So once we woke up on the boat on Sunday, we had some assignments for a competition. “Do a Spiderman kiss, switch clothes between a guy and a girl, do a little dance, take a picture with the captain…”. So me and Clarino decided to just go after the captain. It took us an epicly long time. We could also call this post…
To Find A Captain
Sunday, October 20th 2013. 11.48
We start googling for his face. So we know what to look for. And then we start running around asking everyone who looks like staff if they know where he is. They all answer in the way that makes you think we asked them to donate their left arm. We get shrugged off in every corridor.
12.20 Approaching Mariehamn
We head to the top level and are stopped by a fence. We see a captain! And then a second one with a great beard! We start waving to them like crazy. THEY WAVE BACK!!! Then they shrug their heads. But we keep waving. For an awkward five minutes.
12.25 Captain Haddock
We see a guy who might be the captain, or at least he looks like Captain Haddock from Tintin. We wave him over and ask if we can take a picture with him, but he gets all sad and says “but me? I’m just a simple chef!”. I feel bad, we should’ve said we wanted a picture with the chef.
12.39 The face of disappointment
After waving for another fifteen minutes and being ignored we decide to abandon our mission and eat candy instead.
13.00 Stalking the staff
Two very official-looking people stand in the hallway discussing important things in Finnish (or maybe the ending to Breaking Bad, I don’t know I don’t speak Finnish). We stare at them and follow until they notice us. We ask if they know how we can get in touch with the captain. The most helpful staffer tells us the captain and him will be having a meeting in fifteen minutes close to the information desk. THE LEVELS OF EXCITEMENT WERE DISPROPORTIONATE! So we sit quietly by the info desk trying to look normal so none of the other teams find out we’re on to something…
13.13 Meeting the captain!
“Was it the two of you who were standing by the fence waving?”. Clarino doesn’t answer because she’s in a hurry to take the pictures. I say (awkwardly) “hehe… yes… sorry about that.” It was one of the proudest moments of my life just because we had spent so much time and energy trying to find him haha. Then when we got to our group they were all like “cool”. We expected them to shower us with gifts and start dancing around us in joy.
The party boat leaves at seven in the morning and it’s eleven now and I’ve done 2/6 of the questions for the microeconomy class.
Picture from the Swedish School in Kenya
When I don’t understand things I start googling them and when I can’t find what I’m looking for (90% of the time) I end up on tumblr.
When it’s close to midnight on a Saturday and I have four more problems to solve
When I see that the next question is split up into three parts
When I don’t even know where to begin
My finance skills at around midnight (I seriously almost wrote something along these lines)
When I read what I’ve written so far
I think the exam in organizational structures went really well actually! After the test me and Emilia took a little shopping trip in Biblioteksstan where we met her cousin. We stand there talking about random stuff when all of a sudden a guy in a whole body pig outfit asks us for hugs in return for a goodie bag because it was his bachelor party (?). We get chocolate, Bloody Maries, candy and a facial scrub. I don’t think I could’ve ever come up with something that bizarre.
DMX is one of those people who – no matter if he’s mad, sad or glad – most of the time makes me smile. God fudging damnit I love his style.
I met nana on my way to the restaurant and asked her where she was going. “Just around the corner to buy milk” she answered. Five hours later she finally picks up the phone and tells me she’s gone home. I go home and she’s sitting calmly by the fire drinking orange juice, she’d accidentally taken the wrong bus and decided to cruise around town. The best part is that she didn’t even buy milk.
Morning! Yesterday evening I went to Filips for dinner and South Park and then we collapsed and fell asleep like old ladies. Cozy. Furthermore I’ve explained to reddit how DTF James Deen is and why Romney couldn’t possibly win because of the wise words of Einstein. Hugs and kisses for now!