glacier_kitty: (mountains - sunset)
Yesterday mom and Ryan and I saw Rogue One (Payson's theater is tiny! Haha). It was pretty good. We didn't realize the showing we wanted to see was in 3D till we got there..not a fan of 3D movies, but we were already there and I was bored, so we watched it anyway. 3D doesn't really make it more special..I can't see right and it makes the movie harder to watch. Diego Luna though?

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Yum YUM *drools*

pokemon update )

Awww, today's Cherry's birthday!! Squee! :D :D
glacier_kitty: (kitty - purr purr purr)
One thing I've learned when going through stuff in the garage: we never threw ANYTHING away..I've found price tags, empty boxes, and we still have our baby clothes and toys! Wow lol. It's interesting to see my old journals and schoolwork and stuff, but it's also..strange. A lot of projects I don't even remember doing. When I was bored in class I wrote out entire scenes from Lord of the Rings from memory. I must have driven my teachers crazy with my obsessions with Scotland, LOTR, Viggo Mortensen, etc..I constantly mentioned them. I found one of my swords though, which was pretty awesome. It's just WEIRD seeing all this stuff again lol

I get to see Dana tomorrow, yay! It's also supposed to snow..not fairrr lol

I'm loving the LJ Revival!! I'm always worried it'll shut down and I'll lose all the memories from here, so I'm glad people are rediscovering it!

a couple pics, and the pokemon update! )
glacier_kitty: (glacier - greenland)
Yesterday we arrived at Payson! Getting up at 5 something was totally fun..yuck (you know you've gotten up too early when you put your glasses on and your vision is still blurry LOL). I wish I could have seen Denali or something, but between the darkness, clouds and moisture on the window from the de-icer thingy, I could hardly see anything lol (yeah I know I've flown around it many times, but I never get tired of seeing it :P). When we landed in Anchorage we had to RUN to our next flight, since the plane arrived late in Fairbanks to begin with (they let everyone who was going on that flight get off first..thanks Alaska Airlines, you are awesome!!). I hadn't run that far in years LOL. We made it just in time, phew. The captain of this flight was a woman, heck yeah! She was super awesome and nice and funny. I looked for glaciers after we took off, but I only saw one for sure. I wish I knew which one it was (I couldn't get a good pic with my phone, booo)..it's so hard to tell when you're not exactly sure where you are and when everything's so snowy lol. It was pretty big and ended in water though, which was cool. I wanted to see more, but apparently when you fly directly to Phoenix you go over more of the ocean than land (direct to Phoenix is almost 5 hours from Anchorage). On the flight I watched Kubo and the Two Strings (very, VERY good movie) and Ice Age: Collision Course ("the ice is too icy" LOLOL)..pretty ridiculous but still amusing lol. After we landed and got the car and stuff we ate at a yummy barbecue place near Phoenix and then drove up to Payson..it was cool seeing everyone's Christmas lights! Sleeping was nice lol (Also after I opened Pokemon Go at the airport like 10 Pokemon showed up at once haha..lots of Ekans and Sandshrews here lol..I got at least two new ones, yay! At the BBQ place there were two Pokestops right on top of each other! I'd never seen that before :P)

Except for going to the store, today's been pretty lazy lol. Ryan has a cold, ouch. I hope he doesn't give it to us! Being sick on vacation is awful. The weather's cloudy and it's supposed to snow this weekend..noooo, I came here to ESCAPE the snow, not find more LOL

One thing I love about coming to Payson is reading stuff I wrote when I was a kid and stuff, even if I read it last time I was here lol (dad put a box by my room that had school binders in it..pretty sure I had written on every inch of those things haha). I found a school journal entry that I have to share here:

Feelings about The Diary of Anne Frank: I learned that you should have a positive attitude no matter what situation you are in. Anne Frank always had a positive attitude. Even when she was in the concentration camps she never gave up hope that she would get out of there. While she was in hiding, she never gave up hope that they would go back to their normal lives. I think everyone needs to have a positive attitude like Anne Frank had

Wow..WOW. That's deep for a middle schooler!! I guess I got my positivity from Anne Frank then..there aren't enough "wows" in the world to describe how I felt after reading that..

lastly, some pics! )
glacier_kitty: (jon snow 2)
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Aw, Weezing is allergic to Abby! Hehe

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It got above 0 today! Much nicer than -20 haha. Too bad the clouds made the 3 hour and 46 minutes of sunlight still seem like twilight :/

Today's trivia: In France, Captain Sarret made the first parachute jump from an airplane in 1918
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 pic..it has been annoying lately..)

bold = new )

Another copy of The Worst Journey in the World was donated to the bookstore! Now I have four LOL..my 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)

SQUEE!!!

Nov. 25th, 2016 04:32 pm
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard)
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OMG I can't believe my local bookstore actually had Cherry's book haha. I was completely freaking out LOL. I own it already, but I bought this version anyway..because Cherry. :P Day = made :D

pokemon update )
glacier_kitty: (forest - creek)
1. What is your favorite 'food' holiday? Thanksgiving
2. Do you prefer ham or turkey (or tofu turkey)? Turkey
3. Do you anticipate or dread seeing your relatives for the holidays? I don't necessarily like to listen to dad rant about politics and stuff, but it's still better than being alone lol
4. When do you start listening to Christmas carols (for real, you can tell us)? I just keep them in my regular playlist, so I guess all year LOL
5. How are you feeling right now with regards to the upcoming holiday season? It came up so fast that it doesn't even feel like the holiday season..I'm still wondering where summer went haha (it was 1 degree when I went to work this morning..brr!)

pokemon update )
glacier_kitty: (northern lights 8)
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I do not like Trump, but I will not hate. I want to be a light in the darkness..I want to spread love and kindness. Even if I just help one person, it'll make a difference..love spreads and is stronger than hate. I cannot live with hate in my heart. I'm still worried, but all I can do is just..try to be a bright spot in the world. Like one of my Facebook friends said: "Love Trumps Hate one interaction at a time. Make someone else's day brighter, actively love those around you, and make the best of today." Exactly <3

Paulette's husband died early this morning. :( :( He had been sick the last few months..on Monday he went to Anchorage to get a pacemaker put in, but there must have been complications since he died. That is SO sad..I'm gonna miss saying hi to him on the phone (he called Paulette every day, it was adorable). He was so nice..wow :(

something happier: pokemon update lol )

Today's trivia: Sand melts at 3,002 °F
glacier_kitty: (aragorn 2)

I heard this song on the radio today, and I really like it! It's so catchy lol. I love coming across songs I just immediately connect with..

pokemon update )

Today's trivia: Just before the Nazis invaded Paris, H.A. and Margret Rey fled on bicycles. They were carrying the manuscript for Curious George
glacier_kitty: (luca - cave)
YAY I finally caught some new ones! I read they increased the spawning rate of certain ones or something (like Zubat and Ghastly, for Halloween). Good, I was getting tired of the same guys (*cough*DROWZEE*cough*) all the time lol

bold = new )

I was doing a music survey a couple days ago and about fell out of my chair when I saw these lyrics from "Speedhoven" by Edguy:

Welcome to this wonderworld
Everybody take your sledges
Winterland Plutocracy
Down the slope don't fear the hedges

Sledges?? Like..Antarctic sledges??! Now that's a word I never expected to see in a metal song haha. I didn't think it was even widely used anymore. I kept putting that part on repeat haha..awesome :P

Day 3-Handwrite your LJ headline )

Today's trivia: In Disney's Fantasia, the sorcerer's name is "Yensid" (Disney backwards)

Snow!

Oct. 20th, 2016 03:56 pm
glacier_kitty: (kitty - winter)
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Anddd it finally decided to snow. The first snow of the season is kinda cool, except it means winter is really here now :P

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When mom and I drove around catching Pokemon yesterday (or trying to LOL), we drove past the place where that police officer was shot..it's LITERALLY just like a block or so away from where I live. If I had been home and awake, I probably would have heard the gunshots. *shivers* They said the guy did it for revenge..wow D:

pokemon update )

Today's trivia: The surface of Venus--millions of miles away and hidden by clouds of sulfuric acid--has been better mapped (98%) than the ocean floor (0.05%)
glacier_kitty: (for frodo)
No one new this week again (though mom got a new one, but I didn't get the screen open in time..fail :P). We went to the Visitor Center yesterday and didn't catch a thing..they're usually all over the place over there! (No Lures were set, maybe that's why..) Here's the list anyway :P

bold = new )

Day 9: Post a picture of you on the best day of your life )

Today's trivia: Karl Silberbauer was the arresting officer of the Anne Frank family. He even remembers telling Otto that he had a lovely daughter. He purchased The Diary of Anne Frank after it was published to see if he had been mentioned in it (he's not)
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard 4)
Nothing very exciting this week lol..didn't catch anyone new (ones I don't have I mean), boo. I want to keep the list "consistent" though, so I'll post it anyway :P (I'm weird like that lol)

bold = new )

We Alaskans got our PFDs today! They are $1,022 this year (though I'm not getting all of it since I donated some to the Literacy Council and the Animal Shelter, but that's alright). Nice!

Day 3: Post a picture of you with an animal )

Today's trivia: During World War II, the Nazi army allowed the British government to send games, among other things, to their POW soldiers. With the cooperation of the game's publisher, the Brits hid real money within a stack of Monopoly money as well as compasses, metal files and a folded silk map (because silk would not disintegrate like paper). The British soldiers were able to use these supplies to flee the POW camp
glacier_kitty: (mt. hayes)
Mom and I saw the movie Sully tonight..it was pretty good. It's definitely amazing how he pulled off landing in the Hudson River successfully.. (I thought the guy who played his copilot looked a lot like Viggo Mortensen, and it was driving me crazy the whole movie trying to figure out why he looked familiar. I looked him up on IMDB and he was in The Dark Knight..yep, I can see that now lol. Also, that car commercial with Kit Harington they showed before the movie..YUM *swoons*)

My counselor is so awesome and funny lol..he always makes me laugh. Like today I showed him the pic of my Cherry shirt and he was like "so you could have made it say "I love you, Heather"? LOLOL (my ears are burning thinking about it!). I love how easygoing he is lol

I don't know what is up with Firefox's new update, but I definitely do not like it. It doesn't seem to work right..

pokemon update )

Last name of your crush/love )

Today's trivia: Valentine Tapley from Pike County, Missouri grew a beard attaining a length of twelve feet six inches from 1860 until his death in 1910, protesting Abraham Lincoln's election to the presidency

YESSSS

Sep. 22nd, 2016 03:56 pm
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard)
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NOW I CAN WEAR CHERRY YAY. *flails around my apartment* Do I dare wear it in public, like to work tomorrow?? I must!! (Though I imagine I'll be blushing a lot LOL)

pokemon update! )

Your brand of socks )

Today's trivia: William Henry Harrison holds the record for shortest presidential term served, holding the office of presidency for 31 days before dying. Harrison was also the first president to die while in office when he caught pneumonia and died on April 4, 1841
glacier_kitty: (kitty - animated cuteness)
The Visitor Center continues to be one of the best places to catch Pokemon lol (speaking of visitors, there are still a lot of tourists here. That surprises me since I figured after Labor Day most of the touristy stuff would shut down. I don't remember this many in past Septembers anyway. I don't mind them, just an observation lol). I saw a new one walking to the bank today, but my Pokebox thing was full (that's dumb, they should get rid of that) and after transferring one to the professor the new guy wasn't there anymore! That made me sadder than it should have LOL /firstworldproblems

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A phobia you have )

Today's trivia: The catapult on a US aircraft carrier can launch a plane from 0 to 120 miles per hour in just three seconds
glacier_kitty: (forest - creek)
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A-ha! Magnemite, you're not gonna take out the power today! (I'm so excited when I catch new ones LOL)

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The sky is so blue today!! It's pretty lol

Last movie seen )

Today's trivia: The only woman to ever rule China was Empress Wu Zetian, whose dynasty lasted from 690 to 705

Friday five

Sep. 2nd, 2016 03:57 pm
glacier_kitty: (winter lake 2)
1. What’s a sound you like falling asleep to? White noise
2. What sounds do you hear right now? Me eating, typing, cars going by, etc
3. What actor or actress has a speaking voice you especially like? Morgan Freeman
4. What musical instrument has a sound you find unpleasant? Saxophones or bagpipes *shudders* lol
5. What are some great songs about listening or hearing? "Listen to the Waves" by Ayreon, "The Looking Glass" by Avantasia..I'm sure there are others, but I can't think of them right now lol

Here's a great quote I found today about Cherry's relationship with the other members: "Cherry-Garrard has won all our hearts; he shows himself ready for any sort of work and is always to the front when the toughest jobs are on hand. He is the most unselfish, kind-hearted fellow, and will be of the greatest use to the expedition." *melts* <3

pokemon update )
glacier_kitty: (explore)
Yesterday mom and I drove to Valdez..it was cloudy and rainy till we crossed the Alaska Range, then it got nice and sunny! We found 6 geocaches and saw a moose, which was cool. We're staying at the same bed and breakfast we stayed at when we came with Bonnie a couple years ago (they're nice, make a great breakfast, and their bathroom has very soft cushy towels and their shower is great, so we had to come back lol). I could not believe how WARM is was, in the 70s!! Valdez is never that warm it seems! We had dinner at our favorite Italian place here (we even sat outside!). There was a Pokestop there so I set a Lure and caught two new Pokemon, yay! (Tentacool and the crab with the giant claw lol.) Valdez is overrun with Drowzees too it seems. :P Another couple from Fairbanks checked in after we got back..we didn't know them, but still, small world! I also did a double-take as I thought the guy looked like an older Cherry LOL (on the boat I kept glancing at him and a picture of Cherry comparing them heh. Oops, talking about him again. :P) Sleep was nice :P

Today at breakfast we got to know the couple more..they live in Fairbanks, but they also live in Texas (they knew where Flower Mound is!), AND they were going on the same glacier cruise as us! How crazy is that?? I don't know where Weather Underground gets their forecasts from, but they were COMPLETELY wrong. 30 and 40s? No way, 70s yet again!! The sun was shining, the sky was super blue, the mountains were bathed in sunlight, and when the wind was right you felt a WARM breeze go by (Chinook or some kind of katabatic wind..I love that word lol). The cruise out to Meares Glacier was AMAZING, perfect, incredible..I was even too warm! We saw orcas, humpback whales, bald eagles, sea otters, puffins, Dall porpoises, seals, sea lions, and lots of other birds! The other people on the boat were a great group..when we were waiting for the orcas a lady was like "hereee orca orca orca!" haha. There seemed to be a lot of people from Fairbanks on the boat, and two people came up to me and said I looked familiar. When I said I worked at Forget-Me-Not Books they were like "a-ha! I knew you looked familiar!" Alaska is small apparently. :P Unakwik Inlet (where Meares Glacier is) was especially gorgeous and it smelled sooooo good, like evergreen trees. *drools* If perfection exists, Unakwik Inlet is it. It was funny..the captain was like "I bet you're wondering where the glacier is..." and then he turned the corner and was like "welcome to Meares Glacier!" and all of a sudden it was just THERE. I was like "aw YEAAAHH" haha. I was bouncing on the soles of my feet..for one since I'm short, and that's apparently what I do now when excited LOL (like when I got the Cherry book haha). I couldn't believe how blue the sky was..there were NO clouds above us at all! It's so awesome just standing under the face of a glacier (and Meares technically isn't THAT big). The glacier is still advancing slowly (you can see the trees it's pushing over!). It calved little chunks here and there, but nothing too exciting (maybe because it's a stable glacier?). Meares will always be more special since I went there with Dana a few years ago. I couldn't believe how beautiful and warm it was. I'm glad Meares Glacier didn't kill my camera this time lol (weirdly, the other two times I went to that glacier my camera died lol). Eventually we had to leave (NOOOONOOOOOONOOO *grabby hands*..I always feel that we should spend longer at the glacier since we have to get all the way out there, but time goes by super fast for me at glaciers, so it was probably longer than I think it was :P) and made our way back to Valdez. There's not enough words to describe the beauty and awesomeness of today..I feel SUPER lucky. It would be cool to live here if the weather was like this all the time! Wow. I was super excited to catch my first Pikachu on the way back to the B&B!! Woohoo!

Tomorrow we go back to Fairbanks..it's supposed to be sunny and warm again! This weather is amazing. It'll be a nice day to hike up to Worthington Glacier (we stopped there on the way, but the glacier was in the shadows and decided to hike up Monday instead when the light would be better for pics. It looked like it had receded quite a bit! Sad :(). I'll post my pics when I get back home lol. Epic trip was epic!
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard)
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I love this pic of Cherry!! I had forgotten what his official role was in the expedition till I found this pic..the caption said he was the assistant zoologist. OMG that just makes me like him even more haha! I thought he was wearing his iced-up glasses, but now I'm not sure..in the pic below there's a guy wearing goggles, so maybe they're goggles instead. *shrugs* I was squeeing so much when I found this pic last night LOL (is it just me, or is he kinda short? Maybe it's his slouching? It seems like he should be taller lol)

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Awesome group shot! I found the same pic with captions saying who everyone is, but it's too small. I saw this one first though, and correctly guessed that Cherry is the second person in back row! I could feel the Cherry Aura again haha (I'm glad his jacket is white with big pockets, that makes it easier to pick him out haha)

Tomorrow mom and I are going to Valdez! Yay, I get to talk about something other than Apsley Cherry-Garrard :P (*shivers* I LOVE TYPING HIS NAME). The forecast for Sunday when we do the glacier cruise is partly cloudy and 39 degrees..and it'll be even colder by the glacier. It says clear for Monday when we drive back..I hope it'll be nice lol

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