Wednesday, November 5, 2008

taking the stage one last time

Well, whether it happens tomorrow or Saturday, this will be the last time the Scroggin' Wankers or Picardis perform together. It has been a good run this winter, and I hope these summer folks take the time to show up to the concert. I'll have to find time to help set the gear up around my much-belated turnover to 3 people allegedly arriving today. I also took my last creative spin as a poster maker, and managed a pretty decent advertisement for The Scroggin' Wankers a couple nights ago:

Despite my departure being only a few day away, it still hasn't really sunk in yet. I feel like I've been here a very long time, but the end doesn't really register as being in sight. I have nothing definite planned once the new year rolls around, and that's making leaving seem a very mixed bag of good and somewhat bad. It's going to be hard to top this place for quality of living and sense of adventure. I have been very lucky to have had this time here.

If all the flights happen today, we'll have 2 LC-130 Hercules, 1 Basler, and 1 Twin Otter arrive at Pole. There are a bunch of folks set to depart, which is fine with me, as I'm tired of watching them lounge about not working for the last few days.

Adversity is the first path to truth.
~George Gordon Byron


Becky said...

show will bring a rousing finale to your year at the Pole. And Hooray that you should be scheduled to leave. I know that leaving McMurdo, even after just one season didn't feel quite real until I hit Christchurch. Do post from time to time as you visit Asia.

Henirich said...

Thanks Ethan for the past year of your blog. Last November I tried to put myself in your shoes facing a year at the bottom of the world. I live in a northern climate, but a year of it, no way. Your adventure been a good read I hope you update us every now and then. I am sure you will make it to space in one way or another. Eric