Monday, April 10, 2006

Sisu! Sisu!

Gene just called: a letter arrived at home telling me I have won a Finlandia Foundation grant! Whoo hoo! This means I'M GOING TO FINLAND!



I applied for the grant as part of my ongoing work on Unikirja which I hope to complete this summer. I didn't really feel I could finish, however, without seeing, touching and even smelling! ancient Finland. The best place for that, it seemed to me, would be to visit the rock paintings by hiking through Finland's countryside. I am so excited to know I'll really be there and not have to just imagine it.

Paljon kiitos, Finlandia Foundation! Now I really have to work on my Finnish!

8 comments:

Bobby Kuechenmeister said...

All riiiiiiiiiight! Congratulations!

K. A. Laity said...

Thanks, Bobby! I'm so excited I can hardly believe it. Say, are you coming to PCA this year? I haven't even looked at the schedule, things have been so crazy this semester.

Crispinus said...

Man, Kate; it just keeps getting better and better.

K. A. Laity said...

:-)

Cranky Yankee said...

Awesome!!!!
Send us a postcard!

K. A. Laity said...

Will do -- and if I can find some more good Finnish punk, I wil be sure to share it!

The Queen said...

Wow, Finland AND rock paintngs! Congratulations!

QOE

K. A. Laity said...

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