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Sweet Ride

I went out today to troll around town in hopes of making a Cameron Diaz sighting. Seems she's here in town Justin-less just hanging out like normal people connection to Clint's movie.

No luck on that front, but I did get this snap of the President of Iceland's car parked in front of the pharmacy on Laugavegur. Herra Grímsson (or just Ólafur Ragnar to most of us) must have popped inside for a new toothbrush or something. His driver can be seen standing behind the car, probably using the opportunity to get a breath of fresh air maybe catch a glimpse of Ms. Diaz himself.

Speaking of the Flags of our Fathers director, I was talking to my father, Thor Roff, the other day, and he reminded me that my sister, Addy Roff and her husband Dan Nater, got married at Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch at Carmel by-the-Sea (here's a little history on the place). My sister and I grew up only minutes from Carmel in Pacific Grove on the Monterey Bay, so that whole area holds a lot of very good memories for the both of us. By the way, you all knew that Clint was mayor of Carmel, California for two years, starting in 1986, right?


Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your blog, I happened upon it a few days ago and I find it particularly entertaining and insightful in regards to Icelandic culture... As a U.S. citizen, it's such a big deal to get to see the president close up--no matter how much we may not agree with his policies. Is Iceland like that? Obviously it's pretty cool that he even does his own shopping as it looks like from this picture. You won't see Georgey doing that over here... So the President is just another normal citizen there, with a kind of unique job?
just curious :)

jared said...

why doesn't your dad's name end in "son"? my-mother-in-law-to-be's last name is thorisdottir.