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Personal Quiz: Travis


Name as it appears on your birth certificate? Travis Martin Mayweather

Current name? See above.

Nicknames? Trav, Boomer, Helm, Flyboy

Parents' names? Martin Ronald Mayweather, Rianna Jabari Hunter

Siblings? One brother, three years older, Paul Martin Mayweather. One sister, one year older, Leah Jabari Mayweather

Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake? 26

Date that you regularly blow them out? October 19

Pets? Mostly fish. We once got a Terran rat. Kathy was really cute and smart -- dad said he was glad to be on a ship with rats, that it was more authentic.

Height? 1.75m

Eye color? Brown

Hair color? Black

Piercings? Two in the upper part of my ears. I don't wear earrings on duty, though.

Tattoos? None

How much do you love your job? It's the best thing in the galaxy.

Birthplace? The Horizon

Hometown? See above.

Current residence? Deck C, Enterprise

College attended, degree? Deep Springs, double major in mathematics and astronomy, minor in geography

What kind of car do you drive? I don't. Lemme at the starships, baby!


Croutons or bacon bits? Neither. I never could be sure what foods were when I was growing up; I'm not taking any chances now.

Coke or Pepsi? Mr. Pibb.

Sprite or 7UP? Cool Danube.

Coffee or ice cream? Ice cream -- simple flavors are better, but now that I know it's recycled really well, I'm going for the more complex flavors.

Coffee, tea, or decaf? Tea, green, two sugars.

Milk chocolate or dark? Milk. Though it's always better with peanut butter.

Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn? plain

Red or white wine? White

Gold or silver? Gold.

Two or four doors? Four

Bridges or tunnels? Tunnels -- they remind me of home.

Beach, city, or country? City -- see above. I'd go crazy without something around me. I'm a little agoraphobic.

Summer or winter? Autumn

Storms: Cool or scary? Scary. I didn't see one until I was eight, and it scared the pants off me.

Roller coaster: Scary or exciting? Boring, after being taught by my mom to drive shuttlepods.

James Dean or Clark Gable? Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier. Oh, okay, James Dean.

Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn? Halle Berry and Angela Basset. And Marilyn.

Beatles or Stones? Stones!

Blanket or stuffed animal? Stuffed animal

One pillow or two? Two

Adidas, Nike, or Reebok? Huh? Maybe Hoshi knows what these mean.

Mac, PC, or Unix? Linux. Out on the trade routes, you had to make your own code.


Salad dressing? None.

Salad? Caesar with chicken. The only dressing I'll eat.

Pizza topping? Anything as long as it's not meat or fruit, and it's supposed to be green.

Foods? Meatloaf and spaghetti. Not together!

Sandwich filling? Jellies

Dessert? Baklava

Type of ice cream? Rainbow sherbet; does that count?

Restaurant? Anything if the food's good

Fast food place? See above; at those places, the food is bad. Fast food on Draylax is NOT somewhere any man should go.

Drink, non-alcoholic? Milkshakes or Blue Cola

Drink, alcoholic? homebrew beer

Color of socks? Blue

Shampoo or conditioner? Whatever it is so long as it works

Toothpaste? See above

Place to be kissed? Mouth

Holiday? Janus Day. My dad invented it; it was the anniversary of when the Horizon launched. We spend the whole day reviewing where we've been the last year and where we're going the next. Lots of pictures, movies, stories, souvenirs, and food. Then we get a preview of what's coming up. Of course, if we did that on Enterprise, it would take all week.

Color? Orange

Car? none

Day of the week? Those don't mean all that much to me.

Band/Artist? Foo Fighters and names I can't write on this keyboard.

Book? Around The World in 80 Days, Jules Verne

Magazine? I've been studying back copies of Commander Tucker's MIT journals. A good pilot knows how to keep the ship going, not just fly it.

Movie? "Apollo 13"

TV show? We used to make up our own.

TV character? My sister doing Princess Spoiled Brattica from "All My Castles."

Disney character? the genie from "Aladdin"

Warner Bros. character? Daffy Duck.

Sesame Street character? I've only seen one or two, but I liked the "rubber ducky" song.

James Bond? Even though Ewan McGregor (is that spelled right?) was only in one James Bond ("SkyDome," 2010), that was my favorite.

Quote? "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Word or phrase? "We've hit warp five."

Flower? Daffodil.

Sport to watch? Curling...what, you thought I'd say basketball?

Zoo exhibit? After the Draylaxian zoos, I don't think I'll ever go to another one.

Board game? Monopoly, Risk -- I love playing it with Lt. Reed. He really gets into it. It's fun to act out bizarre strategies just to watch him try and figure out my totally random decisions.

Town to chill in? San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, Johannesburg (it's improved a lot)

Perfume/Cologne? None.

Website? The Boomer Hub.

Least favorite thing? Being ignored

Least favorite subject? Math -- I knew I'd need it to pilot but I found it boring


Been in love before? No

Loved somebody so much it made you cry? no

Dumper or dumpee? Neither

What inspires you? My family's history -- I can trace my ancestors back to an 18th-century African King

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Still piloting, hopefully with a significant other

What do you look for in a partner? Someone kind, gentle, tolerant, not a claustrophobic, and steady-handed.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot

What characteristics do you despise? Racism.

If you had a big win in the lottery, how long would you wait to contact people? I don't know; I'd never play

Where would you retire to? Risa.

Have you ever been convicted of a crime? No.

Do you get along with your parents? Mom yes. Dad and I had a huge fight about me going into Starfleet. We didn't talk much for a while. I wish we'd had the chance to straighten things out between us before he died.

Have you ever gone skinny-dipping? No. When would I?

Do you make fun of people? No.

Last person you went to dinner with? Hoshi. We were talking about the book she's been lending out and I'm next in line to read it. We were thinking about starting a book club.

What did you do for your last birthday? got a cake from Chef and a little lizard from Phlox. She chitters and I named her Maddie -- she's got a great tail. One of the chameleons had an egg and he incubated it, and the doctor decided to let me name and care for her. She lives in Sickbay but I consider her mine.

Do you carry a donor card? Yes, although I don't need it after that clone fiasco.


Had the drink Calypso Breeze? No.

Been to Europe? Yes.

Been to Africa? Seven times last time I was on Earth

Been toilet-papering? No.

Been toilet-papered? No

Been in a car crash? No

Lucky Number? 42

Any superstitions? Lots about what you should do on cargo ships but there's no room here

When was your last hospital visit? Two weeks ago; annual check-up. For Maddie, it was yesterday. She has a little blue tongue and I'm trying to train her to give "kisses."

First thing you think of when you wake up? Ah, there's the engine hum... then I try to figure out how fast we're going.

What color is your bedroom's carpet? Standard Starfleet

What color is your bathroom? Standard Starfleet

What's on your mouse pad? A picture of my siblings

What's under your bed? Storage space

How many times did you fail your permit and/or driver's license test? For a car? I've never taken it. Piloting? I passed everything on the first try.

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? Sacajawea

What was the last film you saw at the movies? A Japanese film from last Tuesday. It had subtitles. Hoshi was translating better and faster, though.

What was the last film you saw at home? "Spirited Away"

What was the last book you read? Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K Rowling. I got all seven when I was assigned to Enterprise.

What was the last CD you listened to? A collection of African chants -- I think Phlox has it.

What do you have for breakfast? Pancakes

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? No.

Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

How many keys on your key ring? None

Where would you like to visit most? I've never actually set foot on Vulcan.

Hobbies? Reading, mixing CDs, teaching Maddie tricks

Which single store would you choose to max your credit card? I really don't know. Maybe a big department store -- I like giving gifts to people.

What do you do most often when you are bored? I doodle.

What words or phrases do you overuse? "Aye, sir." Though that's usually all I need to say.

What words or phrases do your friends overuse? "I'll get back to ya." (Commander, if I needed to know later I would have asked you later!)

Friend who lives farthest away? All the people on the trade routes

Greatest pet peeve? Being ignored

Best thing in the world? Being needed

When do you get up? 0600

Bedtime? 2300

Last new thing you bought for yourself? A small picture of the Risan sky in winter at night in the northern hemisphere -- I finally found the sun to the planet where we hallucinated. Hoshi owes me cr8 now.

Photo: Second season promo photo via Enterprise NX-01 RPG
Co-writer: rainwoman