Monday, August 18, 2008

Why I am Glad to Be Back in Alaska

After three months of gallivanting around Southeast Asia and bouncing between Washington, Idaho, and Utah, I am glad to be back in Alaska for the following reasons.

-I don't have to live out of a suitcase anymore. In Asia I lived out of a 35L backpack. In the states I lived out of a carry-on sized suitcase. My clothes were perpetually wrinkled, and I wore the same ones over and over and over and over.

-I now have Internet access twenty-four hours a day. This summer I sometimes had to go DAYS without getting on the Internet. My youngest sister said it best, "You and the Internet are, like, one." I am an Internet junkie. Why spend time looking for a phone book when you can google the phone number? Why walk upstairs and ask my mom how to cut pineapple when I can get an illustrated step-by-step guide in 0.63 seconds? I feel unstable if I can't check my bloglines and headlines. I feel much better now that I am connected.

-I get to sleep in my own bed. Those of you VFN readers that don't own a memory foam mattress pad and a down comforter need to buy one right now. I'm serious. If you can't afford one, start saving your pennies. I am so in love with my bed. Best money we've spent since getting married.

I am back. Life is good. More witty commentary to come soon.

10 comments:

JEM said...

You can't see me, but I'm currently dancing on top of my coffee table. So glad you're back.

Wes Harris said...

Hooray, for Alaska, internet, and great sleeping accommodations! Let's hear it for the internet junkies!!!

Dan and Katherine Miller said...

Yay! I am SO thrilled that your back and I agree 100% I love memory foam, and down comforters!

Dorese said...

Hooray! You made it safely home again! It was SO NICE to see you at Lisa's reception, too. Anyway, I absolutely can't wait for the recommencement of the wittiness. Did I spell that right? Also, let it be known that I love my down comforter, too. I'm still working on the husband for the memory foam. : )

tonksfam said...

Welcome back! It's great that you now have 24-hour internet, even if you do have an...interesting bathroom ;) Oh, the luxuries we can do without and the others that we can't.

...I'd take the internet over a flushing toilet too...

The Hoogland Family said...

Angie!! Hi it's me Leah! Memory foam rocks! I love it too way to much, I am also an internet junkie. You were in Idaho/Utah and I missed you! Dang, maybe next time.

mackey family said...

Good. I miss the witty commentary.

Ashley said...

So... I know we totally don't know each other... but, I'm thinking that since you commented on MY blog, it's completely okay to blog stalk you!

I just wanted to tell you that I think you have the most exciting and interesting life of anyone I've ever uhhh...I mean... NEVER met!!!

Blog Stalker said...

It's always good to be home. Once you figure out exactly where home is!

Great post. How cool to have done all that traveling.

nick in elim said...

I am also glad your back I was always a little bummed when I would check your blog through out the summer and all I would see was that little lizard. Enjoy your school year!