The Hubnuggets: Fly

Ship's Log supplemental star-date 08-06-2010 Security Chief Zsuzsy Bee recording

The Hubbertese has been docked over Hubpages headquarters all week; she is all refueled, a crew of droids has vacuumed her out and she’s ready to go, where no nuggets have gone before. Maybe later I’ll take her down to the carwash on twelfth and seventeenth corner and get her a nice wax job too.

Everyone had somewhere to go this week, but me… ahhhh ohhh woe is me… all alone on the ship Hubbertese. Oh boy, things are bad when I’m contemplating taking a spaceship to the carwash…




Good old Crack'd!
Good old Crack'd!

How nice to have the whole ship to myself… I’ll have time to catch up on all those fiddly projects, the ones that will make the security of the ship run smoother, better, faster and with no-one in the way, and best of all no-one complaining.

(Don’t tell them and please don’t get me wrong--- we have a super great crew and all--- but sometimes they can all become a bunch of whiners… they’re always beefing about something “Oh no, the mirror this, the mirror that…). Truth be told, that mirror is the best thing that has happened to us in a long time. The best adventures have come about, because of that silly old cracked up thing. On the other hand, maybe the adventures have been great in spite of where the mirror has spewed us over the past weeks.

Cap’n Shirley was asked to attend a summit meeting along with the senior members of the hub pages team including Admirals Maddie and Jason.

(Have you notice yet, that their ranks keep switching weekly?)

Simone was off on a weekend retreat with palates demonstrations etc. in upper Utah, no… maybe it was in Arizona, or somewhere thereabouts (who knows, I heard the location but then again didn’t hear it … you know what I mean... my mind had been on other things).

Correspondent Ripple maker went along with old Crack’d so they would have something new to report next week.

Red Elf, after her ‘hanging-on-for-dear-life’ ordeal on the Falls decided she needed to dry out, a few sessions with the cat whisperer and a manicure.

B.T. requested a few days away with Mrs. B.T., just to patch things up instead of divorce preparations. (The 3.6 dozen of little b.t.s are being looked after by Hank on the Disney Planet to which he supposedly had a whole book of free tickets… poor Hank that many little b.t.’s, what am I saying poor little b.t.s--better yet poor Disney planet--)


Sci-Pi is off teaching some new ‘kapow’ moves at the Bruce Lee Karate and Sushi emporium. (Don’t miss the dates for her classes this fall in Toronto’s China town, they will be published here soon).

Talking to myself (it's good for the soul) "Ahhhhh I’ve got the ship all to myself, what nice blissful peace and quiet. I think before I get on with my projects I’m off to watch an episode or two of Gilligan’s Island. I know it’s usually off limits... but who will know… I’ll watch it on the bridge on the ‘Bigga-Screen’ while sitting in the Cap’n big comfy chair." Rubbing my hands together with glee I continue my one sided conversation "On the way to the bridge, I’ll stop off and get a giant bucket of popcorn--- (air-popped of course to keep things nice and healthy) with a nice cold beer or two."

Me, myself and I are such great communicators "Now to make myself comfy… what a comfy chair... Man-oh-man this is the life. Hahahaha that Gilligan is such a card, he’s so funny hahah

ZZZ hrrrrrr ZZZ hrrrr ZZZ hrrr ZZZ hrrZZ snap snap ZZZ hrrrrrr ZZZ hrrrr ZZZ hrrr ZZZ hrrZZ snap………."

Supplemental recording by Hubbertese automatron ‘Otto’ for short

According to the instruments security Chief Zsuzsy Bee seems to have fallen into a deep sleep. Again according to the readings on the panel her elbow is holding the fresh-air-intake button open. The big red button that says in fluorescent red letters ‘Do not open’

Enter fly ‘bzzzzz’ correction ‘biiiig camou fly’

hrrrrrr ZZZ Shooo fly zzz shoo hrrrrrr ZZZ ZZZ hrrrrrr ZZZ hrrrr ZZZ

From the ‘bigga-screen’ set on the Retro Channel, the announcement of ‘Horror-Movie-Night-In-Space’ is heard. Tonight’s feature presentation THE FLY starring Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle the brilliant but eccentric scientist and Geena Davies as Veronica Quaife a magazine journalist.

ZZZ hrrrrrr ZZZ hrrrr ZZZ

Here I am standing in front of ‘Crack’d’ the mirror and there inside it stands the whole crew, every last one of them, waiting to come back on board of the Hubbertese.

Impatiently, full of angry disappointment at my quiet time being cut short I shout “Why are you all coming back on board early? You’re all still to stay away for 4 more days.”

Admirals Maddie and Jason were trying to organize a semblance of order for the 450 or so crew people on the other side of the mirror. They looked a little odd, on second thought the whole crew looked odd, I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was different with them all. After all once you see the bulgy googgily eyes, the three hairy legs sticking out of each of their sides then you’ve seen it all. They also had developed fly-like twitches and tics.

“Line-up by the Telepods everyone” shouted Simone with her bullhorn,“no more than two at a time enter the pods and Teleport onto the Hubbertese.”

“No no,” I shouted back “you can only teleport one at a time. Sending two separate life-forms in the sending pod, will merge the two at the molecular-genetic level. You will have a 2 crew-member guacamole.” My voice just couldn’t over-trump U2 in the background. The cacophony of the sound track, the voices of the impatient crew and this incessant buzzing.

"Someone get me a fly swatter... pleeeaase. This buzzing is going to drive me up the wall." I shouted. Silly of me to be calling for any sort of equipment, as of yet there was only one person on board. "Must stop the teleporters from working" I mumbled to me and myself. "There is the solution, I have to cut the cables between the teleporters" I ran towards the old fashioned fire box. You know the one that is mounted on the wall beside the elevator doors, the one that holds the rolled up fire-hose and the 3 foot long ax behind glass. Hurrying to the other side of the bridge..."Must reach ax before those fools start their liquid crew-blend-a-cocktail." This is when the oddest thing happened... I saw one of me, (I'm not sure if it was me, myself or I) sitting in Capt'n Shirley's chair having a snooze. Glancing over the 'Crack'd' I realized that if I wanted to prevent disaster I had to act quickly... with my elbow I broke the glass, reached in for the ax and with one wide swing split the cable wedged between the two telepods. Buzzzzz buzzzz smash....

Weirder yet, the sound of the breaking glass woke one of us (me) up.

There I was all alone on deck of the Hubbertese, a broken glass on the floor beside my feet with the smashed-up guts of a 'camou-fly' spread in my palm...ooh gross.

Glancing over to the 'Bigga-screen' nothing made sense. "Maybe" I grumbled to myself "we would call this episode 'Nightmare on Minna street' instead."

Wide awake the shivers run up and down my back. How messed up could dreams be? And it still is unclear to me why I never get to have dreams with gorgeous Sam Elliot or Tom Selleck or Sir Sean Connery or yummy ...?

I better get back to work!

It is my turn to make sure the chosen hubs are delivered and presented to all of Hub-land. I just about messed up as I almost slept past the time that the nuggets needed to be brought out of the vault (that would have been bad) The next step is in your hands 'Hubbing public' all you have to do is read and vote.

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In the Home Category!
In the Home Category!

Which one of this week's Home nominees is your favorite?

  • 18% Summer Gardens
  • 20% Veggies in paradise - Part 2 : And let there be plants.
  • 35% Fifties Retro Kitchens: Why I Love Mine
  • 16% HOW To Build A Pond
  • 9% Renting an Apartment in New York City: Documents and Paperwork
  • 2% Gardening: How to grow radishes from seed
55 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

In the Sports and Recreation Category!
In the Sports and Recreation Category!

Which one of this week's Sports and Recreation nominees is your favorite?

  • 3% Catching Fish On the Cheap
  • 8% Martial Arts Fitness Training
  • 15% Prepare an Emergency Backpack Today and Survive Tomorrow
  • 2% Learn to Scuba Dive to Receive your Open Water Certification
  • 62% Women's defense: Learning martial arts
  • 11% How I Accidentally Became A Mountain Climber
65 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

In the Games, Toys and Hobbies Category!
In the Games, Toys and Hobbies Category!

Which one of this week's Games, Toys, and Hobbies nominees is your favorite?

  • 3% Top 10 Best Upcoming MMORPGs - Best PC and PS3 Online RPGs.
  • 17% How to Create a PDF Word Search or Crossword Activity Sheet for Free
  • 4% The Civil War Sword
  • 54% The Best Eco Friendly Toys for Children
  • 1% To Buy or Not to Buy? - New Slim Line Xbox 360!
  • 20% Introduction to Amazing Hobby of Rock Collecting
70 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

THE WINNER WITHOUT FURTHER ADO ARE:



Home (55 total votes)
Fifties Retro Kitchens: Why I Love Mine (19 votes, 35%)
Veggies in paradise - Part 2 : And let there be plants. (11 votes, 20%)
Summer Gardens (10 votes, 18%)

Sports and Recreation (65 total votes)
Women's defense: Learning martial arts (40 votes, 62%)
Prepare an Emergency Backpack Today and Survive Tomorrow (10 votes, 15%)
How I Accidentally Became A Mountain Climber (7 votes, 11%)

Games, Toys, and Hobbies (70 total votes)
The Best Eco Friendly Toys for Children (38 votes, 54%)
Introduction to Amazing Hobby of Rock Collecting (14 votes, 20%)
How to Create a PDF Word Search or Crossword Activity Sheet for Free (12 votes, 17%)

Hurrah for HubNuggets!

You already know the Hubnugget team, the ones who leave Hubland fearlessly and go where no hubbers have gone before…

Top row left to right

Capt'n Shirley, Admiral (or maybe it's Commodore) Jason, RedElf Chief Historian and Tactical Officer

middle row left to right

Commander B.T. Evilpants, our newest in the head-office member Simone, SciPi Patti

bottom row left to right

Correspondent Ripplemaker, yours truly Chief of Security Zsuzsy Bee, (last but not least) Admiral?General?Commodore? (your choice) Maddie

missing from Pic... (well someone had to take the picture) Ensign Hubnugget Hank the Platypus.


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  • Emphasize the content with some photos and or a relevant video
  • Give photo/video source acknowledgements
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Cap'n Shirley explains...

  • HubNuggets How-To, Q & A

    Have you always wondered what a HubNugget is and how to get in on the HubNugget action? Well, wonder no more! All you have to do is read this hub and all will be revealed.

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Comments 55 comments

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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

"Quill" these weekly hubnuggets hubs are always showcasing a lot of great hub. Thanks for taking a look. Hopefully you'll have a chance to read next weeks and vote too.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


"Quill" 6 years ago

Awesome information and much reading, reading with meaning. You have a new fan.

Blessings


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

ultimatepotential, thank you for taking a look.

regards Zsuzsy


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ultimatepotential 6 years ago from India

Awesome! Lotta information!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Kaie thank you for taking a look.

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Missed the vote, but enjoyed the reviews........... thanks ~ Kaie


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Peg thanks for taking a look.

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

I wanted to vote for the fifties retro kitchen but I'm too late. Maybe I'll get in on the next batch. Great Hub - Loved it.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Second Act, congrats on being in the winning bunch. Keep the good hubs coming.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thank you for dropping by LillyGrillzit.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Congratulations bayoulady on a great hub. As I always say keep writing the good stuff and we will be reading.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

WOW WE HAD 190 VOTES THIS WEEK... THAT IS FANTASTIC. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND THE RUNNERS UP ON A JOB WELL DONE.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

With no further ado, here are this week's winners!

Home (55 total votes)

Fifties Retro Kitchens: Why I Love Mine (19 votes, 35%)

Veggies in paradise - Part 2 : And let there be plants. (11 votes, 20%)

Summer Gardens (10 votes, 18%)

Sports and Recreation (65 total votes)

Women's defense: Learning martial arts (40 votes, 62%)

Prepare an Emergency Backpack Today and Survive Tomorrow (10 votes, 15%)

How I Accidentally Became A Mountain Climber (7 votes, 11%)

Games, Toys, and Hobbies (70 total votes)

The Best Eco Friendly Toys for Children (38 votes, 54%)

Introduction to Amazing Hobby of Rock Collecting (14 votes, 20%)

How to Create a PDF Word Search or Crossword Activity Sheet for Free (12 votes, 17%)

Hurrah for HubNuggets!


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Second Act 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

Thanks to all for the HubNuggets votes! I am so honored to be among the winners of this contest, and I really appreciate all the time and energy that goes into selecting articles and creating these contests for the new writers. This has been such a warm welcome to the community!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Zsuzsy Bee, thanks for all of the hard work, and congratulations to all of the HubNugget winners!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Hi Zsuzy Bee, I just checked the winners for this weeks hubnuggets. I can't tell you how exciting it was to see that I have a hubnugget!I just held my breath and took a peep....and there it was! My 50s kitchen story is a nugget! I want to thank you and the team SINCERELY for all the time it must take to do this for us newbie hubbers! It is certainly exilarating, since I have only made about $4.00 from adsense thus far! Many thanks!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Denise so glad you were able to read and vote. About the dream guys .... I keep missing the boat

regards Zsuzsy


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Hi Zsuzsy, finally got my votes in...just under the wire, but made it. What a great hub-lots of fun reading. Thanks for entertaining us. BTW-loved the reference to the 'gorgeous' dream guys...LOL. (Never my luck, either!)


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

elayne001, thank you for reading and voting.

regards Zsuzsy


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

There were some excellent hubs in this week's hubnuggets. Took me a while to read them, but I did finally vote. Thanks.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Patty, my dear friend thank you. I can't tell you how much fun we're having with all the old gang.

I'll share because it will be hub worthy I'm sure

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Lily thanks for reading and voting.

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Second Act, you're welcome. You keep mwritind great hubs and we will read them

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Tahnk you Charlotte for taking a look. I'll be looking for your first hub

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thanks B.T. just walked by a computer and thought I will check on the hub.

Hope you're all having as fabulous a time as I am. Talk to you all soon

Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Support Med. thanks for reading and voting.

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

Thanks to all those who have voted and congratulations again to the Wannabes this week. Each week, out new writers help to increase the quality of Hubpages.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

How you put together such an amazing Hub Page, is stellar! One day, perhaps I will have the productive maturity to pull this off...You are one to watch and follow. Peace.


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Second Act 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

I am so flattered to have an article nominated for HubNuggets! What a great bunch of articles. I'm very honored to be in such good company. I love this site.


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charlottelacar 6 years ago

zsuzsy..you're amazing..voted/rated


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B.T. Evilpants 6 years ago from Hell, MI

Hey Support Med! Thanks for swinging by and voting!

Awesome hub, Zsuzsy!


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Thanks for the update. Voted/rated.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

worldgrandeur, Thank you for reading and for voting.

regards Zsuzsy


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worldgrandeur 6 years ago from The Moon

Voted!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

akirchner, always glad when you stop in for a visit.

Thank you for reading and for voting.

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

NamVetRich, thanks reading and for voting.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

RedElf, thanks for checking things out. Hope you're well.

zs


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Great job and wonderful hubs! So many it's hard to pick!


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NamVetRich 6 years ago from Springfield Oregon

Glad to have ckecked out the Hubnuggets, Zsusy Bee you did a great job, will be interesting to see who wins in each category. There were some awesome hubs, great writing and thought went into them. I hope everyone votes.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Great hub, Zsuzzzzzzzzsy Fly, er, Bee - is Otto related to the autopilot from 'Airplane', by any chance? thanks for a great round-up. Read and voted!

Nice to see you, drvosjeca - please don't post your links in hub comments ;)


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Lorlie always glad when you drop in for a visit. Coffee.. Tea?

Thanks for reading and voting.

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

drvosjeca remember to promote your hub to all your friends and family. They do not have to be hubpages members to vote.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Ripplemaker thanks for flitting around deliver hubnugget news.

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Nice job, Zsuzsy Bee! Now I'm off to do some voting!


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drvosjeca 6 years ago

Great bunch... :)

see my hubnugget-womens defense at http://hubpages.com/sports...

This is great start for me :)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Voted! Now back to work...


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I was waiting and waiting for this hub since last night. And whew since I had to leave..I missed your posting! Anyhow, just dropping by to say I'm on my way to deliver the Hubnuggets news. Be right back. :)

Great hub Zsuzsy Bee!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

fetty, the idea came from being actually terrorized (hahaha) by a fly the other night when I was trying to sleep. Every time I got out of bed and tried to kill that disgusting thing it disappeared until I was almost asleep again. I was victorious at 4:00am, I splatted it flat

Thanks for reading and voting.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

bayoulady, choices were really hard this week. Super hubs.

congrats on the nomination.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thanks Patty... relaxation and fine tuning just what's needed.

Hope you're well

Zsuzsy


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fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

Thoroughly entertaining hub. My husband is a huge sci-fi fan. I enjoyed the short Fly video as well. Great presentation for a very demanding weekly task . I really enjoyed reading this.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

I'm so excited to be nominated for hubnuggets! Finished voting!Choices were tough! Gosh,only eight have voted in home category. Come on y'all! Vote for somebody!


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

Every Security Chief should have a week alone on the ship for relaxtion and fine tuning. Otto is a great feature.

Read, voted, rated up, up, away.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

liljen23, wow you're one quick reader. Thank you for reading and voting.

regards Zsuzsy


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liljen23 6 years ago from Shreveport,LA

Great batch of Hubnuggets..Thanks for the read, Voted and Thumbed up.. Thanks Zsuzsy B..

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