Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's hard to hear over the Wet Thunder

I was SO excited yesterday to go out to Fox to the Howling Dog Saloon and watch this crazy lesbian jug band called the 'Bac'untry Bruthers - All night dRAGTIME Revue' (Long name, I know but you get the idea) These girls are so good, it hurts...especially the next morning...
So, Sam, me, Mark, John, Bob, Jessie and even Tamara showed up to watch and drink and dance. As soon as we walked in the door, we knew something was off. We looked around for the lesbian-jug-band-crowd, but instead saw the same whithered, old locals and some college kids who were way too drunk at that early hour. Hmmm. Then we saw hairy, fat guys setting up the stage...Hmmm, again. They didn't look very lesbionic to us. Finally we asked someone and sure enough, The Bac'untry Bruthers played the night before...and tonight? An 80s/90s heavy metal band called Wet Thunder. Oh. My. God. Hilarious. And shitty. All at the same time. Sam, Mark and I wound up staying way too long but, you know, it had been a while since I've heard Warrant. I'm pretty sure there were some good songs mixed in there, but they sucked, so it was hard to tell.
Anyway, it's snowing like mad right now and the dogs and I are really excited. I've been training on the four-wheeler but would obviously like to get on the sled ASAP. Speaking of sleds, I ordered my first brand new sled yesterday. It's a limited edition Nitro 64 made by Prairie Bilt. Ok, so with shipping from North Dakota, I dropped $3,600, but I need a good sled for racing this year and it is an investment. Right? RIGHT??
I went to the Yukon Quest rookie workshop, a seven-hour affair, on Friday and it was amazing! I learned so much. Hans Gatt, Gerry Willomitzer, John Schandelmeier, Brent Sass, Kelley Griffin, Gwen, and Ken (the angry Teletubby) were there to answer all the usual rookie questions and concerns about the Quest. I'm not doing the 1,000-mile version this year, but hopefully next.
Anyway, I've rambled on long enough. More later. Later.


Coldfoot said...

"Wet Thunder" is a name better suited to a lesbian jug band.

But that's just me.

Stuart Forman said...

You absolutely need a new sled. You should have no regrets.

Karen Travels said...

Will you pleeeeeease bring your dogs down here to anchorage and give me a ride to work everyday. I will pay you. It has snowed like 3 times and I have been sliding around like a drunk snake. And that is with studded freakin tires.

Okay, enought whining from me. Love your blog.

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Arvay said...

I love your Bully!

bea's blog said...

It was always my dream to mush, it it possible, but quite difficult here in Germany (lack of snow - mostly). Some go dry here, that means, dogs run behind a simple cart, but this is not the same as in can be very lucky.
I am sometimes in Norway; there is much more snow - at least in winter!
Welcome to my blog as well!
Always look for infos and correspondence from the North as it is my passion. So many nice people great nature!
~ ♥ ~ love dogs ~ see mine in my blog ~ ♥ ~
Enjoy your Sunday

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