12/05/2006

I hear they have running water here...

The three of us flew back into McMurdo this afternoon, looking like a bunch of feral wind-blown prospectors covered in fine silt and stink. MacTown looks the same, except most of the snow has melted, leaving brown mud everywhere. I had six hundred emails waiting for me in the in-box. Mostly Viagra adverts, penny stock tips and Nigerians who desperately want to help me become wealthy beyond my wildest dreams. I'm going to look into that right after I take seven showers and put on fresh undies.

4 comments:

Wiesje said...

Congratulations! I have to say I am very impressed...I honestly did not think the trio of city people would last that long out on the ice. "Petje af" as the Dutch would say. I could not imagine not having a single shower for all this time since you guys left McMurdo. Enjoy the luxuries of McMurdo Spa&Resort, and have a good Christmas!

annulla said...

Those Nigerian e-mailers are very generous, aren't they?

Your photos remind me that 35 degree weather in Brooklyn isn't really all that cold. Guess I'll stop complaining about having to wear gloves now, at least for a little while.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home!
I spoke to Aaron yesterday, made him try to guess where you are, harhar....
Glad you've made it back.

jonny in bk

AK718 said...

Dear Sir, I am writing to you in great distress. I am the son of the ousted King of Bavaria. As you know the dark forces of Northern tribes have put our beautiful land into great disarray. My family though has managed to secyre 10 millions of Dollers in funds which are currently in an escrow in the South of France. If you could help us setting up an off-shore account in the Central Bank of McMurdo to facilitate a rescure of those funds your efforts would be handsomely rewarded. A journey to the Bavarian lands might enable us to go into greater detail about this sensitive business matter.
Patiently awaiting your kind answer, yours sincerely