Tuesday, January 22, 2013


What happens when you have an interview in Russian and English, but only take time to learn economic lingo in Russian? Well, something like what happened to me today. When you start to speak English, you suddenly realize you have noooo idea how to say this or that in English and you sound like a moron. I sounded like a moron. But on the bright side, my Russian is excellent and that is even six years out of university and no chance of speaking the language with ANYBODY (really, people, one would think that as a part of Soviet block, you would speak Russian, but nooo... so much for the warm relations between the nations).
And thus, with a heavy heart, I have to say that I will not get the job. (I think, I have no feedback, yet). But anyway, I realized that I LOVE not having an employer. I love working, but also I love taking the day off for any different reasons from having a choir practice or being hangover or just lazy. So right now I am going to invest all my energy into my new business and I am going to sell the shit out of these dresses!

Hailey Logan by Adrianna Papell. Aren't they gorgeous?

Monday, January 21, 2013

The worst of days and the best of days

Today I got these puppies in the mail - the final gifts of this (last) year's Christmas. It's nice to stretch the Xmas season :) Two of them are my man's and one of them is mine. Aaaand of course it's the lemons one. 
And boy oh boy is life giving me lemons lately. Unfortunately, I'm not always able to see the funny side of it.
Today, I managed to be nice to - no one! As far as improving my own character goes, this day could be considered a huge step back. I was grumpy, grouchy and generally mean. And I know I have a large number of reasons to be grumpy, but does it really make it better?  And then I just feel even more miserable for being mean to people who don't deserve it.
But we'll see how tomorrow goes, maybe something will change. I have a big job interview tomorrow. It will actually be my FIRST real job interview. (The perks of being self-employed). The reason I was called on this thing by a headhunter is that they are looking for somebody with fluent English, fluent Russian and financial background. And obviously there isn't a lot of us. (Mind you, but my fluent Russian is more of a rusty Russian). So these last few weeks I tried to juggle my accounting firm, my e-shop with clothes AND I tried to dust my Russian in the evenings. No wonder I am exhausted and cranky. 
Well, wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


There are some mornings when you wake up to this: (Of course I WOKE up to this, because yet again I managed to oversleep and instead of waking up at 6 a.m. when I planned to and it's still dark, I woke up at 7:18. But still, better than yesterday, 8:27!!! I have a serious problem...)

And all of a sudden even this piece of socialistic realism starts to look pretty.

What's with the fog. This autumn and winter it's foggy like 19th century London. Weird.

I enjoyed this Winter Wonderland till I came to this:

Maaaan, every morning? When it's not ice, it's snow. I wonder when this wonderland stops.
Yeah, as you can see, I am not a big fan of snow in this concrete jungle. Give me snow in the mountains, give me ski-slopes and frozen lakes, I'll LOVE it. But spare me the snow here. For goodness sake, it took me 20 minutes just to park here!

The only way how to cure this is listen to Sigur Ros on the way to work. I wonder how people in Iceland deal with all the snow....