glacier_kitty: (kitty - yarn)
Hi from New Mexico! On Monday we drove was finally a beautiful day, yay! Ryan was all stressing out and saying how he had to ~talk to people~ if he went and irritating, ugh. He's not the best person to travel with, but he has ended up having a great time so far I think (shh don't tell him though ;)). On the way we stopped at the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest..such beautiful and interesting places! We just continued on to Santa Fe after was so nice seeing everyone again!! The last time I saw my cousin Joelle (almost 10 years ago) she was like one or two years old and now she's 13! She said she didn't remember me, but that's alright, she was too young lol (Jessalyn said she remembered me though). Cindy and Dean made margaritas and Gina was like "I am SO happy you can drink with us now, I've been waiting years for this!" I felt the same way haha, it was nice lol. We had dinner and talked and I think just went to bed (it's been a busy few days, it's hard to remember everything haha)

Tuesday was a beautiful day, so we went hiking at Tent Rocks, which is a slot canyon with formations from volcanic eruptions. It was my first time in a slot canyon, and it was AWESOME. It was so cool!! I'll describe it more with my pics (easier lol). Very unique! After that we hung out at the house and then went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant that (except for the chips) wasn't very good at, we're in New Mexico! Mexican food in *Fairbanks* is better than the food at that restaurant! Ew. After that we looked at the Christmas lights downtown (pretty!) and went home and did our White Elephant (we also called it Dirty Santa haha) gift exchange. Funnn..there's been LOTS of laughing these past few days lol. I stole this glowstick thingy, a tiara and chocolate covered cherries from mom ("CHERRY!!" *hugs it*). Gina called me Queen Cherry haha (yep, everyone knows all about Cherry now LOL). After that we decorated gingerbread cookies and went to bed (so tired!! Having fun is exhausting :P)

yesterday, and pics under here! )

And here's me reciting (from memory!) the last passage (one of the best) of The Worst Journey in the World! I hope I don't look dumb, but I think it's pretty good myself ;)
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard)

Just me reciting a great passage from The Worst Journey in the World lol (what I decide to do at midnight..haha). Filming yourself is hard, I always feel dumb lol. I'm suuuuper uncomfortable watching/listening to myself, so you'll have to tell me if it turned out alright. :P I'll type the passage here too!

A hard night: clear, with a blue sky so deep that it looks black: the stars are steel points: the glaciers burnished silver. The snow rings and thuds to your footfall. The ice is cracking to the falling temperature and the tide crack groans as the water rises. And over all, wave upon wave, fold upon fold, there hangs the curtain of the aurora. As you watch, it fades away, and then quite suddenly a great beam flashes up and rushes to the zenith, an arch of palest green and orange, a tail of flaming gold. Again it falls, fading away into great searchlight beams which rise behind the smoking crater of Mount Erebus. And again the spiritual veil is drawn...

Beautiful. *swoons* Like I said in the video: "Cherry is awesome!" hehe (he was such a great writer!)

Day 20-Handwrite a letter to somebody )

Today's trivia: Vultures have stomach acid so corrosive, they can digest even anthrax
glacier_kitty: (arctica)
I finished Frozen in Time, so I'm going to share some passages from the book I found funny/interesting lol

Greenland makes no sense. First there's the name, which as most schoolchildren know should be Iceland, but that was already taken. Almost nothing green grows in Greenland, where more than eighty percent of the land is buried under deep ice...Greenland's colorful name is blamed on a colorful Viking called Erik the Red. Erik went to sea when he was exiled from nearby Iceland in the year 982, after he killed two men in a neighborhood dispute. In addition to being an explorer, a fugitive killer, and a lousy neighbor, Erik was the world's first real estate shrill. He christened his discovery Greenland in the belief that a "good name" would encourage his countrymen to settle there with him

In a world where size generally matters, Greenland's doesn't. The island is globally overlooked despite being enormous: more than sixteen hundred miles from north to south, and eight hundred miles at its widest point. Greenland could swallow Texas and California and still have room for a dessert of New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, and all of New England...Yet Greenland is the world's loneliest place. With fifty-eight thousand residents, it has the lowest population density of any country or dependent territory. Only Antarctica, with no permanent residents, makes Greenland seen crowded. If Manhattan had the same population density of Greenland, its population would be two

more )
glacier_kitty: (christmas tree)
1. You know those delicatessens that name sandwiches after famous people? What would be the ingredients of the sandwich named after you? Uhhh..turkey, onions and cheese??
2. What’s your favorite part of staying in a hotel? The novelty of being on vacation, etc
3. What was the last book you read, and how was it? Frozen in Time, about WW2 airplanes that crashed in Greenland. One group survived and were stuck on the ice for like 3 months!! The people trying to rescue them crashed and died, and a guy led a modern expedition to find the plane. It's pretty good!
4. What’s something super-unhealthy you’ve recently eaten? A cupcake
5. What do you do with all those Christmas cards with photos of friends and their kids? I don't really get those, but I would keep them

Today's was work's annual Christmas party..usually we do a White Elephant but this time we did it differently. We sat in chairs across from each other and had to pass the presents in the direction the story Paulette was reading said (like "grandma LEFT the house and went ACROSS the street"). It wasn't really that fun to me, but other people seemed to like it. I definitely prefer White Elephants. We opened the gift we ended up with one by one and got to trade them at the end if you wanted to. I got a really nice green and blue fluffy scarf..the person who brought it told me she made it!! That is SO cool, that makes it extra special :D

oh yeah, and worst journey in the world #4 LOL )
glacier_kitty: (northern lights 5)
I didn't post the update last week since I didn't catch anyone new, but this week I did!

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I can't believe this Pokemon's name is Lickitung haha! (Grr, Photobucket won't let me resize the has been annoying lately..)

bold = new )

Another copy of The Worst Journey in the World was donated to the bookstore! Now I have four coworkers probably think I'm insane :P

Day 18-Handwrite a few words that sum you up )

Today's trivia: The longest sneezing fit ever recorded is that of Donna Griffiths who started sneezing on 13 January 1981. She sneezed an estimated million times in the first 365 days and achieved her first sneeze-free day on 16 September 16 1983—the 978th day (wow O__O)
glacier_kitty: (bookworm patronus)
The Sea Shall Embrace Them: The Tragic Story of the Steamship Arctic by David W. Shaw (Oct 30-Nov 2)
Farthest North: The Incredible Three-Year Voyage to the Frozen Latitudes of the North by Fridtjof Nansen (Nov 3-13)
The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen by Stephen R. Bown (Nov 14-20)
In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic by Valerian Albanov (Nov 21-22)
A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson (Nov 27-29)

Also, my job is awesome:
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Aw yeahh, I love when books I've been wanting to read come in! Whoever donates books must read my mind, because that has happened a lot haha (another reason I love living in Alaska: books about polar exploration are easy to find!!). Epic win lol

Day 14-Handwrite your LJ crushes )

Today's trivia: Jim Morrison, singer of the The Doors, was the first rock star to be arrested on stage
glacier_kitty: (kitty - winter)
FAIRBANKS — The skies began clearing Monday afternoon over the Interior, and the temperatures began dropping.

In addition, the National Weather Service is predicting several snow storms will move north across the Interior, starting tonight.

Monday’s high temperature at Fairbanks International Airport was 1 below just before 6 a.m. Since then, the temperature steadily dropped to 10 below just before 2 p.m.

According to the Weather Service, lows Monday night were to drop to 25 below zero. The north wind could drop the temperature to 40 below with wind chill in areas.

It’s likely Fairbanks won’t have 30 below weather until early next week, Fischer added.

It’s been more than a year since Fairbanks experienced temperatures colder than 25 degrees below zero.

For reference, the coldest temperature recorded last winter was 29 below, in November 2015. It marked 2015-16 as only the second winter in 109 years that did not see 30-below-zero temperatures. On average, Fairbanks experiences 25 days at or colder than 30 below during each cold season.

Temperatures for the next week are expected to be highly variable, with lows around 25 below to highs in the single digits above zero.

It was weird..yesterday it was 0 and when I woke up today it was suddenly -21! Me and a coworker were also talking about how warm it was last winter (compared to -40, -29 is warm lol). I should probably start wearing my goggles now (so I can cover my face without my glasses icing up), but I feel so ridiculous wearing them lol (maybe pretending to be Cherry trekking through Antarctica would help haha). I guess that's better than worrying about frostbite though :P

Yesterday Becky was like "I have a book for you in my office, it was written by your boyfriend!" haha. I was like "you found The Worst Journey in the World??!" She and Denise were laughing because I kept hugging the book LOL. Now I have three editions of the book, yay! Haha (well, I went one day without mentioning Cherry at least :P)

Day 13-Handwrite the first 10 things that pop into your head )

Today's trivia: The Toltecs, 7th century native Mexicans, used wooden swords in battle so they didn't kill their enemy
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard 3)
Usually I'm relieved when Election Day is here (I get tired of all the political ads and stuff), but I am actually genuinely scared right now. I can't believe Trump is actually winning so far. D: I proudly voted for Cherry LOL, I couldn't help myself. :P After voting I had time to kill before work so I went to this shop nearby that sells old books and spent waaay too much money on books about Robert Falcon Scott/Antarctica (good thing I was walking and had to go to work, otherwise I might have bought the whole shelf haha). One of the books had an introduction by Cherry!! ("*GASP*" *tries not to fall off ladder* LOL) I definitely couldn't pass THAT up..another was one of Ponting's photos, I couldn't pass that up either lol. I asked the guy who works there if he was familiar with The Worst Journey in the World (I'll buy any edition I can find that's not $3000 like the first edition of that book haha), and he was like "I think you got the title wrong, it sounds familiar though." LOL no, that is definitely the title of the book. Then he invited me to the basement..he said he has over 1000 books down there! Unfortunately (or fortunately? Heh) I had to go to work, but it would be cool to look at the books down there (he's invited me down there of these days lol). Me and my coworkers were talking about Cherry today, and they said we'd be a great match for each other too..siiigh :P

Day 8-Handwrite whatever you want with a black pen in capitals )

Today's trivia: The longest continuous sidewalk in the world is along Bay Shore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida. It's 4.5 miles long, and 10 feet wide
glacier_kitty: (glacier - moraines)
Today I went to the eye doctor for my regular checkup (I couldn't read the numbers clearly on the gauge at the Chena Flood Control dam, and mom could just fine..I figured it was time anyway :P). My vision did get a little worse (ughh how can it even get any worse?? Haha), but nothing too crazy. My right eye is a lot worse than my left, it's -7.75 and my left is lol. I picked out new glasses too (they're gonna be blue and brown I think). Guess that's what I'm using my PFD for lol. They should arrive in a couple weeks I think..

I got The South Polar Times today, and it's gorgeous and amazing and OMG I love it. I about fell over when I read there's a mountain (Mt. Cherry-Garrard) and an icefall (Cherry Icefall) in Antarctica named after him!! I'd been wondering if there was anything named after him there, and I'm SO glad there is!! He definitely earned it anyway lol (new item added to bucket list: see Mt. Cherry-Garrard and Cherry Icefall :D)

Day 7: Post a picture of you without make-up if you usually wear make-up, or with make-up if you don’t usually wear it )

Today's trivia: One gallon of water can produce 1 billion snowflakes
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard 3)
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Aw yay! I put it above my bed..but I might have to move it if Abby scratches at it (I told her she can look, but she can't touch it LOL. Other people have posters of Justin Bieber and other random celebrities...I have one of a long-dead Antarctic explorer LOL. Cherry is way cooler anyway :P)

Speaking of Abby..
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Hmm, I think she loves me haha (ooh, I need to post pics of my new bookshelves too!)

So one thing Cherry did in Antarctica was to help write their newspaper, The South Polar Times (that's what he's doing in my poster lol). I wondered if it still existed anywhere, and it does, though in a facsimile (a reprint that looks like the original). Someone was selling three copies for $30,000!!! I found one that was pricey, but reasonable enough that I couldn't resist buying it haha (I was squeeing so hard I literally could not talk when trying to tell mom about the awesome book I found..I just started laughing haha!). This is what it looks like:
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That's gonna be so cool to read!!

The color of your hair )

Today's trivia: The Tanzanian parasitic wasp is the smallest winged insect with a wingspan of 0.2 millimeters. It's smaller than the eye of a housefly
glacier_kitty: (shiny bookstore)
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My dad built me three bookshelves (thanks!!) so I took my books that were on the "to read" shelf in my room before and put them on the floor (one shelf isn't quite ready and the other two have to set or something). I knew I had a lot of books to read, but I didn't realize it was THAT many. O_o When the shelves are ready I'm gonna go through and donate ones I don't need/want anymore (mom said we're gonna have a book shelving party haha). Dad is awesome for doing that, I've needed new bookshelves for a long time lol (he can build ones that are way better than what you can get at the store)

Today's counseling session was so fun lol. Of course I was talking about Cherry and he was like "I bet you have a Cherry picture stash on your computer!" Why, yes I do LOL.."Cherry Picture Stash" sounds so cool haha. He said I need to practice Mountain Meditation again since I've been having trouble sleeping and since the changing of the seasons has a big effect on me. I'm glad I've been seeing my doctors regularly and that they care so much about me..I never want my depression to be as out of control as it was last year!

Favorite animal )

Today's trivia: Singer Loretta Lynn was married at thirteen. She gave birth to her first child when she was 14 years old, and had three more children before she was 21 and was a grandmother at 29
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard)
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I love how crazy Greyboy gets when he's high on catnip :P

And I can't resist this meme since The Worst Journey in the World is the closest to me right now haha (I told mom she HAD to read it, so she took it to her house and I found it on a table next to me lol): Grab the closest book to you and open to a random page, what's the most beautiful quote you can find?

I'm..not sure how out of all the pages I turned to this one, but this is exactly what I was talking about when I talked about how great friends Apsley Cherry-Garrard (*shivers* I love typing his name!!) and his companions were:

'You've got it in the neck, stick it, you've got it in the neck'--it was always running in my head.
And we did stick it. How good the memories of those days are. With jokes about Birdie's picture hat: with songs we remembered off the gramophone: with ready words of sympathy for frost-bitten feet: with generous smiles for poor jests: with suggestions of happy beds to come. We did not forget the Please and Thank You, which means much in such circumstances, and and the little links with decent civilization which we could still keep going. I'll swear there was still a grace about us when we staggered in. And we kept our tempers--even with God

Wow. Great friendship like that is hard to come by! This actually made me super emotional. (Now I'M thinking that weird "stick it" saying, like when I push a cart full of books lol.) Very amazing and inspiring <3

I was reading old surveys from the end of last year and the beginning of this year, and wow I could see how depressed I had become! I can't believe I waited so long to get help!

Name something beautiful )


Aug. 18th, 2016 06:11 pm
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard 3)
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AHH I'M SO HAPPY THIS BOOK EXISTS. I had a feeling it would arrive today lol. Mom was with me when I checked the mail and was wondering why I was acting so weird LOL..I was actually shaking I was so excited haha. Finally mom was like "WTF is wrong with you??" and then I completely fell apart and started giggling and blushing so hard (my cheeks were ~cherry~ red, ha ha) and I showed her the book. I was super embarrassed lol. Whenever I have a crush on someone, mom likes to repeat their name to me, so she was whispering "Cherry! Cherry!" which made me hide my face under a blanket and giggle some more. I think I need help LOL. She came over cause we were gonna look for more bookshelves, but she could see that there was no way I was in that mindset ("you need to get this Cherry thing out first!" LOL). We watched that docudrama was my fourth time watching it haha. I love how Cherry and his companions never got mad at each other and even said "please and thank you" even in those crazy conditions. What great people! *sighs happily* (We're gonna look for the bookshelves tomorrow, maybe I'll be saner. :P) I can't wait to read this book!!

Name something purple )

Today's trivia: World Tourist day is observed on September 27
glacier_kitty: (mountains - flowers)

I have suddenly become absolutely obsessed with Antarctica and Apsley Cherry-Garrard (even his name is awesome!), who was on Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to reach the South Pole (Scott made it, but everyone with him died..Cherry found their bodies later, just 11 miles from a food cache!). His book (The Worst Journey in the World), has had a huge impact on me ever since I read it (and I think reading the novel Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson raised the obsession too. It was weird..all of a sudden at work it hit me full force, and then I was just staring into nothing being like "CHERRY ANTARCTICA YAY" LOL), so I was very excited to find this docudrama. Reading it and being amazed was one thing, actually watching it (even a dramatization) was I can't imagine it being -65 and not being able to light a match, having your clothes freeze solid, getting in sleeping bags that are frozen too, like in this part:'s amazing they even lived through that! Cherry has become one of my heroes

Here, have a pic of him :D:
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SQUEE CHERRY. He's..kinda cute LOL (yeah I have the weirdest obessions :P)

I also think the last paragraph in his book is interesting: "And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore. If you are a brave man you will do nothing: if you are fearful you may do much, for none but cowards have need to prove their bravery. Some will tell you that you are mad, and nearly all will say, 'What is the use?' For we are a nation of shopkeepers, and no shopkeeper will look at research which will not promise him a financial return within a year. And so you will sledge nearly alone, but those with whom you sledge will not be shopkeepers: that is worth a good deal. If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg"

I want to see Scott's hut SO bad..and I read the eggs they carried back are in the Natural History Museum in London..I'VE BEEN THERE! I guess I know where I'm going if I'm ever in London again :P

here's a pic of me squeeing over the book, and then i'll shut up lol )
glacier_kitty: (books)
The Martian by Andy Weir (Sept 2-3)
Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas by Matt Lewis (Sept 3-5)
Murder on Kilimanjaro by Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins (Sept 6-13)
A Cat Named Darwin: Embracing the Bond Between Man and Pet by William Jordan (Sept 13-17)
Plane Insanity: A Flight Attendant's Tales of Sex, Rage, and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet by Elliott Hester (Sept 18-24)
The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8,000 Meter Peaks in Winter by Simone Moro (Sept 24-28)

A Cat Named Darwin is one of the WORST books I have ever read. The guy didn't even like cats at first and said stuff like "cats are dumb and useless beasts and humans are the best things ever." Eventually he found out Darwin had leukemia and he kept getting sicker until he couldn't eat anymore and his stomach was tender and the guy was like "well if he can't eat himself, I'm going to MAKE him eat" and force fed him with a dropper. WTF?? Why even keep him alive at that point? He even adopted another cat, which attacked Darwin..he guy was so angry he wanted to pound the other cat into the ground, but instead sprayed his face with a bottle till it was dripping. Then he decided to leave poor Darwin outside. He kept bragging about how he killed/abused animals in the name of science. Ughhh. When he did finally decide to put Darwin to sleep, he didn't even stay with him in the room. If that was me, I'd be cuddling Abby till the end. I felt so bad for Darwin..he suffered needlessly for months..the guy should never have owned cats. That book made me sad and angry..poor kitty :(

28 Day- A Screenshot of your anti-virus )

Today's trivia: A new skyscraper is built in China every five days
glacier_kitty: (kitty - curious)
So I just finished reading Murder on Mt. McKinley (there were more typos, but nothing like the previous book) and it was interesting reading an Alaska novel from a non-Alaskan author lol. Here are some interesting passages:

"In the distance was the Alaska Range and there was the object of my visit, Mt. McKinley, 130 miles away. I took it all in before picking up my menu and scanning the listings for dinner. No moose. That was a good start." (Whaaat..moose is delicious!! Haha. I don't think you're allowed to serve moose at restaurants anyway..)

"A related group is called the Yupik. They live adjacent to them and also over there in Russia." Only in Alaska is Russia "over there"

I'd selected it because it was reputed to be relatively free of hazards and required no technical climbing. I'd mentioned it to a climbing friend who pointed out that given the general ease of the ascent McKinley was known as "The MidLife Crisis Mountain." (I have never heard it called that before, but I found a site from Google that says it has that nickname lol. I doubt it's THAT easy to climb though..)

And then there was this sentence: "We had breakfast in the dark the next morning." Umm..they were climbing the mountain in July..IT DOESN'T GET DARK HERE IN JULY!! OMG lol. There are other parts in the book that mention darkness too (like "after dark.." Really?!)

And later in the book was THIS sentence: "This time of year at this elevation, over 17,000 feet, the sun disappeared from view but the night never grew entirely dark." Wow, way to contradict yourself. And I think he meant latitude..eesh. These books are interesting but very poorly edited :/

11 Day- A Screenshot of the last thing you wrote on your computer )

Today's trivia: A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth from up to five miles away


Aug. 13th, 2015 03:45 pm
glacier_kitty: (the eiger)
So I'm reading a book called Murder on Elbrus and something WEIRD happened in chapters six and seven..I have NEVER seen that many typos in a book before..I counted FIFTY THREE!! I had to correct them as I read lol. Here are some of the sentences:

"close friends of min, loyal American, would become his guardians"
"Tarja and I are hardly friends," I sai,. aAnd she certainly doesn't listen to me"
"One was a traditional mud bath, while another was a series of therapeutic pools fed by the hot springs streaming from the mountain behind us. Still otherinfeaturing steam baths and massage suites"
"These small, marble buildings formed an irregular semi-circle rimmias an enormous swimming pooh that more closely resembled a lake in size"
"There was r moderator, positioned at a small table with a white coverem"
"I don't think Pyotr and Merab have seen each other in the lasrsdecade"
"I glanced at some of the dishes withoun recognizing any of them and settled on a sort of Russian pancake called blini. Not bad with jam. I finished with a strang-tasting omelet"

I'm confused on how some of those typos were even made (I have no idea what "rimmias" is supposed to be). It kinda seems like a computer flipped out and squished words together or something lol..weird how it was only those two chapters though O_o

7 Day- A Screenshot of your blog )

Today's trivia: The word "time" is the most often used noun in English
glacier_kitty: (books)
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Someone donated this epic cat book last was gonna get thrown away since it's damaged, but there was no way I was gonna let that happen haha. My apartment is a much better place for it ;)

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It has great pictures :D

18. Something on your desktop that makes you happy )

Today's trivia: General Lew Wallace's novel Ben-Hur was the first work of fiction to be blessed by a Pope
glacier_kitty: (night sky 3)
Here are some passages from Charles Finch's books that show one of the reasons I love his books so much:

"What bliss was there to compare to a warm fire, fresh socks, and buttered toast on a cold day!" (A Beautiful Blue Death)

"Their tea was waiting on the table, with several stacks of golden-brown toast, glistening with butter...The tea was wonderful, dark and sweet. He had been hungrier than he realized. He helped himself to another piece of toast, folding it in half and crunching it between his teeth, then following it with a sip of the warm tea" (The rest of these are from The Laws of Murder)

Replaying this conversation in his mind, Lenox looked across at his own wife and smiled. "Jane, if you had to kill me, how would you do it?"
Without opening her eyes, she said, "I'd have elephants stomp you. That's how they do it in India" (This made me literally LOL :P)

"As he waited, Lenox fell gratefully upon a stack of cinnamon toast wedges, piping hot and running with butter. When fully half a dozen of these were gone, he poured himself a cup of the light, fragrant tea, stirred in his milk and sugar, took a long sip, and sat back with a sigh of profound contentment" (*DROOLS* Sentences like that make my mouth water haha)

I was always drawn to how Lenox liked to relax by the fire and eat yummy food and stuff haha (I always wanted to eat the food in Harry Potter too :P). They're well plotted mysteries too that seem to have a twist at the end of every chapter (I really want cinnamon toast now haha)

Day 26: How was your christmas? )

Today's trivia: The oldest person to climb Mt. Everest was 80 year-old Yuichiro Miura of Japan
glacier_kitty: (bookworm patronus)
I just read a book called Blind Descent, and it had some interesting/funny passages I'd like to share. I should do that more often, I read lots of interesting things. :P Here they are:

That night we walked through Kathmandu to get pizza at the Fire and Ice Pizzeria. I took a deep breath of the night air, which was a dense mix of smog, dust, and gasoline. That certainly didn't feel like the right combination to be breathing prior to climbing Everest...

"Don't make eye contact with them, the locals warned us. "The monkeys take it as a challenge." Challenge accepted!...I decided to test the theory by tipping my sunglasses down and winking at one of the monkeys. Before I even had a chance to put away my camera, the monkey was charging straight at me! Fortunately it stopped before I had to defend myself; otherwise I probably would have screamed like a girl and started swinging my camera

Tenzing-Hillary Airport has the shortest runway in the world, which makes it one of the top 10 most dangerous airports in the world. If you don't take off or land the plane quickly enough, you crash into the mountain

I got ready in silence and then headed to the dining tent. Before leaving, I logged into Facebook and updated my status: Heading to the summit of Mount Everest. BRB!

the rest )

Today's trivia: The flashing warning light on the cylindrical Capitol Records tower spells out HOLLYWOOD in Morse code


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