Saturday, December 07, 2002
I am moving slowly this morning, but that's OK, because I don't have to work today! I asked Liz yesterday how many Saturdays in a row I had worked, and she couldn't remember either but thought it was at least three. I think it may even be four or five. But this weekend we didn't have to work. I'm usually OK with working Saturdays, because I really need the money, but I've just been exhausted.
So anyway, I'm moving slowly this morning because I stayed up 'til 1AM. I took my friend Krasi home from work last night and she invited me in to her (and Boko's) new apartment for some homemade chicken soup. I gotta tell you, this girl (she's 24) can cook! (She's as good in her way as you are, Liz!) So we're sitting at the table eating some of the best chicken soup I've ever had, and she tells me that she's invited some of her Bulgarian and "Russian" friends over. (I say "Russian" as kind of an inside joke--they are from Ukraine and other countries, not Russia, but because they speak Russian, she calls them that for the sake of her American friends.) I told her if she's having her friends over I should go on home, but she said, "no, stay." So I stayed. I met so many nice folks I can't remember all their names. Natalya (sp?) is a very sweet girl and very personable--I was happy to meet her. Natasha is very beautiful and has almost no accent. I can't remember their boyfriends' (husbands'?) names, but they were very nice, also. Natalya's boyfriend is from Turkey. He's into snowboarding and was going on eBay to find snowboarding boots. (I didn't know you needed special boots for snowboarding!) Ah, yes, and then there was Boris (Krasi pronounces it "Boda", but I'm pretty sure he said Boris). He's quite a character. All of these people are in their 20's (Boris may be close to 30). Anyway, he won my affection when he guessed my age at "about 30" (very diplomatic, eh?), and has a great personality and sense of humor. He's also a little bit of a flirt, which is OK because he's basically harmless. We all sat and drank a little wine and watched "Men In Black II" on Krasi and Boko's new DVD player. After the movie was over, I asked Krasi what time it was, and she said, "about midnight." I was amazed. I wasn't even tired! But I knew it was time to go. I hadn't even been home from work yet!
I have these big plans of organizing my entire life today (that would be the perfectionist in me, making a "to-do" list for one day that would take a week to accomplish). Frankly, if I get my laundry caught up, I'll feel like I've done good. So I suppose I should get to it. First, though, breakfast!
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