Saturday, February 28, 2009

Last Snow Day of Feb!

A foot fell in places. I watched it snow all day. First good snowfall I've seen since I left Valdez. It stopped snowing a couple of hours before I had to do an LA turn-around. The highway was clear of accumalated snow by then and traffic wisely slowed when numerous new vehicles were visible upside down in the ditch.
Thats Thatcher looking like the abonimal snow dog and the top tree swallow at the feeder outside the closed/screened kitchen window.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Mouse Racing

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Deck Shot

I am loving these long lingering sunsets. And they are just getting longer every night. The view from here is incredible. If I didn't have to get supplies or a job I'd never leave the driveway.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Home on the Lake

Got everything moved out of my room in Anchorage. Stopped by my storage unit and picked up my desktop. Low and behold there is a desk in my new room with a slide out keyboard tray. Cleaned my bathroom and made my bed. Thats Jefferson jumping on it. He's the small dog. Thatcher is bigger with the same coloring. Yes, she's named after Margaret and Jefferson after Thomas. Jefferson took to me right away. Thatcher is acting like her namesake. Its going to take a bit for her to warm up to me. Starting to feel at home and getting settled in. Overcast day with snow flurries and the wind is blowing off the lake. Nice and toasty inside though. I think I'm really gonna like my new digs.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Moving Again

Found a real cool place to live on a lake in Wasilla. Good deal, too. Free rent! Well, I have to keep the place clean, housesit and take care of the dogs when the owners away. I have the whole downstairs otherwise. Right on Lake Lucille!

The place has a hot tub, sauna and a greenhouse. Found it on Craigslist. Went through extensive interviews this past week and landed it tonight. Now I'll be looking for a real job in Wasilla.
Can't you see my paddleboat docked there this summer?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Alaska Buffalo Rib-eye Steak

Far left.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Up on the Roof

Of the JC Penny parking garage this afternoon.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Chevy Circle

This guy puts on a good show.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valley of the Horses

Drove out to the Matanuska Valley today for a job interview. With the nice 31 degree weather I saw lots of horseback riders. These two girls were more than happy to have their picture taken. They told me the breed and not beingBold a horsewoman all I can remember is part appaloosa and part ? Both were different part. The horses were perfect sizes for these young riders. Not too much bigger than them.

The Valley of the Horses is my favorite book from Jean Auel's THE EARTH'S CHILDREN SERIES.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Best Buns In Anchorage

Hamburger buns that is. Made fresh daily at the Long Branch Saloon. I remember the long running commercials that bragged about the best buns in town. And they were not kidding. Light and airy they hold up to the cheeseburger well. Which was, by far, the best cheeseburger I've ate in Anchorage, so far.

After I ordered mine with fries the customer next to me ordered theirs with a salad. Even though the hand cut fries were crisp and hot the salad looked and smelled good with fresh sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. Next time I'm ordering a salad with mine and there will be a next time.

The Long Branch Saloon sits just off of Abbott Road. Next time your on that side of town and hungry stop in. The cheeseburger, glass of Alaskan Amber and a generous tip came to $20.00.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Waiting to be sprung

Over halfway through February. Might be the shortest month of the year but in Alaska its the longest.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

This is the beautiful bouquet my valentine sent to me.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Over my head

Bingo Gut Bomb

South Side Bingo hall houses Geno & Sal's New York Grill. I opted for the $9.50 Rico's burger tonight while playing the late night session.
I'll swim it off tomorrow.

Here's a recent ADN story:

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Snow Slide

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Earthquake Park getting dark

Beautiful sunset in the Anchorage bowl tonight. Took the short drive to Earthquake Park to enjoy the view, take pictures and see if my laptop and cell phone worked out there. While watching the sun go down I played scrabble, listened to Radio Paradise and got to talk to my best friend on the horn at the same time. Sunset at 5:30 and didn't linger on too long after that.

Slap Ya Mama

This stuff puts a soft blend of blow your socks off to just about anything.

Try it! I did and it didn't hurt.

Slap Your Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Carmex Anyone?

A story ran today in the Fairbanks News-Miner (Palin rails against 'anonymous, pathetic bloggers') where Governor Palin says she's addicted to Carmex.

She's a real Alaskan and so am I. My name is FishTaxi and I'm addicted to Carmex. I'm old school and prefer the pot. In its original pure state.

The Industry of Addiction: Carmex

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

No Two Snowflakes are exactly alike

The above comics are from ..
For more laughs go to Garfield minus Garfield.

Monday, February 02, 2009

My daughter, the comic:)

Photo by Johnny Wagner

Victoria Kitts performs her stand-up comedy routine during the 9th Annual Fairbanks Funny Festival on Saturday evening, January 31, 2009, at The Blue Loon.

I am so proud of you Tory!! Love, mom

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Fish For Sale

Sockeye. From somewhere in Alaska.