Hello? Anybody home? Is this community inactive now or what? Lets get it goin people!
So it's been a good few years since I touched upon the LJ thing.
Figured this wouldn't be a bad spot to post up that I am returning home to Alaska for X-Mass this year.
I haven't been back home since July 2007. All my time has been spent living in Portland, Oregon since X-Mass 2006.
It'll be nice to come back to the land of ice and snow :D
Hi everyone! We're moving to Anchorage next summer and I have a few questions...
We both currently have Verizon cell phones. Their website claims they have no coverage in Alaska, but other sources say they have cell coverage but no stores... Is that true? Any successful Verizon users? Or do we need to switch carriers?
Also, what bank does everyone use? Google searches have given me a few leads, but personal recommendations are always nice.
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I'm a current Pennsylvanian moving to Anchorage next August with my husband (who is FINALLY graduating with his PhD). We're both really really excited... When my hubs was offered a job, we were given a choice between Anchorage and Houston, TX. Coming from PA, with nice falls and winters, Houston is extremely depressing... So we were super pumped about Alaska!
We've been doing some research, since neither of us have been there yet, but I know you can't really know something until you go! Does anyone have any suggestions for places we need to go or restaurants we need to try? We'll be up some time in the spring for house hunting and want to do as much as we can!
Also, telling people that you're moving to Alaska has been pretty amusing so far... All the outdoorsy, hunters think it sounds really awesome but all the wimpy city people think it sounds awful :P
Anyone know of someone in the Fairbanks area who can plow steepish driveways slightly out of town?
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So, gas is back up to $4 a gallon in Homer. Instead of getting mad about it (which seems a silly thing to do considering how little I can effect the problem) I came up with an idea. What if, instead of taxes, we had the oil guys build us an Alaska-use-only refinery? It seems silly to pay so much for what gets pulled out of our back yards.
I'm not a social beast who roams Alaska's more crowded haunts so I'm not sure how most Alaskan's feel about the more recent political things stirring in the world related to things Sara Palin. I know for some of you the mention of her name may make you cringe and for others it may make you cheer.
Personally, I like her. I don't know her personally but outside of politics she seems fairly likable although her nasal pronunciation of Alaska which is uttered every 2 minutes can grate on my nerves. I liked her show that was on recently and thought it probably does a good job of showing some of the real parts of Alaska outside of ice roads and dangerous catches. Do I think she's presidential material? No.
Honestly, I don't see anyone in the political arena being a good president except perhaps Ron Paul. As with Paul, I don't think he would be effective since he is more neutral and not so party motivated.
So, what do you feel about Sara Palin? Also, what do you think about the upcoming presidential candidates (even though most haven't thrown their hats in)?