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: (jon snow 3)
I can't believe today is the last day of the sixth season already! (At least it's a longer episode to make up for it lol.) That went by fast. Let's see how crazy it's gonna get.. :P

spoilers )

THAT EPISODE WAS AMAZING. For once I feel happy and pumped up after watching it, not emotionally torn apart lol

Today's weather was crazy (thunderstorms ftw!) but I'll post about that tomorrow after I stop squeeing about Game of Thrones LOL

List three of the most wonderful things you have ever experienced )
glacier_kitty: (night sky 5)
Yesterday mom and I saw Everest..it was pretty good, and very sad. The cinematography and the shots of the mountains was awesome too. They actually filmed at Everest Base Camp and Kathmandu and stuff, which is pretty awesome. We also found an EarthCache since yesterday was International EarthCache Day and you got a digital souvenir (ugh, I can NEVER spell that word right!) for finding one (I feel special and am always like "yaaay!" when I get one haha!). It was such a nice day!

Today Denise said that on Friday the bookstore made over $700!!! That's an AMAZING sale day for us. It was pretty busy and I was hoping we'd do well..I never thought it would be that epic though haha. Sweet!

An album you love the cover art of )

Today's trivia: A "belly builder" is someone who puts together the parts inside a piano
glacier_kitty: (mountains - aerial 2)
I GOT THE JOB!! Mike said he was proud of how much I've grown and was very happy to hire me. This is a dream of six years come true..getting paid by the Literacy Council itself! OMG so happy haha. My main duties will be answering the phones, cashiering/helping customers and training/working with volunteers..and I can still volunteer and clean books and stuff. How perfect is that?? It's 10 hours a week and $9 an hour (Mike said at my review in December I can ask for a raise though haha). I start August 1. The other new Bookstore Associate started today too..she seems really nice! Mom and Nina were both super happy for me (I'm so glad Nina helped me get it!). YAY :D :D

18. Do you drink soda more often than milk? )

Today's trivia: When a male honeybee climaxes during sex, his testicles explode and he dies

Woo hoo!!

Feb. 21st, 2014 06:52 pm
glacier_kitty: (mountains - winter)
The spelling bee last night was pretty fun. My parents, Bjorn and Kathy all came to cheer me on. We were the third team to spell..I think our first word was "recidivist" (I don't have the list with me). The sentence they used was "Justin Bieber is a recidivist and should be deported." LOL. It was kinda annoying seeing the teams misspell or throw out easy words ("Farenhight"?!? Really??). I guess they didn't practice. It's always nerve wracking being the one to spell..I make sure to spell super slow so I don't mess up (some people spelled fast! D: That freaks me out haha). We also had words like "hellebore" and "physiotherapist" (perfect for Denise, since she works for a chiropractor haha). One team got bivouac! I was so jealous, I wanted a mountaineering word haha! The team numbers kept getting lower..then there were three left, including us. That team got their word wrong, which left only two left, us and a rotary team!! OMG I was shaking like crazy haha. To win you have to spell two words in a row right..we got our word wrong, so it passed to the rotary team (conveniently they were located right below us haha). They got both their words right and won (the winning word was wharfinger). OMG we were SO happy to get second place though!! Mike said that's the best the LCA has ever done! My team is awesome, we all have different areas we're knowledgeable about (Denise is good with Middle Eastern words since she used to live there, Jackie has been involved with spelling bees a long time so she knows the words well, I'm good with Latin..). It definitely worked well for us! We got a plaque and $15 gift certificates to the bookstore. In all we raised over 23,000!!! A very successful night :) (I also finally met Layla ([livejournal.com profile] laylalawlor), who came too! Yay, I love meeting LJ friends hehe)

pics! )
glacier_kitty: (birch trees)
There's this book, K2: The Savage Mountain, that other mountaineering books I've read have mentioned. I keep wanting to read it whenever they mention it (I'm surprised I haven't read it yet!). It talks about crazy events like a guy getting a blood clot in his leg and his teammates trying to carry him down the mountain..they set his litter down and then he died in an avalanche. Just recently a book I was reading mentioned the book again..I thought about buying it from Amazon but though "eh..maybe it'll come in to the bookstore someday." Well..today I was looking for more books to price..and there is was!! OMG haha..it's even signed! That's not even the first (or second!) time that's happened haha! It still makes me giddy and shocked no matter how many times that's happened. :P I've been wanting to read it a long time..yayy! The prices I found on it were super expensive, but I gave it to Jackie (she sells books online) to try and find a lower price. That bookstore is so awesome :D

5. What are your most important interests? What do you like about them? )

Would you rather be forced to laugh in the most inappropriate situations or have to say everything that is on your mind? Laugh

Today's trivia: The Philadelphia Zoo, which opened in 1874, is America's oldest
glacier_kitty: (glacier - calving)
Yesterday we drove to Valdez..it was so nice and clear! Spontaneous trips are the best haha. ;) The drive seemed to take longer than usual though..maybe cause we kept stopping (and the road was pretty bumpy..maybe mom was driving slower than usual). At one point I was poking mom cause I read about a flightseeing tour over the Wrangell Mountains and mom was like "I'm not Facebook!" OMG hahaha..that's hilarious. :P We of course hiked up to Worthington Glacier..it looked like it had receded more than it usually does in a year. I looked at pics from last year and the base of it was at this little lake..it definitely wasn't this year. Aw, poor glacier. :( I heard it's been pretty warm this year, so that's probably why. You could actually walk up on the glacier! Usually it's too steep. After that we continued to Valdez, checked into the hotel, had dinner, and relaxed at the hotel. I brought a fan (well..it's an air purifier thing, but it works haha) for white noise so I wouldn't hear dad snoring (I brought the one at my apartment cause it's pretty loud). It definitely worked..I didn't hear any snoring! Both mom and dad said it was nice too..cool (there are lots of glaciers in the mountains surrounding Valdez..one reason I titled this entry "glaciers everywhere!!" haha)

This morning we woke up to blue sky..woohoo! There were some clouds in the distance, but not those evil ones that rain on you and obscure the mountains. We had breakfast and took a walk before getting on the boat. The captain was happy to hear we'd been on the boat before. We saw sea otters, porpoises, sea lions, puffins, a bald eagle and other birds. No whales though..that's unusual. After checking out the sea lions we went over to Columbia Glacier! We were approaching this big ice wall and then the captain was like "that's not the REAL Columbia Glacier, the active ice is over here!" and he turned a corner and there was the huge face of the glacier..I think the face is 4 or 5 miles wide. Woww. Definitely the biggest tidewater glacier I've seen. We got a quarter of a mile from the face!!! Omg it was amazing. Since it was sunny, it didn't even feel that cold!! Normally I'm freezing and my hands are numb but I was fine, hot even! Wow..that never happens haha. I guess sun and no rain makes a difference. ;) The glacier was quite noisy..it calved so epically too!! Mom was looking through her binoculars when this HUGE piece fell off..I didn't see it since someone was in the way, but it was super loud! I got some great pics of it calving, and mom got a great video! (You can hear me yelling excitedly in it..can't help it, I'm a Crazy Glacier Lady..haha!) I loveee being that close to a calving glacier..one of the best feelings ever! I was definitely shaking after a big piece fell off and my legs actually felt weak..haha woww. It was such a beautiful day to be at the glacier. <3 Eventually we had to leave (booooo) and we went back to port. So amazinggg..my pics are epic. After that we had dinner and went back to the hotel. All of our faces got sunburned haha. Now..bedtime! We drive home tomorrow

here are a couple phone pics to hold you over till i get the others uploaded ;) )

30% Club!

Jul. 13th, 2013 01:09 pm
glacier_kitty: (mt. mckinley)
Yesterday we drove to Denali..the weather was so gorgeous! When we got on the ridge we could see McKinley in the distance..yayy! (Also Hayes, Hess and Deborah on the opposite side of the range..epic!) When we got there we got our bus tickets and boarded. I don't know what was up with our driver, but she didn't want to spend a lot of time at anything..annoying. Finally I have seen the mountain from the park!! The driver kept saying how lucky we were haha..only 30% of visitors see the mountain in the summer. The bad thing about such a nice sunny day is you don't see as much wildlife. We saw a whole bunch of caribou for some reason. We didn't see ANY moose though..wow, that's unheard of haha! There were also a couple bears in the distance eating a carcass, and mom saw another through binoculars eating a caribou. McKinley looked so epic though..I know I've flown around it and stuff, but seeing it from the park that close is just different. It just looks so HUGE..wow. It was nice seeing where the mountain should be when usually it's cloudy. I love how pretty everything looked in the sun. By the time we got to Eielson Visitor Center clouds had gathered around the mountain and you couldn't see it very well..boo! We stayed awhile there and went hiking around this little trail. There was another that went to the top of this 1,000 foot mountain..it looked very tiring. :P We took another bus back to the entrance..our driver didn't talk at all except to say how long we'd be at a rest stop and stuff..weird. After we got back we went to a couple shops (I got 30% Club pins and shirt..yayy!), had dinner (there was a drink on the menu called Sex on the Nenana..love it haha!!) and drove home. I'm glad I finally got to see Denali on a nice day!

pics! )
glacier_kitty: (keep calm/mountains)

OmgomgOMG I had no idea this existed!!! That is SO awesome! The glacier looked very impressive when it was surging haha (you can still see where the glacier used to be when you drive by there). I so wish I could have seen that..I wish it would surge again! The poor glacier looked like it had receded even more when I drove past it on Saturday. :( You can barely see the bottom of it from the road. *sniff* The lodge in the video is still there too! I'm so grateful for this video, one of my favorites ever! Thanks, 30s filmmaker! :D (This is what the glacier looks like today)

29. A picture of you holding up a handwritten sign with an adjective that describes you well )

Would you rather have the kind of personality that causes people to believe you're a conniving manipulator or a pathological liar? A manipulator

Today's trivia: Almost call calico cats are female. The one in 3,000 that is male has an extra X chromosome and is thus sterile
glacier_kitty: (glacier - ruth)
Yesterday we got up earlyish, had breakfast, then drove to my apartment so I could get my hiking boots and stuff. Mom's coworker Troy (who relieved her at Northway) and his wife Ashley met us there. We all got in his truck and he drove us there. The smoke in Fairbanks was REALLY bad..probably the worst it's been..ew. At Eielson AFB we saw this huge smoke plume! I was surprised, it hadn't been like that the day before! I later read the fire had grown and was now over 40,000 acres! They're saying it's zero percent contained..they're working hard but it's proving hard to work with..yikes! Thankfully we left the smoke behind after we passed Eielson. It was gorgeous, I was so happy seeing the snow covered mountains in the distance. <3 We went to the bathroom and had lunch at a lake near the glacier..there were these birds that seemed unhappy we were there and we saw a dead baby bird on a rock. Its mom was standing over it and a couple birds were standing nearby..they got angry at us if we got too close. Aww, they were in mourning! :( One actually divebombed Ashley, it was funny haha. We continued to the glacier down that crazy rocky road haha. We parked and started hiking! It was chilly but fine when you were moving. This hike was better than the first time I hiked to it since then I had just started Paxil and was feeling sick, plus I was disappointed I couldn't walk on the glacier. I was much happier this time haha, though it was still really annoying and hard walking over rocks the whole time. I was curious to see how much the glacier had receded, and it definitely had quite a bit..aww. :( As we got closer we saw a bunch of people on the glacier! We talked to one guy and said if you went around the bend you could get on the glacier from an ice bridge..yay! (Why I couldn't walk on it before, the ice bridge had melted) He said it was a lot of walking though. Another guy said he got up on the glacier and there was a nice view and it was well worth it. It was definitely a lot of walking..I think it was over three miles just to get to the face of the glacier. But we all made it and crossed the ice bridge to the glacier, fulfilling my dream of like 4 years to walk on it. :D It was pretty cool, and not even that hard to walk on! I got some fresh glacier water (yummm) to take home. We wanted to crest the top of the glacier but we soon saw that distances are deceptive and you'd probably have to hike a long way..the glacier is bigger than you think! We had already hiked so far and not everyone was comfortable going further, so we turned back. I was not looking forward to the long hike back haha (my feet were killing me!). Buuut we made it back fine..I'm surprised how well I did! Mom called it glacier fever haha. I was definitely proud of myself. I was sooo sore though. It was AT LEAST a 6 or 7 mile hike, maybe even 8. Woww. We drove back (Alaskan problems..putting your sun visor down at 10 PM :P), had dinner at Delta Junction and drove home. Luckily the wind was blowing the smoke somewhere else. My feet and ankles are quite sore today haha..but it was certainly worth it. :D Now pics, they're pretty awesome! (I borrowed mom's camera haha)

gulkana glacier, oh my! )

Surprise!

Jun. 11th, 2013 04:03 pm
glacier_kitty: (chaaaarlieee)
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Aww, surprise birthday cake! I was at the register and Krystin was like "I'll take over" and told my coworker Shirley "she's ready!" I was like "huh?? Ready for what?" and I walked over and she showed me the cake she got me from Wal-Mart! Awwww! She wanted to give it to me on Friday but I had left early and Shirley wasn't there yesterday. I was SO surprised haha..that was SO nice of her!! (Shirley said she wished she had a picture of my reaction haha) The cake looked (and tasted) perfect to me. :D It's so pretty!! I definitely gave her a big hug..that's one of the nicest things someone's done for me! Awww <3

Also: OMG THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG TRAILER

OMGGGG I can't even tell you how awesome this looks! Orlando Bloom as Legolas again, eee! And other Elves..and the snowy mountain at the beginning..I can't wait!!

3. A pet you'd like to have if it were domesticated )

Would you rather get a glimpse, while still living of heaven or hell? Heaven..why would I choose hell??

Today's trivia: Papua New Guinea has more than 820 living languages, making it the country with the most languages spoken

Nice!!

May. 22nd, 2013 04:04 pm
glacier_kitty: (northern lights 3)
Mom called me yesterday and said Terry (the guy who owns that horseback riding business in Chisana) called her at work and said that if we could get a flight with 40-Mile Air on their mail run (it's super cheap that way) and fly into Chisana, he would take us horseback riding and flying and stuff for FREE!!! How awesome is that?! Mom said we'll try to do it in July. Sweet!!

Yesterday at work a mom and her daughter came in..they said they didn't come in often and I asked where they were from and they said Salcha (around 30-45 minutes south of here I think). Then the daughter was like "you bought bread from me last week!" (We were on our way to Northway and she was selling bread on the side of the road) DUDE haha..I didn't even recognize her! Usually I'm good at that. So funny..Alaska is small!!

Right now at the museum at the university they have an exhibit commemorating 100 years of the first ascent of Denali. There are artifacts like diaries (!!) and a camp stove and stuff. OMG..I must go!! That would be so awesome to see!

Day 13: Favorite animal/creature )

Would you rather drink liquid found leaking from a garbage bag or chew on a hairy substance found between the cushions of your couch? *shudder*

Today's trivia: Early railroads had only a single track between destinations. Problems arose when a train was met by another going in the opposite direction or was about to be overtaken by a faster one. This dilemma was solved with the creation of sidings, short lengths of track built parallel to the main line where one train could pull over while the other went by. The train had been “sidetracked,” meaning that, for a time at least, it wasn’t going anywhere, which is where the term originated from
glacier_kitty: (eddard stark)

kfetyjvcs OMGOMG THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! And wow, that guy is hot :D *swoon*


This one is awesome too!

Snow update: blowing sideways. Jeeeeez haha

Day 9: A song from a film score that has words in it. )

Would you rather always wear shoes that are a half size too small or always have your underwear creeping up your butt? The second one..it does anyway (sorry TMI haha :P)

Today's trivia: The best time to buy shoes is in the afternoon, after you've walked around for awhile. Feet tend to swell after you've walked, and you'll get a better fit

Oh yeahh!

Feb. 7th, 2013 04:16 pm
glacier_kitty: (northern lights 4)
I got the math test back today..I missed a couple but I think I got partial credit cause he took off just one point. So with the extra credit I got a 104!!! OMG I never do that well in math haha. I think having my own private area helps too. The extra credit was a word problem taken right off the online homework..it stuck in my head and I remembered how to do it! Woww. I HAVE MATH SKILLZ. Haha

They caught the guy behind that explosion on Saturday..he was at the airport about to leave the state. Apparently he had 300 pounds of explosives he wanted to get rid of. Out of all the millions of acres in Alaska he chose to do it in a populated area? Smart :P

This article is super awesome! I'm jealous. :P I love the pic of Gilkey Glacier. I want to go to her presentation on Saturday..maybe she'll invite me to work with her heh ;)

155. Mutation )

Would you rather eat a bottle cap or a spider the size of a bottle cap? A bottle cap

Today's trivia: A third of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper

Aloha oe!

Dec. 5th, 2012 06:23 pm
glacier_kitty: (mountains - sunset 2)
Next month I'm going to HAWAII!! Nine days of warmth, sun, palm trees, the beach, etc..it will be amazingg. It will be a nice break from the cold. I've been wanting to go to Hawaii again for years..everyone in Alaska seems to go haha. My turn. ;) This month better go fast haha. Mom and Ryan are going too

I've lost 7 pounds so far! According to Weight Watchers that's 5% of the weight I need to lose (I got a 5% star sticker hehe). Sweet..I had to tighten my bra and my watch is looser haha

103. Content )

Would you rather eat an uncooked but thawed TV dinner or a can of cold beef chili? The chili

Today's trivia: The color blue causes the brain to release calming hormones
glacier_kitty: (alaska - glacier)
I'm back from Talkeetna! On Friday mom went to Laurie's house to load up the car with her stuff, Laurie came to mom's house to have breakfast, then we left. It was an uneventful drive down. Besides McKinley (which was cloudy then), I find the Parks Highway rather boring. I've driven the Richardson too many times haha..it's way more exciting. :P We got to Laurie's house, unpacked the car, hung out a little, then had dinner. We met up with another air traffic controller, his wife, a girl who played basketball with the controller, and another lady that I'm not sure what the connection was. I was rather annoyed..I was tired, hungry and it was really loud. Once I had some wine and food I was better though haha. There were cool mountaineering mementos on the walls (Talkeetna is the jump off for mountaineers flying to McKinley. I'd love to go in the summer when all the mountaineers are there!). Talkeetna is rather quaint. After dinner, we went back to Laurie's house, had more wine (we bought a bottle..Red Rock Merlot) and played Trivial Pursuit haha. Funn. After the game we went to bed

Yesterday I got up and when it was light enough started checking the webcams to see what the weather was at McKinley. It was clear over Talkeetna but I could see a thin layer of fog/clouds (depending on where the camera was) at McKinley. I was confident it would break up though. I checked later and..I was right! The clouds were breaking up and I could see the top of McKinley! I have good weather skillz I swear haha. ;) After breakfast we went over to K2 Aviation and they said once the pilot got the plane ready we could go flightseeing! Yaaay haha. While he was doing that we went over and checked out the flight service station where Laurie's gonna work (the guy from the night before was working then too). After talking with him we went back to K2 and went flightseeing! We opted for the Denali Grand Tour. :D (Don't worry, I saved up for this haha) One of the best feelings everr is taking off in a plane and seeing everything around you. THE FLIGHT WAS SO AMAZING!! Denali, Foraker, Hunter, etc were so clear and pretty!! Even the pilots were amazed. I could see in the distance it was cloudy over Anchorage and I heard it was snowing in Fairbanks. WOW haha. A good weather hole, just for me. ;) We got SUPER close to Foraker and other mountains..so amazing to see the detail!! Seeing all sides of McKinley was pretty awesome too. All the glaciers were awesome too..so cool seeing icefalls, crevasses, moraines. *drools* The mountains looked like ice cream haha. I took over 100 pics up there!! It was just amazing. <3 Laurie met up with us after we landed and had lunch and dessert at two different places haha. Ouch..I ate horribly yesterday. :P That just happens when you travel though. We also checked out the Talkeetna River (which had an AMAZING view of McKinley and co.), went to a gift shop, went back to Laurie's house and showed her our pics, then left to go back home. It was like 4:15 when we left! Oops haha. There was a nice mountain sunset though. The WORST part of the drive is after Nenana you just wind and wind through hills and you're so close to home BUT THE HILLS NEVER ENDDD haha. But we made it back to mom's house, unpacked the car and went to bed haha. Pics tomorrow or whenever I get them all uploaded :P

72. Mischief Managed )
glacier_kitty: (luca - sword)
Today in class this graduate student came in to talk about research he did. He had also taken the same class and was interested in glaciers and asked the professor if there were any jobs available. There wasn't at the time, but like half a year later he got a call for a job and now he does research with glaciers. He said anyone could do it..he took developmental math and he could still do it. OMG. I think my eyes were falling out of my head at this point. I talked to the professor and she says there's nothing right now but like with that guy something could pop up later. I gave her my email address and she's gonna email the guy's email to me so I can talk to him about opportunities and stuff. YESS..this is super awesome!! I hope I'll be able to help eventually!! We also learned about tidewater glaciers and how they have advance and retreat cycles. So awesome. We also had a quiz, which was super easy. Easiest 100 evar :D

The snow is so sparkly now that the sun has finally come out. Prettyful

57. Sacrifice )

Would you rather have a job swabbing athlete's foot cultures from between peoples' toes or taking photographs of skin conditions for a medical publication? Taking pictures

Today's trivia: The term "surfing the Internet" was created in 1992 by author Jean Armour Polly. She came up with the term because her mouse pad had a picture of a surfer on it
glacier_kitty: (glacier - ruth 2)
Today I went to a vintage Alaska garage sale with Becky. This person has it once a year..I think she's been collecting that stuff a LONG time. There is SO much stuff haha. You would have to be there for hours if you wanted to see everything. I went last year too and it was FREEZING but today it was nice and warm. I really wanted to find a pic of Black Rapids Glacier (I didn't find one last year) and after looking through hundreds of pics I FOUND ONE!! And not just one, but TWO!! They're actually the same pic but I definitely took them both haha. It was like winning the lottery :D (I gasped when I found it..of course it was quiet just then :P). SO glad I have them! One is hanging in my office at work. :D Eeeee. I've been wanting one for a long time. I got other pics of glaciers too (for some reason there were a lot of Taku Glacier) and a $20 book on climbing McKinley but didn't want to go overboard cause I only had like $42 and didn't want to write a check cause I don't have much money in the bank. We couldn't stay too long cause Becky had stuff to do at work (probably a good thing..I need money for food too :P). Somehow I stayed on budget haha..it came out to $41 something! Nicee

So Charlene has been staying at the house since Sunday or Monday. Apparently she was kicked out of her house and has no money. Ryan said she's gonna stay till September. Uh..this might be weird/awkward :/

black rapids glacier! )
glacier_kitty: (glacier - calving)
Today Dana and I went on the wildlife/glacier cruise! The weather was of course rainy and cloudy. :P I guess it was a little better than last time I was on the cruise since you couldn't see into the bay to Columbia Glacier and you could some today (they said even if it was clear you couldn't really see it anyway since it's retreated so much. They said it's split into two glaciers now!). There were some pretty cool icebergs from the glacier though. We saw a bunch of wildlife too..sea otters, humpback whales, porpoises, etc. Porpoises are so fun to watch hehe..they like the pressure from the bow and jump and play in front of the boat. We eventually got up to Meares Glacier..we got SO close to it haha..soo awesome. :D Again I heard it creaking and splitting omg. *swoons* It kept calving little chunks of ice (but it was still so loud!) and the captain was like "usually when it does that the whole part calves!" and like 5 seconds later it did!! MOST EPIC CALVING EVER!!! OMG this huge section of the face just broke off..I think the biggest calving I've ever seen! Omgomg. *SWOONS* Meares Glacier does not disappoint. :D It didn't really calve after that..but still, the one we saw was AWESOME. BEST SOUNDS EVERR. And for once I actually thought we spent a good amount of time at the glacier..still sad leaving it (heart..*breaks*) but I left it feeling very satisfied. Definitely makes up for Aialik and Portage. Being at a glacier face is so addictive haha..and also one of the happiest feelings for me. <3 AND I got a PICTURE of it calving!! That's sooo hard to do haha..it's unpredictable and your hands are FREEZING and it was hard to see what was on the screen. I win haha. Thenn we made our way back to Valdez with a couple more stops. Then we got dinner and now we're relaxing. We go back to Fairbanks tomorrow and Dana leaves that night. *sniff* I bet her trip was epic though ;)
glacier_kitty: (glaciers <3)
Today Nina and I went up to the university and I got a Polar Card..it's an ID you can put money on and you can ride the bus free with it! Sweeet haha. We also had made an appointment to talk to the Introduction to Field Methods in Glaciology professor (Joseph Kennedy). We went to the wrong building at first haha but after asking someone we found it (the Geophysical Institute). I loveee that building..we went to the 4th floor and I was just like *is dead* It was the GLACIOLOGY floor with pics of glaciers and stuff..SQUEE. (Can I live there?? Please?? Haha) We found Joseph in the GLACIOLOGY OFFICE..best office ever!!! He was really nice. We talked in a meeting room where the slide machine was called Hubbard Glacier..LOVE it haha. He said there would be math but I wouldn't have to go past calculus..I could major in geology or geophysics and still work with glaciers. I could even work on projects with the glaciologists and get my PhD. WANT. Joseph said in the class we'd walk on the glacier and measure how deep it is and map the front of it and stuff. OMG AWESOME..I'm gonna LOVE this class haha. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to be a glaciologist and work at the Geophysical Institute..I'm honored to do it at UAF too. It's like one of the best places to study glaciers..you can go in the field so easily. I'M SO EXCITED OMG!!!! *major squee*

It's SUPER nice out..66 and sunny and it's supposed to stay that way. It's days like this that make you forget it can be -40. The Alaska Range looked awesome <3

Day 11: A picture of your favorite band or artist )

Would you rather have a butt full of worms or a mouthful of ticks? Ewww

Today's trivia: Nectarines are simply peaches with a smooth skin. They can spontaneously arise from a peach tree

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