Seven Of Nine, And Not In A Good Way

29 May

Dear Readers, I apologise: excluding the daily jokes, seven of my last nine posts mentioned blogging, improvements to blogging, problems with blogging, faulty blogging and why blogging is killing me, one white screen at a time.  To quote the best tv series ever made – The West Wing – I should Just change the subject!

But I can’t, of course, because I’m blogsessed.  To quote the second-best series ever made – Star Trek – Resistance is futile.

The good news is, the problems appear to have been fixed: I have not had to refresh my Facebook connection once in 24 hours (instead of having to do it 24 times in one hour); comments no longer disappear; pictures now appear; and the white screens have returned to their parallel universe, where Frustrated Me lives in a permanent state of Munch’s Scream.

One of several versions of the painting "...

One of several versions of the painting “The Scream”. The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have answered as many of the comments on my own blog as I can – I had problems commenting here, as well, but I had to just do it.  I eventually gave up because I needed to regenerate (white wine-Maltesers-hot shower).  I have tried to catch up with your blogs but if I missed some, I apologise. 

As a thank you for your patience, here are seven of nine reasons not to date Seven of Nine (actually, these are seven of 45, but that kills the theme.  Read the rest here, where I found them):

  1. The two of you have a little too much syntho-tequila, steal the Holodeck’s portable emitter, undergo a minor transporter malfunction, and “Boom!” you’re a daddy.
  2. The first two and a half hours of any romantic encounter are spent trying to find the zipper on that damn catsuit. 
  3. At the monthly Voyager Beer Bash, inebriated crew members keep shouldering you aside to use the bottle opener on Seven’s forehead.
  4. The Collective has assimilated detailed knowledge of the sexual practices of thousands of species, and who needs that kind of pressure?
  5. Her old roommate, Eighty-Four of Eighty-Five, always wants to tag along.
  6. 198,874,987,293,128,154 in-laws.
  7. Automatic response to “Was it good for you too?” is always, “Pleasure is irrelevant.”

For those of you who are not Star Trek fans, here’s a West Wing joke:



No joke.  I got nuthin’.  The show was often funny, but I can’t find a joke about it.  8,340,000 possible results, and nuthin’. 

Have a Scream cartoon instead:

Finally, this won’t make you scream with laughter, but it amused me:

From the Arts Council:  Arts Jobs: Wanted: tramsgendered performance artists

I wonder how much training they need?


And if you think this post is weird, wandering all over the place, making no sense, have a word with WordPress – they drove me to it.

Make it so.

64 Responses to “Seven Of Nine, And Not In A Good Way”

  1. Tilly Bud May 29, 2012 at 12:16 #

    In case you’re wondering what’s going on:

    Blogging will do that to you…


    • ganderingdreams May 29, 2012 at 12:40 #

      very funny, I’ve had problems with mine too and it drives you mad to the point of wanting to throw laptop at wall …or in to hyperspace 🙂


      • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:03 #

        That it does! They say we kill the thing we love. Or is that just me? 🙂


  2. viveka May 29, 2012 at 12:33 #

    Queen, that is top class .. the both TV-programs .. not a big fan of either – give my SCI any day … *smile


    • Tilly Bud May 29, 2012 at 12:35 #

      I’ve never watched it. Not a massive fan of detective shows, apart from The Closer.


      • viveka May 29, 2012 at 12:43 #

        Have never seen that one .. but I will see will have a look … on your recommendations.


        • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:06 #

          It’s finished now but I’m way behind so I have several series still to watch.


          • viveka May 30, 2012 at 11:13 #

            Will check it out – think it goes on one channels.


  3. Tilly Bud May 29, 2012 at 12:38 #

    Famous last words just bit me on the butt: WordPress wants me to refresh my Facebook connection.

    Baldness it is, then.


  4. eof737 May 29, 2012 at 12:57 #

    Glad to hear things are improving. 😉


  5. vivinfrance May 29, 2012 at 13:09 #

    I know nowt about Star Trek and nowt about the West Wing, but your post is funny anyway.


  6. sanstorm May 29, 2012 at 13:49 #

    I tried to ban myself from blogging about blogging. That was because all those years ago when Angus Deayton was on “Have I got News for You” and he ended up in the news and then the whole show became a post-modern snake eating its tail and I thought NO – the message may be the medium, but when it’s all too self conscious it is a BAD THING.
    Hope the quirks of wordpress give you a break so we get a break from your moaning.

    Not that it isn’t engaging.



    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:08 #

      Thank you! Try as I might, I could not fit that one in. You made my day 🙂


  7. jmgoyder May 29, 2012 at 13:56 #

    Oh Tilly I love your weirdness – makes me feel less weird (I’m kidding!)
    Well, sort of! Juliex


  8. laurieanichols May 29, 2012 at 14:21 #

    Excellent shows both of them. Kate Mulgrew has always been a fave of mine. Seven of Nine did have the best lines, the actress is now on Body of Proof as the head of the Coroner’s office. I wish that the technocrats at WordPress would inform us as to why these hiccups happen, just for reassurance I guess, for someone who isn’t tech savvy I really don’t appreciate not understanding why a program isn’t working and why a good old side hit to the monitor doesn’t work like in the good old days.


    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:12 #

      I remember the first thing I saw her in – The Manions of America. Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan were also in it, if I recall correctly.

      Just checked – Liam Neeson wasn’t in it; I’m thinking of Ellis Island.


  9. judithatwood May 29, 2012 at 15:53 #

    You haven’t lost your touch — congrats on things going more smoothly!


  10. Food Stories May 29, 2012 at 16:58 #

    I loved your west wing joke 🙂


  11. Yulia May 29, 2012 at 17:03 #

    at least, now everything is ok… I will call my husband if it happen to me 😀 I don’t really have any idea about all this things : D


  12. Pseu May 29, 2012 at 17:45 #

    I don’t watch Startreck nor West Wing. Give me Greenwing any day


    • Pseu May 29, 2012 at 17:46 #

      love the cartoon


      • Pseu May 29, 2012 at 17:49 #


        • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:20 #

          Hmm. Amusing, but not in the same league as ST or TWW. But we can be friends again, if you like.

          I like them in Episodes. Have you been watching it? I may have to stop watching it, however: those Hollywood types are rather naughty.


          • Pseu May 30, 2012 at 17:12 #

            I’m glad we can be friends and not watch Friends.

            Plot lines in Greenwing too complex for a clip to do justice and this was an out-take any way!

            I haven’t seen the new program with these two… don’t watch much TV. When is it on?


            • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 19:04 #

              Friday nights, I think. It’s the second series…written by the creators of Friends 😀


    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:16 #

      I have to end our friendship.


  13. robincoyle May 29, 2012 at 19:31 #

    Love the Scream cartoon. I was the model for it from when I was having WordPress issues.


  14. SchmidleysScribbling May 29, 2012 at 19:32 #

    I can draw one of two conclusions from this post and the subsequent comments: 1/Sex is not all it is cracked up to be. 2/ Someone watches too much TV.


    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:23 #

      Less tv than you might think – I forward through the adverts.


  15. Gobetween May 29, 2012 at 19:36 #

    My guess is you want to see how many wacky searches you are going to get with the words “Star Trek”, “West Wing” and “transgendered” – give me some Maltesers and I will overlook this crazy phase.


    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:26 #

      I’ll give you one Malteser, for sussing me out. Can’t say fairer than that.


  16. adinparadise May 29, 2012 at 19:37 #

    Love the scream cartoons. 😉 What do you mean “driving you mad?” I’ve always assumed that you were. 😉 btw, I’d love to have a cup of tea with you.


    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:27 #

      For that cheerful insult, I will throw in a Malteser as well 🙂


  17. kateshrewsday May 29, 2012 at 21:55 #

    Let us hope things have settled down and WP is back to its own happiness inducing self, Tilly…


    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:28 #

      Let’s hope. Stranger things have happened 🙂


  18. lanceleuven May 29, 2012 at 22:27 #

    That Arts Job advert reminded me of a Jimmy Carr joke. He was putting fake lonely hearts ads in the paper and he did one that was roughly ‘bisexual transgender albino seeks similar’

    Love the Anarchy in the UK cartoon. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:55 #

      Brilliant, isn’t it? 🙂


      • lanceleuven May 30, 2012 at 19:52 #

        It is indeed. So much so that I can’t help but feel the Sex Pistols missed a trick with the front cover artwork of their single.


  19. geri=MomIt May 30, 2012 at 02:16 #

    I just thought of something. The last time my site was acting wonky, I found out it was because one of my plugins wasn’t playing well with the other plugins. Did you know plugins can be incompatible and they can break? So, if you installed a new plugin shortly before the problems began, that could be the culprit. I make no promises because I’m a computer dummy…So I hope this helps, but if not…ummm…sorry…


    • geri=MomIt May 30, 2012 at 02:19 #

      I’m sure you figured it out already, but if this applies to you, I forgot to tell you to deactivate it and see what happens…..


      • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:57 #

        I really didn’t… 😀 Total techneptitude is my default position.


    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:55 #

      Thanks, I appreciate the help.

      What’s a plugin?


  20. misswhiplash May 30, 2012 at 04:38 #

    Normal Service is resumed eh Tilly? Mine has got a bit better but is still not what it used to be.

    have a lovely day mate! soaking up the sun with factor 50.
    Here is Pleven , where the hospital is and so am I the sun is OUT , big round red thing up in the sky and not a sign of rain


    • Tilly Bud May 30, 2012 at 10:57 #

      I think you must have had your op by now. Hope it went well.


      • misswhiplash May 31, 2012 at 14:24 #

        Yes thank you my dear..I am fine and two eyes working well


  21. Russel Ray Photos May 31, 2012 at 01:33 #

    I’ve never seen an episode of “The West Wing,” but I can speak to the excellence of “Star Trek: Voyager” and the crew.


  22. bluebee May 31, 2012 at 10:34 #

    That last cartoon redeemed the fact that you think that Star Trek is the second-best series ever made.


    • Tilly Bud May 31, 2012 at 10:37 #

      Hehe! Now, are you cross because it didn’t come first, or because it was in the list at all?


      • bluebee May 31, 2012 at 10:45 #

        Haha – as we used to say when we were being very childish, that’s for me to know and you to find out – at 48, am I getting too old to be childish?


        • Tilly Bud May 31, 2012 at 10:48 #

          Never! But you’re driving me insane with curiosity – so it still works 🙂



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