When living in a new place, with so many new faces around, it seems to make some sense to map the some of the people I meet into existing people I know from back home. This helps make sense of it all and give at least a superficial sense of order. I find myself doing this subconsciously. I realized this morning that I could now assemble the entire cast of OAK-SPIN (1997-1998 season) from Icelandic equivalents: I work with the Icelandic Bill Euerle, I met Iceland's Winn-Baby at a party, and I have eaten dinner twice at the restaurant of the Ice-Ross, chef extraordinaire of the West Fjords. And me of course. I get to stay the same.