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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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Bit of good news, bit of bad news

The good: Jim Beaver is coming to my local ComicCon in April. Meet him back in 2012 and loved him. He's fantastic, so down-to-earth and a wonderful storyteller too. Can't wait to see him again for panels, photos and autos.

The bad: tickets to have dinner with him (and perhaps 1 or 2 as yet unannounced SPN actors) sold out so quickly I missed getting one. :-(

Crossing fingers they might release more when other SPN guests are revealed.

She knows me so well.

Having a discussion with a friend on FB about who our dream con guest that we haven't met yet is and hers is Anthony Head (Giles in Buffy). She's been wanting to meet him for over 12 years and is sort of losing hope that she will. We live in Australia and while we now have lots of cons each year, getting big overseas stars to travel so far is still a bit difficult.

He was my number one fandom crush then, and still is, even after all these years, and even though others have wormed their way into my affections.

and then she ends with a line that makes me want to both laugh and cry:

He's for me what Jared is to you.

She couldn't have said anything more perfect to get me to completely understand how much she loves and admires Anthony.

BTW, now that I've met both Jared and Jensen, David Tennant is my #1 on my will-do-anything to meet list.

Insta-reaction: X-Files 10x01

Honestly didn't realise how much I had missed Mulder and Scully and the Show that was my obsession for over a decade and still holds a very special place in my heart.

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Sure to have more thoughts after I do a few re-watches but I'm loving what we got so far and can't wait for the rest of the episodes. Am already wishing we were getting more than 6.

Episode reaction: SPN 11x10

Well that was interesting. Will take a while and a rewatch or two to digest, I think.

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Why, oh why, did I agree to do a 4 hour shift at my home store today changing over promotional merchandise and signage and then drive almost an hour in afternoon peak hour traffic to do a 5pm-midnight at another store when all I want to do right now is stay at home writing my spn_j2_bigbang and watching SPN eps and con vids?????

And yes, my boss really does hate me. I was at work yesterday with 2 other CSRs when he calls from his office (at back of store) to the console area, asks both of the other CSRs if they can do the 4 hour shift today (neither can) but doesn't ask me even though he knows A) I'm available - he has the roster with him - and B) He KNOWS I need and want extra hours, esp after he cut me back to just 2 shifts (16 hours/week which isn't even enough to cover my rent, let alone all my other bills). I told the lady CSR to tell him I'd do it only after I overheard the CSRs talking about why they couldn't do it. "Oh, he needs someone tomorrow, does he?? Well I can do it." All the while quietly calling him every rude word I know. He really is an asshole.

Am so seriously thinking of contacting the Area Manager (his boss, BTW) and asking for a transfer to any other store that will give me 4 or 5 regular shifts/week. This having to rely on getting relief shifts at other stores every week is getting very stressful. Basically have to keep my mobile with me 24/7, can't arrange to go out to a movie or just coffee with friends in case a shift comes up. So I pretty much have no social life at the moment and it's really getting me down.


Tough Mudder video

With the devastating news this week of the passing of David Bowie and just tonight, Alan Rickman, I really needed something to cheer me up. Then I saw this tweet from Rob Benedict and a huge grin spread over my face. Just what I needed!!!! Thanks Jared, Jensen, Rich, Rob, Osric and Jason!!!!

I'll sleep when I'm dead....

My schedule for the next 48 hours is crazy, possibly bordering on insane.

Seeing Hugh Jackman's show Broadway to Oz tonight which finishes about 11pm. Hope to be home by midnight as I have to get up at 3.45am for a 5am shift at a new work location almost an hour south of where I live. The petrol station is on the major freeway into the city and is going to be so busy I can't even imagine. It's a roadhouse set-up with 40 fuel pumps (most servos I work at have between 10 & 12 pumps) where they are making about 150 coffees an hour. To cope, instead of 1 barista making a coffee start to finish, they have to use a production-line of 3, one taking the orders, one doing the coffee shots and the 3rd steaming and adding the milk.

Hope it's not quite that busy, though. The store has only been open a week so it may not be. Also hope I get assigned to one the cash registers taking payments as that's where I feel most comfortable and able to work fast without making mistakes.

That shift finishes at 1pm, then it's home for a few hours sleep before going to see Hugh again tomorrow night. Tickets were only $50 each so I couldn't resist going to both shows. Seats are way up the back but as it's not an overly large venue (about 14,000 capacity, I think) and with the customary big screens all stage shows & concerts seem to have now, the view should be pretty good.

Then I drive straight from the concert to a different servo to do a midnight-7am shift on Thursday morning.

Should be well and truly exhausted by the time I get home about 8am and will be heading straight to bed as I have more midnight shifts each night until next Tues.


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