Sleeping in.

We weren’t called until 11:15 today, so I skipped yoga. None of us have anything to do yet, so I’m going to head back to the puppet shop to play with the hand puppets some more.

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Nothing to do

Today, Raymond, Thor and I were the only puppeteers called. We did one shot and have done nothing since. Fortunately, Jonathan Judge (our new director) chose today to present us with a cheap set of Punch and Judy hand puppets, which we’ve been cheerfully modifying all day into the cast of the show. I’ll post

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Fall colors

People keep telling me that I need to get out and see the fall colors. I keep thinking, “How? You have no trees here.” I went on a walk with Richard Wolanski, which mostly involves walking a few feet and then stopping to take pictures. These were all taken around Thingvellir. The landscape looked like

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I work with really nice people. I was a little nervous because I’d invited thirty people over and only thought they would all fit, but hadn’t tested it. It was great; my apartment has a perfect configuration for parties because all the rooms open off of a center foyer. The foyer is fairly large so

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I went to have my hair cut today at and feel pretty good about it. I like the cut, but I’m worried about working in it, because Sigrunn didn’t completely believe me when i said that I had to tuck my hair behind my ears. There’s nothing quite as bad as having hair in your

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Balancing Icecream

I’ve just been practising balancing a quadruple scoop fake icecream on a cone. Ah, the joys of puppetry. In a related story, I don’t think I’ve mentioned that Fridays we have icecream at lunch. They don’t normally serve dessert, so everyone gets very happy about icecream Friday. It’s like we’re all kids again.

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Jumping rope

I spent this morning trying to jump rope as Ziggy’s live arms. This is actually really, really hard because the rope has to be two separate pieces in order to get past the puppeteer, but I had to spin them in synchronization over my head with the ends swinging out of frame. It was really

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Yoga morning

I got up early today to come in for yoga and the sky was beautiful. My photo does not do justice to the delicate blue of the sky or the heather pink of Mount Esja, but at at least you have a sense that waiting for my ride can be lovely. It’s also brighter out

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The Anchorman

This was a stupid movie that was a lot of fun. I went with Sarah, David and Raymond last night after work. I think we all needed something silly to laugh at. It’s not a brilliant film, but I laughed out loud repeatedly.

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Fading Daylight

Apparently we lose seven minutes of daylight each the morning and seven minutes each evening. When you add the overcast to the mix then the shift in daylight is really quite astounding. When I got here last month the sun came up at five a.m. and set around eleven p.m. Now it’s up at seven-thirty

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Esja Mountain

After work last night I went for a walk on Mount Esja with Richard Wolanski. Richard handles all the green screen keying and a lot of special effects. He’s also an avid hiker. Fortunately, he took me on an ‘easy’ hike. It was a rapid ascent, but on a good path, and he stopped frequently

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I almost forgot!

I can’t believe I almost forgot to tell you about this. Yesterday I was in the puppet shop talking with Adam (one of the wranglers) and Magnus came in. I figured he was there to ask Adam something so I started to sidle out, but–! He had come looking for me. He said, “I’ve really

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