Two posts ago, I posted a link to the disk that was burned with our song selections for last Saturday’s dinner party and which also contained the menu. Since that photo was uploaded – around 36 hours ago – it’s been viewed a total of 786 times, and counting, making this the most popular photo I’ve ever posted on Flickr.
I mean, it’s not like it’s a supremely interesting photo, although I’m sure EPI is flattered [he designed the disk]. Another baffling thing is that my blog has only been viewed 579 times over the same time frame, so the viewers can’t be coming through on that link alone.
So where are they all coming from? And what do they find so interesting about a disk with a few rubber ducks on it and a menu written in a bastardized version of Icelandic [and English]?
THE SUN IS PEEKING OUT FROM BEHIND THE CLOUDS
I don’t think we’ve seen it in days. It’s been decidedly gray – and mild. Today has been pretty windy that’s ok because temps are reasonable and it’s starting to feel quite warm. Our official First Day of Summer is on Thursday, which is a public holiday here in Niceland, a testament to the importance of summer back in the era of the Old Icelandic calendar [and, indeed, still]. Back then there were only two seasons: winter and summer, hence the rather misplaced official start of the season. It’s a nice tradition, though, and is sort of our version of Groundhog Day – they say that if winter and summer ‘freeze together’ in the night after the First Day of Summer, the summer will be good. Here’s hoping. Current temps 11°C [52F] and sunrise was at 5.30 am, sunset scheduled for 9.24 pm.