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I love life.

Posted: December 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

It has been WEEKS once again. I can not believe I am four days into my advent calendar, i’s December and I’ve been here for almost 4 months and away from England even longer.

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving, we would usually only get the Thursday and Friday off uni, but because we got freezing rain, the roads were crazy slippy and so they shut off uni for the week. It was so good I think we all definitel needed the rest. How weird though! As you english kids were getting snow days we were getting rain days.

I left for Soldotna on the Wednesday to stay with Brent’s family for thanksgiving. I had a such a lovely time I was sad for it to come to an end so quickly. It was so nice to stay in a real house aswell. We stayed at his step brothers, but his mums house was so Alaska. All wood, and snowy with christmas lights outside. We played cards, ate good turkey, drank egg nog and watched good fireworks. I got taught how to play Texas Pokem or whatever it is. The first night I got Brent’s step dad out and I don’t think he was too pleased. Then the second night I won $40 ending with a head-head with his stepdad once again, it was fantastic I had no idea what I was doing, AND he had bought in twice 😀 definitely had some beginners luck ha ha! One night his mum was shouting to us to tell us there was a moose on their porch, in my head I thought like a way a way in the front garden, I ran up to window and the moose’s face was THERE.It had walked onto the wood porch entrance to the house. I have never been so excited in my life, here is a diagram to help picture this moment:

I ran to the front door, and it was right there but its mummy was telling it to get off and I saw them walk away. On the way home we stopped to look at some moose on the side of the road. I have fallen in love with these animals they are so pretty, I ran to get a photo and we were pretty close. I took a couple but ra away as it bega walking towards me, I didn’t fancy being charged and more people die a year from Moose’s than bears so I got back in the car.

We also visited Spencer in Kenai who had all the rest of the international kids to sta, we played beer pong and the brits RULED Tamaralara got six cups in a row! I had a fantastic time meeting Brent’s family and seeing the south.

The weather got down to almost 40 below the following week, and I didn’t really notice it so much, it makes you cough as you breath in, and my hair froze to my face aswell as my eye lashes freezing! I don’t even care it was cold I jsut thought it was really exciting! I walked to upper campus on thursday though and it was the first time I actually thought my legs were going to fall off, they were tingling with cold it was so good to get into a building! My face also felt the brunt of it and felt almost sun burnt but obviosuly cold burnt.

I’m really struggling to remember what to blog about, they happen and I think oh yes one to add to the blog. I went to another hockey game which was fun, I absolutely love the fights this one guys shirt got ripped off. hilarious. the tickets were meant to be $15 but dawson works at the ice rink so we slipped in form the back door, three security kids were there and looked at us as we walked past. (we definitely were meant to have tickets still). a whole 10 minutes later one comes over and goes “errr can we see some tickets?” “oh I work here! look I have a key” “oh er can we er see you er open a door?” HA literally dawson just had to open the door and they let us in. It was oh so funny.


9 Comments on “I love life.”

  1. 1 Grandad and Grandma said at 6:22 am on December 5th, 2010:

    Beth I just love your drawing is so good you would think it was a PHOTO. You do make make me laugh. Sounds as though you had a great time. So you have a new game to teach us at Christmas.Love you XXXX

  2. 2 Roland I. Reynolds said at 8:15 am on May 22nd, 2013:

    Rachel: Oh… well, it started about a half hour before the wedding. I was in the room where we were keeping all the presents, and I was looking at this gravy boat. This really gorgeous Lamauge gravy boat. When all of a sudden- [to waitress]Sweet ‘n’ Lo?- I realized that I was more turned on by this gravy boat than by Barry! And then I got really freaked out, and that’s when it hit me: how much Barry looks like Mr. Potato Head. Y’know, I mean, I always knew he looked familiar, but… Anyway, I just had to get out of there, and I started wondering ‘Why am I doing this, and who am I doing this for?’. [To Monica] So anyway I just didn’t know where to go, and I know that you and I have kinda drifted apart, but you’re the only person I knew who lived here in the city.

  3. 3 Errol Patton said at 8:36 am on June 2nd, 2013:

    it’s called hollywood, but i don’t know who sings it & i can’t find who it is anywhere! if you could help i would really appriciate it! it starts out : “i heard to never believe i’d ever be a millionaire, ’cause it would be a miracle if i would live to see my 21st year. but look at your boy…” & the refrain says “it’s all good, ’cause we got the key to hollywood” please help me out! thanks a bunch!

  4. 4 Maxwell Tate said at 9:09 pm on June 20th, 2013:

    With so many bands branching out, trying new things, incorporating new elements and melding different sounds, some may wonder what’s happening to good ole’ fashion rock n’ roll? While all of these experimental artists are doing good work and making good music, there are some who fear stripped down, bare bones rock n’ roll’s future may be in peril. Fear not. The Black Keys are here to prove rock n’ roll is timeless, that it will last forever as that great American contribution, that gift to the world, and what a gift The Black Keys are. Musical geniuses, The Black Keys are both classicists and innovators, and critics and fans can’t get enough of their infectious sound. Score The Black Keys concert tickets from StubHub to experience this platinum band today!

  5. 5 Lily L. Farley said at 3:51 am on June 30th, 2013:

    it’s called hollywood, but i don’t know who sings it & i can’t find who it is anywhere! if you could help i would really appriciate it! it starts out : “i heard to never believe i’d ever be a millionaire, ’cause it would be a miracle if i would live to see my 21st year. but look at your boy…” & the refrain says “it’s all good, ’cause we got the key to hollywood” please help me out! thanks a bunch!

  6. 6 Gold Price said at 5:47 am on June 30th, 2013:

    With so many bands branching out, trying new things, incorporating new elements and melding different sounds, some may wonder what’s happening to good ole’ fashion rock n’ roll? While all of these experimental artists are doing good work and making good music, there are some who fear stripped down, bare bones rock n’ roll’s future may be in peril. Fear not. The Black Keys are here to prove rock n’ roll is timeless, that it will last forever as that great American contribution, that gift to the world, and what a gift The Black Keys are. Musical geniuses, The Black Keys are both classicists and innovators, and critics and fans can’t get enough of their infectious sound. Score The Black Keys concert tickets from StubHub to experience this platinum band today!

  7. 7 Deidre Whitfield said at 10:03 am on July 5th, 2013:

    Rachel: Oh… well, it started about a half hour before the wedding. I was in the room where we were keeping all the presents, and I was looking at this gravy boat. This really gorgeous Lamauge gravy boat. When all of a sudden- [to waitress]Sweet ‘n’ Lo?- I realized that I was more turned on by this gravy boat than by Barry! And then I got really freaked out, and that’s when it hit me: how much Barry looks like Mr. Potato Head. Y’know, I mean, I always knew he looked familiar, but… Anyway, I just had to get out of there, and I started wondering ‘Why am I doing this, and who am I doing this for?’. [To Monica] So anyway I just didn’t know where to go, and I know that you and I have kinda drifted apart, but you’re the only person I knew who lived here in the city.

  8. 8 Bryon Norris said at 2:11 am on July 8th, 2013:

    Then, on Friday and Saturday of this week, the rest of the tickets will go on-sale and all of that info will also be on macklemore.com.

  9. 9 gold price said at 6:53 am on August 19th, 2013:

    Since I took 6 hours worth of economics courses plus a business course, I think I should weigh in. The Airline Industry is very notorious for price discrimination. Its not uncommon for 30 different prices for tickets within an airplane with 100 passengers. Thats largely because if they don’t use up a certain seat, they won’t get any $$; but they still want to maximize profit, charging the most that any person is willing to pay. This works well with business people who have very specific needs, like the plane has to leave NOW, plus they usually have more moolah. The average joe has a much more flexible schedule so they take whatever they can get. I think that as people are picky, they tend to prefer every day except Tuesday, thus it makes sense to give Tuesday to the non-picky people, at a reward of a lowered price. Price discrimination is an interesting concept, since the companies are maximizing profit but theres no deadweight loss so the consumer doesn’t lose out. Very weird.


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