Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
UAA's Brad McCabe, front left, works the puck toward the net and UAF goaltender Wylie Rogers on Friday at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.
Full story here UAA is king of Alaska hockey
They play again tonight. Come on Nanooks! Beat the kings of Alaska Hockey!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Yukon Patty sent me this picture of their new puppy. They've been waiting for a dog to find them for a long time. I'm glad they got a puppy and on Christmas. They think he's a girl so the name Bailey will work either way.
Merry Christmas Bailey! You found the right home.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
I had never heard of such a thing. I drove this truck when I worked for Man Camp cooking at the KeyStone Grill one summer. Every day, except Sunday, I would drive my Dodge Aries SW out to Man Camp and make clam chowder, baked potatos, corn on the cob and cut up rib eye steaks, salmon and halibut in their commercial kitchen. Then I would transport all this food down to the Keystone Grill, in downtown Valdez, in this truck.
My first day driving this truck to town full of food I looked at the gas tank and it was reading empty. So I pulled into Captain Blows gas station and put $2o in the gas tank. Not knowing the truck ran on propane. I turned the sales slip into the office for a refund with my time card. Thats when I found out this truck runs on propane. The propane tank is welded in behind the seat and the gas I put in the gas tank had to be siphoned out. Potential bomb and I smoked in that truck.
When I saw this propane truck today I took a picture with telephoto. Way far way!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
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Saturday, December 15, 2007
The Alaska Nanooks took 3, out of the 4 points possible, from Ohio State this weekend in Fairbanks. The Nanooks won in overtime Friday Night and tied in overtime Saturday night. The Buckeyes get a point for the tie as they were the visiting team.
Wylie Rogers backstopped the Alaska Nanooks both nights doing a superb job.
Full story and stats at Alaska Ice Hockey
WAY TO GO ALASKA NANOOKS!!!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Rogers backstops Alaska to 3-0 victory in seventh career shoutout
Dec. 9, 2007
OXFORD, OH -- The last time the Alaska Nanooks visited Miami University, they earned a split of a two-game series and knocked the RedHawks from the top spot in the national polls.
The Nanooks might have done it again. Buoyed by a pair of power-play goals and the outstanding play of goaltender Wylie Rogers, Alaska stunned No. 1 Miami 3-0 Saturday night at Steve Cady Arena.
Toyota Player of the Game and the Perani Cup First Star, Rogers made 32 saves, and the Nanooks' defense clogged the shooting lanes all night long to send Miami (14-2-0, 10-2-0 Central College Hockey Association) to its first shutout loss at home in three seasons (4-0 loss to Michigan State on Jan. 7, 2005). It was also Alaska's first shutout since October 13, 2006, when they stonewalled Air Force 3-0.
"Goaltending was a big part of this game," Miami coach Enrico Blasi said. "Wylie Rogers played great tonight. I thought we played well, but we just couldn't get pucks through. Give them credit. They did a really good job and deserved to win."
Alaska, which knocked Miami from the No. 1 ranking with a 4-3 win in Oxford on Feb. 3, 2006, got power-play goals from junior defenseman Tyler Eckford (his second such goal of the weekend) and freshman winger Nathan Lawrence and an empty-netter from senior right wing Ryan Muspratt to improve to 2-9-1, 2-7-1 CCHA.
"It's good to see our guys rewarded for their efforts," first-year Alaska coach Doc DelCastillo said. "Wylie came up with some really big saves, especially early in the game. To be ahead 1-0 after the first period was really a tribute to him."
Miami dominated play in the opening 20 minutes, outshooting Alaska 10-4, but Eckford's (5-on-3) power-play goal was the period's only score. It was a sign of things to come for Miami, which struggled to get many point-blank chances, had 19 shots blocked and finished 0-of-7 on the power play.
"It was definitely a frustrating game for us," Miami senior defenseman Mitch Ganzak said. "They capitalized on their opportunities. We had (seven) power-play chances."
Lawrence made it 2-0 with 6:26 left, when he stole a pass from a RedHawk defenseman just outside their zone only moments after successfully killing the bulk of Alaska's second 5-on-3 power-play opportunity of the game. Muspratt's back-hander into the empty net came with 1:09 left to seal the deal for the Blue and Gold and send the RedHawk fans to the exits.
The Nanooks finished the night 2-of-7 on the power play and 3-of-11 on the weekend.
Alaska returns to Fairbanks next weekend to host Ohio State for a two-game CCHA series at the Carlson Center. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Friday night.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
One of my happy childhood memories growing up was "singing around mom playing the piano." Mom is from the era when you bought the sheet music to the latest hits. All the old songs like The Trolley Song from Meet Me in St. Louis were our favorites. We loved singing and pretended we were The Andrew Sisters. By now we would have been sharpening up on the Christmas music.
I've had The Trolley Song in my head all week.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Today I got my wish. It warmed up and started snowing. Around noon snow was coming down pretty good covering the iced up ground. Which made for very slippery walking conditions. And me without my ice grippers on...
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I found this picture on the internet tracking bach a recent visitor to my blog from Google Images searching for "snow cat".
What a weekend. I feel like I played hockey instead of just being a fan. My Nanooks won Friday night but lost Saturday night in a matter of minutes. Can't win them all and was happy for the win Friday night.
Going to rest up this week at work for the hockey games this weekend!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
These pre-made packaged ravioli noodles are really good and easy if you have not yet tried them. I made a quick chicken soup tonight with canned chicken, carrots and onion. Dropped in the pasta and in 10 minutes the soup was ready.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I survived the day. After not starting my toy truck for five days he decided he needed a jump to gettee up and go. Poor thing was frozen solid. I barely could get the door open without resorting to the pitcher of warm water trick. Once he got going he was good to go all day. Unlike me who is still tired and achy. I'm almost bach to my old self.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
The weather has been pretty much raining in Valdez since I got bach from Talkeetna. Its been warmer than usual in Alaska lately. Just talked to my sister in Fairbanks and the highs have been in the 40s in the interior. Buckets of rain falling on Anchorage, too. If all this rain had been snow we would have broke records.
Earlier today I spotted this misquito. Come on spring!
Friday, November 23, 2007
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Put off leaving Anchorage today due to a blizzard. We had great weather and fun at the Wheat Palace though. (I'll write more about that when I get back to Valdez.)
For current Alaska Driving Conditions I go here: http://511.alaska.gov/
This is what was posted tonight for Thompson Pass.
Driving Conditions Difficult
Richardson Highway: at Thompson Pass Milepost 26 difficult driving conditions, packed snow, drifting snow, blowing snow, snow, crosswinds, moderate winds, reduced visibility
Current temperature 25 °, Wind speed 35 MPH, 2.0 inches of snow reported on the roadway last updated today at 8:15 PM
FIVE different descriptions of Snow
I'm going to peel out in the morning.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Proud to be among veterans but more proud to be a daughter of a veteran. I joined the Air Force while my dad was still in the Army. He served 27 years and retired as a Sgt. Major Sir, highest rank for an enlisted man. We talked on the old watts line for free while we were at work serving our country. This was during the tail end of the VietNam conflict. When asked why I joined the Air Force my joke answer was "cos my dad's in the army." Dad died in 2003.
Raised as an army brat I knew what I was in for. I joined at 18 in 1973. When I should have come up to Alaska and made a $1000 a week working on the pipeline instead of making $344 a month indentured for Uncle Sam.
Me and the Air Force didn't get along very well. In fact we got in a war. I got an Article 15 which is not as bad as a court martial. The papers said "The USAF vrs. FishTaxi". I was scared and I knew I wasn't going to win. I called my dad on the watts line and asked him if he ever got an Article 15. My dad answered "Which one?"
Right before he died we both got on the internet and "talked" on MSN Messenger. He asked me to write "over" when I was done with my paragragh. Just like the old watts line.
Miss you dad. Now you are with all your buddies.
Posted by FishTaxi at 8:47 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Every winter I learn to drive all over again. This years been sorta fun. No studs on my Toy truck yet so I'm just driving around with sand bags over the back wheel wells. I can spin roadies!