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January 09, 2006

Last day Before Normality returns

We got up pretty early to catch our tour bus to the Blue Lagoon Spa on the way to the airport, however after Tony got ready and we were all packed up, he felt sick, so we skipped it and hung  out in the hotel til 2:15 when a taxi would pick us up.  Well i did run down to a grocery and grab some sodas and an icecream, and went to the tourist centre for a few postcards and a couple souvenirs for us (sorry everyone, this was a selfish trip)...And tony did run out and bring us back some burgers.  We caught the cab just in time to make our bus for the :45 min ride back to the airport.  Customs and everything went smooth and we went and sat and waited to take off.  Tony went to the duty free shops and mailed postcards and i did some work as we watched the idiots get in line to board the plane. (i never understood this one--it's not gonna go anywhere - so as usual we waited an hour and then walked up and got right on the plane).  The ride home was pretty smooth, except for a couple stupid bitches that bothered the flight staff every 17min or less, and one enormous dude that stood blocking the aisle so everyone had to climb one last mountain before getting to the states. 

 No traffic at all on the Belt Pkwy, so the car took it and got us home before 8pm.  I unpacked us both and started the laundry and started a mountain of work that was due, Tony talked on the phone about our trip to all of his family and friends i think.  He came to bed around 11 and zonked out and while working in bed i soon did the same...

Last day Before Normality returns

We got up pretty early to catch our tour bus to the Blue Lagoon Spa on the way to the airport, however after Tony got ready and we were all packed up, he felt sick, so we skipped it and hung  out in the hotel til 2:15 when a taxi would pick us up.  Well i did run down to a grocery and grab some sodas and an icecream, and went to the tourist centre for a few postcards and a couple souvenirs for us (sorry everyone, this was a selfish trip)...And tony did run out and bring us back some burgers.  We caught the cab just in time to make our bus for the :45 min ride back to the airport.  Customs and everything went smooth and we went and sat and waited to take off.  Tony went to the duty free shops and mailed postcards and i did some work as we watched the idiots get in line to board the plane. (i never understood this one--it's not gonna go anywhere - so as usual we waited an hour and then walked up and got right on the plane).  The ride home was pretty smooth, except for a couple stupid bitches that bothered the flight staff every 17min or less, and one enormous dude that stood blocking the aisle so everyone had to climb one last mountain before getting to the states. 

 No traffic at all on the Belt Pkwy, so the car took it and got us home before 8pm.  I unpacked us both and started the laundry and started a mountain of work that was due, Tony talked on the phone about our trip to all of his family and friends i think.  He came to bed around 11 and zonked out and while working in bed i soon did the same...

January 08, 2006

Sunday runs into monday (you get our thinking)

Best time last nite!  Things slow way down on sundays =) Good day to take a tour if you're not so damn tired from the party scene (which i still highly recommend!!)  So we got up and had some dinner at Cafe Olivier (again try this place--it turns into a nice lounge after 10pm too).  Then e went walking around in the rain to find something to do.  Most places were closed for the night, so we stopped into a cafe for 1 drink.  There sat the nice Londoners we had met on Friday at the Leather Bar (a hidden one) and Pravda.  we had a short chat before they left and Ziggy came in, we chatted with him and had a few drinks to round out the evening and learned alot more about the local scenes and ideologies.  Sebastian came in for 15min or so and then we all left about 1am and said our goodbyes and Tony and I headed back to Room-with-a-View for our last nite.

January 07, 2006

Saturday night...

Started off Saturday by waking up around 2pm, meeting our new French Friend Sebastian, and heading over to brunch with Arnie, Omar, Ziggy and others.  Had a good briscuit sandwich (yeah tony didn't like obviously), then went to a local indoor flea market and did some jewelry window shopping.  We parted ways with Sebastian and went upstairs to veg a bit more.  About 11pm we walked down and got some food at a latenite hotdog/pizza place then headed bacxk to Pravda for the nite.  Started off slow but around 2 or 3am it was packed again.  I had a lot to drink and Tony didnt - he danced, i didnt - he flirted, i did.  We made a couple more new friends (2 girls from Island and a guy from Seattle)...had a few young admirers watching us (yum) some guy invited us all back to a private party, but when we left at 7:30am we just got some hotdogs from a stand and then headed home to sleep some more...which we did....

Saturday night...

Started off Saturday by waking up around 2pm, meeting our new French Friend Sebastian, and heading over to brunch with Arnie, Omar, Ziggy and others.  Had a good briscuit sandwich (yeah tony didn't like obviously), then went to a local indoor flea market and did some jewelry window shopping.  We parted ways with Sebastian and went upstairs to veg a bit more.  About 11pm we walked down and got some food at a latenite hotdog/pizza place then headed bacxk to Pravda for the nite.  Started off slow but around 2 or 3am it was packed again.  I had a lot to drink and Tony didnt - he danced, i didnt - he flirted, i did.  We made a couple more new friends (2 girls from Island and a guy from Seattle)...had a few young admirers watching us (yum) some guy invited us all back to a private party, but when we left at 7:30am we just got some hotdogs from a stand and then headed home to sleep some more...which we did....

January 06, 2006

Bug me not or Articulate Arctic

January 5&6 --> (i'm going to date these on their actual day even tho i'm writing afterwards so that i can keep up on the current date as well)...

 so not well traveled!  After rushing out to the car that was picking us up, (with my laptop still on, cell card active, working through the tunnels and until the plane took off), we started our journey off to a harried hurried start.  We quickly unwound on IcelandAir with a couple drinks and took off around 8:30pm, 5-ish hours later we arrived amidst a windy snowstorm at 6:30am in Keflavik and caught our bud to our hotel Room-with-a-View in Reykjavik (Which i've gotta say is a fantastic place to stay, and if you go to Iceland and don't stay there on our recommendation, I will track you down and kick your ASS!

The owner, Arnie, met us as we got off of the elevator, and took us to our great apartment (nice jacuzzi tub, kitchen, huge bed, internet access, and a view you couldn't create is you were god and had 12 more days to try.  We napped for a couple hours then headed next door to a trendy yet non stuffy restaurant/bar, Cafe Oliver.  As we were eating Arnie walked in and chatted with us for awhile (Everyone or just about, speaks fantastic English), then got a map and spotted out great spots for us to go shopping (my influence on that choice obviously), which of course we did...It never really got very daylight, as it was pretty stormy, but we really didn't mind, it wasn't horribly cold, and Tony had a nice coat so we walked around town til we got tired and went and napped again for a bit.

OK if you are reading to find all of the natural wonders of Iceland (which I assure you are plentiful), let me burst your bubble--I'm first of all not known as Nature Boy (you know bugs,..yuk), and knowing that there's a nitelife not to be beat, we decided to put off the tours until our next trip back and concentrate on Food, Fun and Clubs!  There are alot of very cool tours to go on and i assure you that we are going to have a couple of non-weekend days to explore next trip. Anyway we met up with Arnie and his friend's at Thor's Birthday party (80y/o) very nice great group of people who took us in and introduced us to local life and some great people.  From there we went to a small "hidden" bar that most people won't know about before we went to Pravda...the huge club in town.  We met a few people and, yes even greg, danced til 5 or 6am (i think...), before wondering in and out of a couple more clubs and heading back to the apt for a few hours sleep.  (whew..ok enough info given for now, I'll be back for Day 2 entry soon).