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Another Post from Russia

May 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments

This weekend is pretty boring. It’s our only Saturday that doesn’t have like an excursion planned.

I played soccer with some Russians for like 45 minutes on a tiny field like fenced in with fake grass. It was weird but kind of fun. I’m kind of bored though, but at least it’s nice to have this time to myself, and not worry about having to be ready at a certain time for something.

A group of people from our program went to see Indiana Jones and asked whoever wants to come can, but I didn’t want to. First of all it’s like 300 rubles, and also it’s dubbed in Russian. So I don’t feel like spending that much just to listen to stuff I don’t understand.

Tomorrow is Sunday, and another day with nothing planned, so I’ll see if anyone else wants to take a walk or anything. I brought two books (one mine, and “The Audacity of Hope”) and I thought that would be fine but I finished my first one on Thursday so I’m kind of bored, but I might go read Obama’s on the beach.

My hotel is about 100 meters from the beach, but it’s not as good as it sounds. It’s disgusting. Like there is trash ALL over the beach. Like people don’t care too much about littering. And there is stuff from when they were demolishing buildings they just put the rubble on the beach because I guess it was cheaper than taking care of it. So there are like big pieces of concrete there. And tires and pieces of cars and stuff. But it’s still kind of pretty if you just don’t look down, because the sun is all pretty when it “sets” even though it doesn’t get dark, the sun goes below the horizon though. And we’re here on the Gulf so it’s nice.

Otherwise things are going well. Good to hear updates from you guys! Hope you’re having a nice, uneventful time.

Tags: Family Updates

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Heather // May 31, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    What an amazing life changing trip! Derek–I hope things will go smoothly when all of your planned excursions take place. I love that you report the truth and don’t try to sugar coat anything. It is good to hear that you are trying to find the positives among the negatives! Enjoy!

  • 2 Dianna // May 31, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    We want to hear about your excursions, Derek!

  • 3 Don // May 31, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    It’s like, it sounds like, he’s like, having a good time. Like cool.

  • 4 Mom // Jun 2, 2008 at 10:20 am

    You should have lots of time to write long, detailed Blogs while you are “bored”. All of your relatives back in the US are anxious to hear all about it. Even though you may not be able to post often, you could have it all ready to go when you get home. That would make us all “happy”, and I’m “bored” , checking your blog, only to find “Are you happy now?” as the latest entry. C’mon, get the old brain working.

  • 5 Gma L. // Jun 2, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Sorry. That last post was from “Gma”, not your “Mom”.