Saturday, March 31, 2007

Memory day

I have a bad memory. I swicthed the working shifts today a few weeks ago. I switched my morning shift to the evening shift: Yesterday the guy that was going to do my morning shift called and reminded me. I had forgotten all about it. It was good because I would otherwise had turned up 7.00 but instead I got to sleep the whole morning.

Friday, March 30, 2007

But first

But first I will play some World of Warcraft =)

Good morning

It’s another beautiful sunny spring morning. Today will be spent with a visit to my mom. After that it’s shopping, groceries that is. Eating out sounds like a great plan for tonight since no one of us feels like cooking tonight…

Thursday, March 29, 2007

MySpace vs Blogger

Again the pressure of having one too many blogs has struck me. I will (try to) keep my blogposting here in the future =)

Good morning

Another beautiful sunny springtime morning

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My blogs

I may not always write the most entertaining or interesting blogs. Sometimes they are just written in order for me to pass time. Just a short statement or two about some trivial event in my life…


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I have noticed that I haven’t written that much here lately. I should write more often…

3 out of 4

I’m doing my third evening shift out of four now. I have come to the conclusion that blogging is a great way to spend those moments when nothing is happening. This is a surveillance job; if something happens I leave this computer and start working.

I may not blog so much myself but I enjoy reading other people’s blogs. It’s a sort of entertainment that allows me to take part of it when I have the time to.

Spring is in the air

The sun is shining from a clear sky and it's warm =)

Monday, March 26, 2007

First evening shift

I just had my six days off and I’m at my first evening shift. Those days where partly spent at a dog show in Tampere on Saturday. One of our dogs came second so it went pretty well =).

It’s now Monday and I’m back at work. I’m doing my first evening shift out of four…

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Day two

This is my day two out of my six days off. I’m keeping an eye on my dog Ella, she got sterilized yesterday. She has a net suit to keep the bandage in place and keep her from scratching it away. She might try to crawl out of it. Well tomorrow it’s coming off and she gets to wear a cone around her neck for two weeks. If I now my dog right she’ll be an even bigger drama queen then =). Well she is barking at the paper boy, mail man and all unknown people in the staircase =).

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My last night shift

This is my last night shift for this time. After that I got 6 days off. Most of that time will be spent with dogs in one way or another. I also plan to visit my mom and have a day when I do as little as possible =).

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Change of plans

I was supposed to have this night off but the guy who was supposed to replace me would rather do tomorrow night instead so we changed shifts since I really didn’t have any difference. So I have tomorrow night off instead and after that it’s just one night shift until my 6 days off.

Earlier this evening we went out eat eating to Amarillo (it’s a restaurant chain in Finland). The food was great and Apulanta was going to play later so we saw them rehearse a little bit.

Other than that the weekend has been calm so far…

20 minutes

20 minutes of work left, after that I’m going home, but I will return tomorrow night.

A few days in Pietarsaari

I have spent the last few day in Pietarsaari(Jakobstad). We have been on a course from work that basically give us an education for what we already do, it’s called “power plant operator”.

We where given a tour of the power plant and the pulp factory. Friday afternoon’s test I aced with flying colors. When the course first started I felt that this is too much, too difficult and I will never get this done. But know I feel like I know something, that I learned something but still there is so much to learn,

I’m now doing the night shift, tomorrow’s off and then two more night shifts after that…

Monday, March 12, 2007

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air, sort of. Well the ground is still covered with snow but it’s raining and has done so for almost a week. The temperature is also above 0 C and the weather forecast predicts that that weather continue. It’s not exactly spring weather right now but the snow and ice is melting away rapidly so it will really feel like spring a few weeks away…

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The next Idol

This year I’ve been following both Finnish and Swedish Idols contests. The last season of Finnish Idols wasn’t a good one. I haven’t heard of the guy who won since then, the girl that came second seem to have an active singing career. The last season of Swedish Idols produced some very fine artist, not else can be said.

This year’s season of Swedish Idols was well, Markus was great, and other than that it wasn’t a good season. Are you beginning to se a pattern yet? After a good year comes a bad year and the again after that a good year. And since last Finnish Idols season was bad this season should be good, right?

And it is =). With five contestants left I have three favourites and among those one. But lets take them in order from worst (they are all great singers so none of them is bad) to best.

Panu has a great singing voice but somehow he has fallen into the ballad section. Good but boring.

Kristiina has a unique singing voice but she seems a bit shy. Being an Idol isn’t all about singing so she needs to get out of her shell if she wants to win.

Kristian was my first favourite, but at the present he is still among my three favourites. His interpretation of Billy Joel’s: The Entertainer was brilliant. He’s kind of a storyteller, a long haired hard rocker. Great singing voice but he sometimes stumbles on the words, might very well be in the final.

Anna has the best voice in the whole contest. She can sing anything. And not only that, she has a presence on stage that is incredible. When she sings that song she doesn’t sing it, she is that song. That level of dedication to the song will definitely place her or Kristian in the final against…

Ari is a hard rocker with long hair in a hard rock country. Hi auditioned in with a song by Kirka, and sang Billy Joel’s Piano Man in the first semifinal, continued with Deep Purples Perfect Strangers and my personal favourite, this is where Ari excels; Iron Maidens The Evil that Men Do. Although his voice was best suited for Iron Maiden the other songs where brilliantly performed, a true artist going to the final…

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

This is how I write

Give me a pencil and tell me to write something and you will have trouble reading it. Give me a keyboard and this is what you get. I have never mastered the art of calligraphy and I have no intention of improving my handwriting.

I know how to write and I believe I do it very well too. But this is how I write, on a keyboard. It’s my tool of the trade and I can’t do it any other way =).

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Walkning on Ice

I can walk on water ;-). Well at least with a couple of feet of ice between me and the water =). Today was a really beautiful day; around -5 C, a warm sun (yes you can really feel that it’s “the spring sun” now), hot coco, a couple of sandwiches, three dogs and my girlfriend made two perfect hours on the ice =)

Vaasa is really a beautiful city from the ice. And when everything is in white it looks like a Christmas card. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world.

Next weekend if the weather is good we might go skiing on the ice, but I think the dogs have to stay at home then.