Funny you mention Nero, I almost put him down on my latest blog as an underappreciated detective. Things are great in Alaska. Getting real excited to have all the new faces around.
I hope you aren't getting nervous about your Alaskan adventure. From the little bit I have learned about you on the site, I think you will have a wonderful summer. I can tell sometimes if a person will have a great summer or a so-so summer based on their personality. You my friend, will have a great summer.
I would ask Mr. Keith Doroff at KPL, he should be able to help you with the tie. As for being a manager, well, I am still trying to figure out how I got the job, so I won't be much help.
Hope your Nero hunting was successful, my favorite book is titled, "Death of a Dude." He gets to solve a murder at a dude ranch, which is great because normally Nero Wolfe never leaves his New York Brownstone.
If you do run into some tie trouble let me know, I wear one every day and would be more than willing to take a vacation day to journey down to Kenai. Sometimes I need an excuse to get away so by providing me one you would be a peach.
Thanks for the blog reactions, quite enjoyed them. I do have a few rebuttals. First off, let me educate you about Mr. Nero Wolfe. He is the protaganist of about 30 wonderful detective novels written by Mr. Rex Stout. If you like a good mystery, I would check them out. Or, you can netflix a wonderful A&E series produced by Timothy Hutton of Nero Wolfe.
As for my doubly mentioned high school life. Tread carefully my dear. I have no complaints about my high school......performance. My father loved Star Trek and had me fully educated in it by the age of 10. And for the comic heros, I learned a lot about them in college. I have a Master's Degree in U.S. History, and one of my papers was on comic heros and the cultures that create them. Basically how a superhero represents what a society thinks is ideal at the time. I know, I know, but at least I didn't become a real dork until graduate school.
Perhaps we need a law that requires Day-Lewis to be in at least 1 movie every year. He owes it to humanity doesn't he?
I don't think I could put Chappelle on Mt. Rushmore, but Wayne Brady maybe. With an assist from Dave.
Can't wait to see your attempts at tie tieing at KPL. I'll make sure to look you up.
Great chatting with you, we should do it more.
yeah same here, in fact im living a very rustic basic life at the moment on my parents farm until april when i leave. I wish i had a time machine to skip ahead to april! Can't wait to get to the mountains and do some hiking and fishing. All i do at night is look up pictures of the area and try to plan where i am going to hike and camp etc....are you driving up there or flying? I will be flying.
Hey i will be in cooper landing all summer, er at least right outside of it at Gwins Lodge. Sounds like you have the same plan as i do in trying to stay in alaska after the summer is over. Glad to know someone else is thinking of doing that, everyone i talk to thinks im crazy! Anyways, where are you working at?
Wow! We'll both be working at the same place! I have not bought my plane tickets yet, but I have to be there by May 9th. I have finals on the 8th, so I'll probably leave that night or early on the 9th. So I might see ya. I will be living in employee housing. Are you?
I will probably be in Portland in 3-4 weeks, most likely 3. I was a fisherman last summer in Juneau but also waited tables at a pizzeria. I have waited tables and tended bar in Yellowstone, Tetons, Alaska, Red Lodge, etc. Currently I am doing fire damage and restoration. I can send my resume to whatever email address you would like. Although my normal season only lasts a summer, I plan on staying for a year or more.... thanx for all your help and input :0).
If you have any questions on Alaska, let me know. I have road-tripped most of the road system south of Fairbanks. Cheers
yea, that is wild!, alot of my cousins live in Royal Oak, my family lives in Rochester right off of main street. Thats cool you made it out to Portland, I dated a girl who lived in Portland so I was out there a couple times and loved it. You are going to love Alaska it is a great experience.
I currently live and go to school (Lewis & Clark College) in Portland. I love it here. Also, I will be spending May-September working in Alaska at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge. I will be working at the tour desk. I'm so exciting to experience an Alaska summer! Are you working in Alaska this summer? Mauria :)
What up, I will be in cooper landing from around June 10th to the 24th, I lived in that town for three years and WOW it is a fun place to live and work. Maybe I will run into you...most likely at the Sunrise. :-) You will know what I am talking about when you get there :-)
Thank u so much for your ideas. I will look them up and see if their hiring. I would move to those towns but I have some friends in Portland and also my grilfriend is a graphic designer and it would be the first time she's moving on her own so far from her family so I wanted to make it as easy as I can for her. U will love living in Alaska, I know when I lived there I wanted to stay forever, but I knew I wanted to live in so many more places in my life. I think the best part is the mountains all around u and that u can enjoy the outdoors from about 4 am to about 11 pm because of the sun always being out in the summer.
Kenai is a great place to work. The weather is usually pretty nice. I would say the average temps for the summer are around 65 degrees to 75 degrees. Lots of daylight, and a fair share of rain. As for the housing, I would talk with the manager who hired you for more specifics. There are a few different types of housing in the overall housing area. The rooms are similar to a basic college dorm room. The housing building I lived in had a communal bathroom that was for the approximately 15 people who lived in my building. It was nice and clean. There are rec room spaces for the employees. One for over 21 people and one for under 21 people.
I think you will love Alaska and especially where you will be. This summer there will be a music festival in Girdwood (N. towards Anchorage) called Forest Fair. If you can find the time off I recommend visiting it. You will probably really enjoy it. Excellent fishing, hiking, berry picking, etc. is all within minutes of you.
I may be coming to Portland this summer... any ideas on sailing schools in the area and good (busy, good $$$) restaurants to work at? I tend bar and wait tables seasonally...
Cheers :0)... btw, Anchorage is easy to get work at during the winter.
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