Not exactly northspace, but it seems to make everyone I talk to in Finland raving jealous. Yes, I'm in Hawaii. On Waikiki Beach. For work. I'm here attending the 2005 International Studies Association Annual Conference in at the Hawaiian Village Hilton. When I left Rovaniemi is was windy and -10. I just heard it was -25 today. I just went swimming in the ocean, but the water was a bit to warm. Already getting a pretty good tan. Some interesting panels in the conference, but also lots of time for leisure activities, shall we say. Absolutely brilliant. My punishment is that I'll be in the Kola Peninsula next week. :( At least it will be cheaper there.