Monday, December 25, 2006

Next stop Rome

I’m doing my last night shift now. After that ends we will drive down to Helsinki and catch a plane to Munich. There we will catch another plane to Rome. We will return to Finland the day before New Years Eve again via Munich. What will you do between Christmas and New year?

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas

This is my official a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year greeting to all you readers of my blog =).

All ready now

All is ready for Christmas now; I have bought my Christmas gifts. Christmas is planned; four nightshifts(at my first right now), two Christmas dinners, three trips to Pörtom(where my mom lives), coffee, going to the grave yards with candles, going to an elderly home, packing for our trip to Rome and driving to the airport 400 kilometres away directly after my last night shift.

Exactly as Christmas should be =).

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Well, I'm a year older now, like 32. Happy Birthday to me =).

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Today is a new day

-there is a thick ice sheet on the car windows in the morning

-it’s cold outside

-it’s snow outside

-yet we are getting a green Christmas

-I got morning shift three out of four

-I’ve had too much coffee today

-it’s not our dogs that bark all the time but I would like who’s dog do that

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Minus Degrees

Well the snow that fell yesterday are all gone and -1 C isn’t exactly cold weather but it could mean a white Christmas...

Friday, December 15, 2006

Friday Night

Well I'm a bit tired but the coffee should start working soon… or not at all…

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I'm full

I took some leftovers to work. A bit of barbequed chicken, potato… (potatislåda in Swedish) and a Greek salad. I’m full =).

Monday, December 11, 2006


Finally I have found a decent blog search. That is google blog search. It’s basically the same blog search as Blogger but somehow Google’s work much better. One reason is that you can put 100 search results (blogs) per page on Google. Blogger’s search gives you 10 search results per page, on search page 2 you get 5 results from page 1 and on search page 3 you get 4 results from page 1 and 2 results from page 2. A few search pages down the road and you get nothing new…

The last evening shift

Well, I’m at my last evening shift. Tomorrow is my day of, which I will spend with my girlfriend painting her apartment. The guy who is going to do her floor will do it on Saturday so it’s better to paint before the floor is laid. If you have to worry about “don’t spill paint on the new floor” the painting will take much longer and you might get paint stains on the floor.

And at Wednesday my evening shifts starts again, three of them

If you see Finnish YLE2 a mini series named “Isabella” starts tonight. I’m in that series as an extra. Well I won’t bee seen before episode three which is the last episode two weeks from now.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Good Morning

It’s almost 16:00 but it still feels like morning. Well evening shifts have a way of turning the clock around. You usually go to work in the morning but it’s Sunday and I started working 15:00 (AM/PM have never been, are not being, will never be used in this part of the world). It’s ok to sleep away most of the day and it’s morning feeling when you go to work whatever time of the day it is.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

A grey reality

Well it’s sort of nice with a snow free winter. I mean it’s warm (cold if compared to summer temperatures), some of the grass is green, you don’t have to wear a ton of clothes to go outside.

On the downside is that this far north we get 5 hours of sunlight per day this time of year. Combine that with a never ending rain and you live in a very grey reality, that is when it’s not night, then it is truly dark.

Well tomorrow the sun will be shining from clear sky, at least according to the weather report.

And Ann, if you are reading this your Swedish is still pretty good. =)

Friday, December 08, 2006

Spring is in the air

The last few weeks have been so warm that nature is reacting as it was spring. Well at least December should be warm according to the meteorologists. I’m sort of used to snow but maybe a winter without snow wouldn’t be that bad. Well if it doesn’t get cold in January this winter could be a bit different…

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


I finally got myself an Orkut account last night; you know Google’s social networking community. Up until now it has been an invitation only community but now it’s open for all Google account holders.

I guess with an invitation only membership it’s been a sort of mystified secret club, a secret society. Sounds exiting don’t it? The only problem is that Orkut isn’t. It’s a standard web community like MySpace with lots of Brazilians and Indians, no blogging and ¼ of the numbers of users on MySpace.

But wait, Google owns Blogger. It seems like Google have spent the last years buying up interesting web companies but has not linked them together. I’m not asking for an integrated Blogger/Orkut but it would be nice to be able to place a site feed from Blogger on your Orkut page…

Monday, December 04, 2006

3 out of 4

I spent the day mostly sleeping. I slept in bed until noon and from 16 to 19 in the sofa…

Sunday, December 03, 2006


What I got here is night shift 2 out of 4…

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A green Christmas

What about a green Christmas? I never had one before...