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    I actually just ran to the liquor store, and have no idea how I ended up in fucking Mexico. Thank fuck it wasn't Thailand again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggy433 View Post

    I guess if we do decide to make the move I don't think I'll be searching you out to have a beer with......
    Well most locals are just as crusty as him but dumber. I'd have that beer if I were you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I met an Alaskan in Mexico who had come down with cash to hang out with a bering sea fisherman buddy running the airBnB, he runs out of cash had to borrow money becuz he had NO cards & NO credit of any kind, Buddy had always worked hard always owned all the usual stuff the cars/trucks/sleds/boats yada yada but no cards and it almost sounded like no bank accounts. I told him he needs to establish credit and he looked at me like I had 2 heads
    For some reason that reminded me of a bumper sticker that was popular in Fairbanks in the early 80s: “Dear God, please let there be another pipeline and I promise not to piss it all away this time.”

    Also, when I lived in Fairbanks, I drove to Baja California del Sur one winter in the late 80s. I was hanging out at the beach one day and a couple walked up to me and told me they’d been to a (killer) party at my house in FAI. I didn’t recognize them, but it was a great party.

    Small world. I had similar experiences in Hawaii too.

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    I think that sticker was invented by a guy in alberta
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I think that sticker was invented by a guy in alberta
    I bet Edmonton and Fairbanks have some things in common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    I bet Edmonton and Fairbanks have some things in common.
    Oh sure... -30C and -30F are almost exactly the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    Oh sure... -30C and -30F are almost exactly the same.
    Seriously, who pissed in your Cheerios?

    Lighten up, Francis.
    Last edited by Meadow Skipper; 09-21-2020 at 08:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    I actually just ran to the liquor store, and have no idea how I ended up in fucking Mexico. Thank fuck it wasn't Thailand again.
    Still dont recognize an Adams Apple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    Oh sure... -30C and -30F are almost exactly the same.
    Hey, I didn't think your post was angry!
    But for fuck sakes they meet at -40 ish.
    Born in Edmonton, eh.

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    Ive never even visited AK, so discount this advice accordingly.

    It sure seems to me that this is one of those rare opportunities that come up only once in a lifetime. Everyone needs to have an adventure. Jump on it if you can.

    If things dont work out, well, at least youll have some stories to tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Seriously, who pissed in your Cheerios?

    Lighten up, Francis.

    Thanks Sarge, but Edmonton is a gleaming glass supercity it takes all day to drive around. Fairbanks is a fucking dump. Edmonton is 100x the size of Fairbanks, and not a dump. Any comparison is tenuous at best.

    And I'm never going to encourage gapers to move here sight unseen during a fucking pandemic and record unemployment. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    And I'm never going to encourage gapers to move here sight unseen during a fucking pandemic and record unemployment. If that makes me a fucking dick, then suck me.
    On the first page I told the guy he needed to visit, dumbass. But what makes you a fucking dick is your negging on everything.

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    I had a buddy who was a notary in PG a rough looking industrial town especily if you took the 1st exit after the Fraser river bridge, when the man & wife came in to sign the RE papers Sue would sense the wife was about to cry at the prospect of moving narth, so without missing a beat sue would reach under the desk for the box of kleenex, apparently it happened all the time.

    folks came for the 2 yar commitment usually on the governement job but 25 years later they are still there

    even seen them leave and come back

    personally i came narth to escape my ex-wife ... a really good move
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    On the first page I told the guy he needed to visit, dumbass. But what makes you a fucking dick is your negging on everything.

    So when would you, in your infinite generosity, suggest they come to visit?
    "Sometime before they move up."
    OK then, what time of year would you suggest? High summer? February?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    So when would you, in your infinite generosity, suggest they come to visit?
    "Sometime before they move up."
    OK then, what time of year would you suggest? High summer? February?
    Fuck off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Fuck off.
    Like you did from Alaska 30 or 40 years ago, right?

    You know, you fucking has-been tourist worker experts sitting down south with your halfassed wisdom and no skin in the game are no help to OP.

    While I'm quite sure OP's wife will have a nice welcoming working environment with lots of awesome new friends and new things to do, certain things about Ak are going to be rude fucking shocks.

    Something over 80% of Anchorage turns over every 2 years - within 2 years over 80% of the people who move to Anchorage leave and are nominally replaced by different people. Some come and go from different places in Alaska, but most, like you, have decided Alaska is not for them. It's just too different for most Americans, even the willing.

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    If you have your Q t-shirt, can speak evangelical, and show off your Trump-voter bona fides, you'll slip right in with the KPB folk. We also have no income tax and will go bankrupt before instituting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dschane View Post
    We also have no income tax and will go bankrupt before instituting one.
    Sounds like Alberta and sales tax

    I wondered how that guy I met from AK could go thru life flying completely under what I consider normal radar

    of course I am in a socialist country
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    If your wife has only lived in OH, then you definitely need to make a visit beforehand. AKs not for everyone.
    Especially in the dead of winter. My wife would lose her shit there.
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michner
    Alaska is Heaven for a man or a dog, and Hell for a woman or a horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dschane View Post
    If you have your Q t-shirt, can speak evangelical, and show off your Trump-voter bona fides, you'll slip right in with the KPB folk. We also have no income tax and will go bankrupt before instituting one.
    Soldotna has gotten distinctly more like that in the last couple years. But Alaska has always been a hotbed of religious kooks since before I can remember. Papa Pilgrim comes to mind, and the time when there was only religious radio in Homer and Glenallen. Goddamn Jerry Prevo is in the national news after building up a real live megachurch in Anchorage...

    But Trump's front door to Alaska is guns. We all got them and cherish them as part of our Holy Alaskaness. We can't get fire insurance because every house fire involves firefighters standing around while 5000+ rounds cook off, but that's how we fkn roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    If your wife has only lived in OH, then you definitely need to make a visit beforehand. AKs not for everyone.
    You ever been to Ohio?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    You ever been to Ohio?
    Yeah, and my grandma lived in Toledo, my dad was brought up there. Why? I’m not sure I understand your question in the context of addressing that the guy’s wife is a life-long Ohioan. If I lived in OH my whole life, I might find Soldotna...unusual. But if it were me, I’d probably do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Yeah, and my grandma lived in Toledo, my dad was brought up there. Why? Im not sure I understand your question in the context of addressing that the guys wife is a life-long Ohioan. If I lived in OH my whole life, I might find Soldotna...unusual. But if it were me, Id probably do it.
    Yup. Its not like she lives in Southern California or some beautiful area. Going from the rust belt to AK would be an experience but geographically/culturally speaking it wouldnt be much worse at all, except the darkness. The darkness will get her.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Yup. It’s not like she lives in Southern California or some beautiful area. Going from the rust belt to AK would be an experience but geographically/culturally speaking it wouldn’t be much worse at all, except the darkness. The darkness will get her.
    Well, she might miss the “Midwest Nice.” When I was there, the people that seemed to be best fitted/happiest were from places like Maine and Montana.

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    Well thanks everyone for your advise. The better half was put into contact with the person who previously had the position and she decided to pass. Not really the line of stuff she is interested in doing/not doing. Pretty much that Zoning is almost as bad of a word as being a liberal! Oh well maybe next time. After doing all of the research that we did (alot of youtube crap) it seems kinda similar to the UP..(not living in Marquette or the Soo plan on spending some time getting to anywhere to do some shopping) I am quite bummed that I won't be going up anytime soon to check it out but we will be planning something next summer maybe?

    Highangle......I have been second guessing myself with your posts and I'm not sure if you were being a dick or not.. Kinda sounded like you were thinking that we were the typical wannabe transplants that Alaska gets quite frequently (well from what most of the youtube videos were based on) you know the "i wanna buy some land out it the middle of nowhere and have an off the grid house but only be a quick 5 minute drive to a starbucks type" and for sure thats not what we were hoping to accomplish by moving there. If I just read way to much into it let me apologize as its been a pretty stressful weekend trying to figure out if we should/how to move 4k miles with only 2 weeks to get everything in order. Not an excuse but it is what it is... Send me a pm with your add and I will send you a 6pack of some brews.......

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