Friday, August 31, 2007

Hot Fuss

The super cool movie I mentioned earlier was Hot Fuss. It's seriously awesome! There is this über cop called Nicholas Angel who is banished from London to boring countryside by jealous colleagues. There he gets a new partner who is not very bright but good-hearted. In no time Nicholas realizes that there is something funny going on in the village... And he is about to find out what.

Before I saw this I thought it was just an another action movie. And even though I happen to like action movies I was really skeptic about this one. Within the first few minutes I realized that I was mistaken. It was indeed a movie about cops, crime and mystery, but it was also a brilliant British comedy. Hot Fuss has the same writers and director as Shaun of the Dead, and that is not the only similarity between these movies. They also have the same leading actors and some similar lines too. And actually the plot is quite similar too. Though it took me long to realize the connection between these two movies because it has been a long time since I saw Shaun of the Dead. It was difficult to recall those details.

Anyway. If you liked Shaun of the Dead, you will love Hot Fuss too. It's guaranteed. But if you haven't seen Shaun of the Dead yet, make sure that you watch it first, otherwise you may get disappointed. Hot Fuss is so much better. Here is the trailer for you:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Complaints about school and my weight

My stress level is extremely high. I have never in my life really felt stressed so this is even more stressful. I have had school for three days and I HATE IT. It's so obvious that I'm not motivated and I think it affects other people as well. We should take patients as soon as possible but I just don't feel ready. I have the skills but I have not grown into my role as dental hygienist yet. I really don't care about my job. And I don't understand why our school even has to be our job. I want to go there to learn things not to do something completely useless. Like for two days I have done nothing but shred papers with shredder!

And I'm fat! I'm way past my happy weight. I don't feel good about myself. I have started to keep a food journal again but I feel that it's not helping. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong and how I even ended up to be this way in the first place. I feel sorry for myself because I worked so hard last year to get this weight off and now I have let myself ruin all that. The worst part is that my clothes don't fit anymore. They're too tight. I have clothes only for skinny me. I got to get rid of this.

Monday, August 27, 2007

First day of school

My school started today. I woke up 7.35 which was a bit too early but I wanted to have some extra time to recreate my old routines. I was ready to leave (too early though) to school when the doorbell rang. There was this man who was going to fix everything that might need a fix in our apartment. In ten minutes I found out that he had 21 year old daughter who still lives home and a son who is in vocational school. And that he has worked for Fortum and he's actually carpenter. And when I left he told Aleksi that his wife has dumped him and that he's a bit down because of that! But our freezer now has grip and our ventilation window works as it should. But it's still weird that somebody you meet for the first time tells you his whole life history.

Anyway. School was a bore. But it was so much fun to bike there. Biking saves time and gives me more freedom. I can leave anytime I want. It was nice to meet Julia and SK. When I told SK that I biked to school she said as I expected someone to say sooner or later: "but you live in Espoo!?". I indeed live in Espoo but it's still only 7 kilometres.We got a new teacher. She's like three years old but I'm not going to be mean. I just don't feel that she's qualified. She teaches for the first time and she seemed a bit lost.

PS: We watched a super cool movie yesterday but I review it later. I have this very weird one post per day policy.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Our new pet

More exciting news! We got a new mouse. Our old one didn't work properly anymore so we decided quite ex tempore to buy a new one. We went to Prisma because all the other shops were closed. The mouse selection there was narrow but we found one which was cheap (20 euros) and looked totally decent. This is how our new pet looks like:

I was surprised that you can get such a quality with just 20 euros. With this Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 by Microsoft you can magnify stuff with just one click (very handy) and scroll in all four directions. It's ergonomic and very comfortable in hand. And oh the silence when you scroll! I'm so happy we upgraded.

I got a use for our old mouse too. I'm going to give it to my dad. He has a mouse indeed but his mouse doesn't even have the scroll thingy in the middle. And I know that our old mouse works enough well for him... but I'm not sure if he knows how to use the scroll.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Movie Magic

Yesterday we watched the Illusionist. I immediately thought about the Prestige which is also a movie about magicians. I liked the latter better because the plot and the actors were better. Scarlett Johansson has a lot more depth than Jessica Biel. Biel is not even pretty. But the Illusionist was very visual and therefore very pleasant to watch. I don't care so much about the plot if everything else is from the top.

Anyway. The Illusionist is a very typical love story: A certain man loves a certain woman. They are separated by higher powers. They meet again but the woman is involved with other man. Bla bla bla. How many times have we seen this already? But these both movies hold one ultimate trick we haven't seen yet. You can do a lot when little magic is added.

Here is the official trailer for you:

Friday, August 24, 2007

After Viiala Update

I got two subscribers on Blogilista. My blog is on fire!

I'm back from Viiala and I have some exciting news to tell you: I got my bike here and I'm going to bike to school every day unless it rains. It's like 14 kilometres per day. I know it's going to be really hard in the beginning because I'm definitely NOT in the shape of my life. I have also put on a few pounds. Not much but it shows. I'm really concerned actually, but I guess that when the school starts all that extra weight just melts away. When I'm at school I don't eat so much plus the biking.

My school starts at Monday. I'm not excited about that. During the summer I realized that I would really love to study web design instead of this current oral shit. But I stick to my plans since I also know that there are plenty of geeks out there but not so many dental hygienists. It's definitely a safer choice. And I can study my geek stuff later.

When I got to Viiala I learned that my mother had bought me some shirts. One of them was bright green and it said "2hot2handle". She does not speak English and she does not understand that I only wear dark colours. I turned that piece down. But she also got me two black t-shirts. One of them said "got style!". I got no style so if I'm ever wearing it the message will be mostly ironic. So after all I'm perfectly ready for school (I was going to buy some clothes before it starts).

I'll probably post something more interesting tomorrow. And maybe some pictures too!

EDIT: Now I only got one subscriber. She/he probably found this post so dull that she/he unsubscribed. Shame on you!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Update Info

Since I now have one serious subscriber on Blogilista... For your information: I'm going away for 5-7 days. No new updates until I come back.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Harry Potter sucks

One minor spoiler a head. No need to beware.

I have now read the last Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And it was a HUGE disappointment. I expected it to be a breath taking experience. It was the last book, for God's sake! Most of the time those kids were just camping. CAMPING! In Harry Potter! And the ending was DULL. It was all wrong. It should have been a big battle or something. And there were just too many holes in the plot. I think this is unforgivable. J.K. Rowling used to be my hero when I was younger and now she produced this book that was just a piece of shit. What was she thinking? That she doesn't have to write well now when she's already loaded with money?

OK. Maybe I'm being a bit harsh here. It's not completely hopeless and if it was any other book than Harry Potter it could have been good enough. But as an ending of a world famous story it was totally not working. Can you hear me, Rowling, it is NOT working! Write a new one. Write a better one! Please! Don't let it end like this. Harry Potter does not deserve an end like this.

I'm not mad. I'm just sad. It's over. She killed so many of them and those who survived she never mentioned again. Will we ever find out what happened to them?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

"Girls with asses like mine do not talk to boys with faces like yours"

Last night we decided quite ex tempore to watch She's the Man. I have seen it before but It was still extremely funny. And in a matter of fact I could say it's the most funniest teen comedy made so far. Movies in this genre usually just suck deeply so it's a real gem.

I assume that most of you my non-existing loyal readers have already seen this movie so I try to keep the long story short. The heroine of this movie is Viola who loves to play soccer. But her team got cancelled and her school does not allow her to play in the boy's team even though she is a better player than most of them. And meanwhile Viola's twin brother Sebastian runs to London even though he should be going to a new school... So since they are twins Viola decides to act Sebastian, join his school team and finally beat the team that did not allow her play in the first place.

I know. It sounds like a really bad movie, but what makes this movie so cool is the way Amanda Bynes acts her role as Sebastian. She is absolutely brilliant. So reevaluate if you skipped this film earlier.

Here is an official trailer for you:

Friday, August 10, 2007

Dig Deep

Yesterday my sort of a friend said that I'm boring nowadays. I don't find myself boring. There just ain't so much drama going on in my life now when I'm plain old. When I was younger I had all kinds of crisis. Just say one and I can assure I used to have it. I like my life now when everything has finally settled out. OK, I still may have some major issues but I'm totally dealing with them. So I guess I just seem like a boring person but if you dig deep enough you'll find out that I'm much more than just a pretty face.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Two of Us

I was going to blog on Monday and again on Wednesday. Actually, I wrote something yesterday but it was so bad that I decided not to post it. I do have a nice collection of drafts by the way. If I write more than one line I usually save them anyway.

I have started to read books again. The only reason for this is that I found a section of English literature from my library. I have been there before but only little while ago I realized that I can actually borrow all those cool books and take them home and read them too. I find reading books in English somehow more rewarding than reading Finnish books. I'm not just reading a book, I'm actually learning a language. Well... It has been years since I used dictionary while reading a book but I guess I'm still learning some grammar, right?

Anyway. I read this book called "Two of Us" by Brendan Halpin. It's one those quite short novels you read within a few hours. I don't normally borrow books which have less than 300 pages but this book seemed so cool I just had to borrow it. And what made it so cool then? I'm always into books that use modern ways to tell a story. This book was a mix of regular diary, e-mails, IM's, text messages and minidisc recordings. It may sound like a complicated mixture but the story was very easy to follow.

The main character in this novel is a 14 years old Rosalind. Her both lesbian moms had just died in a car accident and she finds herself living with Sean, the sperm donor, whom she doesn't really know. She is grieving and gets in to all kind of trouble, but Sean struggles as well with his new-found fatherhood. Even though these themes are quite dark it still manages to be one of the most hilarious books I've read in a while.

Friday, August 03, 2007

R.I.P Glamour

My year long relationship with Glamour Magazine (British Edition) has finally come to an end. I'm not buying it anymore. It used to be so good when I started to read it but issue after issue it got worst and worst. Elina said that they are even reusing some of their old articles, like no one notices. She's been reading it for ages so she knows what she's talking about. But I feel a bit sorry for Julia though. I always brought the latest issue with me to school so she can read it too. It saved us from so many boring lectures. She will be devastated.

And now to the good news: Someone has subscribed to me at Blogilista! My blog has been listed since August 2006 and after a while I got used to the idea that no one will ever subscribe to me (why would?). But it happened! Someone finds my blog amusing! Someone finds my blog worth a reading!

But just to be me, the pessimist, she/he won't last long.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

The Bitch Goddess Notebook

Every now and then I enjoy reading books in English. This time I chose "The Bitch Goddess Notebook" by Martha O'Connor. I expected it to be chick lit like Bridget Jones's Diary or something else very light to read. But this book was heavy indeed.
In a small-town high school in 1988, three misfit girls join forces to form the Bitch Goddesses, a take-no-prisoners gang of fierce teenage rebellion. Rennie, the stunningly attractive straight-A student, finds herself way out of her depth when she embarks on an affair with her married teacher. Cherry builds a shrine to Princess Diana in her bedroom while nursing her hippy mother through her coke-fuelled rages. Amy tears up her cheerleader's uniform while her drunken parents concentrate on presenting a façade of perfect family life to the outside world. The three girls swear to stick together, whatever life throws at them, until one night when something so horrific happens it shatters their friendship for ever.

Orion books

The book alternates between past and present life and each chapter is cycling between the three main character. I always love books which are written in this way. It gives the book more depth since the story will have more than just one side. Anyway. I stumbled across the Internet that people compare this book to the Secret History by Donna Tart. In a way there share some elements but in my opinion The Bitch Goddess Notebook is nothing like the Secret History at all. These girls in this book ain't no saints: they mess with drugs, prescription pills, alcohol, married men , boys and blood. It quite disturbing actually because there wasn't much else. They're were just totally fucked up till the very end.

It took time to understand what this book was about, and still I'm not sure if I understood it at all. Was it a survival story? A story about friendship? Was it supposed to warn us where a certain lifestyle can lead us? I honestly don't know. It was thrilling but at the same time it was total waste of time. And the ending sucked.