Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Yesterday was the yearly Christmas party with my art club HIAA here in Helsinki, and we decided to go to my favourite restaurant called Santa Fe. It was a bit ridiculous, because although we were supposed to be 6 people, people kept cancelling, so we ended up being me and the club's founder. We were laughing so much at the scene while we waited for a new member who DID actually come although a little late. But that was fine, we had such a great time, and it was so much fun to meet a new artist! So as usual, I ordered my favourite salad; "Blackened fillet salad" I believe it's called. During my meal I noticed a long hair that I had to remove from my mouth. NOT my own...but my French personality was like "nah, I'll survive". When almost done with the salad, I got a second hair. After laughing our asses off at the not so laughable situation, my Norwegian personality decided to go and complain. The waiters were super upset and came to take my (almost finished) salad away and asked if they could offer me a free chocolate cake for dessert? Knowing the chocolate cake, I said yes even though I was full and felt sort of satisfied with the result of the complaint. When the waiter came he said "here you go, and no hairs this time", with a smile. I smiled back and we had a mutual respect for each other - the bald waiter, who couldn't possibly be the result of my hairy food, and I, the dissatisfied, but still smiling customer. The cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream was fabulo - OH! Lookatthat!! A hair! Having absolutely no more energy after laughing so hard my stomach was hurting, I totally let it go when the waitor picked up my FINISHED dessert from the table. But after coming to my senses, and thinking that I might not be the only victim of this in the restaurant, I decided to tell them anyways, that I had yet another hair in my food. The waiters reaction was a honest one: "I don't know what to say. What can I say?" So in the end I ended up getting a 40 Euro worth of meal for free. That's fine with me. So all in all this wasn't bad, we had lots of laughs, and even came up with some really creative ideas for our upcoming exhibition in May! It's never so bad that it isn't good for something!
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Saturday, 7 December 2013
OK, so I've done the ultimate cheesy sin... I've made my own fan page on Facebook. It had to be done though, it just had to be. And now I'm even lowering myself further and begging you to like me. Pretty please? https://www.facebook.com/elisegegauffart
...or did I? The last few days there has been a sale on Black Milk Clothing, and of course I coulnd't let it pass. I haven't bought anything from there in a long time, but I have been wishing for a swimsuit from there since I discovered them pretty much. So I finally got it. The C-3PO swimsuit. Then I got a dress that I have also been wanting as a Christmas gift and got another dress as well for myself. Ah. The hopping has been done and I can relax. Until their new collection that will be coming out soon. I hope it's bad. I will probably do a collection video next year by the way. http://blackmilkclothing.com/
I'VE GOT AEROSMITH TICKETS! In Norway, em and my friend got super disappointed to learn that Aerosmith is going on tour, but not coming there. After their last tour that I missed, I was super sad and really wished I had gone, and I felt like now I finally had the chance. We even discussed that we might go to Sweden to see them there. So I got so happy when I found out at the Elvis party that they are coming to Finland! Another friend there and I decided on the spot that this was something we couldn't miss, and now we finally have the tickets! So as a small group of 3 friends we are going to see Aerosmith on the 30th of May in Helsinki! I can't wait! Rock n roll!
The day I came back from the Elvis weekend I went by the center to notice that Christmas had arrived. It always does so and takes me by surprise. How is it that it is Christmas most of the year it feels, no matter if I want it or not? So far I have not been in a Christmas mood except for when working with the theatre. We haven't decorated yet and we don't even have an advent calender, which is very rare. Why is it like this this year? I can't say, but the fact that there is almost no snow doesn't help either. But I WAS very pleased too see these Christmas shops set up around town where people sell home made stuff and one of them even had a llama hanging around it! Now THAT'S what I can a jolly good time!
Last weekend I went to the Finnish city of Tampere for a movie night with the MJ Movie Club. I was especially looking forward to this one, as the girl who held it had been kind enough to change the dates of the event so that I could be part of it. Also, it would be a different kind of movie night, as we would watch a documentary about Elvis Presley. So we took the train to Tampere, which is about 2 hours from Helsinki and finally got to the appartment of Elvis action. The place had a really cool collection feeling of a mixture of Elvis and Michael Jackson, which isn't bad at all. I really love a well done collection, whatever that might be. After stuffing our faces with cakes, chips and whatnot, we still decided to have some junk food, and to honour Elvis, I bought a cheeseburger from a shady place. The cheese burger happened to be a bit shady also, especially the bacon bits which I seriously DON'T believe was bacon at all... We chit-chatted way into the night, as girls tend to do, and before we knew it it was time to get home. The weekend went way to fast to be honest.
Saturday, 30 November 2013
I've been back in Finland since tuesday, but trying to fight a cold that I managed to keep pretty much off, I haven't written anything. We'll be here for a few weeks before going back to Norway to celebrate Christmas. I have a few paintings to do before that, and today I'm going to Tampere to hang out with my MJ girls in the MJ movie club. We're gonna watch an Elvis documentary, so that will be interesting. I don't know much about him, eventhough I read Pricilla Presley's autobiography. It's good to be back!
Monday, 25 November 2013
And The Journey to the Christmas star is over! It's a play the local theatre, run by my gran mother shows every other year to bring some Christmas spirit to the people. It's a Norwegian Christmas story that almost everyone knows here and it has a tendency to pull a lot of public in. This year we had over 800 people watching us and we got great review from the local newspaper. Today we have the end of the year party with the kids and parents of the theatre and I can't wait to have some pizza and cakes and hear their thoughts on the weekend that was. The play just went GREAT! I was the assistant director this year and there was lots to do, which has made me sort of gone from the world of internet and updating, because after all, the only people REALLY busy, is the person NOT updating about how busy they are...