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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
8:19 am
[jakflak]
FYI: Ted Stevens plane went down and he's believed to be dead, Former NASA administrator Sean Okeefe was also on board:

http://www.adn.com/2010/08/10/1403280/five-believed-dead-in-crash-of.html
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
8:34 am
[mattwolf]
It's very Alaskan to look at the calendar, see the word July, and start thinking about firewood.
Saturday, July 17th, 2010
7:33 am
[backstabber]
ATTN: people with a .edu email address
Amazon is offering a free 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime (Free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping): http://amzn.to/bSH8jP

This is being marketed towards college students but all you need is a valid .edu email address, so teachers and alumni can benefit from this too!

Now is a time that I wish I was still in college. Oh well, what can you do?
Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
5:17 pm
[tko_ak]
At Freddies


Protest against state government, or unintentionally hilarious juxtaposition?
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
5:49 pm
[tko_ak]
Puppy training
Does anyone know of decent puppy obedience classes offered in Anchorage? I know Petco has some, although I've heard they aren't very good and I'm not sure what they cost. I looked into Aleyeska training, but their website doesn't have many details and it looks like it's $90-95 per 45 minute session. That's...ridiculous.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
12:23 am
[mattwolf]
X-Posted from my journal
I'm always amazed by how surprised people from other places are when they come to Alaska and are treated so nicely. Are people from Outside really so unpleasant that the simple courtesy we present comes to be such a marvel?
Monday, May 17th, 2010
11:22 pm
[sugrc0atdlies]
We've lived in Anchorage for about a year now and now, we're looking back to the lower 48 this summer. Other than a few day trips and weekend trips, we haven't really done too much. So my question to you guys is this: What are some places that you would recommend us definitely seeing or doing before we leave? Must see things that I would be ashamed to say that I lived in Alaska and didn't see or do. Or even places to eat. It can be statewide, it doesn't matter.

:D Thanks in advance!
8:14 am
[isquiesque]
Long term--and hopefully cheap--storage for a car in Anchorage?
I keep a spare car in Anchorage, a tiny four door Sentra. I've been storing it with friends, but need to find a new spot for it.

Unfortunately the hotel I usually like to stay at won't do long term vehicle storage, and the per year quotes I'm getting are pretty much more than the car is worth. Am asking around amongst friends, and will next try coworkers, but in case none of those pan out...

Does anyone here have an innovative idea for long term car storage?

I need to access the car somewhere between six and twelve weeks a year.

Thanks in advance for your ideas!
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
4:40 pm
[paxdanica]
i know someone who wants to stay in a hotel in juneau--but is asking for one with a hot tub. i'm stumped; anyone know of such a place? thanks...
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
2:49 pm
[paxdanica]

hello there,

i'm wondering if anyone has used http://www.1800flyeurope.com/ to book flights to europe, or other destinations. i'm looking for a way to travel from AK without breaking my pocketback in two. thanks!
Saturday, March 6th, 2010
10:55 am
[isquiesque]
Low-key but stimulating pubs in Anchorage?
I signed up for this new service called Aardvark, which was recently acquired by Google. The premise is that sometimes you want a personalized, quality answer over a quick Google search, so you can ask it via vark.com and they'll send it to another human being who claims to have some expertise in that arena. I decided to try them out, and said I could answer questions about Alaska. Today I got this question, which was fun to think about and try to answer but I feel like I didn't really come through for the guy. As such, I'm going to post his question, my reply, and send him the URL to this post so that if some of you have a better recommendation, he can see it in the comments.

My response to 'Where is a low-key but stimulating pub in Anchorage, Alaska?'Collapse )
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
6:11 am
[polarbee]
Alaskan House Bill 322
Usually I'm not terribly political, but there is currently a bill being proposed that would require every vehicle owner to purchase winter tires from a legislature approved list. I personally own studded tires, but the concept of the government mandating this is just appalling.

Posted via mobilebloger

Current Mood: annoyed
Monday, February 8th, 2010
8:42 am
[isquiesque]
Auroras!
From Spaceweather this morning:

BIG SUNSPOT: The sudden emergence of big sunspot 1045 over the weekend has caused a sharp uptick in solar activity. The active region has produced three M-class and almost a dozen C-class solar flares since it appeared on Saturday. The strongest blast, an M6-class eruption on Feb. 7th, may have hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras in the nights ahead as a result of this activity.

Of course, here in my part of southeast we're under a weather advisory and have nothing but days of rain and snow with overcast skies in the forecast... so I thought I'd pass this along so that the rest of you could enjoy it!
Saturday, February 6th, 2010
10:36 pm
[t_alaska]
New Member
Hi, I'm new to the community. I'm in the Tok area. Anyone else live in the Alaska Highway?
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
11:15 am
[mattwolf]
Happy Marmot Day! Be sure to celebrate this very recently enacted holiday by briefly grunting in amusement as you shovel snow!
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
2:59 pm
[polarbee]
Ummmmm
Okaaaay.

Good to know they're on top of this pressing issue, I guess.

Bill to criminalize bestiality advances in Alaska Legislature

I think this is my favorite line: Supporters say the measure, which cleared the Senate State Affairs Committee today, would close an important gap in Alaska law.


Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
12:07 am
[sinstress]
help! :(
Just wondering if anyone knows anything about dryers.
My mother and I are on the verge of losing house/home.
Things are going wrong over and over again and we can't get a break.
Recently the dryer stopped drying with hot air. It just blows cold air.
We cant afford a new dryer, nor a repairman, and neither of us have a way of getting another one in the house.
We are pretty much blondes about stuff like this.
If anyone has an opinion of what may be wrong or can give some advice, it would be well appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

(sorry to mods if this is the wrong place to post something like this, but i'm desperate)

Current Mood: stressed
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
5:33 pm
[sinstress]
Pet help
I had a question for the community.
I'm going on a trip in March for a little over a week.
I'm trying to find a place I can keep my dog that is pretty affordable and that will take good care of him.
He's potty trained and I want him to stay that way. I also don't want him locked in a kennel the entire time.
He's an active dog but needs to be leashed when taken out because he'll just take off.
I'm on a low budget so I'm trying for 15-20 bucks a day if possible.
If you have any suggestions let me know :)


edit: I live in Wasilla (i totally forgot to put that)

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
10:47 am
[mello_tune]
Bellydance Rocks! - Nov 7, 7:00 PM
http://alaskapac.centertix.net/eventperformances.asp?evt=629

"What happens when the glam of rock & roll meets the glitz of bellydance?

Presented by Presented by Earthquakes and Hipshakes.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Wild Berry Theater

Rock out with the finest bellydance artists in Southcentral Alaska in a modern take on acient eastern traditions. Enjoy this energetic, exhilarating romp launching the 2009/2010 winter performance season featuring choreographic debuts by many of the area's most original voices. An all ages show. These annual events never fail to sell out. Get your tickets early for "Earthquakes and Hipshakes" presents "Bellydance Rocks.""

I thought I'd throw up an ad to the show I'm in on Saturday to see if anyone would be interested. :) It's gonna be a great show with a lot of awesome dancers! Definitely something fun and new to do on a Saturday night. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
1:33 am
[palmergalkat]
Howdy from Palmer


So I went to a halloween costume ball at Klondike Mike's out here in the great city of Palmer, and you should see how one chick dressed for Halloween...(you'll never guess who she was trying to be...NOT!!!)  Ok taky yes...but still kinda funny for those of us who love her or hate her here in the valley.
Kudos from Palmer


Current Mood: amused
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