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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.

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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