Last night, old Kastljós did a ‘Year in Review’ type of segment [I’d provide a link, but the RÚV site appears to be f*ked at the moment] in which it replayed choice bits from the programme over the course of the year. Seriously, you just have to laugh, because if you don’t laugh, you cry. Case in point – our fearless Prime MInister, in the first interview:
This is criticism that is sometimes heard, yes, that the Icelandic banking sector has become too large for the Icelandic state – but I don’t believe this is the case. I believe that, by employing various measures, like we’ve been discussing here, we can assume that the Icelandic state can completely fulfill its role as far as the banking system is concerned.
Meanwhile, six months later:
There is a real danger, my fellow countrymen, that the national economy would, if worse came to worst, be sucked into the fierce surf along with the banks, and the result would be national bankruptcy.
How can these people hold their heads high and continue to act on behalf of this nation, even with such blatant proof of their incompetence, not to mention thousands of people calling for their resignation??
I ask you!
Anyway. We’re not here today to lobby for the PM’s resignation but to give you…
THE ICELAND WEATHER REPORT’S 2008 IN REVIEW!
YT was approached by a publisher who gushed about her work and then disappeared completely. Too bizarre.
We migrated to WordPress and got a fresh new look. Yowsa!
We had a surprise visit from a polar bear, and then another one a few days later. Both ended … badly. Sniff. On a happier note, my eldest stepdaughter graduated from medical school and we had a party. Huzzah!
The entire month is a blur.
Protesters “stormed” the Central Bank, and the Bank sent YT an urgent [and totally bizarre] email. My youngest stepdaughter graduated from upper secondary school and the National School of Dance. Then Christmas arrived, despite everything.
THE ONLY CONSISTENT THING WAS THE WEATHER
And it was consistently good, bad or so-so. The outlook for tomorrow evening is good [yay!] except there may be some wind … however, not enough to kill our pyrotechnic glee or penchant for lighting large bonfires. [Which reminds me … you can find a rundown of a traditional New Year’s Eve here in Niceland here.] I’ll be back tomorrow to wish you a Happy Happy and announce the winner of our Googlie of the Year [don’t forget to vote!]. Temps right now 2°C [36F], sunrise was at 11.21 am, sunset at 3.40 pm.