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 )

Hahaha omg

Jun. 4th, 2016 05:04 pm
glacier_kitty: (night sky 4)
So I've been reading things I wrote from like..2005, and it's making me cringe so hard haha..people must have thought I was insane. And then I came across THIS, and can't stop laughing: HEYYYYYY ALLLLLL!!!!! Guess what? I went to Switzerland, and was turned into a llama earlier. Then I saw red, white and green grass and realized I was in Italy. Then I saw Luca Turilli (OMG OMG OMG!!!) and Amanda changed me back into a human so I could meet Luca. She gave me some of the Italian grass, too!

Hahaha wtf??! There must have been ~something~ in that grass LOL. I also wrote this crazy random paragraph a few days later, where I said things like "Luca Turilli came and suddenly the grass turned green, white and red. I poked it and BAM! I was in Italy" and "If I poke Italy, my hands will wave like Italy's flag and Luca will shine even brighter. Italian grass tastes good, especially on the border of Switzerland and Italy"

OMG I can't stop laughing about this Italian grass I kept mentioning hahaha. I kinda miss being that obsessed over Luca, but I've never gotten over him leaving Rhapsody..I hate the singer of Luca's band and Rhapsody..just isn't the same without him. :( Huh..I'm reading a survey I did a few days later and one question was places you wanted to go place I listed was Switzerland..I don't remember wanting to go there before learning about the Eiger..weird! Maybe I wanted more of that grass LOL

Awww, and in another post I wrote this: "Hi everybody, how are you? I'm Luca Turilli" *squints eyes like a cat being pet* guitarist of Rhapsody" *thumbs up*" Awww, best analogy ever!

Random post is random :P

List one of your favorite scents )

Yessss :D

Apr. 16th, 2013 04:30 pm
glacier_kitty: (lotr poem)
I had been wanting A Dance With Dragons (the 5th book in A Song of Ice and didn't come with the set I got) but didn't really want it in hardback. I checked Amazon but it doesn't come out in paperback till October. I thought about buying it on Amazon but it's a big book and probably would be easier buying it at Fred Meyer or something (or even better, my bookstore haha). Well what do you know, I saw it today in the "to be cleaned" pile! I grabbed it and said "MINE" and hugged it close LOL. The other cleaners must have thought I was crazy haha (or maybe not, since I do that with glacier/mountaineering books too :P). That's not even the first time that's happened to me at the bookstore. Now instead of like $15 I get it for $2!! That place WINS haha :D

It was SNOWING AGAIN earlier..OH COME ON WINTER, LEAVE US ALONE ALREADY. Haha. I bet the Tanana River's gonna break up still has like 50 inches of ice on it. Guess I won't be winning the Ice Classic this year :P

Day 16: A song from a film score that seems to go along with your life. )

Would you rather be caught picking your nose on the huge screen at a big stadium or on a first date with someone special? On the screen..since everyone would care more about the game and not actually know me haha

Today's trivia: The cheetah is the only cat that can't retract its claws


Feb. 11th, 2013 05:53 pm
glacier_kitty: (mt. mckinley)
Today was my first counseling appointment..I definitely like her better than my other counselor. We just talked about everything I had been having problems with (depression, etc). It was so tiring talking for an hour haha. She gave me homework to write down when the depression or whatever gets worse and why. That sounds uncomfortable haha. Our next appointment is next

Pat came in to work today to buy some books! It was SO good to see her again..I hadn't seen her in months! She looked gorgeous as always. :P She said she'll call me hehe. I hope we can go out to eat again sometime!

You know you're addicted to a book when you wake up at 3:30 AM and decide to read more of it :P

159. Ninja )

Would you rather pee out of your nose or poop out of your ear? ...what O___O

Today's trivia: The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead"
glacier_kitty: (iceberg)

Cooool. I actually saw an iceberg (though much smaller) do that once haha. It was pretty sweet

Confession..I am enthralled with people with disabilities. I have actually wished to have leg braces or crutches cause I'm so fascinated. When I see them in public I want to stare in fascination but obviously I can't do that. I enjoy reading books even more if someone has a disability. Wth is wrong with me..?

Day 28: A picture of something you wish you could change )
glacier_kitty: (anatoli boukreev)
I'm convinced all the mountaineers have known each other at some point haha. I put Anatoli's name into Amazon and a couple of Joe Simpson's books came up (I'd read them before too..but somehow didn't remember). In one book he talked about Anatoli on Everest in 1996 and in the other HE MET ANATOLI AND HE SIGNED JOE'S COPY OF HIS BOOK OMG SO JEALOUS. Joe sad Anatoli was nice and he too thinks he was one of the best and strongest mountaineers. Aw yeahh. It feels like I'm struck by lightning when I think about him speaking in English (or even Russian..but English more). Even if it was halting broken English..that just made it even better. :P What's wrong with meeee? Haha (this post was really hard to write cause I'm so happy and fangirly I can't concentrate..omg haha *blushes*)

Day 7 - Something you love )

Would you rather show up noticeably drunk on a national TV show or roaring drunk at your child's college graduation? Can I just not be drunk? Haha

Today's trivia: Queen Victoria's wedding cake had a circumference of more than 9 feet


Apr. 20th, 2011 04:05 pm
glacier_kitty: (luca - unholy warcry)
Today as I was walking to work I was going by someone's house and heard this bell noise. I looked and saw this lovely black kitty on the other side of the fence! I called to him and he made the "mmgh" noise Abby always does and came over to me and I pet him! He liked playing with the grass hehe. Awwwe :D

Nina and I made a job/school plan for this year and next..we started on it today. She gave me questionnaire/personality things to fill out and sites to fill out stuff on as well. I like filling out things so it looked fun haha. I'm such a nerd :P

Poor Pat called last night and said she slipped and fell on the ice..her ribs and arms were in a lot of pain and were swollen. I could hear the pain in her voice. Ouuuch. She went to the doctor today..I hope she didn't break anything!

Today started my third year with AmeriCorps! Yaay haha

Day 36 - A picture of your pet )

Would you rather never again be able to celebrate the winter holidays or never again be able to celebrate your birthday? birthday

Today's trivia: Bison are born orange
glacier_kitty: (joacim and i)
Here are my current tags on LJ haha. Of course they'll always be changing but here's what I have today

# *sniff* - 3 uses
# 4th of july - 2 uses
# 9/11 - 6 uses
# abby - 40 uses
# alaska - 16 uses
# alaska is weird - 4 uses
# alaska sights - 9 uses
# alcohol - 3 uses
# alestsch glacier - 1 use
# alex staropoli - 3 uses
# amanda - 144 uses
# amanda t - 2 uses
# amber - 1 use
# anchorage - 4 uses
# angelica - 1 use
# angelo - 2 uses
# animals - 69 uses
# anime is dumb - 1 use
# apartment stuff - 11 uses
the rest )

Would you rather own a private jet with a pilot ready to fly you around whenever you like or have parents who own a major league baseball team? DEFINITELY the private jet!! That would be SOO awesome

Today's trivia: The man who invented Jell-O was originally looking for a way to make a palatable laxative
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Open my eyes, lay in bed, check the time, ignore Abby who's licking my face/putting her nose on my eye..haha

Tagging is fun and VERY addictive haha. It's weird reading my old entries..I talked about HammerFall too much :P

09. A picture of the most beautiful place of your state, in your opinion )
glacier_kitty: (don't doubt redoubt)
What do you do when it's 16 degrees outside? Get a smoothie haha :P

I've noticed it's easier to deal with the winter darkness in my apartment..I'm facing away from the window and I watch TV at night so I'm distracted. The streetlights probably help too. Hopefully I won't have winter depression this year

Day 08 - A book everyone should read at least once )

Would you rather never bathe or bathe only in the nearest river? OMG..bathing in the Chena River would be SO COLD. I tried swimming in it in the summer and it was freezing haha. But I don't want to not bathe..maybe they could like have a heating area on the river haha

Today's trivia: King Charles I of England wore two shirts to his execution because it was a cold day and he didn't want his shivering to be mistaken for fear

Vocab fun

Jun. 6th, 2010 12:53 pm
glacier_kitty: (Default)
When I was in 8th grade we had vocab lists every week and after the school year was over I got the idea to make sentences with the words (only me right? Haha). Then in 10th grade I did it again..and now I did it a third time haha. I shall post it here. Enjoy :P

vocab fun )

Today's trivia: Mario, from Super Mario, was originally named "Jumpman"
glacier_kitty: (rome)
Here are my LJ titles alphabetically :P

Aaaanother tale of infinite wars...GET OUT OF MY HEAD
Aaah babies
Aaah change
A 10 ft can of metal?
A brave, brave nerd
A break...finally
A cheechako no more
A day at the Faire
A day half full of tests...
A day in town
A different kinda battle movie...
A glacial year :D
"A metal heart is hard to tear apart!!!"
A new beginning..
A Perfect Circle is perfect!
A plethora of kitty pics :D
A plethora of stuff :D
A real Alaskan summer
A slow speed chase…
A survey...
A train ride into history...
A trip to the doctor's...
A weird survey
A year in sentences: 2
Abby pics
About time!
About time haha
Accio..I'm too lazy to get up :P
more )

Today's trivia: Some 19th century chamber pots were decorated with portraits of popular enemies on the inside
glacier_kitty: (Default)
Yesterday I decided to listen to Demons and Wizards on Myspace to see if I'd like them (it's Hansi Kursch's other band). I listened to "Crimson King" and the beginning was EPIC so I bought both of their CDs haha. Hopefully the other songs will be good

I'm crazy haha..I'm alphabetizing people's LJ titles. :P I'm not gonna show anyone and no one else uses my computer usually so don't worry about other people seeing (I'm just doing it on Word). If you'd like to see yours alphabetized I'll email it to you haha. I've done mine, [ profile] viciousvixen666, [ profile] softpaw, [ profile] harmony83, [ profile] joansies, [ profile] lickintoadz, [ profile] mrfantastico, [ profile] thekelaal and I'm working on [ profile] rdyfrde's :P

pic of the day )

Today's trivia: Tombstones were originally put over graves so the dead couldn't escape


Sep. 29th, 2009 04:48 pm
glacier_kitty: (Default)
Grandma on dad's side broke her hip and is in the hospital. Man..she's in her 90s so it'll be something that will probably affect her the rest of her life. Poor grandma *sniff*

I think Abby smells good and like to smell her that weird? Mom thinks it is :P

pic of the day )

Today's trivia: The oldest working lighthouse in the world is Spain's Tower of Hercules, built by the Romans in 20 BC

Heeeeeh :P

Sep. 27th, 2009 11:04 am
glacier_kitty: (don't doubt redoubt)

Haha..I liked the scarf though so mom got it for me. Fairbanks was crazy busy yesterday for some reason..maybe it was the snow

pic of the day )

Today's trivia: A squirrel can fall as much as 600 feet to the ground without injuring itself
glacier_kitty: (guitar)
Whoa..the next few days are supposed to be sunny and near 70!! Even though it's September and could snow in two or three weeks! YAY! *dances around*

I think I've become addicted to alphabetizing things :P

pic of the day )

Today's trivia: City with the highest number zip code in the United States: Ketchikan, Akaska--99950
glacier_kitty: (glacier - moraines)
Redoubt erupted again this morning..the ash cloud went up to around 65,000 feet! Paulette and I were looking at the volcano information for like 15 minutes or so at work haha (mom had texted me the volcano had erupted and I told her)

I saw this sick/dying bird at the feeder this morning. Poor bird..*sniff*

It got above freezing today! When I went past the river this morning I was like "OMG!" at how much of it had melted! Though that part of it gets warm water dumped in it and kept partially unfrozen most of the winter (unless it gets -20 and below a long time..then almost all of it freezes over anyway) so it would unfreeze first. I'm a river addict..when I realized the route we were taking wouldn't take us over the river I told mom I needed to go to Fred Meyer so we would go over it. :P I DID need to go..but still haha

Earlier I saw someone wearing capris, a short sleeve shirt with no jacket, flip flops, and was eating an ice cream sandwich. Woww Fairbanks :P

pic of the day )

Gwichin: The Athabaskans of northeastern Alaska, once called Kutchin by whites. The world also describes their language
glacier_kitty: (Default)
I PASSED THE MATH TAKS OMG!!! I almost cried when I was told!! Eee!! *dies over and over*

I have to analyze a poem called Composed Upon Westminster Bridge...I hope it's not hard..

Two years ago Amanda married me to the song Guardiani...huzzah shiny anniversary! It's also Gerard Butler's birthday..

Today's Latin: haec olim meminisse iuvabit (time heals all things)

"Oh your deepest emotions are a sign of our life and our love. No robot can stop us, take my hand"--"Until We Rise Again," Edguy
glacier_kitty: (Default)
(Me talking about a song called The Helicopter Sequence): *soundtrack people* oh i know!! since the scene has a helicopter i shall call it...THE HELICOPTER SEQUENCE...*thunderous applause* and theeeen the'll all be like THE NAME SHOULD GO IN A MUSEUM!!! and they'll think it's the most innovative idea EVAH

In English we're watching the beginning during the credits (it's an old movie) there was AWESOME church music playing and a church bell was too! Then in the first scene this HUGE church bell was ringing and inside the church people were singing in Latin...I think I was scaring the person next to me haha

I have to present my speech tomorrow...I'm sooo nervous. The teacher gave us an example of a speech she wrote...I didn't like it. I didn't sound right to me...

Today's Latin: benedicite (bless you)

"Beyond the shore the sea is filled up with sentiment and strength. Here lie the thoughts imprisoned, a field of forces and laments"--"Force of the Shore," Epica
glacier_kitty: (Default)
Later is open house at my school...I dunno if we can go cause my brother has piano lessons...I really hope we can cause I want my mom to meet my teachers and cause it's fun...haha I'm weird

My algebra teacher has been sick for like a week...she was coughing tons while trying to teach and she was crying...she should take tomorrow off unless she gets better...

I started my week last night...ew...and gold star to Kathryn who had to deal with me last night...

Today's Latin: cum tacent, clamant (by remaining silent, they cry out). Haha wow that makes no sense

"He pronounced the rites, the slimy queen's awake, the cause is the sword, my sword in Akron's hands"--"When Demons Awake," Rhapsody


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