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And so, The Guardian calls the Central Bank’s e-mail ‘sinister’

Thereby once again changing my original title. Sigh.

Yep, it’s strike three for YT in The Guardian’s Comment is Free section.* And once again they added a heading and sub-heading that aren’t mine and are far more silly than anything I would ever write.

Ah well. Since last time I’ve learned that they do pay, and not too badly either. Enough, at least, to appease our YT. I mean, what’s an inane heading or two between friends … right?

We had one last night, then it calmed down a bit, now it’s again starting to blow pretty hard. I don’t mind – if we’re not going to have a white Christmas, at least we get some drama. Just hoping it will calm down tomorrow before late afternoon so I can meet my clan at the cemetery.

[PS – thank you for all your delightful birthday wishes. I’ve had a great day with my lovely family and friends!]



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  • Jon December 24, 2008, 1:16 am

    Well done! I would not have thought to use a word like “sinister” (From northern Minnesota where we have a half meter of snow and temps from -30C all the way up to -7C). And a belated happy birthday!

  • Andrew December 24, 2008, 1:27 am

    I hope you were able to have a happy birthday. Did you do anything interesting on the day, by the way?

  • Karen* December 24, 2008, 3:05 am

    Happy Birthday!

    And many many more, with love and friends around all of your life.

  • Eric December 24, 2008, 4:30 am

    Happy birthday!

  • chris December 24, 2008, 8:15 am

    bles! hope to visit niceland again, where a lot of people have relaxed attitudes apart from creeps like oddson and his ilk of course.

  • Richard December 24, 2008, 8:36 am

    Happy Birthday to you and Merry Christmas tomorrow.

    Interesting article about the central bank (Yes I read the Guardian Cif version),

    I admit that I know very little about Iceland, apart from Byork (Great singer, shame about the Swan outfit), iceland’s vulcancity and Die Another Day. Then the Sub-prime iceberg (sic) struck.

    Any chance of future blogs about Byorgolfur Gudmudsson. As a lifelong fan of West Ham United, I would like to know how he values the club at £250m.

  • Rachael December 24, 2008, 9:06 am

    I’m glad to learn that the Guardian do pay you, Alda. Comment may be free, but there are limits…

    Happy belated birthday! And have a very happy Christmas – that goes to everyone else too 🙂

  • Muriel Volestrangler December 24, 2008, 11:10 am

    Well, I didn’t think the new heading and subheading was so bad. (I would have preferred something like, “In midst of nation crisis, the Rocket Scientists at the CIB focus policy – on chasing down internet flamers”.) You have to expect your commentaries and letters-to-the-editor to get mutilated, especially if they pay money.
    I hope you will submit more articles to the Guardian, perhaps a small sampling of the gross stupidity and corrupt behavior of the “ruling elite” in Iceland. I imagine that you and many other Icelanders are tired of hearing and talking about the banana-republic-isms, and the details of the Enron-Madoff-Ponzi scheme that was the Icelandic banking sector, but it would “help” (if any help is possible) if more foreigners knew more of the appalling facts.

  • Ljósmynd DE December 24, 2008, 11:53 am

    Gleðileg Jól and Happy Birthday (is it something like “til hamingju með afmælið” in Icelandic)?

    And keep the CB staff busy watching by adding more articles to the Guardian.

  • mary December 24, 2008, 12:55 pm

    Happy birthday, Happy Christmas!

  • Shannon December 24, 2008, 12:58 pm

    Gleðileg Jól! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  • Marc Scot December 24, 2008, 1:50 pm

    Very happy birthday!