Today I actually uttered the phrase "hold the phone."
I love my adopted home state of Alaska, but sometimes its little oddities still surprise me. Like the fact that the mayor of Talkeetna is a cat.
Yes, you read that right. A cat. His name is Mr. Stubbs, he's an orange tabby with a stub of a tail (hence the name) and he rules over Talkeetna, population 860.
|Photo from Nagley's General Store, http://nagleysstore.com/Storecats.html|
If you're not familiar with the odd but wonderful town of Talkeetna, it is the usual jumping-off point to climb Denali, a/k/a Mt. McKinley--though if you call it McKinley, Alaskans will know you're not from here.
Personally, I think he's got a lot of gravitas. I've seen less likable politicians.