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Monthly archives for July, 2011

Oriented

Oriented

The thing I will miss the most about the Renaissance Marriott in DC is the fluffy white wedding-cake-made-out-of-clouds of a bed. Second most? The motion-activated soap dispensers in the public bathrooms! The other ETAs and I went back to school with the effervescent Myrtis Mixon, who made even group work fun (though that might have […]

Off to Orientation!

Off to Orientation!

I’m so excited for orientation next week! I’m leaving a little early to spend some time with my best friend before heading to a swanky hotel for a week away from carousel music and caricature-drawing. It’s going to be amazing. Hopefully some of my questions will be answered, too. When exactly will I be leaving? […]

Arkhangelsk 101

Arkhangelsk 101

So, here’s what I know so far about my soon-to-be home. Contrary to popular belief, Arkhangelsk is NOT IN SIBERIA. It is located well west of the Urals, in the same time zone as Moscow and St. Petersburg (so, eight hours ahead of my East Coast fellows), on the White Sea. It’s at 64º32’N 40º32’E, which […]