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In which YT enthuses

I love my little moo cards. For those who don’t know, moo cards are little cards you can order online using your flickr [or any other] images – they cost 20 bucks [US] plus shipping, and you can add text to the back to make them into your little cutomized calling cards. I ordered a bunch before Christmas with the Weather Report URL on them and was so enthused that I’ve just ordered some more to use as business cards. Actually, I haven’t used business cards for years [so boring!] but I will definitely use my moo cards [so cool]. Indeed, how can you not love a company that sends a confirmation e-mail like this:

Hello Alda

I’m little MOO – the bit of software that will be managing your order with us. It will shortly be sent to Big MOO, our print machine who will print it for you in the next few days. I’ll let you know when it’s done and on its way to you. Remember, I’m just a bit of software. [Aw!] So, if you have any questions about your order, please contact customer services (who are real people) at: [etc.] Thanks, Little MOO, Print Robot.

… or who sends you a card with your order that reads:

‘Yay! You’re our new best friend.’

Yes, I know it’s marketing, and it totally works. Moo.

OK, I’m not ashamed to say that I don’t know the first thing about handball, except that it’s Iceland’s national sport and that it’s played inside. Nevertheless, I have to confess that my little Nicelandic heart beat a whole lot faster yesterday when I sat in the living room and watched our national handball team clobber France at the World Handball Championships in Germany. While EPI screamed and shouted and punched his fists in the air and jumped up and down, YT calmly considered the fact that a) France has a population of [x] million people while we have 300,000 b) France are the European champions c) France were favoured to win the championships. Whereas Iceland … was not. [Whooooo!]



… Don’t they just remind you of spring?

Emmmm…. well, maybe not exactly enthuses. Even though the frost has gone and we’re up to temps of 3-10°C. Trouble is, it’s windy. And drizzly. And dark. And the beautiful white snow has all turned to slush and I got a soaker today when I went out for my run. Guaranteed to dampen any weather-related enthusiasm. But! Let us not dwell on the downsides of the weather, but rather on the … lengthening of the day. Sunrise today was at 10.35 and sunset at 16.45. Yowsa.