It’s been a weird week, and I’ve been on the cusp of a bad mood for several days. So, I will avoid complaining and instead show you some nice pictures, interspliced with interesting links for your viewing pleasure.
make this: carrot muffins. They’re beyond delicious and disappeared suspiciously quickly.
read this: a very interesting article about an Orthodox Russian family who ran away from the soviets and lived in the middle of nowhere for 40 years. (My apologies if you’ve already seen it; it’s been making the rounds.)
listen to this: a Russian tongue twister. I like how, after she reads it full speed once, she says “ok, let’s slow down” and it’s still almost impossible to follow.
lol @: I’m not sure how true this is, but Putin’s bid to increase the birthrate in Russia. Brilliant. Also further confirms that a lot of Russia is functioning 10-20 years in the past, particularly when it comes to pop culture.