Looking forward to this on Monday— got tickets— the other two I saw were awesome— sheesh, am going to miss Juneau (again) so much.
Day two of sunshine out back, and now I’m just showing off— two sitting out days in a row! Had to miss golf w David for a commitment, but not bad, and outings to come. Also: Remember, when you read a story, or just about any published item, those words are very carefully selected, and there is a neat geometry there, or at least a careful architecture (or sometimes a strange mix of editor and author, but that’s beyond me…though I respect the strange). And I read some neat stories: Incl one very brief one called Thank You For The Light that I’d been waiting months to read and was as good as I’d hope, then one called Why Don’t You Dance that the movie Everything Must Go dramatizes a scene from (and builds from there)— both stories smack like hammers on a bumper.
And that raven wanted the last of my 2012 salmon. It was a waiting game! I’ll enjoy these days while they’re here!
Sethwms: Yup, for a couple more weeks anyway— if it’s sunny will be at the Oar House beach tomorrow for after work outing (might end up just me fishing!)— feel free to stop by!
Some last minute surfperch fishing at Mission Beach— let me know if you need tips to just get a perch— easy peasy and always fun to be out in the ocean. My skills brought no bass or croakers (or is it these croakers? or these? maybe time will tell— would need more summer anyway) or bonitos (I’m told those bonitos are mostly in the bay), but still pretty damn great.
Now just waiting for some dollies here in Juneau— I’ve heard rumors!
If you are in Juneau and ever get a chance to hear Bob Banghart, Dave Hunsaker and/or Patrick Murphy play, take it. I saw them play music (under the name “The Dark Ages”— nice!) for Haxan for the “Not-So-Silent” film series last weekend, and they were so terrific— made the movie so great. And Haxan on its own was a trip and had many facets.
Beautiful day— got the fishing rod out but no luck— then saw music (incl harp!) out at the Shrine of St. Therese— terrific…and a beautiful place for intermission.
I’m usually little better than random at predicting these things, but I have a feeling Juneau is going to take off over the next few years. So much great outdoor stuff is always just steps away, and SE is an amazing place.
No car this wkend, so was a little bored (very bored)— would have really liked to nordic or maybe snowboard— but such great sunshine today, almost made up for it— ended up walking a lot. And now have a phone so could take a cpl photos. …And just had a barge pass through the backyard— one of my favorite things that happens at this apt (even cooler in the middle of the night, but my phone camera can’t show it).
Got to spend some First Friday talking with Dee Logenbaugh at the great Observatory Books bookstore, and found the much sought-after Alaska Geographic Vol 23 No 2! Many ppl around town will know Dee from seeing her out with her dog, or her voice from the radio on Tues mornings, and everyone should stop in the shop! Though (I suppose) the book business is in uncertain times, I think Dee’s collection will always be important— all sorts of great AK stuff (amongst everything else) and she talked to me quite a bit about remote parts of Southcentral and people from there, and shared some awesome maps and population/cultural info from the Russian days! (Stuff I would have loved to find months ago, but that was all new to me.)
Yesterday it was just me and C Scott Fry for breakfast, and today at a totally different place it was just me and him for beers/lunch! Was fun to hang out and talk with him— such a cool guy, and with all his hard work, he’s living many ppl’s dream.
And go Louisville!
Started using a regular lift (Hooter) today— great time, and it’s a fun sport that really anyone can do (easier than nordic I think, and there’s always the plow!)— really pretty up there— only slammed once. Definitely want to try Williwaw.
Hiking into the clouds on Mt. Jumbo trail