.. to counteract that drowsy after-lunch feeling. I just feel like I want to slide off my chair and sleep under my desk for a bit. Enter .. the Dark Roast Double Espresso and Sukulaku!
In the middle of August I will have been in Finland for a decade. It's been a blast and the years have flown by. Looking back, there are few things I've picked along the way. The language isn't that bad. It's tricky sure, but with daily practice you can get your head around it…Read more 10 years in Finland. What have I learned?
A list of weird Finnish words which for one reason or another I've only just come across. I'll keep adding to the list as time goes by .. Aivopieru - Brain fart. A singularly stupid and fundamentally flawed idea which really should have been kept inside. (21.01.2015) Hanki - Snow*. The covering of snow on…Read more New word for the day
1. The silly soft stuff really does get in the way. 2. Don't cycle on the freshly prepared cross-country skiing routes unless I want a ski pole shoved where the sun doesn't shine. 3. I feel hard-core and Rambo until some old guy on a 40 year old single-gear "Tunturi" trundles past. 4. I still…Read more Things I’ve learned from cycling in the snow.
1. Get my 5h1t together. 2. Learn what "get my 5h1t together means". 3. Stop holding off on getting my 5h1t together. 4. Stop swearing. Swear less. Try to swear less. 5. Be a better husband. 6. Be a better dad. 7. Write awesome, deep, but not too deep, soul breaking, empowering, ground breaking, revolutionary,…Read more My new year resolutions.
So .. I've figured out why no-one sits next to me on the bus. There a few factors. In the morning I am tired and non-communicative, and in the afternoon I am tired and irritable. Of course, my friendly and welcoming appearance might have something do with it too.
One of my roles at MegaCorp is looking after the ticket queues. It's sometimes an inter-cultural battleground where stressed out customers struggle against the over worked customer-facing and service-focussed Service Desk. And there is me. The Queue Co-ordinator. The Guardian of The Queue. A lone protector standing between chaos and a nice orderly ticket queue…Read more How I feel at work sometimes ..
My chuckle moment for the day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk_vV-JRZ6E
Greeted a neighbour on a crowded bus and stood right next to him. Not my neighbour. #shouldHaveGoneToSpecsavers.