Friday, December 31, 2010

Oh, Google


Well done.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

From rainy California to wherever you are, I hope you are having an awesome end of December. I still have a week of my break left and I already got to play some ultimate in the mud AND reconnect with my friend.

This is the whole mud ultimate crew. Before picture.
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It rained quite a bit here in Southern California this past week. James and I were noting how much fun it would be to go out and play some and then Monique invited me to this game. Ahhhh! It was the most awesome. You could not change direction, accelerate or slow down without eating it. Our team lost pretty bad. But we were playing against the team who had Gabe, Melissa, and James. Those three are BEASTS.

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James guarding me. NO BREAKS!

I had to leave after an hour and a half, so I'm not in the after pictures but this should give you an idea of how the game progressed.
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Another game on the 29th! Yaaaaay! Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Break!

Oh, yes. This is A, she captioned this "mmm bigfoot like hashbrowns".

You know, it has been a week since I finished finals. I have done nothing but cook and wallow in self-pity because I'm not going to Russia. Well, guess what. I am going to man up, go on an overnight drunk* and then do the following:

1) learn to use vi like a real man (none of the "lll"-to-go-to-the-end-of-a-word and other such bullshit)
2) finish my iPhone app
3) try to do a Dropbox puzzle (you should try too!)
4) learn to make sounds with my mouth (from this book)
5) finish my resume and get the awesomest job in the world
5) complete all the jigsaw puzzles in the universe

Well, mainly the first two. If at all possible, I would like to do all that while giving Tillie a walk like so. (She is the sweetest dog in the world.)
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I know mouthsounds shouldn't be my priority, but man do I want to learn how to whistle to this song.


* This is a reference to Life Aquatic. overnight drunk (for me) = cheesecake drowned in sweetened condensed milk. I don't drink, you know.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Babulya is 69 (Happy December!)

My grandmother's name is Lidia. She is probably the best grandma anyone could ask for. She lives less than a kilometer away from my parent's apartment. We often walked over there, and on weekends V-rock and I would often stay overnight at her and grandpa's apartment. She would roast sunflower seeds and cook something awesome, and we would chill and play with the cat. (Cats lived and died, but they all had the same name - Moosya. It's quite peculiar.)

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Here is V-rock, I (being weird) and grandma (being awesome). She came to the U.S. to visit us a few years ago.

Let me give you another example of grandma being the best grandma in the universe. To this day she takes vacations (usually in September) to go to the Black Sea. (Black Sea? I'm not sure. It may be Sea of Azov.) Nowadays she goes with a girlfriend, rents an apartment for a couple of weeks and swims every day she is there. When I was born, in 1990, she took my brother (who was 2 at the time) with her on a vacation. How many grandmas would take a 2-year-old child on their only vacation of the year? She is a saint.

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Gah. I look like an idiot. But grandma...grandma is a fox - has always been and always will be.

I love babulya and miss her every day. Seeing parents complain about grandmothers "momming" their kids makes me appreciate how much I lucked out with parents and grandparents. Happy 69th, grandma! I can't wait until the day you move here.