Tonight! Eddie Izzard in Helsinki!

Eddie Izzard is one of my favorite comedians, which I think says a lot of very accurate things about me as a person. His stuff is dark in many ways but also pants-pissingly hilarious. And tonight, I’m going to see him live for the second time. With many, many...

Favorite knits

Everyone in the Finnish school system gets taught how to knit. That doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone learns or even that everyone who learns retains the knowledge. For years, I was like that. I kept yarn around because I wanted to think of myself as...

Comfort reading

For the past two weeks I’ve been in desperate need of a holiday. I’ve been tired after more or less working non-stop on both day job, upping my skills for the day job, as well as writing. All at the same time as I’ve been trying to mess with my sleep...

Bread

Saturday night, just before midnight, I took out my sourdough starter, added a bit of flour and left it to sit. In other words, it was a very glamorous Saturday night. The first breads were probably made around 11.600 – 14.600 years ago, out of wild wheat, wild...

Nope

I slept terribly last night and can’t seem to function. By next week I will hopefully have finished the notes for a sleep book I’m reading and want to blog about and if not that, I have a post on bread I need to finish, but today, my brain is noping out of...

Being kind to yourself

There’s a tendency, especially among creatives, to demand a lot of yourself. In one way this a good thing. Most creatives need a day job to, you know, pay the bills, sometimes two. The only way to get anything done is pushing yourself to meet deadlines, whether those...

How I use Habitica

After last week’s post went live, two excellent colleagues – Stephanie Charette and Simone Heller – noted that they hadn’t been able to make Habitica work for them and I realized I’ve had troubles on that front as well. It took me a few tries...

Motivation and the long con

Yesterday, I sent off my first short story submission since November 2017 (and my first rejection in about the same time some few hours later). Mostly that’s because I’ve been working on novels between then and now. A lot of it was also just, Clarion. Trying to write...

Knitting in 2019

I mentioned previously that I have a tendency of setting overly ambitious goals for myself and that also applies to knitting. 2017 my goal was to knit 12 shawls, and last year to knit 12 sweaters. I finished the 12 shawls in 2017 and 8 of the sweaters for 2018. But I...

BuJo – an update

Roughly two years ago I wrote about my journey with the Bullet Journal. It has continued to make my life more manageable even as I continue to tweak my process and what and how I record things. At this point, I’m going through roughly a journal per quarter and...