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I am officially declaring this blog dead. There is no “gargantuan post ahead”.

Tyttö will remain here, possibly waiting for the day I have more interest. Likely just remaining a convenient place for me to keep all of my favorite knit blog links.



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New Zealand appears to be my only travel experience in the southern hemisphere:

Visited Countries
My Visited Countries

(Visited Countries Map from Travel Blog)

On the one hand, I would like to rectify this. On the other, I discovered today that I have enough aeroplan miles to go to Finland, which is a trip I would love to do in the spring or early summer.

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When it comes to procrastination, I am pro. Years of practice, my friends, years of practice.

To wit, it is 10pm on Sunday night. I was supposed to get a bit of work done this weekend. And what am I doing now? Let’s see:

  • blogging
  • baking cookies
  • making my lunch for tomorrow
  • watching the Emmy’s
  • knitting sporadically on a scarf

Yes, that would be everything except my work. I should take comfort in the fact that I am at least very productive, multitasking so well. I would like to point you in the direction to another favorite way to procrastinate is on the Avocadolite Farm. It’s got cute animals and is highly addictive – I don’t require much more to keep me entertained!

(I keep meaning to purchase this shirt.)

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I’ve always wanted to do a meme! And though I don’t think I have a very large audience, it’s still fun to put a bit about me on the blog. I’m sorting through some thoughts on a major career decision, and I can’t think clearly enough to come up with my own post, anyway…

Four Jobs You’ve Had In Your Life
1. server at an ice cream shop
2. engineering research assistant
3. non-destructive evalutation assistant
4. program coordinator for high school sustainable transportation project

Four Places You Have Lived
1. toronto, ontario
2. victoria, british columbia
3. helsinki, finland
4. st etienne, france

Four Albums You Can’t Hear Too Often
1. final fantasy – has a good home
2. magnetic fields – 69 love songs
3. spoon – kill the moonlight
4. saint etienne – fox base alpha

Four Favorite Books
1. david sedaris – naked
2. peter hoeg – miss smilla’s feeling for snow
3. w p kinsella – shoeless joe
4. just about any travel guide

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over
1. rushmore
2. cyclomania
3. the man without a past
4. love, actually

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch
1. freaks and geeks
2. the amazing race
3. law and order
4. the simpsons

Four Places You Have Been On Vacation
1. cuba
2. hawaii
3. ireland
4. japan

Four Websites You Visit Daily
1. cbc.ca
2. globeandmail.com
3. spacing.ca/wire
4. torontoist.com

Four Of Your Favorite Foods
1. ice cream
2. cottage cheese
3. white rice
4. sushi

Four Places You Would Rather be Right Now
2.new york
3. portland
4. finland

Four People You’ll Tag
1. you
2. you
3. you
4. you


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uh oh

Does this mean I’m out of the club as a Finnophile?

Your Inner European is Swedish!
Relaxed and peaceful. You like to kick back and enjoy life.

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Well, except for here, it is. You know, since it’s my blog and all.

Actually, it’s about the Advertising Slogan Generator, found chez boyreporter. Just in put your favorite word or name, and all kinds of fun will result. Something really interesting to me, though, is how many slogans I recognized (despite the replaced product name). I didn’t recognize all of them, but it was strange to be able to identify so many… I guess that speaks to the power of a good advertising slogan (or the power of having an advertising slogan slammed down your throat through all avenues of media over several years).
In any case, the slogan generator is still fun to find a good memorable personal slogan! I ran a few to get a good post title, and came up with a few others:

  • Kids Will Do Anything For Tyttö (Really?!? I should get some kids over to do the stuff I hate, like cleaning my room and laundry.)
  • Always After Me Tyttö (This one’s a bit stalkerish, but still made me laugh.)
  • A Day Without Tyttö Is Like A Day Without Sunshine (Yes, but only if you accept bitter sarcasm as your sunshine… in which case, call me!)
  • Bet You Can’t Eat Tyttö (You most certainly cannot.)

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