Wednesday, November 11, 2009

City Life vs. Alaska Life

Almost three years ago, I left my high-stress L.A. lifestyle and landed in Alaska. I didn't expect to stay very long, but then I met this great guy ... ;) I guess I'm here for a while.

So many things are different, it's hard to know where to start. So here's a side-by-side comparison.

City life versus Alaska life

Drove adorable VW convertible beetle/Drove Subaru down a ravine

Dated dysfunctional comedians/Fell in love with a sweet-hearted carpenter

Learned how to program my TiVo/ Learned how to run a chainsaw

Avoided vicious office politics/ Avoid vicious hungry bears

Never left the house without makeup/ Hoping to take a shower this week

Favorite designer: Cynthia Rowley/ Favorite accessory: duct tape

Thought fifty degrees was a cold snap/ Would kill for fifty degrees

Kept a running tally of celebrities spotted/ Saw twenty moose the other day

Big project: organize shoe closet/Big project: dig a new outhouse

Awesome view of neighbor's driveway/Awesome view of Grewingk Glacier

Two actress/models for every guy/Two bearded eccentrics for every gal

Obsessed with losing weight/Hey, that extra fat layer's for survival

I could go on and on. As you can see, so many things in my life have changed, but the only really important one is number two. My sweetie. I'd live anywhere with him, and I think I'm proving that on a daily basis. ;)

Peace and love,


Oh, and if anyone knows how to post in a two-column format, let me know!


LizeeS said...

This was super -- and so true. I lived it for three years of my life and would love to trade anykind of politics for those hungry bears and the twenty moose! You're awesome to put love over all else. Knowing you, it wasn't really that hard!
Love to you and Alaska!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, that' so funny and so true! Have you experienced the honey bucket? It's not as sweet as it sounds. Never thought I'd see the day when I knew how to identify when I could identify bear poop. Love, it's worth the price we pay. My husband keeps trying to convince me of that.

Boone Brux

CarolynDavid said...

I think my fav is the moose poop. Who would've ever thought such a huge animal would produce something so small and compact yet so useful. No matter what store you go to you can always find everything from mugs with moose turds in the bottom to moose poop swizzle sticks. I draw the line at Moose poop earrings though..Loved the blog :)

Tamera Lynn said...

Great comparisons, Juniper! As a lifelong Alaskan, I wonder what my list would be like if I had to move to L.A.? But like you say, when you find someone to love, it makes all those changes worth it.

Juniper Bell said...

Oh man, great additions to the list, you guys!! The honey bucket and moose poop. Back to rewrite! (Wait, moose poop swizzle sticks??? That's just wrong.)