Mustache March is almost here, hope you’re ready

Mustache March begins well before the first. You have to start rocking the ‘stache on the first, not growing it. For a month I’ve been watering and fertilizing my mandible in preparation for this year. The hairs are starting to curl over my lip and I have to check for leftovers after eating burgers, steak,…

Day at the Expo part 1

At this point in my life going to Sportsman’s Expos is an exercise in walking, talking and looking. If I won the lottery I’d have booked a moose hunt with the dude from British Columbia. While half of the booths have been filled with people staring down at their phones, that guy reminded me how…

Dude wants to sell Alaska?!?!

This is funny… By Steven Mufson Washington Post The prospect of once again hitting the federal debt ceiling has provoked the ritual round of hand-wringing about the intractable nature of this $16 trillion conundrum. But there is a simple, elegant option that involves no tax increases, no spending cuts and just a bit of imagination….

12 fish you shouldn’t eat

Came across this list of fish you shouldn’t eat. Growing up in Alaska trained me to be picky about my seafood, so this report will not change my eating habits a bit, but you might want to take a look. http://health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/photos/12-fish-stay-away#1

Meanwhile, on the other coast…

From NOAA – Today: Very windy. Rain…heavy at times. Highs around 49. Southeast wind 50 mph with gusts to 80 mph or more. Tonight: Very windy. Rain…heavy at times. Lows around 41. Southeast wind 50 mph with gusts to 80 mph or more. Winds decreasing to 35 mph with gusts to around 50 mph late. This comes…

Black bear trapped in home

This is awesome because it didn’t happen to me, nor my mom. Apparently a bear snuck into a house in Ketchikan. “We hope it learned its lesson” Who, the bear or the home owner? http://www.adn.com/2012/10/21/2667428/black-bear-trapped-in-ketchikan.html

On October 18, 1867…

…the Russian flag was lowered and the Stars and Stripes of the United States of America was raised in Sitka, Alaska, to ceremonially and officially mark the exchange of the land. There was obviously a lot of debate as to whether the purchase was worth it. Called “Seward’s Folly”, and “Seward’s Icebox”, many believed that…

News – Rafter gets DUI

In college I heard about a dude getting a ticket for riding his bike while loaded. This guy is being charged with a DUI after floating through Fairbanks on an inflatable raft. Crazy. http://www.adn.com/2012/08/02/2568112/rafter-charged-with-dui-on-chena.html

News – Red Dawn

So yeah, you might be wondering how Patrick Swayze will fit into this post. He doesn’t. At all, but how often are you able to fit in a reference to Swayze and pre-detrailment Charlie Sheen while talking about fish? Christmas for the blogger. When you think Alaska salmon, you think pictures of massive King salmon….