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Member since Nov-23-06 · Last seen Dec-09-18
I'm a single mom, green homesteader, veteran researcher and blogger living in rural eastern Iceland.

I'm quite experienced at starting with little to accomplish much, as has my family going back seven generations.

I sometimes joke about my family having been pioneers in farm stay tourism in Iceland. Only, we never charged anyone for anything, which might explain why we never became rich!

Particular interests: eating green stuff, watering plants, playing with dolls, napping.

Crazy Icelanders eat fermented, ammonia filled Greenland shark meat (aka <Hákarl>) that they've let sit for 5 months before consuming. The taste is so bad that they have to wash it down with a shot of <Brennivín> (schnapps flavored with caraway seeds) right away.

Live life to the fullest.
Enjoy what makes you happy.
Root for the underdog.
Cherish your time here.
Always say "thank you."
Tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. Never give up.
Let your words be kind.
Never go down without a fight.
Stand up for what you believe in.
Sleep when you're tired.
Make amends.

For those who like to watch earthquakes:

Oft er lítiđ um svör, ţegar stórt er spurt!

Reykjavik Open (2004) ; XXII Reykjavik Open (2006) ; Reykjavik Open (2008) ; Reykjavik Open (2009) ; Reykjavik Open (2010) ; Reykjavik Open (2011) ; Reykjavik Open (2012) ; Reykjavik Open (2013) ; Reykjavik Open (2014) ; Reykjavik Open (2015) ; Reykjavik Open (2016) ; Reykjavik Open (2017) ; Reykjavik Open (2018) ;

Historic Icelandic Tournaments:

Reykjavik (1964)

Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972)

Spassky - Hort Candidates Quarterfinal (1977)

Vestmannaeyjar (1985)

Hrokurinn (2003)

Chess in Iceland:

The Icelandic database has much interesting material, a good starting-point being searches with the words ‘skák’, ‘Spassky’ and ‘Fischer’.

<Minn tími mun koma <!>>

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   Aurora has kibitzed 323 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-09-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Aurora: 2nd Sunday in Advent 4u
   Aug-04-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
Aurora: SINQUEFIELD CUP 2018 1. Carlsen 2. Caruana 2. Mamedyarov 4. Vachier-Lagrave 5. Nakamura 5. Grischuk 7. So 7. Aronian 9. Karjakin 9. Anand
   Aug-03-18 D Cornette vs M Cornette, 2018 (replies)
Aurora: Incidentally, on board eight we saw the <"spouse duel"> Cornette vs. Cornette, which ended after <the minimum 30 moves for a draw, <and the marriage was thus secured.>>
   Aug-01-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
Aurora: Hvíli hann í friđi.
   Jun-16-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Feb-28-18 Ingimar Jonsson
Aurora: Picture of Freysteinn Thorbergsson and Ingimar Jonsson
   Feb-28-18 Freysteinn Thorbergsson
Aurora: Picture of Freysteinn Thorbergsson and Ingimar Jonsson
   Sep-01-17 Spassky vs Hort, 1977 (replies)
Aurora: French chess journalist <Dominique Primel>, chessbase
   Sep-01-17 Hort vs Spassky, 1977
Aurora: SPASSKY was operated urgently after the 13th round following a crisis of acute appendicitis.
   Aug-11-17 Jon T Thor
Aurora: it < Jón Ţ. Ţór | <Jon Th. Thor >> even for FIDE:
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