Sunday, July 06, 2008

Finland -- Where Finnish People Come From

Hello all! We made it to Finland without a hitch; although, our bags have a different story to tell. The bags didn't show up until Friday morning, and they won't tell us where they've been.

So far, I really like Finland. The people are very friendly. They don't scowl at me for not knowing Finnish. I've seen my office, which lacks AC, but more than makes up for it with having more than its fair share of awkward scientists.

Our apartment is much bigger than I anticipated. We don't have much in the way of furniture, but our boss and a friend of a friend are loaning us a couch, desk, TV, beds, cookware etc. We are pretty well stocked up. I will upload photos of the apartment another time. Here is a view from the kitchen window to hold you over:

We have freaking dinosaurs roaming outside. crazy.

Anyway, the night we arrived, we slept for 12 hours. nice! Friday night we went to a concert in downtown Oulu. They had 3 bands playing in a blocked off area of the town. I tried to take video of the first band, but it didn't come through very well. I do, however, have a photo of Oulu at 2am!

2am! soooo bright.

We had just left a bar called the .45 special, which I liked very much. They had "oldies" (e.g. Nirvana, Van Halen, Blood Hound Gang) downstairs, and a live band upstairs.

That's all I've got for now. More later!


Sarah Marie said...

So THAT'S where all the dinosaurs have gone. Finland. Whodathunkit?

Sarah Marie said...

RE: the last photo:

What is up with that guy with the beer and the blonde? Where were they going at 2am? I really love his trendy t-shirt slogan by the way.

Man, I hope he's just a passerby and not like a new friend of yours.

Also: Wow, a real H & M!!!! Lucky.

dollfacekillah said...

I'm happy you are now Doctor Grouchy! It's good to know what you are up to, as I've fallen out of the loop lately:( Good luck in Finland!
Maybe when you are back in the states you can come through Austin on your tour of the southwest?

YogaNerd said...

Gosh Sarah, why you gotta be so mean? At least his shirt doesn't say "Think outside of the bun".

Ann!! I miss you lady. Austin is definitely on my list of places to visit soon. Austin and Seattle. love you!

Mambinki said...

SEATTLE yeah! I wanna visit Oulu!

YogaNerd said...

mambinki, come visit! We have a place for you to sleep, we will heat up the sauna for you.

Anonymous said...

mmm, going to New Orleans Aug. 7-11th to stay with Katy and Myles & Olivia are wedding on the 10th. And Curt will be there, with his brazilian girl. Wish me luck! You are fabulous and witty as always! Love you!