Where I'm at: United States, Tennessee, Hermitage
Somebody help me, please!!!!! My muse has been kidnapped by ravenous plot bunnies from a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FANDOM!!!!!!
I can't get the plot out of my head!!!!!!! *starts scribbling plot and dialog like a mad woman*
Help!!!! Save me!!!! Doctor! Rose! Where are you when I need you!!!!!?????
Well, it's that time of year again. This weekend the hubby and I will be making our annual trek east to chase the Santa Train.
For those of you who don't know, my DH is a rabid railfan (read: railroading enthusiast) and he's dragged me into his hobby. Since we married, we have tried to make it a tradition, to start off our holidays by chasing the CSX Santa Claus Special from Shelbiana, KY to Kingsport, TN every year that we could. We have a ball taking photos and video, watching the kids faces light up when they see Santa and just generally enjoying the gorgeous scenery of Appalachia Coal County.
I'm including a couple of videos here. The first gives a bit of an explantion about the Santa Train and what it is. The second is a wonderful video made by another railfan which uses pictures she took of the 2008 Santa Train set to Patty Loveless great song "Santa Train". Patty Loveless is from the area and wrote the song about it.
If you check out the Clinchfield County Santa Train Photo Gallery you'll find even more great shots. Look very carefully at the 2003 shots and you might even find me and the DH lurking on the porch at Dante!
And now, to get you in the mood:
Got a call out of the clear blue this week from an agency that pulled my resume off of Monster. They sent me on an interview with a company that needed someone with experience in a specific (and somewhat obscure) software package, that I happen to have thanks to a six month temp assignment at Cricket Communications a couple of years ago. Yes, we SuperTemps are everywhere.
*giggles hysterically at silly inside joke*
Was in the grocery store yesterday when I got the call.....
I start full-time Wednesday!!!!!!
Great hours, full benefits, and it's only five minutes from my apartment!
I have been on cloud nine all weekend.
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and dropped encouraging notes whenever I was down. Ya'll can never know how much that has helped to keep me focused and encouraged, knowing that I have so many lovely friends out there.
Thank you seems so inadequate, but thank you to all of you. Thank you so very, very much.
I busted a gut laughing when I saw this story.
By the way...does anyone know why LJ text cuts aren't working? *argh!!!*
I mean....really. Except to show that Matt Smith can play soccer...what was the point of that episode?
Despite all my best efforts, I'm still having problems with my email. I have deleted the account and will be setting up a new one.
Anyone with the MKEJenkins address should immediately block it on your email. Once I've set up a new email address, I will contact everyone and let you know what it is.
Apparently my Yahoo email account has been hacked. My entire email list is getting porn spam from me.
If any of you have my personal email address DO NOT OPEN anything that has a 'No Subject' in the subject line.
Sorry if this causes anyone any problems. I'll be working on how to fix it with the ISP today. It may mean a new email address.
I'll let you know.
Apparently a virus had infected my PC causing the problem. I swept my hard drive and my trusty WebRoot Anti-virus found the problem and quarantined and deleted it. I've raised my firewalls a bit higher and will be sweeping with my anti-virus software every night instead of just weekly.
Again, I apologize for any problems this may have caused anyone.