Friday, December 21, 2007


The fourth saw movie just came out here. I imagine that it came out in the states too. I don't really know as I don't pay attention. I was sitting with a group of students in the Cafeteria of the Teaching College yesterday, just chatting because some of them enjoy practicing their English. (good for them, Bad for me) And the subject of movies came up and the movie Saw came up and I was like "yeah, I've only seen the first one, and it scared me to death, but was really really good."

Then someone told me about a joke. I asked the word for "saw" in Russian. It turns out that said word is пила. Пила not only is the word for "saw" but also happens to be the feminie past tense of "To drink" i.e. She drank.

So the joke is that "Oh yeah, that's the movie about that drunk girl"

Personally, I thought it was pretty funny and I thought you all would appreciate it.

Our winter break starts next week. We didn't have school today. We have school tomorrow and then monday through Wednesday. After that it's two weeks of freedom! whoo hoo! Although I will admit that I've come to enjoy school if nothing else it gives me something to do everyday, and now that I'm making more of an effort to participate, and I have people I talk to, it's gotten a whole ton better. Yet at the same time, I don't mind vacation one little bit and so I'm looking forward to the two weeks of holiday.

I had to ask my parents last night when I chatted with them online, which day was christmas on. I just don't pay attention to it here. Seeing as it's on Tuesday, I wish you all a merry christmas and happy new year and all of that sort of thing. I hope it's a good one.

well, I think that's about all I've got for now, just another small piece of what my life is like here.

You know what's interesting? Even three and a half months in, I still occasionally wake up, or lay in bed and think "oh my goodness, I'm in Russia. That's kind of cool." And at the same time, it's also kind of a freaky feeling. Russia has been my goal for a couple of years, and to actually be here, living my dream, well that's just a cool feeling.

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