The Main Event
It’s baffling how popular the game is down here on the ice, but Bingo night always draws a huge crowd. No where else would I be playing Bingo but at the South Pole. OK, that’s not exactly true – my first time playing was when my sister Dana came to visit me when I was working on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, AZ and like here, Bingo was the only thing to do on a Saturday night. But that’s another amusing story for later.
We just about needed translators with Sven and Paul calling the numbers in thick Swedish and Kiwi accents.
Some great prizes were given away, mostly gift certificates to restaurants in Christchurch. Of course the winners will have to wait another 8 months before they can use them.
Kari was the jackpot winner of the last game blackout with $156 in cash and she won’t have to wait until Christchurch to use it.
And in a news update, Michael is finding out that fame has its price as overzealous fans all want a piece of him.