9:59:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya

10:00:11 PM ColDougMcKnight: Evening.

10:00:41 PM ColDougMcKnight: R: Sorry, have to fuck with your brain more, but at least now my computer is actually in the shop! So...hopefully no more of this.

10:01:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::cries::

10:01:08 PM ColDougMcKnight: :-( I'm sorry.

10:04:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We're ognna be without T'kirr too.

10:04:51 PM ColDougMcKnight: Oh, working late or something?

10:05:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Party at Disneyworld!

10:09:14 PM ColDougMcKnight: Nice!

10:09:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Now where is the doc.

10:14:48 PM ColDougMcKnight: Hm...well, she's online.

10:15:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: She's not answering

10:16:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I think we're just gonna have to cancel with two out.

10:16:48 PM ColDougMcKnight: I could try texting her?

10:17:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: She's in WoW :V1

10:17:32 PM ColDougMcKnight: Hmm.

10:18:15 PM ColDougMcKnight: Hey!

10:18:24 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hides in the corner

10:18:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Doc

10:18:59 PM ColDougMcKnight: R: Hey hey hey. No hiding in corners! There's RPing to be done!

10:19:30 PM DrRoxanneCarre: ....Hides NAKED in the corner

10:19:32 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Better?

10:19:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: So, there was talk of a Lost Harbor sim.

10:20:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: How's that sound to everyone?

10:20:30 PM ColDougMcKnight: R: AWESOME.

10:21:03 PM ColDougMcKnight: R: Mike says yes too.

10:21:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: okay then, we'll do that!

10:22:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'll just start the sim and everyone can show up as they wish to.

10:22:49 PM ColDougMcKnight: Alrighty, cool.

10:22:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:22:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:22:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:23:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::flying his spiffy seaplane over the island::

10:23:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::wiping down the bar::

10:25:33 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::After entering the holodeck, heads straight to Jack's and takes a seat at the bar.:: Hey Jack.

10:26:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> Hiya, Percy, how's things?

10:27:56 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Smiles:: Eh, you know. Back to boring normalcy and all that. Can I get a screwdriver with cranberry juice?

10:29:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> Naturally. ::mixes up the drink::

10:30:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::presents it:: I'll take boring normalcy any day.

10:30:41 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Nods with a chuckle:: Well, it's definitely a refreshing change.

10:32:58 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::McKnight meanwhile, mindful that the gathering tonight represents, among other things, a sort of unofficial promotion celebration, has dutifully shown up in his period Marine uniform.  With a new set of silver

10:33:02 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: wanders down to the sports museum to sign up for boxing lessons ::

10:33:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::lands the seaplane and powers up to the dock::

10:34:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: oak leaves.  However, he has for the moment ditched the uniform shoes, which lie neatly beside him on the white beach sand, where he sits staring out to sea.  He'd have to take a car over the mountains to get a real view out

10:34:58 PM ColDougMcKnight: to sea, of course, but it's still a nice night.::

10:35:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::cuts his engine and steps out on the pontoon to tie up the plane::

10:36:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::enters the bar, again dressed as Amelia Earhart::

10:39:00 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Notes the seaplane landing as Harper enters the bar, and decides to take a stroll along the seaside. But not before she turns to Harper with a smile:: Hey, ma'am, first drink's on me.

10:39:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Thank you! ::saunters up to Jack::

10:40:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks onto the dock and pats the plane::

10:40:58 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::McKnight, meanwhile, looks up and out on the bay as the Boudica finishes taxiing in, and begins shaking out his shoes.  If the big man onboard is finished joyriding, that probably means things are getting started soon.::

10:42:00 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Once the drink buying has been established, Percy heads out towards the Boudica.::

10:42:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Mai Tai please, Jack.

10:43:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sees Percy approaching:: She flies wonderfully!

10:43:35 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Grins:: I'm glad. She sure is a beauty to see in the sky, sir.

10:45:22 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: looks at the flyer in the window and notes times, heads toward the bar for drinks ::

10:46:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Thank you again. ::grins::

10:47:57 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> No problem, sir. Seen our shiny new colonel out and about?

10:48:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Not yet, but I'll bet I will.

10:48:16 PM ColDougMcKnight: (*Colonel)

10:49:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::unzips his jacket and heads into the bar::

10:49:16 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Smiles softly as, properly attired once more, he silently pads down the great wooden foot bridge::  Not unless I want you to, sir.  Ranger training, you know.

10:49:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::stops:: Colonel, looking sharp.

10:50:18 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy>::Jumps at the voice:: Goddamnit, you marines can be so damn creepy sometimes. ::Pauses, realizing how awkward that was:: Uh, I mean, congratulations, sir!

10:51:06 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Arches an eyebrow, since T'Kirr's not here.::  Thank you both.  So, who wants to be the first to buy me a drink then?

10:51:18 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> Ooh! Me! Pick me!

10:51:28 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Holds her hand up and everything::

10:51:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I gotcha, Colonel.

10:51:56 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Frowns and mutters:: Stupid chain of command.

10:53:03 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Joins the general procession toward the door::  If it'll make people feel better, I'll be happy to drink TWO pina coladas.  I'll just pour them into one of those extra large coconut cups.

10:53:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That'll be a nice start

10:53:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::settling down with a Mai Tai, admiring the umbrellas and fruit::

10:53:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Nods that this is acceptable. Not that she really has a choice, but still!::

10:54:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::sees them come in:: There's the man of the hour, folks!

10:56:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> :stands and claps::

10:57:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack, get this man a couple of pina coladas!

10:57:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::fires up the blender and hacks a coconut in twain::

10:59:48 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Waits a bit until Jack has arranged the drinks with his usual speed and efficiency, then raises his coconut o' booze above his head::  Alright then, listen up.  If I'm the man of the hour, I believe that means I get to propose

10:59:53 PM ColDougMcKnight: a toast.

10:59:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::blends up the drink, pours, and hands the coconuts to Doug::

11:00:11 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Pretend I waited for that post.)

11:00:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> ::takes his Tom Collins from Jack and waits for the toast::

11:01:40 PM ColDougMcKnight: Right then.  This is a big day.  I'll admit to a bit of ego by saying I've waited some time for the day I could introduce myself as Colonel McKnight.  And so, this toast is to the primary reason I lasted long enough to

11:02:28 PM ColDougMcKnight: enjoy it.  The man on my right, the woman on my left.  The marines who backed me up on the ground, the flyboys who backed me up from the air, the warp plasma monkeys who kept those planes flying, and not least of all the doctors who

11:03:02 PM ColDougMcKnight: were always there to patch me up when my luck finally did, on occasion, crap out on me spectacularly.  Thanks, folks.  I appreciate it, more than I can say.

11:04:23 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy>::Would clap, but has a screwdriver in her hand. So instead she just raises her glass with a grin and drinks.::

11:05:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> ::cheers and puts down his drink to clap::

11:06:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::clapping heartily::

11:06:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Congratulations, Colonel, you earned it!

11:07:51 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Grins::  You know what?  Yes, yes I did.

11:07:59 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Knocks back a coconut::

11:08:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::drinks up too:

11:08:54 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Drinky Mcdrink drink::

11:10:43 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Meanwhile, back in one corner, one patron in particular looks especially out of place, despite his khaki pants and Hawaiian shirt.  For one, though he dutifully raises his drink with the rest, he looks decidedly unconfortable.::

11:11:14 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Oh, and also, Klingon.  A Klingon with dreadlocks and a red tattoo over his right eye in the form of a Star Fleet delta.::

11:13:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I believe the man of the hour also gets to start up the jukebox.

11:16:04 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Grins as he crosses over toward the jukebox in question, though his gaze does linger for a moment on the Klingon.::  Okay then.  You know, I think I've got just the thing.  I always get nostalgic at these things.

11:16:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :::walks over out of curiousity::

11:17:04 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Searches for a minute, a smile spreading across his face as he finds the proper sequence of buttons and punches it in.  A moment later, "In A Sentimental Mood" by John Coltrans starts playing over the speakers.::

11:17:15 PM ColDougMcKnight: (*Coltrane)

11:17:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Nice choice, Colonel.

11:18:07 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Closes her eyes for a few moments as she absorbs the music, swaying slightly to the beat.::

11:18:24 PM ColDougMcKnight: Thank you.  Can't go wrong with Coltrane, sir.

11:21:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::makes his way back to the bar, the smooth jazz making him wish T'Kirr was here, but a smile on his face nonetheless::

11:21:45 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Awww)

11:22:04 PM ColDougMcKnight: (She's in the NEXT holodeck, partying at Disneyworld.)

11:23:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::ends up dancing with that random GI who thinks that she's actually Amelia Earhart::

11:24:54 PM ColDougMcKnight: Percy> ::Looks at the dancefloor thoughtfully for a moment, but decides in favor of turning and looking at the night seascape as she lets the jazz sink in. And for a moment, she briefly forgot that it was programmed, 

11:25:03 PM ColDougMcKnight: and wasn't her native Californian Pacific.::

11:26:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::topping off drinks as people come back to the bar::

11:26:30 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::After a bit, as the song seems to be winding down a bit, the aforementioned Klingon decides it's time to leave his corner, and approaches Blackthorne::  Greetings from the Empire, Admiral.  I imagine you must be well aware of all

11:28:19 PM ColDougMcKnight: this by now, but nevertheless, I am Ragnar, son of K'Chan, recently of the Imperial vessel Prok'cha, and now at your service.

11:30:42 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters the bar, after taking a slight detour to speak with her husband :: Hi Jack, tequila straigh up please.

11:30:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> Oh, tough night, doc? ::grins, pouring the tequila::

11:31:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::gives him a Klingon salute:: Welcome aboard, Captain. Your record speaks for itself and I am honored to have you aboard Atlantis.

11:34:58 PM ColDougMcKnight: The honor is mine, Admiral.  While I must confess that my reputation with the Imperial Officer Corps as a "Federation lover" has been exaggerated, I am certain there is much that I can learn here, particularly

11:36:11 PM ColDougMcKnight: in the area of coordinated infantry formations and tactics, that shall in time enrich my people.  You have my vow that though this is indeed a treasure of great value, I shall by my service repay the debt in full.

11:36:50 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Gestures to the tattoo::  In the meantime, I present only this, to signify my profound appreciation to Star Fleet for allowing me this opportunity.

11:37:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Impressive, Captain. I look forward to success in battle with your service.

11:38:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:38:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:38:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:38:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::paused::

11:38:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It was enjoyable, but getting late. :)

11:38:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We should have something new to start next week.

11:39:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Any logs that might come out of tonight's sim could be interesting!

11:39:29 PM ColDougMcKnight: They certainly could be!

11:40:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I apparently missed October beginning...

11:40:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: But T'Kirr wins Log of the Month with Shudouren!

11:41:00 PM ColDougMcKnight: Woo!

11:44:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That's all I have for this week.