1) What's the furthest place you've traveled to in the last 12 months?
75km or 45 miles. Sister and I went to a skiing base just outside of the city.
2) What's the most interesting small town within driving distance?
Bolsherechye. It is rated as village not a town, but is has a zoo and historical reconstruction museum. And I never been there as an adult.
3) What's the coolest tourist attraction in your city?
Not much of that here. We have great symphonic orchestra and there is some work done on prettifying the city, but there is just nothing really cool.
4) What was your favorite road trip you took as a kid?
Summer trips to Shalkar lake in Kazakhstan.
5) How often do you feel like you've got to get away?
Not all that often. Usually an evening walk on riverside or weekend walk in a park on my own is enough for me to decompress.
I got an hour of overtime and a cloudy head today. The reason - our office building was struck by lightening during short thunderstorm some 40 minutes ago. It knocked out power briefly, damaged office net, almost killed my monitor. It took IT 40 minutes to get everything back working. And nearly deafened my colleague - he was closer to window and blinded me for a few seconds. Flash was amazingly bright - I even remember a moment where blinding brightness got replaced with total black! and then it took a few minutes until all spots were gone from my vision.
This is the third time in my life that a building I am in is struck by lightening. Once our apartment building when I was a child, once in summer camp - in the middle of the night, we all were terrified!, and now. Here is to hoping that there will be another 10-20 years before it happens next time.
I wonder, how often it happens to other people?
Been to an NFL game? - No
Been to Canada? - No
Visited Florida? - No
Visited Mexico? - No
Visited Vegas? - No
Eaten alone at a restaurant? - Yes, quite a few times
Ability to read music? - No, I am not musically inclined at all
Rode a motorcycle? - No. It is something I would have liked to try, as a passenger.
Ridden a horse? - Yes, but it was a very very calm one, I only had to stay on it's back, it knew the route by heart.
Stayed in a hospital? - possibly as a child, but not as far as I remember.
Donated blood? - No.
Been snow skiing? - Yes. Liked it well enough at school, then came to dislike it. I am thinking of trying again, but that had been just an idea for past five years.
Been to Disney World or Disney Land? - No
Slept outside? - Just yesterday.
Driven a stick shift? - I learned to drive one, but I never drove on my own.
Ridden in an 18 wheeler? - No
Driven a boat? - If you mean oars or sail - yes, if you mean motorboat then no.
Eaten Escargot? - No
Been on a cruise? - I wish, they are too expensive.
Run out of gas? - No, as I don't drive
Been on TV? - No
Eaten Sushi? - yes, love it.
Work PC needed only a reboot - it got a big batch of Windows updates and choked on them. But dealing with phone provider is not urgent, so i put it off until next week. Sister finally got work-table delivered yesterday and today she is on dacha with parents. I am on that time of month and so I am staying at home, catsitting as parents have no intention to come back until tomorrow.
So my plans for today are laundry and ironing, preparing lunch for tomorrow and then off to parents to bother cat and scan photos. And treat cat with anti-mite drops so that parents can take her with them next time. Poor Irisa is so bored, she didn't even try to kill vet this time.
After working until midnight yesterday, my work computer decided to cut my today's work short. i don't know it it overheated or caught a big Windows update, but it went offline an hour before end of workday and isn't getting up.
Ok, I did need a few free hours today, going to fight my phone provider that I am leaving, why suddenly they say that my ID data doesn't match the one I provided by company I am changing to. I want to keep my number, so it is a big issue.
And my parents just called me. They are off to dacha until Thursday. Since Irisa doesn't have her shots yet, I am cat-sitting. Meaning, I will sleep at parents' flat and then go back to my own for work.
At least I won't be able to pull crazy overtime now. And if I'll remember to pack mother's laptop, I can scan more photos!