Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I did the rounds.

It being Halloween, I took the Iliffs to the airport in Anchorage. With the two on their way to Sitka, I started making calls.

I met Karissa at Kaladi Brothers on Frontage Rd. She had described it as "go to New Seward and take the exit, but don't get on and stay right." I ended up doing a big loop and called her back for some more specific instructions. We managed to chat for a while before she really needed to start studying for her mid-term. She thinks she'll be done in August.

So I moved on to visit the Swearingens. Toni was investigating a chicken pomegranate recipe and I quite enjoyed the finished product. However, the silence coming from Ed's direction indicated that he did not. He ate a bowl of cereal with a big spoon. As the trick-or-treaters started to arrive, it was time for me to move on.

I stopped by APU to visit Bill and his new friend, Lily. I pointed out to her as she worked in a resource lab that she had a nice stapler and variety of colored paper that she was not instructed to guard with her life. Every time I go there I realize more and more how few resources we had at SJ. Last time I visited, Bill pointed out to me that the school hired someone to come and really clean off the sidewalks. They also have a fountain and I haven't found any buildings that have been under construction for the last ten years... but we don't need to compare. A Halloween party was in full swing complete with a cereal killer and a pregnant RA.

Deciding that I wasn't in college any more and that I wanted more than the 4 hours of sleep I'd had the night before, I hit the Glenn Highway home.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Roots, folk, jazz, pop, soul... and a little something else.

I don't really have much to say about what's going on. Not much is up. In about a week the Iliffs are going to Sitka to Whalefest and I'll be watching their cats for a bit. On Saturday night I'm going to a Po' Girl concert in Anchorage at ACPA. Incidentally, I also have two extra tickets if anyone knows anyone that wants to go. Just let me know. The group (pictured) is difficult to describe, but it shares a member with the Be Good Tanyas.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Early Developments

Since I woke this morning at about two, I managed to go for a walk for sunrise. I meandered out by the golf course and then a little further down a dirt road. I may have trespassed, but no one seemed to mind. While I was off scouting the early light on the frosty ground, Vagabond Blues called me. They want to bring me on as a baker's assistant at their coffee shop. Now that I'm mostly trained up at the shelter, my work there will be slightly less than full time. So it's good to supplement. In theory it might cut back on my coffee bill. I'd probably be frightened if I got it once a month like my cellphone and internet.

P.S. If you click on the photo, it will send you to a slide show of all the pictures I took this morning.

Friday, October 12, 2007


Last weekend I went down to Anchorage to take pictures that would actually be suitable for the yearbook. Kendra presented a buffet of facial expressions. This one is my favorite. Undoubtedly, they chose a different shot to submit.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

a little more than termination dust

Riding with the Iliffs up through Hatchers Pass was quite the scheme. Luckily the snow never got the better of the explorer that did not yet have its studs on. Blanche has many skills. Afterwards, we picked up John Thomas the Iliff's new 21 lb cat that had just been shaved. Curious looking creature. Then I went home and slept for four hours before going back to work for a graveyard that I just returned from. Sleep will come soon.