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For just $30,000 you too could live the life you’ve always dreamed! Canadian social worker Line Rainville did, and now I want to go live with her.

“I was 9 when I first watched ‘Star Trek’ in French with my father. I became addicted to this show and during the week, and I looked forward to each Tuesday at seven for another episode,” she told CNET. “I enjoyed ‘Star Trek’ because it was about space, unknown worlds, and aliens who often ended up being more friendly than expected.” She consulted a designer but then took to Ebay and other areas to find just the right materials to create the Enterprise bridge, transporter room, recreation room, observation deck, and Spock’s quarters as a series of basement rooms. “Standing there, being 51 years old, I was kind of beamed back into that 9-year-old girl’s mind who so often wished her beloved Captain Kirk could bring her aboard his vessel,” she said. “All at once, I was aboard the Enterprise.

All I have to say is, give me that bathroom.

(via My Modern Met)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."