lördag 28 augusti 2010

blah blah blah....

Sometimes I just feel like nobody has anything to offer. Like people are too stupid, too boring to keep my attention. And yea, I do realize what that sounds like. It just, I don't know...I need challenges. I need someone who pushes me, who questions my opinions and motives. And now, again, it feels as if nobody really measures up. There are only a very few exceptions. It's Saturday night and I think I'll stay in and read. I have a lovely apartment and a good book ("Off the road"), people are stupid, why go out?

On a more positive note, it seems we will be spending new years eve in NYC. San Fran and Chicago are also on the to-do list while there. Can't wait to start planning this trip!

onsdag 25 augusti 2010

I can't stand my own mind

Went to see the pre-showing of "Wicked" the musical at the city theatre in Helsinki last week. One of the benefits of my job, free tickets to stuff like that. Have to say I was very pleasantly surprised by it. Probably the first time I've seen a musical here in Finland that actually works! Where they let the dancers do what they do best and don't adjust choreographies in order to make them easy enough so that any 50-year old actor can do them. The story was good, simple but timely. And, even though the circus artists they used for this production were dressed as monkeys it didn't give the impression of being used as "special effects", their range of movement supported the story in a good way.

Go see it.

Holidays are now over. Once again I'm left with the feeling that the summer went by way too quickly. Sad.

From time to time I get this feeling that I should write a book. I know many people have that feeling. If I was to actually do it now I think it would be a 2010 version of "On the road" since I'm commuting between two towns the next year, half of the week in each. The setting would be Finland, the trains faster and more comfortable but other than that not much has changed since the original version. Weed is still illegal and the fashion is back to where it was when "On the road" was written. All I need to do is figure out who is my Allen Ginsberg and who is my Neal Cassidy...

måndag 16 augusti 2010

Reality check

E and M popped in on a random visit tonight at 10.30pm. Luckily I had a bottle of Fresita in the refrigerator. We popped open the bubbly and got to talking. M has been in Palestine all summer working on a refugee-camp. It kind of puts things in perspective...here me and E have been complaining about men or the lack of them (which ever is a problem...) all summer while M has been broadening her horizons and developed her understanding of different cultures.

I keep this blog in order to remember the good things in life. Tonight was a reminder of that.

Here's another reminder of how good we have it: http://www.newsweek.com/photo/2010/08/15/best-countries-in-the-world.html

Live each day to the fullest, don't take life for granted. Recently heard that a friend (not one of my close ones, but a good person who is loved by many) is terminally ill. That too puts things in perspective.

Lets get this show rolling!

The heat has kept me busy elsewhere lately. Today was the day to dig out the old calender after not having even glanced at it for over a month. It's back to reality. Already missed one appointment...holiday mode still on.

Spent all of last week in Helsinki. The week was topped of by Flow festival. Biggest mind blowers were definitely M.I.A and The XX!

Also got to see several friends over there that I don't see all too often. One of them is on his way to Denmark now to perform. If you are there, don't miss this show, it's spectacular!

More info on http://www.cryingoutloud.org/racehorsecompany.php

Last but not least I have to complain about the way Finns dress, once again. Us Scandinavians are generally quite pale, which makes it really hard for me to understand why so many women here insist on wearing combinations of beige and white. ONLY BEIGE AND WHITE!! Why? It makes us look even more pale! And they are really boring colors, especially combined together!