Sunday, October 30, 2005
posted 10/30/2005 06:39:00 PM UTC+12, McMurdo Local Time

What a weekend!

Saturday was another busy day at work - spent the morning getting stuff ready to move out towards Willy Field, then the afternoon was another ice runway transfer and some more Willy prep stuff. We got out of work early since the Halloween party was Saturday night and we had an 'all hands' meeting in the galley. All hands meetings are realistically only attended by a fraction of the population down here, but the fuelies try to make it to them as a departmental thing. This one was mostly about the south pole traverse, which was pretty neat. Once the all hands meeting was over, I headed over to my room to grab a quick nap then get ready for the Halloween party. The party was a lot of fun - it was especially neat to see some of the elaborate costumes that people put together (or bring) down here! Stayed up pretty late visiting with friends, then headed back home to sleep.

Sunday has been a lazy lazy day. Lots of sleeping, reading (reading This Game of Ghosts, the sequil to Touching the Void - excellent book!), eating, surfing the 'net, etc. Found out that I'm in the biggest newspaper on the continent, the Antarctic Sun! The web version doesn't seem to be as updated as the print one is down here unfortunately, so I can't link directly to the article just yet (it's about happy camper school.) That's all for now, later!

Cool landscape photo from right outside my dorm
Ian and Molly in costume
Some of my friends in Halloween costumes - photo by Chipotle

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