glacier_kitty: (northern lights 2)
Yesterday we indeed went to the plaza downtown and had lunch and went shopping..I found the PERFECT shirt..it's blue and has mountains and says "Santa Fe." It was screaming my name when I saw it haha. I also went to a "new" bookstore (and was happy to see many people shopping there). I like "used" bookstores better..they're more interesting (still won't say no to a bookstore though lol). After that we just hung out at Cindy and Dean's house. They watched The Worst Journey in the World docudrama with me (my 5th time!! I wish I had thought of it sooner, so Julie and the others could have watched it too..oh well :P). Now that I know more about Cherry and Antarctic history in general, it made more sense (like meeting Angela and the quartz thing and stuff). At the end they showed a pic of Cherry I had only seen in Sara Wheeler's book, so I had to take a screenshot to share LOL. When I went to my little trailer thing where I slept I was super hyper and just kept yelling "stick it!!!" haha! It's crazy Cherry still has that big of an effect on me..fun though :P

Today we drove back to Payson..so sad leaving, even if we had an extra day. It was super fun and I'm glad we could get together again! We stopped at the Petrified Forest again to stretch our legs..yeah, I am officially tired of looking at petrified wood now LOL. Still nice to get out of the car though. We got back in Payson just in time for it to START RAINING AND SNOWING AGAIN WTF. It's supposed to do both all week!! Wow, the weather is usually nicer than this here! Not cool :P

a few pics )
glacier_kitty: (abby 3)
Merry Christmas! Yesterday it snowed like crazy..beautiful, but I'd still rather have warmth and sun lol. I got a quilt mom made with cats on it (her very first quilt, it looks awesome! I'll get a pic one of these days lol), a wallet, and an Amazon gift card from Dana (I've been saving up books there till now, since I knew I'd probably get a gift card haha. Must add to my polar exploration collection :P)

Tomorrow we're driving to Cindy and Dean's house in Santa Fe! Not only will it be nice to see everyone again, but I'm also very tired of being cooped up in the house lol. Hopefully we'll get lots of pics!

Speaking of pics, I looked at a lot of old pics today..it's so weird, and sad since I can't remember a lot of the events in the pics (or very little). I'm taking some back to Alaska with me, I like having them around lol. Here's one of me and Snowy when he was a kitten!:
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Aww. I wanted to take a pic of this picture (haha) last time I was here, but didn't for whatever reason. I made sure to this time! Mom made that cat outfit I'm wearing LOL..as you can see, I've always loved cats :P
glacier_kitty: (dana and i - meares glacier)
I got to see Dana for a couple hours today, yay! (I smell like her perfume now haha.) We had lunch and then went back to my house for awhile..I showed her some of my old school stuff, which she seemed genuinely interested in! I love that about her..no matter how obsessive I am, she's always supportive and interested. <3 She left when the weather started getting ugly..it started sleeting, eww. It's supposed to snow today and tomorrow..guess Payson will have a white Christmas lol

Here are a couple pics!

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Yay, always nice seeing her again :D
glacier_kitty: (jon snow 2)
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Aw, Weezing is allergic to Abby! Hehe

bold = new )

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: (kitty - winter)
FAIRBANKS — The skies began clearing Monday afternoon over the Interior, and the temperatures began dropping.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today's trivia: The Toltecs, 7th century native Mexicans, used wooden swords in battle so they didn't kill their enemy

Snow!!

Nov. 14th, 2016 04:02 pm
glacier_kitty: (jon snow)
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For whatever reason, I'm ridiculously happy it's snowing right now lol (I couldn't wait to take pics after I got off work haha. I really like this one!). It's peaceful and beautiful and magical! I probably looked ridiculous staring at the sky and smiling, but I don't care LOL. I totally understand when someone told me once they moved here from Hawaii because they missed the snow..I'll definitely take this over 100 degree weather!! (I think I've become Full Alaskan now haha!)

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I tried to walk home slowly since I was enjoying myself so much lol

Paulette stopped in today and told us the story of her husband Marc's passing..she was so grateful for her "work family's" support. It was good to see her and give her a hug. Marc's funeral is tomorrow..I've only been to one funeral in my entire life..it'll be so sad, but Paulette needs all the support she can get <3

Ewww it's only 4 PM and it's already getting dark :(

Day 9-Handwrite your favorite word )

Today's trivia: Between feeding, excavating nest cavities and drumming, woodpeckers can peck up to 20 times per second

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%)

*phew!*

Oct. 18th, 2016 03:53 pm
glacier_kitty: (tyrion lannister)
A suspect has been arrested and charged in the shooting of Fairbanks Police Sgt. Allen Brandt early Sunday.

In a mid-afternoon news conference, Fairbanks police said they had arrested Anthony George Jenkins-Alexie about 10 a.m. today. Jenkins-Alexie was charged with assault and attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. He was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center this afternoon.

Jenkins-Alexie has a criminal history and has made previous threats to law enforcement, according to acting police chief Brad Johnson.

Johnson said the arrest came about during their investigation, helped in large part by tips from citizens. Alexie was arrested not far from where he left Brandt's police car Sunday, the downtown neighborhood around 8th Avenue and Clay Street. Johnson said the suspect was "out taking a walk" when he was arrested.

Just talking a walk..in the area you shot the officer at..not the smartest criminal I see. :P Luckily the officer is still alive and will recover

I also read Juneau has seen measurable snowfall before Fairbanks for the first time in over 70 years. Wow (it might snow on Thursday though). At least the wind stopped, that was crazy!

Day 13: Post a picture of you at school/college/university/work )

Today's trivia: The sweat drops drawn in cartoon comic strips are called pleuts

*MELTS*

Oct. 17th, 2016 03:54 pm
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard 3)
So I found this article about Cherry the other day..

When Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of Captain Scott's companions on his doomed polar expedition in 1912, fell in love aged 50, his lovemaking followed an unusual pattern. He met 20-year-old Angela Turner on a Norwegian cruise in 1937. He was alone, she with her parents and brother.

One day, the boat docked and Angela and Cherry slipped off for a walk on their own. They sat on a bench where Cherry picked up a small piece of quartz and offered it to Angela. 'Years later, when she had become an Antarctic expert, Angela discovered that the courtship ritual of the penguin centres around stone-giving, stones being a vital commodity for the construction of the nest.'

This story illuminates the reserved, passionate Cherry-Garrard (always known, except to his mother, as Cherry) in several ways. At that time, almost no one in the world would have known such an intimate detail about penguin lovemaking, but Cherry had made 'the worst journey in the world' to collect penguin eggs and always retained a deep affection for the comical, determined birds he had nearly given his life to see.

He was also chronically shy and afflicted by bouts of dark depression which made expressing his emotions painful for him. This type of non-verbal communication was the perfect solution for a man who felt things deeply but had terrible trouble talking about them.

Awww. OMG I love this so much. *swoons* I think I just turned into a hopeless romantic LOL. That's quite an age difference, but I'd marry him too if he did such a sweet gesture like that. I hope I can find a modern Cherry somewhere..please, give me a rock and I'm all yours LOL. What a sweet and amazing guy! <3 (Cherry giving Angela quartz was even in the docudrama! I was wondering what that was about lol)

It can stop being windy ANY time now..20 degrees + wind = NOPE. Brrrr! A cold front must cave come through or something..

Day 12: Post a picture of you just before you go to bed )

Today's trivia: The only satellite that has ever been destroyed by a meteor was the European Space Agency's communications satellite, Olympus, in 1993

Late snow

Oct. 12th, 2016 06:52 pm
glacier_kitty: (forest - winter 2)
FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks is almost two weeks behind normal for the first snow accumulation of the season, but it’s too soon to tell whether we’ll have a brown Halloween.

If it snowed today — it’s not in the forecast — it would be the third-latest date for first snow accumulation in the past 30 years. If it doesn’t snow until Saturday, it will be the latest start to the snow season since the 1980s.

The short-term forecast doesn’t call for snow in the immediate future, but a high pressure system that’s brought warm sunny weather all week is dissipating and will bring colder weather and a chance of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Berg said.

“The high pressure lingers, but it gives way to some colder air moving in. We do have a low that will be over Canada, so it kind of squeezes the high pressure out to the northwest over Siberia,” he said. “The low over the Canadian archipelago will kind of spin some cold air down onto the state on Thursday.”

The forecast calls for a low of about 10 degrees Saturday night.

The changing weather isn’t expected to bring a significant amount of snow. The Weather Service threshold for measurable snowfall is one-tenth of an inch.

The overall record for latest snowfall in Fairbanks weather history was in 1918 when the first snow didn’t pile up until Halloween.

This sunny nice weather is fine with me lol..it is kind of weird for it to be cold(ish) with no snow on the ground haha. I imagine it'll happen eventually though :P

Day 8: Post a picture of you and your [desired] husband/wife (Can be photoshopped) )

Today's trivia: The role of Captain Jack Sparrow was initially offered to Jim Carrey, but he turned it down for Bruce Almighty
glacier_kitty: (apsley cherry-garrard)
sorry, i have to freak out about cherry again LOL )

Brrrr, I was so not expecting it to be so cold and windy and rainy when I walked to work today haha..but I still got a smoothie anyway LOL (and yeah, lots of "stick it, Heather, stick it!!" in my head haha omg I'm crazy :P)

Age you’ll be on your next bday )

Today's trivia: The spider Calponia harrisonfordi was named for the star of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars in thanks after Ford narrated a documentary for the London Museum of Natural History in 1994
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: (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: (glacier - moraines)
FAIRBANKS — The combined months of June and July 2016 are shaping up to be the second wettest on record, a National Weather Service forecaster said Sunday.

“It’s definitely quite a bit wetter than normal,” lead forecaster Bob Fischer said.

Rainfall in Fairbanks was 8.16 inches, adding up both June and July, as of 3 p.m. Sunday.

The record for the combined period of June-July was set in 2014 when 9.34 inches of precipitation fell in Fairbanks, Fischer said.

July 2016 by itself is also one for the record books. Fischer anticipates it will rank fourth with 4.96 inches of rain.

The rainiest July on record was in 2003 with 5.96 inches of rain.

Fischer is expecting things to dry up a bit going into August, though flood advisories in the Interior remain in effect — some through early Tuesday morning.

“There is still a lot of water coming downstream,” Fischer said.

The Chena River continues to flood a bike path that runs under the Barnette Street Bridge, and spot flooding has been reported in low-lying areas of Fairbanks.

Wow. They keep canceling the Rubber Ducky Race and the River Regatta since the river is so high. August is usually our rainy month (especially during the fair :P), though I hope it dries up like the forecaster said

List one thing you'd never do )

Today's trivia: US president James Buchanan would regularly buy slaves in Washington, take them to Pennsylvania, and quietly set them free

Wow

Jul. 21st, 2016 04:38 pm
glacier_kitty: (the eiger)
FAIRBANKS—High water continues on the Chena River, causing continued minor flooding upstream of Fairbanks and the cancellation or postponement of two weekend boat events.

According to the National Weather Service, between 1 and 3 inches of rain fell over the region earlier this week, raising the Chena River to minor flood stage in Two Rivers and North Pole. The Army Corps of Engineers closed flood gates at the Moose Creek Dam at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with a goal of limiting the Chena River flow to less than 12,000 cubic feet per second in downtown Fairbanks.

The flow was 8,550 cubic feet per second as of 11:15 a.m. today in downtown and was forecast to peak at 4 a.m. Friday. at 9,010 cubic feet per second, according to the Weather Service model.

As of Wednesday evening, the Chena River had begun dropping upstream of the Granite Tors campground, and a crest of water was moving toward the Moose Creek Dam. It is expected to reach the dam sometime today.

Minor flooding is expected to continue in low-lying areas in the Steamboat Landing neighborhood and may affect Freeman Road, off of Nordale Road. Drivers are cautioned not to drive their vehicles through flooded areas.

Heavy rain fell overnight and into this morning, and more is forecast through Friday.

When I flew back to Fairbanks on Monday I saw the river was pretty high when we passed over it. I'm glad we have that dam, otherwise we'd get flooded out! And really..you shouldn't have to be cautioned not to drive through flooded areas..DUH. lol

Today walking home from work I saw a guy holding his phone..he saw I was holding mine too and was like "Team Mystic!" LOL. We were at a Pokestop, so he assumed I was playing too (which I was..sorry not sorry :P). I did happen to choose Team Mystic, though I haven't battled anyone or whatever you do at those gyms lol (I'm nervous about trying it and messing something up lol). I only caught a Zubat thing this time..he was in my way!! Haha, I love this game :P

I hate the news these days..all these shootings and today I read about teenagers that burned puppies alive and posted it to Snapchat and another about an abandoned cat with her kittens tied to her..they rescued the kittens, but they all died. WHY?? How can people be so awful?? I wish the world would get better :(

Who's your biggest role model? )

Today's trivia: There's a 230-foot-long sea organ on the coast of Croatia. The organ, designed by architect Nikola Basic, has 35 tubes that make music whenever the waves crash into them

Rainy June

Jun. 28th, 2016 04:41 pm
glacier_kitty: (jon snow 2)
FAIRBANKS — For the second time in three years, Fairbanks is chasing a rain record in June.

After the deluge on Sunday and Monday, the monthly total for rainfall at Fairbanks International Airport rose to 3.2 inches — less than half an inch shy of the all-time record.

“It’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility,” said Rick Thoman, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Fairbanks.

No matter what happens the final three days of the month, 2016 already ranks fourth all time for total rainfall in the month of June since reporting began in 1912.

Heading into the weekend, the airport had recorded 2.42 inches of rain in this month, but the thunderstorm that struck the Interior on Sunday brought another 0.44 inches, followed by another 0.38 inches Monday morning.

The amount of rainfall at the airport this June is more than double normal. To put the precipitation in perspective, the airport received more rain on Sunday than in the entire month of June 2013.

To get the record, this month would have to surpass 3.56 inches, the mark set just two years ago, in 2014. That year, an eleventh-hour shower late in the evening on June 30 brought 0.1 inch of rain, just enough to break a tie for first place between 2014 and 1949.

The airport would need to record 0.36 inches of rain before midnight Thursday to tie the record, but Thoman said it wouldn’t be totally surprising.

"The airport received more rain on Sunday than in the entire month of June 2013." WOW! That's crazy haha. At least it's sunny again after raining all day yesterday. It would be cool to break the record, just because haha

I love seeing my doctor and being able to say how well I'm doing..I get excited to tell her! Weird how Prozac works when all the other ones just stopped, but I'll take it :P

List three undesirable characteristics that you have )

Today's trivia: In 1968, Steve McPeak traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles on a unicycle. The trip took him six weeks
glacier_kitty: (iceberg)
So the weather yesterday was crazy..I have rarely seen that many storm clouds in one place before! We even had a severe thunderstorm warning, which I'd never seen here before! (I asked mom how they classify it as severe, and I was somehow surprised when she knew, even though she used to work for the National Weather Service haha. The NWS site says "the National Weather Service considers a thunderstorm severe if it produces hail at least one inch in diameter, winds of 58 mph or stronger, or a tornado." Pretty much what mom said lol.) It was so cool to watch the storm and crazy lightning..I read that over 18,000 lightning strikes were recorded this weekend! Wow. Too bad it started some forest fires, but with that many lightning strikes, I guess it's kinda expected. It kinda felt like I was back in Texas again!

some pics )

List one thing you'd change about your body if you could )

Today's trivia: With over 25 million likes, Dory is the most liked character on Facebook from any Disney or Pixar film
glacier_kitty: (kitty - sleepy 2)
Today is mom's 61st birthday! Lately it's been rainy and gloomy and bleh, but today is pretty much perfect..blue skies, low 70s, breezy..we had to find some geocaches, especially since mom was 5 away from 1000! The mosquitoes were intense, but it was so nice just to be outside on such a nice day! Mom indeed found her 1000th cache, woohoo! (I only got 4 since I had already found one of them, but that's alright lol.) Just as we were about to leave, the couple that hid the cache showed up! Oddly enough, it was his wife's birthday too, and they were going to get a drink at the nearby brewery. They thought it was awesome that one of their caches was mom's 1000th one hehe. We celebrated by getting pizza at Pizza Hut, yumm. I'm glad she had a great birthday, and I hope this awesome weather continues! (I've always been amused that mom's birthday is exactly a week after mine lol)

We've gotten a CRAZY amount of donations at work lately..poor Denise and Becky can't keep up with them. I'm glad for the job security though :P

List one word that most describes you )

Today's trivia: The story of Mulan had been told in China for almost 1,500 years before Disney decided to make it into an animated movie

Heatwave

May. 15th, 2016 02:00 pm
glacier_kitty: (winter lake 2)
FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks set another record high temperature on Saturday, breaking a mark that was set in 1915.

The thermometer topped out at 82 degrees at Fairbanks International Airport, 2 degrees warmer than the previous record. Fairbanks also set a record high of 79 on Friday. The normal high for this time of year is 60.

Interior Alaska, already under dry conditions, pulled through two days of record-breaking hot weather without a wildfire starting.

The fire service was ready for fire activity, Mowry said, as temperatures climbed on Saturday, hitting a high of 82 degrees at Fairbanks International Airport about 7 p.m. and setting a new record for a high temperature for May 14.

The old record of 80 degrees was set in 1915, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Metzger.

“(Saturday) was the first time we hit 80 degrees this season,” Metzger said.

It was so warm on Saturday that the low temperature, 59 degrees, broke a record too for highest minimum temperature on May 14. Metzger said the previous record, set in 2005, was 52 degrees.

Fairbanks’ low temperature on Saturday beat Chicago’s high temperature of 47 degrees, the meteorologist said.

Wow, 80 degrees in May. I'm glad it cooled off and rained some, especially since there has been so much pollen lately. I went to the clinic to get stuff for allergies and when the doctor looked inside my nose he was like "wow, it looks brutal in there!" It was too swollen to even breathe..luckily the stuff I got has helped some, phew

Yesterday I was talking to mom about how I still feel so much better on the Prozac..she was like "yeah, suddenly just one day it seemed this cloud lifted off you and I could feel your good vibes." Wow. I wish I had gotten help sooner, I felt like a shell of a person, existing but dead inside. It's given me my life back..I'm not sure why Prozac works so well for me when the others didn't, but I'm so happy I found something that works!

List three animals you like )
glacier_kitty: (mountains - lake)
1. Given as a percentage, approximately what are the chances that there is a french fry somewhere in your car? If you do not own a car, what are the chances that there is a french fry somewhere in the car you most frequently ride in? 0% I think..
2. Given as a percentage, approximately what are the chances that you will eat ice cream sometime in the next four days? 70%?
3. Given as a percentage, approximately what are the chances that you’ll get a personal, handwritten greeting in the mail sometime in the next week? 0% lol
4. Given as a percentage, approximately what are the chances that there will be rain in your neighborhood within the next forty-eight hours? I think I saw there's a 20% chance of rain on Sunday..
5. Given as a percentage, approximately what are the chances that in the next twenty-four hours, you will be in the same room as a naked person other than yourself? 0% lol

It's HOT today..mom and I went caching on Birch Hill and it felt like my face was gonna melt off. D: 80 degrees is way too hot here lol

List three boys' names you like )

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