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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Björgvin Halldórsson

Yesterday night I spent a fantastic evening in Broadway/Reykjavík. Christmas buffet and a show afterwards. Björgvin was great, the dance show amazing and at the end the whole crowd was standing and applauding. I have eaten way more than my stomach can stretch and my throat is feeling worse again. Might have been all that screaming last night when I shouted the few lines of texts that I knew.
But yet again it was a true testiment to the Icelandic Friday-night mentality. Since it was a huge buffet with all those delicious Christmassy stuff we eat here (i´ll post about that soon), people hadn´t eaten much on arriving. For many, the first trip is to the bar and we all know the influence of alcohol on an empty stomach. So by the time one was standing in line for the food, people were stumbling over you, talking to you in a language only they can understand and the odd potatoe decorated the floor. But you have to give it to them...Icelanders know how to have a good time (with a sufficient amount of lubrication) and once the alcohol has done its work, you can see their natural shyness lifting and they start to party and so it became an amazing night.

"Ef þú vilt biða eftir mér,
á ég margt að gefa þér
Alla mina kossar, ást og trú
Engin fær það nema þú."

What a night indeed!

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At 14:10, Blogger Fred said...

Some traditions are worldwide. Give us a bit of alcohol at a Christmas party over here; then the fun really begins.

Sounds like a great night.

At 17:38, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Glad you had fun. Wish I knew what you said there at the end!

At 18:17, Blogger Manchego said...

I can't wait to read about delicious Christmasy Icelandic Buffet food! Sorry to hear your throat's bothering you again. Chicken noodle soup? Oops! You don't eat chickens, do you? Maybe some nice vegetable broth with lots and lots of garlic?

At 18:55, Blogger Minka said...

Fred, isn´t it amazing the extend of liberation alcohol can give you?!
TLP, it is just a verse of one of Björgvin´s songs. I like it very much...
"If you wait for me,
there is so much I can give you.
All my kisses, love and belief,
nobody else but you would receive."
Sounds much better in Icelandic!
Manchego...I love chicken! Why would you think I don´t eat that?! Chicken nuddle soup-delicious!

At 20:13, Blogger Manchego said...

Sorry, Monika! My bad! I thought you once said you liked birds so much that you didn't like to eat them. Chicken soup is better for you than veggie soup, anyway.

At 20:19, Blogger Tom & Icy said...

We like music in any language *wag wag* Our tails swing to the beat.

At 02:24, Blogger AP3 said...

Sounds like fun! Wish I coulda been there!

At 03:07, Blogger Fred said...

Monika - yes it is. I met The Missus while imbibing some fine spirits. I would like to think it didn't matter, but I'm sure the liquid made it easier for me to introduce myself.

At 03:49, Blogger Minka said...

Did everybody have troublw posting for the last hours? I always got the same verifier adn couldn´t comment on any blog...anyways
Manchego, I was probably mentioning some thing about puffins and a type of bird (svartfugl) we eat here and that I couldn´t touch those. Chicken however are fine.
Tom and Icy, and what a beautiful tail it is!
AP3, you would have enjoyed yourself, I am sure it would have made a wonderful Bazip!
Fred, well we all should emphasize the positive aspects of alcohol once in a while. It has to take a lot of criticism. As long as you don´t injure soemone else, have a great time with it...

At 12:54, Blogger Doug said...

"Ef þú vilt biða eftir mér,
á ég margt að gefa þér
Alla mina kossar, ást og trú
Engin fær það nema þú."

Indeed, madame!

Oh, and in America you have to be at least Vice-President to add an e to the noble fruit, potato. :-P

I'm with Aral, I wanna come to the next one.

At 13:37, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, my name is Monika. You don´t even know what presidents I have slept with ;)
I am at liberty to write potatoe with e and habbit with a doule d :)

At 14:52, Blogger Doug said...


At 21:28, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Sounds like fun. I couldn't comment for half of yesterday (and I read your post then) because of the word verifier. It was always something like: smerita. I don't think that's exactly right, but similar to that. So I took the word verifier off my blog.

At 23:33, Blogger Minka said...

smerita or something upset me as well.
Stupid verifier...didn´t think that far as taking it off. But even when I wnet to other blogs that had a verifier, smerita came back. Strange!
But that is all in the past and the way is free to comment as we please :)

At 00:27, Blogger karma said...

hey Monika ... you're having all the fun ... not fair!!!

At 00:58, Blogger Minka said...

Karma, I had a glass of red wine for you and one for me, after that I was pretty tired :)

At 04:14, Blogger Sar said...

Here a little after the fact (bad blogger buddy), but I'm glad to hear you had a such a great time, and I'm hoping you've recovered nicely since. :)

At 07:10, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Sounds like some good fun!

My first time over... I must admit that you being Icelandic had me hop over. I say I am half Iranian and half Danish but were I to be accurate it would be 1/4 Danish and a 1/4 Icelandic since my grandfather was a mix of the two and we still have family there. It is a dream to make it over some day. Family name... Sigurdsson. They kept it as such for all... didn't follow tradition since the move over to Denmark.

I will be checking in and have linked to you.

At 12:01, Blogger Minka said...

Miz Bohemia, welcome here! I have seen you over at Sar´s page quite often and must admit that I am honoured to find yet another amazing guest on my comment section:)
Although I have to clarify that I am not Icelandic myself, I have lived on this ice-cube however, for the last 8 years. I have started to arrive never on time, use the phrase "ha" constantly and talk a lot about the weather-I couldn´t be more Icelandic if I tried :)

At 16:47, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Thank you for the warm welcome!

You are quite the interesting lady! Where are you originally from?

At 18:10, Blogger Doug said...

Oh, Lordie. Get out the DDR card. Seems like days since I saw it :P

At 19:07, Blogger Minka said...

Miz Bohemia, Doug is quite worried already...I was born and raised in the former DDR (East Germany). My former boyfriend made me an ID stating that I am a former citizen of the DDR and therfore allowed to plead ignorance whenever necessary:) I am also one of seven siblings and collected stamps at one point. So this is the best time to get out of getting to know me ;)

At 09:56, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Ooohh! Not gonna happen! I have become hooked and getting to know you shall be my mission on my visits on over to your world! ;-) German living in Iceland! A true European sister!


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