Tag Archives: friends

Candle making

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Well, … let me telly ya… there is nothing more manly than making scented candles.  My only excuse to keep my manhood somehow is that I wanted to make a few presents for some friends so I did it :). The process is very simple.  Buy some candle wax: Melt it. Keep melting it, slowly. […]

Chicago for a house party

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So, I am trying something new here. I’ll post all the photos in a gallery, following the format of many of the online newspapers I see. Typically, I like to write a complete story, image by image. However, looks like I’m mostly captioning the pics so I can throw them in one big gallery and […]

Friends with benefits

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I just wanted to re-stress the importance of having a bunch of friends.  I think it’s like the most super-duper thing you can possibly have—friends.  Yeah, I’m bragging, why not?  Since I decided to agree to most everything offered to me I went to see a soccer match.  Well, Inter Milan kicked ass and we […]

South Street Headhouse festival

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There is a wonderful annual (?) event in Philly: South Street Headhouse festival. South Street lights up with drunk people and their drunker partners, friends, and buddies. Love it! Basically, for me, the event is centered around the Brauhaus pub on 8th and South and goes from there on to the rest of the pubs. […]

New Hope

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Cursed little town for me…  Every time I go here something bad happens.  This time, on the way back, ran into a pothole which damaged my baby’s right-front-strut and cost me about 6-7 hours at two mechanic shops and, finally, about $600.  Well, it’s just an accident, right?  But what about the last time I […]

New Year’s Eve, 6-days long

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New Year’s Eve…  Something about this holiday that keeps me coming back for more…  Oh, yeah, it’s every year!  Plus, being a Russian, at heart, I tend to celebrate mostly this holiday over the other, more typical ones.  The country I grew up in—USSR—there were many Communist holidays and a handful of the ones that […]

Want to see my garden?

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My friend was nice-enough to take me on a tour of his “garden”. Just 10 kilometers outside of the city, just a few miles out of the way of the noisy traffic, crazy pedestrians, and overall insanity of a major city we find ourselves in a little haven of farmlands. I am instantly reminded of […]

Wisconsin, 2013

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So I took a day to visit my good friends in Wisconsin.  One of my first publications is with Alexey and we keep reasonably close contact for the last 10+ years.  He just doesn’t seem to change and neither does his wife; their daughter, however, is no longer 12… she’s 21.  WOW!  That was a […]

Chicago, 2013

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So, I went to Chicago.  I had some work to do there but I had a chance to walk around downtown and skate a bit as well.  I think Chicago is one of the best cities in US, given all the rest of the variables.  Sorry I had too little time to cover the city […]