that's how they say "cheers" in Finland, as in a toast. we said quite a few over the weekend. Helsinki is a small and beautiful city populated by kind people, also mostly gray this time of year (that's ice on the harbor outside our hotel above) but we did have one day of sun and 50 degrees so i'm not complaining. great food there, too...would love to go back in the summertime.
the conference itself was haunted by the ghost of Ed Banger, who i never happened to meet.
Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Shout Out Louds
plus as many episodes of Top Chef as our battery would allow....