Friday, July 15, 2011


first off sorry its been so long since i wrote.  I got busy and just didnt have time.

well on July 1st i had left for homer with my cuz and her friend.
homer is now my new fav place. we had so much fun
on the 1st they picked me up and we went ATVing and also in this amazing suped up truck....roll cage and 5 point harnass if that tell you anything. TO FUN!!!!!!!!!!

after that we went back to my cuz's place to sleep till the next day (the 2nd) when we went to a B&B. beautiful view and i would so go back!

B&B was just outside homer so we went into homer and homer spit on the 3rd. i went back home on the 5th
also wanteed to share the big thing at home now is : where to next and will you return? alot of people do plan on returning and i think i might or stay closer to home next year. as for whats next im really not sure

i know this is a short post but im sick today and feel like sleeping so im going to upload some pics and share more at a later date

Monday, June 20, 2011

puppy time!!!!!!

mm mm food in Fairbanks....(i looked for a tattoo place to add to my flower theme on my foot y next trip in)

share time

so i got mail from my amazing cuz pam....thank you!!!!
and then checked my email and got this list i felt like sharing with the world that she wrote heres a shout out to cuz marrianne

Rule 1. Guys are horny 24/7
Rule 2. The farther north you go, the more beautiful you are.
Rule 3.  Transient jobs are meat markets with participants especially short on attention span.
Rule 4.  What happens on a transient job, stays on a transient job.
Rule 5. Don’t tell nobody nothing.  They will hit on you whatever you tell them.  Sub rule.  And, don’t let others know that you are getting hit on. The other girls don’t like it, the interesting boys think you are too busy and don’t want to stand in line.
Rule 6.  Do what you want to do, but be true to yourself.  Define yourself, your values, and play life by your rules.  If you take responsibility for your actions and your space on the planet – not leaving it to others to carry you, you don’t have to answer to anyone.

love you all

Saturday, June 18, 2011

life in alaska

So life has been very...entertaining here in alaska

stuff i learned working a seasonal job:
1. everyone has different stories
2.this life isnt for most people
3. if you say your single or dating guys dont take that serious and then try having sex (well most guys)
4. theres always someone awake
5. always something to do....bring movies and such

right now i cant really think of anything else so ill tell some stories

ive gone rafting a couple time and learned not to go after work
i was rowing and almost dropped the paddle a couple times and it was cold and cloudy...not fun

i also decided one day to climb a mountain. let me tell you. i for one thought the little ant hill back home was mountains but as you just read they are ant hills compared to here and after one time up i wont be going back up again!

i work 5 days and get 2 days off and most of the time i meet up for a game of pool. and i am of the opion that he cheats and letsa me win all expect last week when i let him win by placing all the balls in the pockets becuase i had to get my drunk friend home.
speacking for it doesnt matter the age or the tie there is always someone willing to drink with you. the night after i helpped my drunk friend home i was watching a movie and a bunch of guys come in and one of them was beyond drunk. well they were all doing the breakfast chalange and trying to stay up till breakfast but ended up falling asleep. when it came time for breakfast i woke them all up and went to eat. all but the drunk guy woke.   after the meal i went back and walked him home to then left for my bed. along with heavy drinking comes blackouts. so i saw that same guy that night and he had blacked out and didnt know how he ended up in bed.....i wished so bad to mess with his mind. i am of the thought that you shouldnt drink to the point of black out or regreat.

we have alot of guys from outside the US and i love telling them my name is amazing when i 1st meet them but then of course i tell them my real name....either way they all call me amazing :) woot for an ego boost.    tonight i walked in the rec room. mind you im one of the only girls awake and all the guys were like moring beautiful! ahhhh love it!

and yes i am missing home or rather some people from home

also! happy fathers day to the bestest dad in the world!
goodnight all

Saturday, June 4, 2011

more pics

 the river

 the river and snow

the river breaking

 plane ride....i got sick :(


mommy and theresa and anni sent it to me

Friday, June 3, 2011

went atving.....had so much fun going to buy one when i get home

the view i get to see every morning when i first got here but since theres no more darkness i dont get to see it till the end of my season

went on a helicoptor and didnt get sick....but i did on the fixed plane....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ghost writer(s)

Day something

life has been pastry chief friend gave me cheese cake with chocolate....a huge cookie...sticky bun thing...and (well I am love-from-alaska’s twin writing this and frankly I don’t know what all she got)
I know she hates walking up the hill, now the bus can take her up though. She has seen a fox and the squirrels have been giving her a huge problem. Ninja squirrels... long story.. Hee hee
I hope she gets her new heart I sent her in the mail aunt drew it and mailed it. Her huge package was supposed to have arrived by now, but she still hasn’t got it.
Jobs opened up at the hotel because people were stupid and didnt bring VISA’s and other stuff. So she told me about the job but I decided to go with something else. I do miss her a lot though.
Back to her... she is missing ME! And five guys and fries heehee, me her twin has been growing my hair and need her help with hair crap and keeping the scissors away from it....ok ok u want to hear bout her in Alaska.
A woman told her boss that love-from-alaska is the best front desk person they have :)
her room mate and she have come to an unspoken sleeps the other reads *laugh out loud.*
She has been missing meals due to sleeping...change from Ohio I think NOT....she talks to a lot of others except her twin!
Aunt writing now. love-from-alaska told me that I should write a post for her because she tells me everything that is going on with her. Then I told her twin that she’d said that and she said no she’d write it! So ok, I let her, lol! I think that last line up there was a broad hint...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

may 16th

Sorry its been so long but either been sleeping or working and hanging with people.....1st have to say congrats to the rents on 25 years together and in 25 more years ahead..

Let's see what have been doing,  ive gone on a 8 person bi plane around denali, to outsides its called mt mckinley.  i enjoyed it for the most part. did get sick but knew from last time in a small plane that it would happen so nothing now to me....what expect was to take a nap most of the time. my condition, fibermylga, makes me exhausted and makes my days difficulte.

Next was ATVing! omg!! to much fun loved it and wish to buy one. we went out and was surpose to ride back oon the covered waagon but the people who had drank at dinner aloud so woot to beiing underage because have to pick...mind you would of chose to ride. did try to get the muddest and wettest and think succeded it my mission.

Then went up in a hilocoptor. no the fact that got sick on the plane make me rethink it. would of stuck though it and if got sick that was fine by me at least can say got in one. almost napped on the flight but it was 20 min ride and was ready to shut my eyes for a while but we landed and that was cool.. get sick fyi......after the flight called the BF and toldf him want too buy a atv and helicoptor but that the planes can go away.

Also went to cabin night which is dinner and a was funny and good food....all the GMs got a kiss from Mrs.kitty for a dollar....the next morning one showd up to work with the lipstick still

If rafting was open would go to but we will get a votchour for that. ( sorry for the spelling)  everything did would cost 800 dollars but because front desk was free so can sell them better.....everyone else not working the front desk can do it for they all hate front desk.....heehee

My job is very easy....I've been bloging after my duties were done for today and still have 3 hrs till can complete it using our system That let me on till a certain time.

3rd shift is fun. its not lonley have maybe 3 hrs of alone time but not really.....

For those that want to know will be home in 4 months and 1 week,.......yes miss people but not really homesick.just wishing to ee some people. made friends here and an really enjoying my room mate...she let me sleep undisturbed allllll day today. here is an examnple of how much sleep. got off at 6 and went to bed at 630 after breakfast, then woke for lunch at 1 and back to bed at 2 till 9 and then got up showered and went to dinner...and then work at 11 to 6 and will do the same tomorrow. mind u been feeling well and that could be it buit think so because was doing thesame thing back at home......

I know what else to say tonight. but if you have any questions ask and you might give me another blog post idea.

Good day to you all

Monday, May 9, 2011

day one

i made it to the park safe and sound!
first i have to say that i very much enjoyed my time with Marrianne. We went driving in her amazing convertible and when she was at work me and her dog, Joey went for walks. And yes it was warm here because  only needed a light coat.

i took a bus to th park and it was a very bumpy ride. took about 4 hrs. Once here i filled out paper work and had dinner. My room mate, me and this guy all ate together and there was a guy being nice to me. well when me and the other two went outside that guy started taklking to us, yesi would put a name if i remember it but ego buster....he wasnt special or memorale so ill call him cook because hes a cook

we ditched him and went for a walk and saw the lake...Beautiful!!!!
but oh lucky us we ran into the guy...cook...again and he showed us the kitchens and around and stuff. the other two left and so it was me an cook and so we played pool...mind you i didnt know how "tight" he thought i was. for those of you like me that dont know what tight is....its another word for hot or sexy or whatever....ayways during pool i found out what tight ment...after this i was trying to ditch him but my apt is by the pool hall and didnt want him knowing where i stayed. he already ad my number but that was because i thought he just wanted to be friens because god forbid anyone came here to work....well at 8pm i finally ditched him after being told that i should pick him as my man...even though i told him im im not but this is what i tell all the pervs because most leave me be and just look...but i do have a BF and really just came here for work and to meet people and have fun but not the type he wanted... after ditching him he texted me and i told him sure ill meet him for breakfast at 630am ....he sent me 2 more texts before he figured out im not responding or went to bed.

little did he know that i also told the guy in the apt next to me to come eat with me and roommate. the guy who live next to me Austin is cool hes looking for a summer girl and knows im not goig to be it and so im his "wing girl" whatever i have a friend thats no my room mate and that suits me when i woke i texted Austin and me and the RM (room mate) went to breakfast and Austin cam a little but obviously Cook text me good morning and where he was sitting...uh dude at 630 its not that i sat at a diff table than him and yes ladies he surly knew i was blowing him off because w made eye contact and he didnt move me and the Rm sat and talked and lol time Cook got done eating and came over said good day or something and left pissed..
guys if a girl tell you shes engaged dont try starting stuff cause youll be laughed at and hurt. follow the signs and stuff.....well i have to go t training now...likely more later tonight

love you all

Thursday, May 5, 2011

ice cream we all scream for.... Alaska

So I made it safe and sound!
I had two layovers and didnt have to wait more than 10 mins to load onto the next plane. all my flights were decent. the first 2 planes were less than 2 hrs and i should of known from the Austrila trip (14 hr flight) that i cant stand that long on planes.... the last plane was a 5 hr ride and i was ready to be off after 2 hrs. when i got on i had 2 larger people sitting on both sides of me and they switched one person with a smaller no jessie sandwitch!  the lady who i sat by talked to me and she asked the "why Alaska" question and i explained when i was 15 i loved it and decided to apply for a job and got it....she said at this point "well that mustnt of been that long ago"
HA it was several yrs ago...."you have aged beautifuly/ gracefully"
this made my day. Well the rest of the 5 hrs was filled with movies and me checking the clock and progress of this forever lonnnnnngggggggg flight!!!!!!!   when i landed i went to get my checked bag and that took forever and then i went outside in my short sleave shirt...Grandma, Anni, Mom it is so not that cold and when Gram said it was snowing in Alaska...well all i have have to say is "LIES!!!!!!!!!"

Me and my cuz went back to her the dark because yet another myth broken...its not day light allll the time this time of yr! i went to sleep around 2 am and heyyy mom...shocker i turned my phone to vibrate! for those who dont mom thinks everyone under the age of acient (ie. moms age and up) cant live A. without their cells or B. sleeps with the sound on. ha i proved you wrong!

ok so on to this morning Marrianne came home from work for lunch....mmmm grilled cheese and i went to work with her and we stopped to get ice cream on the way in and then had some more at her office! now i get to sit and make myself a blanket and look at the great view that she has...

hmm well i dont know what else to say so bye ohio for now post later! love you all


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

last night!!

Ok so this will be a very short post.    I'M SUPER EXCITED!!!!
Seeing my two best friends in the morning then napping heading to ALASKA!!!!!!  all packed and everything.

As said short post but there will be more soon, likely from  but no promises.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Auntie Steals the Blog!

Hi! This is Love-From-Alaska’s aunt here. I’ve hijacked her blog since she recently hijacked mine! Some of you may know that she currently lives with me and my hubby. That being said, here’s a little list of things I need to get off my chest!
Things I won’t miss about my niece:

1. Toothpaste spit all over the sink. Girl can’t brush her teeth with out splattering toothpaste and toothpaste spit all over the sink and faucet! I think she’s practicing for the Spitting Olympics..

2. Clothing in the living room. Honestly, there are clothes from one side of the room to the other.. It’s like she uses the living room for a second bedroom or closet! Let me tell you, I’ve seen way way way too much of her under garments..

3. Cups and bowls everywhere. You always know where she’s been by the amount of dishes and pop cans and water bottles left near by. She can’t clean up after herself you know. She’s an artist at grouping half empty beverage containers.

4. Couch full of water bottles. When you move the cushions, there are at least 4 or 5 half empty water bottles every time. Will she be able to stay hydrated in Alaska without a fridge full of water? I’m seriously concerned...

5. The DA da Da of the TV being turned on in the middle of the night. That thing is loud! And the inane chatter of her teenage soap opera shows on netflix.. *shudder*

Things I WILL miss about my niece:

1. 3AM talks in the middle of the night. Whispering and giggling and trying not to wake up the uncle is great fun. I do, however, know more things than I really wanted to.. But still, love the chats.

2. The door slam. Knowing she’s home safe and sound is worth being woken up. "BaBAM, guess who’s home!"

3. Her giggle. In a good mood, her giggles are infectious! To herself too, she giggles and it makes her giggle more which makes her giggle more etc etc....

4. Facebooking and IMing and Texting while in the same room! Watching a movie in the middle of the night, texting and facebooking rather than talking and interrupting the show! Especially when we’re in a three or four way chat on facebook and they find out we’re not only in the same house, we’re in the same room and same bed and picking on each other on our status, oh that’s way too funny!

5. EVERYTHING! Me no want her to go!!!!!!!!!!! Waaaaaaaa!!!! Anyone got a rope or chain so I can keep her locked in her room????

Well, that's it! Auntie Out!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Nine Days Left!

Sorry its been so long since I posted last.
Lets see first off happy Easter!

Well for the holiday my family and I had dinner on Good Friday. My twin gave me an adorable card mainly stating that she cant wait for the day I return ( not gone yet!) and that she hopes I bring new cloths back so she can steal them! I love my sister but she steals all my cloths and plans on raiding my room the minute I leave I think.. After dinner we called my cousin who lives in Alaska and :) I get to stay a couple days with her. She will be moving to Hawaii and this is very exciting, then she told me she knows a guy who runs a big hotel down there, I'm really not to sure what he does but anyways, I think I feel a Love-from-Hawaii blog coming next :D and yes to the horror to my aunt! (I secretly love horrifying people)

Most of the plans are made, I booked the flight and am mostly packed for the trip ::cough cough I wish:::::: I just have to book one more thing and then pack and help with my party, pay bills, and hide away for nine more days.

Everyday I talk to my mom and tell her how many days we have left and we do the girly screaming thing, my aunt rolls her eyes and thinks, well plots is a better word, of ways to keep me here.

Theres this guy in my life though that amazes me more and more each day but he has supported any plans I've made :D and he was suppose to start his travel the day after good Friday but god or whomever is out there must LOVE me cause he's leaving after me now.
“It's always easier to be the one to leave first”- one of my friends told me. I couldn't agree more with them! The past two summers I have been the one left at home and watching the person I like leave town. Not fun at all but I think this time (yes a different person) it will be OK for a lot of reasons. Before I had a bad feeling when that person left but this time I don't. My heart is calm about it all. Another thing is that even though he's leaving I won't be stuck in town waiting for him. Even when I was leaving second I still was going to be gone from town at the close to the same time and for a longer time.
Now to just stay in contact with him and my family. Cant let anyone forget me and my amazingness! Lets see my sister was the one who had told me to write tonight, I think I covered everything she wanted me to talk about.

Oh almost forgot. OK so yes I put in my two week notice 2 weeks ago on Thursday but me being me is still working with 9 day left to do everything that needs done. I am SOOOOO beyond ready to be done working here! Most know what seinoritis is and likely had it. Well my case is very bad right now! I just want to be done working at this hotel, it doesn't hold my mind anymore! One convo I had earlier was about doing the same job but a different location. I am very much a believer that people need change every once in a while and seems to be that my mind can take about 9 months at a job before it gets burned out of the scenery. Thats why I think 2 seasonal jobs would be good for me one for a half yr and the other job for the other half! There is no sense to burn yourself out at a job so that you don't enjoy life anymore. Life is way to short for unhappiness!Having a job is great but you must weigh the toll its taking on you, your brain and your sanity. I have only 16 more hrs to work and then I get time to party and see friends and family and then off I go.

Goodnight all and hope you enjoyed your holiday and my blog. I will try to post more soon but as those who have traveled know it gets very crazy toward the travel date!

Love and good wishes!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why would I leave the job I have for one that's only a couple months?

OK so I have thought of some other questions I've been asked. Also if you have any you want answered please leave a comment by pushing the button that says how many comments the post has...(I will look into changing it to make it more user friendly later when I’m not so frazzled)

Why would I leave the job I have for one that's only a couple months?
           Well that answer is easy......IT'S ALASKA!!!!!!!!
          Not good enough answer? Well the months I will be there I will be making 800 more in that time frame than I do here. Also I'm in my early 20's and figure that soon I'll have to settle down and have a family, have a lease on a place and a job that I just can't leave. I've seen it a lot where couples have big plans of travel in their 20s but life gets a hold of them and they put it off until the kids are out of the house and by that time they’re in their 60s and then start their plans and as some people know at that age heath and the ability to do everything your heart desires is hard. Even with a man by my side in marriage that wants to travel (no I'm not married yet) I know that it all could be a pipe dream and right now I don’t have kids, a husband, or anything like a lease on a place that would keep me grounded in one place....also its only 5 months out of my life that will be gone. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel family and kids hold a person back, I love kids and family. But this is an opportunity that doesn’t come by at the right time in a person’s life. When I had applied for this job I did it without a thought in the world, because I figured that it wouldn’t happen. But when I received the call I had just gotten off work and was getting ready for bed when it happened. The next day I received an interview and job offer.
I knew right away that I would accept the job but I asked for a couple days to think about it and of course did the whole girly jumpy thing, called my family and got their thoughts. Then I had to attempt to sleep because I had to work that night and had stayed up for this call.

A little about my previous jobs I’ve worked and who I am:
-          I don’t leave a place unless I have another job and I ALWAYS give at lest a 2 week notice, I’ve been giving 3 weeks though
-          I'm a “push over” I gave my last day to be the day before good Friday but because we had my sister quit and another girl quit it left only 3 to work and I know they don’t have time to hire anyone to cover the shifts so I decided to stay longer
-          I also love money and overtime!

It seems most of the time that I’m always working but I think I’m good at my job and I have nothing to do so I work. Yes this makes socializing hard especially since I work 11pm to 7 am and sleep the day away, but I prefer 3rd to another shift!
When I started at my first hotel I was working every shift and knew how to do my job well, when the owners/GM went on vacation I would be put in charge even though I was to youngest at the age of 18. Along with working every shift I would also work split doubles, meaning work 8 hrs, go home for 8 and then work 8 more. The low pay and wanting to not work split shifts (at the time I was also a full time student along with full time worker) is what caused me to look for employment elsewhere.
That is how I ended up at my current job. Don’t get me wrong and think I don’t like my job, I love it but my place is where my heart leads me and right now it happens to be waiting for me in Alaska.  When my contract is over in Alaska I will be coming back home and reapplying for my job that I am leaving along with places that provide benefits.

Well I don’t know what else to say today.
Ohh other than I leave my town 2 weeks from today (May 4th!!) to excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

why Alaska

So I went to Alaska for the first time, I think it was 2003 or 2004. And fall in love with the place.
I've always wanted to travel and knew in my heart that I didn't belong in the town I was born in. Last post I had said I live in a small town well after looking it up we have about 300,000 people this year. Well as I was saying I knew for the longest time my heart was in far off lands and that's why girl scouts was so good for me and I was blessed enough to meet some really great people who wanted to travel and so we did, I've been able to make it to Alaska, and Australia. Both places I didn't want to leave. My mom joked with the ladies that I had gone with that she would pay them to leave me there and I so wish they did :) 

I've been asked a lot of questions here are some of them

Why I would want to go to Alaska?               Well why did you decide to settle in the town  you live in? I want to see the beautiful land around the world, have a family and live life. Part of truly living life for me personally is to see the world and this job in Alaska allows me to see a place I loved and didn't appreciate it for what it really was the first time I went. Also i don't like the 80- 100 degree weather I normally get during the summer!

Where did I find the job?                   About 6 months ago when I wanted to find a new job, the one before the place I'm working at currently, I would look on craigslist. While looking for jobs in my town there was a listing for Alaska and I found this interesting because i am about 3 day drive from there and so I looked at the post. It was a job for one of the towns i had gone to when i went the first time. this got me thinking about my favorite town, the town is in the middle of no where and can only be reached if you take a bus, personal car are not aloud to drive in that part of the state. well i googled jobs in the town and ran across summer job listings for it and applied for it not even thinking a call would ever come but ya know what could it hurt. So 6 months go by and i didn't hear a thing, i even forgot that i had applied or what web page it was. i was going to bed after working my job and i got a call from a weird area code and almost didn't pick up, luckily I did and he asked if i was still interested and that the guy that they had hired decided not to take the job. Of course I said yes and we set a time for an interview.

right now i cant think of any other questions i had got asked a couple times so I will tell some of the funny things about the interview.

So if you know me you know I love myself or at lest act like I we know its true that I do though! During the interview he asked what my strengths were and I answered that I love people and helping put and being friendly, just like my father. Well the next logical question was what i felt was my weaknesses....I swear I really sat there for a minute and tried thinking of one, and I just couldn't. I feel average in most areas but not weak in any area but spelling....I don't fell that people are bad or weak at anything but just am really good at certain things, so i explained that i have none but I excel at guest service. I even apologized for not thinking pf one but he said that its a good thing i think that because it shows i have confidence, did he hit the nail on the head or what!
next thing was why i like 3rd shift, well I know what needs done and not alot of surprises and I  can plan things and organise stuff, which i love to do! Also alot of people don't like 3rd shift and this allows me a better chance at a job if I say I want 3rds.

Well I think that's all i will write for tonight. <3

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13

Six months ago I applied for a job in Alaska for the summer, and a week ago I got an interview and accepted to job offer. Now I am three weeks from leaving my small town ,its really not small but it feels to small for me. I'm really excited for this, my sister doesnt want me to go and leave her here. We haven't been apart for more than two to three weeks. Mom and Dad are both excited for me though, but we will miss each other. My Aunt amuses me the most though....she wants me to stay in this town and I cant wait to leave and see the world, and this is the first trip i have  done on my own!

I'm not sure what else to say tonight, but I will be on for an update in a couple days.

love you all!