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December 4, 2008 | 12:00pm
Mood: this boy wasn't quite so pristine
Music: The Pipettes - Dirty Mind

I'm sick of the wind. And ice. And snow. Fucking sick of 'em. They fuck with my hair and make me slip and practically break my back. Well, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Screw Siberia, I'm moving to the fucking equator.

But yeah, so Tuesday I had a Russian oral final on Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears (Москва слезам не верит) which went... rather poorly, actually. I was prepared for the question I received, but I stumbled over how to phrase my answers and I forgot some really, ridiculously easy vocabulary. Like, искать. Ugh. I've known that word since my first semester of Russian.

Yesterday I had my Public Speaking final. The professor told us the exact questions and how to answer them about five times over the last few weeks, so I was, needless to say, undaunted. Plus, my grade in the class is a high A, so I totally don't have to worry.

When I got home from class yesterday afternoon (trudging through snow and ice, of course), neither the heat nor the stove were working. I was rather concerned, considering how I've been having trouble with the gas company - long story, but in the end I'm right and they owe money - but I soon discovered that the gas was out in a good portion of Kirksville. Apparently a six inch high-pressure gas line was cut just south of town. It was cold as fuck. I slept with four blankets until the gas company came pounding on my door at 1am to relight the pilot light. At least I have heat now.

Three classes left this week! And only two finals next week! So close to break...

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: December 5, 2008 03:49pm (UTC)
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I have the same problem! I like to take advantage of my nice warm blankets... even when I have heat, I still turn it down pretty low at night just so I can be comfortable under the covers. Plus, like you, when I'm in Chicago I'll open my window in the middle of winter while I sleep. ahh warmth. I wish I were in bed right now. :'( haha

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: December 5, 2008 03:46pm (UTC)
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I don't know which I dislike more - ice or wind. I don't have a car, so I walk everywhere, and both are pretty nightmarish.

Yeah, I know all of this super-advanced grammar in French and Russian, and yet I can't remember some of the really dumb, easy vocab. Ugh. So frustrating!

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Amanda

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from: amandas2006
date: December 5, 2008 11:41am (UTC)
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sorry your Russian oral didn't go as well as you hoped. I always find myself forgetting simple words, too. I've got a Russian conversation partner and I'll be talking and forgetting words like 'to give' and have to ask her what the Russian word is.

BUT! The semester is almost over for you!! yay!!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: December 5, 2008 03:43pm (UTC)
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thanks... yeah, I'm kind of annoyed whenever I forget really easy words (haven't forgotten zhit' yet, fortunately... or byt', haha).

it is! so close! :D

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.sara.

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from: andendquote
date: December 7, 2008 04:55am (UTC)
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move there.
good coffee in abundance.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: December 7, 2008 05:13am (UTC)
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I'm tempted. Pity I don't drink coffee...

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