What's been happening in my ever exciting life...
For those who actually reads this as a means of keeping in touch with me (which, incidentally, is its purpose), I have had quite a busy week.
On Saturday night I braved the arctic weather (-22) to go into town and see my friend's band The Cut. They play a great mix of 80's pop covers (i.e. The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2) and such influenced originals. Ali is an awesome front man who has a wonderful voice reminiscent of Robert Smith and really plays to the crowd. Although I had to get the dancing started, someone always has to be the first ... the floor was soon full of moving bodies. I was a bit concerned at one point when a girl dancing next to me seemed to have misplaced her pole and looked like she was about to start using my leg instead. Thankfully she discovered a mirror and was occupied with her own reflection for the rest of the evening!
On Sunday I was still recovering from the few too many glasses of cheap red wine so I had a quiet night with a gorgeous Russian lass who helped touch up my roots and massaged my head. I had to drink some more wine though ... hair of the dog, it's a proven cure!
On Monday I had a Finnish lesson for 2 and 1/2 hours, so by the time I finished that I could barely see straight!
On Tuesday I went to a concert with my friend T in Malmi (nearish my new house). A very famous old Finnish jazz saxophonist was playing (and no, I can't remember his name) with a bass player and my favourite drummer, Olavi. They played free jazz, kind of 70s Dave Holland style (or so I was told by my well researched friend) and it was great. I'm always so inspired after I hear live music and I wanted to go straight home and write music ... but I went to the pub instead to see my friend Anne before she left for London. Had very interesting conversations about snowboarding, Finland and getting closure. I got myself involved in an arctic vacation plan somehow too! Involving snowboarding, night trains and snow camping ... I'm not sure about this...
On Wednesday I had a frantic call from Travelling Diva in need of some paper work so I proceeded to tear the house apart looking for it to no avail. Then, having put it off for two days, had to do my Finnish homework on the bus on the way to class! I felt like I was in high school again! After class I met up with Katariina for tapas and sangria (yes, I know ... drinking again!) at Tapasta. Not great I must say. The company was wonderful, but the food and sangria was very very average. However, I guess being in the midst of a dozen models will jack up the price! Katariina and I planned our forthcoming Doo Wop gig ... more details later.
On Thursday it was Australia Day so I HAD to go the Aussie bar for a beer and a snag. Then K and I had to return all the dishes and furniture she'd borrowed while Travelling Diva was travelling. So don't worry love, it's all home again!
Tonight I have to begin packing up this little place or at least my portion of this little place so I can move all my shit to my new house and prepare this little place for Travelling Diva's return on Monday... But I'd really like a cider right now!