Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bug Bites

I always come up with hair brained ideas and try them out. I wanted to start a business, so I made magnets with photos inside. People paid 3$, yes, 3$ for a fricking bottle cap with a photo inside of it. It was fun, but took a lot of prep to make them and I didn't really have a market to sell them (other than hippy markets in Seattle.) I once made $800 in a day selling BOTTLE CAPS! Bars don't realize they have a market just laying on the floor.

Then there was the tail bag business. That was fine and dandy, but I really SUCK at promoting myself A perfect example is my 2 week stint as a Mary Kay representative (stop laughing.) Lots of you were too kind and bought one. Possibly to get me to shut up about them. After materials, donations, and everything else it wasn't worth it to me to have to do taxes. I HATE BUSINESS TAXES. I'd rather go to the Gynecologist. I sold off my Lycra, convinced Washington State I lost money (because I did) and that was it.

My NEW hair brained idea? SOMEDAY I'd like to open a bakery. I hear you need to be good at baking to do that, but I try. I love baking, especially cupcakes. I know it will never come to fruition, but I can dream right. I EVEN have a name. Ready? Bug Bites. A. Bug after Bug, and B. Bites after the 7,000,000 mosquito per square foot. That will never happen. There are health codes and such. I enjoy licking the icing too much.

ANYWAY. Here are pictures of our cabin for your viewing pleasure.

It really is cute! The stairs go up to the loft. It's like a tiny, tiny version of our house (the outside at least.) 

No snow yet. I went today to pick up shovels "just in case" and there were a MILLION to choose from. Alaskans don't mess around. One other thing I noticed is that everyone I've ask about how long they live here don't tell me years they tell me winters. Ex. "I've lived here 32 winters." 

Random (because I warned you that my train of thoughts would go everywhere.) I'm sure a lot of you have seen this video, but I think it's worth sharing. Made me cry. I really enjoy doing random acts of kindness for people. It warms my heart. I try to do it as often as possible, and my favorite is when they don't know it was me. 

Made you cry hu.


  1. The cabin is adorable!

    So it's true about the mosquitoes! My dad was briefly stationed in Alaska one summer (Army) and he said he had never, ever seen mosquitoes so bad. Swarms of them. To the point where he saw caribou leaping into water to get away from them! I hadn't heard anyone else mention this Alaska peculiarity since then, and had wondered.

    1. Thanks! I haven't been here for the bugs, but I have seen pictures. EWW. Not looking forward to it!!

  2. I, too, had heard the mosquitoes were that bad and wondered about it. Yowsers, bet you guys live with 100% deet slathered on you all day. Mosquitoes, weird sunlight, bad winters, I am not sure I will ever be able to come visit sorry Haha!

  3. My best friend had her son in Anchorage 14 years ago and said she wished she could have stayed. They moved when he was 4'ish to take care on in-laws - I think if she could move back, she would. I sadly did not get to visit when they were there.

  4. Taxes are the worst. Maybe you can hire a moose to be your accountant?

  5. I'll never eat your cupcakes again. J/K. I totally licked every single dilly bean anyway.