Thursday, 29 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Friday, 4 November 2011
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Monday, 24 October 2011
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
I'm once again spending my day at uni, trying to get something done. I feel fairly content with my progress so far, as I this morning managed to pick up the recording technology I need to tape the interviews I'm doing in the next few weeks.
What makes me even happier is the knowledge that I yesterday booked a plane ticket to London! I'm celebrating my birthday with Lotta who's been living there for a few years now. Really looking forward to it!
A couple of more hours here and I'm off to my weekly sewing class. I'm actually making progress there as well so maybe I'll be able to show you some sewn together pieces of my raincoat soon!
Friday, 7 October 2011
Helsinki is filled with football-crazed Swedes since it's the Finland-Sweden qualifying match for EURO 2012 tonight. Finland's pretty much out of the race already but the points could be important to Sweden. I'll probably watch the match at home on TV. We'll loose of course, but it would be nice if we could make life even a tad bit uncomfortable for the Swedes. Finnish head coach Mixu Paatelainen went as far as saying Finland will win 1-0. Yeah right.
Of course, it would be lovely to be wrong.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
I Should be writing my thesis. I really should. But you're allowed a break now and then, right?
I feel the flu coming on. It's filling my nose and throat and brain and it's hard to think logically about anything. You just hear a loud thump. Thank g for nasal spray!
Alright, maybe you're not too interested in my excess of bodily fluids, I know I could do without it. But it keeps reminding me. I couldn't stop sneezing in the tram! Over and over again. I sound like an elephant when I sneeze. My friend has a cute kitten sneeze. Not me. And why can't you just sneeze once and then be over it? Why five or six or ten times? Lucky I wasn't the tram driver or we would have dereailed.
Okay, back to work. The faster I finish, the sooner I can go home and stick my head in a bowl of hot tea.
Monday, 3 October 2011
I took it back to the Mac-doctor and they admitted they had screwed up the user rights so that I couldn't access my own files, and they fixed it in a few hours. So relieved to finally have my Nr 1 computer again, although my back-up did a valiant job.
Now a cup of tea and some Tyrkisk Pebers.
Friday, 23 September 2011
I also wanted to report that I´m now on Twitter. (I know, I know, late bloomer.) You should be able to find me HERE. Give me a tweet if you feel like it.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
I'm back at it again, trying to forget yesterday's apocalyptic mood. It's not totally hopeless. I'm not bogged down by hundreds of newspapers any longer. A few weeks ago my everyday life looked like this:
At least now I can leave the flat without a massive backpack. Progress!
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Friday, 9 September 2011
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Why do I feel so helpless without my phone? It´s not like I make or get hundreds of megaimportant calls everyday. And if somebody did try to call, surely they could wait a few hours until I called them back? There could of course be an emergency, I might need to reach someone or someone might need to reach me, but what are the odds?
We can´t always be a call button away, can we? How did people manage hundreds and hundreds of years before it was possible to reach people even in the privacy of the loo?
Besides, I´ve alreday told the all mighty FB that I´m without a phone today and people should contact me via FB or e-mail messages instead (since I´m sitting at uni in front of a computer all day).
So ... Not so 80's after all.
Monday, 5 September 2011
Instead: Stress related muscle tension in the jaw. Apparently the muscles on the right side of the jaw are tense, most likely because of biting and teeth clenching during night, which happens more often when you´re stressed and can cause unspecified pain and even headaches. I received a brochure with stretching exercises, and if it doesn´t get better with time, I might get one of those plastic braces you can wear while sleeping.
I´ve now told my jaw to relax so we´ll see what happens.
On another note: After the visit to the dentist I popped in at my friend´s house and helped her organise baby clothes according to size, use and cuteness. As a thank you she cut my hair for me. Now, having your hair cut by a pregnant, slightly emotional nonprofessional might seem risky to you, but it turned out rather well! I just wanted to get rid of all the split ends, nothing complicated.
I hadn´t actually cut my hair even once since it looked like this! So it was about time ...
Hope your Monday hasn´t been as exciting as mine.
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Off to a birthday party this evening. I'm trying to figure out how to get there ... Tram and then metro I believe, and finally ca 700 meters on foot. In other words, sensible shoes.
I made a hair decoration as part of her gift. I'm hoping she won't visit the blog between now and 7pm.
Obviously I didn't make the plastic part. But I saw a similar decoration in a shop and it was horribly expensive, and even if I say so myself, not in anyway superior to my home made one. (That does of course not state that mine is pretty, only that it's not worse than the original ...)
Anywho, back to the wardrobe conundrum.
Friday, 2 September 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Hope you enjoy it!
Shagged by a rare parrot - Last Chance To See - BBC Two
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Can´t tell you how much this bugs me right now. Pretending to be a top secret agent for MI5 (or whatever they´re called ...) doesn´t really help. You think you´ve finally fixed it, and suddenly there´s a whole new problem. Joy.
I will still be going over these numbers when I´m 80, certain I have missed something.
Monday, 15 August 2011
Sunday, 14 August 2011
I know, it´s the pollution. But isn´t it pretty? And even prettier in real life. Helsinki is a nice city because the buildings are quite low so you easily see the sky, and in winter you can spot a star or two. Some days I´d like to just sit on my living room sofa and watch the clouds go by.