Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Freewayblogger of the Year
The decision to award Alaskavet the coveted "Freewayblogger of the Year" award can be summed up in these four simple words: Ten. Degrees. Below. Zero.
While the nom de guerre "Alaskavet" may conjure images of some gruff, time and battle wisened soldier living up in the frozen wilds, this is a bit misleading.
She's a veterinarian, and the puppy friends watching her paint are some of her patients.
More of her work here
North Pole, Alaska is located about fifteen miles outside of Fairbanks, with a population of less than 2,000. Between the extreme cold and limited audience, Alaskavet had all kinds of good excuses not to go out sign hanging, but she went ahead with a couple of friends and did it anyway.
Why did they do it? I wish I could say. Maybe it had something to do with patriotic duty, standing up for free speech, or to counter the local media (KJNP: "King Jesus North Pole" Radio & TV).
Semiotically speaking, cardboard and paint work just fine in sub-zero temperatures, (although bungee cords do not...) so maybe the question "Why?" could be best answered with "Why the hell not?" Alaskavet, we salute you and your two- and four-legged friends as Freewaybloggers of the Year!
FB - 2118
USA - 1464
2007 Final Total