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so what is new and exciting you may ask? well to be perfectly honest i have to say not a god damn thing. the ex is still driving me nuttier then elephant shit but i am doing my best to be patient and a bit understanding because i am the one who talked her into coming up here to make a pocketful of money and it would be awfully unfair for me to go live in a van miles away and leave her alone. its not like she's an idiot and cant fend for herself but it would just be a shitty thing to do, so unless there is some huge mega development i suppose that i will be staying put in my little shack. even though i am not living in it, i have received my free van for the summer. it is ugly and crushed in a little bit but it runs and as i just stated, was free for the summer....... im mobile biatch so yaya me.
alaska is ok i suppose....its still pretty cold but nothing too drastic and im adjusting. i havent gotten sick this year which is a relief since i just about died last year from some sort of ebola/pneumonia mix that over took me upon my arrival. the wild life is still awesome, i never grow tired of the eagles (for my alaska readers....shut the hell up!!) the moose are still loose and the sea otters are almost ever present which is pretty awesome because they are some of my favorite animals on earth. the mountains are snow capped and beautiful and the leaves on all the trees are starting to come out finally and the air is getting that quality that makes me just want to eat it somehow...it smells so good i cant even describe it and i cant get enough of it.
on the work front i have somehow gone on some mad burning spree and am torching my hands on a nightly basis. ive got some AWESOME burns and scorched flesh as of late and i cant seem to stop. its not as if im into some sort of self mutilation or anything of the sort...its just my hands have decided to kinda do their own thing for awhile and my dexterity is diminished which is a sad thing when dealing with boiling grease and ovens. it would be awesome if my hands would come back from whatever vacation they went on but apparantly they are enjoying themselves a bit too much to cooperate and im left with blackened meat for phalanges and the guests get that little extra "zest of neal" which is just an added bonus.
the only good thing to come of all the drama in my life at the moment is that i havent even had the smallest bit of time to even consider all the time left on the calendar and the movement of the dates. its usually about now (beginning of june to be more exact) that i start to think and contemplate days left and how quick i can skidadle out of this place but ive been so wrapped up in my teenage angst that i havent even begun to prepare my countdown. i think of all this as a good thing because nothing slows down a summer like a constant, incessant countdown. its sort of like all those countdowns a few years ago for the olsen twins to turn 18 and thus become legal and fair game....i mean how long did those last two months seem to go for all of us? jesus christ on a chariot it took forever right?