I know I’m biased, but I think that I’ve had some pretty fun articles and news stories published in the last month or so, and since it is Friday and many of you with office jobs are maybe casting around the internet for articles to distract yourselves with, I might as well oblige. For your perusal, I present:
My personal favorite from this list, in which there are many excellent options, is “gluggaveður,” or window-weather. Basically, weather that is nice to look at from out of your window, but not nice to be in: a very appropriate word for Iceland.
“When I ask how they get their skirts to be so poofy, all three women stand up, as if on cue, and lift their skirts to display ornate petticoats and bloomers. “This is the only time you’ll see Lolitas do this type of thing,” Aino laughs. ‘If someone has a really good poof, sooner or later, there’ll be a Lolita peeking up her skirt.'”
Another of those “only in Iceland” stories.
Reykjavík’s sister cities, personified. (Due credit to Mark for the excellent idea.)
In which I sort through the many, many different happiness/peace/prosperity indexes and see how Iceland rates.