Monthly Archives: March 2012

Follow-up #2, following up

In my upper intermediate class today we talked about some cultural differences between Russia and the States and touched on manners. I brought up the staring thing, because folks here really have a very different concept of inappropriate staring/looking. At home, we … Continue reading

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yum

Good gravy, that was good. I don’t even know what it was called. It was chicken, peppers, onions, and some kind of zingy/spicy deliciousness.

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I forgot to add this:

This is how I ride the metro lately. There’s been a lot of staring and comments and discomfort (on my side). People here have never learned the social cue of “you’ve now been looking at me in a way that … Continue reading

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I’ve been outside.

And that is why I haven’t been posting. I’ve been running, walking, and enjoying the days of sunshine and the 30 degree temperatures. I am also moving in about a week and a half. It’s only for two months, then … Continue reading

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Southside #2 or, What’s a girl gotta do to get a Kendra around here?

I went for a massage at a Chinese traditional place. Overall, okay, but too much with the electrical stimulation. I blame it for the shitty, shitty run I had yesterday. I’ll post more detail when it’s not so late, but … Continue reading

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So sleepy

I stayed up until 3 a.m. talking with a friend at her place. I’ll miss her terribly; she’s a newly-made soul mate kind of friend, and we just never were able to spend time together. She’s going back to Australia … Continue reading

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Advocating for myself really works

Today I had a meeting with the head douche bag at Language Link to talk to him about next year’s contract. I will be able to do a  6 month contract, starting in January next year, since being away from home … Continue reading

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