Friday, October 16, 2009

New Address

I've been getting a bunch of requests for my new address:
William Brotman, RPSC
McMurdo Station
PSC 469 Box 700
APO AP 96599-1035

I might have a phone and pager too. If you want those, ask.

What to send? I don't know. I came a lot more prepared than last time. The best thing you could honestly send is a letter or e-mail letting me know how you are. A lot of people back home seem to think their life is boring in comparison to what I am doing down here, but I miss the conversations we would be having about that minutia of life if I were able to spend time with you.

Things to send (someone summed most of these as luxury items that are consumable):

  • Bulk granola cereal from wholefoods or sunflower market would be fantastic.
  • Trader Joe's dried fruit.
  • Froodles from CO springs would be brilliant
  • MyChai concentrate (made in Bend, OR)
  • Reese's Pieces or Peanut Butter cups
  • Energy snacks (Clif, Luna, Jelly Belly Sport, etc)
  • Oregon Chai (accept no substitutes) is always good, but I have a LOT here
  • 'Fancy' microwave meals like 'Tasty Bites' indian food are great (we can buy the basic ones like mac&cheese, soup, etc here)
  • Music or book that you think I'll love
  • Book of crosswords
I didn't add this section last year and got a ton of stuff I couldn't or just didn't use so here is a list of what not to send (because they have a ton on base or I know I won't use it and don't want you to send unnecessary goodies that you could use at home):
  • PACKING PEANUTS (use newspaper or bubble wrap)
  • Hot chocolate (pales compared to the OC!)
  • Batteries
  • Foot Warmers
  • Hand Warmers
  • Trinkety stuff that shouldn't be sent to the most environmentally protected place on earth
  • Computer gear
  • Granola bars
  • Anything I'd want to keep, but is challenging to travel with or ship home
  • Anything I need more than a microwave to cook
  • Drugs or medicines
  • Sheets or clothes

1 comment:

  1. and by trinkety stuff you mean except for a Steelers snowman christmas ornament I assume! and the 40 snuggies i sent you