A volcano prompted me to update my blog. Imagine that. I’ve seen reports from all over the world about the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull volcano spewing murderous clouds all over Europe. John Stewart and Steven Colbert have been making fun of the thing for two days. I thought I’d show you what the Stockholm sky looked like just a few minutes ago.
There. Clear blue sky. My mom told me she put a white dining plate on her balcony to see if it would show signs of stuff in the air. About six days later there are just a few black specks.
A friend of mine is stuck in LA, she was expected back home this past weekend. Due to the volcano she’s currently stranded on Sunset Blvd with hotell, a rental car and $140 subsistence (is there a better word — it’s like a travel expenses thing?) a day plus salary all paid by her employer until next Tuesday. Poor, poor girl. Still, people I know are stranded all over the world from Madrid to Bangkok. Friends stuck in Germany and other places closer to Sweden are pooling up and buying cheap used cars to get back home.
The point of this post? Blue skies over Stockholm, that’s all.