Sunday, December 25, 2005

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Anno Nuevo!

Gosh I hope I spelled that right :). We are in the San Juan Airport after our cruise to the Carribean, and I've found a FREE wifi connection! Everyone is in a good mood -- the employees all have instruments and have been playing music for us. Unfortunately, it's always the same song, so it will be a long two hours.

Anyways, happy new year and merry Christmas to everyone!

Monday, December 12, 2005


Finally it looks like our warm weather has broken, and we actually have snow in ANC today! Hopefully, this means that we can go ski before leaving for our Carribean holidays!

Penguin Blogging!

If you love penguins and don't have a sense of humor, don't click here...

Friday, December 09, 2005

Narnia and other News

Blogs4God is collecting reviews of the Narnia film for your perusal. I never read the books or watched the film, but I have gotten into C.S. Lewis through the power of If you are planning on going to the movie, these might be good to read.

In other news...Frank and I did two awesome things yesterday!

1) We went to the VIP restaurant, which is Korean. It was well-decorated (Frank and I both are partial to Korean asthetic), and well-attended. Frank got bulgogi, which is a spicy barbeque meat, and I got bebimbap, which is a mix of rice, vegetables, seaweed, and a big egg on the top, all in a stone pot. To top off the meal, we got an assortment of little dishes of things like seaweed, kimchee and tofu, each of which were a bit different and super tasty. The tea also was suprisingly "ricey" and good. If you get a chance to go there or to any Korean restaurant, I suggest you go, because it is a lot of fun!
2) We bought Delicato's Bota wine box. Boy has the world of boxed wine come a long way from Franzia! It's a great idea -- you can get a box of wine, which is like four bottles, and it comes in a box. When you would like a glass of wine -- you can actually go get it without having to worry about ruining an entire bottle of wine with light and oxidation. Supposedly it keeps up to a month without changing into icky vinegar wine. I suspect it's good for the environment and also it's good for your wallet (you don't have to pay for the extra glass/packaging).

The question of the day is, why is the band Dokken still around, and why are they playing in Anchorage this weekend?

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Marathon Race Report

My super-belated Marathon race report is up!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

It's a beautiful day!

Today, the strangest thing happened. I was sitting in my office around noon, and I saw a light. A big bright one. Suddenly I realized I was seeing the sun actually shining! At the same time, it was snowing, and Bohemian Wax Wings were flying around our house again:

Anyways, I had a wonderful 20 minutes or so of hobbling around and taking pictures before the sun disappeared behind the clouds.

I'm hoping that tomorrow I will be able to manage some semblance of normal walking, so that I can at least shuffle in the snow and pretend to be skiing. Today, I walked up the stairs, with pain, without having to hold onto the handrails :)

EDITED TO ADD...the name of the birds. Thanks Dave!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Mission Accomplished!

I finished! Dad did too! I am very sore and miserable at the moment, it truly sucks to be me today, as I am reduced to a "monster mash" sort of herky-jerky walk if I want to get out of this chair. And that's not mentioning stairs...

Thursday, December 01, 2005

When squirrels attack...

Squirrels kill a dog in Russia!

Yeah, and we got frogs

Central Middle School kids dissect a baby beluga whale. Can you imagine how much cooler it is than the frog?

Running in AK: Three more days to go...

Agh! Just a few more days to go until the Marathon!