This morning was COLD. Zero degrees cold. My dogs looked at me accusingly during our morning walk and forlornly lifted their paws in protest. I don’t blame them – I like the cold but I don’t like being cold, which translates into my love of all things fleecy and downy and wooly.
On Thursday evening I stopped by the Alaska Dispatch open house to visit with a former boss/inimitable woman/shaper-of-much-of-the-last-three-years-of-my-professional-life who gifted me with a personal tour of the new space and introductions to people whose writing I’ve been reading for years. I couldn’t control my nerdiness and kept repeating, “This is the first time I’ve ever seen a newsroom! It’s so cool!!!”
Westchester Lagoon is THE place to be on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Ice skaters from all over town flocked to the lagoon last weekend, but there was room for everyone: hockey players, wobbly beginners, ice dancers, walkers, dogs with tennis balls, babies in carriages, teenagers gossiping, couples holding hands, and me. Gliding across the ice in the sunshine felt like a little piece of wintry paradise.
Ice carvers worked for three days to create the frozen beauties of Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s 2015 Crystal Gallery of Ice in Town Square, and the temperature dropped just in time to ensure that melting won’t commence…at least, not yet!
I haven’t written a stories around town post for a while, but when I woke up this morning there were so many interesting things to share with you! Also, I’m loving the sunshine today but miss the cooler temps and gorgeous hoar-frost we enjoyed earlier this week, hence the photo above.
It’s Friday evening, and I was about to embark on a wild night of pajamas in front of the fire with my Kindle and my puppies. But then I remembered reading that it’s the LAST night for the Light Brigade’s Follow the Light installation… and so I threw on my coat and dashed out the door to visit Elderberry Park and experience “the largest light and sound sculpture ever created in Alaska” for myself.
Did you know that when you stop by Skinny Raven Sports and you happen to be wearing a pair of scratched, scuffed, all-around dull Danskos, a ridiculously nice salesperson will smile sweetly and beg to shine your shoes? I didn’t either, until today… Although the wear and tear of this pair of Danskos isn’t as bad as previous pairs, they were not looking their best… and now look at them shine!
Thank you Skinny Raven!