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Sort of a Guilty Pleasure…

I’m listening as I type to LMFAO’s ‘Yes.’ 

I know all the lyrics by heart. 

My girlfriend ribs me about my love for LMFAO. If you knew me at all, you would know that I have never ‘party rocked’ ever. Not once. Not ever. I would stick out like a sore thumb at any kind of social gathering. I’d be the guy with the mildly disgusted look and horrible attitude.

But I love listening to LMFAO. I’m not embarrassed if people know that, so its not really a guilty pleasure. But it is kind of silly in a way. 

Also, when I was gone to Bulgaria, my girlfriend would tell people she was dating someone in Europe. People at her job actually thought that I was made up and not a real person. Mostly because all of her true stories about me are seemingly fantastical. 

In case you couldn’t tell I miss my girlfriend. 

Tags: Me personal Yes
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Watching the Sundance Channel

I was watching the film ‘Little Children,” and I really enjoyed the narration in the background: 

"Brad showered quickly, sensing a rare opportunity to have sex with his wife"

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And that I am going to be in Budapest in exactly 2 months…

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I also just realized that means I will be leaving my job in 5 days time. 

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I just realized I’m heading back home in 6 days. Ugh….

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After a year of teaching/ tutoring, my tutee passed the citizenship test this morning. 

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Wikitravel Article on Balkans

I landed on the Wikitravel page for the Balkans, and some of the statements are pretty rough. For example:

"Sofia - Neglected and decrepit outside the center, Sofia deserves no more than a day on your travel-path"

"Zagreb - A pale copy of Salzburg, Zagreb is for those not feeling well out of their comfort zone in the West yet wanting to go abroad. One day visit will suffice."

Ouch!

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Russian Word of the Day

газeта - newspaper

ga-zye-ta

Кaждый день я читaю газeту. ~ Every day I read the newspaper.

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Russian Word of the Day

корреспондeнт - correspondent, reporter 

kar-res-pan-dyent

An example straight from the headline:

"Корреспондент CNN рассказала о беспорядочных бомбежках Славянска" ~

"A CNN correspondent talked about the indiscriminate bombing of Slovyansk" 

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Russian Word of the Day

Бoсния и Герцеговина - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bos-ni-ya i Ger-tse-ga-vee-na

In the news:

«Босния И Герцеговина, А Также Сербия Получили Гуманитарную Помощь Из Азербайджана» 

«Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Serbia received humanitarian aid from Azerbaijan»

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Russian Word of the Day

посoльство - embassy

pa-sol’-stva

Example straight from the headlines:

В Киеве несколько сотен человек пикетировали российское посольство ~ 

In Kiev several hundred people picketed the Russian embassy

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Russian Word of the Day

посoл - ambassador

pa-col

Straight from the headlines:

Посол США в Вене: «Российская Федерация хотела бы думать, что мы все дураки…» ~

U.S. Ambassador* in Vienna: «The Russian Federation would like to think that we are all fools…»

*referring to Daniel B. Baer, who is U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). 

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Clueless Male Question of the Day

So I was flipping through the H&M catalogue that came in the mail. What exactly is the ‘divided’ category, which is listed between the ‘ladies’ section and the ‘men’s” section? It just looks like women’s clothing items?

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Russian Word of the Day

Прибaлтика - Baltics

Pri-bal-ti-ka

Прибaлтика — область в Северной Европе. ~ The Baltics is a region in northern Europe.

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Russian World of the Day

столица - capital city

sta-lee-tsa

Тaллин — самый крупный город и столица Эстонии. ~ 

Tallinn is the largest city and the capital of Estonia.