Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Break (part 2) ;-(

The last few days weren't that eventful. We just hung out. Mama dyed my hair with henna twice and I really like it. I don't have a picture of the end product, but I captured the process.
The more I listen to Ayn Rand, the more I think there is a lot of unnecessary sex descriptions. I'm not even 1/3 of the way through the book and it has already made me cry twice. We'll see how much time I'll be able to spend on it this quarter.

The trip was so long. About 40 hours was it? I read an entire book {no joke} on the flight from Moscow to Atlanta. I slept most of the way on the way to Russia, but on the way back I just read. It was about 220 pages and I flew right through it.
I love David Sedaris. There was a baby screaming for her dear life pretty much for the duration of my 11 hour flight on the seat across the isle from me. David made block it out and laugh out loud at his hilarious stories. I admit, some were better than others, but pretty much every story had a line that would crack me up and I'm a silent laugher for the most part.

David Sedaris is going to have a book reading followed by questions at UCLA and I'm super psyched for it. I hope I can make it.

Mama and g-mama sent me off with 2 kg of candy. In case you were wondering, that's a lot of candy. I have pryaniki on the left and assorted candy on the right. 
WHAT?! That's right. That's 2 kg of sweet shit that I am going to devour probably over the period of 2 weeks if that.

The most peculiar candy in that bag is Ptichie Moloko, which translates to Bird's Milk. It's really good and my roommates approve, but it's kind of a weird name. I didn't think it was weird when I was growing up but I had forgotten about it and was reminded of it again this visit.

I was really sad to leave. I'm definitely coming back this summer.

2 comments :

  1. I remember only 4 occurrences of sex in the entire book. That's one every 225 pages on average. I'd say that's a pretty low rate of occurrence. Rand is including sex in the book to make a point about it. I don't see it as unnecessary at all. Her thesis on sex is that sex is not separate from your mind - some sort of a depravity that's committed in spite of your mind, but rather your body's response to your mind's highest values. You'll get to that.

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  2. Да, нам с мамой тоже не показалось, что секс описывается так уж часто в этой книге.
    Кстати, маме книга очень понравилась, а я от неё не в восторге, но OK, можно было почитать.

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