Hey everyone, merry Christmas! It’s a day ahead here at the south pole, so this morning I woke up to Christmas brunch. Yesterday we had a flight come in with three triwalls full of mail, and I got two Christmas presents that I opened this morning. I now have the largest supply of tea and chocolate that I’ve ever seen. One of our winterovers (Daniel) loves tea, so I plan to leave whatever I don’t finish on my tea shelf down here for him to enjoy over the long dark winter. I don’t even think he, as an avid tea drinker, could finish it in one winter, so there will likely even be some left over for me when I come down next summer.
Seriously, thank all of you so much for the packages you sent me. Opening a present on Christmas morning here is such a luxury, and my colleagues and I have really enjoyed the fancy chocolates and tea that you’ve been sending me all season.
On a completely different note, I just looked out the window of the science lab to see 5 people all bundled up in their emergency cold weather gear playing golf. On the snow. People here really know how to make the best of a frozen wasteland to have fun. Happy Holidays to everyone!