Picture taken at a party by Jari Aittokallio
Painted Moogle tagged me on her Happy 101 (thank you!) and the idea seemed just so lovely that I wanted to do it, too.
10 things that make me happy:
1. My boyfriend
This year marks our 10th year anniversary. I love him to bits. He's the one person who makes me feel special even when I feel/act like the biggest jerk in the universe. People ask us why we haven't married yet. One part of the answer is that we feel that marriage is just a paper. Our relationship is what is is without marriage. The other part of the answer is that we just don't feel like we have to hurry. There's all the time in the world. And I'm going to spend that time with him.
2. Animals (especially cats)
You know the kind of annoying person who thinks I Can Has Cheezburger is awesome and who squeals every time s/he sees an animal looking cute and/doing something funny? I'm that kind of person. Almost any type of animal doing whatever makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. My greatest animal-related experiences have happened on safaris. My boyfriend thinks I should be a biologist. I'm not sure he's wrong.
3. Being silly
I'm not afraid to be silly. I'm incredibly silly. Me and my boyfriend have our private jokes and impressions that make us laugh even after 10 years.
Well, it's my favourite colour!
Non-Finnish people won't probably know what this is. It's this stuff: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mämmi . Yeah, it looks like crap. Really. But I love it. I only pour a little cream on it and then wolf it down. Its a Easter dessert but I buy it as soon as they start selling it on grocery stores. I've already eaten two packages of it this year. By myself.
6. Green tea
I love green tea. My favourite is organic genmaicha tea. I have lots of different green tea blends. I'm a bit of a tea snob, really. I don't buy supermarket stuff, I buy mine in a specialty shop that sells the good stuff. I have two different blends with me at the office. We have Lipton and Twinings at work for free for our coffee/tea breaks but I don't touch that stuff.
I was allergic to fish when I was little and I spent a good 15 or so getting used to eating fish. I now love fishfood and a couple of years ago I tried sushi for the first time. How something can be light and filling at the same time? Om nom nom nom.
I love it when I get a text message or someone comments on my blog post. I recently joined Twitter and I received my first tweet came from one of the guys at Fyrinnae. I spent half an hour buzzing. This sounds really pathetic but most of the time I feel invisible. I'm not outrageous or even socially adept. So when you leave me a comment or send me a tweet, you should now that I'm over the moon for it!
9. Ice cream
I LOVE ice cream. I can eat it in the summer or in the winter, it doesn't matter. Ice cream is to me what chocolate is to most girls. Don't get me wrong, but I prefer ice cream. The texture of a good ice cream is velvety... I love frozen yoghurt and creamy ice creams. We have ice cream vendors in parks in the summer. Sometimes when I go out for a walk in the summer, I can stop at 3 different vendors on a single walk :P
I love to see new places. I try to go on at least one trip per year. I spend a good amount of time digging up information about my destination of choice before the trip and on the trip I love to see what the place is about. I hate prepackaged travels, they're not for me. I love to do everything by myself. I only take guided tours if the place I wish to visit isn't open to independent visitors.
If you read all of this, you're welcome to make a list of your own! Just leave a link to comments so I can see what you came up with!
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