20 January 2006

we interrupt the broadcast

I know I'm in the middle of something else, but I have to tell everyone out there that it's the special day to take care of your fella. It's Bóndadagur today (literally man-of-the-house day) which means you're supposed to be extra nice to the guy in your life, and make him dinner tonight.

We just had cake at work, which is always a bit uncomfortable for me, the reason being that no matter how much you like and get along with someone in English, when they switch to their native language, it's a completely different experience, as J describes here. Nothing is quite as lonely as being in a room full of people having a great time, and not being able to understand any of it.

Anyway, back to the Special Day... It seems like this is kind of a one-way Valentine's Day, but strangely is also sharing time as the first day of another favorite traditional Icelandic festival, Þorrablót, during which we are all supposed to eat interesting foods made from the leftover parts of sheep. More on that later... Also, don't worry if you're a woman. Our special day comes up next month and is not also sheep-testicle day. I think I prefer it that way.

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