Welcome to my blog. I write about fitting in, sticking out, and missing the motherland as a serial foreigner.


This month is kicking my butt. It's like somebody decided to schedule All The Things for last week, this week, and next week. It's like my schedule is full to bursting and then somebody (sometimes somebody = Six Months Ago Me, when it comes to work stuff) hands me something and says "here is another thing that you must do." It's like it's November in Finland: dark, wet, and icy, with the nights still getting longer (16.5 hours and counting!), and Christmas Month (joulukuu, the Finnish name for December) still not quite in sight.

So I'll be self-medicating with glögi, kthxbai.

November 17th, outsourced

November 10th, outsourced