Monday, October 22, 2007

Yes, I still exist

Is Keri still alive? Friends and family, you may (or may not) be happy to know that yes, I still am. Yes, it has been several weeks since I have posted any entries here. Now you know what my journal feels like. I lost in in the grand morass that was my room a few weeks ago, and just recently found it, so maybe I'll have to do a little catching up there as well.

So I've got lots of updating to do. Brain's kind of fried right now, however, so forgive the Antarctica fuzz. I also have tons of photos to share, but I'm not hooked up to a computer that can access them right now, so those will also have to wait for later.

First off, Rose Mallon. Yes, I know your son, Chris. He lives in the same dorm as I. He is behaving himself. We like to get him to drink beer so he becomes more talkative! I am taking lots of embarrassing photos of him I will eventually post here, although I told him I was willing to refrain from posting if he called you more! We are all working on embarrassing him for you!

Second off -- yay for boxes!! Thanks to those sending me wonderful things in the mail! You would not believe how good non-expired food can taste! Really really really really appreciated! I will, of course, meet any and all mail that arrives to me with fun things found here in Antarctica! Be the first on your block with official McMurdo Station merchandise! Send mail to Keri!

Life rolls on here ... slowly adjusting to the massive amounts of humanity roaming the halls. There are a lot of people bound for the South Pole who are just hanging out here waiting for weather good enough to land there. It makes it really hard to get access to a computer or to the laundry! But it continues to be good people, all around. Just lots of them.

The other thing is, now that mainbody has arrived, you have to jostle a bit harder to have the grand Antarctica experiences that we're all here for. Plus, more big bosses have arrived. Boo.

I had an overnight work shift this weekend and did confirm that it's light all through the night now. I believe tonight is the last official sunset here for the summer, but it's storming outside, so we can't see it anyway. Now it's daylight 24/7, baby.

Anyway, if you are interested in being my pen pal, I love mail!

Keri Nelson, RPSC
McMurdo Station
PSC 469, Box 700
APO AP 96599-1035


Anonymous said...

I tried to ship some vittles via and they will not deliver food items to your address. :( Hope all is well. Amber

Anonymous said...

hang in there -
How do we ship stuff?


Anonymous said...

Just surffing the Web on Antarctica and came accross your site. I spent a total of 15 months on the ice. I was with NSFA from 1981-1984. I served as a Radioman and a Ham operator. Our quartes was the green hut next to Operations, is that still there. I understand that the NAVY presence is less and less. What a Shame. If You would like to correspond my email is