Monday, May 21, 2007

Town vs. Valley



Every place I've ever lived there has been intramural competition. In Juneau, it is town vs. valley. Those wonderful malls she talks about in the valley are two in number, and in California they would be considered little more than street corners. The Nugget mall is across the street from McDonald's and everyone refers to the intersection there as the McNugget Intersection. On the other hand, downtown is the only blue voting district in the entire state.

There are people who live and work in the valley, and people (like me) who live and work downtown. Ninety-five percent of the people work one place and live in the other, work downtown and live in the valley.

Douglas is a small community across the channel from downtown. All three of these communities as well as Auke Bay are part of the City and Burrough of Juneau, population 32,000. Which makes it the smallest state capital, but covering 3,248 square miles, it is also the largest.

Anyway, this is very funny, at least to those of us who know the community. It is only a minor exageration of how at least some people see things. So, you get to see views of my home town and hear the local take on that invariable intramural rivalry.

5 comments:

Tabor said...

I didn't realize that Alaska had such a good sense of humor. I only see the conservative folks in my work life.

kenju said...

That was funny!

Betty said...

I loved it! What a great place.

gawilli said...

Very funny - damn liberal hippies vs. the Christian right. Sounds a little familiar...

Deja Pseu said...

That's pretty funny.