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November, 2015 and I'll be travelling all the way from little ol' Perth, Western Australia to the grand ol' US of A to attend not 1 but 2 SPN cons. I'll be meeting Jared and Jensen for panels and photos and autos (OH MY!!!!!) and the rest of the amazing cast (and hopefully some crew as well), hanging out with hundreds of other fans and generally having the time of my life.

First up will be Denver Nov 5-9 and then LA the following weekend, Nov 13-15. I'm also visiting Las Vegas for the first time and hope to squeeze in a quick trip to the Grand Canyon.

So I'll be using this masterpost to keep up to date with Con and travel related things and general squeeing which I'm sure will only get louder the closer I get to flying out.

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Fic Masterpost

Well, I've written and posted 2 fics in the Triad 'verse (and outlining/writing more) and I'm doing my first spn_j2_bigbang so I suppose a fic Masterpost will come in handy and inspire me to fill it. Pairings and warnings in multi-part fics will be updated as I add new parts.


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Freedom is so close I can taste it......

Yesterday, I gave verbal notice to my manager of my intent to leave, unsure of what his reaction would be. There wasn't one. He just said, "put it in writing on my desk," and walked away. No "Sorry to see you go" or "did you want to talk about it?" He didn't even ask if I had another job lined up and what it was. That pretty much convinced me I'd made to right decision to resign and move on. He just didn't give a fuck.

Last's night 4pm-midnight shift went pretty well. It helped that we ran out of the cheapest grade of fuel at 9pm, so was a lot quieter than normal.

Today was one of the best and least stressful I've had in recent months. Spent the day on the road with a driver, Steven, from the courier company I'm starting with full-time at the start of August. He showed me how to use the PDA data unit and we did about 12 jobs, I think, which he said was a fairly average day. Asked him heaps of questions and he was happy to give me advice and a few tips. With what he told me today's jobs earned him, I shouldn't have any problems earning double what I currently make. The longest we waited for a job was probably about 15 mins, means we were on the go for the whole day with usually a couple of jobs at a time and did about 300kms.

About 5pm, he dropped me off at the base and I had a quick chat with my new boss, Tristan who was really friendly and very welcoming. He asked if I could start full-time driving tomorrow. When I explained I'd had to give 2 weeks notice and work a few late afternoon/evening shifts, he asked if I would be interested in driving on my free days or wait to finish up. I didn't hesitate to say, I'll start ASAP which will be on Friday as I have BP shifts on Wednesday and Thursday. I'm also doing 3 days driving next week so won't have a gap between pays when I finish at BP.

Feels so great to actually be wanted and appreciated as an employee, something that I haven't felt at BP in a very long time. And I haven't even properly started there yet!!!! :-)

Got my uniforms today and will be issued my PDA on Friday. Can't remember when I've looked forward to going to work so much. Even the remaining BP shifts aren't filling me with dread as they did prior to this week.

Countdown to freedom!!!

Big changes this week. Rang up about an add in the Saturday paper from a courier company needing drivers. Pretty much secured the position during my inquiry phone call on Monday. HR guy (Graeme) I was speaking to said the add did specify previous experience in the transport industry, asked me how much I had and when I replied 20 years, he responded with "Oh, is that all?" in a very light-hearted tone and I was rather positive that the job was mine.

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Title: Birthday Wishes Do Come True
Genre: SPN RPF
Pairing: Jensen/Colin Ford
Kinks: Nudity
Rating: R
Word Count: 49
Summary: Colin makes a wish.
A/N: Written for emmatheslayer at comment_fic.
Theme: 1 sentence fills
Prompt: Supernatural rpf,Colin Ford/ jensen ackles , party

Birthday Wishes Do Come True



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New home, new inspirations

Well, the move went relatively smoothly. I was an hour late for work because the movers turned up 2 1/2 hours late. Spent next two days transporting the dozens of boxes full of books, dvds and other smaller household items. Would have cost me an extra hundred dollars (and time I didn't have to spare) to have movers take them which I just couldn't afford. Took me 2 days to clean the old place. Waiting to hear from the real estate agent to finalise the refund of my bond.

Been slowly working on getting the new place unpacked. Tv/entertainment system was first priority and except for an issue with my indoor antenna and reception, that all went well. Unpacked all my dvd's and sorted them into their shelving units and the house started feeling and looking like my home. Kitchen has been sorted, plenty of cupboard and bench space.

Next up is the two bedrooms, one mine -- so all my clothes are still in boxes and suitcases. The other one has my bookcases and desktop computer which is set up. Still waiting for internet to get connected. Hopefully next Monday at the latest. Am missing Games of Thrones and Outlander and of course reading my LJ f*list and what's happening with y'all. And I can't wait to sink my teeth into the awesome spn_j2_bigbang that are being posted.

Have my phone to check Facebook, Twitter and email but not a huge data allowance so can't spend too much time online.

Took Sam for our first walk around the neighbourhood this morning and found a massive dog exercise area about 15 mins walk away. It's right next to some bushland which was lovely to stroll through. There are big steep hills on the way home which are going to be great cardio workouts for us. Was breathless after getting home, but am sure the daily walks will improve both mine and Sam's fitness. And the view from the top over the city with the Darling Ranges in the background was breathtaking.

Saw some really beautiful homes, so many wonderful and varied designs and styles, each house totally different to the ones next door. There's quite a few than I want to photograph on future walks as they'll be great inspiration for fics. A couple next to a small park at the end of my street are so gorgeous I want to write fics just so I can include them.

To Do List

Spoke briefly with the real estate agent for my new rental and finalised Thurs June 9th to go in and sign the lease, pay the bond and 2 weeks rent in advance and pick up the keys.

Hope to move on that Thursday then clean the current rental on the Friday. Am hoping that since there won't be another tenant moving in (the house is getting bulldozed) that it won't have to be absolutely spotless and that I'll get my bond back quickly. There's no damage, just some marks on a couple of walls that will probably be a bitch to remove.

In the meantime, I have so much to do I don't really know where to start so am hoping a list helps me organise.

-- need to get a move on with sorting and packing. This timing of this move is actually good as lot of my favourite and must-watch TV shows are going on hiatus over the next couple of weeks. Just have to stop procrastinating by reading too many fics.... but I'm finding some really good ones right now, and some amazing authors (all_the_damned_vampires on AO3/ all_the_damned is my current obsession right now-- can't stop reading) so will have to use them as a reward: spend a few hours packing and I can let myself read 1 or 2 fics then back to it!!

-- organise skip bin for the junk. Will have to ring council to book one. Thankfully they provide it for free so that's one thing I don't need to pay for.

-- take boxes of unwanted clothes to the Salvos or Good Samaritans.

-- ring a few 2nd hand bookshops to see if I can sell unwanted books for cash

-- give 21 days notice via email to my current property manager

-- ring ISP and find out what needs to be done to get internet at the new place

-- ring power company to transfer account to my name

-- ring lawnmower guy to do the lawns for the bond inspection

-- find a removalist that doesn't charge too much

-- update address for my car rego and licence-- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AS BOTH ARE DUE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS

-- update address for work, banks, mobile, vet, insurance

-- update Sam's micro-chip details

-- notify friends and family either by FB or text/phone

Am sure I'm forgetting something -- just hope it's nothing important!!!

Ok, that's it!!! I give up....

....trying to understand my boss, that is.

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Moving update- T minus 1 week

Things are cruising along.

Move date is set for next Thursday, the 9th & removalists have been booked. My dad and step mum are coming over to help (supervising only as Dad just had a pacemaker fitted on Mon- he's doing well and feeling a lot better with a more stable heartrate) as I'll be at the real estate office signing the lease. The moving company have quoted me for 2 hours, so am hoping it doesn't take any longer than that.

Managed to scrape together the bond and moving costs which is a big relief. Picked up 3 extra shifts this week as well, so that's a tiny bit of financial stress relieved too. Am still going to be scraping by pay-to-pay for the next few months but at least I won't be homeless.

Spent the morning online updating my address details with different government departments and utilities. Power, gas and internet transfers have all been organised. Hopefully connections happen on time other wise I'll be in a dark, cold, net-free home. This was pretty easy to do online, no running around or spending hours on hold on the phone.

Packing and sorting is moving along too even though the place is pretty much organised chaos right now, boxes of books and clothes and stuff everywhere but I know what I'm taking, donating or throwing out. Waiting for a big skip/bulk bin to be delivered on Tues or Wed which I'll be using for old furniture and other junk. Have to organise a charity store to pick up the wardrobe I no longer need. Will be sad to see it go as I've had it since I was a very young child and it's about 45 years old but still in great condition but I just have no room for it at the new place plus both bedrooms have built-in closets.

Still have the lounge-room (with shelves and shelves of dvd's to be boxed) and kitchen to pack. Should be done with them over the weekend then I can spend a couple of days getting a head start on cleaning.

Jared - Jibcon 2016

Oh my!!!!! Too gorgeous for words!!!

Starts praying that it doesn't get cut or even trimmed before he starts filming Season 12. This is the best it's looked since the glorious Season 8 hair.

Originally posted by casey28 at Jared - Jibcon 2016
Beautiful Jared and his magical hair♥




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