Nina and I visited Red Square yesterday, spring has been officially approved there, the ice skating rink is gone and lilac trees bloom around St Basil's. We had Pierrier, fancy chicken salad and espresso at GUM.
We walked up out of the metro behind this woman in the yellow shoes. She was walking fast and then paused, leaned into this guard and without missing a beat, he lit her cigarette before she hurried on. It was a beautiful little Moscow mini-drama with excellent costumes and choreography, it made me swoon.
Hey! You're in this month's Aeroflot flight magazine! The blogs they quoted this month -- in translation -- and showed image-captured blog headers of are yours, mine, Expatress at thebeetgoes on, and Kate (fromrussiawithlove) in St.P! They quoted your experience at the banya when you didn't have an elf hat and then smelled like coffee.
Karl and Stefan. These guys play together so well. They go to different schools, but today both schools have the day off for Victory Day.
To do today: more minutes on iPhone so I can twitter. Pizza production. Figure out plan to watch Victory Day parade, 100 tanks and heavy gear, 1000 piece marching orchestra, military fly over amid fireworks. Nothing says peace like ballistic missiles.