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Thursday, April 29, 2010

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The tripod is out on the river. It's been there for awhile. There isnt this much snow left, this picture is from two years ago. I finally bought my Ice Classic tickets. Break up is nearing.

I hear the ice is really thick this year, but I'm not sure that really matters all that much. There are so many factors that go into the timing of the river ice breaking. Last year break up was more like a melt down. The ice just slowly melted away and then we had massive flooding. I hope that doesnt happen this year. Last year, I was in Anchorage with the music festival kids during break up. I hope that doesnt happen again.

This year, I would like to be here for break up. This year, I would like it to be the kind of break up where the ice flows in huge chunks down the river making the tink-tink sound that ice cubes make in a glass of water. This year, I would like to see big mountains of ice piled up on the beach for me to climb on. This year, I would like break up to happen during 1 on these times...

May 1, 10:54pm
May 5, 2:19am
May 5, 2:19pm
May 10, 8:17pm
May 15, 6:00am

These are the days and times I picked for my Ice Classic tickets. Kas-I picked those Cinco de May days because the ice has NEVER broken on may 5th and I chose 2:19 because it's your 29th bday....you better bring me some good luck woman! :)

Wouldnt it be nice if I won? I think so!


Kassia said...

Awww, I will try to send some good luck to you on my birthday! What do you get if you win?

I'm going to send you an email with some updates on my life, been meaning to do it for awhile but things are, as usual, BUSY!

KuskoMama said...

that type of breakup would be really nice! One year it was ideal and did all of that - haven't seen it since (and it was years ago). I drove by the river yesterday and the water level is so low... I'm trying to keep my hopes in check and just appreciate breakup for what it will be this year.

alisha said...

If I win, I get MONEY. Half of the proceeds from ticket sales to be exact. I'm not sure how much it is because it depends on how many tickets are sold. I think it usually runs something in the range of 5-6 thousand.

How about if we just talk on the phone instead of an email update because I have something that I need to talk to you about too. I'll call you after school...or you call me.

Kassia said...

OK. U can call me tonight, anytime after 8:30 my time.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisha...Give me a call later...got new phone and lost some numbers, unfortunately yours was one of them..:( Miss you :)