Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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 being 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
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
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
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.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
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.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
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
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Monday, February 02, 2009
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.