From Sean: "Today I played soccer with kids until one of them found a dead bird. We made it a grave with a headstone that said Rest in Peace, Óskar Páll. We made it a mini coffin out of wood (the kids were making their own shacks out of scrap wood, so their was plenty around) and then carried it to the ocean while they sang Hallelujah (haha). To finish things of we unceremoniously threw the coffin off a bridge into the water."
"I am currently helping my family by cleaning the house from top to bottom for a 70th birthday party next weekend. She asked me to clean the windows so I gathered the bucket, soap and water. After wiping them down I began to dry them with a towel, she looked at me like I was crazy and said "nei nei nei, newspaper!" You can only imagine how confused my face looked. She grabbed a newspaper and said to dry with this. I didn't know what she meant so I did as I was told.. needless to say I think it just spreads the water out to air dry faster, but thats how my Icelandic family dries windows and its a rule of thumb here."