Its that special day again. The weekend update that you've all been anxiously waited for!
Musical Artist of the Week: I've taken a bit of a stand. I'm gonna keep pressing this band over and over again. Until everyone in the world knows it. They are the best band of all time. Period.
FLOWMOTION FLOWMOTION FLOWMOTION FLOWMOTION FLOWMOTION
here is a free download of a semi recent song with some of their new material.
Old Person Phrase of the Week: Thanks to my friend Ken I have this amazing conglomerate of phrases for the week. He sent me this response to a letter to the editor of the Tacoma News Tribune. The person is responding to some nutbar who said the use of the phrase "The size of the fight in the dog" in and artical promotes animal cruelty. Here is the person's response...so funny!!!
Here are all the old person phrases that are used:
A bone to pick
strike while the iron is hot
take this lying down
make no bones about it
tilting at windmills
not worth a hill of beans
making a mountain out of a molehill
keep your eyes peeled
bitten off more than you can chew
a long row to hoe
stiff upper lip
every dog has his day
mad as a hornet
tempest in a teapot
no skin off my nose
let sleeping dogs lie
sticking to my guns
Weather on Nunivak: Even though its freezing cold still, its sunny and beautiful and definitely looking forward to going out to the airport to pick up the SUPERINTENDENT at the airport. Taxiing him across the tundra on a snowmachine, a semi veteran alaskan, I've come a long way since I shook his hand and got hired in the Seattle Exhibition Center two and half years ago in a shirt and tie.
Art Update: Sadly, music news to report. Practice Practice Practice. I need to write some new songs though. I have about an hour of music I can perform, but I'd like an hour of just my songs instead of an hour of my songs and covers. I did check my IAC Artist Page account today and made 10$$ on people listening to my music online! Every time someone listens to my music for free I get a little pocket change! I've got a 36$ credit to my account now!
But I have been making lots of hats. I've been giving them away to a lot of people and can't wait to get to bethel this weekend to buy more yarn.
Travel Plans: This weekend I'll be going to Bethel to give an inservice at the ME school on the applications of smartboard use in the classroom. I get two days perdiem, a free flight into bethel on Camai weekend. Camai is a Native Dance festival where tribes from across the land come into showcase their native dances. Lots of awesome Eskimo arts and crafts are also sold. I might take a bunch of hats and try to trade. BUT I really just want to see all my friends one last time before I go home for good. So I'm calling out to you to round up the troops! I want to see you guys!
Lastly But Not Leastly: I am really happy today, the stress and strain of realizing my life is changing has let up for at least one day. I am committing myself to enjoying these last wonderful moments in the bush and also to not worry about the summer.
Oh and I am getting pretty good at cutting my hair again. Just look at this slick devil!