I went on a fantastic walk today in the afternoon sun. I still can’t believe I live here somedays.
Just went on a long walk in the woods at night without a flashlight. I’m feeling intrepid as fuck.
Tonight I saw the best aurora I’ve ever seen. It was absolutely mind-blowing.
The aurora responds well to trash talk… It was being kind of lame and I was like, “really? Is that all you got bro? I can’t even tell, is that a cloud or aurora?” And it’s all like “Bitch, please. WHABAM!!!”
The other day, a trucker bought me a hat and brought it up because he thought my bald head looked cold a few days before. It was real sweet. I’m trying to wear it at least once a week (out of North Dakota niceness) even though it has pink on it.
When “going out with friends for New Year’s” consists of bundling up and walking down to the river to watch an amazing aurora under a clear, starry sky… Simply the best.
It’s hard to fall asleep when you’ve only been awake for 12 hours.
# arctic winter problems
Today I was cleaning the trucker bathroom at work and noticed some new graffiti that read, “Ice road queers.” Of course it was meant to be an anti-gay slur slighting the show, but I couldn’t help but laugh because it got me thinking about what Ice Road Truckers would be like if the entire cast was comprised of self-identified queer people. I smell an Emmy.