Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday 5 - Taboo


Friday, July 31

1. Who’s making a positive difference in your life?
Taboo words: friends, family, husband/wife/spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend.

Penelope. I kind of like her eccentric ways of getting things done or the way she looks at things. But at times she is hard to figure out. Mainly, I like the idea of hers: Don’t get mad, get even.

If it were up to my friends and family, I would be in deep trouble by now. The only positive influence they would have would be that they would positively driven me nuts by now. My girlfriend is the reason I am on this assignment in the first place. It was the only way I could get away from her.

2. Where would you like to be right now?
Taboo words: home, bed, anywhere but here.

On the Mars colony. Varnark, they have it made making those weird designs in the plant’s surface just to drive those human scientists nuts. Plus that is where all of the female Varnark are stationed.

As for being home, it was destroyed when that asteroid hit my planet years ago. The bed that Stone provides it lumpy and hard. Makes me wonder if he did not use concrete under those sheets.

3. What’s the first thing you’d do with a $5,000 (or your local equivalent) gift?
Taboo words: save, debt, vacation, payments, invest.

Buy a week’s supply of ice cream, chocolate, onions and cookie dough. That should wipe that $5000 out and then some. The fun part would be preventing the others from getting any. Big Grin.

Never did have enough money to save. And with our schedules and activities, we may not live long enough as advanced guard against the Ygi to be able to spend our savings. This holds true for investing. No one in their right mind would loan us money. As for vacation, life is a perpetual vacation to us Varnark.

4. What super-power would you really like to have?
Taboo words: invisibility, x-ray vision, flying, strength, transform.

To hold my breath for long periods of time. This would be useful when I have to work around Omman after he consumed three bean burritos with chili. Believe me, this is one feat that I almost am able to do. After years of practice, I can hold it for almost 340 compas (That is about 15 minutes on Earth.) By they way, when one works around the Ygi, this ability could come in handy. One can smell one of them up to two miles away.

As for invisibility, flying, strength and transforming, we have those abilities in a limited way. We stole some of the Sationarian equipment before we got here. This equipment allows us to do most of the above list.

5. What’s your favorite sound?
Taboo words: laughter, music, ocean, wind, ____’s voice.

Well, the answers below are kind of a cheat. The first two sounds would make me laugh uncontrollably. The Varnark are deathly afraid of large bodies of water so that would definitely be out of the question. We lose all motor control of our bodies and start dancing like idiots when music is played. As for the wind, we like to wind surf so that is one sound we do like to hear.

On this, I have multiple favorites. The splashing sound Thenal makes when he slips and falls into a mud puddle. The scream Omman makes as he flies through the air because Thenal ignited one of Omman’s flatulent blasts. The humming sound of a soft serve ice cream machine dispensing my favorite treat: chocolate ice cream with onion bits.


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