Posted by jukkahoo
It's been a whole month since I last posted anything. In blogsphere that's an eternity. Then again, I (that's an social-democratic We) founded this one as something with a special message - namely my (social-democratic Our) life with NHL (not the hockey one but the Other, though a brief: "You go Flames!" may be in order here).
I've been in remission for five months now, and slowly my life has turned to way it used to be. Life's pretty much honky-dory. By Monday I'll be pedalling the treadmill (or is it running?) as a working stiff at the Kamppi työvoimatoimisto and getting up far too early on weekdays. *sigh*
I have been getting back to fandom too. Not that I was that long off, or that much even, but it seems like things are back in order once more, I'm starting to regret some of my promises I've made since recovering from NHL. I may well want to cut back a bit, though I'm uncertain of what? I like the things that I do: Tähtivaeltaja, Legolas, Finncon 2006, FAPA, Warlord of Saturn!, Enhö's Forthcoming Books - and I'm contemplating of doing more: Finnzine, maybe some Mundane-stuff, Snorfcon... writing that elusive fantasy-novel.
*Shudder!* Cold water, somebody!
Last Wednesday I visited the Iso Omena Library in Matinkylä, Espoo. I gave a short introductory presentation to Fantasy with Sini Neuvonen (a fellow Legolas-person and an active Moderator at the Risingshadow-discussionboard) in three hours. I enjoyed the presentation quite a lot, the audience (Espoo librarians) seemed interested, they had questions and we run out of time (which was both a bit of a bummer and OK in the end). Later both representatives from Helsinki and Vantaa libraries said that they would like to have a similar kind of a presentation. Vantaa wants a bit more YA-oriented show and Helsinki has monetary issues (if there is a budget for this, then maayybe...). I dunno. I might as well do it again couple of times, since the hard part (research) is done and it's mainly just a repetition of the stuff (though I do know I have to trim the intro a bit and clarify few things). We'll see.
My wossanames (wrists, yeah thems!) have been pretty bad lately. Short period of keyboard-work makes them easily irritated and after fifteen or so minutes they start to ache a great deal. Doctors orders have been rest and Mobilat. Getting better.
And I see that Jophan (and Ben) have been missing me. Me too, guys! I was briefly bemused of being "reprimanded" by someone who last posted his LJ in late April, but then I decided to check out whether he has actually been Mr. Busy - and Lo! and behold! he has.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Since that was plenty fun, I decided to add this one too. See you there!