Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Gossip, the Eagle and the Duck

Let's see, what's been going on out here in the last couple days . . . rumor has it that Mike Rowe was on a boat in the vicinity of the Pacific Glacier when it caught fire on Goldfish's birthday and actually took part in the fire fighting effort - look for that to show up in either Deadliest Catch or Dirtiest Jobs . . . and speaking of the Discovery Channel, Myth Busters is coming to Alaska sometime this year as well . . . . . thanks for the hot gossip E!

I was walking at noon on Saturday and saw an eagle bobbing on the surface of the water like a duck. As I watched it attempted to take off several times, each time not quite making it. Finally it took off - minus the duck it was clenching in its talons below the water line. The duck bobbed to the surface in a daze and the eagle banked sharply and dove for it again, missing twice because the duck dove under at the last second but getting it on the third try. Me? All I had was my cell phone, no camera, but I snapped a couple shots so Dad, if you're reading this in Maine, please dig through my laptop case and load any cords you find as well as any software CDs in a priority mailer and send it my way, I'd like to upload the pics from the cell phone and see if they are any good because it was an amazing experience. It was raining and it was a bit off shore so I'm not hopeful, but still . . . .

Sorry I've been absent lately and have not been reading my blog roll friends, it has been pretty hectic. We ordered some wedding bands out of Ireland and they should be here tomorrow or Wednesday . . . . cheers, gotta hit the sack.

6 comments:

Lori said...

Awesome pictures Steve! I use them as my background on my work computer! Many people ask me about them!

p.s. I see the comment window was fixed and I can now post - yeah!!

Lori - Naples, FL

Kym said...

I hope your camera phone worked. That sounds exciting!

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Oooo great rumors!!!!
Hey! Wedding Bands? What'd I miss?

AlaskaSteve said...

Kym, I'm hoping I at least got something - the memory is fresh, I wish I could paint . . . Lori, thanks, nice to hear from you . . . and yeah Jen, April 11 - I'm sneaky, huh? :o)

Zack said...

Sounds like everyone is figuring you guys out Dad. Oh ya one of my buddies was working in Dutch Harbor and got a picture of Mike Rowe. I thought that was pretty crazy. Hope those pictures come out. If your cables don't work out let me know. I might be able to help.

AlaskaSteve said...

Zack, my electronics genius son, you'll be the first person I call if your Grampa can't find the cord and software in my laptop case - love you, Dad