Category life at work

Shitty Shitty Poop Poop

Okay, Monday. You win. Although I don’t think showing up dressed as Thursday is fair play. The day started well enough. Since almost everyone from the department were either on conferences abroad or attending a seminar out of town, it was only me and the assistant at work. Inspired by the calm corridor I managed […]


Hidden somewhere at Gerby, beneath endless layers of building dust and broken teenage dreams, you will find a few pictures and a very special newspaper article from the summer of 1996. Here in Finland, when you are in ninth grade (last grade of our compulsory school), you are supposed to find yourself work during two […]

Hello Friday, I’ve Been Waiting for You.

It’s that time of year again… As I’ve mentioned, I work at a university. This time of year is when all extensive course planning for the coming year is done. And plans for two-three years further down the road are made as well, only not as detailed. The department I work for is the biggest*, […]

Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Up to the Highest Height

My back took a turn for the worse yesterday. After having sat down for an hour in the morning, I was suddenly all crooked and couldn’t really move. Endured the day standing up (thank you M for arranging an adjustable table to your room back in 2008…) and spent the night lying on the floor. […]

Just Another Day at Work

So. I work at a university. These are my colleagues in a nutshell. As the observant reader will notice, two very important people are lacking from the list. Luckily I managed to sort it out.                 And yes. These pictures are hanging outside my door right now, to […]

Travel Blog of the Year?

Hey you, Can I ask you to do something for me? You know I write another blog called Friday Flats Travel Blog on top of this one… well, a little bird whispered in my ear that there’s a “travel blog of the year” competition going on over at So, if you by any chance […]

50 Shades of Grey

Helsinki has hit a new record in greyness. The layer of clouds is so thick it’s unbelievable hard to imagine there’s a sun anywhere up there. But at least we still lack snow, so I’m not complaining. I mean… it could be like it’s been these last years (for instance like this which ended like […]

How did it get so late so soon?

I had great plans for going early to bed tonight. Trying to behave like a grown-up instead of an eleven year old that needs to go back to school soon. All that “I need to go to work on Tuesday, and so if I sleep all Monday, I won’t sleep the night before Tuesday”… That […]


Dear diary, Today I got promoted to Holy Spirit at work. Having been called everything from satanist to true Finn some years back, it was a nice turn of events. I don’t think I will be updating my CV or LinkedIn profile though, but I do hope this will put an end to all earlier […]

Just another manic Monday

The spam comments never seize to amaze me. Fortunately WP stops them quite efficiently from ever getting published, but as “normal” comments sometimes get caught up in the spam filter, I do check it regularly. Usually the spam generated is somewhat suited for the post it is targeting (you wouldn’t believe the amount of versions […]

Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.

I have something fairly exciting to tell you. A while ago I started talking about how it’s time for me to make some changes in my life. I think it was an explosion just waiting to happen really. And to match the outside with the feeling on the inside, the first for others visible change […]


I did it. I changed the title line on my LinkedIn profile. Now I need to update the summary, which is still focusing on my current job, but changing the title line was enough excitement for one day. (And no, this does not mean I’ve given notice, only that I’ve taken some more steps in […]