WHILE YOU’RE READING THIS…
”I’m going to Scotland!” //
”Only for a couple of days this time, not for a whole year… Still…” //
”…it’s so nice to get to walk those old familiar streets and meet my friends whom I’ve missed a lot over the past year.” //
”I’m going to Scotland, which is super nice of course, but I have to travel with hand luggage only (because I don’t want to pay 30 euros extra…)…” //
”…so I can’t take my Swiss Army Knife with me!” //
”How do you think I’ll survive my adventures without my faithful weapon?!” //
”’A warrior’s most important weapon is not his sword but his mind.'” //
”MacGyver! What are you doing here?” ”Nothing. This is all just your imagination.” //
”I don’t recall you ever saying any wise things like that, either.” ”Like I said, your imagination.” //
”Fascinating…” ”Hey! That’s my line!” //
”And why wasn’t I invited to solve this crisis?” ”This was kind of a… pocket knife thing.” ”Fair enough.”
MacGyver created by Lee David Zlotoff
Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry
FROM THE JEDI ARCHIVES
On ollut viime aikoina aika haipakkaa, niin saatte tyytyä joskus yläasteelle taiteilemaani sarjakuvaan ”Darth X ja jäinen kanankoipi”.
I’ve been rather busy lately so you’ll have to settle for this little ”Darth X and the Frozen Chicken” comic I made back in middle school.
Meillä oli yläasteella Lumihevosen kanssa tällainen ”Inspiraatio-vihko”, johon piirtelimme kolmen vuoden ajan kaikkea randomia. Niin paljon hevosia… Oikeastaan kyseisiä vihkoja kertyi lopulta vuosien varrella viisi, mutta loput niiden sisältämästä taiteesta saavat jäädä pöytälaatikkooni.
During middle school, Snowhorse and I had this ”Inspiration notebook” in which we drew all sorts of random stuff. And so many horses. In the end we had five of those notebooks over the years but the rest of the art in them will remain in my drawer.
Star Wars created by George Lucas.
TODAY – PINE MARTEN!
Teen graduani lehtopöllöistä, minkä takia osallistun myös kenttätöihin.
I work on my thesis about tawny owls and take part in the field work because of that.
”So, now we’ll catch the female and set a trap for the male.” ”We’ll come back tomorrow morning to catch him.” //
”So there are chicks in this nest?” ”Yes, we checked it last week.” ”I think there were four chicks here.” //
”Hold the net tight so that the female can’t escape.” ”Right!” //
”Why doesn’t she fly already…” //
”Guess what? I pine marten has visited this nest and eaten all the chicks.” ”That’s the third or fourth sign of pine martens today.” ”Should we just change study species?”
TEN MINUTE RULE
”Hello!” ”It’s so nice that you could come and help me!” //
”Guests will be here in a hour. Would you slice these fruits while I clean up the living room?” ”Okay.” //
”Aaargh! The window is full of little dogs’ muzzle prints!” //
”Do I have the time to wash that window? Yes, I do, if I do it quickly.” //
”I’ll use ten minutes to do this and if it’s not enough then never mind.” //
”Hmm, ten minutes and if it is not enough then never mind… Sounds like a good principle.” //
”Can I use it for my master’s thesis?” ”LOL!”
NOT LIKE THIS
In the Zoological Museum of Turku: ”Oh, cool, look Mum!” //
”Oh, yuck! Those are so gross, aren’t they?” //
”You just can’t like such disgusting creatures!” //
”What is wrong with you?! There isn’t ANY animal that is disgusting, repellent or somehow wrong! Every living creature is AMAZING and WONDERFUL as it is!” //
”And at least don’t ruin your child’s interest in animals with your own alienated-from-nature attitude!” //
”Well okay, I didn’t get violent or even said anything but I was thinking this way. And I still do. So there.”
A TRIP TO TURKU
Piti mennä Turkuun kurssille opettelemaan karttaohjelman käyttöä. Ei ollut erityisemmin jännää. Mutta mikä oli kivaa oli se, että serkkuni, hänen vaimonsa, heidän kolmevuotias poikansa, kaksi kissaansa ja herra Pahvi-Spock ystävällisesti majoittivat minut kurssin ajaksi.
I had to go to Turku to learn how to use a mapping program. It wasn’t very exiting. But what was nice was that my cousin, his wife, their three-year-old son, two cats and Mr Cardboard-Spock kindly accommodated me during that course.
OVIMIES SPOCK – DOORMAN SPOCK
”Eh… Little one, where are you taking Mr Spock?” ”To the front door!” //
”Erm… Why?” ”So that Mum sees him right away when she comes home!” //
”Kati, come here!” ”All right…” //
”Hahaha… very good… hihihi… job… hehe…” ”Hihihi… well done… hehehe… Little one…”
OVIMIES SPOCK, OSA 2 – DOORMAN SPOCK, PART 2
”Yes, we are… Okay. By the way, Spock is by the front door. Yes. Just wanted to let you know.” //
”I’ll take Little one to take a bath. My wife forgot her keys so would you open the door when she comes?” ”Sure!” //
”Welcome to your home.” //
”Is this decent, Mr Spock? Make our guest open the door even when your standing right next to it?” //
”On your century doors open automatically but try to remember that in here they don’t!”
MIELIKUVITUKSEN VOIMA – THE POWER OF IMAGINATION
”Hello, wizard?” ”Hello, wizard here.” ”We have a problem.” //
”What kind of a problem?” ”We need to get to the other side but there are chulches in the way.” //
”You mean churches?” ”Yes, and they’re on our way!” //
”Couldn’t we just, like… walk around them?” ”Hmm… Yes!”