November 30, 2010

Happy Monday. -23 downtown, so the cold has finally hit. -10 here at the citadel. Yokely gnus is unspectacular. We watched some videos over the sort of long weekend, including a retrospective on the Ed Sullivan show, with clips of famous acts that most of America first saw on a Sunday evening in the 50s […]

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November 26, 2010

Happy Friday. Bleak Friday. The day after eating too much. We baked an organic turkey. When it was done, it started emitting organ tones. I think it was fully Bached. The estuffing was estupendous, ze potato was esplendid, and you can’t get more American TG than sliced cranberry jelly. That left room for pumpkin. We […]

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November 24, 2010

Good Wed. More of the same weather here. +33 with occasional light rain, which makes the ice slick. Water keeps dripping off the roof and there is lots of ice on the ground. I got out my shoe gripper devices and they work pretty well. Everything is closed today as it was yesterday. A long […]

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November 23, 2010

Happy Tues. Still very icy here. It sprinkled all night and the ice on the roads has thickened in places to an inch, with water pooling on top. AST advises stay put if you do not absolutely have to be someplace. UAF and the FNSB are closed today, as are all SOA and borough offices. […]

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Slippery Mon

November 22, 2010

We are having the worst day of icy roads in memory here. Dozens of cars off the roads, sometimes several at the same spot. I passed about 10 cars off the road on my way into town and heard about people seeing as many as 8 in one place on the Richardson Highway between Fairbanks […]

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November 19, 2010

Word of the Day for Friday, November 19, 2010 from hallow \HAL-oh\, verb: 1. To make holy; sanctify; consecrate. interjection: 1. Hallo. verb: 1. To shout or chase with cries of “hallo!” No moral quality, no association of purity, truth, modesty, self-denial, or family love, comes in to hallow the atmosphere about them, and […]

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Wodin’s Day

November 17, 2010

Wodin’s Day wonce more. It is cooler here at -7 degree-os. Beautiful sunrise in the south over the Alaska Range. Yokelly, the venerable Volvo is in the shoppe today. Why can’t cars just run all the time without developing problems? (he whined). I have scooped 3/4 of the snow off the driveway and may get […]

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Jest Jesting

November 16, 2010

Word of the Day for Tuesday, November 16, 2010, from gest \JEST\, noun: 1. A notable deed or exploit. 2. Archaic: A metrical romance or history. Not every gest is social: there is nothing social in the movements a man makes in order to brush off a fly; but if this same man, poorly […]

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November 16, 2010

Good Tues. Pleasant day has done dawned here. +4 degrees at the citadel. Yokelly quite a lot is going on that is not worth remarking on. Maybe later. Local pneus is still about the election we had quite some time ago. The charges being hurled in the online comments suggest irrational seething anger. Too many […]

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November 15, 2010

Happy Mon. +13 and some fresh snow. Yokelly, Nellie Belle, our Personal Computer, passed away. Must replace. I wonder if Artoodeetoo is available? We watched a pretty good flick, Washington Square, with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, and Ben Chaplin. New York City in the 1840s or so, based on the Henry James […]

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