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  • For many years I thought this was the Alaskan equivalent of a cow pie. Shameful, I know.

    July 24, 2007

  • Not shameful, you were just missing the good stuff!

    July 24, 2007

  • Speaking of childhood misunderstandings. . .

    I grew up in the Chehalis Valley in western Washington. To the north were the black hills (no not THE black hills). My brother pointed to the hills and told me Alaska was beyond those hills. I always assumed that if I could walk over the hills, I would be in Alaska. I did not get out a lot in those days!

    July 24, 2007

  • U, you lived in Florida, right? So it's no wonder you didn't know from cow pies. :-)

    July 24, 2007

  • It's true. Cows, everywhere. Eskimos? Let's just say I thought they were as mythical as pirates and vikings. At least I had access to good orange juice. ;-)

    July 24, 2007

  • S, that sounds like my reaction the first time someone pointed to the other side of the river (in Philadelphia) and told me it was New Jersey. I didn't believe it. Blame it on growing up smack in the middle of a big state. ;-)

    July 24, 2007

  • It's funny, I live right near a state line, and the disbelief is still hard to overcome. Maryland seems *forever* away, but sure, I'll trek an hour into DC.

    July 24, 2007

  • So you know too, jennarenn. :-) Must be a word for this, don't you think?

    July 24, 2007

  • Hmmm...eskimo sky?

    July 24, 2007

  • Speaking of mythical, my second grade teacher regaled us with stories about Abe the Caveman. I assumed he was a historical figure, like Abraham Lincoln. (Now I don't believe in Abrahan Lincoln. ;-)

    July 25, 2007

  • What is the ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter?


    November 18, 2009