Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The big, big show

So, the day of days has arrived. Pole was like a regular airport back home, with what seemed like an incredible number of flights arriving and departing. At one point we had 5 airplanes on the ground at the same time. I asked how many people we might have as neighbors, but could not get an answer.

Tonight there is a special dinner for very select folks, followed by a somewhat less select soiree in the gymnasium. The station crew in general is not invited to attend, but some folks are, as well as some (if not all) of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) people. I really do not know the specifics about it, as I’m not invited. It will be interesting to see what all transpires through the day, though. At 4pm (local, New Zealand time) there will be a live broadcast television event at the Pole marker with a speech from the Norwegian Prime Minister, which everybody is welcome to attend.

“For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.”
~Robert Capa


Becky said...

Pity that the people who make all of the science possible don't get invited to the shindigs. After all, how much data could be collected with your efforts-14 months of 7 day work weeks, and those of the plumbers, etc.?
But if there are special goodies in the galley I hope you get some!

Becky said...

That should be WITHOUT your efforts.

EthanG said...

Oh well, I know I'm more of a Morlock than an Eloi. There should be satisfaction in that alone.