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About frankie

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  • Birthday 12/18/1981

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    Helsinki, Finland
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    Books, dogs and music!

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  1. Frankie reads 2017

    I went to work this week but it was probably a mistake, I feel very tired and not better. My lease on the apartment started today and I went and got the keys in the morning That cheered me up! I need to rest now, I need to get better. I'm supposed to move on Sunday, so I need all my wits about me. Edit: I forgot to mention the dog I met today! I was on my way to work, when I saw this dog with it's owner. The dog was sitting on a bench, facing me, and I thought, that's a gorgeous one!! He was black and white, but what was so remarkable was how his head was split in half by color: the right side of his head was white, and the left side was black, but on the right side, he had a black eyebrow!! Such a distinctive coloring on him! When I came closer by, he turned around and turned his back on me That made me sad! But then I couldn't help but say to the owner that she has a beautiful dog, and as soon as I spoke to her, the dog turned around to look at me and jumped down from the bench and came to meet me! I got to pet him, and he was so friendly and smiley and happy! The owner said he was a good boy, didn't bark at the lady dogs or anything, and that when he was young, he was going to be put down and the woman rescued him (we didn't talk long enough for me to know if the dog had been abandoned or where the woman had rescued him from). Who could kill a doggy I asked what breed he was, because it was obvious he was no regular dog. It was a Samoyed, Bernese Mountain Dog and German Shepherd mix! Meeting him really made my day I think I've seen him once before, so maybe the woman lives close by to my work and I'll meet him again!
  2. What's your current news about?

    Yeah I read about that too, later that day. Horrible All of these are just terrible in themselves, but it was all the more horrible when they all happened within two days And the attack in Russia - going by the headline alone - sounded so similar to the attack in Finland that one immediately wondered if there was a connection. I loved how a Spanish swimmer honored the victims at the start of his swimming race. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/08/spanish-swimmer-honors-barcelona-victims-fernando-alvarez-minute-of-silence-race-swimming
  3. What's your current news about?

    The terrorist attack in Turku, Finland. One attacker, 4 other people arrested. Two dead, 8 hospitalized. And the Barcelona attack was just a day before this
  4. Hello from Waterford

    Hello and welcome to the forum!
  5. Frankie reads 2017

    Haa, you guys use banana boxes as well! So interesting to find out these little things about other countries! Long live the Banana Box! Thanks Athena! I got a call from the doctor today, saying I needed to go and get an 'antral lavage' performed upon my good self. Such a weird word, I'm not sure if I'm using it correctly. I've had the procedure done to me once before so I knew what was going to happen. It's not much fun!! But maybe it will help. It should help. I'm also getting antibiotics, again. I'm so tired of this! During the procedure I started actually crying a bit The doctor &co. were really nice though. They were worried I was crying because they'd hurt me but I said I was fine, I'm just tired of this whole thing. Very nice and sympathetic doctors.
  6. Frankie reads 2017

    Here's a video that explains the whole thing in more detail, but it's basically a notebook in which you can write all your ideas/notes/daily activity or whatever you want, to keep it all in one place.
  7. What are you listening to?

    I've not an avid Incubus listener, in that I've only listened to a few of their records, but they do not get old, no they don't!
  8. Frankie reads 2017

    That is good advice! I have been writing things down in my BuJo, so I will remember all the things I need to do. But yes, I could plan it in my head from start to finish and then it's only about carrying the plan through! And I should quit getting anxious about it and go read a book instead
  9. Frankie reads 2017

    I guess I knew in some way that I would be moving out sooner than later and felt like I needed to hang on to the boxes. Which is maybe a bit silly because I could've gotten rid of them and just get new ones when a move was evident. You can get banana boxes from pretty much any grocerystore there is, they're only too happy to get rid of them. Banana boxes are really useful, and popular over here in moving Yeah, I'll be able to reserve copies of them later on. By 'home library' I mean the library where all my reserved copies will arrive and from which I can collect them (unless otherwise specified). I'm able to use any of the 39 libraries/mobile libraries in Helsinki, as well as the 30 libraries/mobile libraries in the cities of Kauniainen, Vantaa and Espoo (= Helsinki Metropolitan area). Totally! And it's been giving me a few not-been-able-to-go-to-sleep nights, now that I know I'm going to move. I've been so excited My joy's been a bit dampened by the fact that I'm still ill. My ear's still infected and it's blocked, and it's so annoying. I went to see the doctor yesterday and she ordered an x-ray of frontal and maxillary sinuses to see if there's further damage. I'm tired and unable to go to work. I'm so sick of being sick. I'm so bored!! I want to start organizing my things and packing stuff! *rant* (I have done a tiny bit of packing but it was only a few light items and really nothing much. There's so much to be done!)
  10. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    I watched This Is 40 last night. I liked it a lot
  11. Newbie from Vegas

    Hello and welcome to the forum!
  12. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    I've been watching Bones but I got tired of it. I started watching Atypical yesterday and it seems good!
  13. What are you listening to?

    Incubus! Long time no listen!
  14. I've really gotten into Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. I'm scared to pick it up, because it's getting scary!
  15. Little Pixie`s Bookshelf 2017

    Sorry to hear about that I wish for a speedy recovery for you kittie!