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April 2, 2004 3:29 PM   Subscribe

SandwichGirl is (was?) a "dining attendant" at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica. She also keeps an intermittent journal, and takes pictures. Fun, wacky stuff.
posted by majcher (15 comments total)

from tribe, "Her airplane was supposed to take off from the cold place to new zealand on Tuesday 2/17/04".

looks like she's on to greener to speak.
posted by bob sarabia at 3:45 PM on April 2, 2004

Great, thanks!
posted by carter at 4:13 PM on April 2, 2004

I've recently become obsessed with dispatches from Antarctica. Thanks majcher!
posted by rocketman at 4:26 PM on April 2, 2004

I'd hit it

posted by Trik at 5:24 PM on April 2, 2004

A friend of mine just got back from crewing a research vessel to Antarctica. Now I really want to see if he's in her pictures, but the site is being hammered.
posted by Hildago at 6:07 PM on April 2, 2004

Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. I hear it can be cold during the winter months.
posted by tommasz at 6:42 PM on April 2, 2004

Everything2 Antarctican Iceowl has posted plenty of stuff, too.
posted by Tlogmer at 7:13 PM on April 2, 2004

Yeah, but it's a dry cold tommasz. It's not like the bitter San Franciscan winters for instance.
posted by substrate at 7:35 PM on April 2, 2004

Trik, yes, isn't she adorable in that front page photo?

Substrate, dry isn't the word for it -- static electricity is a real problem for electronic equipment because of the constantly heated dry air.
posted by alumshubby at 11:26 PM on April 2, 2004

Great post - fun stuff to read! Let's get her to join mefi while sign ups are open ;-)
posted by madamjujujive at 11:28 PM on April 2, 2004

nice, i am reading the endurance right now, too.
posted by Hackworth at 4:36 AM on April 3, 2004

Reading some of the linked and second-order-linked weblog stuff, I'm envious - if I were a little younger and a lot more single and childless, I'd try to go to Antarctica for a year even if it were only to sweep floors and scrub toilets. This looks like tremendous fun!
posted by alumshubby at 8:42 AM on April 3, 2004

I guess her page was mefi'd. I'd love to see it. Here's mine from last winter at South Pole.
posted by culberjo at 9:54 AM on April 3, 2004 how do you go about getting a job at the Pole?
posted by Vidiot at 10:38 PM on April 4, 2004

"You know God hates you now. This is why you're at the end of the earth. It's much easier to flick you off the planet into space from here." (from Iceowl's "Antartic Sex") via tlogmer's link)

I came across Sandwitchgirl's stuff when going through my own obsessional period with all things polar. Sadly her tales made Antartica seem the next hipster destination (off next to Laos, darling -- see you at the gift shop, I mean the beach...)

Perhaps I'm just bitter towards such "and THEN I went to..." people for screwing things up before I get there.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:02 AM on April 5, 2004

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