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Jaana’s karonkka

This Friday I had the pleasure of celebrating my former colleague, Jaana’s, PhD. It started with her defense and ended with the most beautiful dinner, in honor of her opponent Prof. Nakato. (And to my mother I would like to say that this was the fanciest karonkka I’ve ever attended – I will not be able to pull this off at my own defense, don’t worry!)

Here are some pictures from the party:

the dress!Jaana had the most amazing dress. True princess style!




The party was held at restaurant Kitzens where we were first treated to a four course dinner.


After the main course the speeches started. First Jaana gave speeches to every one present and then we had the opportunity to tell her how much we appreciate her. At the end I don’t think there was one dry eye in the restaurant.



My former boss Osamu gave a really nice speech and here he is handing Jaana a sushi set so that she can continue eating Japanese food even after she leaves the group.

group picture

Group picture. Jaana is standing in between her current colleague Petra and the opponent.

After the dinner we joined the after party where more people were gathered.


picture perfect


Jaana got some gifts from both present and former colleagues. Among others, a stuffed fruit fly, to remind her of what she has been working on, and a cancer cell that could heal itself, in honor of her future work as a postdoc.



Congratulations Jaana and thank you for inviting me to your lovely party!


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The most beautiful photos I’ve seen in a long time, by Miyoko Ihara. A grandmother and her cat. (One forward and you’ll see the color ones)



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Before you get to see the pictures from my birthday party I’ll show you some from this weekend when Pernilla celebrated hers. She turned 27 and had the (quite macabre in my opinion) theme of the 27 Club. All guests were asked to come as one of the many famous people who had died at the age of 27.

Here’s Pernilla herself, on the right, dressed as Amy Winehouse. Next to her is another Amy who had managed to get her hair that big by stuffing it with a pair of gloves.

And as it was Pernilla’s party she had made lots and lots of food!

Here are some other famous characters that joined the party:

Janis Joplin

Kurt Cobain


A scary looking Richey Edwards and the cake

Another Amy and Janis

And finally, a blurry picture of me as Amy

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This week I realized that there are people who read blogs to learn stuff. Their blog-picks are based on the mathematical formula of their interest+writer’s wisdom=new insight. How about that!

The blogs I read I’ve chosen because 1. they have nice pictures, 2. they make me laugh and 3. no, that’s about it. Here’s a selection


Sweet, pink-loving Annika who does stop-motion videos and draws beautifully.

Bloggfrossa och mannen som blev trött

Inga bilder men ack så rolig.


Showcases the most beautiful homes


Just because Jenny Brandt’s daughter is such a cool kid.


Where were all these people hiding when I was living in the city?

Hello Tiger!

So simple yet so beautiful.

Hyperbole and a Half

Doesn’t blog that often but when she does you risk dying of laughter.

Karins konstgrepp

På delad första plats med the Bloggess. Otroligt rolig och otroligt vacker kvinna.


The Finn-Swede queen of blogging. (according to me that is)


Makes me feel calm – and that’s even though the woman has three sons!




Followed for 4 years now. Strange how involved you get in someone’s life even though you don’t know them. When she got dumped by her boyfriend a few weeks back I really understood the 700+ comments she got.

the Bloggess

A must read! A brilliant woman who got people to shout wolverine in the subway and others to tattoo images of a metal chicken, named Beyonce,  on their legs. Beautiful on the inside and out.

the Design Ark

Another inspirational blog.

Just a small portion of the blogs I read. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!

And because I read so much, here are a couple of nice findings from today:

Keep calm must stop

Want to buy this bike?


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And these are the reasons why I need an iPhone:

They served Korv Göran’s kebab burgers at work today.

Someone had left a note on the front door of our building saying: “You tall, good-looking guy who I met at Kukka yesterday, I really fell for you, contact me”

Went to Akademen and got incredibly annoyed as Michael Monroe’s book signing blocked the swedish book section.

I saw a huge rat running across the road into Aura river.

OK, so I might not have been able to get a picture of the last one but I’d sure have more to show if I’d had that iPhone!

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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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