Sunday, September 07, 2008

He's the one they call Dr. Feelgood.

Angela and I did some recon the other day and scoped out the distance from our cabin to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital by bike for Angela's new job.  It's 5.5 miles and we did it in about 30 minutes.  Luckily there is a bike path most of the way and no one even flipped us off.  On the way we passed a Taxidermist, Denny's, Ice Rink, Ice Cream Shop, Liquor Store and Building Supply Store and stopped just short of Crack Town.  

We want for nothing in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Nothing.

Please take a moment for a random internet poll (which will help settle a wee argument Angela and I had in the yard the other day)
Q:  Is it redneck to shoot a squirrel while talking on the phone?  

Thank you for your time, operators are standing by.


Subarctic Sam said...

I suppose that it would be polite to wait until the little rodent was finished with its call. But the opportunity to send a message to the squirrel on the other end of the call should not be passed up. Range is open, firing line secure...commence firing!

Unthawed Alaskan said...

It would certainly be redneck if you told the other person on the phone about the shooting as you were doing it. That sort of play by play would push it over the redneck top.

I don't know about your aim with a rifle to your cheek and a phone to your ear. Maybe this is a case where a hands free Bluetooth device would not be totally annoying.

That would certainly knock down the redneck overtones and frankly push it to the metrosexual side.


Johnny G said...

Hmmm, very good points. Reminds me of Groucho Marx, "The other morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I'll never know."

In this particular case it was me on the phone, not the rodent, and the person on the other line had no idea what was happening, neither did the squirrel for that matter... And there was no Bluetooth involved, that would have been sacrilege.

So I'm sensing this wasn't so redneck after all. The defense rests.

Unthawed Alaskan said...

But the Bluetooth headset would make you feel so high tech. It might have been like you were a sniper or at least a low rent movie sniper. "I've got the target in sight.... tango down, tango down."