La La La

Posted in Travel on June 4th, 2006 by Дмитрий

A quick visit to LA, which is what happens when you take a dense, diverse city and shoot it up with auto-industry steroids. There’s nowhere else like it. It’s a nice diversion, but damn it would get annoying to be here long, or to have any sort of time constraints on your visit…


I’m really tired of being on the road. Of being away from my new house. I’m pondering on the fact that I’m about to move into my new house in Winston after having ‘lived’ in Charlotte for only a year… And that fact that I really only spent about 150 days in Charlotte during that year.


One week from today we move into our house. I’m looking forward to soaking up every minute I can there.

Moving Day is Close at Hand

Posted in Home on June 9th, 2006 by Дмитрий

I land in Charlotte tomorrow night. Sunday morning we move into our house in Winston-Salem. It’s going to be a long weekend.


Anyone feel like being used for cheap labor? I’ll feed you and house you overnight and give you a ride home, even.

Entertaining Guests

Posted in Family, Home on June 17th, 2006 by Дмитрий

So yesterday we had a family housewarming get-together with all the in-laws from Greensboro. Now we know what it’s like to have about 30 people in the house all at once, and how well the A/C deals with that many bodies whilst also protecting us from the 95-degree heat outside.


Conclusion: the basement “game room” and screened porch is the place to hold gatherings in the future. The house is really big, but no upstairs rooms are singularly large enough to hold such a huge family as that which I’ve joined into. Especially considering that this wasn’t even the whole family - Xmas at hubby’s parents’ place last year had about 35 people, and some were even missing from there.


Still, I like our house. I also like presents. I hate people (esp in quantity), but I’ll tolerate them for an afternoon when they bring gifts and Ooo and Ahh about my house.

Ready for Launch

Posted in Americana on June 30th, 2006 by Дмитрий

NASA is looking for a few good men. To kill.


I wish I could start my own business which specialized in committing homicide (expensively, with taxpayer money)…