Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday Twitters

I am still dealing with the painfully slow, want-to-rip-my-hair-out-because-of-it Internet. That whole "patience is a virtue thing"? Yeah, I am oooooooooozing virtuous patience...

Oh wait, pretend one of those cute Geek and Poke cartoons is up there...I can't upload/download/whatever them...

My son was helping my dad carry in the groceries when he said, "mom, I don't think I'll be able to eat these...they are baby BAT ribs!"

You know what joy is? I'll tell you; NO SALES TAX!

Until, however, you go to the Saturday Market and pay NINE DOLLARS for two ice cream bars for your kids...then it's like, who the heck cares?

I was flashed a gang sign on the road; I had pulled up too far in my car, and then pulled back a bit for a guy walking across the street. I gave him the, "hi, I see you, sorry!" wave and he shot me some weird gang sign, and I can say that, since I am fairly fluent in sign language, because I did not recognize it, therefore it had to be gang. Then he rubbed his hands all over the car next to me before walking away. Ahahahahaah! Sometimes I forget where I am...

And yeah, I have told my kids several times to STOP STARING AT PEOPLE who are yelling at other people in other cars...it's just not safe anymore.

I am maintaining my tan...in Alaska...that says a lot, seriously...

We went to the Alaska Experience theater, which has a screen that wraps 180 degrees around the amphitheater. Then I read a sign on the wall that said if you have too much "experience" while the movie is on to please dispose of it in the many small garbage containers sitting at the end of each row. That's great to read on the wall, with a room full of people, eating popcorn., and two kids, who get carsick/airsick or start to heave at the word, "vomit". Well the story ends there. We made it through.

Did I mention I am sleeping in my old bedroom, with my two kids, and have done so for a month, and I am actually sleeping, and my neck is totally better? Amazing, eh?

I almost ran over some Russian tourists' dog today in a parking lot. But I made up for it by helping them pay for their parking place. Well, I didn't give them the money, but, maybe I should have...

I think I am allergic to pine trees.

Oh, and there are a lot of flies here, like, I mean, a LOT! I have problems with bugs ya know, and I really don't remember these...or the small black jumping bugs at the park...I also forgot how much the mosquitoes hurt as they jab you and take out a pint of blood. My son, who is allergic to them, has looked like Quasimodo one too many times...

It's 11:30 and perfectly light out. Ummm, P.M.!

I am totally loving seeing my family and friends. And the mountains. And the fresh air. And the water. And my hubby gets here today! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!

Wow, I made it through posting this post! Thanks to w. for helping me out this past week...I shall be back in full force posting/commenting very soon. I miss ya'all, sniff!! Thanks for not leaving me, um, those who haven't...yet...




5 comments:

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Hi Kim,
It's so cool that the sun is still up at 11:30pm! Think of all the outdoor play time!! Glad you are having fun!!

Kearsie said...

Oh how I miss thee Alaska, and the playing at 11:30 and the exhaustion the next day from the playing and the mountains and the cool breezes and the weird guy wanting to jump from the bar roof on 4th Avenue and the cheese enchiladas at that really good Mexican restaurant that I can't remember the name and the Cattle Company that I went to for prom and driving by Dimond High School and biking in Earthquake Park and shopping at Nordstrom's, or actually, just looking at clothes at Nordstrom's because they're so dang expensive and when the price tag says $5.00, handing over $5.00 and forgetting the rest of the world is paying for taxes and Sleeping Beauty Mountain and sitting at the inlet and the occassional Northern Lights this city girl got to see...

The Retired One said...

So glad you are experiencing the good, bad and ugly of Alaska...don't worry, we all will be here when you get back! Take some pictures, we will be waiting to see them!!

ModernMom said...

So I loved everything about this post! No wonder you are maintaining your tan if it is still light out at 11;30 PM!!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you're enjoying your life there - and that your neck feels better. I hate sleeping and it not helping your achy neck at all! Boo.

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