Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Kim vs. Mud Part II

I got my boot back! And Simon's! The mud dried out just enough to be diggable, so we dug. Here are the triumphant boot hunters:



For the sticklers out there, I'm not wearing my EVA pack and helmet because I'm just about to get on an ATV, so I've switched to a motorcycle helmet for safety. Ryan was our polar bear monitor for this jaunt, so is au naturale-ish.

26 comments:

Sarah said...

Congratulations! So on real Mars, will your space helmets also protect you in an ATV? It seems like a bit of an oversight - what if Neil Armstrong had tripped and bonked his head on a moon rock? How embarrassing if NASA lost yet another astronaut - but from clumsiness.

Jason said...

Good Job Kim! I knew you'd get that boot back.

I've got UH news, Both Tim and I have received scholarships. Mine is renewable for a second year if I keep a 3.0 GPA.
There is also news about you on the
MYUH page.

Also I really like the array of outfits you've been sporting.Have you thought about a clothing line for the intrepid female scientist? It could bankroll your remodel.

Lora said...

Yay for boot returns!!! One less thing to shop for on return.

Congrats, Red and tim on your scholarships!!!

Good idea on the space fashion statements, BR. Boots s/b the fundamental element don't you think? And helmets?

Kim Binsted said...

Lora: I'm glad I got my boot back, but there's no way I'd be replacing it on my return. There's just no need for boots rated to -40degC in Hawaii!

Sarah: On real Mars, you'd be going so very, very slowly and cautiously that head bonks wouldn't really be an issue. Less gravity, too. Here, the ATVs are frankly more of a risk than the polar bears, so it's worth looking less-than-astronauty for the safety.

BR & Timmy: Congratulations on the scholarships!! Most excellent. Not so sure about the clothing line, although I am very fond of my hot pink stretch hoodie (seen in the wading photo).

Sarah said...

BR and Tim you so totally rock. That'll fund your wine habits, no?

Tim said...

Thank you Sarah for the excellent suggestion! And I might just splurge and buy wine that does not come in a box ... but only if I'm feeling frisky. And thank you everyone else for all the kudos!

Kim: I have the goat. For real. The Daiei tip checked out. It's just over $3 a pound, Australian, skin on, bone in. My plan is to toss it in the box this weekend for experimentation. If anyone has recipes for roasting a whole goat, other than applying salt and pepper, please suggest away! If this works out, I foresee a goat party coming to KBC later this year. Helmets with horns will be mandatory.

Lora said...

...then we have to have another party for making helmets with horns, no?

Tim said...

But of course. We can drink a bucket of martinis and run around trying to stab each other. The last person standing does not have to scrub the grease trap in the goat roasting box. Basically just another weekend for KBC!

Jen said...

Tim -

Are you become obsessed with the pig box? That is going to be roughly 150 pounds of meat you have cooked in a 2 week period. Let me know if we need a pig box intervention.

And, please. We already have our horned helmets.

Tim said...

Obsessed? Moi?
Just because I have pig pictures clipped wall-to-wall in my office covered with the words "I must feed" does NOT mean that I am obsessed. When I start roasting alligators, porcupines, marmosets and herds of wildebeest, then I indeed will have become obsessed.

But mere intervention won't help.

Think exorcism.

That will be the next party.

Kim Binsted said...

Daiei, huh? Who knew. That place has the strangest stuff, and lacks the most normal stuff. But hey, I'm not complaining, now that I know where to buy goat.

Is it a grown-up goat, or a kid? Here is an official Caja China recipe, but I'm sure we can do better. This BBQ goat recipe sounds yummy. I'm thinking wistfully of a lamb-on-a-spit I had once, which involved a rosemary, garlic and anchovy paste stuffed under the skin and between the muscles...

Dammit. There is no meat for hundreds of miles that isn't either a) still alive and eager to stay that way or b) in a can. Practice up, Timmy - I'll be ready to eat a whole goat myself by the time I get back.

Sarah said...

Tim, I would like to encourage you to find a way to make the pig box useful for Burns Night. Anything better than Haggis. And then, make it useful again at least once or twice in the following six weeks. Ok? Start planning the menu now - pig, goat, lamb, goose small children, etc.

Sarah said...

What'd you cook last week anyway?

Sarah said...

A pigbox ho blog! That's what we need.

Tim said...

Two pork shoulders -- 25 pounds apiece -- and they took way, way longer to cook than I had planned.

Jen said...

If Violet keeps biting me, roll that pig box right on over.

Hey Timmo - Pig Box extravaganza for Kim's return party? I'll rent the clubhouse and throw in a turkey and a pheasant.

Sarah said...

Oh man. I'm dying for some pigbox. How about a different animal for every day in February?

Kim Binsted said...

Yay! Pig box extravaganza!! We could make a gotursant.

Tim said...

Gotursant....

Let me try a guess. Goat stuffed with turkey stuffed with Santa Claus?

How about a sharbuffat?

Kim Binsted said...

Goat stuffed with turkey stuffed with pheasant, silly.

Sharbuffat: A shar-pei stuffed with a buffalo stuffed with a goat? A very big shar-pei?

Tim said...

Not even close! Shark stuffed with buffalo stuffed with a cat.

Kim Binsted said...

That's either a very big shark, or a very small buffalo! What about a sharatsharatrat (shark stuffed with goat stuffed with sharpei stuffed with cat stuffed with rat)?

Tim said...

Oh it's on now.

How about a Wholeletigoatatratant?

Kim Binsted said...

Wholeletigoatatratant: Whale, ?, elephant, tiger, goat, cat, rat, ant.

What's the "ol" for??

Tim said...

Wholphin.

Granted, it would take one mother of a pig box to roast it, but all of that blubber would be fabulous!

Lora said...

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