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Emily Grossman

Good News for Eskimos

February 2, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Winter's in full swing now
With temps at six below
But he said he saw his shadow
So we've just six weeks to go!

From Tom Holzman
Posted on February 2, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Stay warm.  

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on February 2, 2009 at 9:39 PM

There's half a million households in ky without electricity and temps in the 20s and impassible roads.  No, that's not normal.  I'm having to type on my grandpa's coal-fired computer.  I'm passing out from CO.

Y'alls got it easy, bub.

From bill platt
Posted on February 2, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Gives new meaning to the term Bluegrass.

From Ray Randall
Posted on February 2, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Good one, Bill.

From Aaron Towarak
Posted on February 2, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Hey, I'm an Eskimo! haha, I'm hoping for warm weather blue skys, green grass, the warm river. I'm as Eskimo as they get...except for when I was young, (i didnt like outdoors). My dad is from mid alaska on the eastern coast, first coastal place they get to on the iditarod, and my mom is from far up north Alaska, almost at the top but not quite.

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on February 2, 2009 at 10:42 PM

Where my fema trailer?  Where my $2000 bank card?  Where my pet rescue squad?  Where my Harry Conick Jr. show featuring Mr.T?  Where my helicopter skeet?

From Patricia Baser
Posted on February 3, 2009 at 12:03 AM

We have daffodils blooming in our yard.

From Aaron Towarak
Posted on February 3, 2009 at 12:26 AM

growing up in rural alaska, the motto during cold winters was if its yellow keep it mellow, if its brown, flush it down. We faced water shortages, water pipes freezing, busting, 40 bellow, 1 story houses being completely engulfed with snow, but I couldn't have asked for a better child hood

From Anne Horvath
Posted on February 3, 2009 at 1:45 AM

It was 70s here yesterday afternoon, and I had the windows open for awhile.

My Aged Ps in KY didn't have electricity from Wed-Sun.  They do have a gas fireplace, and the Coleman camping stove, and hot water, but the house was 40 inside. Bleh.

I don't know what the AL groundhog did today, but the NY groundhog bit Mayor Bloomberg...

From al ku
Posted on February 3, 2009 at 1:32 PM

this guy is my hero:)

From Royce Faina
Posted on February 3, 2009 at 3:27 PM

If it wasn't for the guy in the top hat pulling Puxi-Phil out! He would not have seen it. I saw it on the news and they even said that he was still holed up, and didn't want out! Oh well, the silly things we believe in anyway.

BTW- For you folks getting hit hard this winter you are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

From bill platt
Posted on February 3, 2009 at 4:04 PM

It is so stupid that fuel-fired furnaces won't work when the electricity goes out.

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on February 3, 2009 at 11:53 PM

I guess it's really all-electric that's tricked out to be cheaper to operate.  In western ky. there are huge transmission lines down.  There's a photo of about thirty of those big towers collapsed in a row.  Also, some towns have no water because their water co. has no power.  Single digits at night till about Fri.  N.G. going door to door delivering water in some places.  Individual shortages of things like food, kerosene, and money, of course. 

From Emily Grossman
Posted on February 4, 2009 at 4:01 AM

My folks in Oklahoma suffered through an ice storm last winter.  They told me all the stories, but it was difficult for me to understand the devastation until we flew over the area when I went to visit them for Christmas.  The sheer weight of the ice crumpled entire forests to such an extent that I could still see it this year when I flew back to Tulsa.  People went weeks without power because even the telephone poles had crumpled.  This year, only my aunt went without power. 

Ice storms are the worst.

From Autumn Williams
Posted on February 4, 2009 at 9:58 PM

  So in this cold weather, how are the violins doing?
  These sounds make my chihuahua sing! (Are there chihuahua's in Alaska?)

From Emily Grossman
Posted on February 5, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Do chihuahuas shiver nonstop in the lower 48?  I've never seen one here that wasn't shivering, even when wearing a second fur coat.  They always give me this particular expression, as though life was much better before they left the womb.

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on February 5, 2009 at 6:14 PM

They do.  Their nerve endings actually extend several inches past their skin, but it's too small to see with the unaided eye. 

From Stephen Pittman
Posted on February 6, 2009 at 7:08 PM

First the Mt Redoubt!   Your life this winter is certainly interesting.

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