Kevin. New England. Some of my interests include sci-fi, sci-non-fi, music theory, humor, and Alaska (grew up there). My age makes me more or less a grandparent on tumblr, but I'm not really that old. Not yet, at least. But probably older than you. Just saying.
I started this blog with the intention of creating and capturing cool stuff I find. A scrapbook, if you will.
When I find good internets, I will make them happen here. Check back often for more internets.
arriving in anchorage
I can see (the streetlight closest to) my (old) house!
Facebook no We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/87009830
Ahhh… I miss skiing Alyeska
This is #poster of the #skyline of the beautiful (yes chilly) city of Anchorage #Alaska. Downtown’s #architecture substantially defines the #Anchorage skyline today. The tallest buildings in Alaska are located here, most notably the ConocoPhillips Building and the Atwood Building.
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Yeah so, maybe you’ve heard the mosquitos in Alaska are pretty bad…
I’ve actually been amidst a swarm like this while working on the North Slope many years ago. Luckily I had a head net and was wearing long pants and sleeves so I was pretty protected.
The bugs aren’t nearly this bad in the cities, though.
I was just explaining to my friends how bald eagles are like pigeons in Alaska.
i wonder if this is the homer spit (look it up)
A flock of eagles descended on the Safeway parking lot last week, prompting police intervention.
Public Safety Director Jamie Sunderland says several people called in short succession on Thursday afternoon to report the melee.
Sunderland: “One of our officers went over there and there were 40 eagles sitting on, in and around several vehicles in the area.”
Sunderland says the eagles were feasting on garbage bags of fish product in the bed of a pickup truck.
This is terrifying.
Pretty sure I’ve had this nightmare…
They say a picture is worth a thousand fake band names.
The eagles have been following the news, and they’ve decided they no longer want to be our mascot. The next person who puts a crying eagle bumper sticker on their pickup truck is getting a visit from the Convocation.
my home state!!!
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amazing panorama of the mountains visible from high above anchorage, ak on a nice evening
My city of Anchorage during fall (spoiler alert…it only lasts like a week)
Gorgeous shot of my home town. God I miss those mountains. The amazing thing about Anchorage is that while the terrain visible in this picture is rugged and beautiful in its own right, if you turned around, you’d see water that leads to the Pacific ocean. It’s the complete package.
Adak is a city (population 326 at latest census) in the Aleutian islands. It is the westernmost municipality in the U.S. and the southernmost city in Alaska. The barren, windswept environment doesn’t allow for trees to grow naturally, but people tried to plant some anyway and succeeded.
The result was one standing tree, now 33 pines. Here is Adak National Forest:
It has a sign that reads: “You are now entering and leaving the Adak National Forest”.
and they even make the entire national forest festive during the holidays:
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