Dreamy dreams of late

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I’ve been a bit dreamy lately. The heat, things on TV and just laziness has been on my agenda lately. And writing fan fiction. Sometimes I don’t feel like doing things. But it’s summer and who have time to stay inside to read blogs. Or write them in this case. At least write decent blog posts. I also sleep late so I don’t have the time to do anything during the day. Besides, cooking dinner and sitting on the balcony because it’s too hot to sit inside, has taken all my time so I have been too tired to write any blog posts. Heat just makes me tired altogether.

Also, the movies theatres were opened again. I won 2 movies tickets earlier this year so I used them both. I went to see Star Wars: The empire strikes back and Bad Boys For life again. I’ve only seen the Star Wars movie on TV so it was nice to see it on the big screen. The safe distance in the theatre was 2 benches apart so you didn’t need to worry about the coronavirus. They don’t let in the same amount of customers inside the theatre as they normally do. I actually like this safe distance thing. I don’t like sitting close to someone else. You always only get one armrest and then you sit there feeling uncomfortably the whole movie. I usually go to the movies when there aren’t many people there. I buy my movie tickets online so I can choose where to sit. Or I get tickets for free. It’s not cheap to go to the movies. I belong to a movie club where you can get tickets a little cheaper from time to time. I also take part in a movie panel where you answer surveys and then you get money. They’re small amounts. Mostly under 1 euro. When you have at least 10 euros, you get a movie ticket. That’s how I got to go to the movies more often. I only watch movies I’m interested in.

And the last update of what I’ve been doing lately. I’ve been twice on a bike trip to pick up blueberries from the forest. They say there are a lot of blueberries but I didn’t find that many. It’s much harder to pick up berries than you would think. It would be easier to go to the store or the market to buy them. But when you pick them up yourself, you feel you’ve accomplished something. I got enough to put blueberries with vanilla ice cream though. When you walk around in the forest and try to search for berries, it takes time. Especially when you do it with your bare hand. The berries were quite small so I didn’t take them. It was like searching for a needle in a haystack. You almost need to crawl on all four because the berries are hidden under the leaves in the blueberry plant. There is a lot of bending down and then you’re not really alone. You get to fight off flies and mosquitos flying close to your ear. Then there is no wind in the deepest forest so you get sweaty as well. It’s totally exhausting to pick up berries. Somehow blueberries taste better when you picked them up yourself. I might go tomorrow for blueberry “hunting” to another place. Maybe they’ve already been picked. You won’t know if you don’t go and have a look.

43 questions about me

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Next Tuesday (June 2) I turn 43. But age is nothing but a number. For some people birthdays can be embarrassing or they rather not make a big number of their age. Then there are these age crisis things. I didn’t have a 30 years crisis and not 40 years either. I had it at 25. I didn’t do anything special. I only felt I was useless and felt I hadn’t done anything I wanted to. Now I don’t care. You’re only as old as you feel. Other people’s opinions about your age don’t matter. I wouldn’t want to be in any other age because now I have the knowledge I didn’t have when I was younger. Instead of being outdoors in the warm and sunny weather, I made this list.

To ‘celebrate’ my birthday, here are various questions I found online. Trying to find 43 questions wasn’t easy. Most of the questions are from this site. It’s quite a long read so don’t rush it.

Some boring questions first

What is your full name?
Mia Eva-Stina Salminen

What is your height?
5’7″ last time I checked

What is your favourite colour?
Blue and purple

Sexual orientation?
Straight but why label it? You are what you are. I respect all sexualities because, in the end, we’re all human.

What colour are your eyes and hair?
Dark blue eyes. The hair colour depends if it’s clean or not. It also gets darker with age. When I was a child it was blonde. Maybe it’s more light brown these days.

This is where it gets more interesting

What TV shows are you into?
I’m mostly into old TV shows and especially comedies. A lot of TV shows have ended and I haven’t found anything new to watch. I’m a fan of Game of Thrones and Prison break. I also like game shows like ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’ I hate most of the reality shows. Or cheating shows as I call them.

Where would you rather be from?
If I wasn’t from Finland it would either be Sweden or the UK. But I love Finland the best so I wouldn’t want to change it.

What movies do you like?
As in TV shows, I love comedies. Jim Carrey is one of my favourites. I also love Lord of the rings trilogy and no matter what others might think, The Hobbit trilogy. There are a lot of movies I’ve seen several times so I don’t have an absolute favourite.

What job would you be terrible at?
Anything that has to do with Math. I’m not very good with numbers. I also would be a terrible teacher. You need patience in that and I would just get upset at the student.

What skill would you like to master?
I wish I could be better at making websites but I hate coding. There are of course ready themes but apparently, you shouldn’t use them. I also wish I was better at graphic design.

What takes up too much of your time?
Being online. Also sleeping too long. I never have time to do anything because I sleep late.

What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?
Why certain people have to urge to act stupid. Especially young people. I also wonder why some people believe in stereotypes. I also can’t believe there is still racism around.

What do you consider to be your best find?
The best find is that I finally know what I want to do for a living. It’s just that I don’t know if I ever be good enough.

What fictional character do you really wish would exist?
If I said Loki, would you hold him against me? In a way, he already does. Not with that name but there already are divas who wanted attention because they didn’t get it at home the way they wished.

What popular TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?
I refuse to watch reality shows like Love Island or Big Brother. I don’t care about other people problems. A movie I refuse to watch is ‘American Psycho’ with Christian Bale. Even though he’s one of my favourite actors. That movie is so creepy so no thank you.

What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
I don’t if it’s impressive but I can make up tunes with the recorder by just listening.

What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?
Lord of the rings without all that war. I would live in Rivendell. It one beautiful places in that universe.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
What I do now. Blogging, writing fiction, cycling, watch movies, eat candy/sweets etc.

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Live in solitude somewhere where there are no other people around and only the birds singing.

What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?
Entrepreneurship but the work to find paying clients is the reason why I don’t start. The other thing is not being confident enough about my skills.

If you were dictator of a small island nation, what crazy dictator stuff would you do?
Not crazy but healthy. All smokers are not allowed and no drunk people either. Or too noisy people.

What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get the point of?
Fashion in general and people using toe sandals. Especially men, such a turn-off. The same with Crocs. Yuck.

What irrational fear do you have?
Hating needles. That’s one reason why I don’t donate blood. Some might not think it’s nothing to be afraid of but just the thought of a needle is distressing.

Have you ever given to any charities?
No, I don’t have that kind of money. I’ve been to two charity football matches though so in a way I have.

What’s the last adventure you went on?
When I studied graphic design in Helsinki last year. I travelled there alone twice a month. That is an adventure in my eyes. Also walking or cycling outside is an adventure in itself.

What is something you will NEVER do again?
Eat sushi. I tasted it once but I didn’t like it. I don’t know how somebody can. But we all have different tastes.

What do you hope your last words will be?
“I wish I could have seen him” OK, that’s a quote from Lord of the rings. Maybe my last words would be “I have a million euros in a deposit box and the code is….” Then I die. There isn’t any money though 😆

What’s the best thing you got from your parents?
To be myself and have respect for others.

What’s the best and worst thing about getting older?
The best thing is that you’re wiser and the worst people think you’re getting too old.

What is something you are certain you’ll never experience?
A personal thing. I’ll never get to experience passionate love. Someone who likes you the way you are and don’t expect for you to be like everyone else. Someone who can’t stay away from you. I know I’ll never have that and especially with certain men. That’s all I’m saying about that.

What is something that your friends wouldn’t believe was true about you?
I have a dirty mind. Even if I don’t have personal experiences about a certain thing, I can still imagine it.

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
Be nice to others and don’t judge before you get to know a person.

If you could have a video of anyone in your life, what event would you choose?
My mother, my sister and both of my grandmothers when they were all alive. Especially Christmas.

If you had a clock that would countdown to any one event of your choosing, what event would you want it to countdown to?
I already have. A countdown to Elton John’s concert in September. But we’ll see if it will happen.

Have you had any pets and what’s your favourite pets?
Never had any pets because my sister was allergic. I’ve always liked bunnies. It was the only animal I wasn’t afraid of.

What are you addicted to?
Certain male voices. And music.

Have you met any celebrities?
Finnish one’s only. I never meet any foreign celebrities. Ski jumper Janne Ahonen. I got his autograph. And TV presenter Roope Salminen. He’s a big star in Finland and so down-to-earth.

Have you ever been to the hospital?
Visited and been a patient. My big sister was ill a lot so I never liked hospitals. Luckily I’ve only been twice as a patient.

Last but not least

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Mind control or moving around unseen. Maybe both.

What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top in?
Ski jumping tower in Lahti, Finland.

©Mia Salminen 2009

Who is your hero?
It varies. It’s more about actions than a person. There are people I admire, like actors but also normal people. My parents can be heroes. The went through a lot and still managed. They were married for at least 40 years before my mother died.

What song always gets you out on the dance floor?
I don’t like dancing. Not the song by that band I can’t remember the name of right now. I just don’t like dancing. I rather watch others dance.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Like Tom Hiddleston once said. Something like. My guilty pleasure is not having a guilty pleasure. I would say I do have pleasures but I don’t feel guilty about them. I don’t pretend to like something I don’t like.

If you got this far then bravo. You deserve a big hug. Thank you for reading.

Open up to you and I don’t even feel lonely

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There is a new prompt challenge out there called Discover Prompts and it started yesterday. Today the word is open. But I also take part in Ragtag Daily Prompt. So I open up to you and I don’t even feel lonely. There won’t be any big secrets or anything like that. The break from work is now until May 13 so I have a lot of time on my hands. I still get paid which is good. I was only 2 weeks at the job until this coronavirus thing happened. I rather stay home then go to a job where there is nothing to do. And staying healthy is the most important thing. Here we don’t need to stay home but I stay home anyway so there is no difference. I’m open to doing anything I want. I never go anywhere anyway. The store is the only place I go to. I don’t understand why people don’t want to stay home. Is there something there they don’t want to see or what? People have no imagination so they ‘complain’ they have nothing to do. I’ve got plenty to do. There is nothing wrong being bored anyway.

This is a good time to watch old TV shows on Youtube. At the moments I’m watching ‘Matlock‘ The only problem is that there isn’t the last episode of each season. That is a shame. It’s a murder mystery show with Andy Griffith as Ben Matlock. The show is usually about 45 minutes long and sometimes there are two parts. I love a good mystery murder shows. I hope I could find ‘Murder, She, Wrote’ but I guess that’s quite difficult. I don’t think I could write a murder mystery. You need a brain for that. A brain that can work with stuff like that. It’s easier for me to write about romance without many deep details. Writer’s who can write about murder and the dark side of human behaviour really are geniuses. I really admire writers like Agatha Christie and authors like that. If I wasn’t lazy I would read books like that but I rather watch a TV show about murders. When I was 7 years old I watched some murder show in secret from my parents and I saw nightmares after that for at least 3 nights. But it hasn’t stopped me from liking movies and TV shows about it. Too much violence is always too much. I don’t like Tarantino’s movies, for example. Except ‘Jackie Brown’ There isn’t much violence like in his other movies.

The time that is now it’s good to think about other things than just what is going on in the world. People should learn to relax and this is the time to do so. I opened up what I’m doing now and I don’t feel lonely. I’m alone but never lonely. I don’t know have time to feel that. There are many other things to do. You just have to use your imagination. Now it’s time to open that book or whatever you fancy.