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Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Friday, November 12, 2004
 
Pic of the Day

Ilulissat, Greenland
(Jamie Stewart)
Had the opportunity to spend the day with Inger and Flemming, a twenty-something couple from Ilulissat this week. As recently as last winter, I wasn't even sure if anyone (other than some United States Airforce personnel) lived in Greenland. What I now know is that there are roughly 55,000 inhabitants, about 35,000 of which are Inuit, (Inger being Inuit, and Flemming being a Danish immigrant). It was fascinating to learn a bit about Inuit culture, and life in a town that sees months of solid icepack covering Disko Bay in winter, 24 hour sunshine for a couple months during the summer, and where dogsleds outnumber automobiles.

Comments:
Does Flemming speak Flemish?
 
Does Flemming breed lemmings?
 
Does Flemming sound phlegmy?
 
Doubtful, no and no. Although, man can that boy down beer. Aren't a lot of people who can outpace me, but Flemming - all 150 pounds of him - was able to knock back pints like they were shots, and still maintain interesting conversation.
 
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