Tuesday, January 06, 2009

A Public Service Announcement to All Alaskans

Yes, it's true. I'm feeling rather contrite right now as Alaska (and specifically the Interior) is going through one helluva cold snap. Hey, I feel for you, REALLY! Yes, I've had my eyelashes freeze together, my eyeballs steam, I know what it's like to drive on square tires, I've augered through 3 feet of ice on the Tanana with a hand auger, and I know the temperature at which diesel fuel gels so that your truck stalls.

Remember, I'm pullin' for you, we're all in this together! Courtesy of Red Green, of course.

I'm gonna try and send a lot of sun and warmth your way, we've got plenty to spare this time of year. Currently it's 93 F in the shade and 129 F in the sun. Aussie meteorologists report the shade temp, BTW.

Fingers, toes and eyes crossed and I hope you get the sun!

I'd like to give everyone up in the Interior a bit of advice. This would be my Public Service Announcement of which the subject of this post is...

Here's my advice:

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My advice to you all up north during this cold snap follows.

DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT DO THE FOLLOWING ON THE CHENA LAKES IN JANUARY!!!



jumping in pool 01

jumping in pool 02

jumping in pool 03



And don't DO IT TWICE!!!!!

jumping in pool 04

jumping in pool 05

5 comments:

KC said...

... jerk.

For rubbing it in our faces, we're going to dump all of 'possum lake in your pool. Should'a kept your stick on the ice.

Mel Keegan said...

KC -- well, he COULD keep his stick on the ice, but I can think of somthing else to do with it...

Then again, maybe not. Although --

Cheers,
MK

KC said...

MK- I'm not sure how they play hockey in Australia, but that's just wrong.

I don't even want to imagine cross checking.

:p

Anonymous said...

Oi, mates! Stay away from MY stick!

cheers,
wifey-poo

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

It's 4 in the arvo, and I'm off to the pool. But I'll have a Hobo Jim CD playing with tales of snow and ice to make me think of you all... Ta for now.