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РУССКИЙ Думала, думала и придумала. Пойду завтра на коньках кататься. А еще там торговый центр рядом, может посмотрю чего, под настроение. Я всегда как покатаюсь - резко добрею. А то думала может сходить в оперу или на хоккей - так на хоккей одной не интересно, вот может подговорю группу товарищей. А в оперу просто не успевала бы.

А сегодня выполнила свой гражданский долг по отношению к машине (сменила масло, дворники, фильтр воздушный, вымыла и отполировала - естественно не своими руками, но на свои деньги). А я тем временем записалась в библиотеку. Решила изучать врага изнутри - т.е. читать что пишут те, кто ругают фармацевтические компании, проще говоря - НАС, чтоб им, злым врагам, пусто было. И болезни без числа замучили. Библиотека на удивление большая для такой деревни, но без кота. Я в Брокен Боу привыкла, что в библиотеке должен быть кот! И дрыхнуть перед камином, а то камин есть, кресла есть - а кота нет. Не порядок. :о И вообще с удовольствием погуляла по улицам час, пока машина в сервисе была. День сегодня на заглядение, градусов +12, в одном плаще поверх трикотажной кофточки было чудесно. Потом еще и до химчистки и магазина пешком же сбегала. Мне Хайланд Парк тем и нравится, что относиться к вымирающему виду городочков с одной главной улицей, на которой все бизнесы, и по которой можно гулять, чем многие жители и занимаются. К сожалению, их вытесняют кошмарные пригороды, где среди гектаров плотно застроенных стереотипными домиками одиноко возвышаются торговые центры окруженные гигантскими парковками.

ENGLISH It took me a while to think up an interesting out-of-the house event for the weekend, but I think I got it. I will go ice skating in the next town over tomorrow. It's also next to a mall, so I might go and check that out - I always feel mellow after skating. I thought of going to a hockey game or an opera, but I wouldn't be making it to the opera time-wise today, and it's no fun going to the hockey alone. I will try to organize a group for some other weekend.

The weather was gorgeous today, about 50 degrees, sunny and slightly breezy. It was a pleasure to walk about for an hour while my car was in service (oil change, air filter change, and windshield wiper change). One thing I love about my town is that it is completely walkable, and the main street is lined with shop and there are always people on foot. I am so dead tired of the dreadful suburbia where everyone drives, and if you walk people don't even try to disguise their staring. I made it to the library, too - I decided to read up on what people who bash the Big Pharma say about us (and they say a lot of bullshit, BTW, judging by the quick browsing I did so far). I also got a book that caught my eye - "Fat Land" by Greg Critser. I highly recommend it - his language is enjoyable, and the subject coverage fascinating - how America got fatter and fatter since the 50's and what drove the change. Correlates with my theory about disappearing sense of personal responsibility, too. My respect for Schwarzenegger grew substantially (though I always liked him) and my opinion of Bill Clinton dropped even lower (though there wasn't much room for falling left, let me tell you).

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My great-grandmother, a remarkable woman, though very proud and stern.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Some 10 days ago, after I returned from visiting my parents - just overcome with emotion and in need to release some stress.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes. What about those of you who have seen it, do you like my handwriting? Or can you even read my handwriting?

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Steak? Baring that, canadian bacon.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? No, and not planning any time soon. In fact, the plural not planning at all.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think so. I like people who are like me.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Define "a lot". Unfortunately, I am legally denied sarcasm in the situations where I want to use it the most.





12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Reasonably so, why?

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Stracciatella, as served in Venice.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their overall posture and attitude.

15. RED OR PINK? I like them equally.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Ahem *lowers eyes* The current shape my butt and thighs are in (but it's already on the mend).

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? There are a lot of people I wish were closer to me than hundreds and hundreds of miles that currently separate us.

18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Clementines. Some eight or ten of them, whatever remained in the old box.

19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Humming of my laptop.

20. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Either coral red, or grass green, or navy blue. I am not sure, but it would be a bright color.

21. FAVORITE SMELLS? Forest glen on a hot summer day. Lilacs and birdberries blooming. A juicy steak. There are so many...

22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Mom. Just got off the phone with her a few minutes back, in fact.

23. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Biathlon, football (the real one, not American!), ice hockey.

24. HAIR COLOR? Medium to dark brown.

25. EYE COLOR? Brown.

26. FAVORITE FOOD? Fruit. Berries. Fresh bread. Steak. Dark chocolate. Good wild mushrooms. Freshwater fish. There are many good things in life.

27. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings, though I prefer intelligent movies regardless of the ending.

28. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Morozko (a Russian classic, btw). I have rented Letters from Iwo Jima and Apocalypto to watch this weekend, too.


30. HUGS OR KISSES? For general population - hugs.


32. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Fat Land by Greg Cristner.

33. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Two tabby kittens sleeping.

34. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? I didn't watch TV last night.

35. FAVORITE SOUND? Don't have one.


37. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Taiwan. Or California, depending on how you define "home".

38. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Yekaterinburg, Russia (back then it was named Sverdlovsk, though).


40. WHAT TIME IS IT NOW? 7:45 p.m. EST

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>>I thought of going to a hockey game or an opera

I know, right?
I've been trying to go see a play for months now.. Can't figure out whether I am too ired or just lazy..

Hey, you live in NYC, right? Want to meet up for an opera performance sometime? Pity I virtually missed Macbeth, that's something I would have loved to attend. Oh well, it's coming back in May.

I would love to!!!! Most of my friedns don;t "waste" any time on that kind of entertaiment!!!! I LOVE Broadway!!!! Let me know if you wanna see somethig.. I've been wanting to see Wicked for a while... I guess that's sold out.... But I am opened for anything really...

Speaking of Broadway, I would like to see Spamalot (I heard a lot about it, though I haven't seen any Monty Python movies or anything).

Never heard of it... But like I said.. I am opened to new stuff... Especially since none of my NY friends like Broadway

It's a spoof of Arthurian legends, as far as I understand. The weekend after next (Jan 26-27 is when I am available, since I work next weekend)

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Ha. I bet the company had a lot to do with it...

What about those of you who have seen it, do you like my handwriting?

I'd even go as far as saying, that I love your handwriting! It's so wonderfully "round" and fluent! :o)


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