Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm nice to Jehva's Witnesses

I've sort of avoided the question of religion in my blog. Simply because one man's faith is another man's delusion. The risk of offending someone is substantial.

But I'm fairly sure that I can write this post without upsetting too many people. Because I'm actually nice to Jehova's Witnesses, yes I really am. They knock on the door and the dogs go crazy. We have 4 dogs, we don't need a doorbell. So I slip trough the pet gate between the entry hall and the hallway and open the front door. I stand on front door's threshold and with 4 dogs barking 1 meter behind me trough a pet gate and an open front door I can't really hear what they are saying but one of them is holding a "Watchtower" so that suggests that they are in fact Jehova's Witnesses. We talk for a while, about a minute or two. But we can't really hear each other because of the barking dogs but I think it's small talk. They eventually hand over the Watchtower and leave and for some strange reason I haven't seen them again. I talk to them and I actually read they Watchtower they give me.

No I don't think this is upsetting to my readers because our dogs have already scared away the people that this could be offensive to ;-).

Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's me

I can't help to think that this is my favorite place on the web. It's me, the letters of my keyboard, my readers (who's writings I also read) and nothing else (well maybe a camera). I admire those who have spent the time to learn html-coding or javascript but like everyone else they have to sit down and write something that was created in their mind every now and then. A graphically advanced web page or blog is nice thing too see but your words and pictures are the thing that is truly you, that is truly interesting.

Friday, January 23, 2009

New range hood and frying pan

We do not need to go into details but my attempt today with preparing lunch ended with a visit to to an electronics store where my girlfriend picked out a new frying pan and a new range hood which I will install later this weekend. I paid for them. We had lunch at McDonalds.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

First evening

After my 6 days off I'm doing the first out of 4 evening shifts. The winter is here, a bit of snow and not that much melting in between. The weather is warm but not on the +°C-side. So this is the winter I like =)

Don't feed the trolls

Trolls are on the move, whatever you do, do NOT feed them...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

-18 °C

This morning when I left for work it was -18 °C outside. One of the coldest places in the city is where we live. I think it's because it' not by the sea, it's about 2 kilometers away and there's a lot of islands out there, you can almost jump between them. My workplace is right next to the sea so there it was -9 °C, we also have another place, the other side of the city which is not by the sea about a kilometer away, where we measure the outside temperature and this morning it was -15 °C. Snow is nice but if you really want something called a winter it needs to be cold and it's cold.

Mirella was on her monthly checkup yesterday and got her first vaccines. I wonder when you stop doing monthly checkups? Don't get my wrong, it's good that they get that; I just wonder at what age the become every second month checkup and every half year checkup. And the results where: a healthy growing happy baby =).

And now for the last part of this post, our weekend plans. We are going to Kajaani in northern Finland for a dog show and we are hiring a cabin for three nights in nearby ski resort Vuokatti. This is the first dog show since Mirelle was born and our first "vacation". The dog show is just Saturday morning so the rest of the time will probably be spent in Kajaani or in the cabin or admiring the beautiful(I'm not sure it is since I've never been there before) landscape.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I should blog

I've noticed that the last time I wrote in this blog was before Christmas. I think it's time to write another post. And this is the moment when my mind goes blank. But I'm doing my third evening shift out of four for those of you who are wondering. Peace and a Happy New Year...