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Average Betty inspires Girdwood Alaska Backpackers Inn adventure

Average Betty eats Macaroni and Cheese

Average Betty eats Macaroni and Cheese. Click photo to watch episode.

If you’re a fan of iced tea, Betty has some exciting news! Average Betty has teamed up with Tazo Tea and Edelman PR to give three lucky AverageBetty.com readers a sweet Tazo Iced Tea Kit! This cool Kit includes a large glass pitcher, an assortment of fine Tazo Teas, a bottle of raw agave sugar, and a Tazo Tea recipe book! Would you like to win one of these awesome Tazo Tea Kits?

1. In the Average Betty comment section, describe your perfect glass of iced tea. Is it sweetened? Unsweetened? Black tea? Green tea? Flavored? Lemon? Straw? Ice?
2. Next, describe the perfect sandwich to go with your perfect glass of iced tea. Is it turkey or tofu? What kind of bread? Don’t forget the condiments…
3. For bonus points, describe where you are enjoying this perfect combination of ice cold tea and sandwich nirvana. Are you at the beach or on your couch at home?
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Here is GABI’s favorite iced tea and sandwich combination, enjoyed on the balcony at Girdwood Alaska Backpackers Inn, of course!

Bicycle riding and Blueberry eating

Bicycle riding and Blueberry eating

Pick blueberries along the bicycle path towards Alyeska Resort. The blueberries make a delicious unsweetened iced tea.

Salmon fishing 35ft away from GABI

Salmon fishing 35ft away from GABI

35ft from the hostel, a salmon is caught in Glacier River. Throw it on the grill to become an Asian Grilled Salmon Sandwich.

Enjoying the 2nd story GABI deck

Enjoy the 2nd story GABI deck

view from balcony at Girdwood Alaska Backpackers Inn

view from balcony at Girdwood Alaska Backpackers Inn

Sit in a big comfy chair on the second story deck that overlooks the Turnagain Arm. Enjoy views of snow peaked mountains, the calm peaceful water, watch bald eagles fly and make plans for another Average Betty inspired Girdwood, Alaska adventure.

Tazo Tea will be a nice compliment to an all ready beautiful hostel.

Tazo Tea will be a nice complement to an already beautiful hostel.

Beware of Girdwood’s Blueberry Worm

blueberry bush along bike path in Girdwood, Alaska

The blueberries are looking delicious on the bike path to Alyeska Resort. The neighbor suggests I soak the blueberries in water to remove the worms. I have eaten a lot of blueberries raw and haven’t gotten any worms. Either I lucked out and don’t have a belly full of worms or the worms don’t like my latest diet of black beans and cheese. Do any of you have the blueberry worms?

Check out the Alyeska Resort Blueberry Mountain Art and Music Festival

Here is a poem I wrote about Jack, The Modern Latter Day Saint. He is not a blueberry worm but a tape worm. I hope you get hungry and feed your inner worm.

Jack the Tapeworm A Modern Latter Day Saint

Night-light turned on.
The overhead light turned off.
Veronica crawls in
between two sheets.

She dreams
Ronald McDonald squirts
ketchup and mustard
between her beefy buns.

Suddenly she’s awakened
by a Knock Knock.
Perched on her chest
a tiny worm.
A stern voice
accentuated by a stern look
speaks,
“Hello, I’m Jack the Tapeworm
a modern latter day saint.
Your fantasy for a man
dressed in a clown suit
and appetite for dead animals
has brought me here tonight.
These lustful desires
have cast a dark shadow
over your vegetarian upbringing.
Your diet
and subconscious
do not reflect
the two truths of herbivores:
do unto others as they would
do unto you
and
karma comes back around.

You have a choice
repent or face a life of damnation.
If you repent
you will meet a man who will
smother your sex with grapes, strawberries, and cherries.
If you choose a life of damnation
assume your physical fantasies
will only be found
in an internet chat room.
As far as the environment goes,
you’ll become a self imposed
obese statistic
who takes up precious space.”

Veronica starts to sob,
“Oh Jack! Oh Jack!
What must I do
to absolve my godless transgressions?”

The little tapeworm
in a now
pleasant voice replies,
“Swallow me whole
I’ll make your body miserable
feeding off your meat
like the cow made into a
sinfully slaughtered slab.”

And she swallows him whole.

When Veronica’s mind
has gone mad
in visions of love for body and life
Jack crawls out
of her frazzled body.

He slowly makes his way
to her chest.
Knock Knock.
In that still pleasant but weaker voice
he speaks,
“I’m ready to die
you’ve seen the right light.
Remember if your man’s expression
is expressed in mayo and Heinz
these condiments will literally
smother your heart.
Remember a man’s dollar
never amounts to a mass produced life.
Slaughterhouses
only create a
compliment to strife.”
Jack the Tapeworm
a modern latter day saint
takes in one last gasp
of air
to finish his thought.
“Life is cyclical
please make me happy.
I want to be reborn
in newfound beauty.”

And she swallows him whole.