Day 65: Learning Icelandic

Tomorrow is a big night, what with the True Detective finale and my moonshine date with Mr. Dixon. So I figured I should find a useful way to pass the time…and I realized, hey, wait a minute…I’m go in’ to Iceland soon! I don’t have to live my life vicariously through my TV and film “family” […]

Day 42: Jumping on the Travel Bandwagon, or Puerto Rico Bound

Hot Warm on the heels of my Iceland-ticket-buying high, I snatched up tickets to go to Puerto Rico this weekend.  I figured it would be good for my recovery to soak in some warm, beach-y weather before heading to a place that has frozen water as its namesake. In light of my promise to try new […]

Day 28: Warming Up to Icelandic Fashion

My brain is about to melt and seep through all my facial orifices with info overload on Iceland tours and activities. I figured a good way to take a break from this initial flurry of vacation research–and still get my “first”–would be to do a little scouting on Icelandic fashion. I mean, I can’t go […]

Day 27: Buying Tickets to Iceland!

Well, I’ve gone and done it: I bought tickets to Iceland. If you’ve been following this blog, you’re probably thinking, “Nah-uh! I don’t believe it!” But I assure you, it’s true: I. BOUGHT. TICKETS. TO. ICELAND! Still shocked that I’m making one of my dreams a reality, I can’t even think of what to put […]

Day 18: Hovering Over Iceland

I’m on an airline site, hovering over the “confirm purchase” button. (Yes, that really is my finger). By now it’s pretty apparent from past posts that I really want to go to Iceland. Well, fares are lower than they’ve been for quite a while (I know this because I signed up to get fare alerts, […]

Day 10: Considering a ‘Game of Thrones’ Pilgrimage

So, ok… as a result of my tripadvisor post, I  contacted an Iceland tour company that people highly recommended. Of course, in my email to the company I profusely apologized for potentially wasting their time, stating, “not only is it more likely that you’ll see pigs fly before I actually get to Iceland, but the pigs […]

Day 6: Randomly Generating My Vacation

Hot on the heels of my “let-someone-else-decide” experiment yesterday, today I found an online random vacation generator.  Apparently such devices are geared toward unimaginative doofi who can’t come up with their own trip ideas…and me. One clicks. One sees where one is destined to go. Huh. The stars say I am to head to Lisbon. I […]

Day 5: Letting a Complete Stranger Choose for Me

Sometimes it’s nice not to have to make your own decisions. Today, while standing in line for my coffee, I started to feel overwhelmed by the choices. Really, couldn’t it just be small, medium or large …and regular or decaf? I realized this was an opportunity to try something new.  I turned to the elderly […]

Day 4: Posting a Northern Lights Question

Ok, getting serious here.  I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights.  Hey, Walter went to Iceland, so why can’t I? (Hmmm….I’m starting to see a pattern here. You’d think the recovering spinal cord surgery patient would want to stay away from slippery, icy landscapes…but, after yesterday and today’s posts, one […]