Monday, April 12, 2004

Same Name, Similar Interests

Mattias Arvola - Interaction Design Researcher. This Arvola appears to be in Sweden. Whereas, I am of Finnish decent. Anyhow, I ran across this Web site by doing a Google on my last name.

(1) Comment:
It is quite fun to google one's own name, isn't it?

There are a number of Arvolas out there. About five or six different clans I think, and me and my girlfriend are actually about to join two of them (yes, we come from two different arvola-clans). And yes I am half-Finnish, even though I consider myself a Swede. The criterium that defines whether you are Swedish or Finnish, when you as me is a second generation immigrant, is which national team you cross your fingers for in hockey.

Bill (your brother?) and I have tried to sort out if we are related over ICQ once, and we reached the conclusion that we were not.

Anyhow, take care! =)

Mattias Arvola | 05.02.04 - 4:51 pm