Thursday, April 14, 2016

Kharkiv photo quiz

You guys, I just started a new job!!

*Cue the victory dance*

Let's celebrate together with a little game about the coolest city ever- Kharkiv ;)

Here are 10 places. You get a photo and a clue for each to help you recognize the location. At the end, tally up your stats and leave them below in a comment. Good luck!

#1. Way cheaper than a trip to France!

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#2. The meeting spot.

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#3. Teen foto-sessiya hotspot.

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#4. Dinner & dancing

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016


Yesterday we teamed up with a friend from the Russian language meetup and went to the opening lecture in Reed College's Understanding Putinism event. Most of the talks sounded too scholarly for our ragtag group, but hearing "Crimea" = instant draw. It's weird- although I never liked Crimea much before (especially the capital)....

Hello, Simferopol!

... now I keep thinking about it.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


We're going to the Oregon coast soon. It'll be a quick little getaway but I'm really looking forward to it.

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Soviet pocket calendar

Someone in my husband's family collected these little calendars once upon a time.

They've been waiting in an envelope for 2 years now- eek! But I'm finally ready to organize them: got the binder, got the plastic sleeves, got the time. Check out how many there are!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tiny trips

I've been looking online at big trips- Orenburg! Volgograd! Albania!- but the only kind we've taken lately have been the tiny kind.

(Admittedly, this ties in well with my newest hobby- spying on the names of people's wifi networks from the train. The winners so far: tellmywifiloveher and cacheruleseverythingaroundme.)

Here's what the last few weekends have looked like...