I wanna go out to the city tonight
Sit outside by the lake and sip a drink and watch the cars go by and enjoy the late evening sunshine
But that’s probably no fun alone and I haven’t really got anyone I can call (when I last saw him, I asked my closest friend in the city when we’d next hang out and he said Thursday so…)
pihLA YOU ABSOLUTE BASTaRD WHY DO YOU NOT LIVE HERE ANYMORE
Buying a 24-pack of beer
- cheap, practical
- your fridge is full of beer and you end up drinking it every day even if you have work tomorrow (and also you promised yourself that now you have so much beer it will last for a long time haha as if)
I got accepted into the University of Eastern Finland!
It was not my first choice but if I don’t get accepted into the other two (the results from those entrance exams haven’t come in yet), at least I now know I’ve got something to do next year. Yay!
Stupid health problems grumble grumble
Miun piti laittaa tänään ruokaa, jotta olisi huomenna töissä jotain syömistä, mutta ostinkin roiskeläpän ja limpparia. Bloody typical.
Grilling sausages, drinking beer, playing card games and listening to heavy prog. This is just like the old days (and by ‘old days’ I mean last summer). Ahhh I am smiling.
Yay weekend. An ex tempore trip to our summer cottage with the boys. There’s way too much alcohol and we’re gonna warm up the sauna. (Translation: We’re all going to die.) The weather is perfect for sitting indoors and putting the heating on full blast and listening to Pink Floyd. That’s all you need to know, really.
I nearly gave too much away about my ~true nature~ at work today. Since I technically work for the church, I’ve decided to keep my non-religious identity hidden, or at least not bring up the subject myself, to avoid awkward situations. However, I was browsing our calendar today and saw a thing that caught my attention. “I’ve never really understood this ‘Blessing for School’ thing,” I said to one of my colleagues. She looked at me with a puzzled expression. “They bless the kids who are starting school, and bless their school journey,” she said, as if it was completely obvious that school children need a blessing. “Yes,” I said, “but why? The school isn’t a religious organisation.” She pondered this for a second. “Well, it used to be the church that provided all education in this country,” she offered. “Not anymore,” I said, as neutrally as I could. She said nothing so I left it at that. I have to be more careful about stuff like this in the future if I want to keep up my act.
MMMmmm, so much pizza and Coke. I can almost feel myself getting fatter but it’s so good.
An pretty nice day at work. A group of mentally handicapped people came to the church and I had a lovely time showing them around and telling them stuff about the history of the church. Also, one of the foreign volunteers who have been hanging out at the same parties as I (the big party on Saturday was actually their farewell party), a Mexican guy called Miguel, was there helping them. It was quite weird to meet him there and he was like “I didn’t know you worked here!” It was really nice to see him, though, he’s going back to Mexico in a couple of days. I haven’t spent much time talking to the volunteers but we’ve been at the same parties enough that I’m a little sad about their leaving. We promised each other we’d definitely meet when he next comes to Finland, but I’m almost certain that won’t happen. I’ll probably be living in a different city and have no means to contact him/them.
Anyway, I’m really exhausted now because after work I cooked for my dad and my sister and helped them in the garden and helped her clean her room (our mum is in Rome and it seems impossible for those two to take care of the housework without her). I also finally managed to sort out my taxes. Yay! Now I can go to bed feeling like I’ve actually accomplished something today, which is rare. (I did accidentally leave all the food I bought for myself from Lidl at my parents’ house. But shhhh, I can’t remember everything.)
Tell you what, I’m not actually feeling too bad about going to work tomorrow. On Friday, and to some extent yesterday, I was like “No. I simply cannot take another week of this!” but now, after the weekend and friends and alcohol, I feel like maybe I can do it after all. I’ll suffer a bit during the week and then get enough rest & fun during the weekend to get me through the next week. Haha, typical working life.
We ended up going to the big party last night.