Dose of Awesome # 246

1. Awesome was selling another print. I wouldn’t be able to make a living off of it, but it feels good to earn a little extra spending money off of something that I love to do as a hobby.

2. I don’t know what’s more awesome – the story of the polar bear that made a brief “appearance” in Kuujjuaq Thursday evening, or the fact that the story was not true.

I signed onto Facebook Thursday evening to see a polar bear alert for the village, on the village’s local page. Within the hour, my news feed exploded with statuses from fellow Kuujjuamiut about it. Friends went on polar bear sighting adventures, Aqpik Road bustled with hunters, police and rangers driving out to find it, and the mayor went on the FM more than once to report on the situation.

It turned out to be a false alarm (for which I am thankful, as I don’t think I’d feel comfortable going on a hike or out snowshoeing again had there really been a polar bear)..

3. Awesome was another fantastic potluck with friends, full of conversation about travelling, trekking, and Iceland. It’s still awhile away, but last night, my upcoming, yet far off trekking trip to Iceland began to feel real.

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