Like the rest of the world (by the looks and lenghts of the lines to the fitting rooms) I also took part to the after Xmas sales mania. I got few gift cards to spend and managed to find stuff that makes me very happy.

A long black cardigan, blue transparent(-ish) basic t-shirt, petrol blue long-sleeved (also transparent-ish) t-shirt, teal basic heels, thick black leggings and neon yellow & pink nailpolishes also found their ways to my shopping bag. Very satisfied.

I've been wearing that CTRL skirt since and I love it. It's so comfy and I don't mind at all that it's blue. Or that two of the shirts I bought are blue. Even the teal colored heels are semi-blue, 'cause I think teal belongs to blues as well as greens. And the point here? I DON'T LIKE BLUE! But apparently I have blue phase going on now and I try to learn to appreciate it. After all the shades of blue actually go well with my red hair. Hello to the new color in my wardrobe, hello to brave me!

2009 tightly wrapped up

That sticker pretty sums up the year 2009.
It's a bloody victory that I'm still alive and somewhat have my marbles together, but yet nothing still makes sense and everything is constantly changing. Changing so much and so often, that I'd rather have some peace and stability in my life for a change now. One year already passing is such an unbelievable thought. It's been such a rollercoaster and full of ups and (mostly) downs. Feels like everything is going on so fast pace that I don't have even time to breath.

So what I got in 2009?

- New home
- Many many funny memories
- Minus few kilos though which I gained back during Xmas
- Amazing amount of energy that kicked me through this year
- New friends
- Tattoo project started
- Trips to Sweden

And what about the losses?

- Relationship x 2 (same relationship though..)
- Michael Jackson
- Proper moving to Sweden
- Not completed in 2009 but the countdown to the last day of my shop has now begun
- My bike
- My mind
- My My Little Pony -collection, that is currently on sale 'cause of lack of time & space.

So goodbye 2009. It's been a scary year, but also life-changing and very educational. New things coming up in 2010 and I'm very much looking forward to it. I'm all set up, my brand new Moleskine Weekly Notebook is ready to go and nothing can stop us!

Just bring it on, I'm ready!



I thought I was done with piercings and didn't want more of them, or even liked them that much anymore. Well cool pics do wonders no matter what's the subject.
I still have my niebühr bridge and 12mm lobes on ears, but nipple piercings have been gone for few months now after I got bored of them. I'm now thinking if I should stretch the ears bit bigger, say 14mm or max. 16mm. Let's see what happens to that, if anything.
Here's some inspiration for you.



Feeling the Xmas yet?

Sorry for the lame posting pace, there's lots going on "behind the scenes" and I haven't had really time to think about blogging. Anyways, I'm finally starting to get a bit into a holiday mood, here's few pics from yesterday when A (not in pics, she was behind the cam) and K came to my place to eat some Xmas pastries and hot chocolate.

I had a discussion with my dad about the dishes served in the Christmas table this year and I'm very happy that he agreed not to have the traditional ham this year. Also the turkey will be left out and we will only have reindeer and fish as meat.
If you want to know what goes on in Finnish pig farms and why I made this wish for my dad, check this link. *Click click* It's available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

I will spend my whole Xmas at my parent's place and try to relax as much as possible. I'm looking forward to the Xmas sauna, porrige, decorating the tree, all the foods and of course the presents. I will take my hoop and laptop with me and hope to have enough room to hoop a bit there in the superior company of Spotify.

And after the Xmas is over, my eyes will be set straight forward to summer! There will be so much happening in this spring (yes, spring starts in January, don't even try to argue about this one with me!) that the summer will be here before we realize and I have no complaints about that! Horray!



DIY drops for the rainy weather and mood. Very easy to do. Just cut the wanted shape from DC-fix plastic wrap and tadaa... Even Gekko could do that.


After tattoo

The concept 'after work' is familiar to many - few cheap drinks at the bar early in the evening to clear the head after long day at work. Well, we modified the concept a bit and had 'after tattoo'. We didn't include the parts of the concept that says few, cheap or early. Or maybe the word early can be part of this, since we stayed up drinking till 10am. At least us girls did, men are just so crappy drinkers and pass out way too easily.

After tattoo's after party at the first stop (out of 3), J's place. Only place where we took pics, which might be a good thing after all.

No girl talk!

Iines puts D on his place and shows some girl talk.

Men and dogs - equally disgusting sometimes. Who kisses dogs with tongue?! Ewwww!!
Updated pics of the tattoo will follow after healing. I still have some sessions coming this week, so this might take a week or two.


Sweet dreams

Eeek! Look at these bed sheets from Sueños, how freaking adorable they are! I have a soft spot for crazy bed sheets. I'm not a girl that fancies to get her beauty sleep under a red/purple/choose-any-fatal-or-"sexy"-color silky blanket, head placed on a frilly heart-shaped pillow, oh no. I want them funky and funny with nice designs plz.

Check the Sueños website. Not all as cool as these, some way too tacky and boring for my taste, but still, some of them are fabulous!



This morning I woke up after refreshing 11 hour sleep and saw a SMS I'd gotten while sleeping. It was from A and after a quick call I was told to come out in 30minutes. So quick jump to shower and out to see what she's up to. She drove to my door, stoped the car and gave me a package. I was told that she got inspired by my blog post yesterday. Clueless of what's going on I went back in and opened the present and found this colorful happy ribbon she'd crafted for me!
And what does it have to do with my previous blog post, well read yourself - I KICK ASS!!!
I'm so happy, this totally made my day. Now I can wear it at work and I'm now thinking a place on the wall behind the desk, where I can hang the ribbon during times when I don't have it on.
Thank you. ♥



Me amongst many others judge people easily by their appearance and also get judged by it ourselves too. It's not very rare that the way people see you is still totally different than the way you see yourself and that's often the case with me.
I concider myself as small, quiet and easily timidated person without any so-called street credibility. But yet I often ran into comments about me and about how scary I am or something like that and that really amazes me. Who the hell can be scared of 159cm tall skinny girl with eyes similar to the deer that's going to get hit by a car?!

I do have my other side which is very talkative and active and I can be also firm if needed, but let's just say that those features are not something I am used to and I'm still learning..
And once again I got a reminder of how small and non-scary I am after having 4 gypsie men robbing my shop last night. There was simply nothing I could do to stop them. Just stand there fully aware of what they are doing and just wait and hope they'd leave as soon as possible. Nothing happened to me and they "only" took stuff worth about 250e, but the feeling that you can not do anything to stop this happening again makes you feel pretty helpless. And I keep wondering that if I'd look different would it be less easier for them to try something like this (which propably wouldn't, they knew exactly what they were doing and did it like pros).

By that I don't mean any particular feature that I wish I had more in my looks, just the general kick-ass attitude look could maybe do the trick.
This pic is one of my current favorites. She's my friend, true Roller Derby girl Bananaspit and her pose represents everything that I mean when I say kick-ass attitude.

(Picture by Miika Karttunen)

Check out the one and only (not kidding here, there's only one in Finland!) roller derby league, Helsinki Roller Derby. They'll have cool site opening up soon, but you can already find them on Facebook. Click click! There's some attitude that I could have use for.
HRD on Facebook

Again repeating myself, but I love that pic. It's not threatening in anyway, but yet you have no chance of missing what that girl is about. At least it could be a good idea to get that baseball bat behind my desk at work, hah.



Work in progress. 4 hours done, too many still to come. /w Daniele Kabubby, Italy."You can say fuck in Finnish if you want, you don't have to be polite just because of me"



My visit to Sweden was once again succesfull and relaxing.
Dogs, lovely people, Stockholm, food, spikemats, tea, puppy smell & kisses, Swedish countryside, a shop organized totally by color, chocolate factory, Sergels Torg & Stockholm, missed flight, sleeping in airport, autumn colors and once again.. puppy kisses. ♥
Special thanks to Anneli, Carina and Maggie. And the little puppy named Bacon.
More dog pics will be uploaded to Gekko's blog bit later.