onsdag 30 december 2009

Cristmas therapy :)

Have you guys tried out Rock Band yet? The student association my Micke belongs too have it on their X-box in their lair in the basement of the ICT-house.

It's even better than Sing Star or Guitar Hero I tell you :) You get to try out your skills with the vocals, the drums, the guitar or the bass. So far, I've tried vocals and the bass, mainly 'cause others (who have more skills than me on the instruments!) have hogged the drums and the lead guitar.

Customizing the game is easy - new songs can be bought online, and if the X-box still have some memory left over (:P) you can create your own profile (musician) to rock on with. Mine looks a little like me - the short brown hair and perky attitude, but she dresses in pink (!), which I NEVER do. This 'cause "her" band name is Oink's Pink P! The band logo is a pink little pig with a space opera lady for a rider... Now that's some serious therapy for you!

fredag 25 december 2009

PJ Day - yay!

First, I need to say that here at us we had a really nice Christmas dinner (at the 24th), and we even had Thomas over as a guest :)
My cooking got compliments from both men, so I dare say it must have been fairly decent chow :P I did "my" version of the classical Finnish Christmas dinner servings and casseroles as follows:

1. turkey - instead of the ham
2. sweet potato - instead of the traditional baked potato casserole
3. pumpkin pie - instead of my family's traditional oven baked apple and prunes

I gots looots of Christmas pressies! Micke liked the ones I gave him (Nokia X6 phone + 3000 pieces puzzle of the world)., and I think Thomas liked the "keypete" I had found for him. Although it doesn't look like much, this little key holder actually has a REALLY strong magnet in its "paw" It even could hold up (for a few seconds anyway) my christmas-pressie cast-iron cooking pan!

I was so relieved that Micke liked his puzzle (actually, I think we all did :P ), and I was a bit surprised when we noticed that we had spent 9 h building it (the night between the 24th and 25th).

I'll leave you with some pictures of us fixing it :)

onsdag 23 december 2009

Tomorrow is the big day! :)

Let me see now.... Have I missed anything?

1. Food for tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that - CHECK
2. Presents for everyone fixed and sent - CHECK
3. Christmas cards sent to people - CHECK
4. Last minute Christmas cleaning + do the dishes - not yet done
5. Christmas trees fixed and decorated - CHECK
6. Clothes washed and "party" clothes for 24th and 31st fixed - CHECK
7. Remembering to unwind - not yet done

*looks at the list*

Well, 5 out of 7 ain't that bad... right? And besides, Micke said he'll take care of the dishes. But why does is STILL feel like I've forgotten something? Like, you know - something HUGE and MEGA IMPORTANT and CAN'T DO CHRISTMAS WITHOUT IT.

Except the ham *iuh* 'cause we won't have ham this year. We'll have turkey, because my stomach can handle it better :)

If I notice (which will be too late to do something about it I guess) what's missing, I'll post it here later.

torsdag 10 december 2009

Ah, finally some peace around the house....

Oh my, I say like my cousin Saga: what a busy week! I've managed to clean the whole house, gotten my new glases from Instru, put the Christmas cards in the mail, hold a taco/tortilla dinner, buy and fix some Christmas presents, make chocolate truffles and get exhausted in the process.


I'm going to summarize the week in pics for you, mainly because I think pics are nice to look at :)

Mimi came over because I had an idea about how to make her some hat boxes. I got the cardboard from the trash container at school, and after we had gotten them bent (using a rolling pin I might add!) into the right shape we coated them in papier maché. The glue took 2 days to dry, but afterwards we could base paint them with a basic white acrylic paint. I have to ask Mimi to provide me with some pics of how they look once she finished decorating them.
Doing crafts is fun, and I used up some of my creativity creating some Christmas present jewellry and base painting a wooden box (that's going to be used later for storing jewellry, once it's finished).

And me, Sally and Daniel went to IKEA. Did you know they sell these totally ridiculous dress up hats for kids? Now you do... The one I'm wearing on my head is actually a... fruit basket. Yupp. Hilarious :P

Christmas shopping... Okey, while I was snooping around for presents for Micke, I came across this thing of horrisplendous beauty. A puzzle with 13200 pieces, of Michelangelos "The Creation of Man". I didn't check the prize for it, but I'm guessing that it must have been close to 200 euros...
Shopping on a whole is hard! I'm proud to say that I did go a bit over the top buying groceries for ... well everything ... but still managed had to carry 2 normal shopping bags + my rucksack + my blue shopping basket home on my own! And I STILL went to the post office with all of this to get my mail order package! My back was screaming obscenities at me the whole time, as well as afterwards too...
Oh, and for the first time in my life, I made liver casserole :) or "leverlåda" as it's called in finnish sweadish. The direct translation is "liver box", and if my cousins ever read this they KNOW what's so funny about that word.... :P

Oh, and we went to the Skanssi shopping center too! There's this really geeky store with super geeky presents, and I just have to say that SOMEDAY I'm going to buy my brother this knife holder, 'cause he TOTALLY deserves it :) But at 150 euros, it's NOT going to be this Christmas.
At Skanssi, I also saw this cute baby store Mökö, but it's more the shop sign I thought cute than the store itself :P

I sooo wanted to hold a pre-Christmas dinner with our friends, one without Christmas food. So we held a taco/tortilla dinner at our place, and we really had fun :) Micke took some videos with his new phone IN SECRET, and I must say on them I sooooo look the fool. *face palm* I hope he doesn't put them up on the webb... :)

Oh, and yesterday I made chocolate truffles. And the kitchen was such a mess afterwards... I noticed about halfway through making the second small batch that I didn't have any boxes or containers to put the finished pieces. So I had to take a break and "craft" some boxes (using cardbord, tape and some aluminum foil). Tadaa!

See me make truffles at YouTube too :)

fredag 4 december 2009

Since I'm pretty much useless when I'm sick...

... I thought I'd catch up with making my Christmas wish list. Actually, Micke has been... well, not NAGGING, but politely reminded me at least twice that he wants me to make a list of possible presents he could get me for Christmas.

Christmas ain't r-e-a-l-l-y about giving presents... right? Just because it's NICE to get presents, and nice to give them too (the last part only applies if you can afford them, sadly), doesn't mean that's all that Christmas is about. This capitalistic shopping-frenzied holiday (and that's sooo what my Dad would say) used to be about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, and before that it was about Yule and the celebration of the "returning" sun via the winter solstice. So, in honor of this, I'm wishing for:

1. Yarn, preferably in 'happy' colors like sunny yellow and lime-green
2. More tealights! And these can be those cheap white ones, since our candle holders are the ones providing the color.
3. A new frying pan, since the old one has it's Teflon coating coming off. Not so nice I might add!
4. General nick-nacks and girly craft stuff from Presento or Tiimari
5. Chocolate! I'm a girl, were you surprised?
6. Lingerie! As in, something without a lot of lace (it itches!) and that fits PERFECTLY. Oh, H&M has a new Christmas collection - yummy! (the one in the pic is from H&M and cost 20€)

That's about all I can think of right now... If I come up with anything new, I'll add it :)

torsdag 3 december 2009

Stomach/Swine flu :(

I hate being sick or ill, since every time I do get sick I get REALLY sick.
Same phenomenon this time too: stomach flu! Woke up this morning, felt really weird, managed to drink half a glass of water, and then...


Well, let's just say that it's not nice. Only thing that consoles me is that I only ran a fever for like 3-4 hours, and if the stomach wouldn't tell me REPEATEDLY that it feels awful, this would be pretty much okay.

Only thing is, there's not much on the TV tonight. And Micke is on the Christmas party his office is throwing at Kupittaan Paviljonki, so he'll be home late. Probably really late. Talked a while with people on MSN and Facebook, but it's just not the same.

It's booooooring being sick. I wish a speedy recovery for EVERYONE being sick at this very moment.


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