Saturday, June 30, 2007

You Know Nobel Price?

I just spent an evening at the City Hall of Stockholm. At the very place where the Nobel Prize Winners gather after their ceremony to spend the night eating and dancing in the precence of The Royal Family. It was breath taking. I felt like somebody myself. It was the reception of The 13th Congress of the International Headache Society. I did not win the Nobel but I felt almost like it.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Headache Congress

I'm going to attend a big Headache Congress which is held in Stockholm Sweden during the rest of the week-end. I'm afraid that it's going to be all work no golf...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Addicted To Coffee?

I'm quite astonished, almost disappointed, that I did not score better...

My Blog Rated

Online Dating
Surprisingly my blog is rated as you can see. This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
hell (2x) bomb (1x)
Adopted from SzélsőFa

Monday, June 25, 2007

Vitamins Are Important

Whenever using a medicine it is important to know the ingredients.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Have A Nice Summer

The sun is hanging hot from the sky,
And a light wind carries the smell of freshly cut grass.
Strangely blue sky is admiring itself from the mirror of the sea
And singing of a bird like music can be heard from afar.
I am lying in my sun lounger, all haste has vanished somewhere
And I am measuring time only by watching the flowers grow.
It is vacation now, I taste some wild strawberries with milk
And I think to myself: life is beautiful.


The Ultimate Scrabble Game:
When you rearrange the letters (With no letters left over and using each letter only once):
GEORGE BUSH: When you rearrange the letters: HE BUGS GORE
And for the grand finale:

Juhannus or Midsummer

To-morrow nobody goes to work beause it is Juhannus.

Midsummer is the celebration of the most luminous time of the year. In Finland it is also the Flag Day and according to the official rules, flags are raised at six in the evening on Midsummer's Eve and lowered at 21 hours on the evening of the following day. Midsummer is surely the most delightful of Finland's public holidays.
It is called the festival of "Nightless Night" because in the northern part of Finland, that is above the Arctic Circle, the sun does not go down behind the horizon at all!
The festival is celebrated on the Saturday that falls between 20th June and 26th June. Many of the customs associated with Midsummer's Day derive from the pre-Christian and pan-European festival of light and fertility that marked the summer solstice. The burning of the Midsummer kokko (bonfire), originally a tradition linked, in the north and east of the country, with beliefs concerning fertility, cleansing and the banishing of evil spirits, has in the 20th century spread throughout Finland. It has become the central element in the programme of commercial Midsummer festivities, along with music and dance.

Homes are decorated with flowers and birch branches. A Midsummer pole, reminiscent of an ornamental sailing mast, is part of the Finland-Swedish tradition of southern Finland and Ahvenanmaa (also called Aweland...)
Everybody who has the slightest possibility travel to the countryside and towns are really deserted. Everything is closed and the toutists who do not perhaps know about this tradition think that a Neutron Bomb must have hit the streets.
Unfortunately it's a Finnish tradition to drink a lot during the festival, many people don't go to sleep at all during Midsummer Night because it is so bright. The statistics for the number of people drowned and killed in accidents are morbidly counted every year.

Here you can listen to our National Anthem and see some pictures from Finland.
We love Juhannus!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More English

Now we all accept that English is really difficult, we have to adopt a new
version. Here it comes:

New EC regulations

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will
be the official language of the EU rather than German, which was the other
possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded
that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a
5-year phase-in plan that would be known as "EuroEnglish":

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".. Sertainly, this will make
the sivil sevants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favor of
the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have less letters.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the
troublesome "ph" will be replaced with the "f". This will make words like
"fotograf" 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expected to
reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments
will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a
deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the
silent "e" in the language is disgraceful, and it should go away.

By the 4th yar, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with
"z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd
from vords kontaiining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer
kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor
trubls nor difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

English Is Still Difficult

Twenty-two Reasons Why English is Hard to Learn

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
2. The farm was used to produce produce.
3. The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse.
4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7. Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to
present the present.
8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10. I did not object to the object.
11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12. There was a row among the oarsmen on how to row.
13. They were too close to the door to close it.
14. The buck does funny things when does are present.
15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18. After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
22. If two witches watch two watches, which witch watches which watch?

English Is Difficult

There is neither egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor
pine in pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England or French
fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads, which aren't
sweet, are meat.
We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So, one moose, 2 meese? One index, two indices? Is cheese the plural of choose?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
In what language do people recite at a play, and play at a recital?
Ship by truck, and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that
smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another?
When a house burns up, it burns down. You fill in a form by filling it out, and an alarm clock goes off by going on.
When the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they
are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind
up this essay, I end it.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Abour Our Dog

And that is not the only trick she knows.

Thought of The Day 48

The secret of a Happy Marriage is that the other one is always right and the other one is a man.

Friday, June 15, 2007

About Career Choice

For the time being I am the Product Manager of a migraine remedy called Maxalt. So you could say that migraine is my headache.

If I was not in this business I think I wouldn't actually be a baker but a painter like my father. And I am not talking about pictures...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Flag Day in The US of A

Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. For more info click the post title.
Our official National Flag Day will be a little bit later, on July 23rd which is also The Midsummer Day.

Thought of The Day 47

"No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back."
-Turkish proverb

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Only In America

Last but not least: this is quite amusing, escalator even downwards. Maybe the best in the series.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

How To Become Invisible?

There are times when you just want to disappear.

Here's how you should dress if you don't want to vacuum clean, take the trash out or do any other household stuff. So your wife don't find you.

Only In India

Like I said in an earlier post every child should have a pet. Or maybe there is a medicine test going on?

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Polish Coma Patient

Doctors amazed as Polish coma patient wakes up after 19 years. It is the stuff of fairytales and happy endings, the story of a Polish railway worker who woke up to a new world of plenty after falling into a "coma" 19 years ago when Poland was still communist.

Since a Polish television station reported this month that railway worker Jan Grzebski, now 65, had roused from a comatose-like state after nearly a generation, the phone in his humble apartment in this northern Polish town has not stopped ringing.
Everyone -- the Chinese, the Portuguese, the Americans -- wants to interview the Polish 'Rip van Winkle,' the bearded storybook character who slept for 20 years.
Even warnings by Polish professor Hubert Kwiecinski, who is the health ministry's adviser in neurology, that this may be less coma and more modern myth in the making have not dimmed the public's interest.
"We can't say with absolute certainty that this was a case of someone being in a coma or any form of coma such as being brain dead or in a vegetative state," Kwiecinski told AFP.
After he was hit by a train in 1988, Grzebski was left bedridden and unable to speak, but he did not lose his vital functions.
He did not have to be fed intravenously or breathe with a respirator, which is usually the case of people in a comatose state, Kwiecinski said.
Grzebski himself said he was conscious of what was going on around him throughout his state of -- well, call it 'in absentia,' if it wasn't a real coma.
"I heard everything around me, I understood everything but I could not utter a single word," he told AFP.
"I was like a plant. It was horrible, not being able to communicate."

What a story! Click the blog title to read more!

I Like Biking

Click this and have A Nice Biking Trip

Although I like biking this is not for me.

My Dæmon

Loistavasti Dæmon suomennettuna Daimoniksi, minun Daimonini tulee tässä:
Click here or on the blog title if you want to do your own test

This test was really accurate...It says that I am calm, responsible, passive, relaxed and reliable. I nicked this test from Mischievous Muse

Only In Thailand

Every child should have a pet!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Thought of The Day 46

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.

~Marie Curie

Friday, June 8, 2007

Only In Mexico

If you are under eighteen or without a sense of humour, do not watch the following picture:

Here in Finland we now have temperatures of over thirty Celsius, so I decided to publish this. Although it is from Mexico. And I have never been to Mexico. Yet.

Thought of The Day 45

Why do people think that I'm stingy, although they know that I'm leaving all my assets to the Church? asked a rich man the vicar.
-Let me tell you a story of a pig and a cow, said the vicar.
-People did not like the pig meanwhile they loved the cow. This bothered the pig immensely.
-People talk about your friendly nature and big beautiful eyes, said the pig to the cow.
-They regard you as generous because you give them milk every day. But what about me? I give them bacon and ham. I produce bristle to their brushes and they use even my cloven hooves. And still nobody loves me. Why?
-Do you know what the cow answered? asked the vicar.
-The cow said:"What if they like me because I give them something while I'm still alive!"

Thought of The Day 44

Chop your firewood yourself, only then they make you warm twice.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Pot of Gold

Finally....someone has been able to photograph The Pot at the end of the rainbow!!


Tämä on niinsanotusti "self-explanatory", vai mitä?

Ocean's Thirteen

I have not of course seen this movie as yet. It's predecessors were so good though that I'm waiting impatiently to see this part, too. Here are some pictures from the premiere: Ocean's Thirteen and the trailer

Ocean's 13

Only In Texas

And here comes the third one. Nice to have clean milk.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Only In Hawaii

And here comes the next one. There's a good idea to implement.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Only In China

I am starting a new series of pictures called Seven Wonders In The World. Here is the first.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Being A Medicine Representative

Surprisingly I sometimes find Hagar The Horrible -clips which are like straight out of my own life.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Our Dog Ronja

Ronja is not exactly a purebred dog. But the more precious. One dogbreeder once said that if Ronja was a pedigree dog, she would win all the awards. But like Snoopy she is just Miscellaneous.

Her she is sitting on my wife's blouse while she was away for an evening meeting..

Nobody Is Perfect

I must say I can so relate to this strip!