- 66N, the land of the ice and fire
- November 11
- keeper of history
- hubby and six snow cats
- viking princess, happy wanderer who still debates the value of growing up.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Day the Yeti Moved In
December 05, 2013 05:16PM
January 27, 2013 11:48AM
- She Lives in Her Shadow
January 31, 2013 12:35AM
- My Absence Excuse
January 26, 2013 11:43PM
- Pandora's Seductive Charms
June 30, 2012 08:47PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Road trip time, Scanner,
do all the stuff you guys have
been able to.
- “Breakfast at Tiffany's
is my favorite”
- “We have no control over
what people do in other
but speaking out
- “They are beautiful
December 04, 2013 03:12PM
- “Happy Anniversary! Glad
to see you are still
December 04, 2013 03:20AM
Poppi Iceland's Links
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"Please, try to behave, do not get into mischief, try to fit in! I do not want to be called to this school for your behaviour," my mother barked out the orders in Icelandic as she tied my hat strings tightly under my chin. "No nonsense young lady! Do not… Read full post »
Did you ever have one of those days when everything that could possibly go wrong did?
It's been like that for the past few months. Since 22 May 2011. Volcano Day. I'm not blaming the volcano in any way. I am just using it… Read full post »
Text Message recieved 540pm Iceland time.
Erika in NY: So how is doomsday party going? Just Talked to BEBE about the wedding....
PoppiIS: We are watching Lady Gaga vids. Its a Gaga Gala. I'm… Read full post »
Lissa and I didn't really have much in common except a disease. Endometriosis, a sneaky disorder that causes a lot of pain and sometimes sorrow.
We met at the doctor's office, each there for a routine check up. We began chatting to pass t… Read full post »
Mother's Day always brings mixed feelings for those of us that have "failed" in the birthing department. Notice the quotation marks around failed. Those belong to those smug ladies who look at the childess as if they were an alien species, a letdown for all… Read full post »
Dear Osama Bin Laden,
Hello, it's me, Poppi, the infidel in Iceland. The girl that wanted to get you with the kill shot. Unfortunately, some Navy Seals beat me to it. God Bless their perfect marksmanship. Number 1 w… Read full post »
Bebe is getting married again. We are heading towards full blown wedding mode.
For Bebe, this means making lots of lists of things to… Read full post »
So, I am back after my two month hiatus from OS. I have 751 messages in my inbox.
I tend to disappear when I feel overwhelmed. When things get to be too much, I start to shut down. It'… Read full post »
I've always wanted to be a princess since I was a little girl. It sounds like the perfect job. A castle, nice clothes, travel, a little crown to wear on my head.
It seemed like the perfect life.
I loved studying history and anything about… Read full post »
I felt like I was entering a foreign country when I logged on today. I forgot my password. It's been so long. I had to keep typing in these strange words, and messing them up completely because I forgot to change the keyboard to English. So I gave up and… Read full post »
12th of December....the Eve of St Lucy's Day. The monster Gryla has set the first her terrible Jolasveinar (Christmas Lads) free again to roam the countryside. The first one on the loose is Stekkjastaur- the sheep tormenter. He's really quite nasty! Wh… Read full post »
Mina loves to read. She often says if she were to stop, she would surely die of boredom. TV holds no interest for her..."so much mindless garbage" she calls it. Books and the daily mail are her main source of entertainment.
&nbs… Read full post »
Oh lonely road...once you held secrets...things we children could not know....things we could only speculate...
Buildings with secrets, not for my eyes, not for my ears....our imaginations ran wild....boys in uniforms to protect us from, th… Read full post »
6:45 am. It's dark outside. A strange wind has come in from the east carrying the smell of snow on it's breath.
I am making tea and fried bread with jam. Heavenly jam ordered from Harrod's in a lovely hamper with other wonderful jams made of fruits th… Read full post »
I've driven this road a million times, at least it seems that many. There are not many big roads once you are out of the city outside of the ring road that goes around the coast line.
I drove past the spot sev… Read full post »
A loud banging on my door woke me early one morning. I tried to ignore it. It finally stopped and I drifted back off to sleep.
"Soley...wake up....Soley....wake up!"
I hear a voice calling o… Read full post »
He was a scrawny little thing, white raggedy fur, sitting in an orange crate in a bead shop in a little New England town. He kept staring at me with his light green eyes, a funny colour, like jade diluted with milk. I left with two bags of beads and… Read full post »
1 West 72nd St. Summer 1979. A teenage girl wandering the city stares up at the dark looming building thinking "I could live here very nicely" as she makes a sketch of a window frame. She steps back a few feet, to change perspective, backs into a man, almost knocking… Read full post »
We may be broke and overloaded with volcanic ash, but we still manage to have some fun!
I am from the white out, blinding snow closing in, the howl of the north wind, the air so cold your breath crystallizes in your lungs...
I am from the ice, pale and cool with lava hair flowing from my head...
I am from s… Read full post »
The sky has changed again, blue chased away by wisps of gray. Gray grows, fattens, then growls.
The wind comes down from the north, strong and angry.
"It never changes, the north wind,… Read full post »
Supposedly we lose 21 grams when we die. The weight of the soul, captured on a scale in an arcane experiment.
I often wonder what happens to all the things that weigh on our soul… Read full post »
I stumbed onto a home site online. Something to do with living greener. All kinds of "new" ideas to make your home more energy efficient and eco-friendly.
There were articles on geothermal power, green insulation etc. The one that caught my eye was the "green roo… Read full post »
The clouds come rolling down from the mountains.
A puff of magical smoke.
Spitting little rain drops on my head.
Lik… Read full post »
This is an old recipe that is pretty easy to follow even if you have minimal cooking experience.
The first step is to catch the salmon, or at least get really fresh salmon from your local fish store. Put it on ice. Lock the cats out of the… Read full post »