The life of a Canadian living in California and practicing law at Adams Fietz. Missing Alaska almost more than I can bear, I am building a timber frame house in California to take home to Alaska in the summer of 2018. Timber framing, Family, the Outdoors and how America is quickly going downhill are all frequent topics.
So, Sarah Palin's Alaska. How can I put this nicely? Hmmm. Ok. I got it. What a dumb bitch. I have a number of problems with this show, beyond the obvious trash TV quality to it. I must admit I have been drawn to it a few times, like a fly to garbage. I feel ashamed of myself. But I have noticed a few things. First, I like how she claims that Alaska is just chock full of these adventures. Well it is, but she never mentions that being a multi millionaire helps. Gee Sarah, can I come along on the private float planes/helicopters that ferry you around the State? Second, she is just so full of crap about her family. About how it is the most important thing in the world. Ummmm, Sarah, why do we almost NEVER see Trig? You know, the special needs child who probably needs you a lot. Does he have a nanny? I mean where is he when you are having all these great adventures with Todd? It's not really my place to judge how you raise your family, but when you make your family choices political fodder, it is open game. So where is he? Finally, she is just so full of crap. Agh! For example, she goes caribou hunting up north. It is obvious that she has never shot the gun that she is trying to use to kill an animal. All she worries about is the "kick". Then she misses over and over while her dad loads. Hey sweetheart, after your rifle has been booted around a small plane over a 1000 miles, any responsible hunter would check the scope. Geez lady. It is all just so damned contrived and awful. I know, I know...I have watched it. But a lot of it is just because it about Alaska. This place is amazing. And watching it gives me a chance to scream at the TV. She is such a phony.
In other news, I hope I sleep tonight. I argue the girls PFD appeal tomorrow.....
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