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Apparently he was unloading the dishwasher and broke my Star Trek Uhura glass.. and didn't even tell me..

My 4 year old saw it happen and when I got home dp ran out the door for work and then the 4yo woke up from his nap and spilled the beans..

I think something is in order... hmmmm... thinking thinking.
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So, what's the punishment going to be???

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I'm not sure which is worse .. him breaking it and not telling you or you being enough of a star trek fan to have a glass

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Can you find a replacement on ebay? And make dp buy you multiples in case of future breakage?

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I came very close to breaking my Spock glass today while loading the dishwasher! I'm so sorry for your loss but am glad I am not sharing in it with you!
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I'm not sure which is worse .. him breaking it and not telling you or you being enough of a star trek fan to have a glass
It was a Burger King promotion from this summer. There was 1 of 4 different characters, Kirk, Nero, Spock, and Uhura.. they came out the time of the movie release. I think they were $3? each?

Dp had gone to a couple of different BKs to find the complete set for me, but three of my boys each adopted one and being the only girl, of course Uhura came to me..

But I TEACH science fiction.. not have an Uhura glass? Seems like blasphemy.


ETA: I also have an Enterprise coffee cup and REALLY want the Enterprise desk lamp, but have to wait to find an affordable one, but I sure was looking around last Christmas.. a glass is so just a drop in the bucket. Seriously.

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So, what's the punishment going to be???
Not sure yet.. I think it might have to be profound. If security didn't have a problem with it I would make him deliver my lunch to me at school dressed like a wookie.. that would be funny.

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Can you find a replacement on ebay? And make dp buy you multiples in case of future breakage?

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Yeah, I ordered another one.. I hope it gets here in one piece.. they are MUCH more $$ than they were this summer already though.. I KNEW I should have bought multiple sets when dp found a store that still had them instock..

Did you know that Will Riker's character was raised in Alaska? It is fictional of course, but still cool .. I knew there was a reason I liked him besides his incredible good looks.
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I can relate! I have to have my coffee every morning in my Captain Sisko mug. I don't know what I'd do if it were to break, because it's 10+ years old and would be expensive to replace... over $20 with shipping on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Trek-Deep-S...3286.m20.l1116

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I can relate! I have to have my coffee every morning in my Captain Sisko mug. I don't know what I'd do if it were to break, because it's 10+ years old and would be expensive to replace... over $20 with shipping on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Trek-Deep-S...3286.m20.l1116
Sisko is.. um.. QUITE nice to wake up to My coffee cup is not so good looking.. alas..

http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Trek-TNG-En...3286.m20.l1116
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I've been wishing for the Starfleet Academy titanium spork, but I can't get myself to shell out the $20.

Sorry about your glass!
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I've been wishing for the Starfleet Academy titanium spork, but I can't get myself to shell out the $20.

Sorry about your glass!
I understand the conundrum.. Did you know you can get Lightsaber chopsticks? Seriously.
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I understand the conundrum.. Did you know you can get Lightsaber chopsticks? Seriously.
LOL when I read the post about the spork, the lightsaber chopsticks immediately came to mind! Then I scroll down and see it's already posted

I'm seriously going to have to buy those chopsticks for DH for Christmas!

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How have I never seen the lightsaber chopsticks?! Oh the things you lean on MDC....
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I'm seriously going to have to buy those chopsticks for DH for Christmas!

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Stocking stuffer.
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But I TEACH science fiction
'Splain please. I didn't know that was something that was taught.
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'Splain please. I didn't know that was something that was taught.
Science Fiction is an English elective credit. It is a semester long genre study- same as if someone took a "Shakespeare" class.. just different topic.

They were kind of "the rage" in the 70s/80s but are making a comeback in many school districts.
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How have I never seen the lightsaber chopsticks?! Oh the things you lean on MDC....
Lightsaber chopsticks

The Yoda ones are the kid size. Must get them for sushi-loving 2yo DS2!

I learnt about them from The Dark Lord himself on Twitter.

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Lightsaber chopsticks

The Yoda ones are the kid size. Must get them for sushi-loving 2yo DS2!

I learnt about them from The Dark Lord himself on Twitter.

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I think I am kind of freaked about the idea of the Dark Lord being on Twitter..
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I think I am kind of freaked about the idea of the Dark Lord being on Twitter..
He's actually quite humourous...er...well, that's what we tell him to avoid the Force choke
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This entire thread has me cracking up!

Of course, I am a Treky as well as a fan of most "Star" series. So who am I to say anything?

Any misspellings or grammatical errors in the above statement are intentional;
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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I found a complete set of 12 Star Wars glasses from BK from the 70s on ebay...

LOVED it.



But they don't ship to me! AAAAHHHHHHH.
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Get a family member out of Alaska to buy them and ship them.
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I went to the local comic book store yesterday for plastic sleeves to put my coupons in. Anyway, they are selling cologne called Tiberius... mmmmm....

I didn't have a chance to sample the test bottle, but I think I see a Christmas present for dp in that!
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To respond about "teaching" Science Fiction: In our state some of our content objectives in English in the middle school are to expose students to fantasy or science fiction genres.

LOVED it when I taught 6th grade. Read some fantastic short stories. DH had a book with Star Trek short stories in it. There was a great one about Sulu that I used for the class.
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Did you know that Will Riker's character was raised in Alaska? It is fictional of course, but still cool .. I knew there was a reason I liked him besides his incredible good looks.
Drool.....

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I don't let my family use my Star Trek glasses.


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But I TEACH science fiction...
Awesome. I had a grade 10 English teacher who told us, on introducing The Chrysalids, that this book is "kind of science fiction, only with no robots, aliens, laser beams or rocket ships". I wanted to cry. She was a nice woman, and a decent teacher, but I couldn't believe she referred to a book like that as "kind of" science fiction. It would be fun to learn from a teacher who actually knew what science fiction is.

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Awesome. I had a grade 10 English teacher who told us, on introducing The Chrysalids, that this book is "kind of science fiction, only with no robots, aliens, laser beams or rocket ships". I wanted to cry. She was a nice woman, and a decent teacher, but I couldn't believe she referred to a book like that as "kind of" science fiction. It would be fun to learn from a teacher who actually knew what science fiction is.
I don't believe I have read that one.. what in her opinion made it "kind of" science fiction? time travel?

We talk about the "common themes" in class a lot.. and discuss what IS and what is NOT science fiction, and the disputes about that.. most people think Tarzan is not science fiction, but by definition it is.. on the other hand, many people dispute that Star Wars is not science fiction.. that it is just has a futuristic setting.. (I don't really agree with that one, but it was a criticism we study in class and is a good point for discussion)..

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DH had a book with Star Trek short stories in it. There was a great one about Sulu that I used for the class.
Do you recall the name of the book? Our curriculum guide lists a couple of anthologies for short stories, and my dept shelled out a lot of money for 1 of them last year, but I don't think there are any Star Trek short stories in it.. (it is more like different short stories per era as science fiction developed as a genre as opposed to being organized by famous authors or something).
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