May Day / Vappu

Fire truck, ambulance and spectators

May Day (or Vappu in Finnish) is a bank holiday in Finland and traditionally a day spent at picnics, watching parades and listening to political speeches. For a long time there hasn’t been anything going on in our town with everyone going to the nearest city to experience the crowds. This year however the local businesses organized some activities in what passes for our town square (a piece of dirt in the center of town that is owned by too many different parties).

1978 chevrolet corvette detail

helmet and harley davidson detail

I was there showing the colors of the fire department. Luckily we managed to avoid hearing any political speeches, but we did have to endure some karaoke. Some historic cars and modern bikes came to be shown in addition to the vendors.

charlie chaplin impersonator

And one of our local characters, a Charlie Chaplin impersonator made an appearance. As he always does when a crowd gathers in town.

kontio sisu, an old truck, detail

Five days of every day life

Over on Facebook there has been a challenge going around (at least us Finns) to document five days of your every day life and post the photographs. So below is a glimpse of my every day life: work, dogs, fire and rescue, CrossFit…

Every day life 1/5

Every day life 2/5

Every day life 3/5

Every day life 4/5

Every day life 5/5

Day 44 – Textfile

My project 365 really isn’t doing too well. I do have a few shots to put up, backdated though. Had a busy patch at work and creative slump. But maybe thing will start looking better now.

I asked Anna to write up a text file with necessary CSS changes when fiddling around with some convoluted CSS as she modified the layout live via Firebug. This was her idea of a text file. Mine was slightly different…

She says it was just to give me a laugh. It worked.