Summer projects

Summer projects

Summer days in Finland are long. The sun hardly even sets, so it feels like a Every summer I wind up doing some form of home improvement project. For example, last summer we reorganized our home office so that we could have space for whiteboards. The wall looks like...
Why I identify as bisexual

Why I identify as bisexual

I have never had a girlfriend. Seeing as my partner is a cis-man, and I love him, it’s unlikely that I will ever have a girlfriend. But even so, it’s important for me that I am bisexual. Last year, a friend of mine asked – with my permission and with...
Apocalypse Skills

Apocalypse Skills

If the apocalypse happened tomorrow, what would you do to survive? I don’t mean killing to keep your loved ones safe or anything like that. I mean, once the dust settles and the pre-fabricated resources start falling apart. There’s only so many years (or,...
What even is planning?

What even is planning?

I mentioned before that I moved from my beloved Bullet Journal into a Daily Passion Planner. I am now on my sixth month of this journey and I am honestly still pretty glad that I made the switch. There are some things I miss. I miss my monthly spreads and my weeklies....
Recovery

Recovery

Last week I took a certification exam and passed. Passing was the result of almost three months of pretty intense studying. And pretty much right after that, the news of George Floyd’s death and the circumstances surrounding it started to make its way across the...

Fury Road

I’m taking a certification test the day after tomorrow and I am SWAMPED with last-minute studying. But since an NYT article reminded me that it’s been 10 years since Mad Max: Fury Road came out (and the whole WITNESS aesthetic is very apropos for me this...
Exercise at home

Exercise at home

I miss my gym. I miss my trainer. One of the things that I really love about my body is how strong it feels when lifting the heavy things. I miss that feeling. And I know countries around the world are currently coming out of lockdown, but the first signs from Germany...
Exercise at home

Not enough

A while ago I had a nightmare where I was doing the Scooby Doo thing with basically all of my friends and family in a creepy mansion. At some point, an entire house full of ghosts started trying to murder me. Worse, the ghosts used my friends and family to do it. Only...
Recovery

Easter Eggs

A couple of weeks ago I was binging through Patricia Briggs’ Mercy series. In the short story collection Shifting Shadows there’s a story with Ben, one of the werewolves as the POV character. Now Ben is a DBA. I have some experience with both DBAs and some...
Connecting with heritage

Connecting with heritage

There’s this idea of heritage. All the things where you come from. All the bits and pieces that make up the people you come from. Some people use the very concept of heritage to justify all kinds of nasty things. Helsinki is a very small scale melting pot....