Jan. 28th, 2012

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Today's a very important day in my city: 68 years ago the Siege of Leningrad was lifted. I went to the Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery where over half a million of civilians and soldiers who died during the siege are buried - it's customary to bring flowers to their graves on September 8 (the day the Siege began in 1941), January 27, and May 9 (Victory Day in Russia). Some of my relatives are buried there, too.

After that, I went to Yabloko's office and filled out an application for the position of a member of an election committee. I've no idea if any good will come out of this, but it certainly beats sitting still and doing nothing, and I'm way too annoyed at the authorities for treating us honest citizens of the country like... hamsters.

And after that, I went to my friend Olga's place, and we drank a bottle of white wine and watched yesterday's episode of The Finder. I must admit that I enjoyed the previous two episodes more, but the characters are still very nice and interesting.

And now I have to translate five pages (deadline: tomorrow!). Ouch. Maybe I should start with making myself another Starbucks mug of hot black coffee.
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There is a translation agency I've been working for since October (let's call it M for future reference).

For the first three months, they only sent me translations once in a while. Since the beginning of January, they adopted a new habit: now they normally send me translations on Friday evening and ask me to do them by Monday.

This week, they sent me a 5-page translation (the one I mentioned in my previous post, actually) on Thursday, and I thought, Oh, maybe this week my Friday evening will be mail-free!

And guess what? They've just sent me two new translations to do by Monday!

Argh.

But then, I really, really need a new wardrobe for my historical dresses :)

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Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
There's no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me...

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