Thursday, 26 December 2013

What I got for Christmas 2013!

Merry Christmas!

It's that time of the year again! It' hard to believe and neither I or Simo has had any Christmas spirit this year at all. We didn't decorate the apartment at all since we knew that we would go to Norway in Christmas anyways, and that probably didn't make it any better. Also, both in Norway and Finland especially, there has been no real snow, and for any Scandinavian that's like OMG! SO we've just been trying to survive through the rough darkness of November and December, and I'm here to announce that WE MADE IT! The Christmas spirit got a little higher though when we arrived in Norway on the 20th and saw the decorated house, and even a tiiiiny bit of snow. Of course the deal breaker for myself was to decorate the tree. Another thing that gave a little fun Christmas spirit was that Simo got it as a job to dress up as Santa for our friend's children this year! Normally, he doesn't believe in tricking children in believing in Santa, but he did it anyways and actually quite enjoyed it when the kid didn't recognize him at all!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

November 2013 book reviews!

A doggone day!

Once again, it was time for the yearly dog show here in Helsinki, and as dog lovers, Simo and I even got up early (!!!) on a Saturday to make it in time to see our favourite breeds. I wasn't feeling to good yesterday though, so I took a pill or headache and got so tired by it that It made me feel like a zombie walking amongst hyper dogs. One of the first things we saw when getting inside the huge convention hall was a little corner for kids, where they could show off their stuffed animal dogs. Kinda silly, but also kinda cute. After walking around for a while, and the affects of the medicine we decided to go home. I pretty much fell asleep on the sofa right away and didn't get anything done for the rest of the day. But like always, it still made me happy to see some dogs.

Book Haul #1!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A hairy meal for free!

Yesterday was the yearly Christmas party with my art club HIAA here in Helsinki, and we decided to go to my favourite restaurant called Santa Fe. It was a bit ridiculous, because although we were supposed to be 6 people, people kept cancelling, so we ended up being me and the club's founder. We were laughing so much at the scene while we waited for a new member who DID actually come although a little late. But that was fine, we had such a great time, and it was so much fun to meet a new artist! So as usual, I ordered my favourite salad; "Blackened fillet salad" I believe it's called. During my meal I noticed a long hair that I had to remove from my mouth. NOT my own...but my French personality was like "nah, I'll survive". When almost done with the salad, I got a second hair. After laughing our asses off at the not so laughable situation, my Norwegian personality decided to go and complain. The waiters were super upset and came to take my (almost finished) salad away and asked if they could offer me a free chocolate cake for dessert? Knowing the chocolate cake, I said yes even though I was full and felt sort of satisfied with the result of the complaint. When the waiter came he said "here you go, and no hairs this time", with a smile. I smiled back and we had a mutual respect for each other - the bald waiter, who couldn't possibly be the result of my hairy food, and I, the dissatisfied, but still smiling customer. The cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream was fabulo - OH! Lookatthat!! A hair! Having absolutely no more energy after laughing so hard my stomach was hurting, I totally let it go when the waitor picked up my FINISHED dessert from the table. But after coming to my senses, and thinking that I might not be the only victim of this in the restaurant, I decided to tell them anyways, that I had yet another hair in my food. The waiters reaction was a honest one: "I don't know what to say. What can I say?" So in the end I ended up getting a 40 Euro worth of meal for free. That's fine with me. So all in all this wasn't bad, we had lots of laughs, and even came up with some really creative ideas for our upcoming exhibition in May! It's never so bad that it isn't good for something!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Route 66 Episode 8, California!

We finally made it to our destination; California!

Saturday, 7 December 2013

New Facebook page.

OK, so I've done the ultimate cheesy sin... I've made my own fan page on Facebook. It had to be done though, it just had to be. And now I'm even lowering myself further and begging you to like me. Pretty please? https://www.facebook.com/elisegegauffart

I did a Black Milk boo-boo...

...or did I? The last few days there has been a sale on Black Milk Clothing, and of course I coulnd't let it pass. I haven't bought anything from there in a long time, but I have been wishing for a swimsuit from there since I discovered them pretty much. So I finally got it. The C-3PO swimsuit. Then I got a dress that I have also been wanting as a Christmas gift and got another dress as well for myself. Ah. The hopping has been done and I can relax. Until their new collection that will be coming out soon. I hope it's bad. I will probably do a collection video next year by the way. http://blackmilkclothing.com/

Aerosmith here I come!

I'VE GOT AEROSMITH TICKETS! In Norway, em and my friend got super disappointed to learn that Aerosmith is going on tour, but not coming there. After their last tour that I missed, I was super sad and really wished I had gone, and I felt like now I finally had the chance. We even discussed that we might go to Sweden to see them there. So I got so happy when I found out at the Elvis party that they are coming to Finland! Another friend there and I decided on the spot that this was something we couldn't miss, and now we finally have the tickets! So as a small group of 3 friends we are going to see Aerosmith on the 30th of May in Helsinki! I can't wait! Rock n roll!

My favourite Christmas animal.

The day I came back from the Elvis weekend I went by the center to notice that Christmas had arrived. It always does so and takes me by surprise. How is it that it is Christmas most of the year it feels, no matter if I want it or not? So far I have not been in a Christmas mood except for when working with the theatre. We haven't decorated yet and we don't even have an advent calender, which is very rare. Why is it like this this year? I can't say, but the fact that there is almost no snow doesn't help either. But I WAS very pleased too see these Christmas shops set up around town where people sell home made stuff and one of them even had a llama hanging around it! Now THAT'S what I can a jolly good time!

An Elvis kind of day!

Last weekend I went to the Finnish city of Tampere for a movie night with the MJ Movie Club. I was especially looking forward to this one, as the girl who held it had been kind enough to change the dates of the event so that I could be part of it. Also, it would be a different kind of movie night, as we would watch a documentary about Elvis Presley. So we took the train to Tampere, which is about 2 hours from Helsinki and finally got to the appartment of Elvis action. The place had a really cool collection feeling of a mixture of Elvis and Michael Jackson, which isn't bad at all. I really love a well done collection, whatever that might be. After stuffing our faces with cakes, chips and whatnot, we still decided to have some junk food, and to honour Elvis, I bought a cheeseburger from a shady place. The cheese burger happened to be a bit shady also, especially the bacon bits which I seriously DON'T believe was bacon at all... We chit-chatted way into the night, as girls tend to do, and before we knew it it was time to get home. The weekend went way to fast to be honest.