March 18, 2003

more finn stuff

Finns, as it turns out, also love PowerPoint. Boy, do they ever love PowerPoint. We've visited some truly beautiful buildings where they've sat us down in conference rooms and showed us PowerPoint slides for an hour or so at a time rather than letting us actually see the contents of the building. (We did get to see Kiasma this morning, though--nice contemporary art museum, though as a couple of us pointed out pretty much none of the Finnish contemporary art we saw likes to stick its head out too far. I was very fond of an installation by Markus Kahre, though, whose point I will not reveal for the benefit of those who have not yet seen it.)

The other thing Finns have introduced me to: the 'pineapple cherry,' a weird little fruit that is first sour, then sweet, then sort of musty. It's shown up on the two identical petit-four trays I've encountered so far. Love it.

What I do not love is the eschaton, but there's not much to be done about that from here.

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Posted by Douglas at March 18, 2003 10:39 AM
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All's well here, except for the missing-you thing and the end-of-the-world thing.

Could some pineapple cherries possibly survive the trip home? Mmm, new fruit...

xo!

Posted by: Lisa on March 19, 2003 7:48 AM
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