November 2006

Of concerts and prophets and storm

November 30, 2006

Remember Rockstarsupernova? That had the Icelandic nation in it’s vice-like grip last summer, all on account of third cousin Magni being a contestant? If you do, you’ll also remember that our Magni came in fourth on account of the entire Nicelandic nation staying up nights to vote for him. And when it was all over, […]

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Hearing and seeing

November 27, 2006

Almost got clipped on the head today by a private jet that was taking off from Reykjavík airport [I wish they’d move that damn thing to some out-of-the-way place!] and figured it was probably one of our billionaires going off to do their World Domination thing – or else old Harrison Ford*. This, in turn, […]

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Creepy mousie

November 26, 2006

Remember our criminal ex-neighbours? Mr Aggressive – the abusive one with the doberman and the nasty tattoos, who was always shouting at his skinny little girlfriend in between smashing things up? If you’ll recall, they broke up and all went blissfully quiet for a while, except that she kept returning once a day with the […]

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Nothing but a heartache, every day…*

November 24, 2006

The third annual Gullkind [Golden Sheep] awards – Iceland’s version of the Golden Raspberry – were handed out yesterday. Some notable winners: Honorary prize – Árni Johnsen. “For having shit up his back all day long but still carrying on.” Bravo! Cock-up of the year – Silvía Nótt in Eurovision. Event of the year – […]

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The BBC are on to us….

November 23, 2006

Today the United Kingdom – tomorrow the world! Mwahahahahaha…. MEANWHILE THE WEATHER IS CONDUCIVE TO WORLD DOMINATIONBeing as it is mild and calm, although seriously dark skies in the south, meaning we’ll soon have precipitation and it probably won’t be snow. Which means there will be slush on the ground. In copious amounts as the […]

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Who says looks matter?

November 22, 2006

I have no idea who these people are, but they sure do like my previous post about Árni Johnsen. My site traffic has skyrocketed today on account of a link they’ve posted. Vielen Dank, kind German people! I have to say that I find their minimalist site design rather avant-garde. Clearly attracting thousands [I presume] […]

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Corruption, thy name is Árni Johnsen

November 20, 2006

The most incredible farce has been playing itself out here in Niceland – a farce starring a former parliamentarian named Árni Johnsen. This guy was an MP for the [ruling] Independence Party a few years back. He was a bit like the class buffoon – always grinning and happy-go-lucky, the sort of guy that made […]

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In which YT is made a stellar offer she almost can’t refuse

November 19, 2006

AT THE CHECK-OUT IN STUPID OLD NÓATÚN, EPISODE 286 Went to s. o. Nóatún today to pick up a few things. Normally I try to avoid the place, but the massive snowfall we had last night made it impossible to move the car [read: it is still on summer tires] and even walking was a […]

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This post isn’t really about anything, so it doesn’t have a title

November 18, 2006

I had one of the most traumatic experiences of my life today when EPI and I ventured out to the new IKEA they just opened in Garðabær [near Reykjavík]. Of course nothing less than the biggest IKEA anywhere in the Nordic countries would do for the shop-happy Nicelanders, never mind that our nation is about […]

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Dreaming

November 16, 2006

My dear father and his lovely wife unexpectedly dropped by this evening to bestow on EPI and YT Icelandair gift certificates valid to any European destination. Wedding present. [Making us feel very guilty for not having thrown a party yet.] And being the troupers they are, they’ve even included babysitting. How sweet is that?? So […]

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