Elise Sereni
Monday, April 27, 2015

Nepal is one of the many places my sister and I have traveled. The people there were so kind and sweet. The pictures I’m seeing of their country now just breaks my heart. I send them wishes for their peace and comfort.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:21 AM •
Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Alaska State Legislature or the US Congress? I guess it depends on which body is meeting that day. What is wrong with us that we keep electing these clowns? Or do we do it deliberately for our own entertainment figuring it’s cheaper than a movie ticket?

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:41 AM •
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

One of my best friends is a dentist’s wife. Another best friend is her husband the dentist. In fact, I have known quite a few dentists who were pretty wonderful people. So why is it that I still come home and burst into tears after any dental visit that is more invasive than a cleaning?

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:25 AM •
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Because she’s more of a man than all the male Republicans running for the nomination.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:33 AM •
Monday, April 20, 2015

So Governor Walker has directed his fish and game people to spare the black bears of Government Hill and relocate them. So he can interfere in decisions made in departments he oversees. Yet he claims he couldn’t do anything about his AG joining the lawsuit going to the Supreme Court in an effort to uphold Alaska’s ban on same sex marriage. I guess bears are important enough for him to interfere but people aren’t.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:45 AM •
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Very rich corporations pay their employees a less than living wage. Their employees then use government benefits to survive. Those benefits come from my tax dollars. So I am, in essence, underwriting the corporation’s obscene profits.
Man, talk about welfare queens!

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:13 AM •
Saturday, April 18, 2015

I have had the privilege of caretaking a golden eagle named Denali while his permanent caretaker is out of state. I go there every day and make sure he has water and toss him a rat or quail to eat. He jumps on whatever it is I toss and does this Charlie Chaplin walk to his perch with the food clutched tightly in one foot. Then he tries to jump up on his perch. And sometimes he just misses it and lands on the other side. I try not to laugh. After all, Denali has his dignity to consider. But the sight of this eagle jumping for his perch with a quail or rat grasped tightly in his talons and landing completely on the other side of it is simply too funny. Denali always tries to look as though he meant to do that all along. But I know the truth.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:02 AM •
Friday, April 17, 2015

My brother turns 70 today. I don’t know how he got that old when I haven’t aged a bit.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 11:00 AM •
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Given what I was just billed as an hourly rate for a plumber, I’d suggest pulling your kids from college, medical school or law school and sending them directly to a plumber apprentice program. I’ve had surgeons work on me who charged less.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:08 AM •
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A belated thank you to everyone who came to the Bird TLC auction and helped us raise so much money for our birds. Little by little we creep closer and closer to the goal of someday actually having our own facility. And remember now that spring has sprung, when you are cleaning out your freezers for this summer’s bounty, Bird TLC will take any salmon or red meat (that hasn’t been altered with spices or anything) and other fish to help us feed our healing birds. We’re at 7800 King Street.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:17 AM •
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bird TLC auction tonight at the Sheraton Hotel from 5:30 to whenever. Come meet our education birds. Kodi, our cache crow, will be there to take your money and (hopefully) deposit it politely in his tip jar. There will be eagles and owls and who knows what else to see. Lots of good food and drink and some of the best people on earth will be there. You don’t need a ticket in advance. Just come on over and we’ll charge you at the door. Remember, this is for the birds so please join us. It’s our one major fund raiser of the year and goes a long, long way towards keeping us a viable organization. And baby bird season will soon be upon us. Think of all those little orphaned babies who need us to keep them safe until they are old enough to join their flocks.
Go to Birdtlc.net for more details.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:26 AM •
Friday, April 10, 2015

Don’t make the Boston Marathon bomber a martyr. Give him a life sentence and hope he lives a long and miserable life. Every day he should wake up to the knowledge that he wasted his life. America still stands. Extremism and violence didn’t win. And all he has to look forward to is another day of being someone’s bitch. Yep. Give him a life sentence. It will be much more painful than death.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:24 AM •
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Yep, nothing like a run off to keep politics going on forever.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:47 AM •
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

I’m going to vote today because my grandfather’s passport was signed by a king. The only thing that stands between us and that is our vote. So get up off your lazy duff, stop making excuses and go vote!

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:07 AM •
Monday, April 06, 2015

Winter was here in Anchorage for a quick visit yesterday. Snow on the ground in the morning. Trees continuing to bud by noon. It was short, sweet and memorable.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:07 AM •

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