09/29/2005: "PFD PARTY!"
October 12th is when we'll be getting our Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks, this year's amount is the smallest in as long as I can remember, still, it's $845.76 more than if we didn't get one (each Alaskan resident gets a check each year, dividends from our stat's oil revenues).
To celebrate, I'm going to throw a big PFD party on the Sat. after we get our checks (the 15th). I was going to have a big Halloween party but a lot of my friends are already spoken for on that night, a lot of other regular halloween parties already planned etc....so, I'll beat them to the punch...ah ha haha
I'm ordering a pair of funky vampire contact lenses. I have it narrowed down to the Black Sclera, cat's eye, or glow-in-the-dark yellow ones but it's not going to be a costume party, I just want to wear them. I haven't had a huge blow out type party in quite awhile so I'm going to go all out.
On a different note, below is a photo from the Juneau Empire of an 8-foot-tall raven sculpture that was just installed in front of the library here on campus. It was made by one of our art students, Lisa Rickey. Cool eh? We have soooo many ravens around campus; I find it very fitting in a whimsical kind of way.