Unfreakingbelievable. Someone in my family has finally realized a life's dream, made it to the pinnacle of her profession, and I couldn't be more envious. The caveat here is that she is completely, utterly, batshit insane. In a good way, but still. My cousin Genevieve has, after only a few years of working on the Ice, gained a permanent place in history. She is wintering at the South Pole. For those of you who know nothing about this, it's an outpost of skilled, uber talented, yet hopeless social misfits at the most southern point on the planet, some thousand miles away from the nearest acceptable modicum of civilization. Moreover, she will now be spending, what, seven or eight months there in almost fathomless darkness at temperatures of possibly 50-80 degrees below zero. Congratulate her if you feel the need, I have. Gods help me, I would trade with her in an instant.