Writing round-up, 2016: Six non-horrible things that happened this year

I’m not really sure what to say about the year 2016. “At least we didn’t all die in a nuclear blast” is one good thing I could mention, I guess. On a personal level, it was a year of disappointments and setbacks, fears and frustrations, but also the year in which I sat in aContinue reading “Writing round-up, 2016: Six non-horrible things that happened this year”

Sixteen people to not hang out with in 2016

Happy New Year! I’ve been accused of being “too negative” around the blogosphere lately. “Cheer up, Natalia,” a bunch of you are saying. “Stop using indelicate words and hating on people quite as much.” I’m sure most of you have a point. But since none of you will read me if I’m going to goContinue reading “Sixteen people to not hang out with in 2016”

Vintage Soviet New Year cards

Scanned and provided to the general public by the lovely Marya Koshkina here and here. There were no official celebrations of Christmas in the USSR, of course. All of that energy was shifted to celebrating the New Year. This has to be one of my favourites: Because I was born in 1984, I was ableContinue reading “Vintage Soviet New Year cards”

Looking back at 2007: What have I achieved? Um…

Well, according to my resolutions…  Never drink aga… Nah. Yes, this one was a joke. I make funny. Ha ha. Yes. Take full responsibility for personal finances, which include, but are not limited to, an enormous student debt, excessive food expenditures, and current lack of freelance jobs. No more waiting to be rescued by people whoContinue reading “Looking back at 2007: What have I achieved? Um…”