Archive for August, 2009

Thunder & lightning – very very frightening

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

A couple of night ago we had a huge thunderstorm here in Finland. This is one of the things I love about Fall. But very often when the lovely weatherman on TV promises that “Yes, a very dangerous storm is coming.” – it never is a proper storm. Yes, maybe it will rain a bit but there’s no thunder or even one single lightning.

Couple of nights ago, however, as I was sitting infront of my laptop the thunder began. I heard it. Then I saw the whole sky light up – like it would have been daytime instead of midnight. A couple of seconds from that it happened again. The sound became louder and louder – the storm was right above our house. It was amazing! Just 30 minutes ago we had another thunderstorm, this time it was more about the heavy pouring rain and hail than anything else.

I understand why some people are afraid of thunderstorms. I however love the feeling of being at the mercy of nature. There is something very beautiful and humbling about it.

My Beloved Season

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

It’s Autumn. Fall season. This is my season. Everyone has their favorite seasons, I like winter because of snow and christmas. I like spring because of the beauty of it. I like summer because of the fresh strawberries and warm sunlight. However by absolute favorite season is Autumn – perhaps because I was born in September. I love the rain and dark evenings. There is something melancholically beautiful in Autumn, and I see something very romantic in it. You are allowed to be depressed, listen to sensitive music, wrap yourself in a blanket and sit on the couch watching your favorite movie, in candlelight, while eating chocolate and drinking tea.

You've Got Mail

You’ve got Mail is a movie that reminds me of Autumn. “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.” I must admit that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (together) are my favorite on-screen couple. Sleepless in Seattle was great, but You’ve got Mail is, in my mind, even better. During the christmas time, however, I like watching the 2006 movie called The Holiday starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet.

Do you have a movie that you just have to watch during a specific season? Is there a movie that, for you, portrays, for example the perfect christmas or the care free days of the summer?

Hard to say NO

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

I don’t know about you but for me it is very difficult to say no to people. Just a moment ago a friend called to ask if I would be willing to catch a movie tonight. I have been sick with the flu for the past week and am still feeling a bit under the weather – and have to go to work tomorrow morning – so I said no. Now, only moments later, I feel remorseful. I love going to the movies. I love that people ask me to go somewhere with them. However, it was a reasonable decision to stay home and try to get well. But I still feel bad about my decision. What’s up with that?

It is a beautiful saturday afternoon. I am usually at work on saturdays so this feels like a luxury. However, I cannot think of anything to do. I feel lazy. I feel like I should go out and do something. But I also think I should stay indoors and relax and try to get rid of this awful flu.

Question: What do you usually do on saturdays / weekends?