Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me!

The office passes a folder of birthday cards around each month with a card for every one whose birthday is that month. You sign all the cards and cross your name off the list. It's a nice thought but sometimes it feels like you have been given a penmanship punishment.

Anyway, the card for your own birthday is supposed to be pulled from the folder before you are given the cards to sign.

But I got my card this month.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Iceland #4 Place Names

Is it any wonder we generally had no idea where we were in Iceland? 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Iceland #3 Handicapped Parking

The Icelanders are much bigger than we are. I think it's the Viking heritage.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Iceland #2 How Much Does This Tomato Cost?

Figuring out how much stuff cost in Iceland is like a 7th grade math problem.

First - Convert Icelandic Kroner to dollars : 1000 Icelandic Kroner = $7.50
Note: They use a comma to indicate separation between whole numbers and the decimal value. In other words, the price of tomatoes in the photo of 453,29 we would write as  $453.29.

Second - Convert Kilograms to Pounds : 1 kg = 2.2 lbs

Third - Convert Meters to Centigrade : Whatever ...

Fourth - Say "Forget about all this, we're on vacation, just buy it"

Friday, July 3, 2015

Wrong way traffic!

Not exactly what you want to see when you are driving on the NJ turnpike.