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Below are the 12 most recent journal entries recorded in dave!'s LiveJournal:

Sunday, September 11th, 2005
5:16 pm
See What All The Hooha Is All About...
so here's just a few recent shots of the Aurorae. Tonight should be much clearer, but the top of Ester Dome had some beautiful, clear views (ahem...)!!!

http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/viewsingleimage.html?mode=singleimage&handle=IcelandicRugbyDave&number=192&album_id=121&thumbstart=2&gallery=#slideanchor

look at the top three pics... check out the slight purple in the top one!
more storms on their way tonight!

- dave!
Friday, September 9th, 2005
3:37 pm
HUGE AURORAL STORM PREDICTED!
Hey all

sorry to x-post, but there were like 5 X-class flares observed (from the sun) early this morning. The aurora last night was Red, Purple and even Yellow-tinged!! Over the next three nights, these 5 flares should impact Earth's magnetosphere, exploding in beautiful colors and lights from horizon to horizon!! I urge all of you to keep your eyes on the sky late at night. I know we live in Fairbanks, and this is a very common experience, but 5 X-class flares within 10 hours is a fairly RARE occurance!

My favorite spot for viewing the aurora in Fairbanks: the top of Ester Dome. If you ever see two or three dudes up there in a green Toyota Tundra, come say hi. It's the best view of all of Fairbanks, Denali, the Tanana River, The White Mountains, North Pole and the Alaska Range .. all under the breathtaking showcase of the aurora!

Get out those tripods!!!!! The lights are possibly forecasted to reach South Florida, perhaps!!!
- Dave (ross21x@aol.com)

Current Mood: excited
Monday, May 30th, 2005
2:05 pm
Midnight Sun Run?!
Quick Entry:

Anyone interested in running the Midnight Sun Marathon with me and some people?!

http://fairbanks-alaska.com/midnight-sun-run.htm

I just got off of knee surgery in March, so I'm still shaky -- I'm not looking to break any speed records in Fairbanks, of course, just looking to help out our beautiful little Burg! If anyone's interested, let me know.

We can go slow, it's ok. As long as we finish before the Fairbanks Senior Center Group. Man, that would be a story to tell, eh?

sorry for the X-post!
enjoy it,
Dave!!!

Current Mood: energetic
Monday, May 23rd, 2005
10:25 pm
also...
am i the only male who does not find the olsen twins hot??!



i'm sick of feeling "less-than"! no more will i live with this secret!
i think the olsen twins is disgusting!!!!


there, i've said it!
i feel much better.

Current Mood: satisfied
10:03 pm
earthquakes and graduate school
school started today.
another graduate school.

boston to pittsburgh to minneapolis to fairbanks alaska in the span of 3 years.
i s'pose it's all the way to the end goal, but i'm worn out from moving.

i'm just staying up here in fairbanks for as long as i can see.
i'm ok with it.
i just miss the fam.

at any rate, the first big earthquake hit two nights ago. a 5 right north of town came in 4 rounds over the night. the tourists were ablaze with a feeling of impending doom! i told them it was nothing to worry about, but they all were so excited!



as far as i can tell, school will be ok. The professor is young (as is with all of this crazy state), and its at a great time. Monday through Thursday from 8 to 9:30. Its a 4 minute walk from my front door to the class, which is great. I know this walk is going to take forever in the minus60 degree days of January.

but its beautiful! the mountains were lush and green from all the rain lately, and the fireweed and other beautiful flowers and just starting to begin to bud.

There's all these white puffy things blowing about in the air, like a movie, and i don't know what they are. Its beautiful though.

anyways, back to the 'Girls. Nylund waits for no man. (if you understand that, let me know where to mail an engagement ring).

after all these early training shifts, i only work 3 days this week, which is great! I switch over to afternoons on Sunday, and i'm excited.

now, if i could somehow wrangle my friends to go canoeing with me... (BASTARDS!!!)

Current Mood: thirsty
Friday, May 20th, 2005
2:35 am
fuck you and all your stupid pussy bullshit.


jesus fucking christ, why is it so hard to find someone to curl up to under the covers?
its funny. i keep telling myself "its not you / don't beat yourself up, dave / learn from the past" and yet here I am, like a little schoolgirl scratching in the dirt with my toes.
is there something completely and utterly wrong with me that i always find the WORST possible person to develop some feelings for... you know - the ones who never give that shit back to you.

im sure thats just part of being human, but this hegemonic draining of my emotions makes me feel like shit.


dicks and emotions don't mix well, i fear.
and i'm not afraid to say it.


sometimes, i feel like i'm always just running away from everything.

maybe now's not the best time to post this shit. sorry

Current Mood: numb
Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
2:55 pm
I GOT A JOB!!
wow, i went in for this interview at noon (at Pike's Waterfront Lodge) and I was calling my dad at 12:30 with my new job title!

Front Desk at Pike's! It's a beautiful, typical Alaskan Lodge -- big fireplaces, cozy & soft couches, pelts and animal heads on the walls, an amazing art collection, native sculptures and tons of stuffed Coho salmon everywhere.

I guess I start this week, not sure, but its great money, great benefits, and when people come up to Fairbanks, I can get them in somewhere!

at any rate, i'm pretty stoked!


also, school starts on monday.. i'm nervous! who am I going to eat lunch with??

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, May 17th, 2005
12:42 am
alright, i'll give it a try
so here's a real entry.

well, not really.
oh fuck it, i can't do this.

who could possibly want to read about my life?
instead of doing that, bring some brews over and let's head north of Fairbanks into the mountains.


off to drag my new bike around town...







on the other hand, I've turned in about 5 applications around the 'Banks, and I'm getting replies back. I have an interview at Pike's all lined. I heart Pike's. And the Princess. I just want to show off our beautiful part of Alaska to tourists!!


at any rate, i've already met someone i want to spend time with up here.. too bad they're moving soon. i have honestly yet to be in love yet, but here's to finding something in Fairbanks!!

Current Mood: crushed
Thursday, April 21st, 2005
9:41 am
oh, alaskan music!
(sorry for the cross-post)

is anyone else freakishly into the Roman Candles (or any Hopper extension)? Seriously, there's nothing that man can't create that I wouldn't buy.

anyone? i know he's from Squ-Anchorage, but he's great. He better come back and play in the 'Banks this summer.

- dave
Friday, March 18th, 2005
2:11 pm
I'm There!
... in Fairbanks until the 27th of March, getting my new place all checked out. Good thing I can meet Michelle and Rose now.. we should have an LJ meetup!!

also, meeting Swedish Jenn is pretty high up on my list
Thursday, March 10th, 2005
7:00 am
judah friedlander
i used to be an elementary school crossing guard. Lots of kids died that week. One kid came up to me and said, "hey, the light's red. is it safe to cross?"

I was like, "yeah, man. fuckin green, red, yellow -- whatever. You going to let some little colored lamp dictate how you run your life? you wanna be treated like an adult? Act like one!"

well, that kid died.





You win some, you lose some.
Monday, March 7th, 2005
10:27 pm
right...
i hate jimmy fallon.
hate me for it, i don't care


at any rate, fairbanks, soon.
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