Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Fun and games

After my last mass email complaining about aluminum foil and how August is hate month, we did have some fun times and thankfully, no one has killed anyone.

We held the first ever South Pole Scottish Highland Games on the first weekend in September, organized by UT Craig. We made some super nutritious traditional foods like meat pies and Scottish eggs (hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausage and bread crumbs then deep fried) and held some traditional games like the caber toss.
Our very own South Pole Scottish Country Dancers made a special appearance performing a couple of dances for 4 couples. Janice made matching skirts for us out of a flannel bedsheet!
Here's a shot of Liesl (our station manager), me, Victoria (Ice Cube beaker, wears toe socks) and Janice (who can make Martha Stewart cry).

Then on Oct 3, we had the South Pole Invitational at The Berms, the first ever 9 hole golf tournament here. The course was set up by UT Craig and Comms guy Greg and they did a great job setting up a course that started at Destination Zulu (near the waste triwalls) and continued out to Summer Camp around the Jamesways, up one row of the berms and down another and back.

I tagged along with Brien, Robert and Denis as they whacked at neon pink and orange golf balls
(someone had the foresight to bring non-white balls!) in their parkas, mittens and FDX boots.

Most of the holes were par 4 or 5...the boys were sinking the balls in 9 or 10 strokes ... not including the mulligans. Considering that the temperature was about -80F and they were out there for over 2 hours playing, that's really not that bad.

And in my dreams, I am a bad-ass biker chick on a hog ... feeling the wind in my hair, the warm sun on my face and the roar of the unmuffled engine as I cruise down a winding coastal highway...


At 9:14 AM, Blogger Denis said...

Hi Heidi,
I love the biker chick with the wind in her hair. Sooooo funny. I'm going to link your blog to mine today. Keep on blogging


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