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:) The video above was shot in the Hague city center in a Bijenkorf mall. Here's the original: fav.me/d1ajtua

:ahoy:
  • Listening to: Jenni Vartiainen
  • Reading: You!
  • Watching: Good movies
  • Drinking: Soy milk
Sorry for spamming, friends! One day to the semifinals deadline, so if you want, give my design a nudge by clicking "I'd wear this!" at fav.me/d4ztzkq :hug: :handshake: :eager:

I'm not sure if there's any way to beat the most popular ones at this point though. Could we try still? :)

-- Kimmo


ORIGINAL JOURNAL CONTENTS:

Oh man, I know, this is shameless, BUT(!) the competition guidelines actually advised contestants to do this, so:

If you want, throw me a vote in the Original Quotes t-shirt design competition here at DA: fav.me/d4ztzkq

It'll help me get the design into the semifinals (top 50)! It will also make you awesome, or if you already are, awesomer! :eager:
  • Listening to: The Darkness
  • Reading: Etymology-related stuff
  • Watching: Good movies
  • Drinking: Kasteelbier :)
...aphorism / poem / lyrics... etc.


Tell me and, if possible, quote it in the comments! Do it before it's too late! :O
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: The Darkness
  • Reading: Etymology-related stuff
  • Watching: Good movies
  • Drinking: Kasteelbier :)
...Sceistian Grammar Reference site? sceistia.tk/

In English, that is -- I'd then translate it to my language and upload it to my site :typerhappy: I could do it myself, but I think it would be fun to do it together, don't you think? :D It could be a short dialogue between a couple of people (think of language school books), or maybe a short story. It doesn't have to be too serious or super polished native English -- we'll make it work.

I'm open for suggestions, please post yours below if you wish! We can have more than one!

I'm interested in putting my language to the test, and would like to gather some short excerpts of text to my site. If there's something I can't do with the current grammar, I'll make up new rules and words :D I would also explain on my site why the text was translated as it was.

Whaddaya think?? ...you could have your name on the website too... :ahoy:
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Ours on GrooveShark
  • Drinking: Hoegaarden :)
Scroll halfway down the page:
www.urbangraphic.co.uk/news/20…

I'm very, very proud to announce that Paws (kvirtanen.deviantart.com/galle… got selected for the spring 2012 collection of UrbanGraphic's 1000 Words greeting card collection.


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  • Mood: Zest
Or, rather, continuing :)

I'm >this< close to graduating, so I decided to rebuild my website (once again!).

wirtanen.tk/



Cheers guys,
      — Kimmo
  • Mood: Zest
As I wrote in my project website (wirtanen.tk/), I've now closed the submission form and begun finalizing the book. It has gone through two prototypes already and I'm quite confident the 3rd will be the final one. You'll be hearing from this project in upcoming journal entries, but at the project website there's a work log that I update more often, so have a look if you like (I recently wrote a small 'making of' in there).

And, I know many of the messages came from DA, so here's to 'ya :beer:

Thank you! :D

  - Kimmo
  • Mood: Zest
Having a moment of sincere awe here, after reading through the traffic log of my thesis project website (wirtanen.tk/). May I present, the list of nationalities *highly probably* taken part in my thesis (in order of appearance):

- NETHERLANDS
- FINLAND
- USA
- UK
- IRELAND
- ISRAEL
- AUSTRALIA
- CZECH REPUBLIC
- POLAND
- GREECE
- CANADA
- PORTUGAL
- SLOVAKIA
- DENMARK
- AUSTRIA
- SWEDEN
- SPAIN
- GERMANY
- TAIWAN
- INDIA
- HONG KONG
- FRANCE
- ROMANIA
- BELGIUM
- UNKNOWN?
- SWITZERLAND
- UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
- ESTONIA
- JAPAN
- SURINAME
- CHINA

Thank. You.
  • Mood: Zest
NEWEST PROGRESS & PICTURES OF THE PROTOTYPE: wirtanen.tk/ --> WORKLOG

EDIT: I got two new ones after this - whoever it was, thank you. :thanks:



I'm currently working on my thesis and I kindly ask you to consider writing me anonymously less than an SMS-length message at:

wirtanen.tk/

It's super fast; just write your response, click SAVE and off you go. If you have any questions, ask away :ahoy: The topic is unsolved matters from people's school years and there is going to be a typographic book of the subject. Spread the word if you know somebody outside of DA might be interested. :thanks:

With HHHUUUGE (like, ______this_____ huge) appreciation,
-- Kimmo
  • Mood: Zest
I'll be spending the next six months as an exchange student in the NL, so let me know if there are any DA meets I should be aware of ;)

Wish me luck ..! :ahoy:
  • Mood: Zest
I bet everybody has their own Power Balance energy-hologram-sticker-gadget-bracelet-thingie already, right?

If not, well.. it's your loss. But fear not, here are some retailers for you:
www.google.fi/search?q=power+b…

Here's the Power Balance online shop:
www.powerbalance.com/products

Oh, and remember, if you ever find a fake, be sure to report your finding directly to Power Balance.
www.powerbalance.com/australia…

What? That? Nah, that's nothing, just forget about it.. it's there just for.. you know.. as a formality.
www.powerbalance.com/australia…


--


I find it funny they have all those sections up simultaneously at their website. All respects to those who do own one - now you know that it wasn't the sticker helping you out, but it all actually came from yourself. What it does make you wonder, however, is what you lacked before when you thought you need something this silly. I'd probably sum it up with the word self-esteem, what about you?
  • Mood: Suffering
  • Listening to: Salem Al Fakir
  • Reading: Anthony de Mello
  • Watching: Fringe
  • Drinking: White wine
gawker.com/5700818/naked-gun-a…

I'm really sad to see this sweet old man go - he was one of my favourite persons in the world. Inevitable but sad nonetheless.. :'(
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Salem Al Fakir
  • Reading: Tech blogs
  • Watching: Fringe
  • Playing: With my cats ..!
  • Eating: Anything I get my hands on
  • Drinking: Red wine ..!
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  • Mood: Confused
  • Listening to: Salem Al Fakir
  • Reading: Tech blogs - like a maniac
  • Watching: Mythbusters! Dr. House! Lost! Flash Forward!
  • Playing: With my cats ..!
  • Eating: Anything I get my hands on
  • Drinking: Red wine ..!
Some thought-provoking stuff for you guys:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP31r7…
  • Mood: Confused
  • Listening to: Salem Al Fakir
  • Reading: Tech blogs - like a maniac
  • Watching: Mythbusters! Dr. House! Lost! Flash Forward!
  • Playing: With my cats ..!
  • Eating: Anything I get my hands on
  • Drinking: Red wine ..!
I don't know if there's anything to add here. Except that.... MAN, OH MAN!!

Spotify link: open.spotify.com/track/535d6y3…

All songs: open.spotify.com/artist/2MRmHQ…
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Salem Al Fakir
  • Reading: Tech blogs - like a maniac
  • Watching: Mythbusters! Dr. House! Lost! Flash Forward!
  • Playing: With my cats ..!
  • Eating: Anything I get my hands on
  • Drinking: Red wine ..!
..equals a half-shot roll of film sitting inside the camera for 4 months (and counting). I have two film cameras. :)


Anyway, if you ever (have) design(ed) websites to anyone, be sure to check out this (100% justified) rant from The Oatmeal: theoatmeal.com/comics/design_h…
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Chopin and Rachmaninov from Spotify
  • Reading: Tech blogs - like a maniac
  • Watching: Mythbusters! Dr. House! Lost! Flash Forward!
  • Playing: With my cats ..!
  • Eating: Anything I get my hands on
  • Drinking: Red wine ..!
Haha! :D

I'm just letting you know I've updated my severely outdated web portfolio (kimmovirtanen.filetap.com). The old one got scrapped completely and this new one was written from the ground up. It's now a lot easier for me to maintain, so maybe this time the latest blog entry won't be from a year ago :)

Hey guys, thanks for the Llama Badges, btw! :D :D

Also deep bows of appreciation for these new watchers :worship:

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  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Chopin and Rachmaninov from Spotify
  • Reading: Tech blogs - like a maniac
  • Watching: Mythbusters! Dr. House! Lost! Flash Forward!
  • Playing: With my cats ..!
  • Eating: Anything I get my hands on
  • Drinking: Red wine ..!
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Chopin and Rachmaninov from Spotify
  • Reading: Tech blogs - like a maniac
  • Watching: Mythbusters! Dr. House! Lost! Flash Forward!
  • Playing: With my cats ..!
  • Eating: Anything I get my hands on
  • Drinking: Red wine ..!
Anybody from around those corners? :)

It was absolutely fantastic. I give huge props to you British people (at least you living in London) for your politeness and courtesy. As a Finn I'm not used to people repeatedly saying 'sorry' and 'excuse me' but I love it and wish more people around here would be as corteous.

So I was travelling with my spouse and we went to see a couple of musicals - Wicked and The Lion King. And let me say I was totally blown away by them, Wicked especially (we had bad seats at the Lion King.. :/ ). I've never ever before witnessed such talent.. man ..!!

And that's not all. My spouse has this wonderful cousin living in Camden Town near the London city centre and she managed to get us (VIP) tickets to a Passion Pit concert with Ellie Goulding as the warm-up artist! While I'm not terribly familiar with the artists I must say we had a great time and I kinda feel sad for having to leave London after such a short time (4 days).

I hope you living in London take a moment to think about how priviledged you are for having the chance to live in one of the most remarkable cities in the world. :)

Cheers ..!
After being put through some really depressing, slushy weather during the start of the Winter here in Oulu, it seems the 2010 really brought a proper winter once and for all! I took my new monopod outside the day before yesterday and the freezing weather quickly froze the whole ballhead I had attached to it.

:faint:

I'm interested, what kind of weather is it where you're living? Do you think the climate has changed around your area during the years?
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Classical music from Spotify
  • Reading: Etymology of english expressions :D
  • Watching: Mythbusters
  • Playing: With my cats
  • Eating: Candy
  • Drinking: Red wine + glogg + almonds + raisins
(no, that's it really, no text) :love:
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Classical music from Spotify
  • Reading: Etymology of english expressions :D
  • Watching: Mythbusters
  • Playing: With my cats
  • Eating: Candy
  • Drinking: Red wine + glogg + almonds + raisins