Teacher’s Day

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First day back at school after my vacation. The two teachers told me that I didn’t have to teach today. Only one of them informed me it was because of the holiday. I’ll assume the other wanted me to rest after vacation. Works for me. One of those teachers asked if I got married on […]

September 30, 2011

Back in the former U.S.S.R.

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Of course I leave Ukraine for two weeks and come back to no hot water for a day and being woken up early in the morning to the noisy remodeling of my neighbor’s apartment. Ukraine, it’s good to be back. For viewing pleasure: The Beatles – Back in the U.S.S.R.

September 29, 2011

Kindle Fire


Maybe Amazon read my post, The high-end Kindle, maybe they didn’t. However, the news has been confirmed by Amazon that they are going to start selling a few new Kindles. I wish I had a reason to replace my Kindle 3 because these new ones look like a treat. The Kindle comes in 3.5 new […]

September 29, 2011

HIMYM: The Best Man & The Naked Truth


While I may have missed the live debut of the first two episodes of season 7 of How I Met Your Mother because I was at the Cubs game last night, I have since had a chance to sit down and watch them. I can honestly say that I’m glad to have the show back […]

September 20, 2011

When The Office should have ended


I’ve been watching The Office¬†since the first season. I think I came home from a soccer game and turned it on to watch the first ever televised Dundies. I’ve stuck with it through thick and thin, even when seasons didn’t live up to par. It’s easy to agree that I’m a fan of the show. […]

September 12, 2011

Second Ukrainian apartment video tour

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I finally managed to clean my apartment and take a video tour of it all in the same weekend. For those of you who have been waiting for this, I’m sorry it took me seven months to get it accomplished. For those of you who watched my first tour, fear not because the new tour […]

September 11, 2011

Describe America

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I’m helping teach Country Studies again this year and I hope to have a little more direction with the lesson plans. However, for my first class I didn’t want to dive into the material right away (partially because I was asked to teach ten minutes before class started and had no time to prepare). Instead, […]

September 9, 2011

Captain America


I recently watched Captain America¬†to bring myself up to speed in the world of superheroes and the path to The Avengers. If you’re not aware of who Captain America is, you should be. He’s the reason we won WWII. I’m not making this up, in the Marvel Universe Captain America swayed the tides of war […]

September 8, 2011