A day in Philadelphia

This weekend I went to an opera with a friend.  Just walked around the city, meeting up with friends, enjoying life.  Great day, but a bit chilly.  Well, I figured I’d bring a camera with.  But I cannot go on shooting without an assignment, can I?  Well, let’s make one up then, shall we?  Today’s […]

Pullups

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We’re all a little bit chubby. Well, if we are at all healthy that is. I’ve been trying to monitor my weight for a while now, five-six years at this point. I’ll start adding some articles here, which I think could be useful to either explain something to you, teach you, or change your mind […]

KSP in Houston, TX, 2012

KSP in Houston, TX, 2012

So, a few great friends invited me for a Russian camping/singing/… event over in Texas.  Right at the same time US Airways was bombarding me with emails about all the points I’ve accumulated so I just decided to take a flight.  With all the fees only cost me $30 [well, plus all the points]. Aside […]

London, U.K., 2012

London, U.K., 2012

Last on my U.K. travel list was London.  I’ve been to Heathrow many times but never set foot in this wonderful city.  Yes, I’ve heard of shitty food, ugly people with bad attitude, and crappy weather; but I wanted to see this for myself.  Well, London did not disappoint me — everything as-described. Slightly crooked […]

Liverpool, U.K., 2012

Liverpool, U.K., 2012

From the first moment, the rainy Liverpool looked interesting to me.  Definitely the type of place that carries stories upon stories within its walls. Why is there all this junkfood on the driver seat?  Oh, … yeah… this is the passenger seat.  Still. Houses and the local paint choice. Flowers, again, are all over U.K. […]

York, U.K., 2012

York, U.K., 2012

Continuing with my travel observations from United Kingdom, I now stop in York for a few days.  Jumping ahead, let me tell you, York is the absolute best town in U.K. that I have visited — York has everything from small and cozy restaurants, to fashionable tourist traps, to history, to interesting people; not to […]

Edinburgh, U.K., 2012

Edinburgh, U.K., 2012

Edinburgh is, apparently, part of Scotland.  On this trip I realized the meaning of the word “united” in “United Kingdom” — they are really separate countries and cultures that decided to join under one Queen.  Otherwise, the cultures are completely different from each other as are the languages.  Can’t understand Scottish accent for the life […]

Rhode Island, 2012

Rhode Island, 2012

So, every two years we travel to the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and since few years back to the Gordon Keenan Research Seminar (GRS) attached to this conference.  This time around the conference was at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.  Well, what can I say?  Excellent conference, exciting presentations, good connections, etc. Since Rhode Island […]

France, 2012

France, 2012

I was in France last week [in case you were trying to unsuccessfully reach me] for the 4th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-4).  Excellent event and very well-put-together by my colleagues in Orleans; but this post is not about that.  I did have very little free time which I attempted to spend walking around […]