07 July 2008

Best Going-Away Present Ever

From Lydia Arkadievna, the institute's Latin teacher (they make the law students take Latin).

A scarf. Actually from the 1980 Olympics. !!!! I can hardly believe she was willing to part with it. Needless to say, I love it. Late Soviet kitsch is a guilty pleasure of mine.

Oh, my colleagues are so nice to me! I will miss them.

(She also gave me a little calendar with Orthodox icons on it. It has all the fast days marked... I haven't counted, but at first glance it looks like the Orthodox devout spend more time fasting than not fasting. In fact, they're supposed to be fasting right now. Happy St. Peter Fast, everyone. June 23 to July 11.)

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