Thursday, January 8, 2009


Good Morning.

I added this page as having adult content today, because I want to complain about the fucking weather. Those of you who know me, know that I don't write the word often, but I wanted to protect young ears from getting blistered by such a profane expression.

For ten days in a row now Anchorage has been in the double digits below zero Farenheit. That's about a million degrees below zero Celcius. In other words, if you go outside with any skin exposed, it's going to start burning in no time.

When it's that cold for so long, zero looks like a fucking heat wave. My car didn't start on Monday, and it's in the garage. Our cold water line has been freezing, and we live on the 3rd floor. We should have the benefit of warm air coming up from those below, but no -- the air coming up the chimney is freezing the water line.

Sure, you're going to say, "Well, you made the choice to live in Alaska," and that's true, to a certain degree, but this cold wave is breaking records even for Alaska. I don't like it. Hence the bitching.

It can be pretty though, if you don't freeze your eyeballs looking at it, and if your finger doesn't freeze on the shutter button.

If you've seen this picture before, it's because I haven't gone out in this particular cold spell to take new ones. I'll try to buck up and do that though.

Despite not having any money, for various reasons, we managed to have a pretty good Christmas. Paul and Dennis came over for dinner, and Sue outdid herself this year with the prime rib. There aren't enough mmm's in Yummy.

I'm still pissed that I lost all my posts from Journalspace. I had a partial backup, and may be able to Google others, but I know much has been lost. The same for all the other journalspace people. I'm really sorry for your loss. Writing isn't easy, and to lose so much work in one fell swoop is a disaster.

Anyway, I have to put my car in the shop today, so I have the day off to stay bundled up in about 40 blankets. I need a dog to cuddle up with. Even a poodle would help. Speaking of which, I got a real dirty look one day when I said, loud enough for everyone to hear, "I got to pet that lady's poodle." :)

Take care all, and don't do anything I wouldn't do. I'm a firm believer in freedom.


P.S. I've done several edits trying to find the right size for pictures.


  1. THe Drudge Report listed temps near to you of sixty degrees below zero farenheit. Planes were grounded and obviously nobody had any water either. One guy was burning his log cabin to stay warm.

    I do NOT envy you, or them. Down in Dixie it is in the seventies; perhaps you should avoid Girlbloggers newest journal.

    GOod to see you tho. Fin

  2. I saw on the weather channel how freezin' freakin' cold it is up there! 30* below zero was the coldest I have ever lived in and you have minus 60* up there!

    Cuddle up with Sue:)

    I read some of your most wonderful stories in JS and understand how you are pissed. I would be too!

    I'm lucky I saved a story or two (think that's it) in Word after writing them in JS.

    ((hugs)) and take care and please be safe and warm,


  3. The polar bears should be happy tho to get some nice new good strong ice.


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