Rough one and a half weeks behind me, and the same is up ahead. Feels like there ain’t much spare time, although it’s not true.
Weekend was fun. Me and the kids danced to Gangnam Style, but when I put the music video on TV they seemed to be mesmerized by the dance moves. They sat and stared as I replayed the music video four times.. Weird.
Same old, same old. I suffered a 4-day flu. Cut my thumb on a piece of glass. Also other ailments torment me.
So I ran 10km yesterday. Took me almost one and a half hour. I only had a half minute sitting break when I tried to rip the toenail that was slowly drilling its way into my other toe. Pretty awesome. I had a playlist of 5-6 Kyuss songs to aid me, and at moments it felt as if the music was the only thing that kept me going…
The last days of summer are almost gone. The pieces of the puzzle are slowly falling into their places and the life-to-come is taking its shape. Things are good and stable. Not very good or perfect, just good, and that’s enough. There are moments of perfection also, not to mention moments of despair once in a while, but the general outlook is good.
Tomorrow should be the day we finally get to practicing MXII songs again. I’ve started writing a new song for the band, too.. well, basically just one cool riff. Creativity is slower than ever these days.
Work has become routine again. Some days are easy and other days make me wanna quit, but I guess every job is like that.
I visited the amusement park Linnanmäki a week ago. It was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. The first ride almost made me pass out, but it feels as if I slowly built a tolerance for the speed and the spinning. I think I tried all the awesome rides, including Ukko, which was a great adrenaline rush. To be at a height of 50+ (?) metres upside-down and survive the experience was pretty damn fun. I even tried TopSpin (called Kieppi these days, I think), which I never had the guts to try before: it was a small victory in my life.
Not a lot of free time lately. I can’t complain, since I’ve brought this on myself. I’m thinking about getting into university, but can’t really find anything that interests me. Maybe I should browse the websites of universities more thoroughly..
Might be getting an ear infection, the first time in ages, it feels like.
Band stuff is slowly progressing. Sent a few emails to potential bass players.. If only we’d get a proper line up, we could start practicing new songs and try to get gigs..
And oh.. I hate shit. Literally.
Synchronized diving? Check.
Been watching some weird sports on TV. It’s good to pass the time while looking after the kids. It’s also good for a brain reset.
We got married. It was stressful, but fun. Otherwise, I’ve been trying to avoid stress. Got a strange twitch under my eye, which might be caused by stress, though, so I’m not sure I’m doin’ it rite.
Cleaned a lot of the apartment today. Inspired not to go out by still being diseased, I started tidying around and suddenly I noticed I was cleaning out the closet, washing clothes and taking old stuff to the basement..
I also cleaned out the computer with some pressurized air and the vacuum cleaner. It was more effective than I imagined and clearly something I should’ve done earlier, since it prolongs the age of all the hardware.
We switched to another rehearsal room yesterday in Tapiola. The new one is a bit smaller, but entirely ours.. bwahahaha. Last Saturday we played the first wedding gig of this summer and it was pretty cool! Had a good time and strangely enough didn’t feel nervous at all. I did manage to break the D string during Tinakenkätyttö prompting a 5 min break, which in hindsight was a very welcome break.
I think I’ve got some stomach disease which I contracted from Petra/Elli, but the other possibility is that the spicy Chinese food I ate yesterday is not on good terms with my stomach and intestines. Hopefully, I won’t have to go through a similar ordeal as the one in December.
So I kinda got a handle on Gnucash, but it still seems overly complex for the simple function I need it for. I might just try to make my original OpenOffice spreadsheet better, which might be another project for this summer.
I’m pretty tired, though. Maybe even chronically tired. Diablo 3 became a bit more fun again, when I realized how I should approach the game. New goals are always exciting!
Next week we’ll play a wedding gig with the band and I’m not too confident that we’ve had enough rehearsals. We still have a few days left to rehearse next week, so we better step up and take it to the next level.
I wish vacationing these days felt more like the vacations of yesteryears..