For every long, hot, and sunny summer day in Alaska, there is an equally short, cold, and dark winter day.
These days are rapidly upon us, with this weekend bringing the threat of single-digit cold, and the daylight hours waning to just about 6 hours per day.
This is the price you pay for living in WonderLand. You get your fixes from May to mid-October, then quit cold-turkey for six mind-numbing, DT-shaking months.
Remember these idyllic scenes?
Replaced by this.
This must be what jail is like. You can see it, you know it is out there...you see media with folks doing what you used to do, back when you were free. You spend the day trying not to come unglued, and at night when your head hits the pillow, your full-color surround-sound movie plays over and over in your brain, lulling you into a reasonable facsimile of sleep.
What keeps us going? Knowing that in 152 days, we will once again be among friends.