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Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

And then sometimes, everything works.¬†Yesterday was a perfect set-up for a domino-effect spiral into a helpless pit of anxiety and failure, but somehow, miraculously, everything went off without a hitch! 7:45 am I woke up to do my Russian homework. 10:00 am¬†My weekly tutoring session began. I usually walk to my tutor’s house, as it […]

Yargh.

Yargh.

It’s not all sunshine and roses in this gorgeous springtime town. I’ve decided last minute to try to visit Randi in Syktyvkar this weekend, which means buying train tickets my own self for the first time in Russia. You can’t do this online, really, because it’s scary, or something, and they might not take my […]

My To Do List

My To Do List

1) For class tomorrow, Elena and I are showing a video of Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford. I need to watch it again, list active vocabulary and idioms, and then somehow get it onto a DVD that’s playable on Russian region 5 DVD players. 2) On Wednesday, I’m meeting with the same group […]

What a Day!

What a Day!

What a day, dear readers! I went out for lunch (pizza!) with one of the Finnish teachers living in the same hotel/dorm as me, and I tried another yummy warm drink traditional to this region of the world– although this time I knew what I was getting myself into, unlike with the sbiten’. This one […]