Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Count down!

I'm not usually a big fan of counting down the days until something happens. However, John Endrizzi's recent comment about short timers calendars in Vietnam made me think of some things someone sent me when I first got here: The Donut of Misery and the Penguin Timer. (Make sure to click on the pictures to enlarge them to see the details.) I guess it depends how happy you are to be here.

With 219 days left, I am not counting anything. Everything is too far away. At best, I'm counting the days until everyone leaves and winter starts so I can have a whole new experience. Unfortunately, the sooner that happens the sooner my friends leave.

The Penguin Timer.

The Donut of Misery.

1 comment:

  1. Not being familiar with either of these applications, I first thought the Penguin Timer must be a Linux app and wasn't sure about the second.

    So when in doubt, whip it out: Google.

    Apparently, both these applications get heavy usage in the South Pole as was reflected in many blogs and other various links. It seems a lot of people are excited to get there and in turn can't wait to leave. :)