- 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
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January 26, 2013 11:43PM
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MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I doubt this kid will
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- “Synophrysophobia is
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- “Aw, thanks guys! Happy
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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 »
You missed out on a fun time. Sure people run with a few dozen bulls in Spain, just so they can say they did it. Very Papa Hemingway of them.
The true test of endurance comes with Rettir, the annual sheep round up. Sheep like mountains, there's lots of food… Read full post »
I can feel darkness creeping in. Slowly working its way into the daylight. 4:46 pm on the eve of the equinox. Tomorrow, the last day of long days. Now comes the night, the long night, dressed in murky greys and blacks with a sparkle of stars for its jewels. T… Read full post »