Friday, August 28, 2009

806 - Organizations & Management

I love when the interweb tells you something about yourself that seems to fit perfectly.

This little internet quiz that tells you what section you are in the Dewey Decimal System.

Jenn's Dewey Decimal Section:
806 Organizations & management

800 Literature

Literature, criticism, analysis of classic writing and mythology.

What it says about you:
You're a global, worldly person who wants to make a big impact with your actions. You have a lot to tell people and you're good at making unique observations about everyday experiences. You can notice and remember details that other people think aren't important.

Now, if someone can only figure out what chapter of RAD I belong to, then I'd be truly impressed!

Monday, August 24, 2009


It's been cool and rainy for much of the last week and although I actually managed a couple of good weekend physical activities (a nice mountain bike ride with friends on Saturday morning and a long run in preparation for the KRR on Sunday) we actually did a lot of house cleaning up over the last couple of days as well. This is good in that our house is starting to look a little bit less like a construction zone, but it's bad because working on the house sends me into a tizzy about the fabulous things I could do to it if I had a million dollars. Okay, maybe not that much, but how few thousand or so for some gorgeous andirons?

Check out these drool-worthy pieces:

A mere $10-$15,000 expected at auction for these ca. 1930s Russel Wright fire deer andirons.

That then makes these next two, at $1000 and $1400 respectively, seem like a steal. For the record, found them at this awesome website.

So for closer to $100, maybe we'll end up with these:

Still a great idea, it's just that after seeing the others....I need to find a new job or a new life or a lucky lottery ticket.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Yes, another post about the weather

Whitehorse has really had a fantastic summer. I mean, it's been great: hot, sunny, dry - just how I like it. So even though we are in the 2nd week of August and, really, finter** should start rearing it's ugly head anytime soon, I have found this to be depressing:
The fireweed blossoms have mostly fallen off and the underbrush in the woods has started to change colour. It's slight - no reds or oranges yet - but the splashes of yellow are everywhere. I have no right to complain, but knowing that winter is so soon around the corner is making me take a deep breath. Am I ready for it? Will I survive this Yukon winter as well as I did the last one? Will this be the year I learn to x-country ski? Will the dark be tolerable? Will I get depressed? So many questions and so little time before the answers will become obvious.

** Finter = the 4 weeks of autumn between summer and winter in the Yukon. Coined by Antonio who no longer lives in the territory.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Today's Forecast: Smoke

Well, the weather gods were right. Whitehorse saw three days above 30C (85F) last week and topped out at 33C (91F) on Wednesday. It felt genuinely hot outside and I was loving it. Things have cooled down quite a bit, but it's not due to a "normal" weather pattern, but rather to forest fire smoke. Check out the little weather icon. Fire - my weather is simply a ball of fire.While the icon is kinda cute, let me assure you that living here at the moment is not pleasant. I can barely see across the street there is so much smoke in town. When I woke up on Sunday I actually thought my house was on fire due to the smell. It's like living and working around a bonfire. Totally weird. I really hope it clears up because behind all this smoke it looks like the sun is still keen to shine and I want all of the summer Whitehorse can give me.