06.2017 | monthly review

Education:
Annual (birthday related) bout of soul-searching and ceiling staring.

Music:

Films:
В кино:
Wonder Woman (8/10) – идеалист на войне, take №..
Война в данном случай – первая мировая, идеалист – дочь Зевса Амазонка.

Interlude №1
Whenever possible – choose WWI as your backdrop:
– first you’ll get to crash your heroes dreams of brave new world of science, technology, progress and freedom.
– then you mow them into the ground with unheard of weapons, products of their precious “progress”.
– you may even grant them some kind of a happy ending, out of generosity of your heart, for all their troubles…
your audience though knows – 20 years later, just in time for their children, experience will be repeated.
ALL NEW! Improved!

Дома:
Bend it like Beсkham (8/10) – Indian girl wants to play football, delightful film.
10 things I hate about you (7/10) – Shakespeare in an american school – entertaining enough.
Duplicity (8/10) – Another Clive Owen film. Corporate espionage, love story, non-linear storytelling, some genuine witty dialogue and suspense.

TV-Shows:
None

Books:
Now, that was unusual.

I ever read three personal blogs in their entirety:
– author of the first one was a great match in terms of personality and hidden intensity of reactions, though our situations, interests, tastes and life aspirations were wildly different;
a curious read along the lines of “what if?”, though quickly our courses diverged too far away.
– author of the second one I shared a lot of interests with, as well as compatible sense of humour and life outlook, our differences offered an opportunity of seeing new tangents for familiar problems;
eventually, we met in real life and I still consider her my friend.
– third time is a charm, right?

Travelogues drew me, New Madrid notes got me hooked, account of birthday vacation spent on a remote Norway island crossed by Arctic circle forced me to go back to the very start.
I had to escape my own head for awhile and by chance found a perfect host.

Watching past unfold is at times heartbreaking.

Interlude №2
I should write more often. For the last 5 years my exploits were well documented in photos, yet, every time, I fail at writing up anything. At times I was busy, sometimes content was too personal or I saw no need – but now I do see some worth in it, having experienced it for myself.
Maybe, 10 years from now, someone too will be able to live vicariously through my words, or, at least, cherry-pick a few experiences for their bucket-list.
Allow me to share some bullet-points:

– travel alone (10/10, nothing compares)
– 365days project of any kind (8/10, diversely-rewarding experience)
one-of-a-kind cultural events (7/10, repeat often)
– frequent change of residence (?/10, very arbitrary; moving, packing & curating your possessions are essential skills though)
– being broke (5/10, invaluable for developing financial discipline)
– being stuck at home with a sprained ankle (4/10, enforces preparedness for medical emergencies/hazards) – establishing it as a bi-annual tradition is an overkill, frankly.
– heartbreak (3/10, educational, can be substituted with literature if empathy levels are good)
– holding vigil over your dying father (2/10, won’t recommend, but someone has to do it)
being late to see your grandmother alive (0/10, skip it)

Dolls:
Milim Луна в качестве подарка на ДР, Питер Паркер от Tonner от того же продавца за компанию.

Еще несколько покупок приедут в июле.

Культурные мероприятия:

Exhibition of Vasily VereshchaginAmazing evening

08.06.2017 – Выставка к 175-летию со дня рождения В.В.Верещагина
Truly exceptional.

23.06.2017 – Концерт в Малом зале Филармонии “Время арфы”
Александр Болдачёв (арфа), Семен Гуревич (скрипка), Вероника Кожухарова (саксофон)
I heard things you wouldn’t believe: boy played harp, forced audience of die-hard classical fans (median age ~65 years old) to go nuts over his own electronic (heavy on samples!) music.
Other highlights of the evening were solo performance of Stravinsky’ Petrushka ballet suite, Imperial March from Star Wars and Piazzolla’ Libertango.

Настроение:
To live happily, one has to live in hiding.

Home | Months #15-18 (14.02.2017-14.06.2017)

Отчет о проделанной с февраля работе.

Сделано:
– Куплен книжный шкаф
– Заменена дверца на узком белом шкафу Билли в гостиной на вариант с цельным стеклом
– Куплены дверцы для низкого шкафа, в котором сейчас устроено временное хранилище ремонтных материалов и инструментов.

– Я определилась с будущим декором спальни и ближайшими проектами по ее обустройству.
Начали с малого – несколько подушек из Zara Home.

New throw pillows for my bed, florals from #ZaraHome, #kuzzzmahomesweethome

– Куплен второй табурет-лестница, для использования в спальне\кухне (мне надоело таскать туда-сюда имеющийся раз в неделю, чтобы полить цветы)
– Табурет выкрашен в ярко-желтый цвет (в какой же еще?)

#теперьбанановый - IKEA step stool proved to be extremely useful in my household, so I got a second one for kitchen/bedroom duty. First one was painted black, this one is bright #yellow. Small project completed over the weekend for #kuzzzmahomesweethome

– Для организации временного хранения вещей которые нужны “раз в полгода” купила кучу одинаковых коробок для размещения на “кукло-шкафу”, после окончания ремонта в отдаленной перспективе часть коробок переедет в другие места хранения (кладовка, холл).

– Счастливо завершился мой многолетний квест “Найди достаточно умиротворенного Будду в дом”

Cozy and serene home, vignette. #kuzzzmahomesweethome, work in progress

Разобрано:
– Разобрала гарантийки, инструкции и диски с драйверами и софтом.
– Рассортировала имеющиеся ремонтные материалы.
– Выставила всех кукол в шкафу (кое-как), перебрала на предмет продажи излишков пару категорий моей коллекции

Про кота:
У питомца все хорошо, он активно участвует во всех домашних событиях:

Roger, cat in residence, approves.Roger, #cat in residence, is always ready to lend a paw. #kuzzzmahomesweethome, work in progress.

В марте мы с ним стали жертвами несчастного случая – пока кототварь спала у меня на коленях, соседям понадобилось сделать дырку в стене. От шума кот кОтОпультировался.
Я, как стартовая площадка, понесла урон в виде фееричных царапин на груди и руках.

В марте мы с sora_ruri совершили взаимовыгодный обмен – неиспользуемая когтеточка Роджера была выменяна на неиспользуемую Дионисом лежанку, ко всеобщей радости.
“Гнездо” активно в ходу: