- 66N, the land of the ice and fire
- November 11
- keeper of history
- hubby and six snow cats
- viking princess, happy wanderer who still debates the value of growing up.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Day the Yeti Moved In
December 05, 2013 05:16PM
January 27, 2013 11:48AM
- She Lives in Her Shadow
January 31, 2013 12:35AM
- My Absence Excuse
January 26, 2013 11:43PM
- Pandora's Seductive Charms
June 30, 2012 08:47PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Hi everyone, I am so
glad to know I am not alone in
trauma. Yes, I do
December 06, 2013 03:20PM
- “Road trip time, Scanner,
do all the stuff you guys have
been able to.
December 05, 2013 08:19PM
- “Breakfast at Tiffany's
is my favorite”
December 05, 2013 05:42PM
- “We have no control over
what people do in other
but speaking out
December 05, 2013 05:30PM
- “They are beautiful
December 04, 2013 03:12PM
Poppi Iceland's Links
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She thinks she's special, wants everything her way. Has to have a bath only, only female nurses, no males. A very "bad patient"! This is my report from the day staff.
She's not bossy, very friendly.frail old woman with deep brown eyes. She laughs at my name and tells… Read full post »
Here's another interesting prediction from the things the make you go huh? department.
Instead of getting sucked into the big black hole during planetary alignment, which would solve my crisis as to what to wear to an event horizon, the next theory is we wo… Read full post »
There are hundreds of theories of what will happen on December 21 2012.
Here is an interesting one. When all the planets are lined up, they will be the closest to the center of our galaxy that they have ever been.
I like to analyze songs, it's a weird little hobby I have. Many songs in the sixties and seventies had mystical lyrics or mentions of literature in them and this always fascinated me. I would read the liner notes and compare familiar lines to poetry and literature books and show… Read full post »
Hubby and I watch the news with the snow cats, I keep humming the Creedence song, waiting for the phone to ring.
The rain beats down on the roof, my orange cat burrows into my lap. He's getting old and he hates the rain. He looks up at me,… Read full post »
Closet cleaning is boring, but I have to do it at least every two months or my mother flips out. She just doesn't understand that the things I find at the beach are important specimens for my collection. All she sees are boxes of junk. I don't think she was… Read full post »
Day number 4 in Costa Rica. I am staying on a coffee farm with a family. It's turning out to be more fun than I anticipated. I expected hours of grueling work in the hot sun, but lucked out. They grow shade coffee in the mountains. These are gentle mountains,… Read full post »
She grumbled a bit, turned over a few times, mumbled to herself. Too hot, then too cold. Her older sisters nag her, she really needs to get out more often, see the world, meet people. "Get some fresh air, you've been hiding for ages!"
"I guess I should get up… Read full post »
"The time has come the walrus said, to talk of many things, of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings."
I pull the blanket off my head and give my crazy uncle the evil eye.
"It's five in the morning, on school vacation, why are you waking… Read full post »
Being a teenager is turning out to be dull, at least when I hang out with my older cousins. They're 18 and 19. Since I am 15 and practically an adult, they have allowed me to go to the beach with them. I was really excited at first, because they… Read full post »
Nora and I have writers block and we are doomed. We have to submit a story Monday morning for creative writing class. It's Saturday night and neither one of has a clue.
The house is dead silent except for the crackling of the fireplace. Everyone has gone out. It's… Read full post »
I thought 15 was going to be easier than 14. Nope. The only difference is my curfew on school nights is extended to 9pm. Yippe we can roam the neighbourhood in the dark and cold for another hour. I can go to school dances which are okay because they end at 10… Read full post »
Growing up in a coastal town made you aware of the laws of the sea from a young age.
The sea gives life and sustenance, provides jobs, but she can also take things away when she wants. A sudden storm can wipe out a boat, a pier, a home,… Read full post »
Tillikum, the 12,000 pound whale has another death on his hands, or should I say, fins. His third one. Yes, he is pretty and he can do tricks and will let people ride on his back, but we all seem to forget one thing.He is a whale, a killer whale… Read full post »
My mother hit me with this bombshell a few months ago during one of her early morning phone calls to update me on the weather.
"Poppi, it's 11 degrees outside make sure you dress warm, because with the wind it's really 50 below zero."
"Mom, it's 5am, I'm… Read full post »
So, I'm going to my first formal and it sucks. I have to get a gown! I only have $71 dollars saved up from baby sitting and my job waiting tables. Nora found a gown for 40 bucks on sale and it fit her perfectly, no alterations, no hemming it up… Read full post »
Nora is on a diet, some boy told her she has a fat butt, so now she thinks she's fat. She's also asking everyone if her butt is fat,even total strangers, which is pretty embarrassing. I told her to stop it, her butt looks the same as it always did. Like… Read full post »
"Anticipation, is making me wait.." the music blares over the loudspeakers echoing through the nearly empty ice rink.
I am flying, a four foot nine, 80 pound whirling dervish. The girl with the funny hair and funny feet who couldn't walk straight and fell on her face and scared the… Read full post »
Nobody asked for my opinion about moving. I'm perfectly content in this little cottage. I've even adjusted to sharing a room, as long as she stays on her side. The rabbit killer little sister. Plus the attic playroom is mine, she can't come up unless someone carries her. I'm not all… Read full post »
OOOH! She's coming back! I can tell when she's here,because the air is funny and cold, then I see sparkles and there she is.
"SSH" I whisper, "Mom doesn't want me to talk to you, she thinks I'm schizophrenic. So I have to whisper. What's schizophrenic,Cari. Daddy hid t… Read full post »
My birthday list was easy. I want things for my hope chest. I made a copy of Ethel's list and left it next to the telephone. The aunts think I'm a little crazy asking for hope chest stuff for my birthday, but I promised Ethel I would have a tradition,… Read full post »
"I still can't get over this, Poppi, your mother hasn't explained anything to you?" asked Sarah. "You actually called a pregnancy hot line, with Nora? Because Jon, kissed you, your period was late, and Mr. Magoo dropped dead? Unfreakingbelievable!"
"Uh huh. I asked… Read full post »
The ground was too frozen to give Mr. Magoo a "proper burial" as Ethel would have said, so Dad called the dog officer to come pick up my dearly departed bunny.
"They'll cremate him, Poppi, we can't keep him in the freezer till spring, your mother is flipping out."… Read full post »
Nora and I are brat sitting. We finally get the five little monsters settled in their beds after several stories and threats to call Santa to put them on the bad list.
"Kids are horrible, Poppi, I'm never having any" sighed Nora.
"I think it's too late for… Read full post »
It's cold out here. I'm bringing in firewood, extra firewood, because a storm is coming, and the mercury is dropping. I'm grounded because of all those phone calls to Paris. My Parisian tutor turned out to be Nicole, which is ok, because she's also teaching me how to swear in… Read full post »