Monday, May 31, 2010

Moustache Monday...

...is back!
Sorry for missing so many Mondays,
trying to make it up to you later.


An ashtray spotted on the Kupittaa railway station,
Turku, 28.5.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

100 Things in the World I Love

Andrea's list at Hula Seventy inspired me to write one on my own.

1. dandelions
2. orange-colored teacups
3. scent of lilacs
4. polka dots
5. weird haircolors
6. the sound of raindrops on an umbrella
7. watching the clouds
8. picnics
9. swimming in the sea
10. ice cream on a hot day
11. hot chocolate on a cold day
12. text messages from a loved one
13. postcards
14. frogs
15. crocheting
16. summer dresses
17. reading a good book in the garden
18. swinging
19. fake moustaches
20. horseriding
21. baking a chocolate cake
22. good food you didn't have to make yourself
23. scent of old books
24. big sunglasses
25. scent of sunscreen
26. beautiful coffee cups
27. cherry Coca-Cola
28. reading magazines
29. bike rides
30. flea markets
31. colorful beads
32. eating apples from a tree
33. oranges
34. photographing
35. toy cameras
36. 120mm film
37. old black&white photos
38. the colour of the water in an indoor swimming pool
39. buttons
40. yellow flowers
41. walking barefoot
42. letters
43. boys with long hair
44. smiling babies
45. strawberries
46. silence in a cathetdral
47. rocking chairs
48. cherries
49. patchworks
50. summer cottages
51. sitting outdoors with your tea on a summer morning
52. reading a newspaper with no hurry
53. summer nights
54. whistling
55. collages
56. old telephones
57. tulips
58. colorful nail polishes
60. graffito
61. ferris wheels
62. hot air balloons
63. new sneakers
64. drying laundry outside
65. rollercoasters
66. guerilla art
67. art journaling
68. bubble baths
69. cotton candy
70. sandwinches
71. strawberry margaritas
72. surprise presents
73. wish jars
74. colored pencils
75. handwriting
76. chocolate cookies
77. origami
78. pretty fabrics
79. dangling earrings
80. button rings
81. typewriters
82. photo booths
83. stripes
84. shadows
85. long showers
86. sitting in caf├ęs
87. daydreams
88. taking a nap
89. animations
90. picture books
91. cheese cake
92. meringue
93. sandy beaches
94. red skirts
95. enamel brooches
96. rainbow colors
97. gusts of wind
98. lazy cats
99. lockets
100. bracelets

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Morning Dialogues, part 2

- What's the time?
- Wait... *turns to see the clock*
- Shouldn't women have a biological clock or something?
In that case you shouldn't have to turn.
- Oh yes, and my biological clock says 'baby'...
- !!
- ...But our alarm clock says twenty past eleven.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Things to do on a rainy day...

It's been raining all day today. Of course, as it's my laundry day, and I was hoping to hang the sheets outside to dry. But rain hasn't been able to ruin my day completely, it's been actually kinda nice just stay indoors and do small things. I made you a list of possibilities, just in case you are feeling bored.

- Look out of the window and watch the raindrops fall.
If you see any birds, pay attention how they won't get wet.
And don't you forget to wonder why.
- Dream. A lot.
I've been dreaming of distant cities and flying, for instance.
- Watch some movie you've been planning to watch (again) for a long time.
Mine was Little Women.
- Read a book you haven't read yet.
Keri Smith's Guerilla Art Kit was my choice today.
- Take a nap.
A necessity for a rainy day.
(I personally do it even on sunny ones.)
- Write something, or doodle at least.
Aiming to do some art journaling next.
- Craft something.
I'm still crocheting.
And planning to continue sewing later on.
- Cook something you like.
Mmm, macaroni casserole.
- Take a bath or a long shower.
I've been dreaming of a bath tub as well.
- Think back some lovely times of your life.
My mind is in London today.
- And if you love making lists, make one of things to do on a sunny day.
The weather forecast for tomorrow looks promising.

And now I'll continue my rainy day experiences.
Have a nice day whatever kind of weather you have there.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hair and Sarcasm



- Good Morning, little cat.
- Morning.
- What's the time?
- Ten past ten.
- What are cats?
- Meow?
- Wrong. They are full of hair and sarcasm.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Today I...

...feel sad for some reason, right from the beginning of the day.

...am tired cause I didn't sleep well at all.

...have a full day ahead of me.

...think I should post more to this blog.

...am happy cause my new neighbors decided to stay
(I'll tell more about that later...)

...wear a pair of bright green leggings and can't decided if it looks awesome or terrible with my purple hair.

...am planning to crochet a lot
(need to sit at school, you see...)

...have some other plans too.

...wait eagerly for my one-week-holiday to start.

...wear jingly earrings and love the sound of them.

...miss comments from you - are you still there?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dreaming of...


...summer.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

This isn't weird, this is extraordinary.


Yes, I dyed my hair again.
Being a redhead was fun, but
oh my, how I had missed bright, unusual colors.
I love the color so much, even though
it's a bit dark for me.
I guess I just have to welcome my inner goth
to daylight.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Laundry Day



I like doing laundry. It's my favourite of housework, cause it's so easy. I also love the smell of the clean clothes. Doing laundry is especially nice at summer, when you can dry it outside. I tried it today, cause it seemed to be warm and sunny. But then I turned my back and took a nap, and it of course started to rain. I was so annoyed.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wow!



{All pictures by Oka Morikawa}

My heart jumped a bit when I stumbled upon these pictures.

Why? Because I know that bride. She was one of my best friends in secondary school. We sat next to each other at almost every course for three years. And I know that was long time ago and I haven't seen her in years (six or so), but before I saw these pictures I hadn't realized how long time ago that really was.

According to the photographer who took those pictures she is nowadays a professional model living and working in Hong Kong. And, of course, she's married now, as these are her wedding photos.

And what am I know, after these years? I'm a broke student and a librarian-to-be who lives 150 km away from the place we went to school together with that girl in the pictures. Not that I wasn't happy with my life. I actually am. I have a life that suits me. Still, it feels very weird to hear what kind of things have happened to people you once knew.

Anyway, I miss her. And I miss those old times.

You can help!




After thinking about it for a couple of days, Diana Mini is definitely the camera of my dreams. At least at the moment - I dream a lot about cameras. Anyway, I just built up a photography section in my shop where you can purchase A4 prints of my most beloved pictures. There are eight options at the moment, but more to come in near future.

At least some of the money got from the photographs will be used to reach my dream and fund the Diana. Please check out the shop out and share the word if you know someone who would like to have a print. And if you want to read more about this, check out my craft blog Ikomi.

PS. Sorry for those who read both blogs and now got the information twice. But at least the pictures are different...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Guilty!



Oh yes, yes you did.
And I keep you (at least partially)
responsible for all those years I spent
feeling abnormal and ugly
because of my flat, thin hair.
Which, for your information,
is the NORMAL hair type with at least
three-fourths of Finnish ladies.

Because of this I won't be watching or buying
any of your movies, shows or products
before you have a flat-haired, partially bald
heroine that looks AWESOME all the time
with her hairdo.
Or one with a mohawk that won't hold up,
cause that's what happens in a REAL word
with GRAVITY, at least if you're not ready
to put glue in your hair.

I hope you feel guilty and sorry.
And yes, I do have a bad hair day.
Again.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cute or What





{All the pictures via Poketo}

Diana Mini is something I want really bad right now.
No matter I already have 9 cameras
(yeah, I know I said 8 earlier,
but I made a minor miscalculation back then).
Oh yes, I'm hopeless.
And so in love with it!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Something New, Something Cool


I've got a new bike! No, not the one in the picture, that's somebody else's old bike I spotted one day. It's very beautiful, that one in the picture, don't you think? Anyway, I'll show you some pictures later about mine. But not now, now I'm too busy to go for a ride :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Like Straight from my Childhood


On Saturday night when we were out in a bar, the DJ suddenly played this song. It was my favourite as a kid, and this version is made by one of my favourite bands. So I started singing along, and the girl sitting with me joined. Soon the whole bar was singing on the top of their lungs, including the DJ. That was a bit weird, but so so fun.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

One Lovely Spring Weekend




This has been a good weekend. I spent Friday eve with my best friend, it was the best girl's night in a long while. Food, drinking, talking and Skins marathon. Then on Saturday I had an inside picnic with schoolmates. We had lots of food and lovely sweet treats. In the evening I went out with my bf and his friends. We came back home after three a.m. and slept late this morning. And it's only Sunday, so there's still time left before the weekend is over.

In the pictures there are some "first things" from this weekend. The first rainbow cake I've ever had (made by my lovely friend - I'm still amazed someone can bake something so colorful and beautiful), the first time in a new bar and the first ice cream cone of this spring. Good times.