Well I'm almost at the end of the long road that leads to a Northern Christmas. Tonight was Moonlight Madness, and it lived upto its name. Sales were incredible. usually the best night of the year will be ladies night but we blew that away tonight. The Co-op held Mens night tonight against us and I think they gave up and closed early (not a small task as they have 5 times the sales floor we do).
Friday will be a good day, a lousy sales day but its Elders day, so I'll get to sit with the Elders drink tea and hear stories. I think I'm going to play "Lets make a deal" with them and that will also be fun. Its a fun way to end the sales season. I feel sorry for all the teachers who run home to the south every Christmas. they miss the town celebration, once Christmas has gone by the games will begin till New Year. I've been invited to compete in some of the traditional Inuit games of the season (which I don't think I'll participate in). One of the games is called finger pull, it involves what I consider fish hooking your opponents mouth and pulling as hard as you can till they surrender, or you surrender as they are doing the same to you. You sit back to back and reach back and fish hook your opponent. Other games are one leg high kick
and two leg scissor kick, the actic games record for one leg high kick is 9 feet 7 inches, not bad for a race that has a average height of 5 foot 6. I've seen it casually played nd its amazing how they can kick, I haven't seen martial artists rival thier performance.
Which leads me to question about this particular game. Ok I understand how if your living in the land of the long winters, you'd make games to relieve the boredom during the long winter, or to prove strenght when another family is met upon the tundra traditionally. However,how could a game evolve that involved kicking alot higher than the roof's of traditional housing. It doesn't seem to be a skill building game as traditional hunting techniques don't seem to involve alot of personal combat. No real point in triing to kick a bear in the face, its likely to tick him off. There aren't alot of obsticales that you would need to focus a skill set in order to build jumping skills. Anyone with any answers or guesses?
Anyways, Bed Time,