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I made a new thread, I feel all proud of myself :

The sun is out this morning and I find myself (mentally) singing snow snow go away, I've done my 6 months darnit : I'm ready for some melting and sunshine!!


Now I'm going to go be morning sick some more.

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Now I'm going to go be morning sick some more.
Ahhh,... have fun!
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It's April! Already?!!!

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i know, right, how the heck did it get to be APRIL!!!


On a happy note, I forgot to mention that DH's plane tickets and hotel etc are all reserved for him to come up to the job fair in Anchorage in two weeks. Not that I relish the thought of him leaving AGAIN (when he just got home...yeah, he's only been home 2 of the last 6 weeks...) BUT it means a job, and I want that job like you wouldn't believe. Yay for leaving Pelican.

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Come on SPRING!!!!

I'm so ready.
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Any of you get inked at Good Karma?

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Nope but if you want to try out a design in henna first, let me know.
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Does anyone from Ketchikan or Southeast ever join this chat?
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Does anyone from Ketchikan or Southeast ever join this chat?
I am here!

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I'm in Juneau.
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DH (Steve Runyan) was interviewed by and quoted in the Washington Times!!!
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009...t-alaska-seat/

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This was fun, LOL!
I did a google search on dh with the word Alaska added. I know he gets interviewed off and on, but I did not realize how often!
I love this article... http://www.javno.com/en-world/alaska...n-light_180596

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DH (Steve Runyan) was interviewed by and quoted in the Washington Times!!!
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009...t-alaska-seat/
Well said. :
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Does anyone from Ketchikan or Southeast ever join this chat?
I'm in pelican...for a couple more months anyway...

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Any of you get inked at Good Karma?
Not I but my friend did. like 4 times! She said they were pretty good. I wish I knew the name of the artist that did her arm and leg.



I am getting some work done here in Anchorage at the new INKED MONKEY! It is smokin!
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'ello april.

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'ello april.
I love April. Usually it means an end to snow..

Hello! End of Snow?
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Any of you get inked at Good Karma?
I went to Good Karma (not for ink) to get my Dd's ears pierced. They refused, and yelled at us for thinking of going to a store to get it done. In the end, we pierced them ourselves with frozen potatoes and a sterilized needle, but the folks at GK were (to us) elitist , rude, and really foul-mouthed. (My daughter was 11, IIRC, and they don't do piercings, or didn't, for anyone under 18).

Anyway, it's not a tattoo, but their service was juvenile and crass, and anyone who cusses like a sailor in front of a 5yo and 3yo isn't someone I'd want putting a needle into my skin.

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Welcome April :, not welcome Ash. I was actually happy to see a spring snowstorm blow through (southcentral AK) and cover up all the grey. But Mrs. Mt Redoubt blew again and its gray again. No biggie. I suppose it doesn't matter much, soon enough it'll be brown everywhere.... then GREEN! A big plus to all of this is a great gardening season to come!

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Yeah, my son heard that on the news this morning & came running in to tell me. I'd turned off the computer last night believing it was orange and maybe going back to sleep. Oh well! Yep, I've been thinking my gardens will be happy.

Funny, we were looking at a house here in town with 1.5 acres and 6 BR. But, this morning rather than drive over for an in-depth look, we bailed b/c of the long drive...guess that tells us we shouldn't move that far over. Only 15 mins by bike but 25 mins by car--that crazy parkland!

Gorgeous day here. Hope everyone is enjoying. We're doing taxes...
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Do you mind if I join?? I am moving to Juneau or Tenakee springs in May/August depending on my job options with SEARHC. I am going to need lots of help!!! and INFO!!

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..... their service was juvenile and crass, and anyone who cusses like a sailor in front of a 5yo and 3yo.......
I understand. I already told crystal my story but really there are only two options in town. the GK people are mean and rude and nasty but not high unlike my experience at BPU... so....


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yes. i went with a friend for a piercing at good karma...and the lady was so rude. and crass. and insulting. i went with a different friend for a tattoo...and i was so weirded out.

i got a tattoo done in some guy's basement in fairbanks...he was very nice and did the tattoo for a very good price! that was one of my smarter moves...

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yes. i went with a friend for a piercing at good karma...and the lady was so rude. and crass. and insulting. i went with a different friend for a tattoo...and i was so weirded out.

i got a tattoo done in some guy's basement in fairbanks...he was very nice and did the tattoo for a very good price! that was one of my smarter moves...
that sucks! You know I never actually went into GK but my Husband did many times and he never got a tattoo. I think h is reasons were probably the same as yours. He WONT get a tat in a place sends out vibes like that.

Why not save your money and come down to Anchorage? LOL

I found a great shop here, brand new! called the Inked Monkey. They are awesome! Really.
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that sucks! You know I never actually went into GK but my Husband did many times and he never got a tattoo. I think h is reasons were probably the same as yours. He WONT get a tat in a place sends out vibes like that.

Why not save your money and come down to Anchorage? LOL

I found a great shop here, brand new! called the Inked Monkey. They are awesome! Really.
If I wait until I come down to Anchorage, I'd go back to Dragon Ray's. They did my last piece, which while I have reservations about how much I like the custom design after all these years, they did amazing work -- the colors are still as vibrant now 8 yrs later as they were when I got it, and they were awesome guys in general.

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Let me know if you need any Juneau information!
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Do you mind if I join?? I am moving to Juneau or Tenakee springs in May/August depending on my job options with SEARHC. I am going to need lots of help!!! and INFO!!

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juneau or tenakee eh? those are pretty darn different!! I've been living in PElican (rural like Tenakee Springs is) for the last two years, so while I've never been to tenakee, I can probably answer questions about rural life... It's an exciting life, we have just found that it wasn't the way we wanted to raise our kids, so we're moving to the Anchorage area this summer.


Yup, DH has officially turned in his resignation to the school here, so we are without question moving this summer. I never really doubted it, but we've made the irreversible step now, you know? He'll be at the job fair in anchorage in two weeks, so if you pray or send out good karma or whatever, we'd appreciate all those things helping him to get a job for us up there.

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If I wait until I come down to Anchorage, I'd go back to Dragon Ray's. They did my last piece, which while I have reservations about how much I like the custom design after all these years, they did amazing work -- the colors are still as vibrant now 8 yrs later as they were when I got it, and they were awesome guys in general.
That is good! I have heard good things about them as well.
It really is a lot about the whole shop atmosphere.
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Anyone know of any good deals on pregnancy tests? I am certain I must have the flu, but we have been ttc.. I can't possibly be having morning sickness THIS early, but I guess it seems ok to stock up on some things I know I will be needing soon, anyway..
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Yup, DH has officially turned in his resignation to the school here, so we are without question moving this summer. I never really doubted it, but we've made the irreversible step now, you know? He'll be at the job fair in anchorage in two weeks, so if you pray or send out good karma or whatever, we'd appreciate all those things helping him to get a job for us up there.
Yay! Now you just need to move near me so we can walk together this summer.. (hoping I get to be pregnant soon, and will be walking a lot!)
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