Friday, April 30, 2010

Hello Wisconsin!

I have no idea why - its spring time in Juneau and the cottonwoods are starting to bloom (which is the best smell in the world by the way) and it’s finally light out all the time and the snow is finally gone - but I have been thinking about Wisconsin lately. A lot. It’s like I have a two year maximum before I get bored and want to make some big dramatic move. I don’t really want to move. The thought of packing makes me break out in hives. But my sister is getting married, which means she could conceivably have kids in the next few years and let’s face it, I’m probably going to end up living with 20 cats cranking out at least one knit afghan every week while I horde old newspapers and fall asleep every night in a drunken stupor.

The point is that my whole family is in Wisconsin and I think I’m just kind of homesick. Which never happens. I keep thinking about how I could actually go to Packer games or Summerfest if I lived in Wisconsin again. It wouldn’t take an entire day of traveling to get most places. I wouldn’t have to plan out every single hour of my vacation time to accommodate all the stupid weddings I’ve been getting invited to lately. And it wouldn’t take an $800 plane ticket to get to those weddings either. I could actually make it to a Miz Bitch birthday party. Sure I would miss Juneau. A lot. But I don’t really have anything keeping me here. It’s just something I’ve been thinking about…

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tourist Season

There's only one week left until the cruise ships start to overtake Juneau. Spring is my favorite time of year here. I didn't do much hiking last summer and I definitely need to do something about that in the next few months. This weekend was the perfect weekend to get out.
My 15-year old chihuahua made it up 75% of this trail, which is admittedly the easiest mountain to climb in Juneau, but you still have to give her some credit. Her legs are like, 10 inches long!

The next sunny weekend we get, I am hiking up to the ice caves around Mendenhall Glacier, so stay tuned for those pictures!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Maui Revisited

Not as cool as my awesome turtle picture, but you know you are still jealous.
Starfish? Never heard of it! Sea stars are not fish.
Just chillin' with flipper. I actually touched this dolphin. True story.
Red slate pencil coral. You can dry it out and actually use it like chalk. You know, if you are a sick fuck and want to kill a coral reef for some stupid chalk.

Spring Has Sprung

Work is calming down, spring has finally reached Alaska and I don't really have anything to complain about right now. Huh. I'm not sure what to do with myself now...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride...

My older sister just got engaged and I get to be her maid of honor, which is, of course, amazeballs! The only problem is I just broke up with the one person that could have been my wedding date. I am sick of going to weddings without a date. I am pretty sure I could still call the guy to start things up again, because let’s be honest – my milkshake brings all the boys to my yard but that is just ridiculous. No, I am just going to have to go slut it up once again. At least my sister has some hottie friends. Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to do my hair...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I wish I was still in Hawaii

For the last few weeks I’ve been trying to force myself to like a guy I’ve been going out with. But I have never been able to date a guy if I am not totally into him. I’m not going to date a guy just to have somebody. Maybe I would have when I was younger, but I’m no longer 20 and I am not going to pretend and I am not willing to have a one night stand anymore just to get some. Anyway, going out with this guy has made me realize that it is probably only going to get harder to get into a serious relationship the older I get. I don’t want to give up any of the things I enjoy about being independent. And honestly, being alone doesn’t scare me most of the time. There are times when I definitely get lonely but not lonely enough to deal with a crappy relationship. Or a forced one for that matter. So I had to let another one go and now there is another person out there who thinks I am either a tease or a bitch. Sigh.