Friday, April 21, 2006

It’s a different world up here.

I’ve been in Alaska for a short period of time, and well long enough to get a feel for climate, geographic bearing, and a sense of the social dynamics that come with a population of 800. The weather is much like the Pacific Northwest, but with a twist, it’s much more unpredictable here, we have spots of sunshine and snow storms all in on afternoon. Judging from the pass from Canada to town (the only road outa here) I will have ample skiing here all year round, I’m sitting in town (21 blocks long and 4 blocks wide) that is in a small valley located at sea level, encompassed by snow covered mountains, a fjord that is fueled with sea water from the Pacific Ocean, and not much else but views here…I mean no Movie theater, not a single chain franchise (well with the exception of a seasonal StarBucks Coffee), no free Wi-Fi, basically take everything that you’ve taken for granted and toss it out the window! No UPS or Fed-Ex delivery, No Clothing Stores, No Automotive Repair shop, ete.,.

But the hikes are amazing! Views? You ask? The kind of views that make a National Geographic Magazine Cover. Period. It’s that good! Ravens, Crows, and Bald Eagles swarm in the sun filled skies, while Bear, Moose, Caribou, Rams, and Mountain Goats claim the land as home. Let’s see what about the sea? Well, we get fresh fish every week at the dock, Salmon, Shrimp, Crab, you name it…

As for publishing this stuff please understand it’s a different world up here! People move slower and getting to a connection to upload my stories may take sometime, but nevertheless, please keep in touch for more updates to come as I figure out to adapt to the land that time forgot.

It truly is paradise up here if you can find a way to make a living!

Take care,

Billy Holmes

Monday, March 20, 2006

Ok once again it’s been forever since my last update, but what am I to write about work? So something exciting has happened! I’m moving to Alaska for the Spring/Summer, that’s right Alaska?!?! The land of Fjord’s, Glaciers, Bears, and all-you-can eat Salmon (just remember bears eat first).

Seeing that I’ll have something like 20+hours of daylight I hope to be able to do some fun stuff, I’ve compiled a list of things to do.
  • Tele Ski on a Glacier.
  • Float a Kayak on a lake with Ice surroundings.
  • Resort to the Hunter and Gatherer life style and catch my own food.
  • Watch some 3000 bald eagles feast on salmon during spawning season.
  • See a bear face-to-face and hopefully live to tell the story (fingers crossed).
  • Take a Flight to a remote lake for the weekend and stay in a cabin.

The list will be updated as I learn more about AK!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I though it was Funny!

Monday, January 23, 2006


One of my back in the day riding partners and GOOD friend Terry Beenken is up and running with his new BIZ... So check out just a small preveiw of what Terry has for sale, and email him if you want the goods!

email Terry Beenken HERE!!!





Thursday, January 19, 2006

Management vs. Engineers

Blackie sent me this email a while back...

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude
and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The woman below replied,
"You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.

"I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically
correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the
fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help so far."

The woman below responded, "You must be a manager."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

healing up nicely

I’ve been healing up nicely and in that time I’ve been laying low thinking of something to post on this silly ass site, my thought’s where something serious and to the point, but then I decided that enough of that stuff is floating around I went into fail-safe mode and decided your read this because of my useless babble!

So my question is weighing on my heavily, and I’m going to need some help from you to figure this one out!

“Where do DUST BUNNIES come from?” I’m having a hard time figuring it out! I keep cleaning the house (destroying populations) and then a few hours later, I’ll see a rouge Dust Bunny (DB) moving across the floor with out noise, almost stealth like, as if is was hovering about the wood floors to relocate. It’s truly an eerie felling knowing that the unknown is living, breading, and playing in your house with –or- with out your presence!

I’ve decided the best form of understanding the DB is by researching what my fellow inter-web users have posted, using the most common method…duh, Google it! Yes it’s the surfer’s way, don’t know the answer? Google it. So I’ve found no sound information as the origin of the DB, but many people are plagued by the population of DB, and better yet in some cases the OVER POPULATION of unwelcome DB!

Facts about the DB:

-DB are very prolific. There is no such thing as ONE DB. Left to their own vices, DB will reproduce at alarming rates.

-DB need a quiet, dark place to make a hutch or home, under beds and dressers are the ideal spots. Don't be surprised if you catch them crawling the walls and hanging from the chandeliers (how do they do that?).

-Now that the heating season in here, make sure that you have collected your DB off of the heaters and registers. Burnt fur does not smell very good!
I need more information, so please email me if you have any input to the issue!