10 October 2005

yeah! there's snow!!!! it snowed two weeks ago, on and off, but the ground wasn't frozen yet and it all melted pretty quick. no longer is that the case! this morning i got up early (thanks, uncle ted for the wakeup call!) and put a studded tire on the front wheel of my bike. the ride in was *great*, with snow all over the place and flying in my face. it was a little over 20 degrees, which is pretty good so far. i've ordered a facemask, and i'll probably get pogies for my bike handlebars. and i may need to get another studded tire for the back wheel...overall i'm pretty stoked about biking to school!!! the top two pictures i took from the hallway outside of my office. then there's my office. my desk looks awful, but there is a *little* bit of organization involved! anyways, here's all my love from alaska to everyone! come visit, it's great!!!!

21 September 2005

we're now in late autumn...

well - it took me a bit to log in again to update this blog thing, since i actually forgot my password there for about a week. but i'm back in!
things are good in alaska - it's been chilly and *wet* for the past few days and it's getting rather old. very much like late-fall in new england, the leaves are mostly gone and you can tell winter is comin' quick. i guess it might snow tonight. isn't it still september?? last weekend it was fabulous, i went on a great bike ride and denali (mt.mckinley) was spectacular (see the picture!)
so i'm just going to throw some pics up on this thing. is there a place you can leave comments up on this site? if so, i hope you do!!
pictures are as follows:
a moose, outside of fairbanks; denali!; the roads can be dangerous up here, and the signs are great!; a picture of my office, which has more books and pictures up now!; and meg and i when we hit the yukon boarder on the drive up here!!
i miss everyone, and am still trying to figure out christmas/january vacation.
much love

10 September 2005

We'll see...

Well, here it is. I'm going to try a "blog". We'll see how it goes...Mostly I want to post pictures for ya'll to see, as I'm living up here, alone, and chances are this will be the only way to share my life with you all. Though the invitation is *always* open for visitors!!!! More soon, including pictures and all that. For now I'll just throw in some of my cabin and Fairbanks. The top picture is from outside of my building on campus yesterday morning. My camera doesn't begin to show how great it was, but the Alaska Range is amazing, and the autumn colors are spectacular! The other two photos are of inside my cabin! I love it, though I'm still working on some of the organization!