Thursday, June 27, 2013

TPS Reports...

I was looking up the price of electricity in Bethel Alaska tonight (between my evening run and baking cookies because that's what I do with a Wednesday evening this week) when I discovered that the state of Alaska actually files TPS reports...
See the full report here

If Bethel requests 150K stating "there is no other funding needed", and the state approves 175K, who gets the extra 25K?

And, while I'm asking questions without good answers...

Given that it's summer in Alaska and I can still read outside at midnight without a light. Why does the city of Anchorage insist on turning on the flood lights over the baseball fields I run past sometime before 9 pm?

Why am I still awake blogging at 12:30?

What's the actual value of a gallon of gasoline? Actually, I do want an answer to this one if anyone would like to share their thoughts. I've thought about it some, but that will have to wait for another post... -See previous question.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I have a desk!

After 14 months of blogging from coffee shops, hostels, and friends couches I have a desk of my own. It's simple and at the moment it's clean too! I don't expect a desk to improve the frequency of blog posts before there is snow on the ground again though. 

Yes the sun is setting though my north facing window and yes it is almost midnight. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Officially an Alaskan again

I'm an Alaskan on paper again. I've got an AK drivers license, license plate, and an address here. 
I wanted the plates with a Caribou on them, but you have to order those online. Maybe in the winter when life slow down up here. 
Facebook does not seem to think I should stay here through the winter... 
Long days in an office during the Alaska summer does little to encourage booting up my laptop at home, let alone write a blog post. It caught me a bit off guard to realize it was June already and I've been back to working at the new job for six weeks... Then I realized looking forward that I already have plans for every weekend until mid July. At least I'm not going to get bored.

I saw this the other day and it seemed a fitting warning as I settle into a schedule again.