Thursday, February 19, 2009

Next Blog

Do you see where it says "Next Blog»" on top of the page? I sometimes click that link and suddenly I'm in some unknown person's blog. A lot of times that blog is written in some language I don't understand but luckily English is the lingua franca of the blogosphere or anywhere else online or irl for that matter. Other times the next blog redirects you automatically to some... well let's just call them the shadier back alleys of Internet.

But the next blog is often enough so well written and/or that interesting that it's worth going trough a few bad blogs and the questionable ?free?/commercial side of the net.

Yes it happens that I'm bored when I'm here...

Monday, February 16, 2009


When you start seeing things that other people don't see it's time to clean your glasses ;-).

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Next stop Ikea

We're going to Ikea on Friday. This time we are going to Raiso just north of Turku. It's the closest Ikea we have. It's a four hour drive without breaks, which we will have, at least one, probably two. I'm not sure when the new Ikea in Tampere will open but I think it later this year, maybe next year. That will only be 3 hours away.

However we will not buy furniture, we are already over furnitured. It's the small stuff, the little things, like maybe a new lamp, a kitchen tap and some kids stuff and we are not forgetting meatballs. The Ikea restaurant may not be a top of the line restaurant but they know their meatballs and mashed potatoes.

And as a good rule it's not a good idea to write in your blog that you are going away and leaving the house all empty. Because we are not, we are leaving behind our four dogs to guard the house and the city is digging and laying down a new sewer line right next to our house for the next few weeks every day.

Monday, February 02, 2009

2 hours

2 hours left before my first night shift out of 4 ends and I can go home and get some sleep. The nice thing about this winter (which affects my job) is that it's stable. The same temperature, a bit of snow on the ground and no surprise weather. It's nice...