QotD: Beam Me Up

If you could make a magic wish for a futuristic gadget or high-tech innovation, what would your item do? 
Submitted by Red Pen.

Definitely transporter
technology à la Star Trek.  I have done a lot of travelling in my
life… I've lived in different countries and visited others.  But in
these post 9-11 days, travelling is frustrating if not terrifying for
me.  I'd love to be able to have my atoms instantly beamed to anywhere
I wanted. 

Any little green men out there listening?  I'm ready.  BEAM ME UP!!

QotD: It Was Kismet

How did you meet your current, or most recent, significant other?

Freshman year of college we met at a party.  I was (and still am– but these days I'm better about over coming it) very shy and a wallflower so I hadn't been to any of the parties in our dorm that first month I was there.  Then in October a girl who lived across the hall (a junior, who was very kind to me and took me under  her wing) asked if I would fill in for her one night working the keg at that week's party.  I really didn't want to but she had been so nice and I didn't want to let her down …she had tickets to a concert that she really wanted to go to, but had previously committed to working the party.  So, I filled in for her.  There were a couple of guys working the keg/kitchen as well that night, one of them future DH.  He was really cute and funny and sweet and… well, the rest is history.  That was back in 1986!  Krikey, I don't feel that old…!