How bad are mosquitoes in Alaska (they balance a lot of beef)

Mosquitoes in Alaska

Mosquito alert

Mosquitoes are really bad this year here in College, Alaska. Just walking 10 yards (~9 m) from the door to the car was enough to provide supper for probably ten of them. Ok, ok, from a mathematical point of view, ten are negligible compared to the whole crowd of mosquitoes in Alaska. I hear you.

Biologists estimate that there are about 17.5 trillion mosquitoes in Alaska! A mosquito weighs about 0.0000055 lbs (2.494758035 milligram) each. Thus, the total weight of all Alaska mosquitoes is about 96 million lbs (43.5449 million kg)!

fashion blogger Nicole of High Latitude Style wearing white jeans with motorcycle jacket for the office
Side view of outfit of London white denim boyfriend jeans with Brooks Brothers sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Jacket Society motorcycle jacket, Jaeger tote, Ralph Lauren pumps and DIY pendant necklace (all own)

The average weight of an adult Holstein cow is about 1,500 lbs (1000 kg). Thus, Alaska’s mosquitoes all together weigh as much as nearly 43545 Holstein cows! Thus, about 4,018,831 mosquitoes weigh as much as a Holstein cow. I am still thinking whether I would prefer those mosquitoes to be cows. On the other hand, in Alaska, you would need a furnace in the cow stable.

On a different thought, I should buy a mosquito net or jacket for gardening so I don’t become lunch or dinner. Are you curious what Alaskans grow in their yards?

style blogger in casual outfit with tweed motorcycle jacket, cable knit sweater, bag, DIY jewelry and silver pumps
London Jean white denim boyfriend jeans with Brooks Brothers sweater, DIY necklace, Jacket Society motorcycle jacket, Jaeger tote, Hermes collier de chien leather studded band and bagle, Ralph Lauren pumps and DIY pendant necklace (all own)

Casual Friday work outfit with white denim

It’s Friday. Thus, I went for white boyfriend jeans with a dark navy sweater and a motorcycle jacket. The jacket is more for style and as a cover-up in case the air conditioning is overachieving. ; ) I like to add feminine pointy toe pumps to an otherwise casual outfit to keep the look polished.

mature woman in work outfit for Casual Friday
London Jean white denim boyfriend jeans with Brooks Brothers sweater, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Ralph Lauren pumps and DIY pendant necklace (all own)

How do you keep your Casual Friday work outfit polished?

You can find other inspirations how to style white pants in a black and white look with a pop of color and how to wear white after Labor Day.

#styleover50 mature woman in Casual Friday office look
Front view of casual work outfit with London Jean white denim boyfriend jeans, Brooks Brothers sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle and leather band, Ralph Lauren pumps and DIY pendant necklace (all own)

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Photos: G. Kramm

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