Saturday, October 31, 2009

Toy Weapon

"Drive it like you stole it" below the back windshield. Wasilla garners a whole new catagory for cool cars, trucks and all the gear. Snapped this pic at the stoplight on the Parks Hwy & Main Street. To the right crosses the Alaska Railroad tracks onto Knik-Goose Bay Road. I will have to venture out that way sometime. Come along for the ride.

Friday, October 30, 2009

My new ride

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hairs Up in a Bun

Whipping winds causing one foot plus waves on Wasilla Lake. No wonder buns are so popular around here. Constant winds off the Matanuska Glacier whirling around. Whats a girl to do?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finger Lake

Finger Lake is off of Bogard Road in Wassila. Stopped by there today on my way back from a job to reminess the time years ago I fell into Finger Lake. It was early spring and there was still ice floating around. I was on a little blow up raft that had a big leak and there was water on the bottom so I sat on the edge to not get my butt wet. I was tied off to some friends in a canoe and we were heading to the island in the middle of the lake to bbq. A little wave and a little wind tipped me over backwards into the cold lake. Luckily, a friend in the canoe, held the raft upright when I came shooting up out of the water and I knew how to swim to shore. So much for not getting my butt wet at Finger Lake.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Winter Wheat & Acorn Squash

I made Acorn Squash tonight the way my mom likes to make it. Baked with sausage in the middle. A good meal in itself.

My roommate's son made himself a Dagwood sandwich instead. If you haven't tried Oroweats Winter Wheat bread it is really good. Small sized loaf so the "soon to be a Marine" made his a triple decker. With Wasabi Horseradish. He's tough.

Monday, October 26, 2009


My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
The way he described it
He said Id be better off dead than alive
I didnt listen to his jive
I knew all along
That he was all wrong
And I knew that he thought
I was crazy but Im not
Oh no
My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
He said Id need treatment
But Im not that easily led
He said I was the type
That was most inclined
When out of his sight
To be out of my mind
And he thought I was nuts
No more ifs or ands or buts
They say as a child
I appeared a little bit wild
With all my crazy ideas
But I knew what was happening
I knew I was a genius...
Whats so strange when you know
That youre a wizard at three
I knew that this was meant to be
Now I heard little children
Were supposed to sleep tight
Thats why I got drank a fifth of vodka one night
My parents got frantic
Didnt know what to do
But I saw some crazy scenes
Before I came to
Now do you think I was crazy
I may have been only three
But I was swinging
They all laugh at angry young men
They all laugh at edison
And also at einstein
So why should I feel sorry
If they just couldnt understand
The idiomatic logic
That went on in my head
I had a brain
It was insane
Oh they used to laugh at me
When I refused to ride
On all those double decker buses
All because there was no driver on the top
My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
But I said dear doctor
I think that its you instead
Because I have got a thing
Thats unique and new
To prove it
Ill have
The last laugh on you
cause instead of one head...
I got two
And you know two heads are better than one.
~Joni Mitchell "Twisted"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Early Jack O' Lanterns

These nice folks allowed me to take this picture. They carved these pumpkins around the first of October. After the warm fall we had the poor Jack O' Lanterns went droopy fast.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Man on Morgan

This Wasilla cowboy can roll his cigarette with one hand while riding a horse.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Goodbye Beer Stein

Going to miss you. Hope I can find as nice of stein as you were. Five years was long enough I guess. Once you started leaking you had to go.

Captain Tanner and my beer stein in its better days. Here is a close up at Sunrise at Lake Louise .
RIP beer stein.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Carter Park

On Lake Lucille today.
Nice weather for the mallards to stop and enjoy the sunshine on their way south.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Patrick Dean & Janssen Barnes

Scammed me good. The studio apartment I rented from them turned out to be the apartment they were renting and were behind on their rent. Patrick Dean took my first months rent and deposit, gave me the key and skipped out. Janssen Barnes stood by meekly while her con artist boyfriend took on the persona of the actual owner. Who was out of town helping a friend put on a roof. I realized I'd been scammed a couple hours after I'd cleaned the place and was moving in when my first visitor arrived. Another gal ready to move in. Turns out Patrick Dean and Janssen Barnes scammed 2 other people besides me and the owner.
Just putting this out there so nobody else gets scammed by these two scumbags.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sud Ball

I've heard about these things. Rumor has it they fall out of the sky from over flying jet waste.
Not too far from this "sud ball " was a rose hip almost ready to seed.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Clean Clean Clean!

Swim Swim Swim! Jumped into the Wasilla pool today and the Pool Rules!!!
I am not available for work during lap swim time. So to do that and still make a living I'm cleaning houses.
"Have Bucket Will Travel"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Alaska Potpourri

Alaska Skies

Fall colors

Reader submitted photos to the Anchorage Daily News

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On a Clear Day

Wasilla Lake today makes a good new logo photo. Fate has it's way once again and I'm now living in the semi-big city of Wasilla.

The boy is looking to net small fish that hang around the edge of the Lake.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Great One

Denali today, the tallest mountain on the north american continent.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Willow Bound

The cards are in my favor once again. Found a cute little studio in Willow and getting the hell out of Angerscreech. Like I said when I left Seattle 30 years ago "the city will always be here".

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Fish Passage

Fish Creek on Big Lake

The grass is still green in Alaska. Savoring every last color on the landscape.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Alaska Bodybuilding

Amy Vinson. Congratulations on all your hard work! Soldotna lifters reign

Photos: Bodybuilding contest

Alaska Bodybuilding Fitness and Figure hosted the 21st Annual Anchorage Pro-Am Natural Championships, Oct. 3.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Creative Alaskan Cooks

Fresh Halibut with Spaghetti. Don't knock it til you try it.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Backyard Wildlife

Nobody was listening to me. The young big bull moose or Cooper the barking lab.

Equestrian Moose

Thursday, October 01, 2009

October Moon

Beautiful warm fall day. Perfect night for a barbeque. Found these ribs on sale at Fred Meyers.

Coleslaw and beans on the side. Looks like they pair ribs up with french frys in St. Louis. They were good ribs and cheap!