Ran in to a friend earlier today. He plays in a play at the city theatre. I haven't seen the play so he offered to put me and a friend on the list for tonight's show. Great!
Got asked yesterday to do the choreography for a fashion show for some local designers during Turku Design Week in May. I agreed, sounds like fun, although I have no idea how I'll pull it off with my tight as it is schedule....
The other day, on my way to practice, I over-heard a conversation which might well serve as an example of why this town has been chosen to be the Cultural Capital of Europe 2011. An old lady was lying on the street, I guess she had had some kind of seizure or something as it seemed as though she had passed out. Four young adults had gathered around her, and they were calling 112 as I passed. The operator on the other end must have asked where they were so that they could send an ambulance. The young man holding the phone looked around and then replied, "I don't know what street this is, or the number, but we are in front of a house by Alvar Aalto".
Hilarious! (If you do not know, Aalto was a Finnish designer/architect who passed away in the 1970s but whose work is still among the most important in putting Finland on the world map of design.) I think this is great! We might not know where we are, but we know who the architect is.
On another note, if possible, avoid traveling by train in Finland. The conductors are ass-holes and the trains are always late. Nough said!
I've made a vow to never ever sing karaoke, but wise men said never say never. Lady Gaga's Bad Romance it was. Luckily there weren't too many there to witness this.
Did an interview for the radio this morning, don't know when they'll air it, but they promised to let me know. It was fun.
Also I've got a new job! Nothing full time though, just something on the side. I'll be managing a troubadour, booking interviews and gigs and what not. Lets hope something good comes out of this.
Other than this I have to say, even though I hate to, that my life is very dull right now. School is interesting and so is work, but on the more personal or private side my life is totally flat-lining at the moment. Need to stir things up a bit. And I know it's better to do it now than to wait until I'm really bored because that ALWAYS leeds to trouble and complications. It is so true what Hegel said, that we learn from history that we do not learn from history. I keep making the same mistakes over and over again. I bury myself in projects of various kinds until I have no time for me, then I stir things up by getting involved with some man where there is absolutely no future (but plenty of good times) and everything is super intense and very exciting and then it ends and I wonder why that always happen to me, start burying myself in projects again and it all starts over...Perhaps it is time to break this pattern, I'm just not sure of how to do it.