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Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Sun, sun, SUN! Thank you witches, wizards, warlocks, or persons who have pull with the weather gods! Much obliged! Yours truly was losing her last marble. Ahh, Sun!


Blogger Katja said...

"Oi Ukko, ylijumala tahi taatto taivahinen,
vallan pilvissä pitävä, hattarojen hallitsija:
vihmo vettä taivosesta, mettä pilvistä pirota,
orahille nouseville, touoille tohiseville."

Sorry, couldn't help it :) I've been going through Finnish mythology for the past few days, trying to help my brother + sister-in-law to find good baby names. My favourite at the moment is Salama (or Salama Mies), but I know already, that they are not accepting it... Shame, it's such a cool name :)

June 28, 2006 2:26 PM  
Blogger Istanbultaye said...

what does it mean? i don't know finnish mythology. american education is sorely lacking. see? i didn't even capitalize the first words of my sentences!

June 28, 2006 10:48 PM  
Blogger Katja said...

Salama = flash/lightning
Mies = man

They both are used as first names here. (I didn't know that Salama was, must be very rare). But it would be such a strong super-hero name for a baby boy :) On the other hand, I think they are going to have a girl... I just can't wait another 4 months for him/her to arrive !!!

June 29, 2006 12:43 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

I dunno if I'd name my kid "Man" - might as well just name the kid "Dude" :P

Flash does have that "Incredibles" ring to it, or like Flash Gordon.

I guess if you're suggesting Kalevala names, then "Aino" is quite pretty.

I want kids, so I can pick names too. Like "Puolukka" or "Kaneliomena", hehehe.

Sorry, in a silly mood.

June 29, 2006 1:23 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Oh, Puolukka=Cranberry; Kaneliomena=Cinnamon-apple.

June 29, 2006 1:25 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

They have a name for a girl (and they are not telling it = trying to drive me nuts, I suppose. Sounds just like my brother, or what ? *heheh*).

Puolukka = cowberry/lingonberry
Karpalo = cranberry

I have a long weekend off from work = super !!! I'm going to Tuska-festival, let's hope that it doesn't rain this weekend. At the moment it looks like that we might have a thunder storm here tonight...

June 29, 2006 10:40 AM  
Blogger Istanbultaye said...

I like the name Guido...

June 29, 2006 8:35 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Ok Mophia, you just cinched it - we're never having a kid together :P

I think Puolukka is a really cute name!

Although, my kids are gonna be named something celtic/elvish sounding.

June 30, 2006 12:00 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

Finn is a good first name. Bad joke, I know, but I'm having a festival-anxiety. This weekend is going to be full of bad jokes, I just have to warm-up myself a bit :)
It is such a shame that Kari + Elviira moved away from Käpylä; now we can't start our festival mornings the same way as last year = pizza and Elviira's super-yummy strawberry-margaritas...

June 30, 2006 1:47 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Ooh, I could murder a margarita right about now. I know a place in Delaware, Katja, where on Thursdays the margaritas are $2.75! What do you say we go October :P

And Finn is a good name - that's your son-to-be's name, right? Good Irish name: Finn MacCool.

I know, I hate Finnish jokes too. "Oh really, you're finished, haha, never heard THAT one before", gah :P

Have a fun time at the Festival of Pain - don't tell me, is Lordi performing?

June 30, 2006 1:54 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

No, Lordi is not performing. There actually isn't any bands that I'd really like to see, but it's always cool to have a festival in the middle of Helsinki and hang-out with your friends.

I always get the bad Finnish jokes from the immigration people, when arriving to US. But I'm happy to be "finished"; it would be horrible to be a Swede :) Although Swede casserole is good...

June 30, 2006 2:13 AM  

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