Bikes and Russian
I got a bike today! :-) A friend of mine here has taken to fixing up bikes as a hobby, and since it doesn't cost him anything to do it, he's giving them away after they've been fixed. Mine needs some brake work, but it should be ready to go in a couple of hours. Unfortunately, I'll only be able to use it for about three weeks, but then I can give it to someone else who needs a bike over the summer. I'm excited! Rochester is very bikable, there's a lot of trails and walkways in the area. Biking to the bank takes about half the time it does to walk there, and makes things out of walking distance accessible. Yay bike!
This weekend looks to be very very very busy. I have a swing dance lesson tomorrow, work/research/water polo on Friday, and Saturday is just gonna be nuts. Spring Fest is this weekend, which basically means a 4 day festival of concerts, games, charity events, free food (to continue with my theme), cheap food and prizes! I'm playing in a water ballon toss on Saturday, going to two concerts, and then hopefully collapsing exhausted in my bed.
In less exciting news, I was wandering the inter-tubes in search of Russian translations of Disney movies when I discovered that Disney does not license their movies to Russia! Jerks. Despite my wish to relive my childhood in another language, I've been forced to look for other ways to improve my vocabulary. I did find several children's classics in Russian though. I think I'm going to attempt reading Roal Dahl's Matilda and see what happens. Wish me luck!