Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Snowzilla 2008

Every year in Anchorage a man over on Columbine Street constructs a giant snowman who has come to be more affectionately called 'Snowzilla.' This year he isn't quite as impressive as he usually is, but there's a story behind that. Here are some of the headlines that circulated regarding the snow monster this year:

"Alaska pulls plug on Snowzilla the giant snowman"
"Alaska officials condemn Snowzilla to melt"
"Snowzilla declared a public nuisance"

and then

"Rise, Snowzilla, Rise!"
"Snowzilla rises from the dead"
"Snowzilla, King of Snowmen, returns"
"Banned Snowzilla mysteriously reappears, wreaks havoc in Alaska"

Basically the city issued an ordinance telling the man to 'cease and desist' the building of Snowzilla. As you can see by Snowzilla's bottom snowball he was supposed to be massively bigger than he ended up. The man obeyed the ordinance and then overnight on the 23rd the snowman was mysteriously resurrected. Of course, much smaller than originally intended, but he was built hastily this year. Who else can boast an outlawed snow giant!? Only Alaska my friends, only Alaska.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Coming to an End

I'm so sorry for not keeping you updated these past few weeks! My trip around Europe was absolutely amazing. By far the best experience of my entire life. I can't believe it's time to go home already!
The reason I haven't been posting is because my laptop is on its deathbed. Unfortunately while I was traveling through Italy I kept uploading all of my photos from my camera onto my laptop. So all of my photos are stuck on a computer with no internet capabilities.
Not to mention it IS finals time in school and so rather than typing blogs I've been typing multiple 6-10 page essays about Irish politics, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and Irish-America.
So as bittersweet as I'm feeling right now, I'll have plenty of time to update the blog and finish telling you about the end of my semester in Ireland once finals are over next Thursday. Wish me luck!

To keep you going though here are just a couple of pictures previewing what's to come: