Web Log Entry #0005, Tuesday, November 12, 2002: Day -6
Had coffee with Tim, mostly just to talk. I confessed to pre-travel anxiety. He was sympathetic, then reminded me that the increase in magnetic forces from being so close to the pole affects people mentally. The recommended countermeasures are to rotate in one's chair every few hours. I intend to be diligent in this practice. I'd hate to sink to the point where staying in Alaska seems like a good idea.
I told him about my "Being Eaten By Moose" Theory. My research has found information on people being eaten by polar bears, wolves, walruses, etc., but not moose. The statistics are strangely silent about people being eaten by moose. I sense a cover-up conspiracy, as if some fraternal organization is suppressing information. Think about it: Supposedly there are tons of wild moose ambling around Anchorage (although I've never seen one in all the times I've been there), and they've got to eat. The only thing not frozen around Anchorage are people, and they're all bundled up so they can't move fast. Hungry moose, slow-moving people…makes sense, doesn't it? I intend to do some investigative reporting while I'm up there, at the risk of major journalistic awards. What is the truth they're keeping from us? Somebody must know something, and they're not telling. The lack of evidence just confirms it.
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