Day 22 – A step closer to the suburbs

I’ve always felt that we live in a rural area and in the countryside. Our closest neighbors are 200 metres away and the road to our home is a dirt road. Imagine my shock the other day when I read that a Finnish pizza franchise will be opening a shop under two kilometres from our home.

We’re one step closer to living in the suburbs. But, OTOH, as long as we don’t get overrun by neighbors there’s no need to move…

Day 21 – Spring?

No, not really. In fact, I hope that we’re still far away from spring weather. But tulips arriving in the flower shops in greater numbers always reminds me of the approaching spring.

Day 20 – Prepared

Tuesday was again spent with big red cars playing firefighter in various exercises. I always like visiting or driving by our station during the evening calm. But still, while everything appears calm there’s a state of preparedness that never leaves a fire station.

When I’m President

Sometime back I got a message from my mom about a teacher who’s class had been discussing the qualifications to become a president in the US.

One of the students took exception to the fact that to be eligible a candidate must be a natural-born citizen.

In one of K.C.’s classes, they were discussing the qualifications to be president of the United States. It was pretty simple – the candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age. However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen.

In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president. KC and the class were just taking it in and letting her rant, but everyone’s jaw hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating, “What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?”

Admittedly, I got this message because I was stubborn enough not to want to come out head first.

However, I replied on how I’d been been amused on how I could be president in both the US and Finland. Which of course led to mom checking it up. Sure enough, I qualify. Of course, I’m not over 35 yet, but I can always give Obama his presidency first ;)

Now wouldn’t that be an interesting first. At least US-Finnish relations should be on a fairly good foundation. For some reason my comment that the White House would at least have some sane dogs in it if I were president was met with derision…

As a US citizen, I’m really looking forward to a time were sanity, sense, and rationality will rule instead of blind faith.

I truly wish that Obama will be able to do even a bit of what needs to be done.

By the way, the title of this post has Extreme’s When I’m President playing in my head. Watch it on YouTube.

Day 19 – Puppies

Spent the evening shooting three week old flatcoated retriever puppies. Yes, they were cute. No, we’re not getting one. However, I can’t wait until they’re a bit older and livelier. Now they mainly just eat and sleep…