This is so exciting! Now I am not one to watch Desperate Housewives, soap operas or The View, but if there is one show I can say I have watched all my life it is the Today Show. Definitely not Good Morning America. So I couldn't be more ecstatic to hear that they were going to be in McMurdo. I was even happier when I found out that it would be Ann Curry coming down south.
We have had other famous people head this way, and get the royal treatment. Eating specially prepared food just for them, living in the distinguished visitor dorms that have down comforters and lots of cushy features, but she is really trying to be one of us. She is even eating in the galley (cafeteria) with us.
I have been speaking about how excited I am for days before she got here. With each coming flights passenger list coming through my hands I have been searching for her name. Finally she arrived yesterday.. I couldn't contain myself. I had to see here. Last night at dinner I was talking with some friends, who have had to listen to me talk about Ann for days, when we first spotted her. She was holding her blue galley tray, scooping out some of the "Ann Curry Salad" the cooks had made and I was beat red with joy. She came poking her head around the corner looking at where she was supposed to sit... so I of course waved her to come sit with us. She came up an introduced herself to us "Hi, I 'm Ann" and shook all of our hands. Her appearance was all that I expected. Natural, fresh and genuine. She looked like she belonged, almost like one of us. She wore black Carhartt bibs, a neck gaiter and thermals.... no eyeliner or lipstick. Very cool by McMurdo standards.
Well I will keep you all posted with my touch with celebrity.
The link below shows her getting her ECW gear and talking about the planned trip. Click on the link, scroll down to "Ends of the Earth" on the right hand side. Look for daily updates at this site as they prepare for the live Today Show broadcast on Monday the 5th.