I had every intention of attending the open citizen’s meeting in Háskólabíó last night, the one where members of the new government appeared before us commoners, and where the keynote speakers talked about a] our colossal debts and b] how the people with the offshore cash should cover the colossal debts.
However, that was before AAH embarked on puking her guts out at hourly intervals, while screaming I’M DYYYIING!! at the top of her lungs. I figured she needed her mommy. And as if more proof were needed – she’s still alive!
Plus, and here comes a confession: I’m totally suffering from kreppa overload. Just like around 95% of the nation, by the looks of it. I detect a large-scale lethargy all of a sudden, a nationwide ennui. Protests have fizzled. Citizens are not flocking to those open meetings like they were. When it comes to protesting, the Icelandic nation is like an overweight smoker that has just run a marathon. WE GAVE IT OUR ALL for two weeks in January – and now we’re wiped out. Numb. Vegetating in front of the television watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Pass the Twinkies, please.
It’s not exemplary, I know. But let me tell you: all talk of offshore accounts in fricking Tortola, or Davíd Oddsson’s ego, or the fact that one – ONE – case is being investigated by the Chief of Police in relation to the bank collapse, or all these conflicting accounts of how much money we actually owe and how long the kreppa is going to last, or the bickering of the Independence Party over the bill to get Doddsson removed from the Central Bank, or changes to the constitution, or … or …
… Just makes me want to crawl into bed and pull the covers up around my ears.
I think it’s called kreppa burnout and no doubt they’ll have a special department set up at super-savvy Reykjavík University by the end of next week to carry out in-depth research.
In the meantime, I’m going to bed.
MILD TEMPS BRING STORMY WEATHER
It feels like spring out there, and it’s been super-windy. Today this was accompanied by driving, horizontal sheets of rain, which YT got caught up in because, well, I needed some relief from my cabin fever. 7°C [45F], sunrise this morning was at 9:16 am and sunset at 6:08 pm.