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January 16, 2009

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When I sat down at my computer this morning, it was -15º F outside. I decided to put Iceland wallpaper on my computer to commemorate this, until I learned that the average winter temperature in Iceland is 31º F. Practically tropical. Heh. Oh well. Get these wallpapers and others here at PokedStudio.

22 comments:

Karen in Wichita said...

Yep. Iceland and Greenland pretty much got their names switched at birth.

Grandma G said...

Gee, if you aren't careful, you'll be competing with our -26° of yesterday morning!

ChillyMum

Яна said...

you probably got smth mixed up "The average temperature of the warmest month, July, exceeds 10°C in the lowlands of southern and western Iceland, but is below that in other parts of the country. This makes the larger part of Iceland belonging to the arctic climate zone. The warmest summer days around Iceland can reach 20-25°C, with the absolutely highest temperatures recorded at around +30°C." source http://www3.hi.is/~oi/climate_in_iceland.htm

Jess said...

My poor brain cannot comprehend this Celsius temperature scale you speak of! You may as well tell me in Kelvins :)

Lindsay said...

iceland is green and greenland is ice.

A Happy Heart Blog said...

Great wall paper and such a funny post! We are at -10 degrees F in Montreal! Michelle :)

Alfred T. Mahan said...

I have to agree with your beloved mother, Jess; you Chicagoans are, to quote from a commercial of my youth, "wimpy, wimpy, wimpy!" compared to we up here in Baja Manitoba.

Christina Hill said...

I swear it was Iceland here today, with temps of -25. Brrrr

Grandma G said...

Jess, your "beloved mother" did not say you were wimpy! Not even close! Read it again to make sure! I think ol' Al was seein' things what weren't there!!!

('Course you 'have' gotten kinda wimpy in your old age. It's just that I didn't say that before.)

;-D

Alfred T. Mahan said...

I will deflect all blame unto myself for the "wimpy" quote; we all *know* Beloved Grandma G would never make such an accusation of her own child.

At least not as overtly as a friend from college, who hides behind a facade of gentility and good manners.

flanthrower said...

Srsly! What is up with this weather? My friends in CA were laughing at me because I was excited that it was going to be in the 20s this weekend.

NoeKs blogt... said...

Hi Jessica,
I finally ordered one of your fabrics, which is not that easy, in the Netherlands it is hard to find!
But via Caroline creative I managed ;)
I don't know yet what to make, but it will be nice ;)

Pixie said...

I'm trying to talk friends into a trip to Iceland. There's a travel special $500 for double occupancy, but it ends in March. Kismet! I *must* go now!

Emma said...

I'm so jealous of all of you! here in good old south australia it's 106F and tomorrow is going to be the same :-(

i'm going to put the iceland desktop on my computer and dream a little dream :-)

Holly Noelle said...

-15 F? Pah! We've hit -49 F this winter.

anne said...

I just stumbled over here from Apartment Therapy (LOVE your house, by the way) and I don't even know where to start. What a great blog! I think my first project might be the chocolate cake in a mug (the blogger-revised recipe, of course).

Lulu said...

Go to Iceland! I went last month and it's the nicest and most interesting place! Gorgeous food, too.

Jess said...

Holly Noelle, where do you live? The north pole? In an ice fishing shack? :)

Jess said...

NoeK, fabulous. Anne, welcome. Uh, here's the part where I wish I had time to write a personal note back to each commenter but I don't. So hello, everybody, and I love that you left messages!

lindsey clare said...

my goodness. that sure is cold! i can't even imagine what that low a temperature must feel like!

Waldorf said...

I love your blog!

Alfred T. Mahan said...

Jess, I suppose I should point out that, with the temperatures we hit up here in Baja Manitoba, our distinguished alma mater still didn't close.

Always looking out for the safety of their students, that's the U!

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