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
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
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.
Eye color? Brown
Hair color? Black
Piercings? Two in the upper part of my ears. I don't
wear earrings on duty, though.
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
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
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.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE...
Salad dressing? None.
Salad? Caesar with chicken. The only dressing I'll
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
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
Drink, non-alcoholic? Milkshakes or Blue Cola
Drink, alcoholic? homebrew beer
Color of socks? Blue
Shampoo or conditioner? Whatever it is so long as
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.
Day of the week? Those don't mean all that much
Band/Artist? Foo Fighters and names I can't write
on this keyboard.
Book? Around The World in 80 Days, Jules
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."
Sport to watch? Curling...what, you thought I'd
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)
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
RANDOM PERSONAL QUESTIONS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.