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
Thursday, November 22, 2007
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!
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
This guy, Bruce Cech, has been calling Alaska Nanook Hockey games for 20 years. If you are lucky enough to live in Fairbanks you can see the games on Fox7 with the sound turned down and the Voice of Nanooks turned up for the play by play action.
When I went to those live hockey games in Anch I really missed hearing the internet radio coverage by Bruce Cech.
MSU won both nights this weekend in Fairbanks 3-1. With an empty net goal both nights. Great hockey went on at the Carlson Center this weekend. Thanks to Bruce Cech I got to hear the hockey games on KSUA college radio FRBKS. Great job everybody!
Friday, November 02, 2007
Alaska Opens Conference With Two-Game Tilt Against #6 Michigan State
Oct. 31, 2007
The Nanooks get their first taste of Central Collegiate Hockey Association action this weekend as they host the defending national champion Michigan State Spartans at the Carlson Center. First face off both nights is 7:05 P.M. Alaska Time. Catch the live webcast here and live game statistics here
• It marks the first time in almost two years that Alaska and MSU will play a series in Fairbanks. The Spartans last visited the Carlson Center on Dec. 9-10, 2005, when they tied the Blue and Gold 4-4 (for the first time in Fairbanks) and then shut them out 1-0 in the rematch.
• The Nanooks series against Anchorage was their only NCAA competition during the month of October. It marked the fewest games played in the 10th month since the Nanooks met Notre Dame for a two-game set in late October of the 1990-91 season.
• Junior defenseman Tyler Eckford's three point effort at UAA proved he will continue to be an offensive threat for the Nanooks this season. He scored Alaska's first goal of the season and assisted on the (then) game-tying goal Friday night, before setting up rookie Landon Novotney for the first goal of the game on Saturday.
• Alaska was swept by the Seawolves in Anchorage (for the second consecutive season) in the opening games of the Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup. The teams will rematch in Fairbanks New Year's Eve Weekend at the Carlson Center on Dec. 28-29. The Nanooks must return the favor by winning both games when UAA visits Fairbanks to force a shootout and decide the Cup's Champion.
• Head coach Doc DelCastillo named three assistants to captain T.J. Campbell. Senior goalie Wylie Rogers, senior forward Aaron Lee and junior defenseman Tyler Eckford will don "A"s on their Nanook jerseys for the 2007-08 season.
• Senior goalie Wylie Rogers is the first Nanook goalie to serve as an assistant captain (or captain) in 17 years. Former Alaska netminder Jamie Loewen was a tri-captain with forward Wayne Sawchuk and defenseman Derek Linnell during the 1991-92 season.
• Senior left wing Aaron Lee leads the returning Nanooks in scoring against the Spartans. He has notched five goals and two assists when playing against MSU. Junior right wing Kyle Jones is second best against the Spartans with four goals and one assist through seven games.