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HubNugget Vacation

Updated on May 4, 2010

The Griswold', the HubNugget Team Takes a Vacation

Captain's Log: stardate 0330.2010

Well, your devoted HubNugget team members have been searching the cosmos, turning over every leaf and rock to discover only the juiciest, tastiest nuggets for your consideration. So, this week, while the starship Hubertise is being refitted, our trusty team members are going on a well-deserved shore leave. We would never leave you nuggetless, though. We're just not like that.

Luckily, we scrambled over the last couple of days to find you some of the finest reading material available here on HubPages. These hubs represent some of our brightest new talent. How bright, how fresh? Very!

Give the hubs that are linked below a read. After you've done that, come on back and cast your vote for your favourite one in each category. The lucky Hubbers receiving the highest percentage of votes are rewarded with exposure to tens of thousands of people via the prestigious HubPages newsletter. Oh yeah, they also get an email from one of our team members. I told you they're lucky!

If you're curious about what our delightful crew is up to while catching a little R & R, just keep reading. If not, well skip that part and move right into the hub offerings. It's okay, it's only our first vacation in seven light years, we won't be hurt or anything.

B.T.'s Family Vacation Photos

Commander Evilpants

Commander B.T. Evilpants made a good decision to gather up his family and take them on a road trip. The commander, along with his wife and kids took in lots of sights and spent time with their relatives, just enjoying each other's company and reconnecting with loved ones.

If you click on the video to the right, you'll see the family photos and snapshots that Commander Evilpants emailed to me this morning. You can just see the happiness at being together again in their shining faces.

A little tip for you - there's a picture of Ensign Hank in this collection. You'll know him when you see him, he's wearing a yellow muscle shirt and coated in sweat.

PI Sci's Camp Sing-a-long

Science Officer Patty Inglish

Patty Inglish, affectionately referred to by the rest of us as, PI3.1417hub1417hub, for short, is the ship's Science Officer. PI3.1417hub1417hub takes her position very seriously. This dedicated crew member opted to spend her shore leave in the hologram capsule aboard ship, selecting Klingon War Maneuvers Camp as her desired theme.

It's not all hard work, though. That video to the right shows us just what great fun the campers are having during their training. Why not join in and sing along?

I feel safer, already!

Take a Peak at Officer Bee's Klingon Class

Chief Security Officer, Zsuzsy Bee

Never one to sit around on her beautiful homemade cushions, our Chief of Security, Zsuzsy Bee, is also dedicating her shore leave to furthering her Star Fleet education. Chief Bee is learning a new language - Klingon. Our enterprising head of security wants to make sure that she can pick up valuable information in our never ending search for fresh, weekly nuggets. After her course, she'll be able to eavesdrop and pick up bits of information in Klingon bars - whoops! - I mean coffee shops.

Our busy little Bee will infiltrate those nasty Klingon conversations and discover what they know regarding the whereabouts of new nuggets.

Chief Tactical Officer RedElf Makes a Movie

Chief Historian and Tactical Officer RedElf

Officer RedElf is happy to relinquish her position at the console to enjoy a few days off. However, you know what they say - you can take the girl outta the job but you can't take the job outta the girl.

During her time off, RedElf plans to expand her videography skills by making a movie about the tactical practices and strategies used by other ships, fleets and cultures. As you can see in the accompanying video, she combined her flare for realism with the dramatic scenes that RedElf is famous for. The clip includes important interviews and should prove very helpful as a training video for all those up-and-coming tactical officers of the future.

*Before anyone gets their knickers in a knot, RedElf did not (so far as I know) make this video. I took creative license for the purpose of this spoof.*

Ripplemaker Givers Herself Some Time to Rest and Reflect

Lt. Commander Ripplemaker

While some of the ladies on board have chosen to spend their holiday learning new skills, our hard working Commander Ripplemaker is taking some time for herself, to recharge her batteries. I think she's recharging the HubMobile's battery, too.

Our sweet, trusty councilor is going to kick back during her time off. Last I heard, some meditation and peaceful Zen surroundings were in the plans. Judging by the video (to the right of this), there is going to be some spiritual respite in store for Commander Ripplemaker, as well.

Enjoy, Commander!

Commander Maddie Ruud and Admiral Jason Menayan

Commander Maddie and Admiral Jason, sadly, do not get to enjoy the same vacation time as the rest of us. They remain at the helm of Starfleet Command, to oversee the safe discovery, excavation and presentation of our precious cargo - the HubNugget Wannabes. Besides, they're making sure that SS Hubertise is being refitted properly, so our crew can bring readers the very best hubs by new hubbers. No sir, we won't sacrifice quality, even at their expense!

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

  • 17% Holgaramas
  • 17% I Love The Real Ghostbusters
  • 29% Radio Memories
  • 15% Spring Awakening: Teenage Angst, Self-Discovery, and Electrifying Music
  • 2% The 400 Blows: Antoine Doinel's Place in the French New Wave
  • 20% The Hottest Sitcom Babes of the 70s
41 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Business & Jobs nominees is your favorite?

  • 8% Best Job in the World
  • 38% Why British Expats Are Selling Up And Returning Home From Spain
  • 18% Ergonomics for Laptops
  • 3% Intro to Ebay Arbitrage
  • 28% 6 Great Business Models
  • 8% Kind of Questions Asked in Interviews
80 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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

  • 18% Parenting A Deaf Child
  • 12% Does Your Child Have a Learning Disability?
  • 35% 10 Things We Wish We Could Organize
  • 8% The Tale of the Tulip
  • 14% Two Great, DIY, Small Bathroom Renovations
  • 14% Witchcraft In Your Garden
51 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.


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    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      11 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The winners have been officially announced! Read about it in the forum thread:

      Congrats, everybody!

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      11 years ago

      Thanks so very much. When I saw the competition, I wasn't expecting to win, so I am very pleased and excited. This is a great place to write, and I really appreciate the opportunity to take part in the Hub Pages community.

      Thanks so much to everyone who voted for my article. I really appreciate the thumbs up! ...and congratulations to all the other nominees - we're all winners!

      r e noelle

    • shazwellyn profile image


      11 years ago from Great Britain

      Ive done my holiday duty Captain Shirley... Do I have to come back to work? :)

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      11 years ago

      A very stylishedly writtern hub. Well done. Enjoy.

    • hypnodude profile image


      11 years ago from Italy

      Voted, many good hubs to read, as usual.:) My best wishes to the nominees.

      And happy vacation to the team members.:)

    • Money Glitch profile image

      Money Glitch 

      11 years ago from Texas

      Great hub Shirley with lots of good contenders within each category. It was difficult but, I've cast my votes. :)

    • AEvans profile image


      11 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Voted!! Another great group and I loved the opening on the thread! :)

    • profile image


      11 years ago

      Me too, expats! Except I forgot completely ;) Thanks so much again!

    • profile image


      11 years ago

      Have voted and once again it was hard to vote...Love it lol

    • expats profile image


      11 years ago from UK

      Oops, got so carried away that I was in one the nominations categories I forgot to vote in the others - The Entertainment Nominees, and The Home & Family Nominees. Now voted.

    • G Miah profile image

      Gous Ahmed 

      11 years ago from Muslim Nation

      great collection of hubs, read and voted.

    • Tom Cullen profile image

      Tom Cullen 

      11 years ago from Livonia, Michigan

      Sometimes I worry about that BT guy. I think he may be a little crazy.

      I've done my reading and cast my votes. Good luck to everyone and happy Easter!

    • rembrandz profile image

      Remy Francis 

      11 years ago from Dubai

      Thank you Shirley for bringing to us this fine read. I so enjoyed the way you took us through the vacation of the Hubnuggets Team and introduction of the Hubnuggets Wannabes!

      I am also very grateful for the votes that helped me win this weeks Hubnuggets! I'm still new here on hubpages and don't have enough words to express how pleased I am for this Hubnugget win this week under the Arts & Crafts Category. I am still pinching myself to make sure it's true! It was the best Easter Gift!

      Thank you and have a

      Happy Easter Sunday!

    • B.T. Evilpants profile image

      B.T. Evilpants 

      11 years ago from Hell, MI

      Boy that Klingon war song brings back some memories. Good times...

      I got my votes in, and I really should get back to my vacation. Next stop, Wallyworld!

    • expats profile image


      11 years ago from UK

      You`ve worked very hard on putting this lot together. Well done, and from one of those who has been nominated in the "Business & Jobs Nominees" section a big THANK YOU!

    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      11 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks everyone, for your reading, voting and commenting! Happy Easter to you all!

      Zsuzsy...I FORGOT ME! I must be overworked. Oh and that Admiral Brad Pitt look alike, well, that's just business really. The late night dinners are the only way we have time to...discuss important, top secret Starfleet matters. You understand. ;)

      Patty, did I swear in Klingon? Oh, dear! May I compliment you though on your superb singing voice!

      Glad you are enjoying your well deserved respite, Michelle!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      11 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Voted! :)

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      11 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Shirley, I am enjoying my relaxing meditative retreat that I almost forgot I need to visit the hubs! LOL Thank you for these moments of quiet. Now I'm ready to go, go, go! :) Happy Easter!

      Congratulations to all the Hubnugget Wannabes!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      11 years ago from Sunny Florida

      very clever and entertaining hub. Thanks

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Such a joke you play! - P'Tahrq is a "not-so-nice"; this is well known, but do join me in this verse of the Klingon War Song, won't you?- first in English -

      First we conquer, love, then die -

      Fie! Interrupted by and by

      By Library Holos overdue

      Due to P'Tahrq's losing hue

      and cry! Fie!

      (The Olde Klingonase version is even MORE lyrical.)

      -- PSY-PI, who has read, measured, shaken not stirred, and voted.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      11 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      And what are you doing Cap'n??? Where are you? How are you spending your R&R? HMMMMMMMMM??? I heard that handsome new Admiral was in town...the Brad Pitt look alike.

      I'm kind-off mastering the speaking of Klingon but the reading and writing is still beyond me

      cliq cliq claq qaaaq (sounds like)

      * jIH = I,

      * ghobe' = have not

      * taq' = accomplished

      * rhur = anything resembling

      * P'TAHRQ = I have no idea what this last word means yet (I must have been sleeping when 'Teach' lectured). Every time I'm practicing in front of the computer I have to clean the screen because Klingon seems to belong to the spray-a-lot family of languages...

      Read and voted.

      Congrats hubnuggeteers on a fabulous bunch of hubnugget wannabes

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      11 years ago

      I am so pleased to have been nominated! Thanks so much and good luck to everyone!

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      11 years ago

      Another fun hub abut the team. Thanks so much for so many great reads!

    • RedElf profile image


      11 years ago from Canada

      Thanks again, Cap'n! All read and voted! Good crop this time out, too - and didn't my video turn out well :)

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      11 years ago

      got my votes in

    • barryrutherford profile image

      Barry Rutherford 

      11 years ago from Queensland Australia

      nice hubs good luck everyone !

    • susanlang profile image


      11 years ago

      Have a funny time out and make sure you laugh..laugh..laugh. Great hub, good job!

    • thevoice profile image


      11 years ago from carthage ill

      excellent hub thanks

    • VioletSun profile image


      11 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Just placed my votes and I love your creativity with the way you present the Hubnuggets, if I could, I would vote for you. :)

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      11 years ago from US

      great hub Mam, and awesome work! voted -- Maita

    • Jason Menayan profile image

      Jason Menayan 

      11 years ago from San Francisco

      Great stuff!! A clever Hub, and awesome choices to choose from. Have a great weekend, Shirley. :-)

    • katiem2 profile image

      Katie McMurray 

      11 years ago from Ohio

      Shirley, Thanks for the impressive and much needed break away from the work day. Sweet Hub! Peace :)

    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      11 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you, Hello! Hope you remember to read and vote. Have a great long weekend.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      11 years ago from London, UK

      You are amazing the way you put all this together. Thank you.


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