Folks I'm a bit busy this morning, and probably won't get around to posting anything until later, if then.
Just thought you'd like to know.
In the mean time, check out these images of Okmok Volcano. I live in a geologically active state, oh boy do I, and Okmok is erupting in a major way today. We haven't had any detectable ash fall here yet and are unlikely to. But then again, should the winds shift we could get some, which is, of course, seriously ungood for people and air breathing machines. Okmok is disrupting flights along the Great Circle Route to Asia, for which Anchorage is a major jumping off point - so if you're going to China via Anchorage in the near future, be prepared for a bit longer trip as the planes route around the ash clouds.
Makes me glad that I'm no longer stationed out on Shemya and don't have to fly over the Aleutians any more.
Back in a bit.