Going back well beyond the gold miners’ days, an annual competition for being the hairiest man exists in Alaska. Actually, the Alaska excitement about hairy men goes back to Alaskan Native stories of Hairy Man, a legendary Alaska version of Sasquatch or Bigfoot. These stories pop up once in a while in the news).
- Bigfoot or the end of a girls-friendship
- More Alaska Story Telling
- Spring outfit with abstract print dress
- Top of the World Style linkup party No. 259
Bigfoot or the end of a girls-friendship
In the kitchen at a local club house, two midlife women work arepreparing food for the upcoming social meeting. They have been friends since kindergarten. They are talking about their husbands. A third woman, who had joined the pack two years ago when moving to Alaska, comes in and puts a heavy bag of beverages on the counter and hears one of her girlfriends asking “Did your hubby win again this year?”
“Yes, he did!” answers the other excited getting about 2 inch (5cm) taller than before with a great proud smile. “Wow, congrats. That’s how many times in a row?” “Fifth” she answers proudly and seems to grow even more in pride. The third woman says in a polite voice “Congrats to whatever he won!” and keeps busy putting the bottles into the fridge without looking up.
“Her hubby won the hairiest man competition!” Now the third woman looks up with her eyes wide open as if she had seen a ghost. She stands up tall in front of the fridge with cold air creeping into the room from behind her. “He won what?!” she nearly yells in disbelieve. “My hubby is the hairiest man in Alaska!” “Like Bigfoot? Poor thing! You better send him to a spa to get a wax!” the third woman answers with an honest pity in her voice. She turns around and finishes putting the bottles in the fridge. The room went cold silent; you could hear the house dust mites whispering.
More Alaska Story Telling
You can find other funny Alaska stories at the links:
- If you can fix it with duct tape it’s not broken,
- What to do when you spend a week in Fairbanks or
- In Alaska’s snow, a roadhouse is like Marrakesh.
Spring outfit with abstract print dress
This outfit consist of an abstract print dress for summer that I found at Value Village three month ago and a cardigan that I bought may be four years ago. The dress has short sleeves and a scoop neck. Since temperatures are in th 50s (10-15oC) here in the Interior, it’s still too fresh to wear the dress alone. Thus, I wore it as a skirt using the cardigan as a top. Just a cute trick for a transitional look. Or think of it as a smart way to increase your outfit options. When you like the outfit, why not pinning it to your Pinterest board?
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What are you wearing these days? Can you already wear your summer clothes, or don spring clothing or do you go for a mix of cold and warm season clothes? Just curious.
Top of the World Style linkup No. 258
Welcome to the 258th Top of the World Style linkup party.
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Photos of me: G. Kramm
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