Monday, April 30, 2012

5 Hottest Star Trek characters

Dear Bratty Friends,

A friend sent me this link to a Guest Post by Coty Chanley called, "The 5 Hottest Beefcakes in Star Trek." I said, I hate to be contrary, but those are definitely NOT the hottest Star Trek characters ever in my book. Sure, everybody has their favorite characters, sure, everybody has their own tastes as to what they find hot or not, but geez, George Takei is gay people!

Not that there's anything wrong with that... :)

wink wink

So, my friend said, why not put up your own list? Somewhere in the back of my mind, I think I've probably done one already, probably about a hundred times. But hey, once more around the block works for me! You never know -- you might just get lucky...

My top 5 Star Trek hotties are:

#5 Spock, TOS

Let's just put out there what every thinking girl knows - smart guys are sexy. Yes, men that can think their way out of a box are hot! It doesn't matter that he has pointed ears or green skin. What does matter is that smoldering undercurrent of repressed sexuality that every girl would like to sample. More than once, if you please. So here he is... Spock:

From All Our Yesterdays, TOS

See how he's so much cooler than the blond?

#4 Dr. Phlox, Star Trek Enterprise

What you say? Dr. Phlox? The guy with the insane toenails? Well, yeah, he does need to trim them, I'll be the first to say. But check this out: he's not shy about sex, he's into multiple partners and he's got a nice bedside manner! Better than mine, probably. Heh.

So here's a reminder shot for ya:
Dr. Phlox

He's also damn cute in real life: I give you John Billingsley

John Billingsley

#3 Malcolm Reed, Star Trek Voyager

I"m not 100% sure what it is about slightly rat-faced guys that seems so appealing. All I know is that I always seem to notice them. Is it the long nose? The sharp edges? Or that they always seem to have this slightly lost or sad look about them....? Come on, you gotta admit he's hotter than Trip! He might be shorter, but that's not a problem. Cute and sexy all wrapped up in a different package is still cute and sexy!

Malcolm Reed
Dominic Keating

#2 Kira Nerys, DS9

The last two on my list are both from DS9, and both are hot in their own way. Now, I have a friend that would argue that Kira is no way as hot as Seven of Nine, but I beg to differ. You gotta love the attitude, and big blondes just don't do it for me.

What's that you say? I don't swing that way? Well, the bough that doesn't bend breaks, you know. Besides, look at that nose! But I'll bet she's a little heartbreaker from the word go!

Kira Nerys
Sorry Cathy, we must have different tastes in women!

 #1 Garak, DS9

Yep, I have a bad Cardassian crush, and who the hell doesn't? It's not as though you can fail to notice them sauntering around in their tights with their jet-black hair. It makes you want to go up and have a beer with them - the darker the better. And these bad boys are dark, which is part of their mystique, as you know.

Elim Garak

Additional Mentions:

I think it's Jeffrey Combs's voice that attracts the ladies, but it might also be the blue skin. Or perhaps it's just curiosity over what those antennae can actually do .... But the more I think about it, he kind of stands on his own. Ladies and gents - I give you the blue boy himself: Shran!
Shran looking ... um... happy

Though I'll admit that even as a little girl, watching Star Blazers in the wee hours before school started, I had sort of a fascination with another blue man: Leader Deslock. Sure, he's like the jerk of the universe, but I'm sure he has his good points.... somewhere. (Hey, do you think I can get those goblets at Crate and Barrel?)

And that ends my spur of the moment, long overdue - or perhaps too oft overdone - list of five (plus a few more) sexiest Star Trek characters. You might laugh, you might not agree, but hey, at least some of them are blue!

More later,


Friday, April 27, 2012

Peanut Gallery

Have you ever heard the phrase, "comments from the peanut gallery?" Since it happens to me a lot in daily life as I'm out and about that I'm on the butt end of the joke, I thought I'd remind myself of the colloquial origins of the phrase. I found this on Wikipedia which pretty much sums it up:

peanut gallery is an audience that heckles the performer. The term originated in the days of vaudeville as a nickname for the cheapest (and ostensibly rowdiest) seats in the theater; the least expensive snack served at the theater would often be peanuts, which the patrons would sometimes throw at the performers on stage to show their disapproval. The phrases "no comments from the peanut gallery" or "quiet in the peanut gallery" are extensions of the name.

And here is the epitome of the peanut gallery from that old stand-by, the Muppet Show:

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming, wherein I spend the majority of my day learning to play this song on guitar:

Wish me luck....!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Sleepeh what a drag

Why is it that every time I'm depressed I feel like writing poetry?

Not dirty limericks, but full-on put it out there, shake your fist at god and fate riffs?

Perhaps I should re-take up smoking?


Or not.

Course, the thing about poetry is that it's a cheap shrink. You can tell it whatever you want, hide whatever you want, and still come out with catharsis in hand.

Note: I searched for "cheap shrink" and found some odd stuff!

An even cheaper thrill is astrology. I found this on the internetz:

Mercury in VII

Hates being alone. She has lots of friends, likes to discuss and similarly has a lot of work friends. Likes to write.

-79 Opposition Moon - Mercury

There is a conflict here between the head and the heart. Your emotions tell you one thing and your mind tells you something else. The result is a see-saw effect: you can be emotional to the point of irrationality at one moment, and logical the next. How to blend the head and the heart is a constant struggle for you, usually because you have a tendency to resist blending them! 

You love to chat, enjoy story-telling and writing/poetry, sometimes enjoy bending the truth, and you possess a sparkling wit! You are animated when you speak, and have a sense of humor that others appreciate simply because it's very imaginative. You may be especially adept at satire. 

People can usually read your mood by how much you're talking. When nervous or excitable, you talk up a storm. Moodiness is a characteristic, definitely, and an especially subjective nature makes you prone to hypersensitivity. It usually has to do with the fact that you take in so very much from your environment. This is also one of the reasons why you tend to be indecisive. You may swing between irrational and rational thoughts and feelings. It's pretty much something that takes place "upstairs" in the mind, although others are sure to see the struggle from time to time. 

You are always interesting, and usually funny. You have a tendency to misrepresent yourself with what you say from time to time, but you're a charming, if a little kooky, friend.



Well. Maybe. Just a leetle....

More later,