night and I don't want the people looking in my window and seeing me in my underpants...again. I should charge them a fee!

17) You know I'm lying when: I tell you I like eggs over easy--bleh. Seriously, I hate runny eggs! They're disgusting! Raw eggs are the fertile breeding grounds of salmonella! You might as well lick chicken butt!

18) In junior school: I had to wear a uniform.

19) If I was a character written by Shakespeare: I'd demand royalties! That mofo owes me centuries of back pay!

20) By this time next year I: hope to have visited another wonderful place!

21) A better name for me would be: whatever you want it to be, for the right price ;)

22) I have a hard time understanding: homes that have more bathrooms than bedrooms. Seriously, what's up with that?

23) If I ever go back to school, I'll: take more fun classes, like cooking or ballroom dancing or windsurfing.

24) You know I like you if: I tell you.

25) If I won an award, the first person I'd thank would be: the one who believed in me and encouraged me.
*And if some egomaniac, has-been mofo grabs my mike and interrupts my speech, I'll bash him over the head with my award before I proceed to kick is a$$!!!

26) I hope that: there will be world peace.

27) Take my advice: Life's short. Just do it!

28) My ideal breakfast is: fried chicken, potato salad, and corn on the cob. What? I've had this for breakfast before!

29) A song I love but do not have is: a song I'll soon download when I find it on the internet! I did just acquire Jason Mraz's I'm yours a few days ago.

30) If you visit my hometown, I suggest: you wear sunscreen and enjoy the beach and food.

31) Tulips, character flaws, microchips, and track stars: flowers, human, computer, and athletes.

32) Why won't anyone: find the missing Borg Baby from Star Trek Voyager? You know the one! It's the one that Seven of Nine saved along with those other Borg children. We know what happens to the other Borg children, but we never see the baby again.

I've tried to research the whereabouts of the Borg baby, and there have been many theories. Some say Neelix cooked the baby--baby back ribs! Others say it was incorporated in the Voyager mainframe when they had to upgrade to Windows 7. I suspect it was used as a laptop for those away missions, when the away team might want to watch movies or surf the internet. But seriously, why hasn't the captain issued an amber alert? For crying out loud, there's a missing baby on the spaceship!

33) If you spend the night at my house: I'll show you a good time.

34) I'd stop my wedding: if I wasn't in love (or the other concubines in the harem were unhappy and I didn't feel like banishing them from my sultanate).

35) The world could do without: ignorance and hate and pollution.

36) I'd rather lick the belly of a roach than: lick the belly of a roadkill.

37) My favorite thing is: whatever happens to make me smile and feel good at the moment. Right now, it's listening to music.

38) Paper clips are more useful than: paper cranes.

39) And by the way: a tomato is a fruit.

40) The last time I was (really) drunk: was last week. But I'm a happy, mellow drunk, and I haven't passed out and woken up in strange places in years!

41) My grandmother always: is a mystery, as I don't know her, have never met her, and she passed on long before I was alive. I'd like to think she was wonderful, though, as my mother missed her and loved her very much.

And that's it. 41 semi sentences completed. Feel free to do them if you want, but you don't have to if you don't want to. But I have to say, these made me think, made me laugh, and let me have a little fun.


  1. Good morning Mr Swings, I am a bit of a Voyager nut, and from memory I think the Borg baby died? I have it on video somewhere. I think Seven got a bit upset.
    I hope this helps.

  2. Mr E.
    And by the way: a tomato is a fruit.........remind me to politely decline the fruit salad at your house. I also love voyager especially Seven of Nine , the ideal woman ,built in dyson attachements and you can hit the reboot button and plug her into the mains when she is moaning

  3. fascinating answers, sugar! i haven't had enough coffee to even try this one. xoxoxo

  4. Please do #2 ... but not whilst drunk.

  5. Beast said, “remind me to politely decline the fruit salad at your house.

    Surely there isn’t room for more fruit up your backside, anyway.

    Oh Hai, XL!

  6. If only I had: a flying carpet.

    Why don’t you borrow IVD’s Broom?

  7. I actually started to do this meme last week, but didn't finish it before the time ran out on the library computer. It's saved as a draft though, so hopefully I can finish it tonight!

  8. Scarlet B, You know, I recently saw that episode with the Borg baby, and the Dr saved her life. After that, nothing. But there was that Borg, One, who was created from components of Seven and the Dr and some other dude, and One self-terminated to protect Voyager. I remember Seven being sad then. Maybe they'll be a Voyager movie and the Baby Borg will make an appearance.

    Beast, Don't worry, I'm not a big fan of fruit salad--bleh. Potato salad, yes. The tomatoes would be used to make chili! That Seven has great reception, too, so you can just tune her dials to all your favorite radio stations!

    Savannah, Thank you. These took me a few days to answer, because some of the questions made me think and I had a hard time writing out an answer. Others were fun, though.

    XL, I have a long list of movies I plan to see. Hopefully, I won't feel too guilty when I watch Bambi, as I've hunted and cooked woodland critters before.

    MJ, I do believe IDV's broom is currently in the possession of SP!

    Tara, I know! This meme seems simple at first, til you get some real doozies that make you think and ponder your answers. I thought it would take me an hour, but it took me a few days instead.

    Well at least you saved your answers. Yeah, those time limits on the library's computer suck, but it's free internet. Once, I cheated and went to another library in the city and got a guest pass for extra computer time.

  9. Heh! Dinah's answer for 14 is the same as yours, for the same reasons.

    You make a good - and amusing - point with 32. I bet the damn thing is crawling around in the Jeffries Tubes and weeing in the air con ducts!

  10. I cannot imagine licking either the belly of a roach or roadkill - I think the Borg baby joined an away mission dressed in blue. Always a bad idea...

  11. I used to love my eggs over easy and now you're ruined it for me. Bah!

    Loved your ghost story. I wonder why your aunt appeared to you or maybe it is, as I've heard, that kids are more open to the spirit world.

  12. IDV, Yeah, that Baby Got Back song is one of those tunes that stick out, for all the silly reasons. It's like when I hear someone say "STOP", I almost expect, "Hammer time!" to follow soon after.

    That Borg Baby is probably feeding on those bio neural gel packs and pooping out next generation communicators.

    Mutley, I can't imagine eating snails, but apparently it's a delicacy in fancy restaurants.

    It's always a bad idea to go on an away mission with any of the Star Trek Bridge Officers, no matter what your uniform color. If you see one of those mofos getting in the shuttle, you'd best fake an illness or find another excuse not to go!

    Snooze, I'm so glad that I've saved you from potential food poisoning :)

    Yeah, I think kids are able to see things that adults don't (want to see or believe). Seeing ghosts is a pretty common occurrence in my mother's family. I've learned not to bother the supernatural, so they won't bother me.

  13. Blimey, I'm sure it died? My vids [yep, VHS - those old things] are in storage, sadly, so I can't check, but there are re-runs all the time on Virgin. Shall I look it up? [it's going to bug me!]. Hang on......

  14. Scarlet B, Yeah, they run those old Voyager episodes here late at night. But yeah, the Dr saved the Borg baby, then put the baby in Capt Janeway's arms, trying to convince Janeway not to exterminate those troublesome Borg kids. But Janeway was all like, if it comes down it, she'll take those triflin little mofos out if they try to kill her crew!

    If you click on that Borg children link in the post, you'll see at the end of the article, under Background, they discuss the Borg baby and what could've happened to it. But as any sci fi nerd will say, if it didn't happen on screen, then it didn't happen at all (it's non canon!).

  15. I raise my glass to your stick-with-it-ness!

    I also like Big Butts, Mraz,"high" school.
    Don't ever watch Old Yeller! I was scarred for life!

    I knew a gorgeous of my great regrets in life was blowing my window of opportunity on a perfect summer evening..morning.

    I can't sleep past 6 in the matter how inebriated..and I am also a "happy" fellow and I deplore being around Neanderthals at social or sporting events.

    I would love to visit you some day and don't worry about the sunscreen, I'm very tan during summer.

    I love the story about the ghost...I once saw a candle holder lift into the air while I was up getting a drink of water in the middle of the night at my Grandmas..nobody believed me. Now I don't believe in ghosts because I'd be too scared to deal with them.

    The whole Schiavo debacle makes me furious. This sort of thing will continue as long as religious people believe that we are magical supernatural beings that the Creator values above all else. If it were true, why does "HE" allow 25,000 children to starve to death every day? Their exasperating egregious excuse is because they are not Christians.

    If I had a flying carpet I could catch Osama Bin Hidin and collect the $25 Mil! That would be sweet.

    Wow, good job Mr Swings.

  16. ****Beast hides the Borg Baby behind the sofa***

  17. Donn, Thanks! I bet it'd be fun to hang out! I'm a night owl, so I'm up til the sun comes up. I have no problem sleeping all day :)

    It's amazing the difference is between things we accept as children and what we accept as adults. I treat the supernatural the same way I treat wild animals--look but don't mess with them!

    I've a friend who's my designated power of attorney. Should I become incapacitated, I trust them to honor my wishes.

    I'd take my flying carpet and find Osama, too--he doesn't need to be alive in order for me to collect the bounty, right? I mean, he might accidentally fall off the flying carpet.

    Beast, I hope that Borg Baby has a vacuum attachment and makes itself useful cleaning up behind the sofa.

  18. I'm still not convinced!! But I suppose it makes sense that Mr Beastie is using the Borg baby as a hoover.

  19. Scarlet B, That's why they need to make a Voyager movie, so we'll know once and for all what happened to the Borg Baby!