Posted on December 18, 2010
And another week flies by again. It is hard to believe that Christmas is already next week. I still have a bunch of stuff to do but I really do love the season!
1. What is the best gift you have ever received or given? Hmm, this is difficult. I am sure I was more than excited about new skis, ice skates and such when I was a kid. Nowadays, however, I do appreciate a lot more the time we can spend together, and am just simply happy about being with my loved one.
2. Do you celebrate holidays differently when your loved one is deployed/gone or do you keep tradition? I love the Christmas season and even if I spend the holiday alone, I try to something in order to keep the tradition. Not that I cook and bake all nine yards or have all the decorations out but still making it looking like Christmas – or any other holiday! Even though I love him dearly, I can’t stop living the life if he is gone. Maybe I sound cold-hearted or something but to me trainings, deployments etc are just part of the job that come and go, not a reason to get depressed.
3. Id you celebrate Christmas, do you put an angel, star or something else on the top of your tree? I would love to have an angel – I have a mental picture of a perfect treetop angel but while looking for it, we have just a star.
4. What are your three favorite websites? Geesh, I have more than three favorites but probably Facebook, B&H Photovideo and Steve McCurry’s Blog.
5. On your man do you prefer… boxers, briefs or boxer briefs? Or commando? (yeah, I’m starting to get desperate for questions!) Boxers or boxer briefs are hot! :-)
Posted on December 17, 2010
It has been a while since my last posting but I am back!
Now I know it! There is a spot in Alaska where the temperatures do not hit subzero and people are not drowning in the snow. Hard to believe when we are now living in the middle of the Winter Wonderland…
I was on a business trip in a small island of Kodiak, which is located southwest of Kenai peninsula. It is home for about 6,500 people, and was originally inhabited by Alaskan natives – Alutiiqs for over 7,000 years.
Kodiak is known for its bears – the island has its own brown bear species, Kodiak bear. And guess what, there are 0.7 bears per a square mile in this island! So no wonder it is a popular bear viewing destination too.
Also the Coast Guard has a rather large base on the island, a home and training spot of brave rescue divers. Coast guard base in Kodiak concentrates for example on Search and Rescue (SAR) missions – covering oceans from the Gulf of Alaska to Bristol Bay, Bering Sea, and the Pacific Ocean above 40N latitude. If you happened to watch the Deadliest Catch on Discovery channel, the rescue teams were launched from this CG Air Station.
Such a small island but still so fascinating! I can’t wait to get back there, and with my photo gear.