glacier_kitty: (alaska - we grow ice)
1. What did you do in 2016 that you'd never done before? Went to a slot canyon, etc
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? It was to read "longer" books, which I did. I'm not really making any this year..
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Not super close..
4. Did anyone close to you die? Does Snowy count?
5. What countries did you visit? Just the US
6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016? *shrugs*
7. What date from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Dana's wedding, Hawaii, etc
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Reading 52 books, etc
9. What was your biggest failure? *shrugs* Gaining weight?
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Just like bruises and stuff lol
11. What was the best thing you bought? Books, etc
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Anyone who did good things amid all the craziness
14. Where did most of your money go? Rent, groceries, etc
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Dana's wedding, going to Payson, etc
the rest )
glacier_kitty: (nature - yes please)
Everything you ever wanted to know about me!! Hehe

Your name starts with:
A-G
H-P
Q-V
W-Z

Your age:
13 & under
14-18
18-25
25+ (27)

Gender:
Female
Male
Non-Binary

Sexuality:
Straight
Bisexual
Pansexual
Gay/lesbian
Asexual

Year you were born:
‘84 or more
‘85 - ‘90 ('89)
‘91 - ’95
‘95+

the rest )

Day 19-Handwrite your five favorite bands )

Today's trivia: The word comet comes from the Greek kome, meaning "hair." The ancient Greeks called them "hairy stars." This is because the tail of a comet was thought to look like long hair streaming from a woman's head (Omg hairy stars that's amazing LOL)
glacier_kitty: (aragorn 2)
look a new pic of cherry i found!! )

a survey too! )

Dad's flying in later today! I can't wait to have yummy food lol

O HAI

Nov. 21st, 2016 11:44 am
glacier_kitty: (glacier - greenland)
When you read this, you're tagged. Take a picture of you in your current state, no changing your clothes or quickly putting on makeup. NO PHOTOSHOP. Show your flist the real you!

 photo Photo on 11-21-16 at 10.53 AM_zpsnkjrjhya.jpg
AHH HIDE IT'S THE REAL ME. Hahaha

and a long cat survey! )

Today's trivia: In 1888 Thomas Edison invented the talking doll. After six weeks into production, the dolls were deemed too scary and pulled from the market
glacier_kitty: (electric guitar)
Music Where?
Put the name of a song before each place. (I'm gonna use shuffle lol)

01. "Frankenstein"...up my nose. (Ouch!)
02. "Secret of the Runes"...in my pants. (I'll never tell!)
03. "Rosenrot"...in Hollywood.
04. "Muspelheim"...in the air.
05. "Listen to the Waves"...on the internet. (*surfs them too*)
06. "The Age of False Innocence"...during the summer. (Uh oh!)
07. "The Champion"...in my bed. (LOL)
08. "Mein Teil"...on the tv. (NOOO)
09. "In Memoriam"...on Mars. (Nooo, he still has potatoes left!!)
10. "Birth of the Wicked"...in the mall. (*runs away*)
11. "Hail to the Hammer"...in the kitchen. (I don't think I'm cooking this right...)
12. "Man on a Mission"...in my closet. (Who are you and what are you doing in there??)
13. "Fur Elise"...under my bed.
14. "Mountain Sound"...on the phone. (Moooom, the mountains are calling me again!!)
15. "At the End of the Rainbow"...in your arms. (Aww)

That was fun :P

Something beautiful )
glacier_kitty: (northern lights 5)
Last night I saw the Northern Lights for the first time this season! I got a blanket and laid on the grass and just watched the aurora dancing above me. <3 <3 There were thousands of stars and some random satellites and I even saw a shooting star! The lights just stayed white/light green, but their dancing is always beautiful. It was a great night and I am SO lucky to live here <3

here's a couple surveys from tina's lj! )
glacier_kitty: (mountains - snow)
I'm gonna attempt to do these two surveys again that I've been wanting to post for days lol. Both stolen from [livejournal.com profile] ragnarok_08

001. Real name → Heather
002. Nickname(s)→ Glacier Kitty I guess lol..and dad calls me "dude" :P
003. Zodiac sign → Gemini
004. Male or female → Female
005. Age → 27
006. Dream Job → Realistically, bookstore owner. It would be cool to be a glaciologist or pilot though
007. Eyes → Blue
008. Hair color → Blonde
009. Long or short → Longish
010. Loud or Quiet → Quiet
011. Sweats or Jeans → Sweats
012. Phone or Camera → Phone, it has a camera! Unless I'm in the rain or something lol (my regular camera is waterproof)
013. Health freak → No
015. Do you have a crush on someone? → CHERRY <3
016. Eat or Drink → Eat. Phew, getting past that last question was hard! Haha
017. Piercings → None
018. Tattoos → Two cat paw prints on my right arm; mountains, trees and the Northern Lights on my left arm; and "meow" with a cat face near my right ankle
the rest )

These gloomy rainy days can go away ANY time now..they make me sleepy. *checks weather for Valdez* DUDE HOLY COW IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE SUNNY WHEN WE'RE THERE!!! Most of this week is "ice pellets" (WTF it's still August D:) but after Friday..sun!! For new friends, Valdez is on the coast and it rains a LOT there, so it's pretty exciting (and gorgeous!) when it's clear there! Mom and I seem to bring good weather with us too. Yay, I hope the forecast stays true!!
glacier_kitty: (chickadee 2)
Yay, alliteration :P

Bold what you've done

Fired a gun (just BB guns..)
Been married
Fell in love
Been divorced
Swam in the sea
Gone on a blind date
Skipped lessons or lectures
Watched someone give birth
(a Guinea pig I had as a kid)
Been to North America
Been to Australia
Been to Asia
Been to South or Central America
Lived in more than one European country
Been to London
Been to Paris

Been to Venice
Been to Spain
Been to Russia
Seen the Northern Lights
Been on a cruise
Served on a jury
Been in a movie
Been to a Scandinavian country
Been to Iceland
Played in a band
Sang karaoke
Made prank phone calls
Laughed so much you cried
Caught a snowflake on your tongue
Had children
Had a pet(s)
Been sledding on a big hill
Been skiing

Been water skiing or parascending
Rode on a motorcycle
Been to a music festival
Spent at least one night on an island
Rode an elephant
Been on TV
Been in newspaper
Stayed in a hospital
Donated blood

Got a piercing
Got a tattoo
Driven an automatic vehicle
Driven over 100 mph
Lived on your own
Rode in the back of a police car
Rode in the back of an ambulance
Got a speeding ticket
Got a parking ticket
Rode a horse
Swam with a dolphin or whale
Been in a podcast
Appeared in Dr. Who
Have an Equity card or equivalent (I don't even know what that is lol)
Used an Oyster card (maybe, but I can't remember..)
Have been in a play
Have played with a monkey
Have trained animals

Live five desserts you like )
glacier_kitty: (night sky 4)
1. What did you do in 2015 that you'd never done before? Went to Homer, played new games, etc
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Yeah, I definitely read over 45 books lol. I feel like I should, like be happier or something..
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Not super close, but yeah
4. Did anyone close to you die? See above
5. What countries did you visit? Just the US
6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015? Happiness, random roadtrips, etc
7. What date from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Seeing Dana in Payson (Dec), winning the Biz Bee (Feb), going flightseeing in Homer (Aug or Sept), etc
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Traveling, winning the Biz Bee, etc
9. What was your biggest failure? Letting my depression/anxiety get so bad and making me feel lame since it was hard to do stuff, even just brushing my teeth before bed
the rest )

Wow, that was a depressing year in review lol. I really hope my happiness returns and I get birth control issues worked out..I need to find a good counselor too..

Day #9: Your favorite couple )
glacier_kitty: (meowy christmas)
1. What presents did you get for the holidays? Amazon gift cards from mom and Dana, money from relatives, and Ryan got us Cards Against Humanity LOL
2. Is there anything you were hoping to get that you didn't get? I didn't really ask for anything..
3. What is your favorite/least favorite holiday songs? "Wizards in Winter"-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, etc. Not sure what my least favorite one is..maybe annoying slow ones :P
4. When do you take down your holiday season decorations? After January I think..
5. What are your plans for New Year's? Maybe watch fireworks..depends on how cold it is

and a christmas survey )

Surveeey

Oct. 26th, 2015 08:30 pm
glacier_kitty: (glacier - moraines)
1. What was the last book you read or are currently reading? I'm reading Zero-Degree Murder by M.L. Rowland
2. What is the worst date that you've ever been on? I've never really been on a date..
3. Have you ever had a pen-pal? Sure
4. If you had to leave the country you currently live in, where would you live and why? Switzerland maybe..it's so beautiful and everyone seems happy..
5. What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud? *shrugs*
6. What are three of your life goals? Go to Iceland, fly a plane, go to Antarctica
7. Do you have a crush on anyone on your LJ friends list? No
8. Have you ever had a life coincidence that was unexpected? Sure, I bet everyone has lol
9. Have you ever won anything? If so, what did you win and what did you have to do to win it? Yeah..it may have been tickets to Six Flags or something..
10. Do you have any claims to fame? Whenever I tell other geocachers my geocaching name (GlacierKitty), they get all excited cause they've seen my name before lol. Probably working at the bookstore too..
the rest )

Today's trivia: The SS Californian was criticised for ignoring the Titanic’s distress signals. She was later sunk herself in 1915, by a German submarine

Survey!

Jul. 5th, 2015 05:02 pm
glacier_kitty: (night sky 4)
What was your last facebook status?: It was a pic of fireworks in Alaska with the caption "what fireworks look like in Alaska summers @12 midnight"
What color is the wall in your kitchen?: White
Last time you were in a group shot?: Hmm..maybe a few months ago?
Last time you dressed formally?: *shrugs*
At what age did you go through puberty?: I started my period when I was 10, so I guess the ages around there..
Last time you got an xray?: It's been awhile..
What is the stupidest show on television?: Toddlers and Tiaras, etc
Do you enjoy photo editing?: No
Do you pluck/wax your eyebrows?: I get them waxed
Have you ever owned a blacklight?: No
Do you own a coloring book?: No
Do you shop at a dollar store?: No
Do you do any winter sports?: Nah
Which is worse: Snakes, Scorpions or Spiders?: Spiders or scorpions
Is there an attic and/or a basement in your house?: No
Do you own duct tape?: I don't think so..
Do you own a jack knife?: No
What size underwear do you wear?: Medium..
When was the last time you ordered something online?: Last month
Have you ever been bitten by a tick?: Yeah, on my head D:
the rest )

It's supposed to be 88 tomorrow D:

Survey!

May. 5th, 2015 04:04 pm
glacier_kitty: (northern lights 5)
Name and age? Heather, 25
Where are you? At my apartment in Fairbanks, Alaska
Where did you grow up? Texas
Who do you live with? My cat
Have any kids? No
How many close friends would you say you have? A few
Any hobbies? Going online, reading, geocaching, etc
What is your dream job? Pilot, glaciologist, or owning my own bookstore
If you had 1,000,000 dollars to give away, how would you do it? Donate to animal shelters, needy people, etc
When have you seen Karma at work in your life? These bullies from school getting arrested for burning people's cars and stuff
Who is there in your life that you would take a bullet for? Mom or my cat maybe
Under what circumstances would you adopt a child? I really don't want kids..
What was the last national park you visited? Umm..the Painted Desert/Petrified Forest?
What cause are you willing to fight for? Animal rights, disability rights, etc
What was the first thing you learned to cook? *shrugs*
the rest )

Today's trivia: The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland

Surveeeey

Mar. 21st, 2015 07:14 pm
glacier_kitty: (glacier - perito moreno 3)
1. What's your favorite candle scent? Piney ones
2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? Jennifer Lawrence
3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother? Ben Barnes?
4. How old do you think you'll be when you get married? No idea
5. Do you know a hoarder? Not sure..
6. Can you do a split? No
7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike? Sometime in elementary school..
8. How many oceans have you swam in? Two..Atlantic and Pacific
9. How many countries have you been to? 6, if Monaco counts
10. Is anyone in your family in the army? No
11. What would you name your daughter if you had one? Morgan or Amanda or something..
12. What would you name your son if you had one? Luca?
13. What's the worst grade you got on a test? 0 lol. I hate math :P
14. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child? Rugrats, Spongebob, All That, etc
15. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight? lol I'd have to look at pictures from 1997, I can't remember :P
16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series? I've read all of Harry Potter and the Hunger Games books. No desire to read Twilight..blech
17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent? American maybe..
18. Did your mother go to college? Yeah
19. Are your grandparents still married? No..grandma's married to someone else though
20. Have you ever taken karate lessons? Sure
the rest )

Survey!

Feb. 24th, 2015 04:06 pm
glacier_kitty: (big books)
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? *shrugs*
2. How much cash do you have on you? A couple dollars maybe..more if you count coins
3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR? Floor
4. Favorite planet? Earth
5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? Mom
6. What is your favorite ringtone on your phone? "Mountain Sound"-Of Monsters and Men, etc
7. What shirt are you wearing? A black shirt that says "Alaska" with a moose on it
8. Do you label yourself? I'm a Crazy Cat Lady ;)
9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing? I'm not wearing any
10. Bright or dark room? Bright enough, but not TOO bright..it hurts my eyes
11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? She's awesome :D
12. What does your watch look like? It's blue and digital
13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Sleeping
14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say? "Ok! I love you!"
15. Where is your nearest 7-11? Don't know..there may be one in Anchorage, but not sure..
the rest )

Today's trivia: The oldest known fossils are cyanobacteria from Archaean rocks of western Australia, dated 3.5 billion years old
glacier_kitty: (northern lights 7)
1. How old will you be in 3 birthdays? 28
2. Do you think you'll be married by then? No
3. What do you look forward to most in the next 2 months? It getting warmer and lighter haha
4. Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet? Socks
5. When was the last time you cried? *shrugs*
6. What was the last thing you drank? Water
7. Favourite ice cream? Chocolate chip
8. What is your favourite number? 16
9. What's your favourite colour? Glacial blue
10. What Jelly do you put on your PB&J? I don't eat those
11. What location(s) is/are on your bucket travel list? Iceland, New Zealand, Antarctica, etc
12. How many glasses of water a day do you drink on average? *shrugs*
13. What do you drink in the morning? Orange juice or water usually
14. Would you rather kiss someone with or without tongue? Without
15. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed? Sure
16. Do you know how to play poker? No
17. What's so good about Fridays? Popcorn day haha, etc
18. Any plans for this weekend? Relaxing, laundry (almost done!), grocery shopping..
19. Do you eat out or at home more often? Depends
20. How big is your TV? Medium
the rest )
glacier_kitty: (jon snow)
FAIRBANKS — The month of December was relatively warm, but not warm enough to beat the record set 100 years ago.

According to Chris Cox of the National Weather Service, December 2014 was the second-warmest December on record with an average temperature of 8 degrees in Fairbanks.

The record was set in 1914 when the average temperature for the month of December was 10.2 degrees.

The third-warmest December in 110 years of record-keeping was in 1985 when the average temperature was 7.6 degrees, Cox said.

This winter is shaping up to be one for the record books, Cox said, with higher than normal temperatures expected to continue into January.

“So far for this winter, that’s October, November, December, it’s the fourth warmest on record,” the meteorologist said.

Cox described December weather as tranquil. “We didn’t have any outrageous storms,” he said.

During December, the average temperature was below normal only two days of the month.

Dec. 3 broke a record for the warmest low temperature for the day at 14 degrees.

“The warmest temperature of the month was 37 degrees on the 31st,” Cox said.

A slight cooling trend will bring temperatures down to normal for the first few days of January, Cox said.

That means highs in the single digits and lows down below zero.

“That will just be a blurb for the overall trend for the month,” Cox said.

A moderate-strength El Nino is expected to push January temperatures above normal, the meteorologist said.

Wow, we're so spoiled haha

and yet another 2014 book survey haha )
glacier_kitty: (winter lake 2)
I'm gonna post all the books I read this year in the next couple days, but I couldn't resist taking this survey haha

A book with more than 500 Pages/A book with a love triangle: Heartstone by CJ Sansom
A classic Romance/A book that made you cry/A book more than 100 years old: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A book published this year: Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest by Brian Dickinson
A book with a number in the title: K2: The Savage Mountain
A book written by someone under 30: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
A book with non-human characters/A book from your childhood: The Autobiography of Foudini M. Cat by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
A book by a female author/A funny book/A memoir: Captain Phil Harris by Josh Harris
A Mystery or Thriller: The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
A book with a one-word title: Frankenstein
A book set in a different country/A book you started but never finished: Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado
A non-fiction book: Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World by Lynn Hill
A popular author’s first book: I Am Malala
A book from an author you love that you hadn’t read yet: The Water People by Joe Simpson
A book recommended by a friend:
A Pulitzer Prize winner/A book with a color in the title: The Last Blue Mountain by Ralph Barker
A book at the bottom of your to-read list: I don't really have a list..I just pick one off my shelf haha
A book your mom loves: *shrugs*
A book that scares you: I Am Malala was pretty scary..
A book based entirely on its cover:
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t:
A book you can finish in day: I probably could have with some of them, but didn't
A book with antonyms in the title: Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest by Lincoln Hall
A book set somewhere you have always wanted to visit: Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of the World's Most Mysterious Continent by Gabrielle Walker
A book that came out the year you were born:
A book with bad reviews: Through the Eye of the Glacier by Michael Pollen
A trilogy/A book that became a movie/A book set in the future: The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian
A book with magic: Frankenstein?
A graphic novel:
A book by an author you’d never read before: Tales of a Western Mountaineer by CE Rusk
A book you own but had never read: Should I Not Return by Jeffrey Babcock
A book that takes place in your hometown/A book of short stories: A bunch of Through the Eye of the Glacier took place in Fairbanks..
A book that was originally written in a different language: Miracle in the Andes
A book set during Christmas: The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory
A book written by an author with the same initials as you:
A play:
A banned book/A book set in a high school: I Am Malala is probably banned in certain places..
A book based on or turned in to a TV show/A book based on a true story: The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival by Jim Davidson (it was featured on I Shouldn't Be Alive)

Day 19: If you were an elf what would your name be? )

Today's trivia: Nail polish was invented in China roughly 5,000 years ago, around 3000 B.C, and served to differentiate the classes. Royalty wore bright red and black
glacier_kitty: (northern lights 7)
1. What book are you reading now? The Ledge by Kevin Vaughan
2. What are your favorite books? (You can put specific books, genres, or both.) Mountaineering (Touching the Void, The White Spider, etc), historical mysteries (the Charles Lenox series, etc), etc
3. How did you learn to read? I taught myself lol
4. What foreign languages do you read? None very well..
5. What’s the funniest book you ever read? Anything by Dave Barry lol, etc
6. What books have changed the way you look at the world or the way you live your life? *shrugs*
7. What books have affirmed what you believe about life or the way you look at things? Above the Clouds by Anatoli Boukreev, etc
8. What are some of the scariest books you ever read? I don't read scary books..
9. About how many books do you think you have read in your life? Tons
10. About how many books do you own? Hundreds lol..working at a bookstore is dangerous :P
11. How many books per month do you usually borrow from the library? None
12. How much would you say you’ve paid in library fines in your life? *shrugs*
13. Do you read in bed? Of course, it's my favorite place to read :D
14. Do you ever read while walking or driving? No..
15. OK, let’s get real. Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever read a book? Uhhh..don't know
16. Do you listen to audio books? Ugh no, it annoys me..I can read faster than they can talk. At school when we had to I was like "OMG HURRY UP I'M DYING HERE" LOL. I read ahead sometimes :P
17. Has anyone ever read aloud to you or you to them? Yeah, mom loved reading to me as a kid!
18. What was the most difficult book to read? The Red Badge of Courage, The Bible, etc
19. What books do you intend to read but keep putting off? A Dance With Dragons haha
20. Do you buy new or used books, paperbacks or hardcovers, leather or collector’s? Yep :P
21. How do you feel about writing in books? Don't like it, unless you can erase it later
22. Do you lend books? Sure
23. What were your favorite books as a child? Where the Red Fern Grows, The Giving Tree, etc
24. What are children’s books do you enjoy as an adult? Harry Potter, The Hunger Games..
25. Do you ever read the ending first? No..that would ruin reading it!

Day 7: Have you been naughty or nice this year? )

Today's trivia: The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named "Big Bill." He weighed a portly 2,552 lbs and was so large that he dragged his belly on the ground. He had a shoulder height of 5 feet and a length of 9 feet
glacier_kitty: (trojan)
1. Where did you begin 2014? My parents' house
2. What did you do in 2014 that you'd never done before? Drove up near Eagle Summit, rode in a biplane, etc
3. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? It was just to keep track of my books again and read more than last year, and it'll be the same next year haha
4. Were you in school (anytime this year)? No
5. Did anyone close to you give birth? I think my friend Caitlin did..
6. Any new additions to your family? No
7. Did anyone close to you die? No
8. Did you know anybody who got married? Yeah
9. What countries did you visit? Just the USA
10. How did you earn your money? The bookstore job, etc
11. Where did most of your money go? Rent, groceries, etc
12. Did you have any encounters with the police? I encountered a state trooper when geocaching, but he was making sure the cars slowed down so we would be safe :)
13. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013? More vacations
14. What date(s) from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? The biplane ride in the Florida Keys, finally getting a paid job at the bookstore, etc
15. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting the job, etc
the rest )

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