oanja: (random movie firefly)
I have started to write my thesis! Yay! I have a bit over seven pages done now (three day streak) and I'm hoping to keep going. If I can do 2 pages a day, I should have the thing done in two months! That would be so amazing. *__*

It's been super for the the past two weeks and I'm pretty much done with summer now, please stop? On top of that I've had Luna here with me for over a week now and she doesn't really do that well with the heat either. We have this one spot along the lakeside where we stop on our walk (if nobody else is there) and I'll sit on a rock and she will wade a bit. She almost goes deep enough to get her stomach wet, but not quite.

What else? The withdrawals from the lack of hockey got to me finally and I got Viaplay again and I've been re-watching the playoffs. :D Can't wait for the new season to start, I hope it will go well and Vanek will work out.

Oh and when I went to mom's we visited Suvi and her kid is a lot bigger now, a bit over a year old. Then on the way home mom told me about how much more advanced I was at that age. :D I was a genius when I was a baby, too bad it didn't last...

I bought a puzzle and now all the pieces are all over the kitchen table, and I'm remembering why I never really liked doing puzzles... ^_^;

Then I need to apply for the benefits again and the process is super annoying and they want me to send in more stuff and argh! Just give me money for this year so I can maybe graduate and then get a job! I promise I'm not trying to scam money of the government. >_>

I've talked a lot with JJ this summer, so that's been nice. It was weird how we kind of lost touch there for a couple of years(!)

update

Jul. 2nd, 2014 12:45 am
oanja: (random movie firefly)
The Wild signed Vanek to a three year deal and I'm super okay with it. It seems like Fletcher has a steady head on his shoulders and didn't do anything stupid (so far) and I can be happy with that.

I went to see [livejournal.com profile] messy_kisses last weekend and that was a lot of fun. We went to the middle-ages marker thing and that was fun, even though I didn't buy anything. And her cat hardly even hissed at me. :D I'm kind of super bummed that I was in the same city as Mikko Koivu and could have seen him in his bachelor party glory but missed the whole thing completely. (we even walked through the market place! Who knows what time he was there though)

I bought this 'pop cake maker' while I was there, because omg it's basically perfect for making takoyaki! Whee~

My mom sent me a text today reminding me that we're going to Sweden this Sunday... I had completely forgotten, oops! So hopefully that's fun. At least the weather forecast is saying the weather will finally get a bit warmer. (it's been like 12-15 degrees all month basically, which is ridiculous)
oanja: (stock converse)

I finally got some money and my bank account balance isn't 20€ anymore, so that's awesome. I might actually join the gym now, that would be nice. (maybe, it's a unisex gym and I've only gone to a gym for women before and I'm not sure how the whole dude thing is going to go, but I'll try it)

Having some money is such a relief, I mean I got some from my mom, so it's not like I've been starving or anything, but it's nice to have some money of my own and not leech of of her all the time. Yay!

The Rangers won a game so now it's 3-1. I still think the Kings are going to win and I kind of want them to, just bc screw the East. (even though I think it's stupid for the Kings to win again... No cups for teams who have won in the past 5-7 years! You got yours already, now let others play!)

I don't know why but I've been thinking about how I want a cat lately... So that's odd.

oanja: (BtVS Buffy hardly working)

I have to go socialize with people I don't know later today. I haaaaaate doing that, I'm so bad at chit chat with strangers. Bc for some reason you can't just start talking about fandom with everyone???

People irl are the worst and 95% of the time sooo boring.

(except my actual friends of course, but I met most of them online!!!)

People my age are so adults, they are married and have families and care about boring real life stuff. Urgh... Adulting sucks.

Oh, but I got JJ into whatsapp, so now we can actually talk, so that's great. Also she got me Diablo III as a late b-day gift and we played that last night. It was a lot of fun, that game seems so simple (so far) just click two buttons to smash everything. :D

I have completely messed up my sleep rhythm though and it sucks. I can't get anything done! And I need to do thesis things. >_> I'm gonna do better I promiseeeeeeeee!

Haven't written any fic either, so that is annoying and I should play more swtor bc I activated the paid account and I don't want it to go to waste!

So much failing going on right now. Summers are the worst, I never get anything done, just whine and whine. n_n

oanja: (BtVS Buffy hardly working)
The new Thief game looks really cool, but once again I wonder about why the main character has to be a dude. Why can't you also play as a lady thief? Is this just going to be another Dishonored? (Still I kind of want it!)

I feel like I haven't managed to do anything useful this week and I'm just tired all the time. Annoying...

Wild hockey is back tomorrow, wheee~ I'm super worried about their goal tending situation though, because I really doubt Kuemper's ability to keep up those incredible numbers (regression...) Also is the Wild get kicked out on the first round (if they make it there) the Ducks really need to win the cup, like I need this to happen. I will also grudgingly cheer the Blues on as long as someone other than the Hawks goes to the final. Seriously fuck the Hawks, they've had their fun, now let others win the freaking cup. (I'm not at all biased or anything)

Teen Wolf, we had a good thing going this season, why do you always do this to me?

I ate four oranges today. I don't think I've eaten since last winter. Weird how that goes sometimes.

I've also been feeling super nostalgic about 90' romcoms. I got Sleepless in Seattle and Notting Hill the other day. Someone should organize a new Harlequin or romcom challenge for the hockey fandom... is that too much to ask? (what I really mean is, people should write more pretend boyfriends/arranged marriage and kidfic for me to read)

Oh and while I was buying all those movies I also got season one of Community. I guess it's time to start collecting that (legally)

...

Feb. 2nd, 2014 09:37 pm
oanja: (stock mäyräkoira)
Totally forgot what I wanted to post here... >_>

Well I read a book last night and today. I think it's the first book I've read this year, which is pretty sad as it's already February. (Iain M Banks still rules btw) I'm thinking I'll try to keep a record of the books I read this year and see how that tally goes up.

Speaking of books I ordered some more from Bookdepository. Two of them were Dragon Age books. Oops...

Made pizza today, it wasn't as good as I had hoped, but still, pizza. Can't really go wrong with pizza.

I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but I got a new phone. It's Samsung galaxy note3 and so far I like it. I'm sure I don't even know how to use most of the bells and whistles on it, but I think I'm learning :D

Hockey wise, the Wild have kind of sucked again, which is annoying and I'm trying to get used to the idea of them meeting the Hawks again if they get to the playoffs. >_> They've played well against them this season, but the playoffs are always different. Also Mikko Koivu might not even be able to make the Olympics, which sucks a lot.

The trouble with liking the Leafs is that I also really dislike some of the people in the organization, mostly Carlyle and Kadri. Kadri was on my shit list after that headshot against Granlund and then he hit that one kid in the last game... That looked like boarding to me and it could have turned out a lot worse for the player who got hit. I just don't like how he goes for these dirty hits so often. And then he gets praised for having spunk or playing with an edge or whatever. Grrrrrr... But anyway the happy part was that Kessel got a hatty and Bozie had two points and this happened. I have a bad feeling that this is becoming my hockey otp and that's kind of sad because they're a rare pair. *pout*

weird...

Jan. 21st, 2014 12:11 am
oanja: (sga Rodney + company lost)
Almost done with work practice, yay! And I was supposed to have classes this week, but they got rescheduled so instead I'm going to see [livejournal.com profile] arilyn9 and we're going to a real hockey game! I'm excited. =D

The dating thing didn't really go according to plan. Somehow the guy managed to develop some romantic feelings for me in two! Two meetings and wasn't happy when I told him I thought we would be better off as friends and that I really couldn't see myself in a relationship with him. So so weird. I hope this isn't the norm, because I know myself and I definitely won't be able to start liking someone that quick.

Also as soon as I said that he started trying to talk me around. Like seriously that quote I saw on tumblr was right in this case at least 'when a man says no it's the end of conversation but when a woman says no it's the start of a negotiation' like seriously, I liked him fine before all this happened. I ended up feeling like he was trying to guilt me into dating him, because he liked me. Whut? I don't think I owe him anything, but I definitely need to be more clear in the future about what I want out of this whole internet dating thing, because people obviously have very different ideas about these things.

So, that's super weird and I feel like I'm too old to try learning how dating works. Urgh...

But annyways, the Wild are still in the playoff race, although I don't really like their chances, I mean they would match up with the Hawks again?? Or the Ducks, I'm not sure how the format works. I really hope the Ducks could win the cup, it would be awesome.

I also haven't written any fic in ages. *grumble grumble* and I forgot to bring my keyboard with me to my apartment and now I only have this small wireless keyboard that is not good for writing at all. It makes my fingers hurt and also I make a lot of typos.

Welp

Jan. 1st, 2014 03:51 am
oanja: (Sga John is ded)
The new year started badly with the Wild losing to the Blues 1-2. They officially suck and I hate them. (also it's almost 4am and I'm a bit cranky)

There was a big fireworks thing at the market place at midnight because it was an anniversary of the town. They obviously put a lot of money into it, it looked super cool.

The under 20 team for Finland came in second in their group and will play the Czechs (omg I can't spell that) next for a place in the medal games??? Maybe, I'm really not sure. >_>

The Canadian players were wearing collars and I have no idea why. It gave me all kinds of ideas though, so maybe it's better that I don't know the real reason, as I'm sure it's a boring one.

why

whut?

Dec. 28th, 2013 09:44 pm
oanja: (Avengers: Loki O_o)
Oh no my holiday is almost over. :( Back to the work practice on Monday. I still have like two and a half weeks left. (I spent the weekend at my apartment with Luna, to get some me time. It really gets to be too much, spending weeks at a time with my mom and her bf)

Dyed my hair again, I'm really not happy with how it looks, nothing seems to be working with it right now. Also the length is super awkward. *argh*

I'm really angry with the Wild right now, like why are you doing this to meeeee?

Also, writing fic is hard. *pout* it really would be super helpful to have that machine that would import stories right out of your brain and into a word document.

I just started listening to MUCC because they are on spotify and their newest album there is weird. I'm always surprised at how much some Japanese bands change their sound between albums.
oanja: (NCIS: Abby)
Uh oh, so last ditch effort, does anyone on my flist have time to SPAG beta a Yuletide fic of 2284 words, for an obscure book fandom? (Iskryne) But seriously you don't have to understand anything about the actual fic if you could fix my punctuation and wonky sentences? *puppy eyes* The reveals are on the 25th, so I have until then to edit the story. yes, found a beta, the Yuletide community is awesome! :D

Anyway, I actually wrote something and didn't default, so that's good at least...

Oh and mom just took the ham out of the oven. It smells great and I can't wait to have a few bites. Let's see if we have any ham left on Christmas Eve dinner. ^_^;
oanja: (stock Christmas decoration)
WAAAAH! Yuletide deadline is tomorrow and I have written 196 words! *panics* But the story only needs to be 1000 words so I can finish it in time... the problem is going to be finding a beta. Argh, why do I always do this... (the reveals are on the 25th, I wonder if you can update an unbetaed story and then edit it before the reveals...)

Anyway, it's super weird that it's almost Christmas, but I don't feel like it at all. I'm definitely getting old, because I'm just looking forwards to eating a lot of Christmas food. >_>

Also something super weird is going on... I made an online dating profile and I actually met a guy last weekend. I'm not going to be home until the end of January, but we are keeping in touch etc. Super super weird, I really don't know how you are supposed to do this thing. Like how do you date? How do you know if you like someone? Weeeeeeeeiiiiiirrrrrdddd! Especially because guys are strange, I've never had a relationship with one or been friends with one. And I'm not even sure I want to...

Then on to more familiar topics... The Wild are doing terribly again, they are 5-4-1 in the last ten games and things just aren't working for them, they can't score goals, they only have one goalie who's actually been playing well etc. I think they are on the last wildcard spot for the playoffs, but that's not saying much. Urgh, please win some games? Also, Colorado: start sucking right now! Especially because your asshole goaltender got away scot free from those charges.
oanja: (skates)
As someone pointed out on the internet: with the salary cap rising so much in the next few years, the Suter, Parise contracts won't look so outlandish soon. Yay~ says I... :D

Also very surprisingly the Wild won their game against the Sharks. Ducks tomorrow. (hopefully they can get a point at least) I mean they finally have the third spot in the Central division, it would be nice to keep it for a bit.

The Wild guys doing some charity. Parise looks really wide shouldered here, Heatley is as creepy as ever, also who is that smiling creepily at the back row? Because wow... Koivu is tall and I like his hair. I don't like Coyle's hair, he should grow it out a bit, even if he has that naturally super curly hair. Spurgeon is tiny and looks like a baby, I can't believe he's a dad. That's Prosser at the end, right? He always reminds me of some actor but I can't put my finger on it.
flyf

Work practice is still going well. I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop, because it hasn't seemed half bad yet, and I've heard so many horror stories. So I won't be lulled into a false sense of security. :D (stay vigilant!)

Oh and I'm going to see the Hobbit tomorrow! Yay~ I hope it won't be terrible. (I mean I really liked the first one now that I saw it on blu-ray, but I really didn't like it in the cinema. So hopefully that won't happen again. But more Thranduil, they can't ruin that for me...)
oanja: (BtVS Buffy hardly working)
"Work" again tomorrow. Weird to go back after three days off. But it was nice to have a long weekend, just laze about and watch hockey. That Toronto-Ottawa game was a lot of fun to watch, as was the Dallas-Flyers game. The Buins-Pens... not so much (I mean after the first period things kind of went back to normal, but yeah)

The Wild play against the Sharks soon, but I have to go to bed. I hope it won't be a disaster. (also Nino tweeted about going to a basketball game with Dumba and Granlund, so he must be getting better... Right? If he had bad concussion symptoms I don't think a noisy basketball game would be a good idea.)

I really don't know what I should with my hair, it's getting kind of ridiculous. Maybe I should just cut it short again. >_>

Also, putting on multiple layers of nailpolish is super hard to do without messing up. I did pretty good this time, only two nails don't have a smooth finish (I poked the two on something before the nailpolish had dried properly)
oanja: (stock cat mouse)
YES! I managed to fix my kobo, which has been frozen for months and months. I really hope it won't do that to me again. Luckily I hadn't had the time to order a new e-reader yet.

Work practice has been really interesting so far. Tomorrow is the last day this week, because it's Independence day on Friday. Also tomorrow is only a half day really as everyone is going to have... uh are they called office Christmas parties in English? Anyway, I'm going to eat all the Christmas food. Yum, can't wait.

Also, trying to get used to 'working' full day is super tiring after just lolling about in University all year. Hopefully I will have some energy to write fic during the longer weekend. (I should really start working on my Yuletide fic...)

Also the Wild won against the Flyers, but the next game is against the Hawks, which isn't going to be fun at all. Granlund is still having concussion symptoms, which really sucks. I hope he'll be okay. I mean how much would it suck to have to retire at 21 and not even get to play one whole season in the NHL. (I mean I know it's better than most hockey players manage, but still.)

Bhuh

Dec. 1st, 2013 03:45 am
oanja: (skates)
3000 words into the Kessel bodyswap fic. yay~

I kind of want to stay up to watch the Wild game, but I need to get up around noon tomorrow, so maybe not. >_> I really hope they can win this one. Can't drop two games to a division rival...

I need to go drop a book off to the library before I go to mom's and to the store. (I got a gift card to use \0/) And then the work practice starts on Monday. I hope it won't be horrible.
oanja: (BtVS Buffy hardly working)
I went to Tampere this past weekend for the UN student meeting thing about sustainable development. It was pretty cool. Also hung out with [livejournal.com profile] arilyn9 and [livejournal.com profile] sherg I'm kind of super jealous you get to live in one of my favourite cities. *pout*

Yesh, managed to finish one assignment for school. Two to go. Sadly the one I finished was the easiest... bummer. Still I have two days for the small thesis one and then two more days before the essay is due. Totally doable, hopefully *fingers crossed*

This wouldn't be such a problem if I didn't have the strongest urge to start a new fic. I want to write about how Phil and Amanda Kessel swap bodies and how that makes them evaluate their lives. Mostly I just want Amanda to get to play in the NHL and for Phil to pine after Tyler and wonder if it wouldn't be easier to just stay swapped so they could be together. And demand they send Stella to wherever Amanda is training for the Olympics and accidentally start rumors about Amanda and Tyler dating, which would not amuse Amanda, who would end up seeming like the over protective big brother. And for both of them to have body dysmorphia issues because they are cis people.

About real hockey... the Wild have been playing pretty well lately, yay! They have won the last 7 out of 8 games. They have a four game road trip that starts tonight though, so I'm a bit worried. They haven't been great on the road this season. Still let's enjoy the fact that they are second in the Central division right now, only two points behind the Hawks. (and let's ignore how the Avs and Blues have played two games less)

Also there are 8 teams in the West who have as many or more points than the first team in the East. Wow, just wow.

I got new books while I was visiting arilyn9. I just love that one used book store there... This time I got 7 new (to me) books. I'm super excited about my expanding collection of the Culture novels. I don't think I'm missing many anymore. Then, when I got back home I found the books I ordered from bookdepository had finally arrived. Those are the Patrick O'Brian books. The covers are so pretty!
photo of my books )
oanja: (NCIS: Abby)
I hit 35,000 on my hockey fic just by filling in a few scenes I had skipped in the middle. Ooh boy... This fic is getting long.

Viaplay is showing American football and I don't know which team I should try to follow. Does anyone have recommendations? (I don't think they show all games though, but I think it might be fun to follow casually) I've only ever watched a few super bowl games, because they show those on TV here. The Ravens (uh was that their name idk) won last time, right? Maybe I should just cheer for them...

How is it Sunday already? Weekends just magically get shorter once the semester starts. Urgh.

This afternoon someone was playing music really loudly outside the building (we are the champions...) First I was annoyed, but when I went to look out there was some kind of marathon or a shorter running contest going on and people running on the sidewalk past my building. The music came from some people who were cheering the runners on. Very nice of them. So I just closed the balcony door and my window while that was going on.

Divinity II was on sale on steam (5€) so I got that. Like I don't have enough games to play already... *eye roll*
oanja: (BtVS Buffy hardly working)
I paid the money for the student union and now I'm a student again for one more year. The fee's gone up I think, it was 108€ and I think it was about 90 some years ago. Still can't complain too much as it's the only money I have to pay for a full year at a university. I don't know how American's do it... Well, yes I do, they either get into a lot of dept or their parents pay for them or both. I have student loans now too, I think it's about 3000€ right now and even that freaks me out quite a bit.

I still think it would be cool to work abroad for a few years after I finally manage to graduate (in a few years hopefully) and I've been thinking about Canada lately. I think it would be an interesting place to live in, but that the culture shock wouldn't be a big deal. I went to look at a webpage meant for foreigners thinking about moving to Canada and it seems there are jobs for social workers over there. :) Not that it's a big surprise I think there's a need for them all over.

Anyway... I've now read two of the Dragon Age books and they are sooooo interesting! I love how much new info they give into the world and also how much of it is then used in the games. :D It seems like the new game will take place soon after Asunder. I can't wait to play it!!! Still one year to go though. *pout*

While [livejournal.com profile] arilyn9 was visiting I got the third season of Fringe and then watched it in the past few days. I keep thinking about how Olivia is treated in the show as a female character, because now I can't not, especially with the new Star Trek movie being so bad when it comes to female characters. I do think that Olivia is super awesome! She is definitely one of my favourite female characters, but they have done some questionable shit to her and her body over the course of the show. I keep thinking though that would I even care if it had happened to a male character and I think the answer is no. So does that make it better or worse? Also the red haired Olivia is confusing to me, she seems to be all over the place when it comes to her actions and motives. I don't know... Also, I've heard that the fourth season is a mess and I wish I hadn't read that somewhere, because now I'm worried about what they are going to do to this show I like so much. ;___;

I also bought both seasons of Rome, because I only had season 2 for years and now there is no way to just get season one anywhere!! The blu-ray was only 24€ so it's not that bad with 12€ per season... It's been years and years since I watched season one and I'm kind of nervous about watching it again, in case it's not as good as I remember it being. It's not going to ruin it for me, I know that, so I should just watch it. 

Mom why???

Aug. 3rd, 2013 06:51 pm
oanja: (Avengers: Maria Hill)
My cousin's baby has his Christening tomorrow, no big deal, right? Except my mom for what ever reason has decided that she needed to throw away my dress!!! I came here thinking, 'i don't need to bring any fancy clothes with me, I have that one dress I've never even worn yet' but noooooo, mom thought I didn't like it and just put it in with clothes she put in the charity box thingy. A dress I never even got to wear! Argh!

Hockey fic is over 22,000 words and I keep skipping scenes so that I can have an outline done by the rough draft deadline. New goal: have the whole story be around 35,000 words.

Update

Jul. 8th, 2013 11:21 pm
oanja: (text then I'm done)
Had [livejournal.com profile] messy_kisses visiting me for the weekend. It was great. We watched some Buffy and all of Firefly (and bitched about it getting cancelled, when it was totally awesome! The injustice!!) We went around Kuopio and that was great, as I hadn't done that despite living here for almost an year. (oops?) and found a great hamburger place (a bit expensive but what restaurant isn't in Finland) We also went shopping and I got a new bag, a shirt, a skirt and a few games for my xbox.

Tomorrow I'm going on a cruise to Stockholm with mom and her guy. Should be fun, and there will be a lot of eating. (always great) Of course I haven't packed anything, but then again I'm only gone for 2 days and how much stuff can I need?

Then there is the animecon here on the weekend. Luckily I went to the manga store with [livejournal.com profile] messy_kisses as they only had four tickets left! =O Who knew it was going to get sold out??

I have 5,500 words written for the hockey big bang, hopefully I can keep this up and actually finish a story for once. It's kinda sad that since 2011 I have finished four stories. FOUR!!! Don't even ask how many I have unfinished and abandoned. >_>

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