Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Yesterday was the third Scott Base trivia night. My team is now 3-0 for the season. The prizes have been deteriorating, however. The first and second times we won real Kiwi ice cream, but they just gave us a bunch of gummi bears or something last night. The format is this: there are teams of 3-6 members; each team gets three forms with 25 blanks each. The emcee reads off the 75 questions, and the team does the best they can to come up with the answers. Whoever has the most correct answers wins. The competition was pretty fierce, and a lot of the questions were very tough. This one had us perplexed: "If your travelling companions are ghosts and empty sockets, what is your destination?". The answer is Graceland. Lyrics of the Paul Simon song, I guess. Never would've guessed that one in a million years. Anyway, it was good to get out of McMurdo for a while, and shake the cobwebs out of the old memory bank. The aurora pictures above were taken from right outside my dorm room last Sunday night. We've been having some really nice ones lately-- it's unusual to be able to see them this well over the town's lights. (Photos by coworker Antz Powell-- see

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