Posted by jukkahoo
Sari wanted me to write something here, since she feels she has been hogging this weblog for herself and if I don't write something very soon, she'll not be responsible for her actions. Oh, well.
I've been a tad depressed lately, mainly because this post-infection state isn't really my idea of a good thing. We're (thats I and Maija the Fourth) pretty certain that the lump in my armpit and under the semi-famous scar is just a random post-infection occurence that will eventually wither and cease to exist. But it's still there. And I can feel it and it keeps reminding me of something far more serious and... I don't really know.
Maybe it's more about the fact that as I am well now, that everything that keeps reminding me of the disease has these negative connotations. Even the absolutely brilliant bedspread. Or should I continue calling it quilt? It isn't one you know.
I'm going to go back to the ward 7 every Friday for so long as it takes them to see that the lump is gone. Like Maija said, my lymphoma was very aggressive and I'm still under probation. Anything can happen. Just let's hope nothing will.
Anyway, I finally managed to crack the barcode on this one here. Goddamn! Se Hannu and SariP2 taught the bloody thing to us and in less that ten minutes or s-g, Sari managed to figure it out. It took me almost a whole month! Apparently I'm a ginnious!
I've been cooking again. Ever since I got better and we acquired this dish-washer (I'm certain Sari will write a loving and convoluted tale of how it got it's name RSN), I have been dreading the day when I'm told to start choring the household. So now I have cooked food. And laundred some clothes.
I even managed to re-arrange some of our books (and shelves). Still looking very crowded. I have these two bookcases, but there is no room where to put them! Don't you also hate that? And how about all those interior decorations shows! Have you ever seen a single show with proper bookshelves and books as the problem? Most of these people don't own books, apparently. Or then they must be hiding them away. I once had a workmate who had all her books in her closets. As in hidden. As our apartment is mostly furnished and decorated with books and bookshelves, I find the whole idea somewhat bizarre (like Nikolai, who used to be one, you know).
I'm currently reading a book about collecting books. A great tale, full of insightful reminiscence, think of this like a novel-long version of Boris Hurtta's GoH-speech at Finncon X. Very, very good. (John Baxter: a pound of paper - Confessions of a Book Addict)
Sounds like you need some cheering up. Be prepared to receive an iCard when you least expect it.
How many petals around the rose? What the heck? There isn't even a rose, just a bunch of computer generated dice. What's the deal, where's the beef?
If you need some real and satisfying brainwork, I can recommend the board game Kardinal und König (or "Web of Power" as it's English incarnation is known). This is a traditional board game, but there is a quite good computer version of it at http://thomas-rosanski.de/spiele/kuk/?en You can play this version in your web browser and with computer opponents, so there's no need to pester other humans to play the game with you. Great game, one of my absolute favourites! Hope you'll like it too.
Posted by: Ben | January 29, 2004 at 09:23
>>I have these two bookcases, but there is no room where to put them! Don't you also hate that?<<
Yes. We bought a house to solve the problem.
Posted by: | January 29, 2004 at 09:51
Why are you allowed to post without giving a name? That was me.
Posted by: Johan A | January 29, 2004 at 09:52
Vai taas ongelmia kirjojen lisääntymisen takia? Huokaus, kai minun täytyy taas joku kerta tulla repun kanssa kylään ja kasvattaa kirjastonne Pihlajamäen sivupistettä. Tosin alkaa noita palautettaviakin jo kasaantua...
Posted by: Marko | January 29, 2004 at 10:00
Damn - 7 minutes. I must be quite a simpleton, then...
Posted by: Tero | January 29, 2004 at 10:23
Wheee! I got that rose thingy. I suspected the right answer quite early, but got sidetracked. All in all it can't have taken me more than about 15 minutes. Gosh how stupid I am. ;)
Posted by: Ben | January 29, 2004 at 11:27
En ymmärtänyt sitä ruusujuttua. Nehän olivat arpakuutioita??? Oliko tarkoitus laskea muiden sivujen lukuja vai mitä???
Posted by: Omppu | February 02, 2004 at 18:43
Niin ovat. Idea on että arpakuutioita heitetään kerta toisensa jälkeen ja joku - oikeilla arpakuutioilla pelatessa jujun jo tietävä kaveri, virtuaaliversiossa tietokone - kertoo oikean vastauksen. Pelaajien pitäisi lisääntyvän tietonsa avulla selvittää millä tavalla oikea tulos lasketaan.
Ainut vihje minkä saat on että pelin nimi on "montako terälehteä ruusulla" ja että nimellä on merkitystä. Mieti sitä.
Posted by: Sari | February 02, 2004 at 19:59