Dear Santa... Dear Santa, This year I've been busy! In January I caught a purse-snatcher who stole [livejournal.com profile] audabee 's purse (30 points). Last month I gave [livejournal.com profile] caffey a Dutch Oven (-10 points). In October I gave change to a homeless guy (19 points). Last Thursday I broke [livejournal.com profile] ufp13 's X-Box (-12 points). Last Wednesday I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield (-8 points). Overall, I've been nice (19 points). For Christmas I deserve an XBox 360!
Sincerely, pook41
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Oh well - there goes my rep - I'm nice.

meme

Jul. 25th, 2009 06:33 pm
pook41: (coopers)
I've procrastinated enough and decided to fill this in after being  "tagged" by [info]shayenne

Lots of pillows or just one?
Two

What kind of books do you read?
British crime fics - Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Reginald Hill and Stuart MacBride.  All great writers. Stuart's Logan McRae series is dark and funny. I've never laughed and nearly thrown up the next minute so much

What are your most awesome skills?
Tennis - backhand, backcourt uber-sliced come drop shot  - usually spun sideways - Warnie would  be proud. And my wicked left foot free kicks. My surgery skills - if only I studied harder at high school

What's your occupation?
Vet School subject practical writer

What's really creepy?
What lives under my DD#1's bed

What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
Voyager and British crime - both books and TV  - any show -  ie New Tricks, Waking the Dead etc

What flavor ice cream would you choose right now?
Choc mint

What websites do you always visit when you go online?
VAMB, Gmail, UofA, WTD, BBC world news

What was the last thing you bought?
X lotto tickets

What was the cutest thing you've seen today?
DD#2 singing a song

Do you get cravings? If so, what do you crave?
Coke - the drinking kind

What do you do to change your mood?
Hug my girls and pat the dogs

What is your zodiac sign?
Cancer

Do you want to learn another language?
No - 2 kids = 2 placentas = no brains left

Five things you can't live without.
Mr Pook, DD#1, DD#2, dog#1 and dog#2

What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?
Who roped me into being in all these meetings? Yuk.

What are you looking forward to?
A holiday. Anywhere

Say something to the person who tagged you:
Since I've been slack - and my f list is small - I'm sure everyone would have answered.

Thanks Shay and everyone else.

pook41: (coopers)
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

Group hug!

mememe ...

Feb. 21st, 2009 05:19 am
I also  stole it from [livejournal.com profile] shayenne 

Apparently the BBC believes that the average person will only have read six of these.

How do your reading habits stack up? [bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish]

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens -
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - even now that song 'bright eyes' come to mind
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Not bad - most of these I read for school all those years ago

Dear Santa

Dec. 24th, 2007 10:00 am
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In March I put money in [livejournal.com profile] venom69's expired parking meter (14 points). Last Sunday [livejournal.com profile] shayenne and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points). In October I broke [livejournal.com profile] be_lanna's X-Box (-12 points). In May I pulled over and changed [livejournal.com profile] audabee's flat tire (15 points). In November I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield (-8 points).

Overall, I've been nice (20 points). For Christmas I deserve a wedgie!

Sincerely,
pook41

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'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the Delta Quadrant, not creature was stirring, not even a mouse... Here are some drabbles to celebrate Christmas.

Merry Christmas to everyone at VAMB.

Thanks to Audabee for the read through


 

Title: A Special Delivery
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: NC17
Summary:
Written for Delta's Birthday. Delta wanted a sequel to a ‘Moment of truth’ so this is it – sort of. It’s a PWP sandwiched in between bit of silliness.
Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes:
Special thanks to Elem and Audabee for the beta. Please use this website if you need any translations of Aussie-isms to Normal English:

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~enigman/australia/slang.html#s

http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/4699/slang-ptot.htm

http://www.gemfields.com/static_html/330.html


Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 101 - Dance
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 10/11/07

The names have been changed to protect the not so innocent …

 

~~~~

 

 

Title: Best Wishes
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: PG13
Summary:
From Naomi’s perspective, her thoughts and wishes on her birthday. Written for  [profile] liselem birthday
Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes:
Special thanks to Audabee, Debster and Shayenne for the beta.
Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 94 - sweet
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 9/11/07

 

 

Title: Another Scenario
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: PG13
Summary: 
A Worst Case Scenario add on. Written for the 2007 VAMB Secret Ficlet Exchange. For ufp13
Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes:
  Ufp 13 first line was: "Get out." Thanks to Elem and Audabee for the beta
Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 22 - tools
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 31/10/07


~~

Title: Evil Incarnate
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: PG13
Summary: 
A 'Dark and Stormy Nebula' story for [personal profile] shayenne and Sira
Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes:
This is for Shayenne and Sira for organizing the Secret Ficlet exchange, mark II, 2007. Thanks [I think] to Edward George Bulwer-Lytton and his novel, 'Paul Clifford' for my interpretation of the infamous opening sentence. I reprised this from last year’s DASN story … just for added spookiness.
Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 34 - queen
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 31/10/07

~~~~

Song Meme

Oct. 7th, 2007 02:18 pm
From [profile] venom69

List 7 songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words or even if they're not any good but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to in absolute random order.

1. God only knows by the Beach Boys
2. So sad the Song by Gladys Knight and the Pips
3. Here for you by  Neil Young
4. Forgiveness by Jacob Groth
5. Where I stood by Missy Higgins
6. The first time ever I saw your face by Roberta Flack
7. Going Home [live version] by Mark Knopfler

I tag:

[profile] amandal557    [profile] be_lanna       [personal profile] caffey        [profile] eloriealton        [personal profile] fritz42         [profile] jc_obsessive     [profile] lil_blt_2  
1. Story behind your LJ Layout?
I like red

2. What's bothering you right now?
My boss - she's a panic merchant

3. Do you close the door when you pee?
depends on if anyone is home

DESCRIBE YOUR:

4. Wallet?
Black leather.

5. Wallpaper on your computer's desktop?
A picture of a unknown blue planet tilted with a sunlight sky - its computer generated art
 
6. Background on your cell phone?
smile

7. Jewelery worn daily?
my wedding ring and my watch

8. What is your default icon?
Something the very talented Gine made

9. Eyes:
Brown

WHAT ARE YOU:

12. Doing this weekend?:
Flying to Brisbane to watch my OD play soccer/football in the National school championships

13. Wearing:
Jeans and a t-shirt.

14. Wanting?:
sleep

15. Where are you?:
My desk at work.

16. Listening to?:
Mix102.3 FM

17. Have you ever kissed anyone named John?:
Nope

18. What do you smell like?:
Rats

19. Eating?:
Nothing.

20. Besides your bed, what is your favorite thing?:
Mr Pook

21. Do you believe in a soul mate?:
Yes.

22. Do you sleep naked?:
Yes

Where is 23??

24. Do you believe dreams come true?:
Depends on my mood

25. Do you believe in miracles?:
See #24

26. Do you burn easily in the sun?:
No

27. Do you speak another language other than English?:
Sort of - pidgeon German

28. What's something you wish you could understand better?:
Why people are so yucky toward each other

29. What did you do last weekend?:
Coached soccer on Saturday and Sunday and played myself

30. Who do you miss?:
My dad

31. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?:
Bwahahah - No

32. Orange or apple juice?:
Apple

34. What was the last instant message you received?:
I can't remember

35. Last text message you sent:
See #34

36. Last time you ate a home grown tomato?:
last summer

37. What is the closest thing to you that is blue?:
My jeans

38? 39?

40. Whose house did you go to last night?:
My own.

41. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?:
My brother

42. Do you like someone right now?:
Yes ???

43. What do you wear the most?:
Blue.

44. What is the last movie you watched?:
The Simpsons Movie

45. Have you ever heard of the band Our Lady Peace?:
No

46. Where did you get the shirt you're wearing?:
department store.

47. Coach Purse or MLB game tickets?
What is Coach Purse?

48. Do you believe that you can change someone?:
No

49. Do you want someone you can't have?:
Yes.

50. Who do you tag?:
Hum, lets see... I tag [profile] elem

Title: Moment of Truth - part two
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: NC-17
Summary: 
After Endgame, what happens to our favourite command couple after their first week of debriefings
Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes: Written for Skyspirit, for the VAMB Steamy Summer Mark II 2007
Her request:
"I want some good steamy sex between our favorite command team, post end
game.  I don't mind baby fic but it is not necessary and the following two
lines have to used somewhere in the story:
1. "I've never wanted anything more than you and your sexy smile."
2. "I know that I wasn't meant to walk this world without you.”

Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 99 - lights
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 22/8/07

_____

fic )

Title: Moment of Truth - part one
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: NC-17
Summary: 
After Endgame, what happens to our favourite command couple after their first week of debriefings
Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes: Written for Skyspirit, for the VAMB Steamy Summer Mark II 2007
Her request:
"I want some good steamy sex between our favorite command team, post end
game.  I don't mind baby fic but it is not necessary and the following two
lines have to used somewhere in the story:
1. "I've never wanted anything more than you and your sexy smile."
2. "I know that I wasn't meant to walk this world without you.”

Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 99 - lights
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 22/8/07

_____

fic )

Title: Fulfilling the Prophecy  part 5
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: R - for swearing only
Summary: For Audabee's birthday - a Macguffin driven long epic tale about our trusty crew as they return to the AQ

Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes: None.
Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 5 - beautiful
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 13/8/07

Title: Fulfilling the Prophecy  part 4
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: R - for swearing only
Summary: For Audabee's birthday - a Macguffin driven long epic tale about our trusty crew as they return to the AQ

Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes: None.
Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 5 - beautiful
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 13/8/07

~

Title: Fulfilling the Prophecy  part 3
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: R - for swearing only
Summary: For Audabee's birthday - a Macguffin driven long epic tale about our trusty crew as they return to the AQ

Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes: None.
Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 5 - beautiful
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 13/8/07

Title: Fulfilling the Prophecy  part 2
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: R - for swearing only
Summary: For Audabee's birthday - a Macguffin driven long epic tale about our trusty crew as they return to the AQ

Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes: None.
Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 5 - beautiful
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 13/8/07

Title: Fulfilling the Prophecy  part 1
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: R - for swearing only
Summary: For Audabee's birthday - a Macguffin driven long epic tale about our trusty crew as they return to the AQ

Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes: None.
Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 5 - beautiful
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 13/8/07

~~
fic )
Title: Confession
Author: Pook
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Rating: PG13
Summary: 
CoriMariee asked for a J/C moment after Seven "defects" during Dark Frontier
Character/Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes: None.
Prompt Number for fic101:  list 2 - 92 - make
Disclaimer: CBS/Paramount owns everything. No infringement intended.
Date: 6/8/07
~~

Kathryn was worried, staring at the spot on the viewscreen where the sphere had just disappeared. Had Seven betrayed them and had she just condemned them all to assimilation? Probably both, Kathryn thought.

She wouldn’t have much time to make her peace. Voyager wouldn’t stand a chance against a Seven directed Borg attack.

“Chakotay, my ready room.”

In her sanctuary, she stood very close to him.

Chakotay wondered what was going on. 

This wasn’t exactly how she pictured telling Chakotay how she truly felt about him but it would have to do. “Chakotay, I love you.” Then she kissed him.

 ~~

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