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March 2008

Blog food for the withered mojo

Everyone: THANK YOU. I love the diversity of your questions, and your comments. And your feedback. This interactive nature of the blog is precisely what attracts me to blogging over other forms of writing – I’ve learned that for me, at least, it’s essential to feel that I’m not writing in a vacuum. So, thanks. […] Full article

Ask a question, help YT recover her mojo

Ladies and gents, it’s that time of year again: YT’s blog mojo has gone AWOL. It generally happens in the early spring [why?], and it seems equally dire every time. I can’t think of a single interesting thing to write about, I think this blog sucks lemons and get all oh what’s the point because […] Full article

Put that in your happy pipe and smoke it

So, remember Eric? The guy who asked to meet with YT because someone told him I had an opinion about everything? The one who was here scratching his head about why the Nicelanders were so damn happy all the time when they had every reason to be SAD? Well, evidently the book he was writing […] Full article

1. I have a new obsession: the saltwater hot pot at the Laugardalslaug swimming pool. It’s the poor man’s Blue Lagoon – cures what ails ya without the resultant bankruptcy. Seriously, there’s just something about that water and salt combo that MELTS away tension and anxiety and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth ALL OVER. […] Full article

The few days we spent in Berlin barely allowed us to scratch the surface of the city. Everybody raves about the culture there, but I didn’t really get a feeling for it. I think a few things contributed: EPI being sick meant that we couldn’t spend a lot of time wandering around because it was […] Full article

What the war spared

The first time I went to Berlin was in 1990. It was March, and the infamous Wall had come down the previous November. The German government, led by Helmut Kohl, had just decided that Germany would be reunified and the process to remove sections of the Wall had begun. Most of the facade had been […] Full article

Happy Easter!

[I promise I shall have the Berlin toilet report for you very soon – in the meantime I’ve uploaded a few pics to Flickr. More anon!] PS thanks for all your comments and good wishes.

Ein Telegramm aus Berlin

long time no write STOP no wireless in hotel despite online promise STOP sitting in turkish cafe in prenylauer berg STOP berlin fascinating as ever STOP epi got sick STOP spent full precious day in bed STOP weather cold and kinda nastz STOP z and y are changed around on this kezboard STOP zt went […] Full article

Auf Widersehen, bis bald!

Here in Niceland we get the phenomenon known as the árshátíð, which literally translated means ‘annual celebration’ and figuratively translated means ‘a big party in which there is entertainment and everyone gets juiced and to which you must wear really nice clothes and get your hair done beforehand.’ [NB ‘juiced’ is not an absolute requirement, […] Full article

YT: Remember that blogger in Paris, the one who got fired?EPI: … YeahYT: She got paid 62 million krónur to write two books. EPI: […!]YT: The first one just came outEPI: What’s it about?YT: I dunno. Her life in Paris, probablyEPI: AhYT: She was living with this guy who was always working and they had […] Full article