at least, a sign at bolafjall.
|3 days and counting||2016.07.27|
its sad that our time in iceland is coming to an end, but to make it a little easier to bear its starting to get dark here at night.
we thought we may not like it being light all day and night but were wrong – its awesome having so many hours of light.
tonight at 10:30 pm we were walking in the park and it was packed with people of all ages walking around and playing.
its near 1:00 am now and just got dark and i’m grumpy about that…
|66° 4′ n||2016.07.26|
on our second to last night in the westfjords we cashed in natalie’s free night stay in ísafjörður.
in spite of the luxurious room with a soft mattress and cozy covers, the included three course gourmet dinner, the european style continental breakfast and third floor views of the city, it was a small thing that made me most happy. a washcloth in the shower.
and since ísafjörður is at 66° 4′ n, it was just more than a week before i broke my previous mark in sleeping near the pole.
|so long all star game||2016.07.25|
my letter to pat mccrory, governor of north carolina, after finding out the nba pulled the all star game from charlotte, north carolina due to house bill 2 (hb2 is the controversial “bathroom bill” that reversed a charlotte city ordinance extending rights to members of the LGBT community to choose the bathroom of their gender identity):
I applaud the NBA for moving the All Star Game from Charlotte in opposition to HB2.
I’m sad for all the lost opportunities our state has experienced due to this regressive social policy and for all the additional tax dollars you intend to waste fighting the federal government.
There was no citizen vote on HB2 so it isn’t honest to say the bill represents what “most people believe”. Even if there had been a vote, its the state’s responsibility to protect all its citizens from discrimination including the LGBT community.
Adding injury to insult, HB2 which was passed to overrule the Charlotte City Council has now cost the city the NBA All Star Game. A textbook example of government overreach.
Please reconsider your position on this issue and get in step with what “most people believe” is fair and equitable treatment of all the citizens of North Carolina.
selvallavatn in snaefellsnes – guess you’ll have to click on that to discover what it is 😉
|ornaments, no way! guns ok…||2016.07.19|
ohio is an open-carry state, so local officials cannot prevent licensed gun owners from bringing their guns in to the 1.7 square mile “event zone” surrounding this week’s republican national convention.
while moronic gun laws allow guns in to the event zone, these 72 items were too dangerous to be allowed:
|hlaupahátíð á vestfjörðum||2016.07.18|
on sunday ethan, natalie and i participated in hlaupahátíð á vestfjörðum (run festival of the west fjords). natalie won the overall 10k for women and to our great surprise was showered with gifts – a gold medal; a fleece hoodie; a nights stay in ísafjörður; and a hand woven icelandic wool sweater.
she wasn’t given the sweater on the spot but told to claim it in the local info-center. if they didn’t have her size, they would make one and mail it to her in the states.
i took second place in my age group (40+) which was rewarded with a silver medal but no lavish gifts.