Mon

February 28, 2011

Happy Mon. Nice day here. Cool at -27. The temps have been fairly mild for this time of year. Yokelly, we watched a great BBC production about Queen Victoria and her German-born husband Prince Albert called “Victoria and Albert.“ It runs about 3 hours and is very absorbing. From 2001, I believe. The acting is […]

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Fri

February 25, 2011

Good Fri. Sort of clear hear and warmer at 32 degrees. We got another couple of inches of the white powdery stuff. Skiers must be very pleased with the new snow of the past several days. Yokelly, we watched The Social Network last evening. We are probably the last on the block to have done […]

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Wednesday

February 23, 2011

Happy Wed. -22 here and not particularly clear. Piles of snow everywhere. Over the weekend we watched a couple of movies. One was “The Cove,” about the slaughter of dolphins in Taijiki, Japan. The filmmakers assembled a team of activists with diverse skills, including a couple of free divers, to sneak into the killing cove […]

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Tuesday

February 22, 2011

Happy Tues. Not Tue much going on here. We got a major snow dump over Sunday night that had me scooping and shoveling for a couple of hours. The neighbor came over later and ran his Bobcat to even things out, clear a few areas I was saving for later, and make me wonder why […]

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Friday

February 18, 2011

Good Friday. Grayish here with snow falling. Temp is -9 at the airport. Yokel gnus is gnothing much. I watched most of “Kate Rusby Live at Leeds” last evening, one of my favorite music videos. It’s a great concert, well filmed, with superb musicianship by the band featuring Irish flute, fiddle, accordion, guitar, and bass, […]

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Wed

February 16, 2011

Good Wed. -34 at the airport. It was -40 in some parts of town yesterday. Temps are supposed to come up later today or tomorrow. Local news is we had a bank robbery Monday and they caught him Tuesday in a cab he rode in to Delta Junction. Interesting choice of getaway car. Who takes […]

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Friday

February 11, 2011

Happy Friday!!! Everybody down for 20 pushups. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 . . .     -5 degrees here. Yokelly, we helped put on a public showing of an Alaska documentary film, About Face, at Pioneer Park last evening. Pam arranged the showing for her monthly NASW meeting, and the News-Miner’s Dermot Cole publicized the event. About 100 […]

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Wed

February 9, 2011

Good weddance. Temp is up a bit today at +11. Yokel news is nothing much. I had a long conversation with TracFone about their spelling proficiency and also their failure to put minutes on a phone after being paid to do so. They talked to me from Belize. We got it straightened out after about […]

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Monday

February 7, 2011

Good Mon. Nice day here. -22 at the airport, which will please the mushers, who were worried about not enough cold to keep the dogs healthy and the creeks frozen. Yokelly, L and I watched the Superb Owl. It was a hoot. My apologies to Packers fans, though. I rooted for them because I liked […]

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Fri

February 4, 2011

Good Fri. +6 here after a little bit of snow fell yesterday afternoon, lining the tree branches with fluffy white stuff. The birds have been active the past few days. The redpolls arrived (they never went anywhere, but they seem to hang out in the forest the first half of the winter and then descend […]

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