(T1000) Went to the church "Our Lady of the Assumption" for the mass.
Thought about the communion of the Body (the Church).
The mass was mainly in English with French and Inuktitut readings.
Came back c. T1045. T1210
Around T0900, we went to eat breakfast at the Granite Room of our hotel, Discovery Lodge.
I had smoked arctic char on muffins with eggs. Mike had the "Northerner", but actually a Southern sausage and eggs thingie.
Yesterday's dinner specials:
Each of these cost some (27 to 30) CAD.
T1408 We've been lazy since T1100 and sitting around. I tried to read Deuteronomy 24-27 while Mike watched TV.
One of the Planet of the Apes movies is on.
This movie "Wide Awake" about this kid's pilgrimage was on, which connected well with our previous theological discussion after the mass.
Mike has acquired this newfound interest in antique shows on CBC Newsworld.
Issue in Nunavut:
T1515 Somehow Deuteronomy 28 is related to Inuit & arctic life and history? T1517
T1610 Went out to eat and came back.
I smell like caribou meat. Actually, everything indoors somehow smell like caribou meat.
Saw a big ship on the sea this morning, but in the afternoon, no more.
The sea still does not move.
Toonoonik Hotel dining room. I had caribou burger; Mike had cheeseburger and fries. This might be the only eatery with mostly Inuit staff.
T1747 "Armageddon" is on TV. Mike is watching it.
Discovery Lodge, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Still light out. Duh.
We went out about T1830 to walk down the causeway.
There was a big pile of junk down the causeway next to the Sylvia Grinnell Park.
Don't you think it is a bit weird to put a pile of junk next to a Territorial Park?
But down to where the river goes into the sea, it is pretty cool.
Mike was tired and hungry, probably for the walking down the snow on the beach. I wasn't but would soon be.
We walked to the Arctic Ventures and bought a loaf of bread and came back to the room to eat.
While eating, talked with Mike about Bruce Bawer's book. Mike and I both thought the book was stupid.
Mike said I should read Saint Thomas Aquinas.
"I am not afraid of reason, I jump off the cliff every day and eat eggs while falling." That was how Mike described Saint Thomas Aquinas. "Bald. Fat."
I should probably read it. T2123
Stuff to get once in the South:
This issue of Maclean's featured a 2 CAD coin on the cover with a Washington portrait on it, with the words "Say it ain't so."
Today is July the Fourth. Benedetti singing the national anthem, among other "American" patriotic songs.
Benedetti also said that I should write down Backstreet Boys' "Millennium" as something to check out once in the South. T2129
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is on TV. Mike watching. I'll go back to reading Bawer's. T2132
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