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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Ok folks...

In less than four hours I´ll be on an airplane to Germany. I´ll stay for two weeks and return to Iceland and this blog on the 17th of July.

Which also happens to be my 30th BIRTHDAY. I expect you all here to sing with me -in true Penguin style- "Freeze a jolly good fellow". If you feel like giving me a gift ... when it comes to music we like SEAL and please, don't give me a vacation to Britain, I am scared of Wales! So be generous with your comments, spread the love and don´t blog anything important while I am away!


Posted by Minka :: 12:53 am :: 39 Royal Subjects

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At 01:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a nice vacation! We'll try not to run amok...too much.

At 01:53, Blogger Doug said...

Punny Penguin, be daring with the herring.

Alles güt für deine reise. Bis bald!

At 02:20, Blogger G said...

Just like that - poof! Well, auf vieder seine (who said my German was good?). Happy Trails and we'll keep an eye out for you, don't you worry. Does this mean no Snark post this week? Okay, we'll miss you more than just a little, so hurry back, but have fun while you're away. XOX

At 03:05, Anonymous Joel said...

Be safe!

At 05:54, Blogger I Dive At Night said...

Safe travels oh normally flightless one! Enjoy the last two weeks of your twenties.

But hey, I for one have *never* blogged anything important. What are you implying?

At 19:15, Anonymous al said...

Great vaca, Penguin -- and Happy Bierthday in advance! This time 'round, how long are you planning on being 29?

At 21:30, Anonymous neva said...

safe travels, oh beautiful Penguin. and no, we're not bitter at all that you flew the, um, ice float without so much as a final birthday farewell post for the Snark.

not. one. little. bit.

kidding, i kid! have a fabulous time. and don't do anything WE wouldn't do. or... go ahead and do it, just don't tell anyone. wait... don't do that either.

know what? stay sweet, have fun, and, if you can't do both, take notes. (that way you can blog about it, later) ; ) xox

At 19:15, Blogger TLP said...

If he's such a good fellow, whydaya want us to freeze him?

Have a fun trip.

At 12:34, Blogger birdwoman said...

whaaaaa?? I'm finally around for thursday trivia and it's cancelled?! oh man!

you are just too punny, girl. tee hee. happy birdday, from a fellow flightless squawker.

oh, and, your post below on skin and bones allowed me to tell my husband what the new special on the "egyptian female king" was about. he was impressed. thanks!


At 20:21, Blogger goldennib said...

Nothing is important unless you read it and comment on it. Have fun.

At 02:26, Blogger Gawpo said...

Practicing already. A warm welcome home awaits, Minkie.

At 15:27, Blogger Minka said...

Jenna, with you among the bunch, I am afraid...amok can't be escaped. Just tidy up after yourself!

Doug, that was hilarious. I'll check out the herring ;)

G, Auf Wiedersehen :) But that's a tough one ;)I've done 6 days so far and Ia m still alive and kicking...it bodes well...*knocks wood*

Joel, you have to tell all the other people that!

Morgan, I am saying that paprika is good red, green or oramge! Why, what did you get?

Al, I'll tell you on the Brooklyn Bridge ;)

neva, it was such a stressful week before I left...7 days of work and hardly any time to pack. ... A snarkpost would have been about packing...probably and who needs a checklist on a blog. That being said, I forgot socks...of all things, I forgot socks!

TLP, we Penguins like it cold :)

birdwoman, There will be another Thursday Trivia, I promise...for now I am just gald to hear that a post of mine made actual conversation :)

goldennib, finally...someone who understands my importance. I'll have zou speak to my mother and teach her ;)

gawpo, thank you...althou8gh you have to practice hitting that high C a bit better, zou throw Joel all out of melody!

At 17:52, Blogger actonbell said...

Best fishes for a great time!

At 05:46, Blogger tsduff said...

How can ANYTHING be important whilst you are away... surely you jest!

Have fun - I'm envious... but not really. I'd rather be in Iceland.

At 22:16, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Have a great vacation Minka.
July 16th is Ron's birthday so now I should have something to always twig me on to yours. I'm not good at getting the Seal or the Herring in the mail on time though so you'll just have to imagine it! :-)

At 15:50, Blogger Logophile said...

If anything imporant occurs I will put it off till you return.
Have a great time

At 20:16, Blogger Minka said...

actonbell...flippers waving to you!

terry, so would I...it's sunny there, very cold here!

kyahgirl, is it ok if I imagine a red scarf?

logo, I knew I could count on you!

At 20:40, Blogger I Dive At Night said...

Darn, I just realized I broke the don't blog anything important rule.

At 13:41, Blogger Minka said...

Morgan, you better not be talking about wallets being lost!

At 16:25, Blogger Doug said...

She was the first woman drafted by an NBA team and is considered the first female basketball star. Her younger brother was a star with the Indiana Pacers.

Well, it was Thursday in Germany, too.

At 19:12, Blogger Minka said...

Doug *smashes the back of her hands together and draws them apart*

At 18:50, Blogger J. D. said...

Monday, July 16..........Hi Minka, I hope you had a wonderful vacation and will enjoy a safe journey home tomorrow.


At 23:38, Anonymous neva said...

Happy almost 30th Birthday, beautiful Monika!

safe travels... can't wait for you to begin "Penguin Summer Vacation, Phase II"! ; ) xox

At 00:13, Blogger Doug said...

Happy birthday! Have you picked a nice retirement spot?

At 10:26, Blogger I Dive At Night said...

Happy Birthday Minka!!!

And welcome to your 30's.

At 11:56, Anonymous neva said...


trust me, when you get to be my age, you'll realize how young 30 truly is! ; ) xoxoxoxo

At 13:42, Blogger tsduff said...

Minka.. many happy returns on your big 30... it's a breeze. Til hamingju med afmaelisdaginn!

LOL Neva it's all relative :-)

At 16:42, Anonymous G said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Minka. It better involve cake that's all I'm saying and if not, well, we'll just have to handle that at a later date!

Welcome to your 30's, trust your accommodations will be to your liking :)

All the best for a wonderful year ahead. XOX ~G

At 18:16, Anonymous Heike said...

Elsu Minka min! Til hamingju með afmælið þitt!!!!!!!
Hope that you spent a nice holiday in Good Old Germany? Have fun the next two weeks!! Did you drink a glass of champagne in the plane? Big hug

At 20:12, Blogger Sar said...

Happy Bird Day! That's how one officially extends birthday greetings to Teh Penguin ya know. ;)

At 20:27, Anonymous Heike said...

Hi all!

Just wanted to show you (one of) the reasons why our Minka is so a happy person ...

According to the European Happy Planet Index, Iceland is the country most fit to provide its citizens with a long and happy life.

See also article of "The Guardian"


At 02:06, Blogger Doug said...

Heike, I suspected information was bliss.

At 02:57, Blogger Minka said...

Ok, I am back for a day or two :)

J.D...thank you very much, you raised a fine young man, too!

neva, penguin summer phase 2 is underway...I am just throwing stuff out of my suitcase to pack it with cleaner things and off I'll go!

Doug, I fear it is better to be over the hill than under it. But thanks!

Morgan, 30...make sme two 15 year olds...when it comes down to it.

neva, 30 is a good age...I donæt do numbers and this one I can memorize quite easily :)

terry, returned safely, although fate tempted me a couple of times today to get in touch with my inner child, throw myself on teh floor and scream like there´s no tomorrow. It comes and goes...I wouldn't trust it!

G, it did involve cake...strawberry cake no less! My sister is good at these things:) Thank you...are you offereing to bake another?

heike, no champagne on teh plane...I had a starring contest with a kid though...I won, too! :)

Sar, royal advisers need to know these procedures. *sticks a new medal onto the stiletto*

heike, finally...the validation of my move to Iceland. It took me 10 years to find out why :) *Grins*
I bet it´s something in the water...all that sulfate must make your mind foggy!

Doug, yeah...but it damages your eye sight and newspapers leave your finger tips black!

At 06:08, Blogger I Dive At Night said...

Welcome Home!!! (Hope there's time for laundry.)

At 12:28, Blogger ~Mo'a~ said...

Til Hamingju med daginn i gaer gamla min :)
A eg ad baka koku thegar thu kemur til Ameriku?

At 12:55, Blogger ariel said...

that's the real fun when you don't even have the time for laundry between two trips! have a great time, life can wait!

At 19:43, Anonymous neva said...

you're doing teh laundry??? not sure if you know this or not... but you can always do your laundry once you get to your next destination, silly Penguin! ; )

hope 30 years + 1 day still feels good! (guessing it does) xoxox

At 08:26, Blogger Doug said...

The most celebrated chemist in France, he is responsible for the homogenization of milk and people.

At 08:28, Blogger Minka said...

Morgan, no, not really. I forgot we don't have a dryer and they are hanging wet outside. Such is my luck...but hey, I got some pants spare and a creditcard...I am set!

M'oa, takk, elsku M'oa min. N'u bara veit eg ekki hvenaer og hvernig eg verd hvar i bandarikjanum, en thu heyrir alveg öruglega fra mer, thegar eg verd nalegt ther. ;)

ariel, I hope life knows that, too ;)

neva, apart from a tummy ache and red eyes (thanks to Germany!), I feel grand ... even at the age of 30 plus. Yesterday was a most magnificient day, birthday celebration in the countryside...there was a horse and a chocolate cake and everything! 'nuff said!


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