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Topic: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge  (Read 7944 times)
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« on: March 03, 2008 05:29:27 PM »

First, let me say I love my hometown.  It is with love that I tease it.  Grin  I have been trying to come up with something all month, and then it came to me this evening on my way home from work.  So I had to work with what I had.

I am from Oak Ridge, TN.  Oak Ridge was built during WWII to help develop The Bomb.  It also is known for having the first permanent nuclear reactor (the graphite reactor, second to the Chicago Pile), along with numerous other research reactors.  Growing up, the joke always was "I'm from Oak Ridge, I glow in the dark."   So that is where I got my idea for making a mutant. 

Then, being a relatively small town in the south, high school football is the main event in town in the fall.  On top of that, my senior year we won the state championship in football.  So thats where I got the idea for Jenny the three-eyed mutant cheerleader.  She has three eyes and three fingers on each hand.  She has little pom-poms that are close to the town's high school colors (maroon and gray, I was out of gray and used a khaki).  Jenny loves Oak Ridge, and she loves being a cheerleader.  Her younger brother, who she hates, cut her hair over the summer, so now she is sporting hair a wee bit short for the required cheerleader ponytails, but gave her and excuse to try bangs.

So, without further ado, I present Jenny from Oak Ridge

And a close up of the pom-pom

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008 05:37:25 PM »

Oh, she is great! Adorable!!

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008 05:48:33 PM »

Ive been to oak ridge, everyone there looked fine, sorta, however I love the gate into town left from the war.   Love your stuffy


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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008 06:46:32 PM »

so cute, I love her fingers!
Isnt that always the way? you get an idea and have to make it and some how out of your stash it comes together.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008 05:28:20 AM »

/wave Hi neighbor!  I'm in Lenoir City!

« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008 07:36:36 AM »

ahaha so cute! i really like your description of your home-town and this is the perfect entry for it! Smiley

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by land, by sea, by dirigible
we'll leave our tracks untraceable now

[and] hear all the bombs fade away...
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008 09:32:10 AM »

/wave Hi neighbor!  I'm in Lenoir City!
Unfortuantly, I haven't lived in Oak Ridge for... um... 16 years.  My folks live out in Kingston now on Watts Bar (so jealous!), so I do go down to visit at least once a year.   I love TN and really miss TN, but alas, I chose far to specialized a field to find work there Sad
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008 10:57:14 AM »

This is so cute!  Great story, too.  I worked in Oakridge, Oregon for a while.  It's not radioactive, so I have no craft project related to it.  Love yours!
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008 05:40:20 PM »

I love your mutant!  I grew up in Halls out in Knoxville.  I used to tell people the same thing about "glowing" because I lived a few towns away from Oak Ridge.  Cheesy

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