Saturday, July 25, 2009

Quick Change Artist

If yesterday is a sample of how the rest of the year is going to pan out, it's going to be a great one.
I flew a DeHavilland Twin Otter (one of the absolutely coolest airplanes on Earth) from 8am until 4pm, went home, put a touch of makeup on and a nice suit then drove out to Wasilla with my 1 year old daughter plus my mother-in-law and attended Governor Sarah Palin's annual picnic.

I felt a bit like "Superwoman" when I did my quick change from pilot to sash and crown... all I need is a phone booth now.  And maybe some red and blue underwear.

Governor Palin has a pageant history, too.  If you didn't already know, she was Miss Wasilla and first runner up to Miss Alaska in the late eighties.  See ladies, pageants can prepare you for a lot of things in life; you just never know what it may be.


  1. Looks like you have a very busy year coming up Erika. Congratulations...and welcome to the blogging community.

  2. welcome to blogging from a fellow Alaskan!

  3. Welcome to the blogosphere.

    That's quite the transformation!

  4. I love stories like yours Erika. You don't just have dreams, you have the drive to achieve them and the courage to live them. Congratulations! YOU ARE WOMAN!. We wish you the best.
    Love Karen and Eddie

  5. Hello and welcome to blogging! I'm sure you'll enjoy it, as we all do! Looking forward to reading more of your stories.

  6. welcome to blogland.
    how great to fly a plane!

  7. Hi! Visiting from The Women's Colony (aka Derfwad Manor).
    You sound like somebody i'd like to hang out with, Except that I'd feel so damned inferior. Sigh. Well, HI! and see you soon!