Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pants Garden

Saw an image in New Yorker magazine that inspired the natural copycat in me.

On a -25F day you just have to go with it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's -40F

And it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Well, better get some practice in...

"this is the gayest thing I've ever done," Joe said of his hors d'oeuvres

there's no end to the weirdness that is Alaska

thank heaven for life's basics: good wine

good food and friends to share it with

the four legged kind as well!

Friday, November 4, 2011

I'll get by

It was -20F this morning and I got a flat tire halfway to work.

On the way home, I got a second flat tire. I rode the flat home 5 miles and arrived in pitch darkness angry and sweaty.

Shortly after I got home I cracked a tooth.

I was freaking out. Because Joe is 400 miles away, I left messages with Simon and Donie for dentist recommendations. While waiting for their calls I called Diane for support.

Diane made me laugh and told me about her adventures at UC Davis. She told me she has had problems with her teeth all her life. You wouldn't know it because she is always smiling and laughing.

While I was on the phone with Di, Simon stopped by and gave me a dentist recommendation.

Then Donie called and gave me two more.

While all this was going on, I somehow had the brilliant idea of drinking my first beer through a straw.

If none of the other things happen to you, I still highly recommend this.