Thursday, April 16, 2009

Busy with real life

Don't have any super insightful post today, sorry. It's that time of the year when the semester is winding to an end, and all of your classes decide to go crazy at once. I'm just trying to finish my programming project (hooray for Python...) tonight so I can go to Miss Gay IU tomorrow. Fabulous drag shows >>> programming!

I also have to hurry up and start planning my trip to Fairbanks, Alaska for this summer. I won an undergraduate honorarium for the American Society of Mammalogist conference to help fund my trip there, woo! I need to actually buy the plane tickets and reserve hotel rooms and all that jazz. I also need to figure out what site seeing I want to do while I'm there, since who knows if I'll ever get the chance to go to Alaska again! I know I'm definitely going to try and see Denali, but any other suggestions? Unfortunately I'm going alone, so I'm not sure how much I want to hike around the Alaskan wilderness. I'd kind of like to avoid being mauled by bears or shot by Sarah Palin while I'm there. My advisor wants me coming back in one piece, mainly because I have a manuscript to finish, ha. I'm just kidding though - he's a great advisor. He's loning me his fancy expensive camera that has a nifty telephoto lens so I can actually do some good nature photography, and he's going to let me take off as much time as I want, basically.

So, anyone ever been to Alaska before? What are the "must see" places, preferably around Fairbanks?

2 comments:

  1. "I'd kind of like to avoid being mauled by bears or shot by Sarah Palin while I'm there." <-- Best quote ever!

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  2. Two people/blogs that may give you inspiration.

    http://arcticglass.blogspot.com/

    http://northerngirl.net/memoirs/

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