Tag Archives: Christmas

Walmart Layaway

  It’s that time of year again. Walmart layaway! Just when you thought it was safe to shop on every other day of the year EXCEPT that Friday after you have gorged yourself on bird, the worlds largest retailer has brought back memories of Christmas past when you could load up a cart and take it to the back of …

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Banana bread on a wood stove

It was Christmas Eve and we ran out of propane at Forto’s Fort in Alaska. It has been -20 degrees or worse for more than a month and we frankly forgot to wade through deep snow to check the level on the propane tank. We let it run out. Our fault. A delivery was made on Christmas Eve and the …

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As Seen on TV Gift Extravaganza. Day 6: GoJo Phone Holder

Hey wait a minute, now that I am living in the middle of no-where in the Great State of Alaska, the Mall of America, one of my favorite hang outs by the way, is over 4000 miles away, I will be forced to procure gifts by alternate means. I have been known to order some crazy things in the middle of …

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As Seen on TV Gift Extravaganza. Day 5: Shoes Under

Hey wait a minute, now that I am living in the middle of no-where in the Great State of Alaska, the Mall of America, one of my favorite hang outs by the way, is over 4000 miles away, I will be forced to procure gifts by alternate means. I have been known to order some crazy things in the middle of …

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As Seen on TV Gift Extravaganza. Day 4: PJ Jeans

Hey Guys and Gals, its that time of year again– The glorious over-exuberant, hyper-manic Christmas shopping season! If you are like me and love to lavish our loved ones, friends, and family with gifts and hate going to the mall to fight the traffic…. Hey wait a minute, now that I am living in the middle of no-where in the …

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As Seen on TV Gift Extravaganza. Day 3: Deluxe Doggie Steps

Hey Guys and Gals, its that time of year again– The glorious over-exuberant, hyper-manic Christmas shopping season! If you are like me and love to lavish our loved ones, friends, and family with gifts and hate going to the mall to fight the traffic…. Hey wait a minute, now that I am living in the middle of no-where in the …

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As Seen on TV Gift Extravaganza. Day 2: Ped Egg

Hey Guys and Gals, its that time of year again– The glorious over-exuberant, hyper-manic Christmas shopping season! If you are like me and love to lavish our loved ones, friends, and family with gifts and hate going to the mall to fight the traffic…. Hey wait a minute, now that I am living in the middle of no-where in the …

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As Seen on TV Gift Extravaganza. Day 1: Gyro Bowl

Hey Guys and Gals, its that time of year again– The glorious over-exuberant, hyper-manic Christmas shopping season! If you are like me and love to lavish our loved ones, friends, and family with gifts and hate going to the mall to fight the traffic…. Hey wait a minute, now that I am living in the middle of no-where in the …

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NaBloPoMo: What do you still make-believe?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: What do you still make-believe? While I don’t play make-believe I do believe that in this world of hard realties and second-hand gossip there just has to be something to believe in. I think that the spirit of Christmas allows us to …

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Easter vs. Christmas

In today’s world of mass merchandising, big box stores and Al Gore’s Internet putting out the next holiday’s wares before the other one is even over, it begs to question? Which is worse? Easter or Christmas? Let us know… ___________________ Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the …

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