When The Beatles Visit Fairbanks Alaska

I am getting so at breaking my promises to blog everyday. I jsut don’t know where the time goes. Last week was STRESSFULL. I had so much work to do I can’t believe I got it done.  I mentioned the Polar Bears in the last blog, and well not going to lie it didn’t really get started until the sunday. I worked on it everyday inbetween lectures and at 1am the wednesday night before it was due at 9:45am my computer decided to have a little tantrum and have a “computer programme error” crash. Basically telling me I needed to vcontact technical support. I could not remember the last time I had saved it or if I even had at all. I was 8 pages in with only the ocnclusion to go. I tried not to panic and just pressed the on/off button. The screen went blank, Itried to tur n it back on, nope. Again? Nope. AGAIN? NO. So I went for a walk in the snow, planning my begging tears for the next day to my professor. I went back and finally it turned on, took 15 minutes to reboot, thank every bloody god for autosave, it had saved my work just 10 minutes before it crashed leaving me only one paragraph to re-write. I was up until half 5 sorting out the paper before finally giving in to my bed.

Saturday was obviously Halloween so us english girls decided to go as the one and only Beatles. Off we trotted to our favourite of places, Value Village to find sexy white turtle nexts and black blazers. Next stop party palaces for our tashes. Then onto recreating guitars, drums and microphones out of cardboard. We looked AMAZING. Sadly though through lack of iPod connecting cable we didn’t actually get to perform the selection of songs we had practiced, including some of my personal favourites I want to hold your hand, Help! and All you need is love. Next time for sure. It was a good night, but once again I need to watch those shots.  I woke up sunday morning once again with no life possesion. I’d left my bag at the cabin and my phone had gone missing. Went back to cabin. No bag. Oh shit. Nearly crying. Get into car and find it in the boot, it had been there ALLL day. So I hadn’t forgotten it! Just misplaced, ha ha. Found phone in closet, cold and nearly frozen, it’s thawed out a bit and working just dandy now!

Can you tell the difference? Because I definitely can not.

I have also been made to watch two Star Wars now, that’s right TWO. I’ve gone from a complete not star watching to watching tw. They aren’t actually as bad as I expected and actually pretty funny. I’m glad we cleared up that the furry guy wasn’t from star trek.

Blagging.

I am writing a paper about polar bears, their changing habitat increasing human encounters as they enter human settlements to search for food. Turns out I may have made this topic up up as I am struggling to find any papers. So instead I find myself writing “With snow ice formation occurring later bears wander the shore for longer periods often close to human settlement. They have been observed rummaging in garbage to find food, and stalk children.” Is that blagging or just plain lying? If you fancy writing a quick journal entry for me let me know (about this topic) and I will cite you for good money!

You have got to watch.

An avid The Office fan (U.K. of course) I found a fantastic “best of Keith” youtube video, check it out:

absolute love for the man.

TEQUILA!

I had a really stressful week of 3 exams and numerous reports due. Each one I started the day before it was due, it was stressful! However as soon as thursday arrived I was happy happy as party time could pretty much begin. Friday night everybody went to the pub, so me and Tamara (the babies) created our own super duper fun night and went for a snow walk. We made messages in the snow, jumped in the snow and went to see reindeer. We were gone 3 hours! Tamara pretty much known as Miss Perfect, just as we get back, checks her pockets and realises she’s lost her phone. SHOCKING I know, I was there with all my objects :D. So we had to walk back across campus to where we did our crazy jumping shoot where it was likely to have fallen off. I had just 0.15 mintues on my phone, so couldn’t call. We found no phone having followed our tracks. It was absolutely no where to be seen. I looked at my phone and decided to see if it would call and suprisingly it did1 only tkaing 0.5 away each attepmt so we had 3 to try. I left T and went running in the snow, she is SUPER lucky it landed face up as I could see the glow. I felt so proud of myself finding it! It had somehow buried itself. We treated ourselves to some tasty swedish fish before she walked me to Brents where I enjoyed my 4th Pride and Prejudice episode, I’m sad there are only 2 more to go! Saturday brought “work” time, until Vicky and Dawson arrived in my room enticing me to visit John at the comic store and to go to the native elders function. . .

So we check out the comic store and it’s pretty cool. I buy myself a funky japenese soda where you press down a marble to make it fizz or something crazy! It was tasty, I also treated myself to a pack of cards as I don’t actually own my own pack, well I do now! We then set off to the native elders function only to arrive there and find that they were packing up. We were all gutted as we really wanted to look at the native crafts and watch some singing and dancing. Earlier in the week on wednesday we had gone to a potluck dinner held for the public for a similar function, we had moose soup and alaskan king salmon boy was it good. They were also serving a honesy roasted gammon, I had not tasted such tasty goodness in a LONG time thanks to the tilly. So I packed me away some, sending Vicky up for even more.

So anyway our saturday was a little ruined, instead we bypassed and went to PARTY PALACE the most fantastic dressing up shop ever. We knew we were going to a Tequila party in the evening at a friends cabin so we thought it would be funny to buy moustaches. We then moved on to value village to find us some more funky jumpers, none were as good this week for me to purchase but I have got to admit Vicky found herself a pretty amazing jumper and I had a good find of a hat for her too. She looks like a christmas present!

We headed off to our Tequila party and had SUCH a good night. The moustaches MADE the night. I’ll post up some pics some time tomorrow when I get a chance. Definitely the best cabin party yet, they just keep on getting better!

Today I told myself I would get SO much work done, but after lying in bed till half 1 I wasn’t ready to commence the intense library sesh with the british girls until half 3. Since then I have written just 300 words and it is now 2:16am the next day. Wicked. No fun for bethany now until it is done. I aim for 1000 for tomorrow evening. . .I’m getting up at 8. It’s going to happen, I only have 12-5. IT CAN BE DONE! I’m also going to make a promise to blog everyday. I appologise for my terrible slipping but I honestly am finding it difficult to find spare time in the day. It is CRAZY. I can not believe that November will be here in just a week, it makes me really quite sad.

Cheesy JUMPERS.

TOTALLY forgot to talk about my special weekend purchases. I went to a thrift shop called “Value Village” it’s just a shop full of second hand clothes. I went in to find me some FUNKY jumpers and that is EXACTLY what I did. I got me a nice red knitted jumper with a sexy pattern on, AND THEE best fleece EVER. It is ALASKA in a fleece. Think that mottled grey and beige colours with Bears along the bottom, made in USA on the zipper and Alaska on the front. YES that is my new fleece. All for the bargain price of $15.

Once I’ve washed the jumpers, from possible “person died in the jumper”. I will post photos of me modelling the supreme delights of these jumpers. There was this blue one with stars in the sky, santa and all his reindeers and the tops of the houses at the bottom. I was on it but Tamara told me NO.

Rave Time.

This weekend has been grand. Friday night bought with it, an Alaskan rave. This was actually pretty good, however just paid my entry and 10 minutes later it is shut down by the police. Pretty gutted I wasted a tenner right there. It was open to any age so of course people were bringing in alcohol. I got some glow sticks out of it so I got over my money loss pretty quickly. We then moved on to a “house party” I was fltting around myself but according to the others it was bloody strange. It was a dissapointing night and we went to bed.

Saturday was a great night, we went to a proper hockey game in Fairbanks, UAF vs. Colarado C. I still get so excited watchign these games. They are really intense as I’ve probably said before, they move SO fast I don’t understand how they do it and follow the puck. You must have to have real good eye stight. We were sat a few rows up from the side and no jokes everytime the puck flew up into the air and hit the side it was aimed at my face. I was just waiting for the puck to go high enough to miss the plastic screen and hit me in the face. I was lucky however this time. I think I  blogged before about the hockey game with all the fights. This one was pretty tame but they made my night with a fight right at the final buzzer. Genuinly MADE MY NIGHT.

After the game we made our way to Bryson’s cabin. It was BLOODY cold. It was actually colder in his house than it was outside. You could see your breath, this is a Beth test of coldness. It had been sunny that morning (-12 still) so I decided to wear a skirt for the sun. I regretted this at Brysons. I had FOUR pairs of socks on and some slippers and I still couldn’t feel my feet. So I managed to persuade Tamara to sit on them to heat them up. She was like a mother hen. It worked I regained feeling and as more people arrived the cabin eventually heated up despite the breaking of his heating system. Vicky and I are genuinly concerned how they pee in below 40, in these cabins they have outhouses and to be honest I prefer to just pee in a bush, yet does it not freeze? Our advice was to just pee quickly however I am really not sure about this. anyway enough about peeing and outhouses. It was a fun night, I was SOBER. I had one little shot and that was me done. It was nice just to sit around a fire chatting to everybody and I felt real alaskan while eating tortillas and salsa nom nom nom. It was also good fun watching Brett (a big lad) curling Vicky with just his right arm. I gave Vicky an arm wrestle and TOTALLY won. YEAH.

Sunday was meant to be my day of work. I tried oh so hard but to be honest it was never happening. I also went ice skating and I still really hate it. I went around the rink twice, I say went round I was pulled around by Jordan and Tamara before I demanded being let off. I know if i’d have stayed something would have been broken. It was AWFUL. I’m now watching a play off brrom ball game and our friends team is losing, it’s getting a bit heated. It’s the trying that counts right!

SO monday brings a SHIT load of work. GAH. I am actually scared. So wish me luck people…oh and Vicky for her first mid term on boiling fish.

8-)

I am such a nerd, I actually find enjoyment in doing genetic crosses and mapping. I actually got a bit sad when i’d finished my assignment that it had all finished!

We’re watching back to the future but it’s not capturing my attention really, I do fancy his rather sexy silver glasses however or the other guys jacket and cap combo OH YEAH!

not much to comment on today, No falling over! Or cutting of fingers! Infact a pretty easy day 😀

I love the middle of the week.

Wednesday is here which means my week gets less hectic and fun times begin. I have been SUPER DUPER productive aswell, Less Facebook and more work. I bashed out 1,200 words yesterday in 3 hours, that’s right guys 3 hours. That’s 400 words an hour, 7 words a minute BOOM. I have done my genetics, AND started my lab report I AM ON IT!

Even fitted in the gym today with Vicky, we did 15 laps of the track in just under 20 mins without stopping, so much better than the 3 we started with! Broomball tonight which is always exciting and you get to see people, a bit of a cheeky inbetweeners watch and of course din dins which is the highlight of everyday. . .got to love identifying your meat.

Brent is far too lovely and suprised me with all the episodes of BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, oh Darcy (Colin Firth of course). I was so excited and he was very good and watched the first episode all the way through and understood the english. I even missed England a little seeing all the big manor houses and little villages. I was definitely born in the wrong era, I want to be Lizze!

I have however now fallen over in the snow SIX times. Just today has been twice, first I slipped down the front of the library stairs on my butt, then walking to lunch swoosh I was gone down the path that time at least Kayleigh was there and I just got up and kept walking. the library however I was alone and there was of course a number of people and a lady with a horrible smirk on her face. I just shouted out “oh man I am gonna die here”. I think it is a possibilty. I am a bit scared. We plan to go ice skating on sunday. . .I am oh so scared of breaking my arm/leg/anything actually.

Oh and I cut my thumb on my razor again putting my hand into my washbag…thing it’s time to remove them.

This is a public announcement

I would like to take this opportunity to send my deepest regrets to Kayleigh Mullen, Victoria Rowlands, Tamara Dale, Dawson Arthur and Jordan Lichtenberger for ruining a night in Alaska.

What we had planned was a movie night of fun watching How to train your dragon. Turns out its not been released yet, so it became Shawshank Redemption, I some how have managed to misplace my Shawshank, so we thought we’d watch Up!. T went to the library, they had Up! But it was in Barrow.

Vicky, Dawson and I decide we’d give the library ago. Dawson spots Offic Space being returned, so we grab that. I decide that The History Boys was the film to watch (James CORDEN is in it). I had seen it before but 4 years ago. IT IS THE WORST FILM EVER. “Brilliant, Infectious, Explosively Alive!” New York Magazine, Really? They must have been joking themselves. James you LET ME DOWN. No infact ENGLAND you let me down, British movies are usually never a let down.

So I would like to appologise for my shite choice in movie tonight. I hope to repay all of your 2 hours in the best fun you have ever had.

Contact Beth (me) for party planning and times of good fun.

Thank you.

Monday

I woke up feeling really good about my week. It was going to be fun, productive and snowy. Then I got into the shower, NO HOT WATER. I am so cold I know how snowmen feel. If this happens in -40 weather I am sure I will die. Another one to add to the list. . .

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