I wanted to share this with everyone (as well as remember it for myself). here are some pictures of a guy who rode his bike from FL to AK!
In this post, I reference Jerimiah Johnson. I’m sure not everyone has seen the movie, but here are scenes from that move:
Can you skin Griz:
Everyone in the US grew up doing a few things:
- Buying gas in gallons
Buying milk in gallons or quarts
Running a mile in gym class
Buying a dozen eggs
Getting a good deal on a baker’s dozen of cinamon rolls (that’s 13 just in case you don’t know)
Learning there are 3 feet in a yard
Learning that there are 12 inches in a foot
There are 5,280 feet in a normal mile
There are 6,000 feet in a nautical mile
Water freezes at 32 deg and boils at 212 degrees
You weigh something in pounds
There are 16 ounces in a pound
A pint is a pound the world around
There are 2 cups in a pint, two pints in a quart, 4 quarts in a gallon
Everyone knows these things. They are normal. They make sense. These units of measure are called Imperial Measurements. Just in case you don’t know, the rest of the world uses the metric system. Actually, according to Wikipedia, there are only 3 countries that do not use the metric system.
So, what do I do? Well, because everyone here uses it, I’m trying to use it too. I’m trying to figure out what a kilogram weighs when I hold it in my hand. I’m trying to guess if it is 25 or 30 outside. I’m trying to guess distances in kilometers. We haven’t bought a set of metric measuring cups and spoons yet, so when we cook we still have to make changes. I use google quite a bit to make changes between types of measurements.
Ever heard of Griz? Sure…doesn’t everyone remember the quote from Jerimiah Johnson:
Old Mountain Man: “Can you skin griz?”
Jerimiah Johnson: “I can skin most anything”
<walk towards cabin>
OMM: “Now boy, are you sure you can skin griz”
JJ: “Just about as fast as you can find them”
OMM: Laughs head off
(Don’t get the reference? Check out this post for some clips from the movie I found on you tube.)
No, not that kind of griz….griz like in the picture below (click in to read more)
Image from Yankee in Belgrade via their blog.
[Update 12-02-2010 16:18:22] Updated to credit the photographer
I’d like one of these. That just looks uber cool. If I had the money, I’d buy it myself.
Logos is offering a new commentary of Matthew and Mark for free for a limited time. Don’t have the software? They have a free client you can download and use too. I don’t know aything about the quality of the commentary, so you’ll have to get it and make up your own mind…but the price can’t be beat.
Neat video of mushrooms growing:
This list may be expanded in the future, so check often:
Pumpkin (the canned kind)
French Fried Onions.
[Updated 10-21-2008 18:23:36] Removed the following items:
Cranberry Sauce. No, not the expensive stuff…the cheap stuff. In a can. That comes out looking like the can.
Pumpkin Pie Spice (made of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves). We know we can get cinnamon. We have nutmeg. We don’t know about the others.
allspice and cloves