Elise Sereni
     Patkotak
Wednesday, March 04, 2015

So I’m in bed asleep and I hear barking that eventually wakes me up. I come too enough to figure out that the barking is coming from downstairs. But a quick count of bodies shows me that I have my two faithful companions in bed with me and the sound of their sister’s snoring in her bed nearby is loud and clear. How, I think in my sleepy fog, did another dog get into my house. I sit up and listen more closely while looking at the clock. It’s 8 AM. My parrots are up downstairs and one of them… Abdul… decided apparently that if I didn’t wake up when he kept calling out “Good Morning”, he’d try barking instead. Clearly it worked.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:21 AM •
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Is it only me or do others think that the big election last fall has left us with nothing more than the same old, same old. I expect more from a kindergarten class than I do from our senators and representatives. How sad and pathetic is that?

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:19 AM •
Monday, March 02, 2015

I just realized how long it had been since I posted. Sorry about that. But I have a bird with a bum leg and I’ve spent most of the past few days hand feeding her since she can’t hold the food with one foot while standing on the other. Today we go to the vet. Wish us luck!

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 10:25 AM •
Friday, February 27, 2015

I keep telling them this is a false spring and they should stop budding but they won’t. They are going to be so disappointed when it snows again. And it will. It will snow just enough to make our real spring another bloody horror of wet mud breakup and icy driveways because going through that once a year is just not enough.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:47 AM •
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If you don’t know why, you don’t live in Alaska…

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:23 AM •
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

After watching the fashions at the Oscars I have to again say that bared breasts smashed down and taped into gowns that are slit to the naval will just never do it for me. Though, to be very honest, that style beats hell out of the stupid dresses that have one part that stops at the knee and then some gauzy material that goes to the floor covering it. That style always reminds me of dressing up as a child with my clothes underneath some old slip my mother let me play with. I looked stupid then and they look stupid now.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:44 AM •
Monday, February 23, 2015
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Some people are smart enough to head to the cooler and sunnier climate of Florida. As for that handsome young man… he’s eligible, makes a good living and has a kind and gentle soul. Only women who truly appreciate nice men need apply… and I will be screening the applicants.
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Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:34 AM •
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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One of these pictures is the view from my sister’s house in New Jersey.
The other is the view from my house in Anchorage, Alaska.
Guess which one is which…
Hint… hers has a frozen bay in the background.
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Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:46 AM •
Saturday, February 21, 2015

I’ve had my first robo call from a politician running for mayor here in Anchorage. Oh sweet Jesus… it seemed like such a short break from the last election cycle in the fall until today. And now it’s over. The peace has been shattered. The calm of my world is gone. I will not be answering my phone until after April.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:45 AM •
Friday, February 20, 2015
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Please go to http://www.gofundme.com/BirdTLC and help us raise the money we need for our very own anesthesia machine to help these amazing creatures go back to flying free and wild. Every little bit helps. And honest, if you donate, I’ll send out a message worldwide to every bird I know to not crap on your car for at least a year!
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Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:28 AM •
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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As much as I’m enjoying the photos from my childhood home of the bay across from my sister’s house actually iced over, this would be a lot more fun if Anchorage was actually having anything that even resembled a winter happening and if the Iditarod hadn’t been moved to Fairbanks because of lack of snow here.
This is all so wrong… and yet I laugh when I think that it’s so cold back east that even my sister won’t walk. I believe if you look in the Bible, that’s one of the signs of the Apocalypse.
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Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:05 AM •
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

It’s just wrong to be sitting in my office in the middle of February listening to the snow melt and drip off my roof and deck. Snow come back! All is forgiven! Boston doesn’t love you half as much as we do. So whatever we did to drive you away, we’re so, so sorry.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:23 AM •
Monday, February 16, 2015
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This is the view of the bay across from my sister’s house on Absecon Island… that’s the island Atlantic City is on. If you look closely, you can see the ice of the frozen bay in the distance. Maybe they could start the Iditarod from there.
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Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:44 AM •
Sunday, February 15, 2015
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Aunt Judy not only lets you ride her inside bike but she also lets you wear her “Watching Miss America” crown so you can practice for the day you ARE Miss America. The look on Bella’s face tells you there is pretty much nowhere else she’d rather be..
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Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:38 AM •
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Given the state this man comes from, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by these remarks… or that he’s gotten elected despite having made remarks like this in the past. The bad old days before women starting the fight for equality haven’t really gone away. They just moved south.
http://www.salon.com/2015/02/13/gop_lawmaker_calls_women_a_lesser_cut_of_meat/

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:05 AM •

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