Wednesday, July 12, 2006
His story reminded me, in reverse, of Hans Christian Andersen´s fairytale "What the Old Man Does Is Always Right". It´s about a farmer who went to market with his only horse and returned with a bag full of rotten apples and was rewarded for his "lucky" buisness with a big hug and kiss from his wife.
This paperclip-guy started out at the other end, with one red paperclip and ended up with a house. He surely knows how to play his tune. Let´s hope that his woman was at least equally as happy with his buisnessdeals as the Danish farmer´s wife with her hubby´s in Andersen´s tale!
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
I´ve also scanned in lots of my old photos which I´m happy to be able to show on the web. Here is a very nice one of my yonger son Úlfur, from the time when we lived in Tabora in Tanzania, in East-Africa.
Friday, June 30, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
As you can see I have not written in this blog for a while. I´m healthy and well, but I don´t seem to be able to find an inspiration for anything to write here and I don´t want to post here just out of a feeling of duty. I have been posting on my Icelandic blog, which I find easier in some ways.
So I have decided to stop posting here, at least for a while.
God bless and may all your days be happy days!
Friday, February 24, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
|You Are Sheryl Crow!|
Down to earth with tons of creative energy
When you talk, everyone can relate to you
"Life springs eternal
On a gaudy neon street
Not that I care at all"
...And today then I´m a Cheryl Crow with a cold and a sore throat and a nasty cough...arrg...
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Are you Addicted to the Internet?
Average@Internet-User.com (41% - 60%)
Thursday, February 02, 2006
This is the second time an Icelandic film has been nominated for an Oscar. The other was "Children of Nature" by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (1991), nominated in 1992 for the Oscar for "best foreign language film".
I´m pretty sure that most people (300.000+) on our little island will be exited to hear the results on March 5th !
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
If you click on the image on the right, the sign for Islam, you will be able to view one of the cartoons published by the Danish newspaper
"Jyllands-Posten" that have caused such a lot of unrest and controversy in muslim societies all over the world. In my opinion this picture was never just an innocent joke. I fact I think it describes very well the fears and worries (and predjudices ?) that we in the west have about the Islamic faith and the way life seems to us to be lived in the Middle-Eastern countries. It´s highly provocative, both politically and with regard to religion and therefore highly explosive. I only publish it here to make that point.
I think the Danes have handled this matter badly. We have a saying in Icelandic "Sá vægir sem vitið hefur meira", which means that the most clever person let´s go in a dispute. I think it should be put to use in this context. The right thing to do for the editor of Jyllands-Posten was to apologize to the Islamic world for having published these pictures, without fully realising how very provocative and mean at least some of them are. He has in fact at long last done so, more than four months after he allowed these cartoons to be published, in a letter of apology that looked rather lame to me, and the harm is certainly done.
Let´s not kindle the fires of hatred.
Let´s not light matches in a room full of explosives.
Let´s try not to throw bombs like this one at the frail peace there exists in this world.
Letter from Carsten Juste, Editor-in chief of Jyllands-Posten,
to fellow muslim citizens in Denmark.
Google Search - (denmark muslims)
Wikipedia about the Jyllands-Posten cartoons
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Rhyme by Wegads
|You Should Get a MFA (Masters of Fine Arts)|
You're a blooming artistic talent, even if you aren't quite convinced.
You'd make an incredible artist, photographer, or film maker.
Your Scholastic Strength Is Evaluating
You are great at looking at many details and putting them all together.
You are talented at detecting subtle trends, accuracy, and managing change.
You should major in:
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
That´s the wintertime weather in Reykjavík in a nutshell for you!
Stefán Karl Stefánsson, the actor who plays Robbie Rotten in LazyTown is the founder of the Rainbow Children organization in Iceland, with the goal of helping children who are the victims of bullying. As a child Stefan Karl was himself a bullying victim.
Now he is starting a campaign for a similar organization in the USA, touring to give
talks in schools and planning to have other celebrities join him in this work.
Ha, ha, I had a laugh when I saw what it says on the "white"board in the photo in the link above: Rass í bala = butt in a bucket!
The letters "Þ" and "Ð" are special Icelandic letters.
"How healthy is your world?"
Read Magnús Scheving´s (and other peoples) answer to the question on the homepage of WHO.
"Every colour of the sea is cold", a debut in this field in this country. A promising debut, I must say, even though obviously the youngster still has some growing up to do before being able to be called excellent.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Here are the rules of the game, I´ll have to consider this carefully, hmm...:
1. The tagged victim has to come up with 8 different points of their perfect lover.
2. Need to mention the sex of the target.
3. Tag 8 victims to join this game & leave a comment on their comments saying they’ve been tagged.
4. If tagged the 2nd time, there’s no need to post again.
My perfect lover is a male who...
- is considerate, tender and affectionate
- has lots of humour (and makes fun of me all the time, out of necessity, I guess...!)
- does not try to change me (see above)
- is reliable; does not tell me one thing and then goes and does somthing completely different
- likes to go to the movies, also likes equally to travel and have a nice time at home
- has a mind of his own
- seeks ways to become a better person (even though he is very good as he is)
- loves me and loves to show it, like by bringing me flowers by surprise!
I could only come up with half the number of "victims" asked for, that´s to say four. Some of the ones I wanted to tag have been tagged already, and Móa is going to hospital for a big operation. I wish her well and send her kind thoughts, I would love it if you could do so too.
I´m going to tag Risa in Oslo, Einar in Luxemburg, the Irish child Beth and
the argumentative duck.
I´ll also try tagging my good friend Bellir the naughty aristocat, but I must admit that I have some serious doubts about if he can do this, as he is cruising the world at the moment on a luxxxury liner and also his English is not all that good, he is best at miauwing quite loudly, especially at the sight of lovely pussycats.