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06 January 2010 @ 10:07 am
Winners of the "What should David take to Mars" contest  
The votes are in and the winner of the What should David take to "Mars" contest is papersky, with "something Kate has knitted." I will be taking a scarf, at least one hat, and a sweater if she can finish it in time. (!!!suspense!!!) papersky will receive a signed copy of Space Magic and a genuine simulated-Mars rock, as soon as I return safely to Earth.

Second place is nebula5 with "duct tape." I will be taking a small roll of the stuff. nebula5 gets a rock a signed copy of Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown, containing my story "Ukaliq and the Great Hunt" which is set on Mars.

I will also be taking twine (janetl), a towel (apparentparadox), a needle (scarlettina), a copy of Space Magic to be signed by the crew (allanh), a small collection of safety pins (nancymcc), my geeky antique calculator watch (kateyule), and a knife (spencimusprime). They will receive the satisfaction of knowing that their suggestions may save the Earth from Martian invasion.

Thanks, everyone, for playing!

I leave day after tomorrow. (Aiee!) Packing today.
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Julie Zetterberg Sardo: Carnevalenebula5 on January 6th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! And that's all I have to say about that.
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threeoutsidethreeoutside on January 6th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
Hope it's a Swiss Army Knife. You're going to end up needing that church key, I predict. *g*
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Timapparentparadox on January 6th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Is it too late for Kate to knit you a towel?
markbourne: pogomarkbourne on January 6th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
If a hot babe named Dejah Thoris asks you if you'd like an egg, just say no.
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on January 6th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
The votes are in

You can MacGuyver anything out of those items.
Luke McGuffholyoutlaw on January 7th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
I'm glad the small collection of safety pins made the cut!
Pirate Monkeyb00jum on January 7th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Hmmm.. forgot to get in on the action, but here's my list while I'm over here in my own version of mars (and yes, the deserts here *are* bleak).

Small lightweight headlamp
- never underestimate the value of light
Multitool
- nuff said
Lightweight pack towel
- it was good enough for readers of hitchikers guide. I like the ultralight camping towels

Don't forget snacks :)



David D. Levinedavidlevine on January 7th, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
I'm bringing a headlamp (also two sizes of Maglite and a tiny LED keychain light), a fairly large Swiss Army knife, and a "packtowl". Also a few snacks, but we are doing a food study so we're really not supposed to eat anything other that what's provided. I think I'm all set for practical stuff.