10:00:05 PM Charity Suite: ::fixes her hair::

10:00:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hi y'all

10:00:12 PM Charity Suite: Hihi!

10:00:22 PM Jusstin Case: ::straightens his collar::

10:01:12 PM Jusstin Case: Anyone else watching the Obama love-in?

10:01:29 PM Charity Suite: Uhmmm ... no.

10:01:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Negative.

10:01:56 PM Jusstin Case: The democrats are making it hard for him to speak.

10:02:06 PM Jusstin Case: They keep giving him standing ovations.

10:02:30 PM Jusstin Case: I think I heard a few of them chanting, "Chaaange!  ChaaaAAAAaange!"

10:02:40 PM Charity Suite: Well, it's difficult to be anything but enthusiastic for anyone who isn't Bush.

10:02:51 PM Charity Suite: Heck, I think Sonic the Hedgehog would standing Os.

10:03:03 PM Charity Suite: *get

10:03:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'd rather vote for Mario

10:03:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: After all, he's saved the Mushroom Kingdom 8290380 times.

10:03:41 PM Jusstin Case: And never got any, either.

10:03:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Peach baked him a damn cake at the end of 64.

10:04:06 PM Charity Suite: Your princess is ... lame.

10:04:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Doc, T'K

10:04:15 PM Jusstin Case: Hehe.

10:04:15 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Evening

10:04:23 PM Charity Suite: Hiya Boss, Ma'am.

10:05:41 PM Charity Suite: Why do you always break your fingernail the day before your manicure?  ::sigh::

10:05:51 PM TKirr: Hey there.

10:06:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You know, amazingly, I wouldn't know the answer to that question.

10:06:25 PM Jusstin Case: I slammed my thumb in a car door a few weeks ago.

10:06:49 PM Charity Suite: Ouchie  :-(

10:06:57 PM Jusstin Case: Oh, definitely.

10:07:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We'll give our stragglers a couple more minutes.

10:07:42 PM Jusstin Case: No.

10:07:43 PM Jusstin Case: They will be shot.

10:07:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Court-martialed, shot, and sent to the Russian front?

10:08:11 PM Jusstin Case: Good plan!

10:08:17 PM Charity Suite: ::laughs::  Did I tell you about the time I was on crutches, took my two toddlers (I think they were 2 and 3) to my mother's, and she slammed my hand in the car door when we went to the doctor's office?

10:08:20 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: nods :: Without vodka even!

10:08:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Owowowowowowow

10:08:45 PM Charity Suite: Tough to do crutches with four swollen fingers.  :-D

10:09:23 PM Charity Suite: Don't know why, but we both (my mother and I) laughed so hard we were crying.  Well, my tears probably weren't all from laughter, but ...

10:09:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Murphy's Law, strictly enforced.

10:09:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Percy

10:09:52 PM Charity Suite: Shhh.  Here she is.

10:09:52 PM Jusstin Case: Hehe, it's funny how those sorts of things can work out sometimes.

10:09:56 PM LtCmdrBusard: What?

10:10:03 PM Jusstin Case: Oh! ::coughs:: Nothing.

10:10:05 PM LtCmdrBusard: Also, Mike's here.

10:10:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::pre-emptively pops aspirin::

10:10:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: Lol.

10:10:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: We'll try not to be confusing.

10:10:52 PM Charity Suite: Tell him to get off his lazy ass, go over to his computer, and park his lazy ass.

10:11:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, what she said!

10:11:07 PM LtCmdrBusard: Sorry, we're at my place. We don't have two computers.

10:11:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: It wouldn't be an issue, but I'm pretty much stuck at home sick.

10:11:40 PM Charity Suite: Awww.  :-(

10:11:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Blah. :(

10:11:51 PM LtCmdrBusard: So he came over to keep me company, because he's nice like that. :-P

10:11:58 PM Jusstin Case: ...

10:12:02 PM Jusstin Case: That doesn't sound like Mike ...

10:12:22 PM Charity Suite: Yeah, what Mike are you talking about?

10:12:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: rofl

10:12:52 PM Charity Suite: You're ill, and he's making you type for both of you?

10:12:57 PM Charity Suite: Yeah, that's our Mike.

10:13:03 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...

10:13:04 PM Jusstin Case: We love you, Mike!

10:13:07 PM LtCmdrBusard: It's my computer.

10:13:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh snap!

10:13:13 PM LtCmdrBusard: :-P

10:13:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Remember that time we all had the SARS?

10:13:29 PM Charity Suite: Oh, and *your* keyboard is incomprehensible to anyone else?

10:13:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: Anyway, we're finishing up a movie, but we could be ready in a few minutes. Is that okay?

10:13:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sure.

10:13:59 PM Charity Suite: That was three fun-filled days of germies.

10:14:05 PM Charity Suite: Or longer.

10:14:15 PM Jusstin Case: I think I survived.

10:14:21 PM Jusstin Case: But I was only there for, like, 10 minutes.

10:14:25 PM Charity Suite: We sent you home to infect others.

10:14:55 PM Charity Suite: You were pretty sick the day after you got home, as I recall.

10:14:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Alrighty then, we're just missing Glenn and I'm sure he'll be around.

10:15:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Commander?

10:15:21 PM TKirr: ::TWEEEET::

10:15:29 PM Jusstin Case: ::AA::

10:15:30 PM Charity Suite: ::jumps!::

10:15:33 PM Charity Suite: ::AA::

10:15:50 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Not AA. Movie's not over yet.::

10:16:00 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::

10:16:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Last week, our intrepid party of baconators returned to Atlantis to track down Dr. Evaz's briefcase full of Important Stuff.

10:17:05 PM Jusstin Case: Those Ferengi took it!

10:17:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It was found to be in the possession of the Ferengi, who were fast on their way out of the system, but Case and Carter were trying to cut a deal...

10:17:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Since Carter isn't here, the deal-making falls to Mr. Case alone! Will he get taken for all he's worth?! Find out...

10:17:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?

10:17:37 PM Charity Suite: Smooth talkers.

10:18:22 PM Jusstin Case: (w) It's okay, I've got Blackthorne's bank card.

10:18:29 PM Charity Suite: ::nods::

10:18:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: No you don't. ::yoink!::

10:18:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:18:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:18:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:18:58 PM Jusstin Case: (w) It's okay, I've got Blackthorne's social security number.

10:19:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::muttering something about Ferengi::

10:19:14 PM Charity Suite: (w) We'll open a new card with it.

10:19:36 PM Jusstin Case: ::on the bridge with Evaz while Ryan goes to get bacon bites::

10:21:51 PM Jusstin Case: ::to Evaz:: Well, at least they're willing to negotiate.

10:21:52 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: rolls over in bed, realizes shes hugging a pillow, sighs when she remembers Mr. Carre had an early morning meeting ::

10:22:27 PM Charity Suite: ::tapping away at the console, entering several important numbers and someone's mother's maiden name::

10:23:04 PM Charity Suite: ::double checks the number against the piece of paper Jusstin gave her::

10:23:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::wakes up several hours after seeing Colin off, since she went back to bed afterwards::

10:23:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> I hope you have latinum.

10:23:41 PM Charity Suite: ::absently playing with one of the many strands of sparkly beads around her neck::

10:23:43 PM Jusstin Case: Well ... as long as they think we do ...

10:24:00 PM Jusstin Case: ::now wearing a purple and green party hat::

10:24:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::eyes the party hat::

10:24:20 PM Charity Suite: ::trying to remember what she did to get the set of beads with the medallions on them::

10:24:30 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> Well, hu-mons?

10:24:46 PM Jusstin Case: ::groans::

10:25:39 PM Jusstin Case: +Ferengi+ Give us some time to compile our inventory.  Is there anything in particular that you fancy?

10:26:27 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ For a science officer, you don't know very much, if you have to ask that.

10:26:32 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: picks up her PADD and checks for anything out of the ordinary, yawns ::

10:26:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::yawns and grabs the phone, rings Carre's room::

10:27:07 PM Jusstin Case: +Ferengi+ Stand by.

10:27:13 PM Jusstin Case: ::closes channel::

10:27:15 PM Jusstin Case: Jerks.

10:27:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Scum of the galaxy

10:27:37 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: glares at the obnoxious noise, grabs the phone :: Carre!

10:27:40 PM Charity Suite: ::puts the chest of extra beads and coins over on her desk::

10:27:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Hey Roxi.

10:27:57 PM Jusstin Case: ::to Evaz:: Well, you're the one who knows what they've got their hands on.  Do they know exactly what it is they have?

10:28:04 PM Charity Suite: ::feeling festive with just a couple dozen necklaces on::

10:28:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Oh yes.

10:28:56 PM Jusstin Case: Hm.  And what do you suppose it's worth?

10:29:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> It's only valuable to entities that would know how to use it.

10:29:24 PM Charity Suite: ::grins as she puts beads on all of the patients::  Happy Mardis Gras, y'all!

10:29:39 PM Charity Suite: Patients> ::look at Charity like she has a screw loose::

10:29:43 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hiya Kate :: yawns loudly :: we should go spend some credits today.

10:30:04 PM Jusstin Case: But they themselves don't, most likely.

10:30:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Sounds like a plan. Meet you in the lobby in thirty?

10:30:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Exactly.

10:30:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> I'm sure they've been told how valuable it is, but to them, it's just a briefcase with a few PADDs in it.

10:30:33 PM Charity Suite: (Hey Glenn!)

10:30:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Hiya Glenn)

10:30:45 PM EnsRyanCarter: (hey hey everyone)

10:30:48 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: calculates room service :: Make it 45 so I get some coffee.

10:30:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Oh, good idea.

10:31:13 PM Charity Suite: ::finishes her rounds and heads out the door, chest full of Mardis Gras loot under her arm::

10:31:13 PM Jusstin Case: [Evaz and I are trying to figure out what to give the Ferengi.]

10:31:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Patient> I saw a video of her on youtube getting those beads.

10:31:47 PM Charity Suite: ::tossing beads at random crewpeople in the hallways::

10:32:00 PM Charity Suite: Y'all show 'em, Ah'll throw 'em!

10:32:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Patient2> Email me that!

10:32:25 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Patient 3> Wasnt that the hot video of the day?

10:32:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Can't you just send them whatever ridiculous amount you want, then go bust them before they realize it's just a bunch of bullshit numbers on a screen?)

10:32:54 PM Charity Suite: (The important bits were blurred out)

10:33:16 PM Jusstin Case: [Where would the fun be in that, Mike?]

10:34:02 PM Jusstin Case: ::to Evaz and Ryan:: Well, we don't have any latinum.

10:34:05 PM Jusstin Case: ... Anymore.

10:34:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::puts the phone down and orders room service as she goes to get ready::

10:34:11 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Trickery is ALWAYS fun.)

10:34:24 PM Jusstin Case: [Point.]

10:34:50 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: orders express room service, hits the shower real quick ::

10:36:02 PM Jusstin Case: So, what do we have that they might want, but isn't going to allow them to do anything ... unsavory?

10:36:27 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::was going to say trilithium...but...::

10:36:42 PM Charity Suite: ::swings a strand of beads, waiting to see some skin from the group of guys from Engineering in the hallway near the turbolift::  C'mon, boys ...

10:37:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> What about that box of plastic jewelry your doctor brought up?

10:37:44 PM EnsRyanCarter: plastic jewelry?

10:37:53 PM Charity Suite: (Hey!  That's *MY* box of plastic jewelry!)

10:38:01 PM Jusstin Case: ::points to his party hat:: It *is* Fat Tuesday, after all.

10:38:13 PM Jusstin Case: Hmm ...

10:38:28 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Yer mum?)

10:38:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> They won't know the difference over a viewscreen.

10:38:34 PM Jusstin Case: +Charity+ Miss Suite, would you please come to the bridge?

10:39:03 PM Charity Suite: ::stops, hearing Jusstin's voice, wonders if he's been watching::

10:39:36 PM Charity Suite: +Jusstin+  Uhmmm ... shore thang, Ah just need ta see sumpin' from Engineerin' first.

10:40:21 PM Jusstin Case: ::to Ryan:: Did she have check-ups scheduled with Engineering today?

10:40:22 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters the bedroom as room service knocks on the door and calls out "Room Service" ::

10:40:24 PM EnsRyanCarter: Engineering?

10:40:30 PM EnsRyanCarter: Um... I don't know.

10:40:44 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::sits back in his chair::

10:40:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::gets out of the shower just in time for room service to arrive, answers the door in a towel::

10:40:55 PM Jusstin Case: +Charity+ Can the physicals wait?  We've got a bit of a crisis up here.

10:41:08 PM Charity Suite: Now boys, y'all ain't gettin' no beads until Ah sees some skin.  Y'all know th' rules o' Mardis Gras.

10:41:39 PM Charity Suite: ::sighs::  +Jusstin+  On mah Wah, Mistah Case.

10:41:44 PM Charity Suite: *way

10:41:48 PM Charity Suite: (damn accent)

10:42:38 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: eyes the tray of goodies :: Cherry Strudel! :: snags one as she signs for it and adds a large tip :: Thanks!

10:43:03 PM EnsRyanCarter: Heavyset Engineering Guy> Hey! ::lifts his shirt to reveal his hairy nipples.:: wooo!!

10:43:25 PM LtCmdrBusard: Mike> ::And now, lest I get yelled at for never posting anything, McKnight materialized aboard ship, still clad in the Hawaiian shirt and glasses getup, a small duffel containing his uniform slung over his shoulder::  So, miss anything good?  Design team decide to switch to a slightly different boring shade of grey?

10:43:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::drools on the bacon as the waiter drools, then signs for it with a moderate tip:: Thanks!

10:43:43 PM Charity Suite: ::throws a single strand of beads and dashes for the turbolift::  (w) Ah think Ah jus' threw up a lil' in mah mouth ...

10:44:01 PM Jusstin Case: [Ewww!]

10:44:32 PM EnsRyanCarter: Engineering Guy #2>  ::walks by Heavyset guy, plucks one of his nipple hairs::

10:44:45 PM LtCmdrBusard: Rachel> ::Percy, as she has materialized on one of the transporter pads next to him:: Gee, I hope not. You know how the Admiral HATES a change in the color of ANYTHING.

10:44:54 PM EnsRyanCarter: Engineering Guy #2> ::flicks the hair away:: No flashing in Engineering allowed!!

10:45:08 PM Jusstin Case: [Make it stop!!!]

10:45:10 PM EnsRyanCarter: Heavyset Engineer> ahhHHhHhHhHhHhHhhh!!!

10:45:35 PM Charity Suite: ::heads up to the Bridge, makes a quick stop in one of the ueber-secret bathrooms on the way to brush her teeth::

10:46:36 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::wonders if he's missing anything in engineering::

10:46:58 PM Charity Suite: ::enters the Bridge, fresh and minty clean, but with a fervent with to be able to delete recent sights::

10:47:08 PM Charity Suite: *wish, dammit

10:47:27 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: slurps down a couple cups of coffee, dresses comfortably in 'civvies' and heads for the lobby ::

10:47:34 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::glances at Charity:: Hey, Doc... you look like you just saw something ghastly.

10:47:34 PM Jusstin Case: Ah, Charity!

10:47:56 PM Charity Suite: ::looks around, sees Jusstin, Ryan and the funny-looking little man with the penchant for bacon and getting shot::

10:48:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: Mike> Seriously though, I'll catch up with you later?  I better check and make sure Case didn't let Whatshisname ransack anything.

10:48:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::packing his bag in the beachfront house he and T'Kirr rented the night before:: This was a good trip, but I wish it was longer.

10:48:52 PM Charity Suite: Yeah ... somethin' ... nasty in one of th' hallways.  Nothin' a lil' wax couldn't take care of.  Whatcha guys up to?

10:49:18 PM EnsRyanCarter: Lounging, thinking of ways to trick the Ferengi to giving us back the briefcase...

10:49:25 PM Jusstin Case: ::looks at Charity quizzically for a moment::

10:49:29 PM TKirr: ::packing her own bag:: Agreed. We don't get much time away.

10:49:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne:  Evaz> ::blinks::

10:49:41 PM Jusstin Case: ::shakes it off:: We were wondering ...

10:50:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: Rachel> ::With a smile, Percy nods:: Sure. I better make sure Puddington hasn't eaten the reactor core or something...and now there's Carter to worry about. Oh well, whatever he's up to his knees in, it better not be sewage.

10:50:43 PM Jusstin Case: How big a box of Mardi Gras coins do you have?

10:50:49 PM LtCmdrBusard: Puddington> ::Burp::

10:51:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Warp Core> :toot:

10:51:15 PM Charity Suite: ::holds up a shimmering strand of beads::  Well ... lots.  Enough for ... gosh, a whole parade!  ::grins:: 

10:51:25 PM Charity Suite: You show 'em, Ah'll throw 'em!

10:51:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Or to fool some Ferengi.

10:51:34 PM Jusstin Case: ::blinks::

10:52:00 PM EnsRyanCarter: does that work the other way around?

10:52:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::almost says, "Wait didn't I see you on youtube last night," but thinks better of it::

10:52:41 PM Jusstin Case: ::grins:: How good are y'all's poker faces?

10:52:41 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Nodding to the transporter tech, McKnight takes the nearest lift to his quarters, and having already taken the opportunity for a real hot shower planetside, needs only grab a fresh uniform.  Within five minutes, he's taking his second lift ride, up to the bridge.::

10:52:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: And it's a damn sight better than sickbay.

10:52:50 PM Charity Suite: ::shakes her head::  Nope.  Ah got th' beads.  You got th' goods.

10:53:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::shows up in the lobby a few minutes later, civvied up and carrying a large cup of coffee::

10:54:08 PM TKirr: ::picks up Ian's boot and brings it over to him, setting it near his bag:: Do you suppose everyone else has had a nice of time as we have?

10:54:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hey thanks, I wondered where that ended up. I hope they did, they earned it.

10:54:34 PM Charity Suite: ::holding the chest of beads, looking at Jusstin::  Why do you ask?

10:55:23 PM Jusstin Case: We need to trick the Ferengi into thinking this treasure chest of beads is more valuable than a bartering item for flashings.

10:55:52 PM Charity Suite: ::hopes her communicator/camera pictures and videos haven't taken up all the space in case she needs to get more pictures::

10:56:49 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hi Kate! I was thinking of hitting the bookstore to refresh my E-Book selection and then the electronic store to see if they have Fallout 6000 in yet.

10:56:50 PM Charity Suite: Well ... ::looks down::  Well, it's Fat Tuesday ... an' most places ain't got many beads left.  So ... Ah suppose they are a lil rare, y might say.

10:57:13 PM LtCmdrBusard: :Mike> Once on the bridge, even a bridge as dimly lit as on a Sovereign, it's not hard to find the people he seeks::  Ah, still here.  How goes the search?

10:57:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Oh that's a great idea, I'd wondered about that game.

10:57:25 PM Jusstin Case: ::looks at Ryan and Evaz:: Worth a try?

10:57:27 PM TKirr: ::lingers at Ian's side, running her fingers up his spine:: We'll have to visit Lost Harbor before long.

10:57:35 PM EnsRyanCarter: Let's do it.

10:58:10 PM Jusstin Case: ::looks at Evaz::

10:58:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::pauses and then pulls her close:: Are we sure we have to leave? We could just give the ship to McKnight and retire here.

10:58:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Why not?

10:58:58 PM Charity Suite: But make 'em show you ... wait, they's Ferengis, right?  Don't make 'em show you anything.  ::wrinkles her nose at the thought of nekkid Ferengi chests::

10:59:21 PM Jusstin Case: ::raises an eyebrow::

10:59:26 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I'm hoping they'll have the new holobox unit in, you know the one with remote sensors everyone is talking about.

10:59:37 PM EnsRyanCarter: I second what she's thinking.

10:59:41 PM Jusstin Case: ::calls the Ferengi back::

10:59:43 PM TKirr: ::perks an eyebrow, falling against him:: We could, I suppose... but are you sure you want to subject the crew to that?

10:59:55 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ Have your puny brains come up with anything yet?

10:59:59 PM LtCmdrBusard: Rachel> ::Similarly changes into a fresh uniform, before she heads down to Engineering. Hopefully with enough time separating her from the event to miss the overweight nipples.::

11:00:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::shudders in revulsion::

11:00:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Oh yeah, and the color on that thing is amaaaaazing.

11:00:51 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Hey, T'kirr's worth something, and we haven't tried to pimp her out lately!)

11:01:03 PM LtCmdrBusard: (That was Rachel, by the by. Mwahaha)

11:01:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I suppose you're right.

11:01:13 PM TKirr: ((But Ferengi make my stomach turn))

11:01:14 PM Charity Suite: ::smiles at the viewscreen::  Happy Mardis Gras, gentlemen!

11:01:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Well we haven't needed a backhoe in a while.)

11:01:37 PM LtCmdrBusard: (And greasy andorian mechanics don't?)

11:01:51 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ ... Marty Graw?  Who is this Marty Graw?  I thought we were going to discuss business!

11:02:24 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I can see we're going to have to set up a friendly competition schedule. If they've got one Mr. Carre is buying it! :: winks ::

11:02:25 PM TKirr: ((She pre-meditated to resist that))

11:03:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> You're on. ::grins::

11:03:24 PM TKirr: ::moves back to her packing:: Does the replicator system have grits?

11:03:40 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Aaah)

11:03:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Of course, but they're nothing like the real thing.

11:03:43 PM Jusstin Case: +Ferengi+ We are, we are. It's just that ... um ... well, we couldn't find anything cheap enough to trade you.

11:04:30 PM TKirr: About like potato paste, then?

11:04:36 PM Charity Suite: ::sparkles and shimmers in the apparently dim lighting, having at least a couple dozen shiny necklaces on::

11:04:41 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ *Cheap* enough?  The material in this briefcase is worth at least 100,000 bricks of gold-pressed latinum!

11:04:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'll see if we can improve on that a little bit.

11:05:55 PM Charity Suite: ::puts several necklaces on Ryan, making him shiny too::

11:06:31 PM Jusstin Case: +Ferengi+ Well, I dunno.  I suppose we could give you *some* of it.

11:06:38 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::runs his fingers through the beads, feelin' rich today::

11:06:43 PM Charity Suite: ::and then puts some on Jusstin::  You owe me.

11:07:06 PM Jusstin Case: I -- wait, what?

11:07:40 PM Charity Suite: ::grins::

11:08:06 PM Jusstin Case: ::coughs::

11:08:11 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ Some?  Some of what?

11:08:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::zips up his duffel and sits down on the rumpled bed to pull his boots on::

11:08:26 PM Charity Suite: Lordy, it's Mardis Gras, an' this place is deader than a graveyard on Groundhawg's Day.

11:08:44 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters the electronic store and is immediately engrossed in 'stuff' :: Look Kate they have it!!! That price is absolute piracy, jerks! :: picks up two units, five controllers and one of each game they have available ::

11:08:56 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::McKnight, totally lost, but happy to see someone make an ass of themself as long as it's not him, is standing back from the screen and watching, amused, with a mug of raktajino.::

11:09:04 PM Jusstin Case: +Ferengi+ Some of these Mardi Gras beads, of course.

11:09:17 PM Charity Suite: ::looks at the Ferengi::  Uh, no way.

11:09:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Oh man I can't wait to play this.... better get that recharge pack for the controllers too!

11:09:23 PM TKirr: I'm looking forward to returning to the quiet of patrolling. We've had so much fuss lately.

11:09:28 PM Jusstin Case: +Ferengi+ I guess that briefcase *may* be worth a handful or two.

11:09:36 PM Jusstin Case: ::hopes this works::

11:10:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, without a doubt. Sometimes people complain about the lack of action, but I'll see about finding us some scientific study that involves absolutely no attempts on anyone's life.

11:10:46 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ Why would we be interested in your puny plastic beads, hu-mon?

11:10:54 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: snags a couple of packs :: Its a pity to have to buy extras in case something breaks, but better safe than bored in space.

11:11:00 PM Charity Suite: These are *my* beads, an' they are far too valuable to give to some ol' snake thieves who don't even have a chest to show them off for!

11:11:31 PM Jusstin Case: Ryan?  Perhaps you should tell the Ferengi why these beads are so special.

11:11:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> People are selling these on ebay for five times the price, you know, I can't believe they have it!

11:12:02 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::stands up:: Alright.

11:13:26 PM Charity Suite: Tell 'em they can't have 'em!  These are gen-u-wine Orion Mardis Gras beads!  Made my gen-u-wine Orion slave girls!

11:13:27 PM LtCmdrBusard: Rachel> ::Percy, meanwhile, has checked out Engineering, and found it to have a satisfactory lack of death and mayhem. As such, she headed up to the Bridge to do a full systems scan...and to see what's going on up there. And she's curious about who was giving out the beads. She wanted some!::

11:14:05 PM Charity Suite: (*by ... not my ... I don't have any slave girls)

11:14:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (She wouldn't even show her underoos)

11:14:29 PM EnsRyanCarter: (( do they work on the plantation? ::ducks:: ))

11:14:29 PM Jusstin Case: -

11:14:29 PM TKirr: ::perks up:: Studying anything in particular? I've read several articles lately on places like the Gessara Nebula's tail containing interesting readings and needing further study, or the base on Yuri V turning up missing supplies, possibly being stolen by unknown entities.

11:14:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Not to YOU maybe.)

11:14:36 PM Jusstin Case: [What the hell is an underoo?]

11:14:39 PM Charity Suite: (:;thwap::-)

11:15:19 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Ferengi+ Tell me... actually I don't think I got your name, good sir. I'm Ryan Carter. You are?

11:15:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That nebula sounds nice, quiet, and attempted murder-free.

11:16:06 PM DrRoxanneCarre: The nice thing about buyin extras? You can ebay them if they suck! :: picks up copies of Fallout 6000, Sacred 723, NWN-Sirius Cluster, WOW Revolt of the Goblins and a fresh copy of pac-man ::

11:16:11 PM LtCmdrBusard: (It's what happens when a kangaroo breeds with Victoria's Secret. It's very rare, and can sometimes be fatal to either parent. BE WARNED.)

11:16:17 PM TKirr: ::nods at him, plopping her bag on the edge of the bed:: We would have normal shifts, meaning normal time afterwards to do... whatever.

11:16:47 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ ... Garlok.  Daimon Garlok.

11:17:09 PM Charity Suite: (Matt Damon!)

11:17:16 PM TKirr: ((/groan))

11:17:18 PM Charity Suite: (sorry, it's the medication)

11:17:28 PM LtCmdrBusard: (You said it! :-P)

11:17:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: There's something to be said for normality. ::booted, he stands:: About ready?

11:18:16 PM TKirr: ::plucks up her bag:: Ready.

11:18:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::shoulders his bag and puts an arm around her, surveying the rented bungalow one more time::

11:19:17 PM EnsRyanCarter: Well Mr. Garlok, what's that thing you Ferengi like so much? With the ear lobes?

11:19:32 PM Charity Suite: Well, Daimon Garlic, y'all ain't gettin' any of these here beads.

11:19:45 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Ferengi+ Omax? Is that what it's called?

11:19:54 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ ... Oo-mox.

11:20:13 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ ... These beads ... will help us get oo-mox?

11:20:15 PM DrRoxanneCarre: You know...we should see if we can get Percy to do a holodeck interface for these, imagine a huge 3D screen for gaming!

11:20:15 PM Charity Suite: ::wonders when Ryan started giving Oo-mox to Ferengi and takes a quick step away from him::

11:20:32 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Ferengi+ ::removes one of the beads from the necklace.:: You just need one...

11:20:42 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Oh my god Carre I think I just joygasmed at that.)

11:20:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::eyes go wide:: Imagine that....

11:20:46 PM LtCmdrBusard: (<--Still Rachel)

11:21:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks out onto the beach one more time::

11:21:10 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Ferengi+ Look at the size of this box... Look at the number of beads... you could have any woman in the galaxy at your beck and call.

11:21:17 PM DrRoxanneCarre: (lol)

11:21:33 PM TKirr: ::looks around with him:: Perhaps we could come back here someday.

11:21:37 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> ::eyes narrow::  Prove it.

11:21:50 PM Jusstin Case: (+Atlantis+)

11:21:56 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::tosses one to Charity::

11:22:06 PM Charity Suite: (I think I hate you both)

11:22:10 PM TKirr: ((LOL))

11:22:14 PM EnsRyanCarter: ((LOL))

11:22:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Oh SNAP)

11:22:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Let's get a picture. ::takes the holocam out of his bag and puts it on the porch-rail::

11:22:59 PM Charity Suite: ::drops the whole chest of beads and coins to catch the bead being tossed to her:: Ah got it!

11:23:14 PM TKirr: ::appears amused, putting her bag down and looking for the perfect spot::

11:23:26 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> ::crosses his arms::

11:23:41 PM Charity Suite: ::trips on the beads and sprawls all over Ryan::

11:23:54 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::catches her::

11:24:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::points the camera to where T'Kirr ended up settling and sets the timer, then runs over to her::

11:24:03 PM Jusstin Case: [Ahahaha!]

11:24:04 PM TKirr: ((hahahaha))

11:24:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Nice save))

11:24:28 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::nice dramatic pose, looking face to face with her::

11:24:34 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: makes a mental note to quarantine holodeck 2 :: Okay, this about does it for me. Find anything you cant live without?

11:24:42 PM Charity Suite: ::all breathy::  Oh, mah goodness ...

11:24:54 PM Jusstin Case: +Ferengi+  But you probably wouldn't be interested in these.  We'll just drum up some latinum for y--

11:24:56 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::smiles:: Oh baby...

11:24:57 PM Charity Suite: ::gritting her teeth and vowing vengeance on both of them::

11:25:03 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ No!  We must have these beads!

11:25:12 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ We will settle for nothing less than the entire crate!

11:25:45 PM Charity Suite: But ... you can't have *all* of them!  That wouldn't be *fair*!

11:25:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::is eyeing a stereo system::

11:26:06 PM Charity Suite: ::remembers what they're trying to do::  Er ... Ah mean, fair to all th' women ...

11:26:08 PM TKirr: ::looks into Ian's eyes as the camera snaps at them::

11:26:08 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ All's fair in love, war, and business.

11:26:32 PM LtCmdrBusard: Rachel> ::Percy enters the bridge...and immediately notices Charity in Ryan's arms.::

11:26:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: Uh....

11:26:35 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ Hand over the beads, and we'll provide the briefcase.

11:26:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets the camera and previews the pic:: It's perfect!

11:27:13 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::lifts Charity up, and carries her so he doesn't have to be in this awkward dramatic pose anymore::

11:27:31 PM Charity Suite: First th' briefcase ... *then* th' beads ... ulp ... ::getting carried away::

11:27:49 PM TKirr: ::takes the camera to look herself and nods in satisfaction:: There's a perfect place for it in... my quarters.

11:28:00 PM Jusstin Case: ::distracted by that spectacle::

11:28:10 PM TKirr: ::looks up at Ian:: I mean, we'll make two copies. One for mine, one for yours...

11:28:22 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::glances over at Rachel:: Be right back, Mr. Garlock. It was a pleasure. ::walks away from the view screen.

11:28:29 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: signs for all the goodies and has them delivered to Atlantis within the hour :: Be sure to mark that "Medical Supplies, Attn: Dr. Carre"

11:28:30 PM Jusstin Case: @ Ferengi> +Atlantis+ All right, all right!  ::to an aide:: Thekmar!  Transport the briefcase immediately!

11:28:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: One for the Flag Office.

11:29:20 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::carries Charity away from the spilt beads and sets her down by Rachel once they're out of range of the bridge camera.

11:29:37 PM EnsRyanCarter: (brb)

11:29:41 PM Charity Suite: ::sits on the chair where Ryan puts her and punches him in the chest:;

11:29:45 PM LtCmdrBusard: Mike>::Grins and flashes Carter a thumbs up::

11:29:56 PM Jusstin Case: [No more flashing!]

11:30:05 PM Charity Suite: (w) You owe me ... an' so does Jusstin!

11:30:48 PM Jusstin Case: ::watches with a satisfied grin as the briefcase materializes on the bridge::

11:30:55 PM EnsRyanCarter: (back)

11:31:04 PM Jusstin Case: +Ferengi+ Well, you all drive a hard bargain, but a deal's a deal.  Be careful with these things.

11:31:08 PM Jusstin Case: ::transports the beads::

11:31:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::rushes over to pick it up, opens it:: Yes, these are mine. And the encryption is intact!

11:31:18 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::grimaces:: (w) whatever ya want...

11:31:32 PM Charity Suite: ::watches sadly as her stash gets beamed away::

11:31:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Wow, thanks! I can't wait to try this out.

11:31:48 PM Jusstin Case: ::kills the channel and gives a satisfied smile to Ryan, Charity and Evaz::

11:31:53 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::puts a necklace around her, one of the ones that he had around his neck::

11:31:56 PM Jusstin Case: And *that*, boys and girls, is how we do *that*!

11:31:59 PM DrRoxanneCarre: C'mon Kate, we gotta hit the bookstore before we head back.

11:32:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Oh definitely.

11:32:12 PM Jusstin Case: ::hands the briefcase to Evaz.

11:32:13 PM EnsRyanCarter: Yes sir... ::glances over to Rachel:: necklace?

11:32:17 PM Charity Suite: ::stalks over and punches Jusstin in the shoulder::

11:32:23 PM Jusstin Case: Ow!

11:32:34 PM Jusstin Case: Hey, duty called!

11:32:40 PM Charity Suite: You gave away *mah* beads!!

11:33:35 PM Jusstin Case: You could always replicate more!

11:33:50 PM Charity Suite: Ah didn't get ta see *one* decent chest in exchange fer *any* of them!

11:34:01 PM TKirr: ::squints at Ian:: The Flag Office? Do you think... well, I suppose. Perhaps.

11:34:09 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Um...my character's name is Percy. Not Rachel. That's me)

11:34:45 PM TKirr: ((Well don't say Rachel> then!))

11:34:51 PM EnsRyanCarter: ((Oh, you kept putting "Rachel>" so I figured it was some NPC named RAchel))

11:35:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Indeed. ::bags the camera and picks up both their bags:: Ready to beam up? ::eyes the ocean wistfully::

11:35:16 PM TKirr: ::nods:: Yes. I will think of this place in meditation.

11:35:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: (No, sorry. Mike and I are sharing a computer, so we were trying to clarify who was who when typing.)

11:35:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: (I'll use Percy> from now on)

11:35:35 PM Jusstin Case: [And all you ended up doing was confusing us all.  For shaaaame. :-) ]

11:35:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Atlantis+ Two to beam up.

11:35:46 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Shuddup I'm sick :-()

11:35:59 PM Jusstin Case: Transporter Jockey>  ::wipes his nose on his sleeve and energizes::

11:36:04 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::to Percy:: You know... I probably shouldn't given you a necklace of beads...

11:36:06 PM Charity Suite: ::hears the incoming call::  Make 'em show us their chests before they beam up!

11:36:23 PM Jusstin Case: You want to see Blackthorne's and T'Kirr's chests?

11:36:24 PM LtCmdrBusard: Percy> ::Totally took the beads:: Yeah, probably not, but eh.

11:36:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: Wait, WHAT?

11:36:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> What.

11:36:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:36:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:37:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:37:02 PM TKirr: ::pauses::

11:37:06 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::pauses::

11:37:10 PM Charity Suite: ::looks around::  Why, Doctah Evaz, you dirty lil' man.

11:37:10 PM Jusstin Case: ::pauses, but still wants an answer to that question::

11:37:13 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Pauses::

11:37:22 PM Charity Suite: ::paused::

11:37:24 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: Pauses ::

11:37:44 PM EnsRyanCarter: hehehe

11:38:15 PM Jusstin Case: Wow.

11:38:34 PM EnsRyanCarter: that was fun :)

11:38:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: This marks the first appearance of Mardi Gras on Atlantis, and the use thereof as a plot device.

11:38:37 PM Charity Suite: (w) Happy Mardis Gras!

11:39:16 PM Jusstin Case: Woohoo!  A new first!

11:39:34 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Night guys...see you next week! :D

11:39:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I was cracking up!

11:39:43 PM TKirr: That was excellent.

11:40:09 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hooray! And such!

11:40:11 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Flees::

11:40:43 PM Jusstin Case: Most enjoyable. :-)

11:40:57 PM Jusstin Case: I'd stay and chat, but I (actually) have to go to the dentist tomorrow morning.

11:41:00 PM Jusstin Case: 8 a.m. appointment.

11:41:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'm glad everyone's having fun!

11:41:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh god, that sucks.

11:41:07 PM EnsRyanCarter: ooo the dentist

11:41:09 PM Charity Suite: Yuck

11:41:11 PM EnsRyanCarter: that sucks.

11:41:20 PM Charity Suite: Glenn's favorite appointment.

11:41:21 PM Jusstin Case: 'Salright.

11:41:25 PM Jusstin Case: I'm going to bite off his finger.

11:41:26 PM EnsRyanCarter: yup.

11:41:27 PM TKirr: Ew, good to get it over with, I suppose.

11:41:39 PM Jusstin Case: Should just be a routine cleaning; we'll see.

11:41:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Good luck!

11:41:47 PM Jusstin Case: Catch up with you guys next week!

11:41:52 PM EnsRyanCarter: see you later Rob

11:41:53 PM Charity Suite: Have fun!

11:42:00 PM TKirr: See you later!

11:42:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Bye Rob

11:44:31 PM Charity Suite: heh, I almost feel sorry for Charity, with Jusstin and Ryan 'helping' her.  ;-)

11:45:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: With that kind of help, you may end up needing help.

11:45:20 PM Charity Suite: Indeed.

11:45:40 PM EnsRyanCarter: you could always go back to the infirmary and wait for heavyset engineering guy to show up complaining of nipple chaffing

11:45:53 PM TKirr: o_O

11:45:55 PM Charity Suite: Oh, ew

11:46:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: See?

11:46:13 PM TKirr: You're a doctor, you should be desensitized to that

11:46:34 PM Charity Suite: You Engineering guys need to strap him down and give him a wax job.

11:47:05 PM EnsRyanCarter: sounds like a job for medicial.

11:47:08 PM EnsRyanCarter: medical

11:47:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'm imagining Fat Bastard in engineering now.

11:47:14 PM Charity Suite: They'll hear him screaming all the way to Bajor.

11:47:40 PM Charity Suite: Oh, no.  That's definitely a male-bonding type of event.

11:47:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, um... we don't tend to get together and nipple wax.

11:48:09 PM Charity Suite: They can all hang up the strips of wax and the hairiest one gets a prize.

11:48:23 PM Charity Suite: Gah, I'm making myself sick here  :-P

11:48:34 PM EnsRyanCarter: it's an imagine that you won't soon forget.

11:48:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Gack

11:48:39 PM EnsRyanCarter: err.. image

11:48:46 PM EnsRyanCarter: too many other letters in there

11:50:18 PM Charity Suite: On that note, I am off to bed ... hopefully not to dream of any of this.

11:50:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: DONT DREAM OF HAIRY MAN NIPPLES, GEM!!!

11:50:38 PM Charity Suite: STOP IT!

11:50:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Wait, that didn't help?

11:50:58 PM Charity Suite: Wrong, just wrong

11:51:38 PM Charity Suite: G'night, all you deranged people

11:51:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: G'night Doc. :)

11:51:48 PM EnsRyanCarter: goodnight! (hairy nipples!)

11:51:53 PM Charity Suite: Ew

11:52:02 PM EnsRyanCarter: I'm off to eat dinner...and then play some street fighter

11:52:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You need to get Soul Calibur 4, Glenn

11:52:31 PM EnsRyanCarter: now that I have a proper joystick, I should.

11:52:45 PM EnsRyanCarter: and there's also KoF12 later.

11:52:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Please do, I want more non-random people to play.

11:53:03 PM EnsRyanCarter: I suck at those games though... I'm just learning how to use chun li in SF4

11:53:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I bought that MadCatz SF4 controller, just to play SC4 with since the 360 dpad is made by Satan.

11:53:16 PM EnsRyanCarter: the 360 dpad is ass.

11:53:25 PM EnsRyanCarter: I got a Hori joystick.

11:53:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Worst thing I've ever tried to control a game with. The Atari 2600 joystick was better.

11:53:31 PM EnsRyanCarter: those things are impossible to find.

11:53:42 PM EnsRyanCarter: I must have gotten one of the last ones.

11:53:48 PM EnsRyanCarter: cause now the Hori sticks are all sold out.

11:53:55 PM EnsRyanCarter: and going for insane prices.

11:53:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh nice.

11:54:14 PM EnsRyanCarter: I got mine for 60 bucks, the next day I looked at the same website and they were going for 70 bucks.

11:54:22 PM EnsRyanCarter: and now they're not even listed on the site anymore.

11:54:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Anyway, go get SC4 and lrn2play.

11:55:03 PM EnsRyanCarter: I'll get it, but it's all about SF4

11:55:11 PM EnsRyanCarter: everyone here is playing that.

11:55:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I won't give in to this fad :colbert:

11:55:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (though I have played a bit of SF2 HD Remix)

11:56:28 PM EnsRyanCarter: I haven't played since SF2

11:57:17 PM EnsRyanCarter: but some guys in our game night group play it. I'm not totally hardcore, but I would like to learn how to play it properly.

11:57:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, always good to represent.

11:58:36 PM EnsRyanCarter: anyway, I need to grab dinner.

11:58:39 PM EnsRyanCarter: I'll chat with you later.

11:59:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Later!

11:59:39 PM EnsRyanCarter: later!