2007-12-20 02:41:16.000 – Ryan Knapp, Staff Meteorologist
I forgot to mail our letter to you this year. I was going to email it but I seemed to have misplaced your email. So a comment post will have to suffice especially since I heard that you check out our webpage every morning before checking your list of naughty and nice.
So to begin. We have been a good boys and girls all year. We fed our kitty every morning and every night and even let him sit in our laps. We were kind to all our guests big and small, young and old. We worked extra hard and some of us even worked nights so others could sleep normal hours. We were kind to our friends both real and imaginary. If it is not too much trouble could you please bring us the following items this Christmas:
1. DVD’s or VHS’s – We like to watch movies especially since we don’t get any TV up here. We prefer DVD’s but when it comes down to it, something’s better than nothing.
2. Office Supplies so we can keep our weather records in order.
3. LL Bean wool socks, gloves, scarves, slippers, etc. to keep us warm on those cold winter nights. You know what I am talking about living way up there in the Arctic Circle.
4. An Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii to keep us occupied when the weather is too rough to go outside and play. Again, you know what I am talking about. I hear you rule at Wii bowling.
5. Nerf sporting equipment so we can play sports indoors without the fear of breaking a window.
6. Sporting equipment so we can play real sports outdoors when the weather permits.
7. Weather instruments so we can improve our observations even more.
8. Candy and gum to boost us when the weather is cold and the nights are long.
9. Snow – we can’t get enough of it.
10. The ability to find a suitable replacement to our cat Nin (good luck, Nin is priceless).
11. A new Bombardier with a heated rear cab to bring comfort to our observers and our edutripers.
12. An electric ice cream maker because the hand cranking type gets old after an hour.
13. Surprise us! I have seen enough movies and read enough books to know that you can work miracles and bring stuff we didn’t even think of.
We look forward to see what you bring us Tuesday, December 25th. We will leave you plenty of fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk, but don’t be surprised if I eat a few during my night shift. Just one thing, when you do arrive, please don’t just pop up while I am doing an observation, nothing creepier than a big man in a red suit walking around the observation deck at midnight acting all jolly.
Ryan Knapp, Staff Meteorologist