Saturday, March 31, 2007

Thought of The Day 37

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." - Martha Washington

Friday, March 30, 2007

Thought of The Day 36

"Only he who has seen better days and lives to see better days again,
knows their full value." Mark Twain

Thought of The Day 35

What ought to be done to the man who invented the celebrating of anniversaries? Mere killing would be too light. Anniversaries are very well up to a certain point, while one's babies are in the process of growing up: they are joy-flags that make gay the road and prove progress; and one looks down the fluttering rank with pride. Then presently one notices that the flagstaffs are in process of a mysterious change of some sort--change of shape. Yes, they are turning into milestones. They are marking something lost now, not gained. From that time on it were best to suppress taking notice of anniversaries. Mark Twain

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thought of The Day 34

If you think that once you are going to laugh at the whole thing, why not do it now?

Thought of The Day 33

"Youth is not a time of life - it is a state of mind. It is not a matter of red cheeks, red lips and supple knees. It is a temper of the will; a quality of the imagination; a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a tempermental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over a life of ease. This often exists in a man of fifty, more than in a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old by deserting their ideals." - Samuel Ullman

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Thought of The Day 32, Birthday

So it's my birthday! What can I say? I'm kinda young!

"I am not young enough to know everything."
Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Thought of The Day 31

"I haven’t failed. I now know a thousand things that won’t work, so I am that much closer to finding what will work." Thomas Edison

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sad Things In Life 2

Life. It is the most favorite thing of most people. For me at least. When it ends, what is going to happen? Why do I think of these things is that my 87-years old Mother-In-Law is right now in the hospital in a sad condition. I do not know if she is going to make it. But we do hope. I don't know, why. I don't know where dead people go (if anywhere) but I do know that they often remain very much alive in the minds of those who they leave behind. Good. But sad.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sad Things In Life

To My Wife And Daughters

My Mother-in-Law is 87 years old and in the hospital with a condition that doesn't look promising. Being a tough woman she may recover. But for the time being I am not confident.
Sorry my darlings, but it looks like that.

Friday, March 23, 2007

If My Rivals Only Knew...

I love my dog.

Thouhgt of The Day 30

"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." - Jim Horning

That's A Fact, Thought of The Day 29

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thought of The Day 27

Silloin tällöin on vallan ruhtinaallista olla tekemättä mitään ja sen jälkeen levätä. Translates like this: "Sometimes it's totally devine just to do nothing and then rest afterwards."

Fire In The Hotel

Last night (which is actually still going on, can't sleep) there was a fire alert in the hotel where I am staying in Oulu.

It turned out to be a 'Cry Wolf'-warning but still. When you wake up in a strange place because of a strange noice and gradually understand that it is not the phone nor your wake-up call, it is scary. I put some clothes on and ran down the emergency stairs to the street. Lycky it was a false alarm because in next ten minutes maybe only some fifteen people had come down! The firemen found out that the reason was something trivial in the hotel restaurant's kitchen. Made me think of my life and life as a rule again.

"Life is like a library owned by the author.
In it are a few books which he wrote himself,
but most of them were written for him."
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

About Birthdays; Thought of The Day 25

My wife had her birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday!

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, doesn't matter." - Mark Twain

Monday, March 19, 2007

What's Your Sixth Sense?

Adopted from Mischievous Muse

I have an unusually strong psychic talent in the area of Precognition.
This means I have an uncanny ability to look into the future and anticipate what is going to happen. By knowing something's going to occur, I can even change the outcome of events for the better. (Huh, I'd like to see this happen!)
The in-depth analysis also shows I have other hidden psychic strengths including retrocognition (the ability to know what has happened in the past), telepathy (the ability to sense people's true thoughts) and clairvoyance (the ability to see the unknown).

QUIZ: What's Your Sixth Sense?

These Look Delicious?


You just wouldn't want to distroy these by eating them!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Winter Is Back

We have quite a storm out there.

Thought of The Day 24

"I have resolved from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Thought of The Day 23

"You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once." - Polish Proverb
If only more people remembered that.

Although I did not have a son but had two totally incredible daughters, I hope they feel like this, too. Sniff.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Who Still Likes Dogs?

This is twice as unbelievable, isn't it?

My Wife Has A Problem

And I don't tell you what it is.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Who Likes Dogs?

This is next to unbelievable! Say it with flowers...

My Japanese Name

Adopted from Katja

My Japanese name is 吉国 Yoshikuni (good fortune country)
聖人 Masato (sacred person)
Take your real japanese name generator! today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

Ides of March

Julius Caesar's bloody assassination on March 15, 44 B.C., forever marked March 15, or Ides of March, as a day of infamy. The phrase came to represent a specific day of abrupt change that set off a ripple of repercussions throughout Roman society and beyond. Inspired by Mischievous Muse

Alaskan Malamute

I scored 82% Loyal and 66% Independent!

I was most like Alaskan Malamute:

Originated in Alaska, USA, this breed is friendly, affectionate, and loyal, but can have a mind of its own. The malamute is built to work well within a team, and its friendliness makes it unsuitable for a watchdog, but brave enough to pull 110% of the load. Once set in a direction these dogs will continue in that track until someone with a firm hand and kind heart sets them onto a new destination. They are loving, but a workhorse that grows restless with too little to do.
I have to include this into my CV !

The What Breed Of Dog Are You Test

What Time Of Day

I Am Sunrise

You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.
You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.
Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.
All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.

Thought of The Day 22

"A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than he was yesterday." - Alexander Pope
How wise can one be?

I Wanted To Be A Doctor, Too

But instead I became a Medical Rep...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Thought of The Day 21

"A politician complaining about the Press is like a ship's captain complaining about the sea" - Enoch Powell.

Famous Last Words

via Mischievous Muse

My Famous Last Words Will Be:

"I can pass this guy."

Friday, March 9, 2007

Listen to this

compare this and you KNOW

Thursday, March 8, 2007


Check this! This is what I do in eMarketing.
Iltalehti. Sorry but it is only in Finnish.

Small Things In Life

THIS if anything is ME. Thank you Anniina.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Toupee Or Not Toupee

In my country I am the Product Manager for a medicine called Propecia. It is a product for treatment of hair loss, alopecia areata. So all of the sudden I invented this (to my mind) brilliant slogan for AD's:
Toupee or not toupee, that's NOT the problem!. Don't tell anyone..

Friends, uh?

I hope you are a friend 4 me.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Thought of The Day 20

Because this is my 20th (Yippee, there are at least that many!) ToTD I thought it should be really something related to me. Even if thought of by someone else first. So here it comes; `I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.'
By Charles M. Schulz
Agreed with by onlyjokinglasse

Thought of The Day 19

`With the exception of death the bottom line is hardly ever as bad as you think its going to be.' - Vernon Coleman

aMuse Yourself
I took the "The Nine Muses" quiz on

My muse is...

Melpomene is the patron goddess of tragedy. Melpomene is often represented by a tragic mask and is sometimes depicted with a crown of cypress leaves and a club. Despite her tragic side, Melpomene means "The Songstress" because her chanting and singing inspires listeners. Read more...

Who is your muse?