Unrelated-- on the sidebar I've added my Twitter address (@suzdal92). I joined Twitter in February 2011 and until last month I didn't tell anyone I was on there. I just used Twitter as a way to follow funny and interesting people. In fact, I was pretty ambivalent about the whole Twitter following system. Complete strangers would occasionally follow me and I was always like, "Uh, I don't know this person. I'm not going to follow them back." Eventually that person would unfollow me. It was OK, since I was just on Twitter for the pure entertainment value of reading other peoples' tweets. When I started this blog, the main piece of advice I kept reading was, "Link your posts to your Twitter account!" Ugh. Self-promotion. That's not something that comes easily to me. There's a reason I don't work in Marketing-- I don't have that kind of extroverted personality. Anyway, I've started interacting on Twitter with some nice people whom I've met through this blog. I actually enjoy it. Feel free to follow me on Twitter if you want and I'll follow you back. Typing that sentence just made me feel like a nerdy schoolkid: "If you like me I'll like you back!" Who am I kidding? I am a nerdy schoolkid-- housed in the body of an adult woman.
Lastly, I received these photos from my Russian Mom today. I wasn't sure if I should post them here, since they aren't humorous, per se. I do think that they are lovely and share-worthy though. My Russian Mom took the pics outside of Moscow at a friend's dacha (summer house). There's something sad about these photos that I can't put my finger on. I think it's the stuffed animals; for some reason I feel sorry for them.