Note to Self and Warning to Others: When one has had a stomach virus for three days do not eat sausage taquitos on fourth day, NO MATTER HOW HUNGRY you are. ;-) I know, I know. Total igmo head. Enough of that.
My cousin has made it to Antarctica this morning. He was on land yesterday and saw a big fur seal and lots of penguins. This trip is something he’s wanted to do his whole life (He’s 20) so it’s incredibly exciting for him. He says they were in a place where the ozone hole is at it’s worst and that even with an SPF of 70 he was red faced. He says there is so much ice everywhere and it’s more spectacular than he could have ever imagined. The ship is breaking thru the ice, which is kind of blue, and he says it sounds like a car dragging a bumper along on a street. He saw two leopard seals hanging out and more penguins this morning just hanging out diving along in front of the ship. He says the place was like an alien planet. They are heading for the Firth of Tay to take more samples. If you want to see the ship he’s on check it out at http://www.nsf.gov/od/opp/support/nathpalm.jsp
Can you tell I’m really excited for him. I love it when people get to live their dreams.
I have two very silly questions that come from watching television with my oldest yesterday…
1. What is your favorite animal? (It’s boring but I’m a tiger fan. Don’t care what kind, they are beautiful.)
2. What is your dream car? (I’m driving mine, Mustang, but I wouldn’t mind a Viper.)