Due to the water situation (our "dorm" is out of running water so it is all in jugs) I will NEVER be able to take a shower while I'm here. The sauna can be used fairly often and I am told that (somehow) we are able to get clean in there. Oh well, I have been a little cold since I got here so that should help keep the stink down.
I was given a travel mug "for coming here in the winter" but was told that I need a nickname to label it with so nobody steals it. Since I couldn't come up with anything Tom chose "Jonesin" because he figured (accurately) that I must be Jonesin for a rocket launch.
We have an awesome snack selection here at Toolik Field Station, in particular the lone box on Lemonheads - I hope nobody eats them because it's pretty amusing.