SOME MORE USELESS TRIVIA
Around 95% of Icelanders aged 16-75 own cell phones. According to a report in today’s Fréttablaðið, there are around 255,000 cell phone numbers in use in Iceland as we, ahem, speak. Meanwhile, the population of Iceland is around 290,000. Unsurprisingly, telephone costs for the average Icelandic family have risen by 70% over the past ten years and now account for an increasing share of household expenses. A campaign is now being launched to make Icelanders aware that using a cell phone is a lot more expensive than using your home phone because for some reason this small bit of information does not seem to stick in the mind of the average Icelander.
There. I bet you’re glad you learned that.
SEE? THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS…
When you feel you don’t have anything important to blog about. Which reminds me: What the hell is happening out there in Blogland?? Stalwart bloggers are closing up shop without the least bit of warning, others that are practically National Institutions announce they’re going on hiatus, others stop putting up proper posts and just do silly things like just show off their blogroll and a nifty banner, still others complain that people have stopped leaving comments on their site… and YT has definitely noticed that her site traffic has been in a bit of a slump of late.
Is everybody just SICK and TIRED?? Is there a collective sense of ENNUI out there in the Blogsphere?? Or is there SOMETHING in the [global] AIR??
If you know, please inform the Iceland Weather Report!
OH, AND SOMEBODY PASS ME THE BARF BAG, PLEASE
America’s Next Top Model has started up again. AAH is glued to the screen. Meanwhile, YT stares in stunned disbelief at what passes for television entertainment these days. Has a more inane show ever been conceived? I fear not.
AH! THE WEATHER
Fog has left us, temps are nice and mild [5°C, 41F] and there’s hardly any wind. OK, so we don’t have sun but hey, who are we to complain? Sunrise was at 8.55; sunset at 18.28.