Monday, May 16, 2005
Well, tonight is Trivia Night at Scott Base. Now this is not some trivial (ha…couldn’t pass that one up!) game. It’s a big deal to a lot of folks. The last and only time Lynn and I went, we were on the winning team. We had 8 people on the team though and several people complained. Hmmm…no comment on that. So…we started our own team and I think we have a pretty well rounded group. But…since it’s at Scott Base, the Kiwis are the ones asking the questions, and they throw in an occasional Kiwi-would-only-know question in there. Trouble is…we don’t have a Kiwi on our team. Oh well…it will be fun regardless. 3 shuttles worth of people attending, answering 3 sets of 25 questions. What can we win you ask? Possibly some NZ ice cream. You see…there isn’t any real ice cream at McMurdo. Now that’s just not right. Not like there isn’t a big freezer just outside the door. We do have a thing (and I mean thing) called Frosty Boy that scarily enough, doesn’t melt in coffee and contains something like 1% real dairy. Yikes! So, the Kiwis have real ice cream and it’s well worth the effort to get all the answers right. That, or it’s back to Frosty Boy!
Posted by Tom Hamann at 5:11 PM