Archive for November, 2011

A thank-you-card came last week and made me remember.

Shortly after Linnea and Joy’s wedding I promised that I would post some pictures on my blog. However, my flash/camera/trigger finger wasn’t working properly at the party and I ended up with very few successful pictures. And it felt a bit embarrassing only posting three pictures. But since I promised, here they are (the one from the car is actually my dad’s).

A sign of a good wedding is when two pastors perform the service.

And yes, the beautiful girl in the photo is my cousin.

The cutest kid at the party.

And by the way, I’ve been improving my winter swimming skills so I’ll see you in February!!!


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My dear colleague Heikki got his new PhD title yesterday (well not officially since the approval still needs to go through the university bureaucracy) and we were all invited to celebrate his achievement.

First was the dinner with speeches and excellent food. Here Heikki is with the opponent and our boss Matti.

Then came time for the traditional song, sung by the whole department. This time the music was Beatles’ Obladi oblada but some of the lyrics were changed to Monty Python’s Sperm song.

And then it was time for a video by Oliver and the boys. They finally revealed the reason why Heikki’s thesis took 7 years to make. It was the joint efforts at the apartment to sabotage Heikki’s work. Secret agents had spent years destroying samples in the most creative ways, burning them, making them radioactive, using them in an impromptu lab-football match and so on. We sincerely apologize.

Thanks Heikki for a great party! I always say that I’ve been lucky in my work but I do think that I’ve had the most luck when it comes to my colleagues.

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Killing mice doesn’t really require beauty, and I suspect no-one would complain if their executioner had a bad hair day, so I have few reasons to dress up.

But sometimes it pays off to work in science. Like yesterday when I was invited to my colleague Heikki’s dissertation party.

I think this must be the best picture of me since the one from Ulrika and Janne’s wedding (which is currently my facebook profile picture). And that picture is from 2007. It pays to have one’s hair done!

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Sitter och läser bloggar med inno på i bakgrunden. Det måste vara världens bästa bakgrundsljud, två människor som viskpratar med varandra och som nu som då hummar lite förnöjt “Jooo…”

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Things I like, November

That you can get a whole bag of Kiss-Kiss. A Whole Bag! Buy it for you kids, for your friends, for yourself – I think Fazer has created world peace – you just eliminate all the bad alternatives.


Gooseberry-carrot (krusbär-morot) jam. Bought from a church fair. Next year – homemade!


Work of art. I never thought you could make a reality show where artists compete against each other but this is just amazing. Like Project Runway only without the boring middle part. Airs on AVA Wednesdays at 8pm (season 1). This week they have to make something shocking – can’t wait!

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