Nothing like the flu to melt away that Hawaiian tan. Daniel had a brief and violent bout with it while we were vacationing; mine is less intense, but lingering. I am now sincerely hoping the 48-hour-flu does not become 72-hour-flu.

Town logo for Chicken, AK


Fortunately, when I fail to maintain the blog, others step in for me. Friend Lori e-mailed to tell me that while we were sunning in Hawaii, she saw a news item about a -64 degree temperature in – wait for it – Chicken, Alaska. Not that anyone really could have noticed – I looked it up and their peak population is a whopping 18, with a total of 7 year-round residents!  I would very much like to buy one of those nifty logo decals, but when I located the town’s web site at, I was directed to wait until spring of 2010. Who even knows when it’s spring in Alaska? location map for Chicken, Alaska

Looks like we’re about to get our own little weather drama here in SoCal. Up to twenty inches of rain is (are?) forecast for the coming week. Just a gentle pitter-patter right now, but “dangerous” flash flood warnings will apparently be in effect tomorrow. When I will hopefully be feeling well enough to do battle with the elements…

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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3 Responses to Sidelined.

  1. Katherine Gunther says:

    SO sorry you’re not feeling well.

    The “peak population” of Chicken Alaska is 18, with a total of 7 year-round residents meaning either a) some people “summer in Chicken” or b) they’ve attracted a total of 9 tourists… for what?

  2. Katherine Gunther says:

    oops – apparently I let my chicken brain do the math.

  3. Katherine Gunther says:

    (no offense. To chickens. Or residents of Chicken, Alaska.)

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