Friday, August 27, 2010

Boot Camp Week Five

Captain's Log Stardate: 201008.27
Well halfway through Boot Camp and I've lost 3 pounds. Lost some momentum as had to get things arranged and rearranged. Vaccinations all complete and I am clear to enter the new planetary system. Things should be smoother from now on.

The crew has yet to switch to the new schedule. Will enforce compliance next week before Lt Denyce begins her new program and responsibilities. Her orientation will be on Thursday.

All my supplies have been delivered and in the next day or so will pick up the necessary scantrons. Plenty of memory available on the computer and all nutritional supplements are on hand.

New hairstyle will allow a bit more flexibility on time, one less thing to do in the morning.
Finished my holonovel, just need to write an epilogue and finished reading everything I wanted to read for the summer.

It has been a great summer. Looking forward to an exciting Fall!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Boot Camp Week Four

Captain's Log 201008.19: The weather has turned very hot and I am not feeling motivated to do much exercising. Only going into the office three times a week but getting much done as we get ready for the transition. The Commander finished his sheds and we've given away or discarded much of the toddler toys Ensign Andrew no longer uses.

Ordered all my books for the semester and great prices. Going to be a very full semester. Must start preparing for the quiz I have to take on the second day of classes. Start early and stay prepared seems to be the way to survive this semester.

Not losing any weight but thankful that not gaining. Almost done writing my book and I've enjoyed ready my 25+ Star Trek Voyager books. Gave me just the rest I needed after last semester. Looking forward to my PC game Elite Force.

Next week my schedule will change again and I will only work on Fridays. Will do a trial run to the hospital to make sure I leave at the right time to get there on time. Not looking forward to getting up early!

Time to get all my schedules together.
End Transmission

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Boot Camp Week Three

Captain's Log Stardate 201008.14: Another week has come and gone and the excitement grows as we get closer to school starting. Thankful that our trips to Planet Las Vegas in the Nevada system and Disneyland in the Anaheim system didn't cause me to gain any weight. My back is still bothering and I know I should see the Doctor for a remedy but I have so many other things to tend to at the moment.

I have only five more Star Trek Voyager books to read and one short story to be caught up on the series. Will begin my Star Wars holonovels soon. Enjoying some Deveraux and Grisham in the meantime, always good to do something different every now and then.

Started buying my required books for the fall semester. Amazing how expensive everything is on top of tuition. Thankful I've been able to get some great deals at eBay and other book websites. I should only have to buy my syllabus now and a new binder. Now that my room is all organized and changed around I'll have room for all my new study tools.

Will try to list some more items on eBay. I must be careful about the shipping but otherwise it was great to sell some things and help Admiral Mom out. Hope to have my new communicator so that will make blogging, tweeting and facebooking more simplistic.

Okay time to finish the laundry so I can make sure to get some exercise done today.
Captain Out.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Planet Las Vegas Away Mission

Captain's Log Stardate 201008.6: Lt Commander DuJuana, Ensign Andrew, Lt Denyce and I left at 0930 for Las Vegas, Nevada. Temperatures were 112 without humidity. After one pitstop in Baker for lunch we safely arrived to our destination in 4 1/2 hours. Ms Sharon our hostess had everything prepared for our arrival and treated us to a yummy spaghetti dinner.

At 2100 hours we went to the main drag to do some site seeing. Temperatures had dropped to a mere 108 degrees. We visited Treasure Island, the Mirage, and the Bellagio. We drove by New York, New York, Paris, the MGM, Excalibur, the Luxor and the Venetian. We returned to our lodging at midnight to some much needed rest.

Saturday At 0700 hours Ensign Andrew and I decided to get up and get going. Leaving the Lieutenants behind we arrived at the Hilton for the Star Trek Convention. We missed breakfast with the Voyager crew but we did some minor shopping and were able to enjoy hearing Jeri Ryan, Garrett Wang, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Jennifer Lien, Scarlett Powers and Ethan Phillips. Greatly enjoyed listening to Jon Povill, an associate producer on Star Trek The Motion Picture. It was great to see these very talented individuals. You could tell they enjoyed working with one another and still shared that wonderful chemistry. The jokes they told and the ribbing of each other was hilarious.
Just need to find a nice frame for my autographed picture of the Voyager crew.

At 1700 hours we reunited with the rest of the away team and enjoyed a delicious dinner buffet at Harrah's. We then walked a bit to work of the large dinner, enjoying the sites and sounds. We were in bed by 2230 hours.

Sunday we began to pack our gear and prepare for the trip back to normal space. Our hostess invited us to brunch at the House of Blues where we were able to feast and enjoy her musical ministry. After heartfelt farewells we turned our ship toward home at 1230 hours. Due to tremendous traffic we arrived in the Long Beach System at 1800 hours. After a brief respite with Commodore and Admiral Ware we left for the San Diego System arriving back at base just under 2 hours.

The away team was a bit tired but energized from a great time, though the crew is not missing the weather.

I made sure to make healthy choices as much as possible. Didn't eat too much on the days we went to the buffets. Did a large amount of water drinking and walking everywhere, though tiring, was a plus.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Boot Camp Week Two

Food week went very well even with going to Disneyland. Even though exercise is slow going everything else is falling into place. Looking forward to a nice long weekend away wiht the kids and my sister. This should be interesting. Captain Out.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Captian's Log Stardate 20103.8

The surprise for Lt Denyce went great! She was completely surprised. She did not realize where we were going until we approached the planet. We arrived as the D planet at 0730 and were able to enter once we got the entrance protocols cleared up. The first stop I, Lt Commander DuJuana and Lieutenants Denyce and Isaiah made was to section Space Mountain. Though it has nothing on Warp it was still quite thrilling. We then enjoyed other mountains such as Thunder and Matterhorn. We enjoyed seeing a holonovel entitled Captian EO where the song gets stuck in your head for hours later. I'm still humming "We are hear to save the world!" I do know that if I had behaved like that as a captain, Starfleet would have kicked me out. We relaxed underwater on a submarine named Scout. I did notice that there was one named Voyager, it would have been intriguing to see if it lived up to that name. We checked out an unique gentleman by the name of Indiana Jones, who seemed to get in the most unsettling trouble. Lt Commander DJ and Lt Isaiah decided to check on some Pirates of the Caribbean while Lt Denyce and I tackled the mysterious Indiana Jones again. We crossed over to the province of California Adventure and received something called a Fast Pass to gain entrance to an event later in the day. We enjoyed such diversions as California Scream, Mulholland Drive, Soaring over California and Silly Symphony Swings.

In the evening the inhabitants treated us to a amazing spectacle of lights, water, fire and sound. The World of Color was beautiful, moving and inspiring. We were then treated to some old fashion 21st century fireworks that brought our away mission to a close on a positive note. Though the away team was tired and stuffed from all the wonderful delicacies to sample we all left with a smile on our faces, just like when we arrived.
The away mission was success and the inhabitants proved most friendly with all the different species visiting their planet. This planet would provide hours of enjoyment for the crew the next time we are set for some shore leave.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Boot Camp Week Two

Barely survived week one. Can't blame it on the heat..just too much I want to do and not getting as much accomplished as I like. Greatful for the quick get-aways I've got coming this week. I need some fun memories in my databank before school starts. Though the Commander making pancakes every Saturday has been bring a smile to my lips every weekend.

Almost time for Lt Denyce's surprise! Hard to believe she will be 11 on Tuesday. Time indeed does fly. Gonna try and get some exercise in before the weekend gets out of hand. Still hoping to stop by the Hilton and get some Star Trek Action on Saturday. We'll see.
Captain Out.