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Ugh I hate hate hate them!!!

We just had one, small one but it still made  my heart stop. I keep waiting for the "big one" :( ugh fingers crossed that dosen't happen anytime soon

by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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Kokoscold
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:08 PM

 

BTW

 

Is your handle/cm name whatever you call it... is that from a Sandra Bouyton(sp?) book?

Quoting MooBaaLaLaLa80:

Where are you?


 

Sarina.c.c
by Reen on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:08 PM

LOL!!


I have only been here a few days and things are odd. I love the scenery so far though.

I came from Oklahoma so earthquakes are nothing new to me.

Quoting Kokoscold:

 A lot of things here are made weird... lol

Yeah it was a 3.1 but I couldn't figure out if it was a quake or just a large person walking by my cubicle


Quoting Sarina.c.c:

It felt like someone ran into my building. Which isn't difficult at all. Some of the parking spaces here are made so weird.

Quoting Kokoscold:

 Yup it was a small one




Quoting Sarina.c.c:

Oh so THAT'S what I felt. I'm in Anchorage.


Quoting Kokoscold:


 Alaska



Quoting MooBaaLaLaLa80:



Where are you?














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Kokoscold
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM

 Well then you're in from a treat... Fur Rondy starts soon so get out and enjoy the people watching and strange Alaska traditions. :)

What a crappytime of year to move here. I'm sorry.

Scenery wise summer is my favorite :) but hey northern lights and beautiful snow covered mountains are hard to beat.

Welcome if you have any questions message me I've been here most my life


Quoting Sarina.c.c:

LOL!!

 

I have only been here a few days and things are odd. I love the scenery so far though.

I came from Oklahoma so earthquakes are nothing new to me.

.Nobody.
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:15 PM
I'm on Elmendorf and I didn't feel a thing :/

Thank gosh!!! Lol
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Kokoscold
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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 It wasn't big at all :) (insert dirty joke here)


Quoting .Nobody.:

I'm on Elmendorf and I didn't feel a thing :/

Thank gosh!!! Lol


 

Sarina.c.c
by Reen on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:18 PM

What is Fur Rondy? DF has been here since September but doesn't know much about the area. I've been downtown once but that was a quick trip. We are about 10 minutes from JBER.

Quoting Kokoscold:

 Well then you're in from a treat... Fur Rondy starts soon so get out and enjoy the people watching and strange Alaska traditions. :)

What a crappytime of year to move here. I'm sorry.

Scenery wise summer is my favorite :) but hey northern lights and beautiful snow covered mountains are hard to beat.

Welcome if you have any questions message me I've been here most my life


Quoting Sarina.c.c:

LOL!!


I have only been here a few days and things are odd. I love the scenery so far though.

I came from Oklahoma so earthquakes are nothing new to me.


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Bauxite-17
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Is it weird that Earthquakes don't phase me at all. I live in CA.

tleedavis
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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 I felt it too. I am also waiting for the big one. The pics from the 64 quake are terrifying:(

Kokoscold
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:24 PM

I just copied from Wiki cause it's just easier :) it's not a simple answer

The Fur Rendezvous Festival (usually called Fur Rendezvous, Fur Rondy, or simply Rondy) is an annual winter festival held in Anchorage, Alaska in late February. The self-styled "largest winter festival in North America", Fur Rendezvous is highly anticipated by many Anchorage-area residents as marking the beginning of the end of a long winter and the approach of spring. In 2012, Fur Rendezvous was selected as the number one winter carnival in the world by the National Geographic Traveler

The original Winter Sports Carnival included skiing, hockey, basketball, boxing, and a sled dog race for children, as well as a bonfire and torchlight parade. Modern Rondy has well over 100 events; some of the more significant include:

  • Rondy Grand Prix - The Oldest Street Race in the U.S.
  • Official Fur Rondy Fur Auction - the descendant of the original fur trade rendezvous, present since the earliest days.
  • Miners' and Trappers' Charity Ball and Mr. Fur Face beard contest (since 1950) - Beards are grown as long as possible and they are dyed, decorated and shaped for this contest.
  • World Championship Sled Dog Race (since 1946, with a women's race since 1953) - This three-day, 75-mile sled dog race brings mushers from across Alaska and the world. However, it is often canceled in recent years due to warm weather, with the most recent cancellation being in 2006.
  • World Championship Dog Weight Pull (since 1967) - sled dogs attempt to pull the greatest weight
  • Miss Fur Rendezvous pageant (from at least late 1950s [2] through mid 1970s [3]), also called Miss Fur Rondy
  • Snow Sculpture Competition
  • Fur Rondy Carnival
  • Frostbite Footrace - Costumed competitors run through downtown Anchorage
  • Rondy Grand Parade
  • Running of the Reindeer began 2008.- this is my favorite to watch it's hilarious
  • Rondy on Ice - figure skating show
  • World Ice Bowling Championships

Many events tend toward the whimsical, such as the Outhouse Races (in which teams build outhouses and pull them on skis with a rider inside), ice bowling, or even snowshoe softball matches. Others focus on Alaska Native culture, such as the Multi-Tribal Gathering and Native Arts and Crafts Show.

The outhouse races are great too

History and Origins

The name "Fur Rendezvous" derives from swap meets at which fur trappers would gather to sell their winter harvests. In early Anchorage, these usually took place in mid-February.

In 1935, Anchorage had a population of only about 3,000 and was very isolated, so to bring the community together and lift spirits, resident Vern Johnson organized a three-day sports tournament, called the Winter Sports Carnival, timed to coincide with the rendezvous, which brought increased activity. As the fur trade was then the second-largest industry in Alaska, folding it into the event seemed natural, and it was renamed the Winter Sports Tournament and Fur Rendezvous from 1937, and later just Fur Rendezvous.

It was common for miners and trappers to have beards in the early days, so a "law" was even made that all men had to grow beards for this event or suffer a fine! This was considered to be part of the fun, because most men participated in it.

Fur Rendezvous was canceled during the war years, but resumed in 1946, when the festival began to draw visitors from Outside, and has been held every year since. Since 1955 the event has been run by the non-profit Greater Anchorage, Inc.

Traditionally Fur Rendezvous lasted ten days, but since 2004 it has extended through early March, in order to lead into the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and draw more visitors. Its importance has declined over the years as Anchorage has grown and become more closely connected to the Lower 48 and the rest of the world, removing some of the need for events like Rondy, but it remains extremely popular.

tleedavis
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM

 Fur Rondy is so much fun. It just sucks it has to be in the middle of freakin winter :(

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