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Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #2: New Year: Day 1, the adventure begins, anew................

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« Part 1: My Namesake Grandson, a little Sketchup, and some Shop Stuff Part 2 of Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day series Part 3: Have a day off, we'll start some stuff in the shop. »

I made a comment on Neil’s (NBeener) blog entry, Neils blog entry re New Years and after looking at it, decided
it probably would make a good entry in my Comments of the Day blog topic.

So apologies to Neil, I copied my own comment, with minor changes, from his blog to my blog….......
.........I guess since I am giving attribution, it can’t be plagiarism, I am in a pretty good position to understand the author won’t mind…........(-:

.......the comment:

New Year, day 1:

.......staring at the computer screen, trying, with more or less success to wake up. At least the first cup of coffee for the New Year is a good one. That’s probably a good omen.

Went to bed at 2130hrs yesterday, Dick Cain got to bed at 10:53pm, if early to bed is good enuf for Dick, it is good enuf for me. It’s all relative to time zones anyway. Although I went to bed before Dick, at least by the clock, he was in bed a couple of hours prior to me. So if I am going to beat Dick to bed, all I have to do is lay down on the job. That should be easy.

And Dick probably got up before me, even though I got up at 0324hrs. I got up to drag a poor little guy out of his swimming pool, where he had been splashing around for 9 months. And I am not sure he was very happy about it, what a cry baby. But it was a good way for him to start the new year, not dressed in quite as fancy clothes as Neil and Diana, in fact he was in his birthday suit, but that seemed appropriate enough for the occasion. He may have been pissed off cause he didn’t get to exit through the main entrance, I dragged him out through his own special, one time use door, known as a lower uterine segment transverse cesarean section, almost wasn’t big enough. Then I closed it up again.

Oh well, that little guy didn’t even say thank you, I think he was mad at me in fact. But all in all not a bad way to start the New Year.

........if I could only wake up……..another cup of coffee is in order……...........

.......hope you all have a Happy New Year……..

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1672 days ago

happy new year to you and yours
some is mad and some is tired and lucky that´s life

Dennis

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 1672 days ago

I awoke at 5:01 AM, fetched the morning paper, gave it to Barb. She took one look at me,

& said, you better go back to bed. I took her advice, & slept until 6:45.

I guess I needed that.

Someone missed out on a 2009 Tax deduction. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 1672 days ago

And this is gospel truth, Mike said it would be nice if I posted some pictures of my Hawaii trip, so here is a prelude, this is what I will see from the balcony of the condo when I drink my coffee in the moring, we go to the same place every year:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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stefang

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#4 posted 1672 days ago

Well done Jim. How many have you delivered to date?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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stefang

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#5 posted 1672 days ago

That looks just wonderful Jim. Wish I was there too. My PM said we sailed past “Diamond Point”. Later I remembered it’s name is Diamond Head. I do remember what I did yesterday though, so my memory can’t be too bad, right? Thanks for the picture. I hope you post some more.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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NBeener

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#6 posted 1672 days ago

Getting out of the amniotic fluid would be a nice change of pace, but … looking back … I didn’t have any problems in utero.

Everything that I remember ever going wrong or badly happened after that. Maybe that’s why we men seem to spend an inordinate portion of our young adulthood … er … trying to get back in ;-)

That’s a pretty good start for your New Year, Jim: giving somebody else a good start to their life. I hope the magic of that bit never gets to be routine.

I’ve been to Hawaii once … on business. Rented a Harley for my few days, there. It … more than lives up to its hype, but … I clearly don’t have to tell you that! Bon Voyage!!

Last night, we danced, we pigged out, we listened to about 40 members of our town’s symphony, two different jazz bands, and … still … somehow we rang in the New Year.

Lasted about 45 minutes after that, and then went “thonk” in our hotel room, six floors up. Awoke to a beautiful view of the snow-covered Front Range of the Rockies—not quite the view of the Pacific (that I had for several years, in San Diego), but … a good omen, still.

And … yeah … we’re three cups of coffee into it, and I still feel like my power supply has been subjected to a brownout. More coffee IS the order of the day. Should get us all the way through to nap time, at least :-)

HNY again, Jim, and … all !!

-- -- Neil

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 1672 days ago

Mike
I have delivered somewhere between 5000 and 6000 in this state by my rough reckoning.

Nottoman
Haven’t got there yet, that is a picture from a couple a years ago, I think. We were there twice in 2008. We leave on January 7, will return on January 21. It is a really shocker to step on plane in very cold weather, dressed warmly for the freezing weather at this time of year, and then step out into 80 degrees with similar humidity. I carry shorts and a T-shirt in my carry on, and the first thing I do is step into the men’s room and change clothes. Otherwise I would be wringing wet just from retrieving the luggage. It is a direct 6 hour flight from here to Maui, due south, which is hard to visualize unless you are looking at a globe. We are very far west. Put another way, if you take a plane from Seattle to Tokyo, you will pass almost directly over Anchorage on the way. That is even tougher to comprehend. In fact, to get to Tokyo, we fly to Seattle, and then get a plane that flies right back over Anchorage…........hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Neil
My son-in-law in Fairbanks will rent a motorcycle here also, if my daughter is in a weak moment or distracted. Marcus and his father are big into motorcycles, and Marcus owns one at home too.

I tend to veg out mostly in Hawaii, although get into the water some, and do a lot of fast walking, and slow beach walking for that matter. It is a very beautiful and relaxing place to visit.

Well off to get some lunch made….......got to keep well fed and rested in these marathon call weekends.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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stefang

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#8 posted 1671 days ago

My wife who is a nurse says that if you have delivered 5000-6000 babies that you are an obstetrician. Is that right? See, I knew you deserved that nice annual vacation in Hawaii. Hope you are having fun.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Bertelson

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#9 posted 1671 days ago

Mike
Obstetrician-Gynecologist, correct. Not as many deliveries these days, but that is good. Did more than my share over the years. We leave on Thursday morning, will be in Hawaii in the late afternoon, barring any glitches.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 1669 days ago

Put an entry in here by mistake, the site working very slowly here, and things got screwed up. In any case, see my comments of the day entry…...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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