October 30, 2008

After swimming you go to your local 10-11 supermarket and buy a sheep's head and a bottle of Coke. Note that the head is MSG free. Looks so yummy don't you think?

Tonight I went swimming with Mom and Dad. We went by bus because our car thinks it's too cold to leave home these days. In the winter it's sometimes so misty that you don't see the person sitting next too you in the hot tub. And just so you know it we spot you foreigners because you bring the towel with you to the poolside. Afterwards you will find the mist have turned your towel into an icicle.

October 29, 2008

Dad took this picture when he went for a drive on Sunday night. The line to the left near the horizon is the lights of a plane and the blue beam is the John Lennon Memorial Death Ray.

October 28, 2008

Despite the publicity during the last few weeks we haven't run out of food and meds. No need to send me any food packages just yet. There are Government restrictions though on which stores get foreign currency to pay for their imports and smokers are worried about Iceland running out of cigarettes.
Commercials are now almost disturbingly stating that whatever they are adverting is Icelandic (and not some foreign evil crap). People are very angry. There are examples of Icelanders being literally thrown out of shops in Denmark and Great Britain just because of their nationality. When people go on holiday they now lie about where they are from.
The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra was going on a long planned trip to Japan the week after the crises hit. They were then suddenly told they were no longer welcome. The trip had already been paid for. It wasn't a question about our currency problem. Japan just didn't want our terrorist Orchestra to play there anymore.
Today's paper has an article about a 2 year old girl whose hospital stay in the US was paid before the banks collapsed. The payment to her hospital disappeared in the system when the Government took over the banks and today she owes her bank an extra 4100USD since the payment didn't get through in time before the Icelandic crown went up in smoke.

October 27, 2008

It's loaded with information. It was called A Great Book for Children or something.

October 26, 2008

I'm not so much into healthy food. Mum and Dad has started to think I'm on an Atkins diet because I'd eat chicken for every meal if I'd just be allowed to.

October 25, 2008

How to climb chairs to reach a new level of exciting grown up stuff.

How to throw up in a bucket and not over everyone you know.

How to open a bottle of washing liquid and pour it into your mouth and over your face.

How to put on a food strike because everything tastes like washing liquid.

How to clap your hands.

October 21, 2008

I'm sick, have a cold and have been throwing up on everyone I know. Then you get to sleep with your wireless keyboard.

October 20, 2008

Mt. Skjaldbreið is named after it's shape. Makes it possible (and popular) to drive up to it's top. Wasn't that your first thought; to get into your car and drive up the mountain, looking at the picture? The immigration office shows pictures like this to foreigners applying for Icelandic citizenship. Just as the Swedish immigration asks if you have seen Mamma Mia. At least so says Dad.

After the trip we went to visit my friends. They have so many things to play with and their own pool on the veranda. It was so much fun I didn't notice Dad forgot to bring Mom.

October 19, 2008

If you're not allowed to have pizza go and fetch some when no one sees you. Dad took away most of the pizza slices before I had time to hide them under my bed though.
I went travelling with Dad this weekend. I'll post pictures tomorrow.

October 18, 2008

Visit your friend. Go play in their bathroom. Make her splash with the water in the toilet while you try to fill it up with the things you find around you.

Set the alarm in your phone (or your Dad's) to 7AM on a Saturday morning. Hide it. Wake up at 6AM so you get to to go to sleep again in Mom and Dad´s bed. When the music starts at 7AM make dance movements with your hands. Wake them up with your dancing every 10 minutes. They'll never be able to find it to turn the snoozing off.

Go somewhere where they have lots of old phones lying around (your dad's old job). Play with everything that is within 1m height. Start going through the drawers and throw unnecessary stuff into the bin like their CD collection. Then they will give you a phone just distract you.

October 16, 2008

Most embarrassing thing of the day: The tourists in the shower of the swimming pool where we went swimming tonight. They went into the shower with their swimming suites on despite the signs in all possible languages telling tourists not to. In Iceland we don't fill our pools up with chlorine so your considered a serious threat if you try to contaminate our pools without soaping high and low before you plunge. The pool guard spotted them from the behind a window in the next room as she was knitting a sweater and came running. They didn't get it at first so the pool guard simply went from explaning to an angry: "TAKE IT OFF!!!" Ouch.
Tip of the day: Why bother putting different shapes through the holes of your sorting box when you can open it from the other side and load it up with stuff in no time? Just because we're children doesn't mean we have all the time in the world. I have tried to put baby carrots through the holes though. These things don't seem to come with a carrot shaped hole at all. Carrots fit through all the holes.

October 15, 2008

October 13, 2008

Today Mom and I went to watch birdfights. When you go on the weekends there is so much bread floating around the pond the birds just couldn't pay less attention. Today however we had a disturbingly large cloud of screaming seagulls just over our heads getting ready to attack. A bunch big swans in a life-and-death fight over our old bread were trying to bite each others necks off. One crocked swan had obviously lost one or two bread fights before. And all the cute ducks had to go to sleep hungry tonight.

October 12, 2008

This is what the New Icelandic krona will look like. It's not mine I borrowed it from the Reykjavík Grapevine.

October 10, 2008

What happened to Iceland? Today Mom took me for a walk so that I could wave at all the foreign reporters. Iceland is now for sale on eBay.The Prime Minister has lifeguards. If you go to a bank they have security guards watching you, something you hardly ever saw before. One of the banks had a priest on duty. Great Britain used an anti terrorist law on us. Hopefully they could also put in a word to have the people responsible for all this sent to Guantánamo. Some people are quiet lucky. They only face 30% inflation and payments on home loans increased by up to 50%. Others also lost their jobs and all their savings.
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