* My notebook's been stolen. One problem with crowded dance clubs is that it's hard to tell the difference between anonymous hands that are trying to grab your body and those that are trying to grab your stuff.
* First skua of the season was sighted over the weekend. I was excited when I heard they'd returned to McMurdo. Lots of people hate the skuas because they're big, dirty, fearless and mean. No skittish seagulls these; skuas don't mess around with breadcrumbs, they will divebomb you and steal your entire sandwich straight out of your hands. They are intimidating animals with a wingspan as wide as I am tall, and they live into their eighties, which means the bastard bird that just nabbed your banana is probably older than your dad.