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Title: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: rubytue on March 03, 2008 05:29:27 PM
First, let me say I love my hometown.  It is with love that I tease it.  ;D  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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Ridge,_Tennessee).  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



Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: SugarySweet on March 03, 2008 05:37:25 PM
Oh, she is great! Adorable!!


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: misplacedhippie 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


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: ScrappySue 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.
great work
S


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: Malina on March 04, 2008 05:28:20 AM
/wave Hi neighbor!  I'm in Lenoir City!


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: jessimocha 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! :)


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: rubytue 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 :(


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: mandodeb 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!


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: McJulie-O on March 04, 2008 11:19:44 AM
Hilarious!


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: BeefKnits 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.  :D


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: Jynxieslilgirl on March 09, 2008 06:53:57 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  You ate the fish didn't you off of Edgemoore and near the Technological Park!  And people wonder why we are so weird here, come on we are loaded with nuclear waste. 

BTW, I work in OR at RSCC and live in Clinton.


Title: Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge
Post by: tibeydo on April 10, 2008 12:35:59 PM
I love this... my best friend is doing an internship at ORNL this summer, and I think she would LOVE to take one of these down with her, lol. I keep joking that she'll come back glowing.