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December 7th, 2003


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09:35 pm - Blending...
In classic daemonv fashion, I remembered to bring my winter coat to Vermont... but not onto the plane. Ironically, that ski jacket was one purchased at Whistler a couple of years ago when I forgot to bring a winter coat on that trip. Anyway. The point is that I've been in Ukraine -- and soon to Moscow -- in December, with nothing more than a fleece and a fleece hat. And the snow.

We took this as a bit of an adventure, my dad wanted to get me a fur coat. Because I'm not all that cold, but I make my parents feel cold looking at me. And because they have really nice jackets around here for what we suspected to be reasonable prices.

Moreover, we were looking for a reputed fur/animal market. Because we're also looking for good fur hats for folks such as ourselves. After much exploring, and getting lots of help from innocents randomly recruited, we made it to a market. And I did walk away with a lovely faux-fur (we presume) coat that is snug warm, will give the texture folks enjoyment, and looks pretty cool (and very non-US). Once I abandon the purple fleece hat and keep my mouth shut, I begin to blend in.

Which is only semi-desirable. As an American, I've received many nice Looks from some of the beautiful women. They all dress so well. And the slavic features... eyes... anyway.

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From:skamille
Date:December 7th, 2003 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Which is only semi-desirable. As an American, I've received many nice Looks from some of the beautiful women. They all dress so well. And the slavic features... eyes... anyway.


Doesn't it sketch you out a bit to be getting looks only because you're an American?
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From:daemonv
Date:December 9th, 2003 07:13 am (UTC)
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Absolutely.

See this.

Although the logic is that we are American and therefore rich; and frankly, with the conversion rates and all (average salary is apparently about $300/mo)... we are. But what makes it amusing for me is that it is so blatantly superficial.
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From:leko
Date:December 7th, 2003 12:53 pm (UTC)
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You got a fur coat? What is this, 1974?
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From:skamille
Date:December 7th, 2003 01:09 pm (UTC)
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*faux* fur. He wants to be one of Pink's bodyguards when he gets back to the states.
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From:daemonv
Date:December 9th, 2003 07:08 am (UTC)
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Exactly.
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From:pietro
Date:December 7th, 2003 09:06 pm (UTC)
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I know what you mean about Russian women. I can think of three that I've fallen for in the last year, all named Olga.

This is partially a side-effect of my elementary school, in which we seemed to learn more about the Soviet Union than about the US.
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From:reticello
Date:December 8th, 2003 10:33 pm (UTC)

Nice to see you got out okay :-)

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Nice to see you are still traveling and remembering the important stuff (camera and laptop) while not caring for the trivial (warm jacket etc). Nice to hear you got out of logan before that 30" of snow we got. tell your parents I say 'hello'

-dave
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From:daemonv
Date:December 9th, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)

Re: Nice to see you got out okay :-)

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Exactly. And I was perfectly fine in just the fleece; but I made my parents cold. In contrast to me, my sister remembered everything, but most of her stuff was selected for looks not function, so she's got lovely fleece-lined gloves... from the gap, with stylish open holes that mean they are functionally useless.

On the way out, my dad got on a bus Saturday about an hour before the first snowdump. And then we flew out the evening in between evenings when all international flights were canceled.

Got to go.

(Posting from a nightclub in Kyiv)

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