Tuesday, May 06, 2008

If I die of vanity, promise me to bury me someplace I don't want to be

So here I am in the coffee shop again in Skagway. This is one of three days this summer that we don't have a cruise ship and therefore the whole camp has a day off. Things are going well. We had our first tours yesterday and I handled for a musher to get the hang of things before I start doing my own tours tomorrow. I'm a little nervous, but the tourists thus far have been really into it and everyone at work is really cool. Except for one bastard of an Iditarod musher. He's vulgar and curses more than a truck driver. His name? Well, it starts with R and ends with ich. He placed really shitty in Iditarod and thinks he's all that and a bag of chips. He's actually pretty cool but just needs a little beat down every once in a while to put him in his place. He'll come around. Pretty much everyone that works here is really young. It's only mildly annoying. I can't really name names because I don't want to get in trouble but Blank is a real blanking blank. And Blank is blank and sometimes she's very blank. Blank and Blank are cool, I mean blank, but sometimes they're so blank, it's blank.
The dogs are settling in nicely and I'm looking forward to the summer. The bears are worrisome but I'll survive. And if I don't, well, getting eaten by a griz isn't the worst way to go. If I don't post again for let's say 10 days, I'm inside a bear belly. Send help.


Anonymous said...

Got it. Thanks for the clues that ended up satisfying MY curiosity. You're good like that. And I despise playing 20 questions, so thanks for making it pretty clear, pretty quick. As for the bears, it's a cheaper than a burial plot or cremation, though I like your postings, so I hope it's not an issue. Make friends with them? Buy running shoes? I'm outta suggestions. How 'bout just "stay clear"??? Have a great summer and thanks for continuing to post when you can.

Margie said...

Just came across you blog, thanks for all the laughs! I can't wait to hear how you feel at the end of the summer. You'll just love all the tourist questions, some are priceless. My theory on bears is to yell "RUN!" and the bear should chase that person, right?

Anonymous said...

You don't have to run faster than the bear..... only faster than the guy behind you!! (or in front of you).

Libby said...

Stay outside the belly of the bear and show those Iditaroders a thing or two. Miss you heaps.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

If that's all the better you can swear... Are you sure you're a dog musher?

LOL Good post!