Friday, December 7, 2012

The Coldest December

It's below zero again today, so I can't wait any longer -- I have to post something and forget about the comfort zone. It's true that I keep a space heater by my desk in addition to a fairly comfortable condo. My big mistake is going outside in all of this, and when you drive south in Anchorage, the sun hits you in the face. I've had to pull over several times just because you can't see the road. So far I've been lucky and no mishaps, but I avoid going out midday. Of course you're aware that our days are still getting shorter, and it's dark by 4 pm, which does affect your mood around here.

Cold or not, activities still abound, and being the Christmas season, there are more parties than ever in Anchorage. Shopping is still the big thing, altho' I read that more people are shopping online these days - it doesn't seem like it in the crowded downtown stores and malls.

My circle of activity was recently expanded and I find that Anchorage now had 2 Olive Gardens, a Coach store and Target. Now, I'm waiting for a Famous Dave's, or is that just a local one in Wisconsin. They advertise The Red Lobster and Macy's on TV, but that's in the future somewhere. But Anchorage is surely different from the Anchorage I first saw when we arrived in 1966. Kind of sad, really, as we don't see women wearing fur parkas, nor any totem poles around, and the parking meters downtown take credit card. We've just been absorbed by progress. I remember getting TV shows a week late, and reading scores in the paper before the games were shown. Now we have so many sports bars, but none as big as The Peanut Farm, which is too big to even explain -- it's huge, and I went there recently for a reunion of my college and it was so mobbed, I felt pretty small in the crowd.

Well, I'm off to an annual party by the visitors and convention bureau, which is now called "Visit Anchorage" -- why would they change the name. . .. perhaps, to spend a few bucks. Thanks to the oil companies, we are in much better financial position that the feds, so I'm in favor of secession, but I won't go into politics here. I promise . . .

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

" wemo T737 Tv Mobile Phone With Gprs" By: candyrollmid | May 17th 2012 - In day to day life we are seeing many Mobile[url=http://www.authenticnikeJetsjerseys.com]Darrelle Revis Jersey[/url]
Watch and Camera but[url=http://www.nikeSteelersnflstore.com]Chris Rainey Jersey[/url]
this is the single object which we all are departing to spot from now However[url=http://www.russellwilsonjersey.net]Russell Wilson Pink Jersey[/url]
as these jerseys are made of high quality fabrics and the manufacturers make many changes in their graphics and designs to attract numerous sports lovers to buy[url=http://www.officialnikeJaguarsshop.com]Blaine Gabbert Jersey[/url]
these real jerseys an just be too costly to be considered bought by an average football fan Hence you have to be very careful when looking for shops and sellers that has jerseys available
Some sites offer free shipping for orders higher than a certain quantity while others might charge you extra for shipping The N95 is the flagship of Nokia's portable portfolio[url=http://www.authenticnikeTitansjerseys.com]Kenny Britt Jersey[/url]
loaded to the brim with enough features to rival that of a modern media laptop Here are some basic principles for a great catch low

Anonymous said...

ï»?The day where NHL team scouts have the chance to prove that the years of studying[url=http://www.KevinWalterJersey.com]Kevin Walter Jersey[/url]
watching hours of hockey and breaking down individual skills of a teenager was all worth it New York Giants - Took control of the NFC East[url=http://www.BarrySandersJersey.com]www.BarrySandersJersey.com[/url]
but Eli Manning is looking like an elite QB which makes this team very[url=http://www.JoeMontanaJersey.com]Joe Montana 49ers Jersey[/url]
very dangerous While small[url=http://www.BarrySandersJersey.com]Barry Sanders Jersey[/url]
independent stockists may appear to be brilliant on your screen[url=http://www.JasonPierrePaulJersey.net]www.JasonPierrePaulJersey.net[/url]
they may not actually sell what they advertise[url=http://www.CharlesTillmanJersey.net]Charles Tillman Jersey[/url]
and you can end up with something you didn't order that could potentially provide health risks" CARE Series formula contains organic active ingredients[url=http://www.CamNewtonJerseynike.com]Cam Newton Jersey[/url]
no chemicals containing silicon oil[url=http://www.BarrySandersJersey.com]Barry Sanders Jersey[/url]
chemical preservatives[url=http://www.KevinWalterJersey.com]Kevin Walter Authentic Jersey[/url]
and carcinogenic substances parabens
ï»?And there needed to be a way link it to other related data and to the knowledge about the data so that this data had broader meaning[url=http://www.ArianFosterJerseys.net]Arian Foster Womens Jersey[/url]
context[url=http://www.BrianUrlacherJersey.net]Brian Urlacher Womens Jersey[/url]
and validity Sideshow Bob’s page is also about the same length of the page for Thurgood Marshall[url=http://www.HowieLongJersey.com]www.HowieLongJersey.com[/url]
the first African-American Justice appointed to the Supreme Court of the United StatesIf you wish to gain muscles in a smarter and faster way then there is a small piece of secret for you Louis by the minimum margin

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.freewebs.com/atorvastatin]buy lipitor less
[/url]buy lipitor 10mg
atorvastatin lipitor
lipitor alternative
atorvastatin liver function tests
buy lipitor new york

Anonymous said...

[url=http://casodex-bicalutamide.webs.com/]Lanbica
[/url] Bicalupel
Calutami
kaufen Casodex