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How do you deal with the constant darkness / constant daylight that you experience during the year?
What types of sports activities do you participate in or go watch there?
Any wildlife sitings in you front/back yard recently?
"Never take for granted what it means to be a Volunteer." Peyton Manning
Have you ever made out with a native?
How many episodes of Ice Road Truckers have you been on?
I am pretty sure I cannot participate this week because TnT has me on ignore.
Deadliest Catch is one of my favorite TV shows. How big of a deal is it in Alaska?
How much of Alaska have you seen?
this one is great
There are only four answers to any question: Yes, No, I don't know, or the Correct Answer.
All of the good questions have been asked. Don't think I saw this one. What is your favorite kind of pizza? Everybody loves pizza.
This post was edited by AldermanAl 19 months ago
What is taco cat spelled backwards?
You ask 'em. I'll bump 'em.
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
Wes and I share something in common. We are both Winter Weather Wusses. What kind of mentality do you have to have to reside in the coldest state in the union?
How do you heat your home?
Have you watched the new show Vegas?(I've asked that in every WWW thread. It's the #1 rated new show but I can't seem to find anybody else that watches it. It's my favorite.)
What kind of truck do you drive?
Is Tee henpecked?
Have you seen big foot or the Abominable Snowman. Serious question though what brought you there and why in the world continue to stay. Look forward to hearing about big foot though.
What will you miss most if you get the oppurtunity to move?
What ar your favorite places to grab a beer or dinner in anchorage? I've been up a couple dozen times and still get to anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau a few times a year....I frequent f street station, glacier brew house, crows nest, Simon and seaforts, humpy's, that good pizza place that I forget the name of.....
Actually at seatac catching the 10 am to anchorage right now....
This post was edited by dsmith1669 19 months ago
Do they even sell coolers there?
AK is part of America. FWIW
Of course an AL HC wouldn't have a clue.
This post was edited by sneauxvol 19 months ago
Probably put your items in a warm box to keep from freezing.
1. I came up here in the summer of 1996 originally just to visit my parents, who had moved up here in 1992. I had graduated high school in 1995 and had gone to school in Kentucky for a year (hated the place), and had decided not to go back. I was looking at enrolling at Tennessee, but discovered that UAA not only had the program/classes I wanted, but was about 1/3 the price of Tennessee, so I wound up going to school there. I've been trying to move back for the last couple of years, but I'm not gonna move back unless I already have a job lined up. There's a very odd parallel between the weekend of the NC state game and my moving up to Alaska, but that's for another post/thread...
2. In terms of size, Alaska is (literally) 1/3 the size of the lower 48. Oddly enough, I get the "Do you know xxx?" question more often IN Alaska than outside the state.
3. I still haven't figured out my travel plans for next year, but I'd like to attend a game if at all possible.
4. There's been at least dialup/AOL for internet for as long as I've been in Alaska. Granted, what was called the internet in 1996 was garbage compared to what's available today. Fortunately the Chattanooga paper had a website up and running at the time, so that became a primary source of news for me.
5. If I packed it in dry ice and shipped it like they do fish, it might survive the trip down.
There's really three different climates in Alaska. There's a subtropical rainforest climate in SE Alaska (Tongass National Forest), a sub-Arctic climate from Fairbanks north, and then Anchorage, which is moderated by the Cook Inlet a lot. In Anchorage, the warmest I've ever seen was about 78 degrees (and people were complaining), and the coldest was -30. The latter just happened to be the same day i flew to San Diego, where it was 73 degrees when we got off the plane - 103 degrees warmer. Fairbanks has much bigger temperature fluctuations - 50 degrees below zero isn't uncommon up there in the winter, and it can hit 80-90 degrees in the summer.
Live weather report from Anchorage: snowing like crazy...
Fortunately I'm not cooler than a polar bear's toenails. I'd probably be dead of hypothermia if that was the case.
Right now, the sun comes up around 10am, and it's dark by 4pm. That being said, from roughly June 4 - July 4, it never gets completely dark at night - which is why blackout curtains are so popular. The darkness doesn't bother me nearly as much as the 10-15 day cold snaps where we never see temps above 5-7 degrees.
I was born and raised in Chattanooga, graduated from Tyner High School in 1995 (back when there were both city and county schools).
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