Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Random Tuesdays 05/28/2013

Museum of American Speed. Lincoln, NE in 2009. 
I went there with my roommate, since it was his birthday and we were the only two people below retirement age taking the tour :) The cars were spectacular though!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Back to business

Something huge happened to me this week; I signed a job contract, which means I am heading back to the working world next month! An exciting, scary and much needed change :) I've been applying for jobs semi-seriously for the past month and a half, and got invited to an interview last week. The interviewer had picked me since as an archaeologist I had stood out among the other applicants :D Apparently they liked me quite a bit since they called me back to sign the papers a week later. I'll be working for a consulting company coordinating their projects. It's a permanent full-time position.

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While I'm excited about the prospect of earning money and re-starting my career, I'm a little bit sad I didn't get to finish my thesis before. I still have a week and a half left to work on it, so I'll give it my best shot and see if I can get it almost ready so I'll only have to do minor work during the weekends. The thesis itself is looking pretty good, so there is a chance I can get it all done. This means the blog will continue to be updated only sporadically for the next month or so, but Random Tuesdays will surely keep on rolling :)

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Random Tuesdays 05/21/2013

Spring-time in southern Finland in 2013. 
Spring finally arrived a couple of weeks ago and now it feels almost summer-y, yay!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Random Tuesdays 05/14/2013

Jacksonville, Florida in 2007. 
I absolutely love Jacksonville and here's the blogger herself next to the St. Johns River.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day from a three year old :)

This is my third Mother's Day and for the first time I got some hand made presents from our lil man, so precious! He's done cards before, but now that he goes to playschool and church clubs, he actually had some surprises for me :)

A card made with his finger, hand and arm prints from playschool

Super cute! Our son calls me äiti, the Finnish word for Mommy, but I got the point ;)

Our son's hand print, made at playschool, so precious! 

A cute package from the church club our son goes to. And inside it was...

...a jewelry box he had decorated! He was so proud of it :)

And there was a cute little ring in the jewelry box too, adorable! 

As you can probably tell, I had a lovely Mother's Day! Husband had also helped our lil man to pick some other presents for me too, was so excited to open them! I have two wonderful men in my life :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Random Tuesdays 05/07/2013

Luxembourg in 2008. The blogger herself being tourist-y :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ich bin ein Berliner

I was lucky enough to get to go to Berlin last month with my business school, they gave me nice scholarship :) We did a bunch of corporate visits, but I stayed there for a few days after the initial program to explore the city. I hadn't been to Berlin since I was a kid, so it was nice to see the city from a different perspective. Here's a photo flood from my trip:

I flew with airBaltic, budget reasons, and had to spend 4 hours in Riga, Latvia waiting for the flight to Berlin. Met a Russian gentleman who was surprised to find out that I was Finnish, since "Finnish women are very ugly, and you are not." Worst pick up line ever... 

Stayed at Hotel Metropolitan Hansa, for budget reasons. I can warmly recommend the hotel though! Very affordable, comfortable and nicely located.

Visited The Kennedys Museum and bought husband a "Ich bin ein Berliner" badge :)

Visited a bunch of companies, including Miele...

...where we had a cook out.

Yummy foods (I made part of the salad btw ;))

Visited 3D innovation center and their 3D studio.

Saw the tv tower, but decided not to wait in line for hours to go up

Visited the Bundestag...

...and Brandenburger Tor

Checked out the Neues Museum, brought back a lot of memories from my previous career

Ate a lot of yummy foods, here's the Korean lunch

Visited some pubs

And on a more serious note, visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Visited Checkpoint Charlie (and the wall)

Entered the American sector

Checkpoint and the museum

Had breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts, had missed them!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!