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January 16, 2004

F6 Day 3: The Final Chapter

None of us expected, coming home late at night from our adventure at the neighbors' place, that the weather would be good today. But it was. It was just good enough to do the experiment the Stream Team has been planning for some time, and seven of us converged at F6 to help out with collecting water samples from various localities along the stream as Karen injected a traceable chemical into the flow. I agreed to leave GPS for a day to help out with the experiment, and spent most the afternoon pumping water from wells and filling small sample bottles. Not so bad when the weather's nice.

[Justin tries to improve radio comms to our neighbors.]

Still, the day was long, and it was nice to get back to town. I have some friends who have been part of an improv comedy group, and tonight was their big night to perform. We came back to McMurdo on a night flight, not arriving until about 9:30 PM, so I tore off my extra clothing and headed straight over to the bar in my fleece pants, unfed and with hair appropriately greasy. One gentleman asked if I had been working out and I said why, do I smell bad? and actually subjected the poor guy to the odor of my pits. I thought it would be mostly an odor of deodorant, but a later self-test proved me wrong. Yikes.

Now, it's late, and I'm off to bed. There are more things to do tomorrow, more exciting tasks and a bunch of painful ones I've been putting off. I keep noting to myself that I need to be more organized, but I can't find anything to write it down on....

Posted by beth at January 16, 2004 12:51 AM


Nice job framing that photograph, Beth.

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I highly recommend skimming his stuff -- it's like a gloss of really cool stuff in the world.



Posted by: Kevin at January 16, 2004 1:30 AM

Hey Beth

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Posted by: Damfa at January 18, 2004 5:49 PM