Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tree of "Commentry"

I was looking through a news article and came across this, it wasn't just the tree but a part of the article touched me most.
It was about a man who lost his wife in 2004. He had wrote a quote from his wife Zoe Kreizenbeck: "Dance like no one's watching, sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, live each day as if there's no tomorrow."
This is truly a way to live life.
I don't know these people yet that quote makes me wish I would have.

Chow for Now

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Fever Returns

Well the 36th Iditarod is over and also Fur Rondy. With the end of these winter fun events is a sure sign of spring and that leaves Alaskans with the fever.
A fever that can't be explained, grabbing you and causing you to arrive at certain spots at 4am. Oddly enough you can barley get out of bed at 6am for work, yet this fever has remarkable powers and well actually it can be easily explained just misunderstood. FISHING FEVER!
That's it, fishing fever.
In Alaska the need to fish seems to catch all ages and genders. A fish on the line is a feeling of a certain power to achieve what you set out for, and show everyone that you caught a fish, cause you know if you don't your buddies won't let you down.

Chow for Now

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Pay to be Poor

It would seem that in a state that has oil rich land we would not have to pay such outrages gas prices, or have to ask other countries to help out.
Here we pump the oil out and have to send some out to get refined and then have to bring it back up to Alaska to sell it as fuel. Go figure, click here to find out more.

It really is hard to save money when the government can't see what the big oil companies have done to make big money for themselves and laugh at the US citizens, knowing that they can help out America and themselves and still come out on top.
Big oil companies will tell you that the money they make pays for the research or maybe to explore new areas for resources. Sure... if you say so.
Well now it looks like they will have to pay for it all if the federal government has there way and says no more tax breaks.

I say stick it to them and let them feel how it is to have to pay to be poor.

Chow for Now

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Last Great Race

AH... Yes.... The Last Great Race. The Iditarod.

Where man and dog both from all parts of the world challenge "Mother Nature" in a 1100 mile race across frozen wilderness.

Now some are still not happy, calling them "Dog Killer's", but for others it's a way to remember the ones who had to travel this harsh and unforgiving land in the 20's who brought food and medicine to the villages. Click here to find out more.
There was a Iditarod banquet, where the mushers pick there positions from a old boot and get to see the truck they have a chance to win.

Chow for Now

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lets Rondy

Hello -
Well it's Fur Rondy time again. This is an event for the people to get out and have some serious fun. With snow sculptures to dog sled racing. There is sure to be something for any age.
If you want to check the history out on this event click here it tells the whole story.

We have a great hockey team called The Alaska Aces. They brought home the Kelly Cup in the 05-06 season. With a new coach these guys are still working out a few kinks.
There is two new arena football team that just got started, There called the Alaska Wild, who started in 2007 and The Fairbanks Grizzlies who get started this year. It's still to new to say if this will take off. I hope it sticks around.

Chow for Now

Monday, February 25, 2008

First Blog

Hello to All -
This is a new blog about Alaska and the different types of wild and crazy things.
Alaska is not just snow and ice, we have a pretty different yet humble type of people and animals here.
First of all I must give a "High Five" to Bob and Mark and a "AWSOME" job to all the ones involved in this event at Fur Rondy of the first ever "Running of the Reindeer".
It was a blast! We hope to have this next year also.
If you have not seen nor heard of this you can check it out here.
Living in Alaska is great, born and breed here yet HATE the cold. Go figure. It must be the scinic views and the big fish. If you were to visit here you would know what I mean.

Chow for Now