By Professor Batty Comments: 0. Well, I couldn't leave unless the old man chased me out 'Cause I'd already promised that I'd milk his cows I had to say something to strike him very weird So I yelled: "I like Fidel Castro and his beard" Rita looked offended, but she got out of the way As he came charging down the stairs Sayin', "What's that I heard you say? I think you heard me right" And I ducked as he swung At me with all his might Rita mumbled something 'Bout her mother on the hill As his fist hit the icebox He said he's going to kill me If I don't get out of the door Switch 180 - Shift - Dirty Signal two seconds flat "You unpatriotic Rotten doctor Commie rat!
Nothing special. I stayed there inon my first solo trip to Iceland. On the second day of my stay the house filled with student teachers from the US. Thursday night, when I had just gotten into bed, I heard a tapping on my door. It was a young woman, one of the students, asking me if I wanted to join them in drinks and discussion.
I got dressed and went up to the third floor, to a commons area under a dormer, where they had gathered. She was intelligent and perceptive, qualities I found in short supply among the other students. The guest house evidently went out of business soon after, when I planned my return trip in there was no mention of it on the internet. There is currently a link to the address but it looks to be inactive.
It is just a place where I once shared a nice talk with a young woman, and that makes it, for me at least, special enough. By Professor Batty Comments: 2. Not Flippist World Headquarters Homey. Thanksgiving is as much about sitting around, stuffed, as it is giving thanks. It is one of the few non-religious holidays in that it coincides with no specific religious rite or celebration and has little patriotic connection as well.
So sit back and enjoy your day off. Here is an alternative look at the foods of this peculiar holiday:. As you can imagine, it contains numerous insights, beliefs and other interesting tidbits. As I was working my way through volume 4, I found this picture: Photograph by Deiner It is a pleasant, if somewhat stiff, shot of Frank and his third wife, Olgivanna. The thing that really I´m So Digital Right Now - Ultra Mega Technobandið Stefán - Circus my attention, however, was on the book shelf behind Mr.
Almost exactly between the couple, on the top shelf, sat a dark book with a distinctive, 5-stripe design above a cartoon I´m So Digital Right Now - Ultra Mega Technobandið Stefán - Circus on its spine : Where had I seen that before? After —What? The book, as a whole, is only sporadically funny today; it was a whole different world back then.
By Professor Batty Comments: 9. How does snow look on a beach? Would there be ice on the ocean anywhere? Since those days, I've had plenty of chances to see snow on the sea while living here, but I've never really gotten up close and personal, so this afternoon I went down to where I'd gone back in August to see what the shoreline looked like frozen.
The snow along the shore was almost untouched by tracks as I waded through the ankle-deep snow and down to the black sand beach. It was low tide so the frozen sand expanse reached far out to sea below the grass and rocks, exposing kelp and tiny tide pools.
The kelp had been completely encased in a prickly layer of frost, and the rocks along the edge of the shore were similarly frosted. Out to sea, the black silhouette of a single seabird bobbed in the calm water, and overhead a myriad of tiny planes were angling in to land. I stood there on the shore for twenty minutes, watching the sun-glow fade from the houses on the coast, and listening to the swans call to each other as they flew overhead.
The landscape was so static at that witching-hour, the tide pools still and frozen, the sea empty of ship traffic, and the sea-path behind me quiet save a few hardy walkers with a squirmy flock of King Charles spaniels. Since that quiet moment hours ago, the wind has started to whistle again, the clouds drifted in, and the darkness has closed around us. Just like so many experiences here, the moment was fleeting yet incredibly memorable.
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The small cast of actors with speaking roles is headed by Amy Adams, a linguist who is impressed into service to establish communications with aliens who have arrived at twelve points on earth in gigantic "pods.
Jeremy Renner portrays a physicist, and a I´m So Digital Right Now - Ultra Mega Technobandið Stefán - Circus military official is played by Forest Whitaker.
All fine actors, but not exactly a typical blockbuster lineup. The cinematography, by Bradford Young, is fairly murky throughout, I assume it was to give a thematic consistency to the film. His close-up work with Adams, however, would make a stunning short film by itself.
His use of shallow-focus was used to great effect in the close-ups, but in group scenes many of actors were out of focus, taking away from the realism of the shot. The aliens were great. One caveat: I saw this film in a modern multiplex cinema with digital projection. Part of the murkiness I saw may have been due to an under-powered projection lamp. Hours of fun! I go there to read, or sometimes write, or sometimes, in the summer, just sit and watch the birds.
The occasional squirrel, startled when it comes across me sitting in silence, will scramble away, scolding me. This little furnace is fed by wood scraps and trimmings from trees in the yard. After a session there, I leave feeling better about myself and the world. This is Welcome To Stonia - Palat nr.15 - Näljalinn very good word, made from two parts.
I've made numerous references to this festival: it is truly unique. When I went in and I found it to I´m So Digital Right Now - Ultra Mega Technobandið Stefán - Circus a five-day-non-stop-hallucination.
I did find Neil Mintonan old-school blogger, attending as well as Columbia Collegewho covers Airwaves every year. KEXP, out of Seattle, has the most coverage, although I've found their site to be almost impossible to navigate. Erik Valebrokk has great writing and photo coverage of Whos The Man (Molly & Sissa Extended) - Molella - Whos The Man event, unfortunately it is in Norwegian!
Google translate without pictures version. Especially this one. This book is a lightly fictionalized account of a late thirties-something dilettante dabbling in issues of commitment, career, family and society in Iceland after the Kreppa of The story centers on the author, of course, and her almost-but-not-quite relationships with her ornithologist lover Birdy and her archaeologist brother, Owlie, both of whom are ill-defined.
This fragile triangle plays out over a plethora of cultural references, both :30 Multi-State Tires - Green Day - Absolutely Live In The Zone and historical, Icelandic and European, but none are developed to any extent; a hint of incest is brought up but dropped more than once. The diarist constantly flits from topic to another, often several times on a single page.
They have been, as a rule, self-assured, opinionated and decisive, and pretty much, to me at least, a source of unmitigated joy. Wednesday, November 30, Mondays in Iceland - Dylan Eulogizes Castro.
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