Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Forecast: Mosquitos

Spring is here. And so are mosqitos. These Alaskan bloodsuckers have earned a reputation for their legendary size. I harvested this specimen off J's back, pre-sting status. It's not the biggest I've seen, but it'll do for demonstration purposes. Buzz, buzz....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Midnight Moonlight

I love this picture. I took it around midnight a few days ago from our living room window. Not a bad view. Soon it will be replaced by the midnight sun, but until then: "Hello Moon!"

"Sad Meal"

In our town we have a certain fast food restaurant (let's call it the McPlace that sells McHappy Meals) whose unhappy neighbor hung an effigy of it's beloved mascot McClown in protest. We avoid eating at McPlace at nearly all cost, less as a political statement and more to avoid suffering from a McStomach (you know the McBurps and McGurgles) but last week, coming home after a backyard BBQ with friends, and unable to resist the siren call of a McHot Fudge Sundae we pulled into the drive-through of this certain McPlace. McClown could be seen dangling high atop the fence as always. Gotta love Fairbanks.

After settling for fruity parfaits, because the McIce Cream Machine was McBroken, Small Moose asked: "What's in a Sad Meal?"

Oh, I love my children so much!

Maybe a Sad Meal is McClown's last before he is lynched. I'm not sure if this had anything to do with Small Moose being in a dark mood, nevertheless his question was priceless. Here is a picture of our Sad McClown. It was taken in the winter, and is harder to see due to his snow cap. But there he is in his yellow jacket, just over the fence.

The First Post: Blueberries

In my mind I have blogged many times before. You know those moments when you note that your life is better than, or is as crazy as, fiction. But you're driving your car, or doing laundry, or nursing a baby (perhaps doing these last two simultaneously if you're a multitasker like me) and while the awesome would-be post you write in your head makes you snicker, it is ultimately lost forever. Because scrap booking, blogging, and keeping a diary are things other people do. Others who have the luxury of extra time on their hands, right? On the other hand I have read others' blogs and some of them are just so darn cool. Also, blogging is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, while creating a scrapbook for the kids about the Good Days.

And herein lies my "Julie and Julia" sort of challenge. While I cannot commit to mastering the art of French cooking, I can -perhaps- blog about our life in Alaska. I think J will be OK with this, but just in case I will do my best to preserve our anonymity. And so that the first blog has at least one picture, and one concept, today's word is BLUEBERRIES. Although not Alaskan, not even wild, but store-bought and most definitely commercial, Small Fish is nonetheless adorable with her wild, blueberry-stained self. Enjoy!


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